Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 2012 Update

Dear prayer partners and friends,

It is very humbling to be the benefactor of God answering so many prayers from all over the country and around the world.    We have seen our support go from 35% at the end of September to 49% as of February 1st.  Sarah and I are very thankful for this, the largest 4 month increase since we began deputation.  God deserves the acknowledgement and praise and thanks for this accomplishment.  Praise the Lord for this increase in our support.

Proverbs 3:5 & 6 tells us to trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.  God has once again illustrated these two verses in a major way.  

This past Sunday night we had the privilege of presenting our ministry to Germany at Calvary Baptist in Forest City, IA.  Once again we met several people with a personal connection to Germany through either family relations or military service.  So many of them know the pressing need for the Gospel in this country. Pray that God would raise up more missionaries to Germany.

We spent a few hours afterward celebrating the 2nd birthday of the daughter of fellow missionary appointee friends. Then we spent Monday and Tuesday volunteering at IRBC in Clear Lake, IA with a construction project a friend of ours is working on.  

This Saturday, Feb 4, Faith Baptist Church in Cambridge is hosting their Annual Sportsman's Adventure day of seminars, demonstrations, and food. Many unchurched men and families will be there. Pray that the Gospel will penetrate hearts.

Then Monday, Feb 6, we will speak at First Baptist in Guthrie Center for their after school club meeting.  There will be around 20 elementary age children.  Pray for open hearts to receive the Gospel.

The missions committee at our sending church would still like to see us reach the 60% goal making us eligible to attend Launch seminar.  The next one is in September. (Of course, by September we would like to be as close to 100% as possible.)  So please continue praying for that remaining 11% to come in quickly.

The additional 11% needed to reach 60% equals $661/month.  If you or your church are looking at expanding missions giving, please consider supporting us.

This link is to an interactive pdf form that you can fill out and submit online directly to Baptist Mid-Missions.  Our project number is 702037.

Thank you for your continued prayers,

Jim and Sarah Engle
Baptist Mid-Missions
Appointees to Germany

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