Debra Allison and Family

To Czech Republic and Back Again

Bi-monthly Newsletter

Shedding of tears

“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Jeremiah 8:20. The winter has ended. The days are getting warmer and longer. People are coming out of their homes and beginning to do more outside activities. We have therefore begun our annual spring literature campaign. We distribute throughout the year and then drive to get a large number of tracts, Bibles and Scripture portions into the hands of the people. This year we are focusing on villages outside of Brno to distribute New Testaments, as well as John/Romans. We will be working within the city distributing tracts and trying to give Bibles out. Year by year fewer and fewer people are even interested in receiving a Bible. We have spent a considerable amount of time in prayer and shedding of tears for those the Lord called us to reach. The Scripture says “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalms 126:6. Please pray for this outreach and for contacts in these villages.  

Fall Furlough

In a couple of months we will complete our 13th year in the Czech Republic. We have a number of our faithful supporting churches that we have not visited in nearly nine years. Lord willing, we will return to the States to reconnect with our home church, as well as our families. Then we plan to travel, visiting first those churches we have not returned to for the greatest period of time. We are very grateful for all of our co-laborers in the ministry and look forward to reporting to you all that the Lord has done.

Medical update

Isn’t it great getting older? The Lord has helped me greatly in dealing with the tinnitus. It is still there but I guess I am getting used to it. I have had a problem with a finger. In America it is called “trigger finger”. My one finger gets locked up and won’t move. I went to a surgeon a couple of months ago for a consultation. He suggested the procedure similar to one used for carpel tunnel. I refused surgery at the time because it really wasn’t a big problem and only really locked up at night. Well, now the hand hurts so bad I cannot use it. I will be scheduling the procedure to clean out whatever is hindering movement. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis. The recovery time is suggested to be several weeks in order to regain full use of the hand. Now, if I could only regain full use of my brain. LOL. Other than these areas of concern there are the issues mentioned in a previous letter. Pray for continued health in order to reach souls for the Saviour.