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.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Family Health


I mentioned in the last prayer letter the surgery on my finger. The result is not as good as I hoped, but it is better than it was. Praise the Lord. David spent three days in the hospital with a urinary tract problem. Not an infection, but he had a problem with his internal plumbing that needed to be repaired (Narrowing of the urethra). He is doing fine now. Glad to be out of the hospital. We are grateful that we have access to good medical care for a reasonable price.

 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Evangelism


 
We are currently finishing the editing of two new tracts. I am encouraging the people, which have made professions, to write their personal testimony tracts. We got David’s testimony translated into Czech this month. That is one of the two we intend to print.  Our desire this spring is to reach into surrounding villages and communities to seek those with spiritual interest. I am currently teaching lessons on personal evangelism to church members and attendees. Our hope is to replace the fear people have of speaking to others with faith in the Holy Spirit to guide them in witnessing. I believe that anybody who has been truly saved can tell someone what God did in their life. Just like in any other sphere of life, we need to be prepared. So, together we are memorizing Scripture verses helpful in sharing the gospel. First, we completed the Roman Road. Now, I intend to encourage people to practice with one another. I am adding other important verses as we go along.  The Bible distribution in the park continues as well. We are encouraging church members to take Bibles and our display to their village and offer the Bibles. We are laying out villages and providing maps so that people can distribute tracts in these various villages and mark the maps so we know where we have been.     

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Fathers' Day

Happy Fathers' Day

 
 
 
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Safe in His hands


What a blessing it is to serve the Lord. No matter what the world or the devil throws at us, we know we are safe in His hand. On May 1st, there were protests around the city of Brno. There was even a communist gathering and march through town. The police and military were on high alert all day. A few arrests were made, but no major problems or violence. An overwhelming show of force by riot police kept the crowd under control.  The attitude in the Czech Republic seems to be very similar to what we see in America. Civil conversation is all but completely absent. Society appears to be polarized in ways we have never seen before. Dear friends, we must work while it is day, for the night cometh when no man can work.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers'Day



                               Happy Mothers' Day (Šťastný Den Matek)