Tracts, Bibles, and books
We praise the Lord for allowing us to distribute so many tracts, Bibles, and books. The Lord has enabled
us to canvas with tracts much larger sections of the city of Brno. We continue to hand out tracts on the
street as well as put them in mailboxes. These tracts have all been dealing with salvation. The Bibles were distributed to those with enough spiritual interest to request one. The books have mostly dealt with the nature of God. Some of the books address the fact of Biblical creation; others clearly explain passages often misunderstood.
Traditions of men
Debra had a very interesting discussion the other day with one of her English students, Kamila. Kamila is 34 years old and grew up in a Catholic family. She lives with her boyfriend and is now pregnant. She was explaining to Debra how important it is to her family that the baby be christened after the birth. She is concerned that the priest might not do it because her boyfriend was not christened as a baby. Debra asked her straight out if it would not be more important to her family for her to be married rather than to christen the baby. Oh no, she said! They are not concerned about that. Apparently neither is the priest. Pray for Debra to have wisdom in these discussions.
Debra is very excited to have finally finished school. Well, she has finally finished teaching our children their daily lessons anyway. (smile) David finished his final examinations just over a week ago. His graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 4th. So, in light of that, Debra has completed nearly 24 years of teaching kindergarten through the twelfth grade. I decided that she deserves a diploma as well. David finished at the top of his class, class of one but okay, still he managed to maintain a 4.0 average throughout all of the twelve years. We are very proud of what the Lord is doing in his life. He was accepted to The College of the Ozarks for the fall semester. He intends to work on a bachelor’s degree in the culinary arts. He also was accepted into the summer work program at the college.
By working through the summer, David will be able to pay the entirety of his room and board for the two following semesters. Please pray for him in this next phase of his life. It is a blessing to watch him become a man.
James completes his third year of study in computer technologies this month. He will be working a summer internship with a company in Kansas City Missouri.