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Cooper & Carolyn Abrams

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Name: Cooper Abrams
Age: 78

Spouse: Carolyn Abrams
Age: 77

Mission Field: United States

Years of Service: 33

Home Church: Calvary Baptist Church
King, North Carolina

Missions Agency:
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Our Missionary for 19 years

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Missionary Update 09/23/2019

O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. (Psalm 31:23-24)

Dear Friends and Supporting Churches,

Thank you for prayers as we settling in Virginia. I have been trying to get a prayer letter out for several weeks.  This a hard letter to get out as I cannot concentrate with all the medicines that I am taking.

My back wound that has not healed since Dec 2018 has a staph infection and is my real problem.  Carolyn has been cleaning and changing every day except 1 time a week we go to wound care in the Suffolk hospital so they make sure all is right.  The VA sent me to this local hospital wound clinic for care.  Aug 19th on Monday we went to the clinic they had it closed and told us to wait in the hall and then they came got us and said they had an infectious disease and had to clean the whole office.  Wednesday 21st I started hurting really bad.  The 24th went to ER they said a muscle pulled.  Monday 26th to wound clinic in a wheel chair, Tuesday 27th I could hardly walk.   Got to the car and my legs gave out and fell on the door and Carolyn was holding the door and my legs gave out and I fell on the door and shut her fingers in the door.  She tried to get me off the door to get her fingers out and pulled her back, her fingers were not broken or bruise. we got to VA ER they ran tests and said it was a blood infection, they kept me thru Thursday night 29th and sent me to Norfolk General as I need a MRI and I have a pace maker since 2011 for slow heart rate.  They turn it off and then restart which VA could not do and they wanted me in an infectious disease hospital, also. For days I could not walk, only to bathroom. They are putting antibiotics every 4 hours in pic line and the last 4 or 5 days I have started getting better. I can walk in hall with a walker.  The VA took me back last week in Hampton in Community Living Center (like rehab) they will mix the antibiotics every 4 hours and they plan to get my legs stronger.  I have lost 25 pounds.  They have not said how long I will be here but Norfolk said 6 to 8 weeks on antibiotics.   Our son was helping Carolyn look for a house but have put it on hold since all this and we have lost 6 or 7 churches support.  The devil has really been having fun.  BUT God is leading and all we can do is follow.  Where else would we go?

I am looking forward to the day that we can help churches and continue our ministry.

In Christ's name,

Cooper & Carolyn Abrams

home Address:  24236 Knoxville, VA 23487  Phone: 435 452-1716   Phone: 435 452-11127  Email:  cpabrams3@gmail.com  - Carolyn: cnabrams@gmail.com   Web Sites:  http://bible-truth.org   Sending Church:  Calvary Baptist Church, 536 South Main Street, King,  NC 27021  - Phone: 336 983-3728   If you do not get our email letters please send us a note by email

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Missionary Update 05/17/2019

Cooper and Carolyn Abrams                                                                                  Missionaries to Utah                                    May-June 2019

 

Dear Friends and Supporting Churches,

We have a lot of good news to report.  First, the incision from my surgery showed no signs of healing for the past four months.  The Lord directed me to a wound clinic in Logan and I scheduled an appointment.   Since beginning the treatments at the clinic and having the vacuum pump that keeps pressure and drainage on the open incision, it is slowly healing. We are definitely blessed of the Lord.

 

Second, after serving in Utah for thirty three years we believe it is within the Lord’s will that we move back to southeast Virginia to be near our son and family in North Carolina.  We have discussed this at length with Pastor Kevin Broyhill, Calvary Baptist in King, NC our sending church.  He supports us in this move, believing it is the Lord’s will.  Carolyn and I have missed being with our families, these past thirty-three years and would like to spend our remaining years close to them. We sincerely believe it is God’s will.  We put our house on the market on Thursday, May 2nd and had a firm offer, at our full asking price on Friday.  The people who made the offer are pre-qualified and have a firm offer on their house and will close on May 23rd.   We will close on our house on June 18th.  We are fortunate that we have our 5th wheel travel trailer to live in until we are relocated in Virginia. Our grandson, Michael manages a mobile home park near Suffolk and has prepared a place for us there.  We hope to leave for Virginia/North Carolina in July.

 

Please understand we will continue to minister as missionaries and in this move we will only be changing the location of our ministry.  The Intermountain West will still be our emphasis and I will be scheduling meetings.  We will be challenging solid pastors and church planters to seek the Lord’s will concerning working in the Mormon dominated West.  There remains a need for missionary church planters in many towns where there is no Gospel witness or Bible believing church. Further, I plan to preach, and offer classes on Mormonism and witnessing the Gospel to others.

