Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy birthday

🎈🎈🎈Happy 18th birthday, James   
 We love you!💚

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tract Distribution

 
Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. We know we are not responsible for the results, yet we labor as if the salvation of souls rested on our shoulders. We continue to spread the gospel in every method possible. Internet, tracts, Bibles, personal evangelism. Debra and I are also working on a couple of new tracts.

A Continued Burden


It’s hard to convey our continued burden for the Czech people. We are burdened daily, constantly asking the Lord for methods that will open their hardened hearts. My ongoing campaign on Facebook has yielded better than anticipated results. Several people have responded, including visiting our church web page and corresponding with me. Last month, we began offering Bibles to people in the park. Bibles to the Nations provided a couple hundred quality bound Bibles to us to distribute. We are only giving the Bibles to people that specifically want them. We are setting up in the park with the sign and Bible stand. We distribute tracts and as individuals are interested we give them a Bible. The sign reads "Bibles to the nations, always free". In-spite-of that we have still only managed to hand out a maximum of five in a two-hour period!
 
 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Literature Distribution


    
     Although we distribute material throughout the year, we have endeavored to increase the intensity in the spring and fall. In that light, so far this spring we have distributed a hundred Scripture portions, (all we had remaining), as well as nearly 10,000 gospel tracts. Our response rate for materials distributed is approximately one out of every 50,000-75,000 pieces we distribute. 10 years ago we would receive Bible study requests at a rate of one out of every 10,000 pieces distributed. We know that it isn’t only in the Czech Republic where people are getting colder to the gospel, but it is here where we see it the most. Also in the past we were able to put tracts in many more mailboxes than we currently can. The large apartment complexes that used to have their mailboxes on the outside of the building are now moving them in behind locked doors. This is not just to avoid receiving gospel material, but also to avoid having the mailbox constantly stuffed with unwanted advertising. This is one reason why the idea I present in the following article is so exciting. In order to be faithful witnesses unto Jesus, we must find ways to get the material in the hands of the people. Please keep praying.

 
 






 

 
 


Monday, June 29, 2015

Congratulation

James, Congratulation on your graduation from The Knowledge of the Holy home school. We will be praying along with you about your future and where the Lord would have you attend college.


  

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Debra's Birthday and Romanian Preacher's Meeting

      March was a truly crazy month. So much was going on including Debra's birthday, our trip to a missionary conference in Romania, and the boy's completion of their third quarter of school. James  has only nine weeks before he completes the twelve grade. It is hard to believe that he is already preparing for college.

      On March fifteenth we celebrated Debra's birthday. After church, we took Debra out for lunch at a nice restaurant near to the building where we hold our services. That evening, James and David presented their mother with the gifts they had each purchased. We greatly enjoy the time that God gives us to spend together as a family, especially in celebration of one who means so much to us.


     From March twenty-fifth to the twenty-eighth, we enjoyed a time of fellowship at a preachers' meeting in Romania hosted by the Pieruchi Family. On Thursday the twenty-third we walked around the city of Bia Spree handing out invitations to a special service that was to be held the following evening. The preaching and singing on Thursday evening were a great blessing to our family. The messages were both moving and encouraging. On Friday morning, the adults went to hand out literature while the teens stayed at the hotel to fellowship. James and David greatly enjoyed the opportunity to fellowship with like-minded young men and women. That evening, the meetings, both Hungarian and Romanian, were blessed by an amazing turnout of over 170 Romanian and 20 Hungarian visitors. It was a great encouragement to me and my family  to see God at work. Our prayer is that God would greatly use the Pieruchi family and bless their ministry.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Let It Snow

     This Tuesday was accompanied by the first significant snow fall this year. Our last two winters have been unusually warm. As a result, we have not had nearly as much snow as in past years. Nonetheless, snow has begun to fall.

   James and David had a wonderful time in the snow on Tuesday. They participated in all the classic snow activities including building a snowman, making snow angels, and pelting each other with snow balls in an all out snow ball fight.



Snow truly is a wonderful thing. The intricate shapes of snow flakes and the soft cottony sheets of snow on the ground are a testimony of the beauty of God. In accordance with Job 38:22, the snow truly is God's treasury.

"Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? 
or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,"
-Job 38:22