Volume 14, No. 5
First graders perform at BLC
"... acknowledge that the
Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men..."-Daniel 4:25
"Yay! Elvie applied for a new re-entry
permit in the USA!" It was April 10 in New York, and Elvie's permit
was to expire the next day. Just in time, God provided.
It all started last November,
when I had pulled PJ's passport and international documents from our
permanent files so they could include his fingerprints. We cried out to
the Lord, "Why?" when these papers disappeared, a few days
later. God had a plan.
In February we finally had PJ's
and Abby's new passports, etc., and my new Philippine visa. Yet while
looking over Elvie's papers, I was shocked to see that her re-entry permit
to the USA was about to expire. Last minute, God provided tickets to the
USA, as this document can only be renewed inside the USA.
While there, Elvie spoke at a
dozen or so churches, schools, etc., and shared our financial dilemma. Way
back in November, we did not know that the owner of our school's property
was going to move the final date of sale for the property up from Dec'02
to June '02. But God did. And in God's sovereign plan, he devised this way
for the funds to be found...before June.
Elvie, Paul and PJ at BLC's forth commencement exercises.
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SAM-"President Barner, I own a computer training firm. Would you like to be one of our accounts? You could use our computers for free, in exchange for a low per-student monthly fee."
(The offer seemed satisfactory, especially since our computer teacher, resigned due to his taking a full-time pastorate. But I had to turn down the offer.)
PAUL-"Sir, we are a Christian school. All our teachers must be believers. They set a Christian example by their very lifestyle, as well as in what they teach. But thanks for the offer."
QUALITY, CHRISTIAN & VALUES-BASED
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"I'll post an extra
"C" note in the mail...
"Pastor Paul, I and forty pastors will fast and pray at your church/school, okay?"
" I also have 40-60 men who'd like to go door-to-door telling people about Jesus for 3 hours around your church/school, okay?"
So they came. They prayed. They fasted. They spread the Gospel. Their prayers and fasting reached to God's throne in heaven. Since the prayer warriors came on Monday, God used their prayers to empower the evangelists on Saturday. God moved, as dozens accepted Jesus into their hearts.
I'll be training Pastor Ezer, our Associate
Pastor, in cottage prayer. He'll daily visit homes, pray for each family
& study the Bible. His approach will use a HOOK (ice breaker); BOOK
(Bible passage); LOOK (analyze passage), and TOOK (apply meaning to their
lives). When he reaches 8 in a group, it'll become a cell group. Once the
cell grows to 16, it'll start a new cell group.
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Last edited September 02, 2002