We witnessed to around 30 people this month while publically evangelizing in Warsaw. Many people heard the great news of what Jesus did for them, that there is no need to serve their church or do any good works for penance to obtain salvation, and that Jesus paid for their sin in full, saying, “It is finished.” In the words of John the Baptist: “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” We count it a privilege to sow the Gospel seed in Poland for you folks, fulfilling God’s command: “Go into all the world, and preach the gospel.”
Visiting those at the Dom Cieply (“warm house”), which is a place for people having struggles in life, such as the poor, the maimed, the halt, and the blind (Luke 14:21), has been encouraging to them and to me. These people are rejected misfits in society. I’ve presented the Gospel to some of the people there who are really open, and I have been able to be make some contacts with them.
Marta, a woman in our church, recently encouraged us by taking strength from my witnessing to my father years ago. She witnessed to her mother, and she heard the Gospel with reluctance.
I’ve had a specific couple of people, whom I’ve witnessed to and who have dialogued with me, asking me questions. One was a McDonald’s worker, and another was a worker at a phone company.
There were a lot of repairs required this month. We had to do car repairs, repair the heating at our church, and do some home repairs.
We have had a lot of contacts lately who have come back to us and been a special blessing. Recently we had a man named Peter come back to our church who had been in a distant city for a few years. We have known him for almost 14 years. He has come and gone a few times but always comes back to us, for which we rejoice. We had another person ( Kinga) who draws a lot of strength from us and talks and receives a lot of counsel and help in her Christian life. This past week we had a another women (Teresa) with difficulties in life, who is learning to see that her strength is in the Lord.
Please pray for Marcin. His youngest son Raphael had to be taken to Paris, France, for special treatment that was recommended by the doctors here in Poland. Edek needs prayer about his spiritual development and faithfulness to church.
We personally have some special prayer requests that we would appreciate your lifting up before the Lord:
1) Working on our Polish driver’s licenses
2) Very special unspoken request
3) New couple to join us
4) Health of Jolie and me
5) Souls to be saved and baptized
Paul & Jolie Sock