During November, December, and January, we saw a lot of hot weather. In the daytime it was over 90⁰F, and at night it got down as low as 70⁰F. I suffer a lot with the heat. It hinders me from getting work done in the office. I would get up between 4:00 and 5:00 each morning to go to the church and work for five hours or so before the 90⁰F-plus heat would arrive. During December we received some extra special Christmas gifts from you, our prayer warriors and supporters. We used the gifts to purchase a window air conditioning unit for our house. Thank you for your love and sacrifice in giving. The living room is cooler during the day. Praise the Lord!
During January we had Vacation Bible School at Bethel Baptist Church. We rented a bus to bring the kids to the fun events and Bible teaching. Over 200 showed up each day for all the sessions. The church workers worked hard to control the rowdy kids and teach them about the Wordless Book. Most all of these children were street children whose families don’t take the time to teach them and love them. The church ladies prepared a meal for the children. Many were saved, and some of the parents came to church as first-time visitors.
During the second week of February, a team of soul winners went to Formosa, 400 miles northeast of here, to start a new church. A graduate from our Bible college is starting this new work. I was just given a list of 28 new converts led to Christ by the soul winners. Over half of them have now been baptized. Excitement is building; new churches are being started! Thank you for your support.
During the last week of February, we had a children’s camp here at our house. It lasted from Monday afternoon till Thursday afternoon. There were 45 children, ages 6 to 12. With the workers, there were 60 of us. We weren’t expecting so many! The boys slept in tents outside, while the girls were in two rooms of the house. It was wall-to-wall mattresses for the girls in the house. We had rain, and we also experienced the water being cut off while they were here. Thankfully, the water wasn’t cut off any longer than one day. It is normal for us to experience the water being cut off after it rains, but this was the first time we had had a group of people at the house when it happened. Praise the Lord for the opportunity to use our home for the Lord in this way!
In our last newsletter, I mentioned the One-Million-Tracts-Per-Year Campaign. So far, US$100 has come in for this need. Praise the Lord! I have received a lot of response, and many are praying for this need. I hope to give another report in our next newsletter!
May God bless you richly!
Brian R. George and Family