Volume 24 Issue 4 (July/August 2011) – Missionaries to Cyberspace Newsletter

 

"When you see the DOG go to GOD in prayer for the Hoffman Family – missionaries to Cyberspace."

July/August 2011 Volume 24 Issue 4

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

The Latest News

My job at Greyhound is still nonstop.  The summer has left me with little extra time.

Bible Correspondence Courses:   We have active students from the USA, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. 

We want to thank Katherine Feguer, John & Lydia Henrici, JL and Florence Smith for helping on the Bible Correspondence courses over the last several months.

  • The second quarter of 2011 ended with 243 students (76 foreign students and 31 are incarcerated).  We sent out 1294 lessons, issued 31 certificates and saw 2 USA students make salvation decisions.

  • I want to share some comments we receive from people that are taking the correspondence courses:

  • Dear Sir/Madam, Greetings from the hot land of Pakistan, I would like to tell you that I visited your website this morning and found many things about Christianity. I am very interested in learning about Christianity. I am Muslim by religion. Would you please send me these Bible Study Correspondence Courses so that I can study them and learn more things?

Church Website Ministry: 

  • I received an email from a person I had helped out in the past. He changed churches due to a move and wanted to put up a web page for the small church (New Life Missionary Baptist Church in Live Oak Texas) he was now attending. We discussed domains and I registered the domain http://www.nlmbc.us for him. I set the domain up on templates and will be sending him the template information for him to start building their website.
  • I was contact by Pastor Victor Alvarez of Iglesia Bautista Fundamental in Brownsville Texas this week. We rescued their expired domain, http://www.iglesiabautistafundamental.org a while back, and put up an Unofficial (rescued) website for them. He thanked me for the rescue,. He explained that a church member had put up the website, was committed to maintaining it and for some reason could not maintain the commitment. Pastor Alvarez said that even with the basic rescued website that they were still seeing response in the form of people inquiring and show/or showing up for church services.
  • I received an email from a pastor's wife asking if we could help a new church in Roxboro North Carolina get online. I spoke with the Pastor, we talked about what he wanted to do, and decided to set up their church on the Templates. I registered a domain for them (http://www.alleluiabc.com) and gave the Pastor (Jack Hilliard) a tutorial on how to work the the templates.

Tract Ministry: We are "giving out" 700+ Bible Tracts per month, We have "given out" over 49,000 Bible Tracts online.

Social Networking: Please continue praying for our Facebook outreach. My evangelism account has 1690 friends.

Support: We are currently at 67% of support for our ministry expenses. 100% of money donated to us goes to support the ministry – we use NO money for personal expenses.

Prayer Needs: The Lord's will regarding secular work and health benefits. Help in raising support for the ministry. We have notified by our provider of Bible Correspondence Courses (Source of Light) that they (as is the case with most ministries) are suffering financially, and have terminated our 60% ministry discount an the purchase of Bible lessons. We have been granted a 40% discount going forward, thanks for your prayers.

Specific Financial Needs:  We still have several needs

  • Projector for the ministry presentation $500-$700
  • Vonage phone service for a year – we can get two months of phone service free if we purchase a year at a cost of $360 (includes taxes and fees). If you are going to sign up for Vonage – give us your email address – if we "invite" you  we can get a free month. Vonage allows us to call FREE to 60 countries and discounted to others – invaluable for our ministry!
  • All of our server needs for the year have been paid for. Praise the Lord!

Please consider a donation. FamilyNet is a 501 (C)(3) charity. Donations are tax deductable in the US – You can donate via PayPal (Donate button is on

http://www.cyber-missions.com) or mail a check:

FamilyNet International
P.O. Box 451951
Garland, TX 75045
(214) 257-0229

Thanks to Harvester Baptist Church in Ellicott City Maryland, Lavon Drive Baptist Church in Garland Texas, Cornerstone Baptist Church in Roanoke Virginia and Marion Baptist Church in Marion Texas, Johnny (the Baptist) Campbell, Jim and Carol Cahill, Dr. Nancy Shields of Tool-Kit Ministries, and Calvary Baptist Church (Bellville, IL) for ongoing regular support. Additionally we received individual donations from Jane Quarles. Special thanks go out Whitley Memorial Baptist Church in Nashville Tennessee for helping us with the cost of two servers for 2011! They are truly a small church with a big heart! Finally our home church (Harvester Baptist Church in Ellicott City Maryland) paid for our last server expense for the year. HBC has been supporting our ministry financially and in prayer for over 20 years now.

We thank you and pray the Lord will bless you in Jesus,

Bob and Maureen
Phil 2:4
 
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