“Ten Commandments” Sermon Series (part 2)

Date Speaker Ten Commandments
Text
12-Jan Don White Not Commit Adultery

(Commandment 7)

Exodus 20:14
19-Jan Don White

(Sanctity of Life Sunday)

Not Murder

(Commandment 6)

Exodus 20:13
26-Jan Don White Not Steal

(Commandment 8)

Exodus 20:15
2-Feb Don White Not Bear False Witness

(Commandment 9)

Exodus 20:16
9-Feb Don White Not Covet

(Commandment 10)

Exodus 20:17
16-Feb TBD The Heart of the Law Mark 12:28-34

Schwaderer News – January 2020

Happy New Year to all,
“Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life” (Gen. 45:5).
Juan Antonio, who was saved about six months ago, and whom I mentioned in the last letter, was sentenced to one year in prison here in Tenerife.  If you remember his girlfriend abandoned him since he got saved, and Juan had a court restraining order last year which meant he could not go near her house or call her. He broke that by sending her a text message asking her to bathe their child, since she was negligent in this. She turned him in to the police and he was notified of a one-year sentence! Spanish courts are often biased against men. The good in all this is that I am able to visit Juan often during my regular twice-weekly visits to the prison, and he now has a prison ministry within the walls.
He has a very good attitude about it, just as Joseph did, and is actually happy! He has been giving his testimony to many inmates and preaching the gospel. Because of his contacts, Cidini, a Canary man was saved last week, and others were witnessed to. Please pray for Romen, who listened intently as we witnessed to him for a half an hour. Juan also introduced me to Jehokim, who seems to be very interested. I will be following up on both of these men soon with God’s help. Daniel, an Englishman, was saved a few weeks ago, as well as Ramon and David, who were saved about two months ago.
We are very happy to have our daughter Rebekah and her financé, David Crego, visiting with us for three weeks over the holidays. They have been eager to help evangelize with us while they are here. They both graduate from Fairhaven Baptist Bible College in May, and are getting married at our home church in Holley, NY in June. David is called to preach and to minister to those in the Muslim Religion. He will be preaching this Sunday at our church.
Please pray for these people who have been witnessed to and were receptive: Miguel, Mari, Fefa, Estrella, Juan, Lupe, and Daniel, a  student who called me after receiving a tract from us on a day of preaching at the University of La Laguna here in Tenerife. Continue to pray for Frankel, who immigrated from Venezuela, and recently got his Spanish nationality. He has been a blessing to our church—occasionally preaching, leading and doing special music, and his wife Maria gave a challenging devotion to our young ladies at a recent Christmas gathering. He will be overseeing the church when we travel to the USA for Rebekah and David’s wedding this spring, and needs a good job to support his family.
God bless you all and thank you for your prayers and support!
Doug, Carolee, Rebekah, and Leanna Schwaderer

The Fields – December 2019

From our family to yours,

Merry Christmas!!

Some fun snaps from this past week here at Bible school:

Another graduating class finished well !!!   30 people at our house for pizza and games!!

christmas party

This group is all the staff who we get to serve alongside here at Bible School !!

Thank you for your prayers, friendship and partnership so that we could serve here another year!!!

Merry Christmas!!!
Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark Field

 

 

 

The Kraybills – December 2019

Dear Friends,

Although Thanksgiving has come and gone and we’ve quickly moved on to the Christmas season, we wanted to reflect on how thankful we are for each of you.  We have much to be thankful for and the source of our gratitude comes from our Heavenly Father.

So many times, when I am down or discouraged, and only thinking of myself, I am reminded to give thanks.  Many of my favorite verses from Colossians end with thankfulness, giving thanks and having a thankful heart.  When we give thanks to God for all He has done and given us, we are centering our eyes and lives on Hi

A fw things that we are thankful for this year:

We are thankful each of you; your words of encouragement, prayers and financial gifts.

We are thankful for having the opportunity to be closer to our girls and families for a season.

We are thankful for a church family and having opportunities to fellowship and serve.

We are thankful to be able to keep working with AIM from the States.  We consider it a joy to use our gifts and abilities for Him and Kingdom work in reaching the unreached in Africa and beyond.

We are thankful for God’s provision as we prayed and waited on Him in so many ways this year.

The time of Advent has come upon us.  A tradition for our family, that started when we worked on the Islands, was the lighting of the advent candles the four Sundays before Christmas.  As we celebrate the first coming of Christ and wait expectantly for His second coming, we light the candles of hope, peace, joy and love.  Each night when we relight the candle of the week, I am mesmerized by the flame from the candle.  Jesus came as a light into a dark world.  Our hope and prayer is that our lives would reflect His light living in us.  We want to be believers that bring Him glory and praise wherever He has placed us.

Our family was together for the first time in four years for Thanksgiving, so thankful!  We had the opportunity to go to St. Augustine (Florida) for one night and see the sights.  The pictures below are of our time there.  If you don’t have our latest family photo prayer card and would like one, please send us your mailing address and we’ll send one out to you.

Love from,

Rod and Lori

 

Christmas Messages (9:30AM, Sundays in December)

Date Speaker Christmas Series Text
1-Dec Don White A Great Light Isaiah 9:1-5
8-Dec Don White Wonderful Counselor Isaiah 9:6a
15-Dec Don White Mighty God Isaiah 9:6b
22-Dec Don White Everlasting Father Isaiah 9:6c
29-Dec Mike McOrmond Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6d

[1] But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. [2] The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. [3] You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. [4] For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. [5] For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. [6] For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – (Isaiah 9:1-6)