LESLIE and ALBA

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August 15, 2017

Dear Praying Partners:

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers.  Please forgive the tardiness of this letter, it was due in July! 

We praise the Lord that we were able to get our vehicle and the things we shipped out of customs and not one thing was stolen or damaged this time.  We appreciate the special offerings that have come in as of August 3rd to help with the customs expenses and we thank the following:

Ray Avenue Baptist Church, Salina, Kansas    $1,100.00

Bible Baptist Church, El Dorado, Arkansas           $500.00

Harvest Baptist Church, Goodyear, Arizona       $1,000.00

Faith Baptist Church, Artesia, New Mexico        $1,000.00

Calvary Baptist Church, Hartselle, Alabama         $500.00

Coastal Light Baptist Church, Charleston,            $750.00

Open Door Baptist Church, Grand Prairie, TX      $500.00

Bible Baptist Church, Yuma, Arizona                     $500.00

Any other offerings that come in will go towards paying the vehicle loan off.  The payoff as of August 15th is $11,372.44.  The monthly payment is $457.00.

Thank you for your prayers for my Mother, Mrs. Lena Priday, through her knee surgery and heart failures (twice).  She still needs to have the other knee replacement done at later.  She is much better and is advancing very well in her therapy.  We praise the Lord for His Hand over her.

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his Sunday the 20th of August is our 29th wedding anniversary.  It is hard to believe how fast time has gone!  We praise the Lord for His blessings, watch care over us and our family, and the privilege to serve Him.  

We ask you to pray for the upcoming Prophecy Conference and Men’s Conference the first week of October with Bro. and Mrs. Phillip Sawilowsky.  Several churches will be attending.  We pray that these special events will strengthen and encourage the people.

Yours with Hope for Honduras,

Leslie & Alba Priday





May 2017.pdf

May 3, 2017

Dear Colaborers:

Greetings from Honduras!   We are excited to be back HOME where God has called us to serve Him.  We returned Wednesday, April 5th.  We appreciate your prayers as we travelled on furlough and our flight back here.  Now we are working on getting the car and some things we brought back, including thousands of tracts, out of customs.  Please pray with us that this will go smoothly and we won’t have to pay high taxes.  

We praise the Lord for His protection and blessings while we were in the States.  We traveled about 40,000 miles.  We were in churches in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Washington State, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, South Carolina, Georgia, Pensacola, Florida, Alabama, and Arkansas.  We visited 59 churches for 126 services, 2 Bible Colleges for two classes and 4 chapel services, 2 IBFI Fellowship meetings, and 1 Christian school.  We drove to every one of the churches where we went.   We were in several new churches trying to raise new support and we praise the Lord for those who began supporting us.  We also praise the Lord for our supporting churches that increased our support.  That is a great encouragement to us also.  We were not able to visit all our churches, but they will be a high priority for us to visit on our next furlough.  We thank them especially for their continued prayers and financial support.

The mission church here had a special service to welcome us home and a surprise supper for us at a local restaurant.  That was a great blessing.   They recognized the preachers that preached on Sundays with gifts.  As soon as we arrived, we started finishing the preparations for Youth Camp.  It started six days after we arrived.  Halbert had organized a support team to handle the music and afternoon activities.  Three of them were cabin leaders as well.  They were all a great help.  We are proud of Halbert and this group.  There was a special spirit in this Camp.  My Dad, Missionary Rev. Harold Priday and a Honduran Pastor taught the morning classes on MARANATHA, THINGS TO COME.  Honduran Preachers preached two nights and we had a Christian film one night.   The last night I was privileged to preach.  I felt a great burden as I prepared.  The Lord blessed and I had liberty to preach and the Holy Spirit moved.  PRAISE THE LORD, we had six saved during Camp and several dedicated or rededicated their lives to the Lord.   We praise the Lord for the churches and individuals who prayed and helped finance the campers.  May God bless you!

Easter Sunday, we had a special 3 church sunrise service and I was asked to preach.  In our evening service, we celebrated the Lord’s Supper and then each of the youth from our church gave their testimony about Camp.  I am enjoying preaching in Spanish again and am have a discipleship class weekly with two men.  We are reorganizing the visitation program.  Six went out last Saturday.         

Thank you again for your prayers and support and may God bless each of you.  It is our privilege to be your missionaries to Honduras. 

