Faith Baptist Church

Thank you Faith Baptist Church, Honea Path, for inviting our family to come worship with you in song and Word. Daddy appreciated the opportunity to preach the sermon, and we all loved singing, playing, and participating in your Sunday school. We were so thankful to the Lord for the rain we needed so badly! If you look closely, you can see it in the outdoor photos! 🙂

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We love you, Gloria!
We love you, Gloria!

Lanford Baptist Church

Thank you Lanford Baptist Church, Enoree, for having our family come and do the music Sunday night. You folks were so friendly, and we appreciated the meal afterwards (The homemade ice cream was delicious!) The dinner was unexpected and really hit the spot. Thank you!

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Barker’s Creek Baptist Church

Thank you, Dale Satterfield from Barker’s Creek Baptist Church, for inviting us to perform at your Homecoming on Sunday morning.  We appreciated your kindnesses to us and the meal afterwards. That was the biggest spread we’ve ever seen! God used you in our lives. The sermon given by your former pastor, Dr. Bob Miller, was the best sermon we’ve heard on Luke 15. God’s timing was perfect, as it was just what we needed to hear that morning. It was an encouragement to our family. We included a picture we took of the nursery wall and Jordan Major’s incredible art work.  Daddy enjoyed his conversation with one of your young people and we appreciated the help loading the van.


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Squealin’ on the Square

What a great week-end we had! Laurens’s annual Squealin’ on the Square was so fun! Our family had such a great time checking out the different events and booths and running into familiar faces. Here are some photos with the tractors and Laurens’s police dog:

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Langston Baptist Church

This past week-end was a wonderful whirlwind! Several ROA family members attended a wedding in Seattle, WA, and flew through Saturday night to arrive back in Greenville on Sunday morning. They hit the ground running to make our first engagement at Langston Baptist Church. We appreciated being asked to perform at your Homecoming celebration! Happy 35th Anniversary George & Marlynn! Here are a few photos we took:

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Daddy talking to the former pastor and guest preacher, Roger Smith
Daddy talking to the former pastor and guest preacher, Roger Smith

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Weekend Updates

Thanks Faith Baptist Church for inviting Daddy to preach and ROA to sing and play last night. We also appreciated the delicious meal and fellowship afterwards at the local restaurant. Daddy and Mama hope to go back there for a date sometime! 🙂

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We enjoyed an evening with some of our favorite people!

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Phebe debuted her banjo!
Phebe debuted her banjo!

New Prospect Baptist Church

Thank you New Prospect Baptist Church, Laurens, for inviting our family to your MAC group. Daddy appreciated the opportunity to give the devotional, and we enjoyed playing, singing, and eating with you all again. We are praying for your director’s recovery!

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August Ministry

Great to have brother James home from school for the week-end!  (I know it was hard to go back, and you are right, “There’s no place like home!”  Thanks for keeping up with our ROA website from your dorm.  We love and pray for you!)

Peter playing the organ and piano for different churches on Sunday:

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Weekend Updates

Thank you Faith Baptist Church for inviting us to do some music at your Gospel Sing.  Happy 84th Birthday to your wonderful pastor, Tab Scarborourgh!!  We deeply admire this special man of God and his sweet wife.

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Thank you to Ben Avon Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC for having our family for your Sunday school hour as well as your church service. We felt it an honor to be at the sweet baptism of a young believer of Jesus Christ. Thanks, too, for the meal!

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Ghana Update Party

We had a wonderful weekend celebrating what the Lord is doing in Ghana, West Africa, as well as ministering at nursing homes.

Thanks to all those that came out for the missions party our parents hosted for Peter, Priscilla, and their sweet friend Abby. It was a great turnout, and we felt blessed to be in the company of so many folks who love the Lord and His Word. We counted up 8 pastors in our midst, and we appreciate their support! Also, it was such a joy to have Abby and her family up from Florida, as well as her special grandparents.

Rock of Ages singing before the presentation
Rock of Ages singing before the presentation
Thanks to Luke and Joel for directing traffic!
Thanks to Luke and Joel for directing traffic!

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Peter and Priscilla playing "Come Thou Fount" from their mission trip
Peter and Priscilla playing “Come Thou Fount” from their mission trip

Peter's presentation

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Peter’s rope trick
Priscilla and Abby playing violins
Priscilla and Abby playing violins
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Singing a hymn in Twi, the local dialect, about Jesus being our friend

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Rankin and Taylor families
Rankin and Taylor families
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Rankin and Taylor children

Here are a couple of comments Peter and Priscilla would like to share about Ghana.

Peter:

The zeal that so many of the national pastors and church members share for spreading the gospel stood out to me. Their spirited singing of hymns, attentiveness to the preaching, and sense of urgency for telling others about Jesus Christ inspired me to strive for more zeal in my own life while here in America. I also enjoyed seeing the land where they plan to build a new church. As they took us to the top of a hill, we were able to look out across the growing city in northern Ghana. At the top, they pointed to the rock which will serve as the sanctuary’s foundation. How symbolic, as the church is founded on the Rock of Jesus Christ and is set on a hill!

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” — Matthew 5:14

In the words of the nationals, “God is good–all the time. All the time–God is good!”

Priscilla:

Our missions trip to Ghana this year was amazing! I loved working with the children and teaching children’s church and Bible clubs. They are so precious! It was such a joy to see children and adults accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, even those who were Muslims or Catholics. I loved going on the village visitations and telling people about Jesus. Even though I was sometimes nervous about what to say, God helped me and gave me the words to say. A verse that really ministered to me during this trip was Isaiah 55:11, which says that God’s Word “shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” I was really excited to share Jesus with others, and even if they did not accept Him right then, I was sharing God’s Word, and I knew it would not return void. Many seeds were planted, many people came to Jesus, and I’m excited to see what God continues to do in the wonderful country of Ghana!

Sunday

On Sunday morning we took a trip in the mountains and ministered to our favorite 100-year-old!  After we sang a few hymns, Papa shared the Word of God.  We made it back down to the Greenville Place in time for our evening service there.  It was a great weekend!

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Fairview Baptist

Wow, what a great crowd!  Thank you Fairview Baptist Church, Greer, for inviting our family to perform at your Young at Heart gathering.  We had so much fun!  The food was delicious, and the chocolate cake you gave to us was a big hit on the way home!  You are a special group of people, and we appreciated the opportunity to meet you.  The Lord has blessed you with a beautiful facility, and it was a joy for us to see how your group is using it for Him.  We will keep the young man mentioned and his family in our prayers.  What a blessing for them to have such love and support from you all.

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Rankin Children on the way home with that Chocolate Cake! :)
Rankin Children on the way home with that Chocolate Cake! 🙂

June Updates

Peter and Priscilla returned to Ghana with a missions trip out of Pensacola Christian College…

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Rock of Ages continued to minister to local nursing homes during June…

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Faith Baptist Church

What a great week we had at Faith Baptist Church in Honea Path. Thank you for inviting our family to provide music at your History of the King James Bible Seminar. We could feel the Holy Spirit’s presence, and you made us feel so welcome and at home.

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We loved the photo on display of Billy Sunday giving a sermon! 🙂
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It was fascinating to look through the antique Bibles and song books.

Thrive at Greer

Thank you, Thrive, for inviting our family to perform at your gathering on Sunday afternoon. Daddy enjoyed preaching about Job and animals. My sisters and I really loved the hot chocolate and coffee.