Warm greetings from Poland! What comfort I find in this assurance; “The Lord is in charge”! I see in crisis even more clearly the benefits of giving control of our lives to God, more so than in a “normal” times! It seems that crisis opens new opportunities, particularly in our increasingly godless society where even materialism and affluence become boring.
In Poland it appears that self-indulgence and distance too have become prevalent. The Polish nation is in fear; will I stay healthy, will we manage financially, will I get my salary, will my company survive? It is my prayer that this will push people to thinking, to asking vital questions. Things like; what is my goal, what is life? As Christians we know that the answers will only be found in Christ. But how to communicate it when the word “God” has been trivialised, emasculated and mostly used as blasphemy? As we here in Poland seek to reach to people with the claims of Christ on their lives and the message of God’s love and plan of salvation, please, pray for us, for wisdom and courage!
Bogusia and I have recently returned from a long planned trip to the North of Poland to finish our family book – Sure Foundation. And we feel we have accomplished that! Now it is in consulting, editing, etc, but it was a major step forward! We want to testify, how the Lord was/is faithful over five generations. As the Baltic Sea it was very quiet around us, as Coronavirus has stopped all the traffic, closed recreation options, etc. Still, we walked every day at least 7 miles! Great time together! Like another honeymoon, 35 years after the first one!
Our church service streaming has made a new record – over 1.000 devices connected on Sunday. People are searching. We see also a new zeal to pray, also on-line, on Zoom, also our men’s groups have moved to on-line. I am eagerly anticipating seeing what the results will be.
And now, the down side.
Our income went down drastically, in Radio – by some 50% as clients reduced, or cancelled all, advertising. As 67% of our budget came from sales, we now face a serious gap and we pray for extra funding – donations that would enable us to survive over the crisis. We do not want to release staff. Every member is fully occupied carrying out vital tasks. All are very needed and it took years to create such an efficient team. Please, pray we shall find the solution and clearly discern God’s will in this.
And, now, some good news.
Our 2 year old granddaughter Heidi, who had recently undergone a second open heart surgery, is returning to her health fast! Thank you for prayers, if you knew about this situation.
Friends, Thank you for your continuous friendship and involvement. We deeply appreciate it! Together, we may change the World, in the power of Holy Spirit!
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