Yours with Hope for Honduras,

Leslie & Alba Priday






Mar 2017.pdf

March 1, 2017

Dear Pastor and Church:

 We praise the Lord for His blessings and protection as we have travel on this furlough.  In February, we were in churches in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.  We praise the Lord for those we have seen come to the altar to make different decisions and for the churches who are seeing their mission commitments increase.  Some time ago, one of Halbert’s and Edgar’s former teachers from Honduras contacted us and told us that she and her husband were visiting a church and saw our picture on the wall.  It was one of our supporting churches in Roswell, New Mexico.  When we arrived, the pastor told us that she had recently decided to be baptized and would I like to baptize her!  The church voted and authorized me to baptize Rocio and it was my privilege to do so.   My Dad also baptized two in the mission church in Honduras.   We have been privileged to win two to Christ on visitation in New Mexico and Texas. 

 Below are reports on two projects running simultaneously.   We do not usually do this, but this time it worked out like this.  Please pray about both projects. 

Back in September, we shared with you our project to take a vehicle back to Honduras and to pay it off by March 1st so we could request the clear title.  We praise the Lord for the churches and individuals who have helped.  Our home church, Victory Baptist Church of Weatherford, Texas sent $2,000.00 to pay for the repairs and towing expenses.  We are praying for 60 offerings of 460.00 to cover everything.  The following have sent offerings for the vehicle account:

Cornerstone Bap Ch, Dayton, OH

$500.00

Hope Bap Ch, Romulus, MI

$460.00

Vandalia Bap Ch, Vandalia,  OH

$1,000.00

1st Mexican Fundamental Bap Ch,

$650.00

San Antonio, TX

 

Pensacola Bap Temple, Pensacola, FL

$500.00

Regency Bap Ch, Arlington, TX

$2,000.00

Trinity Bap Ch, Big Spring, TX

$500.00

Mrs. Martha Johnson, Weatherford, TX

$1,000.00

Saguaro Hills Bap Ch, Mesa, AZ

$3,400.00

 

Please pray for our upcoming Youth Camp.  It will be during Easter week, or as they call it in Latin America, Holy Week.   We ask you to pray for that the Lord will provide the funds to pay one half of each camper’s cost.  That is $58.00.  If you can help, please send your offering to the IBFI office, made out to the IBFI, and designated to Honduras Youth Camp.  You will be making an eternal investment in that teens life.  In past camps, we have had teens saved and others dedicate their lives to the Lord.   Please pray for each teen and those who will be working, teaching, and preaching.   We praise the Lord for the offerings we have received so far:

Countryside Bap Ch, Mansfield, TX

$1,000.00

Carl Johnson, Ft Worth, TX

$116.00

Deborah Franklin, Palestine, TX

$120.00

Heritage Baptist Ch, Haslet, TX

$232.00

Victory Baptist Ch, Weatherford, TX

$604.00

We are excited to be returning to Honduras APRIL 5!  Thank you again for partnering with us to take the Hope of the Gospel of Christ to Honduras with your prayers and support.  Check out our web page, www.lesliepriday.com.   May God bless you greatly. 

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

Leslie & Alba Priday

 

 

 


JAN 2017.pdf

January 25, 2017

Dear Friends: 

 Thank you so for your prayers as we travel reporting to our supporting churches and visiting new ones.  Since our last letter, we have been in churches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. 

Thank you for praying for our furlough as we push forward to the goals we have set for this time.  We are nearing the end our our furlough.  We plan to return the first week of April, Lord willing.  Above all we pray that the Lord will use us for His honor and glory and that we will be a blessing in each church we visit. We pray that the Lord would call more missionaries to Honduras.  Also, we are happy to get to see our family and friends again.   We need to raise more support so as we report to our supporting churches we also pray that each one would increase our monthly support. If you are able to do that we would appreciate it very much. We count it a privilege to be your missionaries to Honduras.     As we visit new churches, we pray that they would begin supporting us.  We praise the Lord for those who have already increased our support and the churches that have started to support us financially.  We ask every church we visit to back us with your prayers.  Your prayers for us and the ministry are immensely important. 

Please pray for our upcoming Youth Camp.  It will be during Easter week, or as they call it in Latin America, Holy Week.   We ask you to pray for that the Lord will provide the funds to pay one half of each camper’s cost.  That is $58.00.  If you can help, please send your offering to the IBFI office, made out to the IBFI, and designated to Honduras Youth Camp.  You will be making an eternal investment in that teens life.  In past camps, we have had teens saved and others dedicate their lives to the Lord.   Please pray for each teen and those who will be working, teaching, and preaching. 

