(NOTE: Many of you already received this letter by mail or e-mail. Thank you for your generous response.)
Dear Brother or Sister in Christ:
Praise Jesus, the Prince of Peace! Thank you for reading and sharing God’s living word in One Bread One Body and for your faithfulness in responding to our Special Appeal last fall and throughout the year. Because of your generosity and encouragement, Presentation Ministries continues to serve Christ and to obey the Holy Spirit as He leads this ministry forward. Father Al Lauer, our founder, passed away on October 13, 2002 and we celebrate the five year anniversary of his entry into his heavenly home.
Our many ministries continue to flourish as we take the good news of the gospel in all directions. The many donations, both large and small, have allowed us to make our materials available in the USA, foreign countries, and globally via the Internet. We continue to hear of the impact of these materials as a source of conversion and renewal in many lives. Progress is being made with our computer resources – enabling us to reach out to more people. God’s word is being proclaimed through radio broadcasts and the Bible telephone lines. The Guadalupe Bible College faithfully serves its many students enabling them to get deeply rooted in their faith and in Scripture.
The annual Bible Institute had a record number of people this year for the entire nine days. The people that attended were amazed and astounded at the unique opportunity to grow in their gifts of the Holy Spirit. This ministry is growing. Several Mini-Bible Institutes are being planned for other areas including Las Cruces, NM and Hartford, CT.
The Paul Jansen Discipleship Retreat Center is offering a wide variety of retreats throughout the coming year for those who wish to deepen their commitment to Christ and to grow in their ability to be disciples and make disciples. The retreat center is hoping to complete the construction project which includes the Chapel and additional housing in honor of the fifth anniversary of Father Al’s death.
All of our teachers, editors, office personnel, mailing crews, and those who maintain the buildings – whether they give a few hours or work full time – are VOLUNTEERS. No one is paid. We retain the policy of providing our materials and resources, even the retreats and Bible Institute, for a free-will offering.
Every effort is made to control expenses and to find the most efficient way to respond to your requests. The cost of postage, shipping, and printing greatly increased this year. Due to new postal rates, some mailing costs doubled. Please continue to pray for all of our needs. Pray especially for uninterrupted leadership for each of the ministries and for new workers for the harvest. Any offering you can give now or in the future in support of our ministries enables us to continue our mission in serving God and His Church. May the Lord bless you and all your loved ones in the coming holy seasons of Advent and Christmas.
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In Jesus and Mary,