March 2007

March 2007

Greetings to you, family and friends of The Narrow Way Ministry: When I began this newsletter, it was the night before Thanksgiving, and we still have so much for which to be thankful. I am sure that you can also still spend much time counting your blessings and naming them one by one, as the old hymn goes.

We are thankful to have each of you as friends, family, and acquaintances. We all are brothers and sisters in Christ. And won’t it be joy unimaginable to share eternity together with Jesus as our eternal Companion?

The Ozark Mountains this past year were especially resplendent with the glorious colors of autumn, but now we are enjoying the blossoms of Spring. After a very long dry spell in which most creeks and many ponds were quite dried up, the autumn rains finally put it all back to normal. The water fall next to our house came back to life, and the ponds are once more full to the brim.

One week in October we loaded our horses into their trailer and took them on their first camping trip. Invited by the Beierle family from Umpire, Arkansas, we joined a group of families for a weekend Equestrian campout at Cedar Lake in Oklahoma. We enjoyed having Sabbath School and Church in the great outdoors, and we went on a number of long trail rides (with as many as 25 horses and riders one day) taking in some beautiful autumn scenery.

We have now weathered the worst part of winter and enjoyed its splendor, ice, snow, rain and cold. And now the daffodils are giving us a foretaste of the coming Spring with their radiant and cheerful yellow flowers.

From September through December I had the privilege of traveling with “It Is Written” to all of their Partnership weekends around the country. My function at these retreats was to present a Sabbath afternoon concert with the Marimba and to give my testimony of divine rescue from my past life of self-destruction, shared so that others might know that nothing is impossible with God.

I was blessed during these weekends to be able to meet many dear people who have loved ones struggling or who themselves are stuggling with seemingly insurmountable sin issues. It has been such a joy to share through my own experience that our God is mighty to save, the whosoevers, from whatsoever, even to the uttermost.

The feedback has been so positive that I can myself better understand the joy in heaven over one sinner that repents. This sharing also affords for myself positive reinforcement in my own personal controversy between good and evil. (We all are engaged in that warfare, you know!)

After returning from the weekend in Palm Springs I received the following anonymous email from a couple who had attended one of the other retreats. I want to share it with you so that you, too, can rejoice in the blessed hope that our true message of salvation from sin gives to the sin-sick soul.

Comments: “My husband and I were at the ‘It Is Written’ Partnership this past weekend. We bought your book and we each read it separately - not able to put it down after starting it … for we saw in print, for the first time - that someone else in the world was feeling exactly how my husband had felt for 20 years, being addicted to pornography and self-abuse. He had promised God for years that he would stop this behavior after each fall from grace … but the promises were empty promises and after a while he said he felt that there was no hope for him and no hope for eternal life because he surely must have commited the unpardonable sin by now! Life was empty, and sad and hopeless.

“Then … I (the wife) found out about his addiction! Counseling was a helpful start … but your book has been the assurance that we both needed that there is hope for ANY kind of sinner … that God is mourning the separation that choosing sin causes from ANY of his dear children and that WE CAN CHOOSE to live every moment HIS way and He wants us back still.

“Thank you, thank you for writing your book and sharing your feelings in such depth. The last chapter with the list of suggestions for overcoming are also much appreciated.

“Sincerely, Two from California”

The book being referred to in this letter is the story of my life, my fall from grace, and my path to victory at last through divine intervention, my personal study of God’s word, and the leading of the Holy Spirit: “That Kind Can Never Change! Can They…?” by “Victor J. Adamson” (my pen name). The feed back from readers of my book helped inspire me to begin a web site ministry: Through the web site I am able to address many questions that come through email, posting the replies as short articles for the perusal of interested readers and seekers for help from around the world. This is a very exciting branch of ministry, and I rejoice to hear from so many people who are finding their way out of bondage and walking in newness of life, not only in the United States, but from South Africa to Guatemala, and from England to Australia.

Speaking of Australia, I just recently (early February) returned from spending 2 weeks in Melbourne and Brisbane, (it is now mid March…), filming 15 sermons for television, (possibly the Hope Channel), under the general heading of “You, Too, Can Be Made Whole!” This was a series of studies on steps to wholeness based upon my own personal testimony, experience, and study.

