Gleaning the Corners of the Field
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58
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.
Sowing the Seed
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalms 126:6
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.
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 for Jiři (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.