We praise the Lord for the funds that have come in for the vehicle to take back to Honduras and use on furlough.  It is a Nissan Rogue.  The bank that loaned us the money and has in the past explained that laws have changed and now when we take it out of the country it becomes an unsecured loan and the interest rate will increase.  Please pray with us that the Lord will provide the funds to pay it off and to pay the shipping and to pay the Honduran import taxes by March.  We are asking sixty churches to make one payment of $460.00 between now and February.  If the Lord leads you to make a payment, please send it to the IBFI Mission Office and designate it as car payment.

If you are not receiving our emails, please let us know at  our lesliepriday@gmail.com.  We are trying to change to email only newsletters.  If you prefer us to mail you a paper copy, please let us know.  You may call by telephone to 817-341-9158.  Thank you again for partnering with us to take the Hope of the Gospel of Christ to Honduras with your prayers and support.   May God bless you greatly.

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

Leslie & Alba Priday








NOV2016.pdf

November, 2016  

Dear Pastor and Church:  

We appreciate your prayers as we travel reporting to our supporting churches and visiting new ones.  The Lord has kept us safe as we have been in Texas, Indiana, Georgia, North and South Carolina since our last letter.  

We have several goals for our furlough time.  Above all we pray that the Lord will use us for His honor and glory and that we will be a blessing in each church we visit. We pray that the Lord would call more missionaries to Honduras.  Also, we are happy to get to see our family and friends again.   We need to raise more support so as we report to our supporting churches we also pray that each one would increase our monthly support. If you are able to do that we would appreciate it very much. We count it a privilege to be your missionaries to Honduras.     As we visit new churches, we pray that they would begin supporting us.  We praise the Lord for those who have already increased our support and the churches that have started to support us financially.  We ask every church we visit to back us with your prayers.  Your prayers for us and the ministry are immensely important. 

Reports from Honduras are good.  Alba’s Father recently celebrated his 90th birthday!  We praise the Lord for his health.  The first week of October my Dad taught our annual Men’s Conference with men from three churches.  It is very important to reach and train men in the churches.  Also, our son Halbert organized a seminar for those wanting to be counselors at our upcoming Youth Camp.   We praise the Lord that Countryside Baptist Church of Mansfield, Texas has sent $1,000.00 for Youth Camp.

We praise the Lord that so far $1460.00 has come in for the vehicle to take back to Honduras and use on furlough.  It is a Nissan Rogue.  The bank that loaned us the money and has in the past explained that laws have changed and now when we take it out of the country it becomes an unsecured loan and the interest rate will increase.  Please pray with us that the Lord will provide the funds to pay it off and to pay the shipping and to pay the Honduran import taxes by March.  We are asking sixty churches to make one payment of $460.00 between now and February.  If the Lord leads you to make a payment, please send it to the IBFI Mission Office and designate it as car payment.

  We are looking forward to seeing all of you as we travel.  If you are not receiving our emails, please let us know at lesliepriday@gmail.com.  We are trying to change to email only newsletters.  If you prefer us to mail you a paper copy, please let us know.  You may call by telephone to 817-341-9158.  Thank you again for partnering with us to take the Hope of the Gospel of Christ to Honduras.  We wish each of you a blessed Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our dear Savior.    We are spending Thanksgiving with friends in Charleston, South Carolina and Christmas with our family in Oregon.      May God bless you greatly.


Yours with Hope For Honduras, 

Leslie & Alba Priday




Sept2016.pdf

September, 2016

Dear Friends:

Greetings from Ohio!  We appreciate your prayers as we travel reporting to our supporting churches and visiting new ones.  The Lord has kept us safe as we have been in churches in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Ohio.  In October we will be in churches in Ohio, Michigan, and Texas.  

Recently I was privileged to preach in the Norris Bible Baptist Seminary (http://www.norrisseminary.org) where I graduated in 1985.  It was exciting to think of the thousands of souls those students will reach in their ministries if the Lord tarries is coming and that we can have a tiny part in that.   

