Mission to Montenegro newsletter
October 2020 Mission to Montenegro Newsletter
Grace and Peace to you in the name of God our Father!
The day after pushing send on last month’s newsletter, our city Nikšić was put under Tier 4 restrictions (the heaviest) which included curfews, some closures, and no visiting privately in homes. Our covid-19 numbers have improved over the last four weeks (yay!), so now we’ve placed into Tier 2. What a joy it is to be able to go from house to house once again!
- Stan recently finished preaching from Exodus 30, putting forth how all that touches God must be holy: the priests, their clothes, the altars, the sacrifices, the oils, everything; and further highlighting the great gift of salvation, procured by Jesus Christ, which proclaims us sinners sanctified and lets us boldly enter the holy of holies. Hallelujah!
- In our Sunday evening Zoom meetings, Stan and several other men have brought encouraging messages: from Hebrews 7 (our assurance being rooted in Christ’s “once for all” sacrifice), from 2 Cor. 5:14ff (the compelling love of Christ to be His ambassadors of reconciliation), and from Psalm 1 (the blessed man (with God’s help) keeps himself out of the perishing path of the wicked.) Despite the terrible camera angles and audio lag times, the ability to see each other together electronically is a huge blessing.
- The first installment of Osnovne Istine (Basic Truths) has been filmed and is currently in post-production. This is the start of our hoped-for series of 5-10 minute talks regarding basics of Christianity to be posted online. This first talk centered on why we need the bible.
- We are also making progress with our book project: We’ve received formal permission to translate and publish Good News for Anxious Christians; we have narrowed down the choice of local publishers to two; we have a realistic idea of the costs involved; translation of the text has begun. Next steps: finishing the translation and seeking further funds to finish the project. If you would like to support this one-time project, please contact Stan* directly for costs/accounting.