Friday, May 23, 2014

New Facebook Page

We have recently set up a Facebook page to make it easier for many of you to get our updates.  New blog posts will automatically link to this Facebook page as well, so you won’t miss a thing! 


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 2014 Prayer Letter

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Dear Praying Friends,

We are glad to report that the ball is really rolling now and that we are gaining more praying friends all the time. We now have over a hundred people subscribing to our prayer letter, and we believe that it is the prayers of these brothers and sisters in Christ, which will ultimately get us to the Bronx and then sustain us while we are there.

We met up with Jon Buker in Virginia Beach

The past couple of months have been busy and blessed. Our travels have ranged from Massachusetts to Florida to Wisconsin. The Lord has blessed us, not only with safe travels, but also with wonderful meetings and excellent hospitality. Being on the road every weekend can be kind of tiring and hard, but so far, we are loving it. The churches which we have visited thus far have been uniquely special in personality and harmoniously one in doctrine. We have fellowshipped with believers in ten churches now and been given great liberty, not only to present our burden for the Bronx but have also seen people respond to the preaching of God’s Word.

We do have three prayer requests for you to bring before the Lord as you read this letter. One is for Bible Baptist Church in Pembroke Pines, Florida, whose pastor went to be with the Lord this April, shortly after we presented our ministry there. Another is for a young man who raised his hand during the invitation in one of our services, indicating his need for the Savior and an interest in being dealt with personally. This young man has been prayed for for some time and witnessed to several times by his friends. Finally, we ask that we would have enough financial support by the end of this year to be able to be on the road visiting churches full time.

Taking Christ to “Da Bronx,”
The Hamilton Family
Ben & Andrea,
Elaine, Nolan, Liberty, and Nehemiah


  • Full meeting schedule

  • Safety in travel


Prayer Requests

  • Bible Baptist Church in Florida, as their pastor recently went to be with the Lord
  • Young man who raised his hand for salvation
  • Enough financial support by the end of 2014 to enable us to go on full-time deputation


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Saturday, May 17, 2014

It’s A City Thing: Subway Numbers

We have this design for our prayer cards and display banner:

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Often we asked, “What are all of those numbers and letters?  Do they mean something?”  It’s a fun conversation to have, and we purposely chose this design for our prayer cards so that it could serve as a conversation starter.

No, they are not just random numbers and letters.  And they are not a secret code either!  They are the markings for the trains which run through the Bronx.

The New York City subway system has both color and letter/number markings for each train.  The color represents the track.  Each track may have several trains which run on it, so the letters and numbers distinguish the trains.  One train might be express, and the other makes local stops.

In our current neighborhood in Brooklyn, we have the orange track and the N and R trains run on it.  The R makes local stops, and the N is express.  The two trains also have different beginning and ending points.

There are three subway lines which snake through the Bronx:

  • Green line: 4, 5, and 6 trains.  This is the line closest to our target neighborhood, Kingsbridge.
  • Red line: 1, and 2 trains
  • Orange line: B and D trains

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Map of the Bronx subway system.  White dots are express stops; black dots are local stops.  A line connecting two stops indicates an underground walkway between train stations.