UPDATES & REPORTS
RIVERVIEW NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA
Nice and warm weather has kicked in the East Atlantic Coast. Approx. 85 to 90 F. Birds are playing their morning songs. Blessed to be alive in Christ with a mountain of spiritual responsibility. Our daughter has turned 8 this week. We love her so. Her grandparents came for a visit. They were so happy to finally see and hug their grandkids.
CURRENT DISTRESS: Our governing dictatorship has now allowed us to meet 50 and under. We are only a few so that was good news. We now once again meet at the building for studies and worship. All businesses have to wear masks and practice “social distancing.” We respect those who are more sensitive to the pandemic and withhold any physical connection if requested (i.e. no hugs, hand shakes, close interaction).
Our communist admiring government is also currently deciding to make COVID vaccines mandatory. They are also pushing for the removal of homeschooling. Please pray that those things will not come to pass for it would make our work here that much more challenging. We would like to think that most Canadians would stand up against these laws. Time will tell.
GOSPEL PROGRESS: Efforts remain active. We teach the Bible and proclaim Christ at every opportunity. We continue to reach out to individuals for religious discussion. We have potential visitors this coming Sunday. We’ve been inviting and working on several.
We’ve held our first men’s meeting. We decided to try and purchase a portable baptistery. Because of the price we settle on an inflatable “sauna.” This would allow individuals to be saved both in summer and winter time.
We also discussed our great faith towards planting a Bible school. I am currently in the works finding out what legal actions we must take. Also, we’ve been recruiting teachers willing to commit to the work. The idea is to train men and allow them to plant congregations in this untapped land. It has been my prayer that God would allow His Word to flourish in this Nation.
We minister to our members and try our best to serve their physical and spiritual needs. I teach Wed. Evenings, and Sunday mornings and evenings. I also produce daily podcasts and write material for the several platforms we administer.
The ladies are having a fellowship meeting this coming Sunday. My wife is happy to be back with a familiar sisterhood.
We counted almost 10 potential kids invited thus far to come. We are trying very hard to make this congregation family friendly with Bible classes for youth. We pray their parents will attend and allow the blessing. Children are the future of the gospel word being proclaimed. We must cultivate their hearts towards the love of Christ.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Our support remains short $2k/per month. It is our prayer that more Christians will be able to partake with us in the coming months and years. We remain most thankful to God for all who are currently dedicated to helping. Without the compassion of many of you this work would struggle more deeply.
Pictures coming soon of the members and our efforts.