Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Thank you for being a reader of One Bread, One Body (OBOB). We pray that through reading the scriptures and OBOB you will be open to the Holy Spirit working in your life to make you a true disciple of Jesus. Jesus promises, "If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you. By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become My disciples" (see Jn 15:7-8). We pray that the Lord will multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness (2 Cor 9:10) and that you will bear fruit a hundredfold for the Kingdom (Mt 13:23).
October 13, 2011 marks the ninth anniversary of the death of Father Al Lauer, the founder of Presentation Ministries and writer of OBOB for twenty years. He desired that the ministries he started would not only continue after his death, but that they would expand to bear more fruit. He had the faith and vision to "look up and see the fields ripe for the harvest" (see Jn 4:35).
We hope the Holy Spirit will inspire you to join in our vision and share OBOB with others in your family, parish, workplace, and neighborhood. We ask you to pray about sending a donation, without which our ministry could not continue. Please be obedient to the Holy Spirit. Fr. Al wrote in a previous OBOB cover letter: "The Lord wants each member of His body to be responsible. Passivity is the kiss of death. If you don't reach new subscribers to OBOB, who will? If everybody else is to pay for OBOB, we will not be able to publish it."
Please pray for all the workers and members of Presentation Ministries (PM). especially on November 21, which is the Feast of the Presentation on Mary. This is our feast day and the day of recommitment for all our members and leaders. If God is calling you to be a member of PM, please give us a call at (513) 662-JESU.
May God bless you abundantly!
Your brothers and sister in Jesus,
Deacon George Schmidl, Mark Schuermann, Chris Jasek and Judy Erwin
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)
October 1, 2011