Christopher and Amy Yetzer2018-04-25T10:29:24-05:00

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CHRISTOPHER YETZER FAMILY

SERVING IN ITALY SINCE 2010

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Christopher Birthday 09/02
Amy Birthday 12/21
Chris & Amy Wedding Anniversary 07/01
William Birthday 12/09
Ann Birthday 09/07

My wife and I were both born and raised in Ohio. I was reared in a faithful Catholic family. A confused Catholic youth worker gave the story of Jesus’ grace to me when I was fourteen. That experience gave me a false salvation testimony that I used when I started going to a Baptist church in tenth grade with a friend. That Baptist church was the first place I heard truth clearly preached from the King James Bible. The realization that the preaching was true because of God’s Word thrilled me. I moved to Columbus and searched for a church close to where I was staying. There I discovered what standards are and began changing mine. A bus route took over my usual Saturday activities, and I found myself lingering around the church wanting to converse and be with the people of God. Upon deciding I wanted to go to Hyles-Anderson College, I received an application in the mail. The application asked me for my testimony of salvation. Conviction gripped me because I knew I was not saved. The next Sunday, on August 3, 2003, I repented of my sin and asked Jesus for His gift of eternal life.

Not only did I meet my Saviour in Columbus, but I also met my beautiful wife. She was reared in a Christian family. She and her family have always attended Baptist churches. At the age of ten, she raised her hand to be saved at a revival meeting that her church was having in August of 1993. She walked down the aisle and prayed with a lady friend in the church. Many years passed, and she became very convicted about her salvation and questioned whether or not she was saved. Then on April 4, 1999, after the Lord’s Supper, she got the reassurance of her salvation and was baptized.

We have one son and one daughter. William Allen was born on December 9, 2007, and Ann Marie was born in Italy on September 7, 2011.

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FBMI is not just a service to us. It is made up of people who are a part of our church. We love First Baptist Church. We are grateful for those from the past and the present who are consistent Christian members of First Baptist Church. We are thankful that God has given us one of the most humble men to be our pastor. Pastor Wilkerson is a truly wonderful man!
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Christopher Yetzer Prayer Letter: Encouragement in Discouraging Times

Christopher Yetzer Prayer Letter:  Encouragement in Discouraging TimesThese past months have been a bit more discouraging than normal. One of our daughters threw up during the invitation at our first service for our church anniversary. Our other daughter got whooping cough a few days before we were supposed to go to a missionary retreat. Health bills put some stress on finances. In soul winning, it seems that people have been less receptive and, in fact, more aggressive in return. We could pretend that nothing bad ever happens in the service of the Lord, but that might give the wrong impression to those considering serving God with their lives, as well as it could create harmful and unrealistic expectations. I don’t say these things to complain but to praise the Lord for His help in times of need and discouragement.

The Lord knew ahead of time what was going to happen—nothing catches God by surprise. With the struggles of the year, we have also had an abundance of visitors (not local visitors to our church but visitors to us). We average about 1 visitor a year from outside of Italy. By the end of June, we will have had 8 different times guests were visiting us for a total of 15 individuals.

All of these guests have been so encouraging and helpful to us. Some were pastors who support us and have a special love for the work we are doing here. They both actively participated in ministering to our church and in getting the Gospel out. Others were experienced missionaries. Both groups shared their stories with us of decades in the ministry and how God has provided for them during trying times. They also preached at our church and distributed John and Romans with us. Another pair were young prospective missionaries, who were surveying Italy as a possible future field of service. They have provided us with joy in knowing that God is still sending more soldiers to join the spiritual battle. The other visitors have benefited us with their fellowship, love, and participation in ministry work.

Lest this sounds too selfish, these people have filled us up so that we might give that love out. When church members don’t see our vision, we are able to be patient and allow them to grow in grace. When denied and rejected by atheists, we are able to smile and tell them of God’s love and our love for them. When visitors don’t come back to church, we are able to have courage that more will come and stay. God has been greatly ministering to us during this period of difficulty. Thank you to those who have visited us, those who pray for us, and those who support us financially—your effort is not in vain.

Missionaries to the people of Italy,

Christopher, Amy, William, AnnMarie, and Charlotte Yetzer

June 9th, 2019|Tags: , |
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