"When you see the DOG (Greyhound) go to GOD in prayer for the Hoffman Family Missionaries to Cyberspace."
Volume 28 Issue 4 (December 2015)
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
The Latest News: Bob officially left Greyhound on November 25, 2015 – we are now back in the ministry full time! Please keep us in prayer as we get back into the swing of things, there is so much to do, and we need to set priorities. We are setting up meetings for 2016. If you would like to have us present the ministry to your church, please give us a call at (214) 257-0229 or email Bob at [email protected]. Speaking of email – our ministry is offering personalized premium email addresses – [email protected] Visit our website at baptist.email for more information.
Church Website Ministry: I had put up a website/domain for Pastor Mike and Carmen Matlock in Chandler Texas (Forest Grove Baptist Church) several years ago. Carmen let me know that Pastor Mike had taken a new church in Overton Texas. I have registered a domain and installed a WordPress website for them at bbcoverton.com per their request.
We have been hosting the website for Pyron Avenue Baptist Church for years (pyronave.com) and have received love offerings from the church. The was a transition of Pastors at the church, and I was contacted by the new pastor, (Juan Juarez) who wanted to take over the website. I converted them from the old Website Baker templates to WordPress, and Pastor Juarez has been making additions to a beautiful new website.
I received a call from Interim Pastor Toby Houston of Anchor Baptist Church in Tulsa Oklahoma. They have a new temporary meeting place, and the information from the old placeholder website was incorrect. I asked if he wanted a new permanent website set up, and after some discussion, I registered a new domain (anchor-baptist.org) for them and set up a WordPress website for them.
As we head back into full time ministry service, I am starting up our domain rescue ministry. Just registered a domain for West Side Baptist Temple in Knoxville Tennessee (westsidebt.org), and will be putting up a placeholder page. A church member updated their listing in the Baptist Ministries Database.
Rescued an expired domain for a church, the listing was still active in Google, but domain was expired….
Web Hosting Client Comments: Brother Hoffman, Thank you for your recent changes to our website (calvary-baptist-online.org). We appreciate all you do for the cause of Christ. We benefit from your kind and careful life of service. Sincerely, Gary Huffman O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. (Psalms 107:1)
Bible correspondence Courses: We want to thank Katherine Feguer, JL and Florence Smith and Lydia Henrici for helping with the Bible Correspondence courses over the last quarter.
Third Quarter Stats: Praise the Lord, we had 2 salvations, sent out 647 lessons and issued 25 certificates to 113 students (8 were incarcerated and 49 were international. We had students in France, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and USA. We also sent out a Bible and a Bible dictionary.
Here are some comments we received from people that are taking the correspondence courses:
From a student in Malawi… Dear Maureen & Bob, We really appreciate your prayers and we need it almost daily we know that prayers of holy people do great. Let me commend you for this Lesson, I and Dorothy will do it together. We thank you & Bob for the wonderful love you have for us. We love you people from the bottom of our Hearts. God bless you and meet all your heart desires.
Student from Malawi taking the course studying the book of John… Greetings from Malawi the warm heart of Africa. This Bible course is the one I treasure most. This course has really helped me to understand the book of John in a wonderful way. God bless you and keep praying for us. In Christ Jesus, your son….
From a prisoner in Alabama… This course, Practical Christian Living, has been exceptional. I plan to share it with my wife and children when I am released whenever that may be. I intend to save this and review it personally once a month. It was that impactful in my life. I especially appreciated book 8, lessons 22-24, page 7 – getting our priorities right – first hour of the day is easy to say but life gets in the way if we let it. Thank you kindly, send more courses.
From a student in Nigeria… Dearly Beloved, Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ We are so grateful to God for using you to affect our lives positively with so profounding, stimulating and enriching course materials. Thank you for the tracts which was sent to us. The tracts has been evenly distributed among ministers who are using them for hospital, burial evangelisms, street and personal evangelisms. Thank you very much and God bless you.
From a student in MD… Dear FamilyNet International, On Oct 1, I will be living at a new residence (address given). I look forward to continuing my biblical studies. I'm really enjoying these bible study courses. I hope that all is well with everyone there and your families. Yours in Christ Jesus…
From a student in VA… Your courses were very good. If we ever need to study God's word it is now.
From a student in AL… I am thoroughly enjoying these lessons. Please keep them coming, learning so much practical daily knowledge. Thank you.
From a prisoner in IL… JESUS IS LORD Hi Bob, Maureen. Hopefully you are all good. How are you doing? All them verses (he listed many at the top of the page) plus many more in the Bible are the most precious and beautiful words a human being like me can ever read. What can wash away my sins? Peter says is "the precious blood of Christ". 1:19 you see as filthy as I was I cant come boldly to the most high place cause I need the blood of Jesus to enter. What a relief to me to find words like that in the Bible Bob and Maureen cause I really needed to be clean and washed in the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Well Bob and Maureen this would be it for today. May our merciful, lovely and gentle God with his Son Jesus Christ and our best teacher the Holy Spirit make you company and pour down his blessings around you and to you. I love you both a lot. Respectfully…
Tract Ministry: We have "given out" over 76,000 Bible Tracts online. Social Networking Outreach:I get new requests on my evangelistic Facebook account regularly. I now have 2725 "friends" in my evangelistic Facebook account. This is a valuable tool to reach the unsaved masses. 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: Please keep us in prayer for our personal financial needs in addition to the ministry's financial needs. Would you consider praying for us when special needs arise? If so, please subscribe to our prayer warrior's mailing list. :http://eepurl.com/SYbI9. Please pray for us to be able to obtain a self propelled RV to travel in while presenting the ministry.
Specific Financial Needs:2016 Server costs: VPS $360, generic servers $300 Bible Correspondence Course Expenses for 2015 (support a country for 2016)
P.O. Box – $78
US Postage – $630
International Postage (Total) $445 (Including)
Nigeria – $285
Malawi – $56
France – $32
South Africa – $22
Ghana – $15
Total Cost to purchase Correspondence Course Lessons for 2015 was $475.
Additionally we need to purchase a digital photo frame (for table display) – $100
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