Curtis Pugh, 505
Waiya Lane, Poteau, OK 74953
Curtis Pugh - email@example.com
Raul Enyedi - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Pastors and Churches,
Mission work - We continue being busy for the Lord and going to different places to preach the Gospel and strengthen the believers. Last month we made several mission trips, we went to Filiasi, Bucuresti, Timisoara and Cluj. We met and talked with people, distributed literature and strengthen the believers.
Between June 28th and July 10th I was in Ukraine together with Brother Kenneth Long from Providence Baptist Church, Louisville, KY. Brother Alex Zazhitko from Chernigov invited us to preach at their annual conference. Each one of us preached two messages while there. The reception was very good. We went south of there to Cherkassy, to visit Brother Stanislav and Sister Nina Poshtar, who invited us there. We were invited to preach in several churches. We preached the grace of God and we discussed with our host church truth and left literature with them in Russian. Everywhere we went, we received invitations to come back. I am thankful for the opportunity to visit there and I wish to express my special appreciation to SGBC Caldwell, KS, which covered my expenses in this trip. I believe the trip was absolutely necessary. I will try to keep in touch with the brethren there. One thing I know, there is a great need of sound literature in Russian language. We printed 500 copies of Chapter 30 of Brother Tom Ross’ Outline of Systematic Theology, The Doctrine of the Church. We left 300 copies in Ukraine.
Literature work - We have great news regarding the literature work. We were able to purchase the binding machine. We wish to thank all those who prayed with us regarding this machine and all those who gave us special offerings. From now on we will be able to print books several hundred pages thick, instead of 80 pages, which was the maximum thickness the stapler would allow. The catalog price of the binder is $ 12,250 but we bought it for $9,300. Praise the Lord! We received a very good offer for an electric/hydraulic paper cutter. With the money left in the binding machine fund, we are $1,200 short of buying the paper cutter. Ours is manual, and it did a good job for booklets. But if we will print books, a bigger, stronger, electric paper cutter is a must. We are praying that we can purchase it before long.
We continue to have requests for literature, for which we are very thankful to the Lord. Aurel and Miriam worked hard in the print shop and we were able to reprint and make available 6 more titles. We’re still far from having all the translated publications printed and made available, but we’re thankful for the progress.
Property repair work - We have finished the insulation of the house, the repair of the roof, we got the gutters on the front side of the house replaced and we are currently painting it on the outside. It was a lot of work but we had to do it and we believe this will help saving heat in the winter, and therefore, lower the gas bills. Many brethren came to help and we enjoyed good fellowship.
Getting acquainted with Romania - This country still amazes the foreign tourist or visitor. The natural beauty of the Carpathian Mountains, of the Black Sea or of the wild Danube’s Delta, the gorgeous fortresses and castles of Transylvania or the villages in which life remained basically unchanged for hundreds of years would make a visit to Romania unforgettable indeed. I know this may sound like an advertisement from a tourist agency, but visiting Romania will leave anyone who would come for a visit with long lasting memories. But those that visited us already say that the fellowship around the Word and the welcoming of the brethren here surpassed anything else they have seen in Romania. The zeal for the Gospel of the brethren here, their simple but dedicated lives and their love for the Lord and His Word and His people are an encouragement to all who come to meet them. But we were also blessed and encouraged by all those that visited us from the States. I said all this to say that we would welcome anyone from our sister churches that would come visit us. So, if you think about traveling in another country, mark Romania on your list, too. You would be welcome here.
I would also like to ask you for a special request for Brother Curtis Pugh. Due to a blood infection, he was put in the hospital last week and he is still there now, as I write. He is not able to write his part of the prayer letter, neither to finish his part of the financial report. Lord willing, these will be updated next month. Brother Curtis needs our prayers and I earnestly ask all of you to remember him in your prayers.
I do wish to thank all of you for praying for us and for being a part of the Lord’s work in Romania.
Brother RaulPreaching Baptist Baptism, the Blood, the Book, and the Blessed Hope
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