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.
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.
May the Lord richly bless you for your faithfulness to Him. We thank the Lord upon every remembrance of you. Please continue to pray. We do not take it for granted.