Due to inclement weather, the 9 a.m. service for Sunday, Jan. 20 has been cancelled. We will have one morning service at 10:45 a.m. as road conditions improve.

Update from the W. Family

Dear patient fellow sufferers,

Is it presumptuous of me to begin with such a salutation? I think it’s safe to say that we all have suffered to one degree or another during the past twelve months, but let me repeat the encouragement I once heard and have shared on several occasions. For the child of God, all suffering has a purpose, all suffering has an end, and throughout all our suffering we have a Friend - One Who is “touched with the feelings of our infirmities” and Who always “sticks closer than a brother”! With this in mind, we can be sure that “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us!” Rom. 8:18.

We thank God for His provision during these trying times, and we thank each of you who have continued to give. Difficult times have forced a couple of our churches to decrease or discontinue support, but others, amazingly, have increased their support! In 2020 the mission noted a significant increase in gifts over 2019! Many faithful men and women of God continue to give even more abundantly than before!

Here in “B”, despite the lockdown, we have seen positive developments since the beginning of the year. The first Sunday of February we resumed church meetings in person and are praising the Lord that not one of our members has been stricken with the Covid virus! Meanwhile, we continue to see a slight but steady increase in “views” and “likes” of our Sunday Worship services which we continue to post on the church’s Facebook page.

The bookstore is emerging from the winter doldrums, which, of course, were made worse by Covid restrictions. Months of prayer have been answered, as we have now hired a sharp young Christian girl to help manage the store. She has already helped with online advertising, and we are glad that the bookstore can now remain open when we return for a short furlough from may through August. Speaking of the bookstore, we are grateful to have received a large shipment of barely used English books from a supporting church! This helps bring more customers in and gives the church more exposure as well!

There is more exciting news: we are now an officially recognized publisher. The bookstore can now publish books complete with ISBN numbers which will be recorded in the national library of our country. Our first book is translated, and we are now waiting for a quote from the printer. The book will soon be available for pastors and lay preachers all over the country. It is our goal to translate and publish at least one book each year, which will be useful in church planting, evangelism, and discipleship.

Finally, allow us to say one more big “Thank You” for all of your support and prayers offered on our behalf. We say with the Apostle Paul, we do not “desire a gift, but … fruit that may abound to your account!” Philippians 4:17

Rich Blessing to you all!

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