May 2006

May 5, 2006

Dear Praying friends,

Thank you for praying for us as we encourage pastors in this area to challenge their people to hold one-on-one Bible classes in the homes of unsaved acquaintances.  In April we visited 8 pastors in the Fort Myers area and then drove southeast to Marathon Key, where I preached in both the morning and evening services at Calvary Baptist Church. On our way back we visited pastors on other Keys. There was a good response throughout the entire trip.  One couple already began a class in their home with unsaved people!

We are grateful for the way that many of you participated by giving gifts toward the printing expenses of Becoming a Christian in the Russian and Ukrainian languages.  A total of $7,270.00 was given toward this project!  What a blessing!  Thank you so very much.  We pray that many will soon have the opportunity to use this tool for personal evangelism.  The printing is being done in Ukraine, and right now things are moving slowly.  Please pray for this printing project and for real wisdom as Pastor Neil Cadwell continues to spearhead this important work.

The Lord willing, we will be flying to Guadalajara, Mexico, on July 20 for three weeks of teaching and preaching.  Pastor Miguel and the church have invited us to help them at their family camp.  Dotty will teach the children’s classes, and I will teach the adult classes and preach for the evening services. Also, we are to be the counselors for the adult men and women, having morning and evening devotions with them.  All this should keep us busy!  The first week of August, we are looking forward to participating in a weeklong Bible conference in the church in Guadalajara.  I will teach the men and boys in special early evening sessions, and Dotty will teach the ladies and teenage girls for the entire week.  Please pray for us as we prepare for these ministries.  For the following hour we will all meet together in the main auditorium for the Bible conference messages where I will be preaching each night.

PRAYER AND PRAISE

  1. Please pray for us as we make contacts with pastors in Florida and prepare for one-on-one evangelism seminars in this area.
  2. Praise the Lord for $7,270.00 that was donated toward the printing of Becoming a Christian in both Russian and Ukrainian.  Pray that all the processes for the printing will go smoothly.
  3. We praise the Lord for new families who have been converted through the one-on-one evangelism efforts in Guadalajara.  Please continue to pray for Pastor Miguel and for the health needs of his wife, Clemen.
  4. We praise the Lord for the completion of the mission church building in Tala, Mexico.  The brethren are thrilled as they enjoy holding services in their own building and being involved in the growth of this ministry.

Thank you so very much for your faithful prayers and for your financial support.  We are very grateful for everything you have done for us.

Sincerely in Christ,

Myron and Dotty Philippi