First up was Jim VanVoltenburg in Scotland. We had a hard time with the Skype as there was a very long delay with the audio. Finally we ended up connecting on "FaceTime" (go iPhone!). The conversation was not as long as we would have liked but we were able to get the following update from Bro. VanVoltenburg:
- The church is doing very good. Some battles that they were fighting the Lord has taken care of.
- Visitors have been steadily stopping by the services.
- A lost man (Billy) has come four weeks in a row and we were asked to pray specifically for his salvation.
- They have handed out over 50,000 John & Romans since the first of the year.
- Their goal is to completely cover each door in one city per month. The major goal is to give every home in the whole country of Bulgaria a copy of John & Romans. Since they started this project they have given out over 600,000 - praise God! This translates to approximately 40% of the country.
- The church recently had their second missions conference and saw the Faith Promise increase from $500 per YEAR to $350 per MONTH - a big jump.
- A public school ministry has been started and that is also now a big focus of their outreach.
- They come to those who are already busy (verses 1-2)
- They produce opposition (verses 6-8)
- They reveal character - the possession of it and the lack of it (verse 13)
- They reveal and produce leadership (verses 9-10, 2 and 13)
- Don't get so hung up on the past that you forfeit your future
- Opportunities that are neglected are lost forever
|"IMPACT YOUR WORLD" - 2013 Old Time Missions Conference|
|Thank God for the Bus Ministry|
|The VanVoltenburgs - Missionaries to Scotland|
|"I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor" - You have to know Bro. Saunders to understand!|
|The Maulucci's - Missionaries to Bulgaria|