LEDBETTER IRELAND UPDATE

Vol. VIII No. 4

November, 1998

Greetings in Jesus' sweet and precious name! There are lots of events to report on here. Let me first tell you about the two souls that got saved recently. The first is a direct answer to loads and loads of prayer! Her name is Eileen Anders! Praise God! She had started coming out to church in Blarney a couple of months ago, and really enjoyed the straight preaching from the Bible, and you could just see her heart yearn to know the Christ of the Bible! Well, her husband, Derek Anders (who himself was just saved 3 months ago) worked her through her own spiritual condition before God, and in their home, on a Wednesday evening, led her to Christ Jesus for salvation, full and free! Irish soul-winners are the best! The second person to get saved is named Gillian Butler. She is 11 years old, and comes out to the church in Mallow. Her brother, Luke, got saved last year. Her Mom is supposed to be a Christian, but does not attend church. Please pray that she (Helen Butler) would get right with God, and begin to treasure the Christian home that she now has by the grace and goodness of God!

Another great thing to report deals with Derek Anders. He had been saved a few months back and was on fire for the Lord, but then at the beginning of October he stopped coming and went searching to make sure he had made the right decision in both coming to Christ, and in coming out to church. I wrote to several pastors to ask them to fervently pray for this man and his wife because she was not saved yet. Well, he went all over the Cork city area visiting various church groups and fellowships. He then came back one Sunday and pulled me aside and said, "There's nothing like this church with its people and its preaching!" All I can say is, "It's all the Lord's work, and we can't thank HIM enough for what He is doing here!" Boy was my heart glad!

Annual Church Retreat! 39 of our folks got away for an overnight meeting at our church camp this past August, and it was our greatest yet! The Lord worked it out so that two other Missionary families could be with us and preach - and boy did they do the job! Our folks were blessed, and can't wait till next year!

Business Meeting leads to Missions! Our recent church business resulting in the folks in Blarney beginning to support our first missionary, and we are about to take on a second missionary family, all by faith in obedience to Romans 10:15, "How shall they preach, except they be sent?"!

Incredible Baptism Event! Two new Christians were baptized in the Blackwater River in Mallow in September: Emmet Lynch from Mallow, and Derek Anders from Blarney! But the best part was when 35 family members and friends came to watch and hear the Gospel both at church, and then at the river bank! Praise God!

Remember, none of these things happen by accident, and surely, WE are not sufficient of ourselves to make all this come about - everything is by your and our prayer and supplication, and by God's great grace!

 

Prayer List:

The following folks need to get saved: the Mayer Family, Mr. Warren Cross, Mary Tighe, Marlene Layton, and Isabella Lynch.

The following need to grow strong: Derek and Eileen Anders, Jenna Monaghan, Deila Buckley, Kevin But-ler, Ken Manley, Pat Tighe, and The Daly Family.

Pray for all the Christians in both Blarney and Mallow.

And pray for us to be faithful preaching God's word here in Ireland!

 

I pray you have a blessed Christmas,

and a bountiful harvest for God in 1999!

 

The Craig Ledbetter Family in Ireland

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Bible Baptist Church Statistics

BLARNEY

Month

Avg

High

Aug

24

31

Sep

38

43

Oct

26

31

 

MALLOW

Month

Avg

High

Aug

15

19

Sept

18

25

Oct

11

12

 

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