After Jolie’s experience, we’ve been challenged in our church to pray more and to become prayer warriors. Since then, I have been praying every day with a brother from our church. It has been a big encouragement to both of us. He just told me today that, outside of his conversion, this has been the most powerful experience in his Christian life. We have seen God answer many of our prayers. I have been reminded of this Scripture promise:
“And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?
but ye have made it a den of thieves.” (Mark 11:17)
How we need more prayer in our lives! I’ve been challenged by George Mueller as well. In his 92 years of life, he had 50,000 answers to prayer, and God has challenged me to have many more answers to prayer in my prayer life.
Thank you for your prayers for Jolie’s health. She has greatly improved since her stroke in August. She has graduated from being bedridden and using the wheelchair and walker to using a cane now to get around. We are learning to manage without her full abilities. We do ask for continued prayers for her complete recovery. We miss her piano playing.
Please pray, as we will be meeting with a police investigator regarding investigating our foundation. This is what allows us to stay and serve in Poland. Pray that we will have all of the proper documents we need.
We have had different couples, consisting of a Polish partner with a foreigner, visiting our church lately. My prayer partner got to lead a couple of his friends to the Lord recently. One of his friends saw the peace in his life and wanted what he had; he wanted to get saved. Pray for him to come, as he wants to come, but he has some obstacles hindering him. The other young man started coming to church. Now he has brought his cousin Andrew to church, and they are excited and want to help and serve in the church.
Some of the other brothers of our church and I have been going out every Saturday, and some Thursdays, to witness and preach on the streets, even though it has been a very cold and snowy winter. We have had sub-zero temperatures and have been reminded of when we lived in the Northwest region of the United States, where there were very frigid temperatures in the winter. I believe the Lord prepared us for the extreme cold climate we would face here. We have seen different visitors from our evangelizing, though.
God sends people we have never met and has blessed our faithfulness in going out. We have been able to help some hurting people, some with health issues, some escaping the war in Ukraine, some seeking comfort, and some in bondage. One young man came with another brother who attends. We knew he had some problems when he came. He has tried to commit suicide several times, and he has been in and out of mental hospitals. Last Saturday, when we went out soul winning, he was there on the street, and he was high on drugs. He needs prayer. Pray also for the addictions of Mr. P. and Mr. D. Pray also for the health needs of Miss I. and Mr. D.
More than conquerors,
Paul & Jolie Sock