Thank you for visiting our web site to learn more about us.
We are independent, KJV Baptists with a burden for rural churches and church planting.
I pastor a small, country church in rural Maine. Many of you know me already as the manager of web sites such as FundamentalTop500.com, BaptistTop1000.com, BillySunday.org, Baptistology.com, and others. Some of you know me as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hope Haven Gospel Mission, a Baptist rescue mission in Lewiston, Maine.
Since 2001, God has provided our every need through prayer and a lot of work on the Internet and at local jobs, enabling us to continue to minister in this area of Maine. Today we receive about 1/4 of our support through the church here. God fills the gap with occasional gifts as He has laid us on the hearts of brothers and sisters around the world, plus whatever work we can find. God has been very gracious to enable us to continue serving Him by providing for our needs day to day.
In 2005, we became increasingly burdened to plant more churches across rural Maine. There are many area without sound churches and many with no Gospel withness at all. We have begun raising awareness of this need and evaluating locations for church-plants. I believe that we can see rural Maine evangelized in our lifetime.
I believe that God has uniquely prepared our family for this ministry. I grew up in this area, the son of a faithful, old-fashioned Baptist preacher who pastored churches from Missouri to Maine for over 40 years. I have pastored here for nine years myself, working to generate my own family's support. I know the issues and challenges confronting small, country churches. I know the isolation, disappointments, and other special challenges experienced by pastor's in rural areas.
God has, by His grace, trained us for such a time, such a place, and such a ministry as this.
We had a wonderful week of meetings! Fruit from this year's meetings included: a couple surrendering to God's will to start a nursing home ministry; a visiting couple resolving to move to Maine to be a part of the ministry here and to help with the new nursing home ministry as well as music; and a man surrendering to do God's will, whatever it is and whatever the cost.
|What do you see?|
|Our Ministry and Vision for church-planting in Maine|
|A Time to Advance (message preached by Pastor Meldrum)|
|Count It All Joy (message preached by Pastor Meldrum)|
|Supposing That Gain is Godliness (message preached by Pastor Meldrum)|
|Seeking the Old Paths (message preached by Pastor Meldrum)|
We invite you to learn about our mission both here in rural Maine and nationwide.
We need your prayer support. I believe that the more people are praying for us, the more effectively we can serve. We face immense battles every day, and it is only through prayer -- ours and yours -- that we can continue to advance.
To keep in touch with what we're doing, check out our blog
To communicate with us, you can e-mail us or write to:
Pastor Ron Meldrum
2393 New Vineyard Rd.
New Vineyard, ME 04956.
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There are three ways that you can help this work:
1. Pray for us. Please, pray for our family and for this work. Prayer moves the throne of God, and this is where the greatest work will be done -- in the prayer closet!
2. Refer to us. If you know of people that might be interested in working in rural New England, put them in touch with us.
3. Financial Support. There are always financial needs. We've learned to sacrifice and be extremely frugal. There is always a need that can be filled if God moves you to support us in this way. I believe that where God leads, He provides, so I have no doubt that all of the needs of our own family and this ministry will be provided by Him. For nine years He has provided for us through the Church here, through local and Internet projects and jobs I work as He provides opportunity, and through gifts from His people who have a burden for this work -- and I don't doubt for a second that He will continue to do the same as we labor for Him.