Since our last letter, the married couples of Coastline Baptist Church have enjoyed a one-day retreat in February. We heard wonderful teaching interspersed with lighthearted games, testimonies of long marriages, and refreshments, of course. The evening ended with a meal at a nice restaurant. Our prayer is that marriages were strengthened, thus strengthening our church.
We are focusing our soul-winning efforts this year on Latrobe, a town near Devonport. There are already two men from Latrobe who attend our church on a fairly regular basis. One of the men, John, first visited our church as a result of a flyer I left in his letterbox a year or two ago. We are thankful for a faithful group of people who have a burden for the lost and are willing to go with the Gospel.
Katherine, a young lady who has attended in the past, has been coming again. We continue to see visitors, but we pray that more would return. We just recently learned that a family who moved to the mainland a year ago is planning to return permanently. Nathan, Sarah, and their six children should arrive sometime in June.
We continue to visit the seasonal workers in Latrobe. They are still working long hours and are preparing to head home to Vanuatu. We are thankful for their openness and willingness to listen after a long day’s work.
In regard to much-needed prayer, please pray:
1. That our soul-winning program for reaching more people in Latrobe will bear fruit.
2. That the foreign workers who have been reached with the Gospel will find time to visit with us in church before returning home in early May.
3. For John, a faithful member of our church, who recently found that cancer has invaded his body. Please pray that the Lord gives him strength to get through the radiation and chemotherapy.
4. For continued wisdom, and strength for Laura and me to persevere through continued health issues.
Of a more mundane concern, please note our new field address below. Although we have been here since December, we are no longer receiving forwarded mail from our former address.
It cannot be said enough times, but thank you for your continued support for the ministry that the Lord has led us to here in Australia’s only island state of Tasmania.
Sincerely yours, in the service of our King and wondrous Saviour,
Bro. Andrew Steers