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John C. Vaughn Evangelistic Association, Inc.
from the John C. Vaughn 
Evangelistic Association, Inc. 

Hello to everyoneespecially those who have been wondering where we have been. In our last update, sent out in May, we reported that I was struggling with severe laryngitis. I am sorry to report that although I have been able to preach many times since then, I am still struggling with my vocal cords. On the days that I spend several hours telephone counseling, I end up very hoarse. Thank you for your continued prayer about this need.

One of the highlights of the last six months is the progress that Becky and I are making on the planning and organizational structure of a book she is writing. It will essentially be the sequel to our book More Precious Than Gold (MPTG) first published twenty years ago. In September I preached at a men's retreat atPeniel Bible Camp, with Sunday services at Morrow Bible Church, in Centerburg, Ohio. While there I received a set of recordings of Brenda speaking at their ladies' retreat in 1993. One of the recordings was her testimony that was transcribed and used as source material for much of her part of MPTG. We posted it on Sermonaudio and it quickly became one of our top downloads. You can listen to it here.

Peniel Bible Camp
Speaking of SermonAudio, Steven Lee and his team have gone far above and beyond the call of duty in helping to spread our ministry around the world. Earlier this year, we mentioned their hospitality when they included us in theirChristmas celebration last year. Since then, hundreds of my older sermons preached at Faith Baptist Church have been converted from cassette tape to MP3 and uploaded to, for a current total of 1559 sermons. We have seen over 350,000 downloads from all 50 states and in over 60 foreign countries. Amazing! Of course, I would like to disown some of those sermons (or to return some of the better ones to their original owners!), but there they are, for "historical purposes" as they say. 
FBFI Chaplains
FBFI Annual Fellowship
In June, our home church, Faith Baptist, hosted this year's FBFI Annual Fellowship, probably the "best ever" (but aren't they all?!). If you don't subscribe to FrontLine magazine, you should. You may have missed all the pictures and reports about the wonderful meeting. In early July, Becky and I spoke at Grace Baptist in West Columbia, SC, with Dr. Bill Egerdahl. Of course, there was my stroke on July 8 that we reported in some health updates, but my recovery was almost immediate and complete. No lasting effects, praise the Lord. Still on meds through winter, but expecting a good report in February.
FBFI Annual Fellowship

In fact, our Alaska trip in late July was made according to plan and was an incredible ministry opportunity. The Lord provided for frequent flyer tickets for Becky and my two teen-aged granddaughters, Sarah (17) and Becca (13) to accompany me to the Alaska Regional FBFI meeting and Sunday ministry atImmanuel Baptist Church in Palmer, AK. Becky and the girls pitched right in on the ministry. Becky spoke to the ladies, and the girls were an integral part of our ministry of encouragement. In the land of the "midnight sun" we spent a very late evening on a quest to see moose, with great success, seeing three adults and two calves. There was significant squealing inside the borrowed van. We had a couple of days for site-seeing and several of those huge meals for which Alaskan pioneer restaurants are known. Sarah spent three weeks with us this summer, including a huge family reunion in Gatlinburg, TN, in early August.

Becky, Becca, and Sarah Mac in Alaska
Vaughn Family Reunion
(Debbie and family, as well as Silas, were unable to 
attend due to the start of the first week of school in Atlanta.) 
Many hours were spent on writing projects in August and September, including a revision of the By-laws and policies of the International Conference of Evangelical Chaplain Endorsers (ICECE). I was involved with the initial group that established ICECE ten years ago. Endorsers from other agencies including AGCACCC, and others are dear friends involved in the same kind of work that I do for the FBFI Chaplain Endorsing Agency. ICECE holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the Armed Forces Chaplain Board (AFCB) annual meeting in Washington, DC, each January. 
In January 2015 I was to make a presentation at ICECE, but we needed to accept another important ministry assignment on that same date. In June 2009 there was a tragic fire in a day care facility in Hermosillo, Mexico, in which over 47 small children perished. We sent several boxes of the Spanish translation of MPTG to the folks at Instituto Practico Ebenezer (IPE) in Hermosillo who distributed the books to the families of those children. On January 10, Becky and I will depart for ministry at Continental Baptist Church in Tuscon, AZ, then on to Hermosillo, where I will preach and make some video recordings for an IPE Masters level class they want to offer. But, the main reason for this itinerary is for Becky to speak on two evenings to the families who lost their children in that tragic fire. Please pray with us that the Lord will provide for this trip and that Becky's ministry will be powerful and effective, as it has been in so many other places in 2014.
Good News Baptist

As always, October was an intense month of ministry. Becky and I spent ten days in the Tidewater area of Virginia, where we both spoke at the Good News Baptist Church Missions Conference, where Pastor Mike Ascher was our host. We toured Historic Jamestown and participated in the daily activities of the conference. On our way home, we spoke in Sunday services at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Powhattan, VA, with Pastor Tom Alvis. In mid-October, Becky rested a bit at home while I traveled to New Mexico and Kansas preaching at Emmanuel Baptist in Gallup, NM, and then at Faith Baptist in Manhattan and Meridian Baptist in Newton, KS. I was in Gallup a few years ago when I met police officer James Mariano, who made a gift to cover the cost of the original printing of Francis Smith's tract, "He That Hath Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear." I did not get to see Officer Mariano in Gallup this time; but stopping at a Village Inn for breakfast in Albuquerque, I met his daughter and shared the story with her! On my return from Kansas, Becky and I departed for Puerto Rico, where we both spoke at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle in Carolina, PR. You can see Becky's brief testimony here. Then, we both spoke at the 20th Annual Caribbean Regional FBFI where 27 different countries were represented from the Caribbean, Central and South America, Africa, the UK, and the US.

CH (CPT) Daniel Roland at the 
Central Regional FBFI
Caribbean FBFI
Pastor John Judson of Gateway Baptist Church in Ketchikan, AK, has taken me fishing numerous times in Alaska, but not for the last three years. So this year he took me tarpon fishing in Puerto Rico! In the words of Calvin Coolidge, "I did not catch many, but I intimidated them all." After loads and loads of October ministry, November has brought loads and loads of, well, laundry. 
(Pastor Judson is in immediate need of a lower elementary school teacher. If you are interested, please contact him at Gateway Baptist Church.)
Friends from Bolivia at the Caribbean FBFI

We will have Thanksgiving dinner at our house on November 26, and my oldest son, John, will be treating all of us to a "Segway Tour" of downtown Greenville on the 25th. Becky plans to tag along on her own wheels. We are joyfully enjoying some days at our home church and working on Becky's book before the January trip to Mexico. 

Thank you for all you do--praying for us, being patient with us, and supporting us in more ways than most could imagine.

Love and Prayers,

Dr. John C. Vaughn, and Becky

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