Dear Beloved Partners in Ministry:
Words are insufficient to express how grateful we are to you for your partnership with us in obeying the “Great Commission.” It is not an easy task! Just as Jesus said in John 15:18-21:
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me."
We are full of joy, despite the spiritual battle (Eph. 6:10-12), for we are on the team of the “Victor,” not the “Victim.” Through your prayers and financial support, the Lord continues to do great things. We continue to experience what the Lord said to Peter in Matthew 16:18: “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
Through the work of the Holy Spirit people continue to give their lives to the Lord. What a Joy! Praise be to our God.
Again, thank you for your partnership.
Your brother and sister in the Lord,
Joe and Marie Lieway