Friday, June 29, 2012

July 2012 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

We hope that you have had a great month during June. It was a very busy month for us. We were able to present our ministry in 9 churches throughout AL, SC, and NC. Jeremy was also asked to bring devotions to a Men's Fellowship, Father's Day camp out, and preach his first Father's Day sermon. We have seen one more supporting church. During door to door visitation, Jeremy and another church member witnessed to two men who wanted to receive Christ. While they did not pray to receive Christ at that moment with others present, they said they would do so once they were alone in their house. Only God knows if they accepted Christ that day. We were also able to book meetings in NC, VA, WV, and OH.

After being away for a whole month, we were able to go home for a few days. During that time, we were able to go to the West Jacksonville Baptist Church campmeeting. This month, Lila has perfected crawling and she is now walking with a lion walker/rider toy! She now has her very first tooth! Every day, it seems she looks less like a baby and more like a little girl. By the time we left Jacksonville, tropical storm Debby came through and flooded part of the city. Praise the Lord our house was unharmed!

Thank you to everyone that prayed for us last month. During all of our travels here in the U.S., God is preparing us to serve Him in Nicaragua. He is stretching us, growing us, and teaching us to trust Him for everything. Please continue to pray for us, as well as those in Nicaragua. Here are a few things to keep in prayer:

  1. Pray for the two men who said they would receive Christ that night.
  2. Pray that the Lord opens doors in churches in OH, PA, and MD as we call them in the near future.
  3. Pray that the Lord helps us to be a blessing to every church we visit.

In Christ,

Jeremy and Michelle Blanz

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 2012 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

June is another month for us to thank God for using us in His service. During the first part of last month, we were able to spend a couple weeks at home. This is always the best time to focus on making calls and fill up the calendar. We were able to book 13 meetings and missions conferences in AL, SC, NC, TN, KY, WV, and VA. In the second half of the month, we really hit the ground running... or driving, that is. We drove nearly 2,700 miles and were able to present our work in churches in SC, MA, and AL. May brought us 2 new supporters, and 1 more church that has committed to support our ministry. All in all, it was a varied, yet fruitful month.

During our time at home, it was good to once again get involved at our home church. We really enjoy getting involved in weekly visitation and sharing the Gospel with others. Lila really seems to like it as well. Last month, she started crawling, pulling up on objects, and cruising along furniture. We're so proud of her. For a few days, she had a high fever which worried us, but she is now doing much better. During deputation, life is different every week. Different people, different places, but it's always good to know that God is always the same and that He has been faithful to protect us and provide our every need!

Thank you to every one that has been faithful in praying for us. When we were over 1,100 miles from home with a sick baby, it was good to know that there are others all across the nation that are praying for us. This month, please pray for the following:

  1. That God will provide the necessary funds for us to get to Nicaragua.
  2. That God will keep his hand of protection on our family while traveling.
  3. That God will use us in His work while we are on deputation.
In Christ,
Jeremy and Michelle Blanz