January 2017

Ministry Update – January, 2017


Dear friends in Christ,

One of the phrases that have been in my mind the last few months is “He is Able”.  When I began looking into this, I discovered that there were a few more of these verses than the couple that I was acquainted with in the NT.  God is able to do more than we ask or think (Eph. 3:20), a good thing to keep in mind as we live the life of faith. He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him (2 Tim. 1:12); that is important to keep in mind when we struggle with doubts and fears. He is able to help us when we are tempted (Heb. 2:17-18); good to keep in mind when we are beset with temptation.  He is also able to make all grace abound toward us (2 Cor. 8:9), important to keep in mind when we are strapped for funds but desire to be a blessing to the Lord’s people in practical ways. He is also bale to deliver us from trials like He did with Daniel’s three friends (Dan. 3) and able to humble those who walk in pride as He did with King Nebuchadnezzar who from a while was struck with insanity after proudly strutting around his kingdom in sinful pride. When it comes right down to it, there is nothing that the Lord is not able to do! Let’s keep that in mind as we walk with Him.


Speaking Ministry

It was a whirlwind tour from September to December with a number of conferences throughout that time. In September, it was a Labor Day family weekend at Camp Li-Lo-Li in NY state. It was great to be back there again to minister the Word. We also ministered at Keswick’s Families for Christ Weekend, designed for couples who have been impacted by chemical addiction and who are recovering through the ministry of Keswick. We also had our own conference at Harvey Cedars (Bible Conference on the Bay). We finished the month by flying to Houston, Texas, for a conference there – the first time for me in the Lone Star State.  In October, we were involved conferences in Portland Maine, South Branch, NJ and a Father and Son weekend in Camp Iroquoina in NY State.  November was the busiest time with conferences in Wilmington, DE; Slidell, LA, Berkley Heights, NJ and a Young at Heart Conference at America’s Keswick. It was a busy time but the Lord certainly gave strength to help in time of need!  I would appreciate prayer for the next three months as we have conferences in NY and Canada while still speaking on the weekends in the NJ, PA area.


Bible Study Ministry

The Whiting Bible study continues to grow. We are working our way through the Book of Acts. The most recent meeting today was the largest that we ever had in the 17 years we have been doing this study and are looking for another place to hold the study. In January, we start up our

Luncheon ministry


Cornerstone Magazine

A major milestone was the launching of a new magazine, called Cornerstone Magazine. I serve on a committee of five people and it is going out in faith with the prayer that the Lord will use it to His glory. It was a lot of work to get off the ground and costly, but as I said before we know the Lord is able to do more than we ask or think!

Yours in Christ,

Mark and Cindy Kolchin – Phil. 1:6

2017 Special Events

The purpose of these activities is to strengthen believers in the Lord, encourage fellowship among the Lord’s people and to provide an opportunity to invite unsaved friends and relatives to come under the sound of the Gospel. Call or write if you would like more details for the events listed below.


Bible Study

Whiting Area Bible Study – 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Crestwood Manor (Whiting)

Midweek Fellowship Luncheons

Meets on designated Wednesday afternoons, 12 noon – 2:30 PM.

  • 18th 2017; $12.50 – America’s Keswick, (Whiting, NJ) – Gerard De Matteo (Rutherford, NJ)
  • March 15th 2017; $17.50 – The Shrimp Box, (Pt Pleasant, NJ) – Jerry Risden (Belmar, NJ)
  • May 17th 2017; $17.50 – The Crab Trap (Somers Point, NJ)- Bob Dadd (President, CMML)
  • Sept. 13th, 2017; $17.50 – Smithville Inn, (Smithville, NJ) – Paul Young (Wales, UK)
  • Nov. 15th, 2017; $17.50 – Tuckahoe Inn, (Tuckahoe, NJ) – Phil Parsons (Belmar, NJ)

Lancaster County Weekend in the Word

“End-time Technology and Political Developments in Light of Bible Prophecy”

Speaker: Rob Sullivan (Yonkers, PA)  Date: May 5-7, 2017  Cost: $235 pp. Location: The Bird-in-Hand Family Inn (Bird-in-hand, PA). Meetings held in conjunction with the Monterey Chapel (Leola, PA). Ample time on Saturday afternoon to see many sites of interest including Sight and Sound and the scale model of the Tabernacle on RT 30. Weekend includes a Saturday night dinner at a local area restaurant.


Trips and Tours


“Jonah” – Friday, June 2nd at the Sight and Sound – 3:00 PM program. Cost $110 pp, children ages 13-18, $49. 3-12, $39. Leaves Bethany Bible Chapel at 8:45, making pick ups at Keswick Pines in Whiting at 9:15 AM and Mastori’s Diner at 10:15. Lunch at Shady Maple. Returns to Bethany by approximately 9:00 PM.


“Creation Museum and Ark Encounter” – Dates: Oct. 25th – 28th, 2017.  Deluxe motor coach departs from Lancaster, Pa and stops at the Flight 93 Memorial Center (Shanksville, PA) before going on to Answers in Genesis Creation Museum in KY. Following day at the life size replica of Noah’s Ark. Return trip includes city tour and river ride in Pittsburgh, PA. Contact us for pricing. Tour arranged by Bob Neff Tours (Lancaster, PA)


Bible Conference On the Bay

End the summer on a spiritual high note with this annual favorite. Dates: Sept. 11th – Sept. 15th, 2016 at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference (www.stepsoffaith.org). Speaker: Paul Young (Wales). Cost: $399. Great ministry and fellowship on picturesque Barnegat Bay, a great way to finish the summer. Other activities will be planned to make this an uplifting week at the Jersey Shore including an Estate & Financial Planning Seminar with Ed Anthony (Tennessee). Conference also includes a luncheon at the Smithville Inn, Smithville, NJ – Wed.  9/13 from 12 to 3 PM. Cost $22 pp.


“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.      Eph. 3:20-21

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