Praying Friends Around the World!
“Hello” to one and all in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ!
Christmas has come and gone and we are well into 1995! During the holidays, most
people here slow down and spend time with family, but we used the holidays for
the Gospel’s sake! We went on an advertising blitz in our area! I wrote got
published a specific Christmas article for the local newspaper presenting the
Gospel. I also published an advertisement stating that “Our
SIN, and NOT Santa brought Jesus Christ to earth”.
I then wrote a small Christmas tract and put it together with a special Jack
Chick tract so that together, the real message of Christmas would be clearly
presented to the people here. Several helping hands from people in the church
placed the tracts into over 1,000 homes in just two weeks! Amen!
We were really quite well received! Pray for us as we endeavor to do more for
our Saviour here this coming year as He opens the doors!
Baptist Church Statistics:
Here are some of the things that the Lord enabled us to accomplish here in Ireland
during our first year on the
field: The establishing of our home; acquisition of a regular Meeting Place;
distribution of over 10,000 leaflets and tracts in area homes; the winning of eight
souls to Jesus Christ; A high attendance of 18
on July 31, 1994; An average attendance of 11
in the morning services, and 12 in
the evening services; 46 people have
come to at least one service through the church’s seven months of operation;
the current discipleship of three
people; establishment of a Discipleship-by-Mail
programme; development of the Meeting Hall into a more presentable place (at
least on the inside) through extensive painting, and the creation of various
items that made the hall a presentable worship and training center; and the
instigation of Blitz’s to regularly
distribute Gospel tracts to people in the local village centers on Saturdays! We
really believe that this is a great start and testimony of things to come by
God’s grace!!! There is more, and already the Lord has blessed us this year,
but I will save that until our next newsletter!
thank the Lord Jesus for the following churches
that have taken us on for financial and prayer support: New
Testament Baptist Church of Elizabethtown, TN,
Baptist Church of Hattisburg, MS
and the Gadera
Bible Baptist Church of Butler, PA!
pray with us earnestly:
1) for these to be saved: Lisa O’Driscoll, The O’Riordans, the O’Mahony
and O'Donovan families, the Monaghan family, Michael Fitzgerald, and Phil and
Denise, 2) for the growth and commitment of new Christians, 3) for the Bible
Baptist Church of Blarney, and finally 4) that we would be effective serving our Lord here in Blarney, IRELAND!
We love and pray for you all! Keep praying