(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 reading and sharing God’s living word in One Bread One Body (OBOB) and for your faithfulness in responding to our Special Appeal last fall and throughout the year. Because of your generosity, Presentation Ministries is able to obey the Holy Spirit as He leads this ministry forward. Your sacrificial donations, both large and small, have allowed us to make our materials available in the USA, foreign countries, and globally via the Internet. In a great movement of the Spirit, we are also now publishing the OBOB in Spanish.
Our many ministries continue to thrive as we take the good news of the gospel in all directions. The Spanish publication has grown from initially sending out 4,000 copies at every printing to the present where we send out 18,000 copies. We are repeatedly amazed at the scope of the Lord’s plan for us as He uses our materials to bring new life and transform hearts. We continue to focus on God’s word through radio broadcasts and the Bible telephone lines. We have also transferred most of Father Al Lauer’s past teachings into MP3 format at our website.
The Guadalupe Bible College continues serving its many students (including many prisoners) enabling them to get deeply rooted in their faith and in Scripture. Our Outreach ministry maintains a heavy travel schedule ministering in many areas where the Lord is dramatically changing the people and parishes through seminars which included Life in the Spirit and other Spirit-filled programs. The twenty-eighth Bible Institute was an amazing event as we witnessed the power of the Holy Spirit in the teaching and healing ministry.
The Paul Jansen Discipleship Retreat Center received a large donation designated to complete the building of the Chapel and the guest rooms. Plans are finalized and work is underway with completion expected in the spring of 2015. Several new people have applied to be a part of the residential community there. Retreats will continue throughout the construction.
All of our teachers, editors, office personnel, mailing crews, and other workers – 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. However, the cost of postage and shipping continue to increase as well as the expenses for our publications. Donations for the Spanish OBOB are not yet covering the costs to print. Many of those who receive our materials are poor and have little to give. The expenses for the Bible Institute also increased significantly and were not completely covered by the donations. Incoming contributions have not kept up with the costs for running our various ministries.
Please continue your prayers for this ministry as we have seen the marvelous way in which the Lord has answered your prayers in the past fulfilling our needs. Pray especially for unity in understanding and executing the vision and in uninterrupted leadership for each of the ministries. Any offering you can give now or in the future is deeply appreciated and enables us to continue our mission to serve 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 donation form,
or send your donation to:
3230 McHenry Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45211
In Jesus and Mary,
Deacon George Schmidl, Chris Jasek, Judy Erwin & Mark Mussman
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)