We have several goals for our furlough time.  Above all we pray that the Lord will use us for His honor and glory and that we will be a blessing in each church we visit. We pray that the Lord would call more missionaries to Honduras.  Also, we are happy to get to see our family and friends again.   We need to raise more support so as we report to our supporting churches we also pray that each one would increase our monthly support. If you are able to do that we would appreciate it very much. We count it a privilege to be your missionaries to Honduras.     As we visit new churches, we pray that they would begin supporting us.  We praise the Lord for those who have already increased our support and the churches that have started to support us financially.  We ask every church we visit to back us with your prayers.  Your prayers for us and the ministry are immensely important. 

We want to thank Vandalia Baptist Temple and Eaton Baptist Temple both of Ohio for their offerings for a video projector for the mission work in Honduras.  We still need $250.00 more.  We praise the Lord we have found a vehicle to take back to Honduras and we will use it on furlough.  It is a Nissan Rogue.  The bank that loaned us the money and has in the past explained that laws have changed and now when we take it out of the country it becomes an unsecured loan and the interest rate will increase.  Please pray with us that the Lord will provide the funds to pay it off and to pay the shipping and to pay the Honduran import taxes by March.  We are asking sixty churches to make one payment of $460.00 between now and February.  If the Lord leads you to make a payment, please send it to the IBFI Mission Office and designate it as car payment.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you as we travel.  If you are not receiving our emails, please let us know at lesliepriday@gmail.com.  We are trying to change to email only newsletters.  If you prefer us to mail you a paper copy, please let us know.  You may call by telephone to 817-341-9158.  Thank you again for partnering with us to take the Hope of the Gospel of Christ to Honduras.    May God bless you greatly.

Yours with Hope For Honduras,


Leslie & Alba Priday





July, 2016

Dear Colaborers,

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support.  It has been our privilege to be your missionaries for 31 years.  We have been in several churches in Texas, New Mexico, and now we are in Oregon visiting churches and our family.   My grandmother is almost ninety-four years old so we are excited to see her. 

The middle of August we will be back in Texas and will be in churches in Texas and Oklahoma for the month of September.  We praise the Lord for the good reception we have had in the churches we have visited. 

Please pray for the work as we are away.  Different pastors and my Father are preaching each week and my Father is checking on them and helping them.  Bro. Nery, one of the men in the church is receiving classes from my Dad and is teaching the adult Sunday School class and leads the services.  Our son Halbert is the music director and youth Sunday School teacher and leader.  Reports are that the work is doing well.  We praise the Lord for the people’s willingness to serve Him and their desire to see the work grow. 

It was great to see many pastor friends at the recent Annual National Fellowship Meeting of the Independent Baptist Fellowship International in May.  It is exciting to see how the Norris Bible Baptist Seminary is progressing (http://www.norrisseminary.org).  We are looking forward to  seeing all of you as we travel.  If you are not receiving our emails, please let us know at lesliepriday@gmail.com.  We are trying to change to email only newsletters.  If you prefer us to mail you a paper copy, please let us know.  You may call by telephone to 817-341-9158.  Thank you again for partnering with us to take the Hope of the Gospel of Christ to Honduras.    May God bless you greatly.

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

Leslie & Alba Priday



April, 2016

 Dear Colaborers,

 Greetings from Texas!  We arrived in Weatherford, Texas April 19th for our furlough.  Our last furlough was 2007-2008.  This time we are traveling without our sons.  Halbert, Edgar, and his wife Alexandra remain in Honduras.  Steve will be living in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  We have already been in several churches. Please pray that we will be able to fill our schedule, raise the needed funds, and that we will be a blessing in each church that we visit. 

 Thank you for your prayers for our recent Youth Camp.  We had classes on how to win souls taught by a Honduran Pastor and myself.  My father, Missionary Harold Priday taught the boys a special class each day and Missionary Miss Shelley Grimm taught the girls.  We had a different preacher each night.  We praise the Lord that we had fifty-seven in attendance.  Two days, we held a mini vacation Bible school in a poor area outside of the city.  Praise the Lord that we saw six saved there.  We also have had several saved after Camp in the mission work.  We also praise the Lord for all who gave special offerings to help the teens pay for their camp costs. 

 Please pray for the work as we are away.  Goodbyes are always difficult.  All the responsibilities were assigned and the work will continue!  Different pastors will be preaching each week and my father will be checking on them and helping them.  We have about six ready to be baptized.  We praise the Lord for the people’s willingness to serve Him and their desire to see the work grow. 

