Dear Supporters and Praying Friends,
GLORY! HALLELUJAH! BLESS HIS HOLY NAME! God has moved in Blair, Nebraska! Now that I have gotten that off of my chest, I would like to send greetings from our family to yours. We not only want to thank God for His blessings on our ministry, but we want to thank each of you for your prayers, cards and letters of encouragement and much appreciated financial support.
July was truly a bi-polar month! It started out with a heaviness of emotional depression. I have been lower, but not by far. We travelled to Buffalo Baptist Church of Buffalo, Wyoming for a much needed time of fellowship with other missionaries of Macedonia World Baptist Missions. The few days of orientation were exactly what our family needed. While there we were able to spend some family time in Yellowstone. After the two weeks of both spiritual and physical recuperation, we came back to Blair ready for labor again. One of our men passed away while we were gone. We conducted the funeral when we returned and boy was it special! After the service, three adults were led to Christ! Hallelujah!
Later in August, we had another adult accept Christ as her Savior. That day was also the day we were going to baptize. We ended up baptizing 5 that afternoon, including my son Micah. If you will recall, he was saved on my birthday back in January. As I write this letter, I am in bliss over two more professions of faith. The wife of the gentleman who passed away got saved as well as her niece!
Our family is doing well, but please remember us in these days as the Lord lays us upon your heart! School is starting back and the busier schedules begin… UGH! Shilo, as always, is taking lots of pictures so we decided to update our prayer cards. We are sending new prayer cards with this letter. Should you need more, please contact us and we will ship them.
I want to mention one more item of great importance. Our church is planning on hosting a Midwestern Jubilee June 21st -23rd 2017. Dr. Scott Caudill is scheduled to preach each night and we are inviting each of you to come and support the meeting. I will be sending more details in the near future so you can plan for it. It is my desire to have a delegate from each of our supporting churches in attendance or have a letter of encouragement sent to encourage our church family (will give more explanation later). Each morning there will be preachers called from the floor. Many of Macedonia’s Western Missionaries will be here too!
In conclusion, I would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude for your prayers! Please know that they have made the difference these last two months. May Christ continue to bless you and your family!
Endeavoring To Stand In The Gap,
Brother Andrew Schank