UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED.
“Websterville Baptist Church will cancel the “Day Won” Conference scheduled for April 2-3. The ever-lively and fluid conditions swirling around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) dictate prudence at this time. We do not see how to re-schedule. In the meantime, be safe, wash your hands and look for the Lord’s return . . . . we are so close to the end!”
– Pastor Brian Fecher
Alarming statistics reveal that a majority in ministry are suffering Dismayed,
defeated and disillusioned, ministry families are tempted to depart the direction
and duty of God. Dianna and I have been there! Our sphere of ministry and
spiritual war may be different than yours, but our God’s strategies for winning
are the same. Believing God has hand chosen the topic and the challengers, this
gathering is intent on inspiring hope, faith and love especially for those
ministering in New England In God s Kingdom every day can be a day won!
Thursday, April 2
@ 5:00 PM Dinner Served at Websterville Baptist Church
@ 6:30 PM Evening Session
• Mission Presentation: Matthew Furan (Philippines)
• Bible Challenge: Todd Bell
Friday, April 3
@ 8:30 AM Breakfast Lite fare
@ 9:30 AM Morning Session 1: David Schmoll
@ 10:30 AM Morning Session 2: Josh Frost
@ 11:30 AM Morning Session 3: Martin Stevens
@ 12:30 AM Lunch at Websterville
@ 1:30 PM Afternoon Session 1: NEGIBF Business Mtg
Afternoon Session 2: Ladies Meeting
Friday, April 3
@ 5:00 PM Breakfast Lite fare
@ 6:30 PM Evening Session
• Mission Presentation: Ben Potter (Burlington, Vt)
• Bible Challenge: Todd Bell
Todd and Amy Bell have served the Lord in Maine since 1996. As church planters and ministry encouragers, I asked the Bells to the Day Won Conference because of their “I can do” attitude. With valuable insights to overcoming difficulties in New England they will be a blessing! Todd pastors Calvary Baptist Church, Sanford, Maine.
Josh & Beth Frost are not newcomers to heartache. Although troubled on several sides and sometimes perplexed, Josh and Beth have pressed on through ministry and personal challenges in Central Vermont. Their story and perspective on God’s ways will inspire. Josh just assumed the pastorate of Bible Baptist Church, Berlin, Vermont.
David Schmoll is a tremendous blessing to Websterville Baptist Church. Even though blinded from youth, he continued to pursue the will of God. He spent over 40 years in spreading the gospel in Pennsylvania – some in the inner city of Philadelphia. His wife of 55 years went to heaven eight years ago.
Marty and Lisa Stevens are faithful servants. Ministry in Quebec is not easy! Complicate it with false accusations, an oppressive govern- ment, declining health – even the loss of a child. Their story of grace will encourage your heart! Marty pastors Bible Baptist Church in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Matt and Barb Furan have had their share of ups and downs. Most recently being asked to leave the country of Sri Lanka. God has worked through this long arduous journey confirming their direction to the Philippines.
Ben and Jennifer Potter are not new to the difficulties of ministry in New England. They are making plans to start a church in one of the most difficult cities – Burlington, Vermont
Ministry teams and their families often feel isolated during discouraging times. The wife, and mother, is often in the middle. Still struggling with her own pain, she is often tasked with being an arbitrator or intermediator. She feels compelled to put on a strong face for the church while comforting her children yet trying to bear her husband’s burden – all at the same time! An impossible task when doing it alone! We encourage questions and handkerchiefs.
While the men will be attending a boring business meeting, the ladies will be engaging in a “round table” discussion led by Dianna. Amy Bell, Lisa Stevens, Pat Worsham and others have been asked to give at least one solid example of how God helped during a very difficult time. This challenging time may have been personal, or ministry related. This time will be enhanced with refreshments and snacks
- Quality Inn Barre-Montpelier: 173 S. Main Street, Barre, VT, 05641, United States, 888-734-8507 – 5 minutes from Websterville – Average room rate per night $80* – This an “okay” hotel
- Comfort Inn & Suites at Maplewood – Loved by guests – 213 Paine Turnpike N, Berlin, Montpelier, VT, 05602, United States, 888-734-8507 – 15 minutes from Websterville – Average room rate per night $139 – This hotel is recommended. Shopping and other amenities. Just off Interstate I-89
- Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center – 100 State St, Montpelier, VT, 05602, United States, 888-734-8507 – 20 minutes from Websterville – Average room rate per night $169 Very Scenic Montpelier, Vt – Shopping and other amenities – Just off Interstate I-89
- Best Western Plus Waterbury – Stowe – Loved by guests – 45 Blush Hill Rd, Waterbury, VT, 05676, United States, 888-734-8507 – 25 minutes from Websterville – Average room rate per night $119 – Very Scenic Stowe, Vt Just off Interstate I-89
- Millstone Hill Inn – Call 802-578-2525 for availability – 2 minutes from Websterville – Unique stay in this Bed & Breakfast like inn. Call for details
- Ladder One – Call 802-476-2167 for availability – 10 minutes from Websterville – Unique stay in this Bed & Breakfast like inn. Call for details
- Some private and other accommodations available. Call WBC: 802-479-0141 – 10 minutes from Websterville – Private homes and a missionary boarding house may be available upon request
Alarming statistics reveal that a majority of the mighty in ministry are suffering. Dismayed, defeated and disillusioned, ministry families are tempted to depart the direction and duty of God. Dianna and I have been there! Our sphere of ministry and spiritual war may be different than yours, but our God’s strategies for winning are the same. Believing God has hand chosen the topic and the challengers, this gathering is intent on inspiring hope, faith and love – especially for those ministering in New England.
In recent years, I have become increasingly aware of the spiritual warfare the Northeast ministry makers are facing. The number of those being crushed by the devils’ devices in this region is alarming. False accusations, depleting health, anti- Christian sentiments, discouraged and defeated soldiers for Christ, even defiled ministers have deteriorated the efforts and impact in some areas we serve. The purpose of the Day Won Conference is to:
- Remember that we wrestle not against flesh and blood 2). Re-state the practices of victorious living
- Refresh the Lord’s servants
- Restore hope in the ministers of God and their families 5). Rejoice in the God who can do all things
- Encourage a resolve to finish the course God has laid out 7). Glorify (in the truest sense) our righteous God
Websterville has begun a vigilance of prayer and watchfulness for all in attendance. I have created prayer lists with most of your names on that list with specifics (as I know them) on how to pray for you. Many of our church family will “adopt” you during this season. Come with an anticipation that your “blesser” will be blessed. For Christ!