Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise Jesus our Lord!
Thank you for loving the Lord with all your hearts and living in joyful obedience to His word. Thank you for distributing One Bread, One Body (OBOB) to your family, neighbors, fellow workers, dioceses, parishes, Bible Study groups, RCIA ministries, etc. Thanks for contributing financially to Presentation Ministries. Please seek the Holy Spirit as far as distributing and contributing more. For two years, we have been seeking to reach 200,000 people in the USA with OBOB, but we have not made much progress. We need 35,000 additional readers - please help.
I must write this letter several months before you read it. By the time you read this, I will probably be healed of cancer of the liver, or, if the cancer has spread, may have a short time to live. Either way, I definitely need your prayers.
"I have full confidence that now as always Christ will be exalted through me, whether I live or die. For, to me, 'life' means Christ; hence dying is so much gain. If, on the other hand, I am to go on living in the flesh, that means productive toil for me — and I do not know which to prefer. I am strongly attracted by both: I long to be freed from this life and to be with Christ, for that is the far better thing; yet it is more urgent that I remain alive for your sakes. This fills me with confidence that I will stay with you, and persevere with you all, for your joy and your progress in the faith" (Phil 1:20-25 NAB).
Let's keep on living for the Lord and in His word. Jesus is Lord! Alleluia!
Fr. Al Lauer
August 1, 2002