PRESSING ON & MOVING FORWARD!
Hello Dearest Partners & Friends!! Greetings to you & blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ! We pray this finds you very well and glad in your heart. We know we are walking in such unprecedented times. But hasn't God been faithful?!! We can truly say, YES, He most certainly has!
Since this began, the scripture that stood out so strongly to us was Romans 8:28, "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them." We have seen God move in these last 10 weeks in great ways! The opportunities to witness to, pray with and encourage our neighbors have been amazing. Closed hearts and minds suddenly became open! We are so thankful for the extra time to focus on having such wonderful quality time with Jesus, much time in prayer, and precious family time! It has been such a joy for us to have our daughter, Kirsten with us for the last few weeks! God brings GOOD out of chaos that the world brings!! What a blessing!!!
We have been taking online courses during this time to become certified to teach and train more tracks of DCPI Church Planting material in Poland to pastors, staff and leaders. These pastors are crying out for help and it is a privilege to bring tools & training to them so they can be more effective, see more churches planted and more people reached with the Gospel! One thing that this virus scenario has definitely showed us is how vital it is to get Nationals trained & a team of Nationals equipped & ready to help with RHEMA Bible College that will be opening in Gdynia. We are thankful for technology that allows us to be connected even though we are thousands of miles apart right now. We have had to change how we get things done, but our mission never changes! We are teaching, training & strengthening Pastors, Leaders, and Churches. We have also been able to build new relationships with Pastors across Poland and stay in touch, developing those relationships and preparing for when we can get back. We have our tickets purchased for July 21st to fly back to Poland and are praying for the borders to open.
THANK YOU, dear Partners for your faithful giving and support throughout all of this! Thank you for remembering us and believing in us, and the work that God is doing in Poland and Eastern Europe! We know that our God liberally supplies your every need according to HIS riches in glory in Christ Jesus, not according to what's happening in our government or all around us! We thank God for His Word is Life and Truth!! Thank You for your prayers and encouraging messages. Oh, how we love you and we love partnering with you to reach the beautiful Nation of Poland!
Some GOOD NEWS we received this week... Poland has reopened their Provincial Government Offices and our Residency Permits are being worked on. YAY! We are believing for a favorable decision by September!
Blessings to you, our precious friends! You remain in our prayers continually. Jude 2 "May mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you!"
With Great Expectancy & Joy, your missionaries,
Steve & Pam