February, longer than usual this year, has passed really fast. I was traveling extensively, first, going to the Outback Board meeting in the US as the only non-American invited to be a member. It was a great experience, meeting new people who want to help families to keep biblical rules in their households. It is a fight against the tide, but already thousands of people were deeply impacted by this wonderful ministry.
Poland is the only European country to be using “Outback” but it is also happening In Asia, Africa and New Zealand. We plan three weekends this year and would ask you to pray for them. Guests who come usually have major tensions in their families, e.g., parent/child, husband/wife. We have seen many miraculous transformations. This pushes us to expand the work, also inviting friends from surrounding countries so that they could experience it and, if moved to, start similar work in their own countries. It seems the Ukraine will be the next country in Europe.
Then, together with Krzysztof Budzisz (radio network CEO) I attended the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville. We go there every few years to see what is happening in the religious broadcasting world and to renew old friendships. I had 13 meetings with friends and our partners in the ministry. We agreed with Flossie McNeil from Pacific Garden Mission, (source of the “Unshackled” radio dramas), that we shall now incorporate Polish stories into programs and they will perhaps later be translated into English(!).
Everybody at NRB does something we can learn from or be inspired by. From our side, our CODEX by Gele software platform, developed by our team, raised much interest among various organizations. Five new parties are interested in testing it.
And last, short trip to Belfast. Bogusia & I went there to talk to Christian printers and ask them to print for us 150,000 copies of a special version of the Gospel of John. We were accompanied by Peter Pilon and his wife Else, who have introduced us to several of their good friends. It was a wonderful fellowship with godly people, very stimulating and encouraging. And the bottom line was our prayers were answered and we shall get the gospels printed for free!!! Hallelujah!
In the meantime, the daily work goes on at full speed. Krzysztof and his team are working on new programs for the Spring schedule. The audience numbers fluctuates, but overall the trend is upwards. At present though, the audience has fallen slightly please pray the new programs produce a rise.Norbert (e-coaches coordinator) is highly involved with the Polish Internet outreach. As it grows in many directions, we pray for new leaders to join the team. We need at least three extra people to cope with the opportunities.
Our software team is working on the next version of our successful e-learning software. They have new ideas, how to improve the system and make it faster, responding to needs of seekers but also easing the workloads of e-coaches. Seeing the global demand for it puts even more tension on the team. We are still looking for two more qualified people to join it.
Several of you were asking if I’d decided to restart my radio and blog programs as described in the last “Update”. Yes, I want to go back to do the radio programs, five minutes alternate days, and then, with (hopefully) increased traffic after “World Youth Days” in July 2016, add a daily blog. A huge challenge, indeed. But we should use every opportunity to spread the Message, and if it works –keep going!
On the personal note – our son, Filip, has just turned 30! What a blessing he is to us and our ministry!
Well, dear Friend, as you see, we still desperately need your prayers. God’s will is our ultimate goal, reading it, working towards fulfillment and implementation, this is our passion.
Yours very thankfully,
Progress on February prayer requests
March prayer requests