GOD IS FAITHFUL!
Once again this year, God has blessed The Macedonian Outreach and for this I am grateful. Through the prayers, love and giving of His people, the Lord has showered us again in 2017 with many special blessings:
–FROM FEEDING AND CLOTHING THE POOR AND REFUGEES, TO CONTINUING WITH THE EDUCATION OF OVER 200 STUDENTS, TO HEATING THE FREEZING ROOMS OF ELDERLY, TO PROVIDING MEDICAL HELP TO YOUNG AND OLD, TO HELPING FLOOD VICTIMS, TO PROVIDING PASTORAL CONFERENCES, TO FIXING AND BUILDING ONE-ROOM LITTLE CHAPELS, TO BUILDING AN EXTENSION TO A CHURCH FOR ANOTHER 100 PEOPLE BUT ABOVE ALL TO PROVIDING OUR INDIGENOUS PASTORS AND CHRISTIAN WORKERS WITH BIBLES AND OTHER CHRISTIAN MATERIALS IN ORDER FOR THEM TO TEACH THE PEOPLE AND SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL TO EVERYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN ANY PART OF THIS MINISTRY. GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU YOUR HEART’S DESIRE ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
I am overwhelmed with God’s love through His people and promise you that, as long as He keeps me strong, I will continue to serve Him until the day He calls me home. Oh, I love Him so much!
My love to every one of you,
I am back in the U.S. and my heart is full of joy for everything the Lord has done once again in the Balkans. However, in order to continue this great work we also continue with fundraisers. We would love to invite you to the first one which will take place on Nov. 13th at a local restaurant. Some of you participated last year and know how much fun we had while raising funds for educational needs. Gianni’s Italian Bistro puts on a fundraiser every Monday evening by allowing non-profits to host a dinner, and it gives all the tips and ten percent of the evening’s proceeds to the organization. Please join us as we raise support for our Balkan children to ensure that they get a good education no matter their ethnicity or economic background.
On Saturday, Sept. the second, five of us, Elias and Elpida Aigiptiades, Lyn Kern, Darlene Rushdoony and I, in two cars packed with clothes and food, went to Saraj, Skopje (Former Republic of Macedonia) to see the children sponsored by the Macedonian Outreach. In addition, we visited the suburb of Volkovo where Sokrat is the pastor and where we sponsor many children. Everyone but especially the children welcomed us with great joy and excitement.
I praise God for His love for these children and their community! God has blessed them and continues to bless them daily. I am grateful for all the sponsors that the Lord provided for these kids that not only provide education to them but also the means for them to learn how they can give their lives to Jesus. God bless you one and all. It thrills my heart to see that many children have already met Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord.
Sokrat, on the left, is Aleksander’s father. Alex, as we call him, is the young man that we support in seminary in Aberdeen, Scotland. Even though Alex is legally blind, he is a wonderful Christian man who with determination finished all his schooling including higher education and today he is working on his doctorate in a very difficult area of study, OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH. We are very proud of him as he is finishing this year doing four years in three. Pray for Alex for the Lord to use him to His glory!
Alex preached on Sunday the 3rd in Volkovo, his father’s church. It was very sweet to watch the proud father translating for his congregation in Macedonian as Alex spoke in English so we could also understand. Praise God for the joy He gives us as we reap some of the fruit of our labor on this side of heaven!
The young people of the church in Volkovo. Please be praying for this church. The building is half finished but they cannot continue building because they are still waiting for the permit to operate as a church. They filed their papers five years ago.
This is the fourth year that Lyn has fundraised to buy school supplies for our children in Saraj. And this year again with joy she gave out forty backpacks full with school supplies. Sunday afternoon, Sept. the 3rd, was a day of celebration! Thank you from all of us as well at The Macedonian Outreach for supporting Lyn to once again bring joy in this extremely poor ghetto!