"When you go on the internet, please pray for the Hoffman Family – your missionaries to Cyberspace."
Volume 29 Issue 3 (August/2016)
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
The Latest News:
Maureen and I had the pleasure of attending the East Texas Baptist Camp Meeting this year. We had our display set up and I was able to help out a missionary with some technical expertise, set up some meetings and get one missionary online.
We are getting ready to leave on a two week trip. We will be visiting 6 churches in five states. Please keep us in prayer for safe travel.
Church Website Ministry:
I received a copy of Sewickley Lighthouse Baptist Church calendar (Sewickley PA). Pastor Gelfand asked me to put it up on their website s-lbc.com. I put their 2016 Calendar (pdf file) up on the website and added the events to the WordPress calendar. Updating websites is a service we do for a number of ministries that can’t update their websites on their own due to a variety of reasons.
Set up WordPress website (gracebaptistchurchlaporte.org) for Grace Baptist Church in La Porte Texas. Church had lost access to their current hosting provider and wanted to get a new page set up for upcoming VBS.
Visited Sandy Lane Baptist Church in Fort Worth Texas, met new pastor. Converted website over to WordPress, updated website (sandylane.org) and turned website over to new pastor.
Set up a website for First Navajo Baptist Church in Crownpoint New Mexico (firstnavajo.com).
Set up a website (missionnola.com) for church planters Terry and Karla Rodgers, missionaries to New Orleans. We met this couple at the Texas Baptist Camp Meeting.
Returned two "rescued" domains (rescued over four years ago). These are domains that had expired that we registered to keep them from being turned into porn sites. These churches wanted to get them back on online, we are continuing to provide hosting for these ministries. Comment from one of the church members that took over the website: Morning! Wish you could have seen how excited the pastor was last night at church when I told him that our church website was up and running again and was ready for whatever content he wished to have on there! Called an impromptu deacon's mtg after church so I could tell them about it! :O).
Bible Correspondence Courses: We want to thank Katherine Feguer, Lydia Henrici, J.L. & Florence Smith for helping with the Bible Correspondence courses over the last quarter.
Second Quarter Stats: Praise the Lord, we had 4 salvation decisions – 3 in Nigeria and one in MS. We sent out 836 lessons and issued 24 certificates to 116 students (7 are incarcerated and 55 are international). We had students in Australia, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and USA.
Here are some comments we received from people that are taking the correspondence courses:
From a student in VA… This course is very important because it gives an insight to God and all of his promises. It surely is a gift of God. May the grace and love of God be with you, now and forever and God bless all of you brothers and sisters. May God bless is my prayer.
From a Pastor in LA who takes our Bible lessons… The course God's Great Salvation, lessons 13 & 14, God's Great Plan and God's Blessed Hope, he wrote, Every bit of this is important. This whole book is my favorite out of all them so far, awesome.
From a student in North Carolina… What is of most importance to me in this course is the teaching of the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It blesses my heart to know that Jesus loved me enough to leave Heaven for me & He loved me enough to DIE for me, & He loves me enough to make intercession on my behalf before God the Father. What is of great importance than God's love for you and I?
From a student in Nigeria… I gained a lot in all the lessons, Praise God! I am thrilled and have been wonderfully schooled, on how I can live my Christian and ministerial life and achieve all that the Lord has in plan for me. Thank you very much and remain blessed.
Tract Ministry: We have "given out" over 78,000 Bible Tracts online.
Social Networking Outreach:I get new requests on my evangelistic Facebook account regularly. I now have 2695 "friends" in my evangelistic Facebook account. This is a valuable tool to reach the unsaved.
Support: We have two new churches taking us on for support! We are currently at 70% of support for our ministry expenses.
Help in raising support for the ministry.
Please keep us in prayer for our personal financial needs in addition to the ministry's financial needs.
We still have got to figure out how to travel with Goose the cat. Please keep in prayer what the Lord will have us to do in reference to travel.
Specific Financial Needs: The basic financial needs for the ministry have been met. We have about $1500 in travel expense for July, August and September.
Please consider a donation. FamilyNet is a 501 (C)(3) charity. Donations are tax deductible in the US – You can donate via PayPal (Donate button is on http://www.cyber-missions.com) or mail a check: FamilyNet International Inc P.O. Box 451951 Garland, TX 75045 (214) 257-0229