Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise Jesus Incarnate! May this upcoming Lent in this year of St. Paul be the Lent of your lifetime. We pray that the desire to share your faith in Jesus is growing each day. St. Paul told us: "I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, Who has strengthened me, that He has made me His servant and judged me faithful... The grace of our Lord has been granted me in overflowing measure, along with the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. You can depend on this as worthy of full acceptance: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these I myself am the worst. But on that very account I was dealt with mercifully, so that in me, as an extreme case, Jesus Christ might display all his patience, and that I might become an example to those who would later have faith in Him and gain everlasting life. To the King of ages, the immortal, the invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever! Amen" (1 Tm 1:12-17).
It's normal for those in love with Jesus to want to serve Him by sharing the faith as did St. Paul. Please use One Bread, One Body (OBOB) to assist you in sharing your faith. Possibly the Lord is calling you to distribute dozens or hundreds of OBOB booklets to your diocese, city, parish, neighborhood, business, family, etc. Please pray and fast so as to listen to how God wants to use you in His plan of salvation.
Remember that OBOB is not free. We have no set price for OBOB so that all can afford it, but we put you on the "honor system" to contribute as the Holy Spirit directs you.
We encourage you to go to Mass each day, to live the Mass, and be a tabernacle of Jesus in the world. During Lent, the Church calls us to special fast and prayer. Through this, we often
hear God's callings. Is the Lord calling you to join Presentation Ministries (PM) as a "co-worker," become a student of Guadalupe Bible College, work full-time for PM, or help build Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel? Do whatever Jesus tells you (Jn 2:5). Let us live totally for Jesus, die in Jesus, and be with Him forever.
Many thanks for your love and prayers and for all you do for Presentation Ministries. Come, Lord Jesus!
Your Brothers in Jesus,
George Schmidl, Jerry Cappel, and Mark Schuermann
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)
February 1, 2009