 

Another part of the ministry will be helping Dr. Roger Baker, King, NC and other pastors associated with Macedonia World Baptist Missions who are beginning a ministry to help rescue struggling churches in the East and getting them on their feet again. There will be a special Church Rescue Workshop on September 10th, at Ambassador Baptist College, Lattimore, NC. There are many such churches who have needs and are asking for help.  I will make myself available for this ministry as well since I have thirty plus years’ experience in pastoring and church planting.

 

Many pastors are urging me to write a book about our thirty plus years of church planting in Utah which would be an encouragement for other church planters and pastors. It has been amazing how the Lord directed and blessed this work in the past three decades in seeing three sound Bible believing churches established in Utah with their own debt free buildings. Further, it is also uplifting to be able to help numerous other churches by assisting and advising other church planters who are now ministering in this area. We have seen God perform many miracles in his provision for the work here and anticipate seeing the Lord continue to use us.

 

We are both humbled and forever grateful to have so many faithful mission loving Christians  and churches who are praying and supporting us in our work. We pray you will continue to support  us in our ministry the Lord has called us to. It, too, is wonderful, to have so many wonderful memories of the people the Lord allowed us to win and serve. It is joyous to know that some of them are now with the Lord and while they were here to have a Gospel preaching Bible believing church to worship and grow in.

 

Cooper & Carolyn Abrams

Home Address:  694 W 860 S, Tremonton, Utah 84337- Phone: 435 452-1716 Email:  cpabrams3@gmail.com - Carolyn: cnabrams@gmail.com   Web Sites:  http://bible-truth.org   Sending Church:  Calvary Baptist Church, 536 South Main Street, King, NC 27021 - Phone: 336 983-3728   If you do not get our email letters please send us your email address.

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Missionary Update 03/04/2019

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Missionary Update 02/19/2019

Dear Friends and Supporting Churches,

            We are happy to report that Ben Avery, is now the pastor of North Central Baptist Church in Roy, Utah.  He received a 100% vote and the people are really pleased that he is now serving them.  He is a graduate of Calvary Baptist Bible College, King, NC and has pastored in North Carolina. Certainly, this is an answer to the prayers of many. Thank each of you who have faithfully prayed for this church and please continue to pray for Ben, and his wife Rachel, and their son Carson, and daughter Ruby, and North Central Baptist Church.

 

            Not my favorite topic, but health wise I am getting better.  I had fusion surgery on 11-13-18, but on 12-12-18 I had to have a second surgery to because it became infected. The doctors put me on a very strong dual antibiotic due to the infection which caused me to go into renal failure.  However, after four more days in the hospital, they got my kidney function back down to a satisfactory limit.  After two more different antibiotics the infection cleared up and I no longer need the antibiotics. The spinal fusion is healing well and I go back to the surgeon on February 14 for a full check-up. My lung function remains constant now for the past twelve months with no further progression and I only need oxygen occasionally.

 

            This illness has been a blessing from the Lord in slowing me down and giving me the time, I needed to work on my websites and books.  So far, I have finished and published two more books.  One is titled “Biblical Principles of Interpreting God’s Word” and is a thorough guide that teaches the proper and method of biblical interpretation of the Bible.  Two colleges are using it as collateral reading for their Bib-Interpretation courses. The second book is a companion to the Biblical Principles book and is titled “Expository Bible Study Course – Lesson and Sermon Preparation.” These books are written to teach anyone with a desire to know God’s word how to interpret it for themselves and to teach others. They can be purchased from, http://www.theoldpathspublications.com/Pages/BookStore.htm and from Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com.  The three other books I have published are: (1) “A Commentary on the Book of Jude”, (2) “Understanding the Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity (the Godhead)” (3) “Is Calvinism Biblical?” are available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  I am currently working on a commentary on the Olivet Discourse, Matthew 24-25 which should be available in a couple of months.

 

            I have also been working on the internet site of Bible-truth.org.  It continues to be a great medium for reaching the lost around the world and teaching God’s word.  It is uplifting to get email from those who are using the materials in their churches. 

 

            I am looking forward to very soon being able to get back to normal.  It has been a long ordeal, but the Lord has graciously strengthened me and kept me encouraged.  One verse in Psalms has been a blessing. “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.” (Psalm 34:8-9)

 

            God’s richest blessing for each you for praying and in helping us with this ministry.  There will be joy in heaven when we see the Lord and He rewards your faithfulness.

 

In Christ's name,

 

Cooper & Carolyn Abrams

 

Home Address:  694 W 860 S, Tremonton, Utah 84337- Phone: 435 452-1716 Email:  cpabrams3@gmail.com - Carolyn: cnabrams@gmail.com   Web Sites:  http://bible-truth.org   Sending Church:  Calvary Baptist Church, 536 South Main Street, King, NC 27021 - Phone: 336 983-3728   If you do not get our email letters please send us your email address.

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