Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Real Life Example...

Tonight concludes an amazing missions conference at Hampton Roads Independent Baptist Church. This morning, when teaching the children in Sunday School, I used two children in a example/demonstration. One child was the messenger, and the other was the recipient of the message. The messenger refused to deliver the message to the one who needed to hear. I explained to the class that the message could be a matter of life and death (such as a warning that a snake is right behind the hearer) or a matter of eternity (such as needing to hear the Gospel). I explained how faith comes by hearing the Word of God, and it is our responsibility to carry the message of the Gospel to the world. The world will never know if we're not faithful to carry the message.  Little did I know- God had been dealing with the boy (hearer) about salvation before I ever used that demonstration. Sometime after this, in Children's church the boy talked to his teacher about being saved and received Jesus Christ as his Savior. Praise God! While God had been working in his heart before I ever met Him, God, through his Providence, allowed this child to be both a classroom and real-life example of one needing to hear the message of Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 3:7 - "So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 2012 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

August was a very productive month for us. We were privileged to go to 7 scheduled meetings in churches in FL, GA, TN, and KY. During one of our meetings, Jeremy was able to share his testimony with a youth group. Afterwards, one boy received Christ as his Savior. Glory to God! We were also able to drop into 4 other churches for the services we did not have scheduled. While on the phones, Jeremy was able to book 15 meetings in the states of FL, MD, PA, WV, OH, and IL! During the month of August, we had 1 new supporting church, another church who has committed support, and several other possible supporters.

While we were in Kentucky, we were able to see the birthplace and childhood home of Abraham Lincoln. After looking at the family Bible, it was apparent the rich, Christian heritage we have in our nation. We must never forget how privileged we are to have the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Near the end of last month, Lila took her first steps! While she can now walk very short distances, she is not yet comfortable walking. It looks like she will be ready to walk on her first birthday in September!

Last month, during our trip up to Kentucky, Jeremy noticed the back window of the car was very greasy. Several hundred miles later on that trip, the back window was again covered in grease. Jeremy decided to check the oil dipstick and found that it was completely dry! After taking the car to a mechanic, he discovered that the oil change shop removed an O-ring to the oil filter housing and did not replace it. Thankfully, we were able to discover the problem quickly and did not burn up our engine and get stranded. We thank the Lord for those who were praying for us! This month, please pray for the following:

1. That God will keep his hand on the teenager who received Christ.
2. That the Lord will continue to keep us safe as we travel.
3. That God will enable churches to support our ministry.

In Christ,

Jeremy and Michelle Blanz