(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 faithfulness in loving and serving Christ even though surrounded by trials and difficulties. 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 cause for encouragement to us as we make every effort 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, foreign countries, and globally via our website. The Lord continues to use these different media resources to bring new life and transform hearts. The Gospel is also being proclaimed through radio broadcasts, the Bible telephone line, and the Guadalupe Bible College. After a great deal of work, the basic computer program has been updated and simplified enabling us send out our books and materials in an efficient manner.
The twenty-fifth Bible Institute was the best ever! The Holy Spirit worked in a powerful manner to all those who took part. The evaluations handed in by participants were glowing. Even the staff who provide teaching and ministering were deeply touched, healed, and renewed.
The Paul Jansen Discipleship Retreat Center is in a period of sabbatical – seeking the leading of the Holy Spirit for the future. The Lord is moving mightily in several areas. County water has been brought to us – a major stumbling block in the past. Also, the building people have changed their requirements so that we do not have to build the entire complex at once. Planning is going on to complete about ten rooms. Our prayers are also seeking the Lord on the completion of the Chapel. Please continue to pray that God’s will and His timing will be perfect for this undertaking.
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 we have been blessed to be able to reduce some expenses. However, the cost of postage and shipping continue to increase. As you are aware in your own life, many expenses including the maintenance of our buildings have risen. Please continue your prayers for this ministry as we have seen the way in which the Lord is answering your requests. Pray especially for unity in understanding and executing the vision and in uninterrupted leadership for each of the ministries. We especially look for new committed workers in areas where our people have gone on to the Lord. Any offering you can give now or in the future is deeply appreciated and 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 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,
Chris Jasek & Judy Erwin
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)