I want to thank my generous hosts, Colin and Cherryl Martens, for a most rewarding experience and for the use of their very professional and beautifully decorated studios in Lilydale. On Sabbaths, with their coordination, I presented the material live in worship services and in afternoon and evening seminars. Marimbas were rented in both Melbourne and Brisbane to afford me the privilege of providing sacred music at all these functions and to also film music for DVD production, which we hope to be a blessing to many people, as it will be available for distribution very soon.

Getting back to the subject of our seminars, concerts, and testimony opportunities: As you know, the of our ministry is that “Our God is mighty to save, the whosoevers, from whatsoever, even to the uttermost.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 clearly tells us that “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are bcome new.”

This very plainly tells us that “the new birth consists in having new motives, new tastes, new tendencies”, and that “a genuine conversion changes inherited and cultivated tendencies to wrong.” (RH 4/12/1892; Letter 105, 1893)

This subject really gets me fired up with excitement, because it is so positive. And it leads me to want to share with you in this and the next newsletter both a burden and a joy that has been on my heart of late: A burden that we the church may be tending in a dangerous direction on a vital issue that we need to face, as those who want to be more than “professed Christians”, as genuine disciples of Christ; A joy that in God’s Word we are given direct counsel to steer us back on course and to keep us in His right path.

Moving Beyond Love & Acceptance:

It seems to me that a very dangerous theological trend has developed among Christians of late, and that is this idea that we are to just love and accept everybody where they are and as they are and incorporate them into church fellowship without making them feel guilty for their lives of open sin. But I believe that if we are not careful, we will be loving people to death…, and accepting them in their lost condition without offering them the deliverance from bondage Jesus so wants them to have. Indeed, He lived and ministered and died to save His people from their sins, not in them.

I truly believe that we must not only love and accept the sinner where he is, but we must go beyond that to introduce him to the transforming power of God who is mighty to save, the whosoevers, from whatsoever, even to the uttermost.

On the subject of transformation, the Scriptures speak of two very different forms. In 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 we read, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”

Here we are warned of false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. Let us not forget the words of Jesus, “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven…” (Matthew 7:21)

We are told here that even Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Light represents truth, but Satan presents a spurious message, a fatal sophistry.

“We do not realize how untiring are Satan’s efforts to sap our spirituality. He is working mightily that the people of God may be only half converted. Then self will swell to large proportions, and there will be no revelation to the world of the transforming power of God. If this power does not rest upon God’s people and move them to sanctified action, they cannot do the work in the earth that has been shown us must be done. Without this power, they will not realize their responsibility as his representatives in a world of unbelief.” (RH 6/19/13)

This text speaks of his (Satan’s) ministers, transforming themselves as ministers of righteousness. These representatives, or workers, or messengers present themselves as bearing glad tidings…, of great joy…, messages of: “Saved by grace, (cheap grace), not by works…”, “License to continue in sin, for you are loved and accepted just as you are”, “Sin and live…” for “the wages of sin is not death, because the gift of God is eternal life if you just ask for it…”, “thou shalt not surely die”…

Such messages present a form of godliness denying the power thereof. (2 Timothy 3:5) They actually have their origin with the deception of Satan in the Garden of Eden. And of these messengers it is stated in the above text, “whose and shall be according to their works.” To such who love not the truth of the transforming power of God, we are told that God himself will send strong delusion. (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12) He gives to every man in accordance with the desires of his heart. If he loves not truth, he is free to receive delusion. But with every choice man makes comes consequences, and/or rewards.

Within the church today are efforts encouraging the church to change its position regarding open sin, rather than encouraging the sinner to change his behavior. We increasingly hear the plea to reach out with love and understanding to those involved in behavior explicitly condemned in the Bible, as caring Christians to make special efforts to include them as warmly loved and appreciated “members” of the church family, even though they be living in open sin; to surround them with loving support and acceptance, demonstrating patience and tolerance for them in their open disregard of the Word of God.

True, the church is to open its doors to anyone who wants to worship. It should present a warm, inviting atmosphere for those seeking respite from this troublous world. The key word, however, in the above scenario is “Members”, for with membership comes the right to participate in the decision making process of the church, to asume church office and even church leadership.

The teaching of “Love and Acceptance” is actually good doctrine, as long as it is taught from the true Biblical perspective, and is not “cheap love and cheap acceptance” which only leads one into the trap of the dangerous doctrine of “cheap grace”.

