God is opening a door to pass this ministry on to a younger generation. Pastor Joseph Brown of Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, Iowa, gave me wise counsel to step down from leadership because the workload was wearing me down. God has raised up a new leader, Brother David Boyce and his family. He has a vision to evangelize and provide treated drinking water to the needy globally. The ministry will go on seamlessly. I will continue to support Brother Boyce and fulfill God’s calling on my life as a water missionary.
I’m going to enjoy seeing and hearing what God will do through this man!
His water boy,
Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,
What an amazing God we serve, and I feel so blessed to have seen Him work in so many incredible ways in recent weeks! My name is Dave Boyce, and this is my wife Stephanie and our children: Bridget, Cayson, Kolton, and Kyler. In short, I am a Christian businessman, who also serves as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. Really, I'm just a regular guy who has a strong desire to see the world come to Jesus.
My wife and I have had the privilege to know and support John Hays and the work he has done for the past seven years, and now we have the privilege of a lifetime to work hand in hand with him to get the Gospel to so many souls.
Bro. Hays graciously handed over the leadership of this ministry after God made it clear that the weight and work of the ministry should no longer rest on one man. It has not been an easy task handing over the leadership of the ministry he has poured his life into, but he has passed it on in such a selfless way. Through it all, Bro. Hays has earned my utmost respect, and I cannot be more thankful that he has agreed to train and assist me in the ministry as long as the Lord allows. I have incredibly large shoes to fill, but through his humble submission to my leadership, Bro. Hays is enabling me to stand on his shoulders to further the ministry and reach more souls.
I am also grateful to Pastor Joseph Brown of Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, Iowa, for allowing me the opportunity to honor Bro. Hays at his home church in December and also thank the church members for their prayers and support for this ministry.
This year, we believe the Lord will allow us to provide over 4,000 units to ministries and missionaries, helping to start churches and train leaders in soul winning and discipleship. Based on averages of the past, these 4,000 systems will help us see over 200,000 people saved this year, countless healed of waterborne diseases, and 50-100 churches planted.
Thank you for your prayers! God is doing amazing things through the ministry, and we need His power to continue on. Please pray for all those involved, including missionaries, volunteers, governments, Bro. Hays, and my family. Most importantly, please pray for the lost and for more laborers.