(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 your steadfastness in serving Christ in the midst of the challenging circumstances around us. By reading and sharing God’s word in One Bread One Body, you are helping to build Christ’s Kingdom here on earth. In responding to our Special Appeal last fall and throughout the year, you have been a source of inspiration and encouragement to us as we strive to fulfill the far-reaching vision that the Holy Spirit gave to Father Al Lauer, our founder.
Our many ministries continue to increase and affect many lives as we offer God’s Word “even to the ends of the earth.” Your sacrificial donations, both large and small, make it possible for us to have our materials available in the USA, Canada, other countries, and globally via the Internet. The Lord continues to use these resources to touch lives and change hearts. The Gospel is also being proclaimed through radio broadcasts, the Bible telephone line, and the Guadalupe Bible College.
The annual Bible Institute was powerfully anointed by the Holy Spirit. The speakers, the teachers, the participants, and all who served were astonished at the way that the Holy Spirit continues to exceed all expectations. Please pray that this ministry can continue its good work even though the donations received did not meet our expenses this year.
The Paul Jansen Discipleship Center offers retreats and programs that deepen one’s commitment to Christ. The community at the retreat center is growing steadily and continues to focus on prayer and renewal. This ministry needs a large infusion of funds in order to complete the building project which when finished, will include a chapel, meeting rooms, and residence rooms to accommodate about 80 participants. Work cannot go forward until sufficient funds are available to finish the job. Please pray for God’s perfect will and timing for this undertaking.
All of our leaders, teachers, 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 we have been fortunate to reduce expenses in a couple of ministries this year due to new technology. However, the cost of postage and shipping continue to increase and our buildings need continued maintanance. We continue to trust in the Lord to faithfully meet our needs.
Please continue to pray for all of our needs. Pray especially for unity around the vision Fr. Al gave us, uninterrupted leadership for each of the ministries and for new committed workers. Any offering you can give now or in the future in support of our ministries enables us to continue our mission in serving the Lord and His Church.
May the Lord bless you and all your loved ones in the coming holy seasons of Advent and Christmas.
You can make a donation online
by using our secure online donation form,
or send your donation to:
3230 McHenry Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45211
In Jesus and Mary,
Deacon George Schmidl,
Mark Schuermann and
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)