A demonstration of love and unconditional acceptance towards someone can very easily lapse into indulgence. If our “love and acceptance” leaves one feeling complacent in his sin, then our love is not really love at all, but rather a placating of sin. God’s love, if accepted, generates a responding love. That true love in return results in obedience, for Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)

Our responsibility as Christians is to take the lead in demonstrating unconditional love and compassion, not condemning one for orientation or tendencies over which he has no control. However, we must be careful not to ecourage one to accept that which is less than God’s will for his life. We are to support such a person with prayer and understanding as he seeks to follow God’s plan for his life, through his seeking of God’s grace, his divine transforming power.

Let us explore the Biblical concept of “Love” and “Acceptance” as opposed to the “cheap love and cheap acceptance” that is being urged upon the church today.

Matthew 11:28-30 - In unconditional love Jesus says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

“The promise is, ‘Come unto me, …and I will give you rest.’ [The question is,] Have you come to him, renouncing all your make-shifts, all your unbelief, all your self-righteousness? Come just as you are, weak, helpless, and ready to die. What is the ‘rest’ promised? — It is the consciousness that God is true, that he never disappoints the one who comes to him. His pardon is full and free, and his acceptance means rest to the soul, rest in his love.” (RH 4/25/1899)

One “Christian” pamphlet left with me at the General Conference Session in St. Louis proclaimed, “Gay Christians are wholly loved and accepted by God,” using this Matthew 1:28 as the reference for their conclusion.

Now, we know of God’s unconditional love for the sinner from such passages as, Romans 5:8-10, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. …For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

However, note in the following references (all emphasis mine) that acceptance with God is not unconditional, but rather conditional: “Let not anything rob your soul of peace, of restfulness, of the assurance that you are accepted just now. Claim every promise; all are yours if you will comply with the prescribed terms. Entire self-surrender, an acceptance of Christ’s ways, is the secret of perfect rest in His love.

“The abiding rest—who has it? That rest is found when all self-justification, all reasoning from a selfish standpoint, is put away. Entire self-surrender, an acceptance of His ways, is the secret of perfect rest in His love. We must learn His meekness and lowliness before we experience the fulfillment of the promise ‘Ye shall find rest unto your souls’ (Matt. 11:29). It is by learning the habits of Christ that self becomes transformed—by taking His yoke, and then submitting to learn.

“Giving up the life to Christ means much more than many suppose. God calls for an entire surrender. We cannot receive the Holy Spirit until we break every yoke that binds us to our objectionable traits of character. These are the great hindrances to wearing Christ’s yoke and learning of Him. There is no one who has not much to learn. All must be trained by Christ.” (RH 4/25/1899)

In the case of Abel, he “came with the blood that pointed to the Lamb of God. He came as a sinner, confessing himself lost; his only hope was the unmerited love of God. The sense of need, the recognition of our poverty and sin, is the very first condition of acceptance with God. ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ Matt. 5:3” (COL 152.1)

It was to “the penitent thief [that] came the perfect peace of acceptance with God.” (Conflict & Courage 326.5; Sons & Daughters of God 250.4)

“There is hope for the penitent, …in Jesus every one who longs for help and acceptance may find deliverance and peace.” (GospelWorkers 213.3)

“The religion of Christ means more than the forgiveness of sin; it means taking away our sins, and filling the vacuum with the graces of the Holy Spirit. It means divine illumination, rejoicing in God. It means a heart emptied of self, and blessed with the abiding presence of Christ. When Christ reigns in the soul, there is purity, freedom from sin. The glory, the fullness, the completeness of the gospel plan is fulfilled in the life. The acceptance of the Saviour brings a glow of perfect peace, perfect love, perfect assurance. The beauty and fragrance of the character of Christ revealed in the life testifies that God has indeed sent His Son into the world to be its Saviour…” (Saviour from sin, I might add…) (Lift Him Up, 1988)

Warning: “‘If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered, and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.’ (John 15:6)

“Why do not these words make men afraid to sin against God? There are many today who, though professing Christians, are not one with Christ. They are drifiting hither and thither. May God pity them. Unless help from above reaches them, they will be lost, eternally lost.

“The members of our churches need to be converted, that they may understand what the love of Jesus means,—the love that He revealed in His life of meekness and lowliness. Profession without practice is of no value.

