Saturday, September 16, 2017

Blessing of encouragement

We received an email form a man that found one of the Bibles that we are giving away free.  I think this is the first emal that we have received thanking us for the Bible.   God is so good!

P.M - našel jsem dnes Vaší Bibli Kralickou v parku v Lůžánkách. Pokud ji budete chtít vrátit, nechte mi na sebe kontakt. V opačném případě jsem za Vaši Bibly vděčný a určitě v četbě ji užiju a mnohokrát děkuji. S pozdravem

Jeff - Nene, to je naš cil. Rozdavame bible zdarma. Čti to s Božim požehnanim

P.M. Haleluja, děkuji. (haleluja, thank you)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Renewing old relationships


We continue to meet with people who have either attended in the past or have worked through the correspondence Bible studies. Yesterday, I met with Allen, a man we have known for many years. The conversation turned to spiritual things and I was able to share the gospel with him once again. He continues to have many objections to the gospel. His life experiences and earlier false teaching are hard for him to let go. As you all know, there are only so many reasons people use for rejecting the gospel. We can answer the objections; but if the ground is not prepared, the seed will not take root.

Galatians 6:9  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Bibles and tracts



Our Bibles in the park ministry has had a great deal of success throughout the summer months. We have been blessed to supply Bibles to over forty different individuals and families. As I stated in a previous letter, we do not simply hand out the Bibles as we do tracts but rather offer them for free. We locate in a high traffic section of the park with our Bible display and wait until people come to ask if they are actually free. We get such joy in hearing the responses of gratitude from those who have never owned a Bible and are excited to receive one. Here that tends to be one out of a thousand people that walk by, but we are grateful to be able to offer the Bibles. We are very grateful to Bibles to the nations for providing the Bibles to distribute. So far we have not seen any further response to the invitations inserted in the Bibles, yet we trust the Lord will use His word in people's lives.

Our tract canvassing of the city continues to go well. Remember there are 400,000 residents in the city of Brno; therefore, this is a long-term project. We know that our labor is not in vain in the Lord. The results are up to Him. We have three tracts prepared to print this fall. One called “mittens”. Debra wrote this after seeing so many babies in the winter without mittens. We will hand them out to parents along with a pair of mittens. The next is the tract about their St. Nicholas figure, Svatý Mikulaš for the December 6th holiday. And the third is called “Ježiš je důvod na slavení”, Jesus is the reason for the season.  The plan is to print these three tracts this month or next to be prepared for the winter months.

Our Facebook campaign continues to receive responses. Nearly every day, there are several new page views. Even with many negative responses, the higher level of traffic causes more people to view the pages to see what we are about.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Filling-in

Had a great service this after noon filling in for a fellow missionary.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Reaching out to Former Friends

We recently began attempting to reach out to people we have had contact with in the past. To those which had either requested correspondence Bible studies or had visited services. Praise the Lord; one man, who had fulfilled a portion of the correspondence course, came to church as a result of our invitation and has been back several more times. Pray forJiři (George) to be saved. Pray that we can minister to him and be a blessing. I do not think he can hear very well, because he asks questions during prayer. He also seems to have no idea how the meetings function as he regularly interrupts me with questions. I just praise the Lord that he is there. I pray the Lord will draw Jiři unto Himself.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sowing the Seed



Psalms 126:6  He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

We are continuing to work our way through the city with the distribution of tracts in mailboxes. The city is laid out in sectors or regions. We have completed the regions of Veveří and Ponava. We are now working on the section of Černé Pole (Black Field).

The Word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.      

We are able to function as messengers, but the Word of God is what will perform its job in the hearts of the hearers. Pray for the Holy Spirit to use His word to bring more people to repentance.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Gleaning the Corners of the Field



1 Corinthians 15:58  ¶Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

What a blessing it is to know that the Lord is always faithful in keeping His promises. Some of you may remember Martin. I met him ten years ago through the sport of scuba diving. We became friends after I helped him complete the drywall work in his house. Martin is in his mid thirties and is a lifetime atheist. His father committed suicide about seven years ago. He is also one of the best auto mechanics I have ever met. Through the years, we have had many discussions about God and the Bible. We have talked at length about why evolution simply does not make sense. Several times, we have stayed on the phone for a couple of hours with me answering question after question and responding quietly to objection after objection. During a recent call, I was reminding him that he still needed to repent and trust the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. His response was that he had recently done that and that was one of the reasons he was calling. Praise the Lord! Pray for him to follow through and bring forth fruits meet for repentance. There are so many others which simply need to stop kicking against the pricks and humble themselves before the Lord.