In 1967 Albania was declared the world’s first atheistic state. Every church, mosque, synagogue, and temple were closed and converted into secular meeting places. Religious leaders were publicly humiliated. Today, Albania is a secular state and religious freedom is allowed. Many people and organizations have stepped forward to preach the Gospel and renew this country which was devastated by Communist rule, and we have been excited to be part of this renewal.
This Wednesday, December 17, our brothers and sisters in Christ at Radio 7 in Tirana, Albania will host a Christmas outreach. Among their many activities will be the distribution of 1000 copies of our video The Renewal of All Things in the Albanian language. They will also reach out into neighboring Kosovo which is ethnically 95% Albanian.
Radio 7 is also translating our video into Serbian, Greek, and Macedonian for future distribution. Please join us in prayer that God would use this video mightily to reach multitudes for Christ in these southeastern European countries.
Don’t wait! Please take one minute right now and lift this up to the Lord. Thank you!
Have you seen the video? It begins this way: “Why? Why is there so much sorrow and sadness in the world? It was not always this way but it became this way through the ‘Great Catastrophe.'” Watch now and learn how God worked throughout history to restore mankind to its original purpose through his promises to Abraham and his descendants and through the work of his greatest son, Jesus of Nazareth.
When people hear the stories of Jesus in their emotional depth they are often much more open to the life-changing truth contained in those stories. This is why I created Stories of the Master and tell his stories throughout the world. One of my favorites is from Luke 7 where the woman wet Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. Over a century ago, a great commentator said, “This story is to be wept over as much as studied and explained.” I agree.
This Saturday, December 13, from 1-3pm I will be at Viva Bookstore at the Viva Galleria at 8407 Broadway in San Antonio. In addition to a book signing for The Women Jesus Loved, I will give a talk on Jesus and Women, and will give a dramatic presentation of the story, “The Woman Who Wept at His Feet.”
You will see many kinds of books on many kinds of “spirituality” at Viva Bookstore. We are glad to introduce the truth of Jesus and be a witness for him as I share the story of “The Woman Who Wept at His Feet,” and give a brief talk on Jesus’ revolutionary love for women. Please join us!
If you live in the San Antonio area, please join me and bring your friends. If you cannot make it, please pray that God would use this time to spread his word.
Thank you for your prayers!
Chapter One of The Women Jesus Loved – “The Woman Who Wept at His Feet,” is now available for order for only $5. This small booklet tells the story of a woman burdened by sin and set free by Jesus’ love. It provides a great taste of the entire book and is an excellent way to introduce your friends to all the stories of Jesus.
My friend Scott Freeman has written and illustrated an award winning book called Naomi’s Gift. Call me sentimental, but every time I read it, I get choked up. You will be touched also when you read it for yourself, and so I am very happy to recommend Naomi’s Gift to you this Christmas.
Scott and Mollie Freeman are graduates of the Kansas City Art Institute. They have raised five children and live in Loveland, CO. They love Christ and use their God-given talents to expand the kingdom of God. Like Narmin Backus who we talked about in a recent blog and who is reaching her Azeri people with art, dance, song, and storytelling, Scott and Mollie use their grace-given talents to visualize the beauty of our King and his kingdom.
Scott and Mollie have branched into creating beautifully illustrated children’s books that help you reinforce a biblical worldview in your children. Reading great stories to your small children is one of the best ways to instill a biblical worldview in their hearts and minds. Big Picture Publishing is committed to help you normalize and reinforce spiritual truths and realities revealed in the Bible.
Please go to their website to learn more about this great ministry.
People with great talent such as Scott and Mollie, who love the Lord, and who can articulate their kingdom of God faith are rare in this world. Scott and Mollie are a treasure in God’s great family. Please pray for them. Visit their website and learn more about their ministry. Tell others about them and purchase their children’s books for your children and grandchildren. It is a privilege to be associated with them in God’s great kingdom plan for the world.
Would you like to hear Naomi’s Gift? Saturday,December 6, you can call 712.432.7146 and listen on your phone or go to WGSradio.com to hear this wonderful story for the whole family.