“‘If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit.’ (vss. 7,8) Fruit-bearing, then, is the condition of discipleship. What is the fruit that is to be borne? —Purity of character, unselfish deeds, Christlike words. Those who do not bear this fruit, those whose lives do not reveal the tenderness of Christ, are not accepted as representatives of God.” (Australasian Union Conference Record, 11/15/1903 Words of Counsel)

“…Many have no assurance of acceptance with [God]. They have forfeited, and are continuing to forfeit, the conditions upon which acceptance is based. When weighed in the balances of the sanctuary, they are found wanting; for they love self; Christian principle is away down in the scale, and their profession of knowing Christ is a deception.” (The Southern Watchman 6/04/1903)

“…Let none complain that they have not the assurance of the love of God, that they cannot obtain the evidence of their acceptance with him. Let them diligently search the Scriptures, and see if they are following the example of their Lord. …We need to practice close self-examination, to see what we are cherishing in ourselves that will grieve the Spirit of God…

“The easy position so pleasing to the carnal heart is, that Christ has done all, that personal striving is unnecessary, and would be an evidence of unbelief. But the Bible tells us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Self-complacency will never save us. Those who imagine that because Christ has done all that is necessary in the way of merit there remains nothing for them to do in the way of complying with the conditions, are deceiving their own souls…

The servants of Christ have a sacred work. They must copy his character and his ways and plans of reaching men. God does not want them to labor with their own finite power, but in his strength; he wants them to represent to the world, in their own characters, the Saviour’s purity, benevolence, and love….” (RH 12/22/1885)

“Having complied with the word of God, do not depend on your feelings for evidence of acceptance with God. ‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’ (Hebrews 11:1) If you have complied with the conditions, believe God, whether or not you feel any different. Christ declared, ‘If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.’ Let all who understand the abiding claims of the law of God, yield implicit obedience to every requirement given in the Word.” (RH 2/7/1957?)

“We must study, and copy, and follow the Lord Jesus Christ; then we shall bring the loveliness of his character into our own life, and weave his beauty into our daily words and actions. Thus we shall stand before God with acceptance, and win back by conflict with the principalities of darkness, the power of self-control, and the love of God that Adam lost in the fall. Through Christ we may possess the spirit of love and obedience to the commands of God. Through his merits it may be restored in our fallen natures.” (ST 12/22/1887)

“We are not to do something in order to purchase our entrance into heaven; for the Lord gives us heaven through the merit of Jesus Christ, and not through any merit of our own. Good works are the result of faith and love… Every one is under bonds to God to manifest obedience to all his commandments, relying fully upon the righteousness of Christ for his acceptance with God.

Accepting the grace of Christ, we are to live to the honor and glory of God, keeping the commandments at any sacrifice to ourselves. ‘There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.’” (ST 5/30/1895)

“Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

“Here is a promise to us on condition of obedience. If we will come out from the world, and be separate, and touch not the unclean he will receive us. Here are the conditions of our acceptance with God. We have something to do ourselves. Here is a work for us. We are to show our separation from the world. The friendship of the world is enmity with God. It is impossible for us to be friends of the world and yet be in union with Christ. But what does this mean: to be friends of the world? It is to unite hands with them, to enjoy what they enjoy, to love that which they love, to seek for pleasure, to seek for gratification, to follow our own inclinations. We do not in following inclination have our affections upon God; we are loving and serving ourselves. But here is a grand promise: ‘Come out from among them and be ye separate.’ Separate from what? The inclinations of the world, their tastes, their habits; the fashions, the pride, and the customs of the world. ‘Come out from among them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you.’ In making this move, in showing that we are not in harmony with the world, the promise of God is ours. He does not say perhaps I will receive you; but, ‘I will receive you.’ It is a positive promise. You have a surety that you will be accepted of God. Then in separating from the world you connect yourself with God; you become a member of the royal family; you become sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty; you are children of the heavenly King; adopted into his family, and have a hold from above; united with the infinite God whose arm moves the world. What an exalted privilege is this to be thus favored, thus honored of God; to be called sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty…” (A sermon preached in Battle Creek, Mich., June 19, 1877; ST 1/31/1878)

In our next segment, (next newsletter), I want to elaborate on what it means to be adopted as sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty. Suffice it to say for now: The love of God towards the sinner is truly unconditional. However, acceptance with Him is not. It is conditional, conditional upon an entire surrender of the will to His transforming power. If we love God and hate sin, this is not bad news, and we should not be ashamed to share it.

