Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise Jesus, our Lord and Savior!
In this season of harvest and the Thanksgiving holiday, we thank God for everything He has given us. First we celebrate the anniversary of the death of Father Al Lauer, our founder, who passed to his eternal reward on Oct 13, 2002. We thank God for Fr. Al's faithful witness and for showing us the way to Jesus. We ask you to continue to pray for him and to ask God for many special miracles through his intercession. Upon reflection of his death, many things come to mind.
- Life is a precious gift from God. God gives us this life so that we may grow to know Him, love Him, and be happy with Him forever in heaven.
- Fr. Al followed Jesus and taught us that everything of value comes through sacrifice. Anyone who wants to be great at something knows that it will only happen through hard work, sacrifice, and by the grace of God.
- We praise Jesus for Fr. Al's death because to get to heaven, you have to die for Jesus. Fr. Al lived, worked, fasted, and died for Jesus. Fr. Al was at great peace at his death because he trusted Jesus, his Lord (Jn 20:28), Savior (l Tm 4:10), and Friend (Jn 15:15).
We are thankful for the blessing of our Church, our Pope, our faith in Jesus, our families, and freedom. We are thankful for you, our readers and fellow co-workers for the kingdom, who contribute to One Bread, One Body with your prayers, efforts, and financial support. Next year is the 20th anniversary for the booklet. We pray that those who can give more will help those who are financially unable to contribute much (see 2 Cor 8:13-14). Thanks for sharing this booklet with others and spreading the Gospel of Jesus.
We ask you to please continue to pray for Presentation Ministries. Please pray for our annual Home Based Communities retreat on Oct 10 and 11th. If you are interested in finding out more about home based communities, attend our Discipleship Retreat Small Christian Communities to Change the World. The dates for this retreat are December 5-6, 2003. Call (937) 587-5464, or email
George Schmidl and Jerry Cappel
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)
October 1, 2003