Mission to Montenegro newsletter

Blog entry for 18 February 2013

February 2013 Mission to Montenegro Newsletter

Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, 
     And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: 
‘I am the First and I am the Last;  
       Besides Me there is no God.'  Is. 44:6

Sing to the Lord a new song!

  • This year, Stan will be the National Coordinator for the Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoebox project.  We've met with the International Assistant Manager to discuss this new responsibility and ways to make the outreach even better here in MNE.  Stan will also be attending an international conference in early April.
  • We have a new church sign!  The sign indicates our name, the times of our Sunday services, and a contact number.  While sedate, it is very visible from the street, so it is getting noticed, praise God.

  •  Stan has been preaching through I Cor. 13 and I John, ch. 3-4 on Sundays.  Our midweek prayer and sermon discussion times have been quite lively as we seek to encourage one another to love as God loves.
  •  We rejoice that B. and her young son who recently moved from Croatia to Niksic have become active participants in all our regular meetings:  Sunday services, prayer meeting, children's outreach, and Ladies' Fellowship. 
 Upcoming Ministry and Family News:

  • With spring approaching and Deo volente, nicer weather, we have several outreach events scheduled.  First up will be a concert held in town mid-March by our own talented musicians, Danijel, Peter, and Friends.  We are expecting a good turn-out.  Details of other events will be forthcoming in future newsletters.  The whole series of events will be finished off by a strong evangelistic presentation in May, right after Orthodox Easter.
  • In April, Stan leaves ahead of Milijana because of the Samaritan's Purse Conference.  Mili will be flying in a week later for college visits.  We welcome suggestions of good places for her to stay in Orlando, FL for possibly two days while Stan finishes up his conference activities.
 With great love and appreciation for your ongoing prayers and support in this great work of God,

Stan and Vicki Surbatovich
Mission to Montenegro  

Prayer and Praise Bulletin Points:    

  • Praise for the continuation of the Samaritan's Purse ministry here in Montenegro.  Pray for the transition of leadership as Stan takes on this new duty and that many people, even now, will be blessed hearing the Good News of Jesus Christ by seeing love in action.
  • Praise for the new Church sign and no complaints yet.  Pray for our church building situation; we left off with the owner considering selling it come the new year.  Pray that at just the right time God will provide us with a building of our own.
  • Praise for the ongoing ministries of the church:  Worship services, midweek meetings (prayer, College Student Bible Study, Conversation Club), hospitality ministry, one-on-one studies, Ladies' Fellowship, and the new Samaritan's Purse follow-up ministry for children.  These are the lifeblood of our life together in Christ.  Pray that we would rejoice in the good work the Lord has given us and that none would grow weary with well-doing.
  • Praise for B. and her son--that God brought them from a very dark place into His light and salvation.  Pray for their settling down and hearing God's voice as He leads them. 
  • Praise that Milijana's university is in God's hands and we are resting in His providence.  Please pray for her upcoming trip, that she would wisely decide amongst her options.  
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