Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise Jesus our Lord!
Thanks for all you're doing to spread God's word by reading, contributing to, and distributing One Bread, One Body (OBOB).
From November 27th, the beginning of Advent, until February 28th, the day before Lent, we are trying to gain 15,000 new readers of OBOB. This is an optimistic goal, but can be achieved through the power of the Holy Spirit and the hard work and sacrifices of readers like you. God's co-workers (1 Cor 3:9).
We are urging each reader of OBOB to reach at least one other person by inviting them to read the Bible and these reflections daily. God works powerfully through His people and His word. Your personal invitation and witness to others on how God is working in your life can be a life-changing experience. Thanks for sharing the word and your witness! Our ultimate goal is to help people get closer to Jesus. We know that this happens through reading His word.
It is also possible to distribute large quantities of OBOB in your diocese, city, parish, prayer group, place of business, neighborhood or family. Please pray about financially contributing toward the spreading of God's word through OBOB. If you are not in a position financially to contribute towards your bulk order, encourage those to whom you give the books to do so on their own. As you may know, Presentation Ministries is funded by contributions from individuals. We do not name specific prices for our materials but rely on the Holy Spirit to guide your offering.
Christmas is the season of hope and joy. We get joy from knowing that God loves us so much that He humbled Himself (Phil 2:7-8) and became a baby for us. It doesn't stop there. Soon He dies a brutal death on the cross to save us from death (Jas 5:20). It doesn't even stop there! His love is so great that He even comes down from heaven to be "the Bread of Life" for us (Jn 6:48); to be in communion with us. Praise God!!!
We have a new rosary booklet to help you pray the rosary using the scriptures to keep you focused on the mystery.
Thanks again. Your Brothers in Jesus,
George Schmidl, Jerry Cappel, and Mark Schuermann
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)
December 1, 2005