Mission to Montenegro newsletter

Blog entry for 17 October 2016

October 2016 Mission to Montenegro Newsletter

But we urge you, brothers, to X)">do this [love one another] more and more, and to aspire Y)">to live quietly, and Z)">to mind your own affairs, and AA)">to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may AB)">walk properly before AC)">outsiders and be dependent on no one. I Thess. 4:10-12

Grace and Peace to you in the name of God our Father!

This past month has been one of living a gloriously ordinary Christian life--taking heed of our gifts and callings, walking the path set before us, enjoying each day given to us, and praising God.  Soli Deo Gloria!

Montenegro, a land of wild beauty

  • God has put Montenegro on the hearts of other believers as evidenced by the fact that we had meet-ups, in person and via Skype, with no less than 5 different organizations/groups this past month.  These are not the "regulars" who come every summer for the Student and Sports outreach camps, but rather both individuals and larger Christian organizations looking to establish long-term ministries here in Montenegro.  Please pray for wisdom and for the unity of all God's people,  and particularly in seeing new areas of Montenegro reached with the gospel.
  • While our nursery intercom has been a big help, we long to see a proper children's ministry develop--the needs are great, the workers are few.  Please pray that God would send the right person to oversee this ministry to our growing numbers of little ones, that they may be raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  And, may we all come boldly before His throne, asking that He would provide a bigger facility of our own, that His name might be better proclaimed to all in Nikšić.

  • Our upcoming mini-furlough begins in three weeks!  We praise the Lord that we have several good men able to lead the services and preach God's word in our absence.  Please pray for them as they prepare their messages, for the well-being of the saints, and for the growth of the church--both in maturity and in numbers.  We long to see every service packed every time, not just in the mornings. And please pray for us: for traveling mercies, for taking care of our family responsibilities, for sharing the work the Lord is doing here, and for rest and refreshment.
  • Additionally, we still have some open days for meeting up with supporting churches in December--both midweek and Sunday; we'd love to see as many of you as we can.  Please contact Stan directly to schedule a visit.
With much love and appreciation for your ongoing prayers and support in this great work of God,

Stan and Vicki Surbatovich
Mission to Montenegro

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