And how does this relate to us as church members? We, too, are to show unconditional love to those living in open sin. But accepting them into church membership must be conditional upon penitence, and a willingness to be cleansed, transformed, into the image of Christ. As John the Baptist put it, “Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance” (Matthew 3:8) (To Be continued in the next Newsletter)

KCGS AM 960 - Sowing Broadcast

In the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, E. K. is known as the one pastor who has brought more people to the Lord than any other pastor in the region. He is also known for his love of truth and dedication to honestly preaching the Word as he understands it.

Twelve years ago he began listening to a new radio broadcast on KCGS AM 960 out of Marshall, Arkansas. The program was entitled “The Sure Word of Prophecy” by Pastor Ron Woolsey of the local Seventh-day Adventist Church. These two pastors had the opportunity to eventually meet at a local funeral in which E. K. was presiding. Upon being introduced to Ron Woolsey on the way to the graveside, Pastor K. stopped to express his great appreciation for “The Sure Word of Prophecy” and saying that he would really like to talk.

Subsequently, the two pastors have had several occasions to visit. Pastor K. visited the Seventh-day Adventist Church on a couple occasions and also sought spiritual counseling with Ron Woolsey on some personal matters. Over the years he has stated repeatedly his convictions about the 7th-day Sabbath, saying that before he is laid to rest he hopes to be conducting Sabbath services at his church.

As the community commercial radio station KCGS came into Seventh-day Adventist ownership in 2001, Pastor K. has continued his own broadcasting. His live broadcast being slotted right after “The Sure Word of Prophecy”, he was known to have, from time to time, referred back to that day’s subject of “The Sure Word of Prophecy”, encouraging people to really pay attention, because Pastor Ron was right on track with his Bible-based presentations. He would go on to expound upon the same subject showing his support of our Bible-based understanding.

So, we have known for a number of years that Pastor K. was under great conviction about the Sabbath and others of our doctrines.

In a very recent broadcast, he finally came bravely forward on the air to his listening audience stating that he had been under great conviction for some time that if one were to base his beliefs upon the Word of God and not upon tradition that Saturday is the 7th-day Sabbath of the fourth commandment.

This was a major step for this dear pastor. It is one thing to express one’s convictions privately, pastor to pastor. It is another thing to go on the air on a radio broadcast that reaches out to an 80 mile radius of listeners as the most well known pastor in that region and share his convictions that Saturday is the Sabbath of the Lord and of the 4th commandment, and that there is no Biblical evidence whatsoever that it has ever been changed or that it will be changed.

“I will continue preaching on Sundays,” he said. “But I will be preaching the 7th day Sabbath.” We praise the Lord for this “germinating seed” through the efforts of our radio evangelism through KCGS AM 960 in Marshall, Arkansas. We are confident that the harvest is ripening. Please keep this ministry in your prayers as we sow broadcast the Three Angels Messages.

Since writing the above story, another incident has just occurred that I must tell you about. Another well-loved pastor in our town who broadcasts on our radio station has just approached our station manager with the announcement that he, too, is under great conviction that Saturday is the Sabbath of the 4th commandment. “There is no doubt in my mind,” he said, “that Saturday is the true Sabbath. And a number of my church members are under the same conviction. We are even now discussing changing our day of worship from Sunday to Saturday!” His church is just a couple blocks across the highway from ours.

Friends, can you see what is beginning to happen? The Holy Spirit is working, and the Lord is making ready His people for the great gathering in. It is exciting to be a part of His work in this time of the world‚€™s history! Please keep our ministry in your prayers!

Letters from Romania: 11/04/06

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I want to explain the work of our 11 Bible-workers in this year. The result was so nice, but please pray for us, because to work is so difficult. Some Bible-workers are working just with the books, some just with the poor people, some are preaching and building.

For example. Pastor Nagy Jeno Jenci is working in 9 places making evangelizing meetings. In other places it is not possible to make the meetings, so we go house to house with the books, selling the health books and giving a spiritual book like a gift for them.

In some places we visit the poor people and like this we give the books.

In some places we have prayer meetings in the people‚€™s house where we don’t find a separate special building.

With these Bible-workers it was possible to build a church in Tasnad. Praise the Lord! We spent 2 months in evangelizing meetings, and after 6 months we had the new church.

We are starting to build another church in Pir, and praise the Lord we baptized 3 persons. We have 3 new places and we are so happy because the people are coming to hear the truth from the Bible.

