Today we have 35cms. of fresh snow, quite a change from recent years and making the coming Christmas seem more realistic. But Christmas is about Christ being born not just a happy season and jingle bells, so let’s plan some quality family time with our families around the Bible, singing carols. I remember this from my childhood, let the good tradition continue.
But we are still full speed doing our work. As the year draws to its end lots of analysis of former plans must be conducted to draw accurate conclusions and choose what will be most effective, skipping all the rest. I have learned already not to be sentimental about stopping some things I’ve been doing for years as change is a reality and we must adopt to be effective. Yes, we want to see many people transformed, becoming followers of Jesus, so if something does not lead towards that then it should be purged!In a meantime the number of good projects are also growing, so we must make room for them.:) We pray for God’s intervention and guidance. As only part of them really meet the expectation in real life, we must try many more to achieve what is best.
Do you remember our flagship this year, the augmented reality Gospel of John (that connects brochure with mobile application adding on phone screen film, testimonials, maps, etc.)? It was prepared for Summer Catholic Global Youth Day to be distributed (150.000 copies) among over 2 million visitors. It did not work quite as well as we were hoped as there was hardly any opportunity to talk to individuals in a big crowd and share the gospel with them. But the Lord had an even a better plan. We were invited to bring the product to Polish state schools for use by the teachers who give religious instruction.(!) Already we’ve done this on three consecutive Saturdays, a half-day training for teachers on how to use the brochure and all connected to on-line material to evangelize their students. Some 800 teachers are to be trained(!). I wish you could see their enthusiasm and new passion as they are equipped with our booklets! Soon we shall be short of copies as a number of other ministries want to use it strategically, e.g., Alpha and the School of Evangelism.
In a meantime our in-house IT team has produced version 2.0 of that mobile application, adding more testimonials, etc., but also allowing the use of the software even without the booklet. It will make it more accessible 🙂
Two of our younger staff, Darek and Tymek, launched a youth-directed video blog yesterday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id9Xhs6G07E and in the first day had over 500 viewers 🙂
In November I was in the Netherlands, at the Fellowship of European Broadcasters (FEB) conference, where I was awarded “Bridgebuilder Award 2016” – for “bringing communicators together”. I was greatly honored by that, as it is exactly what I would like to do. Collaboration and partnering is the only way to make a real impact in the World!
In our studio we are working very long hours to meet the deadline for producing 25 episodes of Superbook (children bible stories) in the Polish language. It is to be used by Polish state television starting in December(!). It was produced originally by Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) in the USA. We got the contract extremely late, so now we fight to be on time. Please, pray for it!
Many plans for 2017 are being made now; a number of exciting projects are in a pipeline. The Lord is really good to us! We trust His wonderful provision!
Well, dear Friend, thanks for all your prayers.At the end of a year, as some of you are asking about our monetary needs I will repeat the information from last Update. Yes, your help would be greatly welcomed! For US donors, we have a 501c3 structure in the US that sends 100% of received monies to us. So if you want to help us with the developments, please, go to web page http://nec.ccm.pl/bank-information/ where you will find bank details.
Yours very thankfully,
Progress on November prayer requests
December prayer requests