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January 2018 letter from the Schwaderer’s

January 2018
We are thankful to the Lord for allowing us to minister here in Tenerife again for another year. We have seen some precious souls saved and have started having our Sunday church services again. Leanna is continuing her home schooling and Carolee continues to teach English a few hours a week. Today she spoke with a Columbian lady who is saved but doesn’t have a church. Pray that she would be interested in coming to church with us.

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Thank You from Doug Schwaderer – July 21 2016

Dear Pastor White & Church,

It was a great pleasure to see you again!  “Behold how good and how pleasant it is doe brethren to dwell together in unity!”

I had a great time preaching as well as fellow-shipping with the brethren.  Thank you also for the special time of food and fellowship at your home.  Thank you to Mrs White for preparing the delicious meal, as well as the cinnamon rolls to go!  Thank you also for the generous love offering.

Thank you for all you do for us.  May God continue to bless you.

 

Sincerely,

Doug

P.S. Please pray as I return to Belize for another week with 2 other brothers for a time of intensive evangelism.

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Missions Visit

On 7/10/2016, Canary Islands Missionaries, the Schwaderers, will be speaking.

Pastor Doug Schwaderer, his wife Carolee and family are planting churches in the Canary Islands (of Spain).

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Doug Schwaderer Update for July 2016

July 2016

Dear Churches and Praying friends,

We rejoice in that the Lord has blessed our travel to the US for this brief mini furlough; it has been a good time of family reunions, seeing “old” friends and being in our home church–although a whirlwind since we arrived and we are just now starting to catch our breath.

The celebration that brought us to the states was our daughter Rebekah’s high school graduation, and we feel so grateful that for the first time in five years we were able to be with all six of our children and the majority of our grandkids for the event. We took advantage of the occasion to snap some family photos. We are attaching a few of them in this email.
When a missionary returns to their sending country, it is common to experience reverse culture shock. It takes a while to make the transition. We are sad to see our great nation decline so much spiritually and you really notice a difference. Our prayer is for the Lord to have mercy upon our land, and especially with the upcoming presidential election.

We continue to serve the Lord wherever that finds us. In May we were able to minister with our son in law and daughter, Pastor Michael and Jenny Hunt at Heritage Baptist Church in Manheim PA. Michael is out daily knocking on doors and inviting people to come to Christ, and the week we were there we saw eight people make professions of salvation. Jenny is a good help meet to Michael, from soul winning, working in the bus ministry and nursery, and giving piano lessons. They kept us busy!

In June at our home church, Old Paths Bible Baptist Church (Holley, NY), Doug was able to lead a young Chinese boy to the Lord after a Sunday morning service. Rebekah and Leanna spoke at a ladies meeting, telling about their experiences growing up on the mission field. Carolee spent some time in Dayton, OH caring for her 81 year old mother Lynne who is undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.

It was refreshing to spend a few days relaxing in the Adirondacks where our daughter Amy and husband Greg own a Baptist retreat. We were able to fish on Indian Lake, and caught a few large mouth bass. It was a lot of fun, but the thrill is short lived compared to the lasting joy we find in fishing for the souls of men.

We leave July 2nd for a week in Belize where we will visit our daughter and son in law Greg and Amy Davis and grandchildren, who are serving as missionaries there. We hope to do a lot of witnessing using our Spanish in Belize–which surprising is an English speaking country, but has a large number of Spanish speaking immigrants.

Randy and Heidi Geiger are filling in for us in the Canary Islands, and things seem to be running smoothly in the church. Randy and the men are taking turns preaching, and they are going out on the streets to testify and pass out tracts.

We have a full schedule of meetings for the remainder of the summer, and then will take Rebekah to Fairhaven Baptist Bible college at the end of August, which will be a bittersweet goodbye as she enters this new phase of her life. We will miss her greatly as she has served so faithfully with us. Leanna will certainly feel the loss as well when we return–they are very close. Pray for our transitions.

Thanks so much for your faithful support and prayers,
The Schwaderer Family

Doug Schwaderer Update

Dear Churches and Friends,
Here is our latest prayer update. We covet your prayers earnestly, and we know they sustain us and God has answered in mighty ways. Attached is the prayer letter in PDF, please let us know if you have any difficulties opening it or printing. Also we will include the letter in the text of the email, just in case some of you have slower connections and just want to read it quickly.Sincerely, Doug and Carolee Schwaderer and family, Canary Islands
“He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me” (Psalm 18:16-17).
The Lord has been blessing our church services and the growth of several believers is evident. Gabi and Simona have recently been moved to go out into their neighborhood, passing out gospels of John and witnessing to the people. They have also started to attend the Wednesday night prayer meetings. Their daughter, Alexandra, has been saved and doing quite well, especially considering all the peer pressure she has at school here.  Carlos seems to be doing great lately, witnessing to many people at work and is a witness to all because of his changed life! Valentin started a full time job, and because of working seven days a week has not been to church for six weeks. Please pray for him, his wife Jeni and their son Oscar who needs to be saved.
Juan and Gretel plan on moving, and this will leave us with three families. Sometimes we get attacked, as Satan’s forces stir the pot, but God is faithful to pull us out!  Recently we showed the gospel animation “Light of the World” by Jack Chick at Gabi´s house, and at the end their friend Felicia asked Christ to save her soul! HALELUJA!  Pray for Elena who also saw it but is not saved.  I ask prayer for Juan and his family, with whom I have been witnessing to several times. I have been going to the high schools again this year, so please pray for all the precious souls that will hear or read the gospel, that they might be saved.
We will be visiting the States for just over three months from the end of May to the first week of September. The primary reason is to attend the graduation of our daughter Rebekah from high school and get her situated at Bible college, and then to visit our children and thirteen grandchildren. I have five grandchildren that I have never met in person. Due to the short time, it will not be possible to visit all of our supporting churches; however, since I will be in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan, I would be open to visit you if possible to give an update. If you are interested, please let me know by email so that we can try and accommodate that time.
Sincerely, Doug Schwaderer and family

Doug Schwaderer April 2016 update