Back in Indy. Some Thoughts

Trip Start Jun 10, 2007
Trip End Jun 29, 2007

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Today is the end of the line for this wonderful trip. I am awed about how everything went so RIGHT on this trip. It's GOOD outcomes are beyond expecations. 

I'm writing and posting this from Chicago's O'Hare Airport where my last flight to Indianapolis is two hours late.  I've been up over 24 hours and really want to get home now.  

The day started with Johnnie Lambert and me parting.  Before leaving the apartment we both prayed for the Work of God and our being able to do it. We prayed for God's blessing on the 185 Russian Lesson One's being mailed out on Thursday- that they will bear fruit in people's lives according to God's Will.
We both went by taxi to the City Center because to drop Johnnie off at the Post Office. I then continued a block further to the bus station. I left on a double-decker bus at eight and got up to Tallinn airport just after 10 am.  All flights are on time.  I left Tallinn airport at 12:55 PM for Copenhagen, Denmark.  About an hour ago I got off a completely full SAS flight from Denmark here in Chicago that took nine hours.
Is it worth all this effort to do what we are doing in Eastern Europe?  The answer is an absolute YES!  It is worth the hard work and work of a team of people that stretches from Moscow to Atlanta, Ukraine to New York, to Barbados, Tallinn and other points that contribute towards translation, proof-reading, layout, stuffing, mailing and more.
In the past two years we have been reaching Estonians and Russian-speaking people in a language that they can easily understand in print. This is so much more effective than trying to reach even those who know English in those countries in English.  They will never understand the Gospel message as well in English, but will quickly relate to it in their native tongue that they speak with one another.
There is nothing more satisfying than to see people hungrily respond to the Truth. As we send out more Bible Study courses, this category of people will only become larger.
We also felt it important to visit with all the members, those who will become members or who have been part of one fellowship at one time. On this trip we met with people in all these categories.  We felt it important to give support and encouragement to the refugees from Thailand now living in Norway and Finland.  They have precious little opportunity not only to worship with those of like mind, but also with other people of their homeland.
Johnnie Lambert and I feel duty-bound to do what we can with our resources and skills to push the limits of what can be done in Eastern Europe.  Truly the field is white for harvest. And, the pool of laborers is small.  We are to pray for God to send what is needed to get the job done.
I want to give special thanks to elder Bruce Anderson of Litchfield, Minnesota who accompanied and helped me greatly on the Norway, Sweden and Finland part of the trip;. Thanks to Paul and Kira Spenser of Mjölby, Sweden who so put so much enthusiasm in doing the Work and are our pillars in Scandinavia.
Finally, thanks to Johnnie Lambert.  I am the one assisting him as he has put so many processes in motion with translation and fulfillment. He has put so much of his own personal resources into making our preaching the Gospel possible. .
Thank you for following and reading this blog.  I'll be home at midnight tonight.
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khoffart on

Thank you
Reading your blog in its entirety is a most inspiring way to start the Sabbath.
The experiences and circumstances of the people you contacted remind me not to take fellowship with God's people nor the written word of God for granted. Johnnie's example shows what is possible with hard work and the help of others - even while not understanding the language!
Thanks, Kathleen

victorkubik on

Re: Thank you
And, thank you for your kind comments. Thanks so much for always being interested in what is being done overseas and being so enthusiastic and supportive.

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