Dear Pastor and Church Family, July 2019
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah: for a new name has been written down in glory! We did a few test ads for our webpage at the end of May and into June, and a man from Bologna responded to one of the last ads that we had put out. He was very insistent on having a one-on-one Bible Study. It took a few weeks, but we were able to coordinate a meeting time with Bro. Brandon Cook, a missionary that is laboring West of Bologna. The meeting was set for Thursday the 11thand the man asked to meet at the “school” where he works. The man expressed that he had been in the process of becoming a priest some 10 years ago, but had stopped because of sin in his life that could not be reconciled from the Catholic perspective. He had also been studying the Bible on his own and had come to the conclusion that a number of Catholic teachings did not line up with God’s Word, but he thought God would not accept him because of the sin he was dealing with. After nearly two hours and a thorough explanation of the Gospel, this man bowed he head and trusted Christ in the conference room of the Catholic University that trains priests in Bologna. Please pray for Max as he will have many obstacles to face as he begins the discipleship process.
There were a number of exciting things took place in the month of July. We saw our support bump up to 88% and are praising the Lord for how He has blessed. We found out that we are expecting a baby boy. Now we’ll begin the process of picking the right name for him. We were also able to be at the H.O.P.E. Conference at our home church this month. The preaching, marriage counseling course, and the graduation of some of the Victory Ranch men were all a blessing. We also received a generous love offering that was designated for the translation project. This will allow us to continue moving forward with it, and it is exciting to see how God has already brought forth fruit from it. Thank you all, for your prayers and support.
The Keister Family