Our ministry in Poland is doing well, particularly as August was less hectic and more relaxed with a number of people being on vacation, including Bogusia and me. We were in the States and Canada, having number of fantastic meetings some with several of you who are reading this. We made our first ever visit to Canada, to attend an 80th birthday celebration of our dear friend and my mentor, Phil Butler. It was a wonderful time, a reunion, meeting wise, godly people who use their lives to change the world, in the name of Christ! Many more fruitful years, Phil!
We met also in Los Angeles with PureFlix (Christian film production and streaming company) to discuss possible cooperation and “next level” film delivery systems for Poland. We pray it will bring lots of great fruit in the future!A wonderful time with friends in Oklahoma, from Emanuel church, our US Board member Kyle with his wife Carol and Pastor Wade and his wife, Michelle. Very stimulating, lots of new ideas and general encouragement.
Several of you have been asking for the outcome of our major involvement with the World Youth Days, held in July in Krakow. I am very happy with 400 new testimonials (in Polish) added to www.mystory.me by Polish leaders, who were highly involved in evangelism during event. Thousands of our “augmented reality” Gospel of John booklets were distributed with accompanying phone application. Still, this was such a mass event, more a festival, where people were moving around in large groups, sometimes in hundreds, so it is not the best environment for a deep spiritual conversation with a stranger.
The good news is that there is a whole lineup of people now to use the remaining stock. Polish state schools have religion lessons and they want to use the booklet with their students. Also, the No.1 Catholic weekly magazine, “Gosc Niedzielny” (with a huge circulation) are considering a strong promotion of it. I was yesterday in a meeting with some serious decision-makers and they were enthusiastic about it! Alpha people want to implement it, too. It is a real attraction, but what is most important for us is that it gives continuity of spiritual care by being linked to our SzukajacBoga (Jesus.net) ministry. If someone is attracted there is a, pre-existing, excellent follow-up with e-coaches immediately ready to respond. Also the film we used, Gospel of John, is excellent and I believe will become a strong point of reference in explaining the Gospel of Jesus. So a lot of work ahead for us.You perhaps remember, that last month I was mentioning a small, 3 day long meeting with several of leaders of Evangelical Alliance denominations, in Wisla, held in July. This group was originally initiated by Pastor John Godson from Nigeria, who came to Poland as missionary but …ended up as a member of Polish Parliament, being a great witness to the Gospel. John, unfortunately, was not able to be at our meeting, but there is a follow-up to some of the initiatives. We met already three leaders on individual occasions and already have joined projects in a pipeline! Hallelujah! Always looking for win-win situations. We want to strengthen our links with good churches!
Krzysztof from, Radio CCM, is planning to start airing in the near future a 3rd parallel program, from Gliwice transmitter, aimed just at Gliwice inhabitants. A studio will be placed in the town’s largest shopping mall. Something to pray for! We pray it will increase our listenership.
Well, dear Friend, thanks for all your prayers. We see lots of blessing, there is a real momentum. This is our joined work, in partnership with You, our prayer warrior and supporter!
Yours very thankfully,
Progress on August prayer requests
September prayer requests
Random selection of initial messages we’ve received in August