Just a little update and some prayer requests.
Classes are going well this month, our verse for the month is John 3:16 and we are using what we call the "bridge visual". It is a very clear story of the the pure Gospel, how Jesus completes our "bridge" to heaven. There has been a great response so far to the plan of salvation. Class attendance is up, for the most part, there is some illness but there are new students attending as well. The Decatur El. class has tripled since they started handing out permission slips, we had 17 in January. Total number of students in Jan. was 449 with 20 classes!
Another reason for writing this letter is for financial concerns. We have gotten to know our furnace repairman quite well over the past month. He is a very likable fellow but tells us that we had better start saving for a new furnace. He roughly estimates around $3000 for a replacement. We hope it will last through this winter but he says we are heating on borrowed time.
Another fellow that has been very helpful to us is our bus inspector/mechanic. He tells me that a new pair of front tires for the bus will cost close $800 mounted and balanced. I have checked around on some other prices and that seems to be about the going rate. One shop that was somewhat cheaper does not have the equipment to mount and balance but can give us a little better price on the tires. This is not an immediate need but the tires will need to be replaced before Fall inspection.
1) Wisdom as I share the Gospel in class this month, also for children to be saved.
2) Praise for the opportunity to speak to so many students
3) Wisdom about furnace repairs and supply of $3000 for replacement.
4) Need of new bus tires by fall, $800
As always we know that God will supply all our need. We are so thankful that we do not have to try to figure it out or worry about it as He is in control.
Thank you again for standing with us in prayer and encouragement. May God guide and bless in your lives as well.
in Van Buren & Berrien Counties, MI
RBM Ministries site http://www.rbmministries.org/