In another village it is so difficult to work because all people coming to the meetings are Gypsies. And the Jehovah’s Witness people are so angry for us.

With another Bible-worker in Marghita we are working in 6 places. In 2 of these villages we baptized 77 people. Praise the Lord! It was possible to buy a church for them and in every Sabbath the church is full with the Gypsies, and our prayer is to baptize more in this winter. Usually we have two baptisms a year, summertime and winter. We are so happy because in this area when we have this evangelizing meetings the building is full. In Marghita church was baptized in this year one time 13 persons.

With the Bible-workers who are selling books we have so nice experience from 3 months ago. Every 2 weeks we go from city to city and the people buy the books much more then before.

Our plan for this winter is printing the books “The Desire of Ages” and “Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing”. We want to buy Bibles for the winter time for helping the poor, and we need help for the evangelizing meetings for 6 places, and I need a car, because mine was destroyed in an accident.

It is so nice to work with the children because they are so interested about the stories from the Bible, and when they go home they explain for the parents. The parents then have questions and slowly we answer for them and become friends, and like this it is possible to tell our message to the parents, too.

We need your prayers, so please pray for us. We want to live much more deep in faith and want to work more for God, because we know He will come back soon.

12/13/06 Now we want to start evangelising in Zilah city in January. We were visiting all the city. In the beginning we start with the lifestyle, after that health programs, and finish with the evangelizing. Students from Hergelia with the director will help, please pray for us.

2/18/07 I’m at home again from Salaj making evangelizing meetings and health-expo. Everywhere the buildings were full with the people who were not Adventist. In Zalau we make the health expo and there were many people helping. The students from Hergelia and the church members from different churches. It was so good to be together and working for God and making His second coming faster.

In the morning time from 9 o’clock to 1 o’clock we was making programs for the people who asked questions what they don‚€™t understand in the sermon, or in the radio program. We are not finished with the evangelizing meetings yet. We have 6 more places, but this will be around Carei. I become very tired, but after March will be no more evangelizing meeting like this because the winter is finished.

March 4, 2007

Dear Ron and family:

I’m so happy because here in Romania the spring time is here. But the evangelizing meetings are not finished yet. We are starting in 2 more places. One is very close to Carei in Moftin and another is very close to Satu Mare in Remete. I’m so happy because in Zalau City the health evangelizing meeting was very nice and the people liked it. It is so interesting how many people are interested in how to live healthy.

In Pir we are starting to build a new church. The fundament (foundation) is ready, but we have no more money to continue. We need about 12,000 Euro to finish, and we pray for the money because we want to continue from March.

Last month I was in an accident and the woman’s legs were broken. She was in the hospital, but now she is at home, and I have to pay for the hospital, for the lady who is taking care for the woman, for the doctor and for the police. The total is 3000 Euro. The car has no problem.

Pastor Jenci (supported by The Narrow Way Ministry) has the evangelizing meetings, too. His boy Artur is sick. We pay lot’s of money for the doctors, but he is not well. He has to have a soldier service when he is 18 years old. We hope he will soon be better. Please pray for him.

In August it will be so nice to be together with your family. I‚€™m so sorry that you don’t know to come for our camp meeting, but don’t worry, because I will make programs for you.

Please pray for us.

Your sister in Christ, Marika

Friends, we continue to need and appreciate your financial support for our Romanian Bible Worker and Pastoral program. The present church in Pir that Marika mentioned is an old mud walled building that is in the process of disintegrating. Daylight can be seen through the big cracks in the walls. This project is a very needful one. Thank you for considering what you might be able to do to help complete this $12,000 (Euro) project.

P.S. A Gift Idea: “A Perfect Day”, “Classic Gospel Mem’ries”, and the new CD - “Make Me A Blessing”. A portion of the proceeds from the distribution of these CDs goes to help support our Bible Worker program in Romania and also our radio evangelism on our local radio station. Thank you for your interest in and support of this project!

($16.00 each Plus $2.00 S&H, and $1.00 S&H for each additional CD within the same order)

Coming soon on DVD: A selection of 20 songs from the above 3 CDs performed and filmed in Melbourne, Australia. ($20.00 + $3.00 S&H)

Also: My book, “That Kind Can Never Change! Can They…?”, my newly “revised standard version…”, beautifully done by Remnant Publications, is available for $14.00 plus $2.00 S&H.

Until next time, Keep looking up…!

Ron Woolsey & family