Thank you again for your faithful prayers and financial support.  I will be preaching at the Annual National Fellowship Meeting of the Independent Baptist Fellowship International in May.  Please pray that the Lord will use me to be a  blessing and encouragement there.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you as we travel.  If you are not receiving our emails, please let us know at lesliepriday@gmail.com.    May God bless you greatly.

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

 Leslie & Alba Priday



 postcard 2016-17.pdf 



 Dear Pastor:

Next May, 2016, we will be returning to the U. S. for our furlough.  We are already beginning to work on our schedule. 

It would be an honor for us to be in your church.  Please print the postcard pdf file below and  check your preference 

for us to be in your church.  

Please print and return this self-addressed card to us as soon as possible by mail or send by email.  Our email

is lesliepriday@gmail.com .  I will contact you to confirm or change if necessary.  Please be sure to fill out your 

name, city, and church.  Thank you for your help!  God Bless You,

 

In Christ,

Leslie Priday, Missionary in Honduras

 

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MARCH 15, 2016

We are less than a week from the beginning of our Youth Camp.  We begin next Tuesday the 22nd at 9:00 a.m.  We are excited and the Lord has opened doors and touched hearts already!!

As of today we have already received $1,550.00 of the $2,772.00 we need.  I realize that you receive requests daily from different ministries, and it must be terribly difficult to not be able to help everyone.  We face that here amid so much deep poverty.  To be able to have camp with our youth who come from poor homes, we have to help them with half of their camp costs.  Please pray that the Lord will provide these extra funds.  That comes out to about $55.00 for each camper.  We are praying for a special offering of $2,772.00 for this camp.  Please notify us by phone or email if you are able to participate and please mail it today.  We have to pay our bill next Monday the 28th.  We praise the Lord for the churches and individuals in the U.S. and Honduras who have already given special offerings.



JANUARY, 2016

January, 2016 

Dear Pastor and Church:

Happy New Year!!  We trust that each of you had a wonderful Christmas and that you will have a blessed 2016.  Thank you for your prayers and financial support.  It is our privilege to be your missionaries here in Honduras.    

We had a special Christmas service and dinner in the mission work December 20th.   Alba directed a puppet show and a drama, Halbert led in special music, and I preached. 

On December 26, we had a youth rally with five churches from 4 different areas.  We had games and a service in the morning, lunch, and then more games and another service in the afternoon.   Praise the Lord we had about seventy-five present!  

We began the year with our annual week of prayer, meeting Monday through Saturday for special prayer and a short sermon about prayer.

Please continue to pray for our 2016 YOUTH CAMP,  Easter Week or Holy Week as we say here.  To be able to have camp with our youth who come from poor homes, we have to help them with half of their camp costs.  Please pray that the Lord will provide these extra funds.  That comes out to about $55.00 for each camper.  We are praying for a special offering of $2,750.00 for this camp.  Please notify us by phone or email if you are able to participate.   We will be teaching on Evangelism.  We will also have a separate class for the girls taught by Missionary Shelley Grimm and for the boys taught by Missionary Harold Priday.  Different men will be preaching each night. 

 In April, we will be returning to the U. S. for our furlough.  Our last furlough was 2007-2008.    We are already beginning to work on our schedule.  It would be an honor for us to be in your church.  I am attaching a postcard for you to please complete and print and return to us as soon as possible by mail or by email if you have not done so already.   Our email is lesliepriday@gmail.com .  I will contact you to confirm or change if necessary.  Thank you to those who have already contacted us.    Thank you for your help! 

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

Leslie & Alba Priday





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VBS, 2015






We had three classes from ages 3 to 12. The teachers and workers did a fantastic job and we praise the Lord that thirteen precious children repented of their sins and received Christ as their Savior!

  






We were blessed to have a group from Vandalia Baptist Temple, Vandalia, Ohio with us for eight days in July, 2014.
  Pastor Rick Washburn preached in two of our services and in Sunday School for Pastor Polo in Iglesia Bautista Victoria.  They sang, gave testimonies, and did a puppet show in each church.  Also, they did a presentation in two elementary schools and to two different junior and senior high groups.  They passed out tracts to each group and all over the market area.  They also painted the inside of the building where the church meets.  We praise the Lord for their sacrifice to come and their hard work while here!! 
If you would like to bring a group of any size from your church, please let us know. 
You are welcome here!!
!





This is fruit that abounds to your account!
Philippians 4:17.