Diane had written the following report on Sunday, May17th. with a followup report today, Tuesday,May 19:
After speaking in churches yesterday, God provided one couple who were past Gideon/auxiliary in another PNG city. They were very excited to help start the camp in Buka! In fact, they were disappointed when they first arrive to this island that there was no existing camp. What a provision of God as this couple will be a great asset to the camp after the training! They will have their first “recruit new members” meeting today (Sunday). Please pray there will be a good turn out. They are hoping for ten new members so they could install officers and train them to carry out the work of God’s word going forth in this part of the country.
Doug also got to speak at length with the leader of this island (Chief Secretary). In fact, this man came out to see Doug as he heard the Gideons were in town to start a camp! He is a strong born again believer and would like all of his new parliament when they will be installed in June (next month–election is now) to be given Bibles!! Pray for the power of God’s Word to change these leaders lives!! and so goes the nation…
Please be in prayer for this meeting (and training that will follow) as these new members (hopefully enough) will have a great work ahead. Thanks again for your dedication to prayer..we know your prayers avails much.
The Lord provided the needed10 Gideons and 2 Aux for the Buka Camp! Praise the Lord!!
We are still waiting for 2 applications to be turned in. This will then make it 10 Gideons. Their names are Jeff (Owner of Destiny) and Rodney Gimis (already elected to the Cabinet but missed meeting tonight). Thanks for praying. I believe this camp will do great things for the LORD. Some very influential people in the community. All of them are sold out for Christ.”
One more city to go (Popondetta-Doug flies there today).
Please be in prayer as there will be a scripture blitz this week (16-23rd) headed by Andrew Knight. They are planning on 80,000 scriptures! (I believe the city will be Port Moresby) It takes many Gideons/auxiliary and long days and nights to accomplish this. Pray for the laborers, the souls receiving the scriptures and for the city.
We know the Word of God does not go forth alone, but with the power of the Holy Spirit and with much assurance that the Lord will accomplish His good pleasure.
“For it is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joint and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Heb 4:12 “It shall not return to Me void.” Is 55:11
Thank you again for all your support and prayers.
God bless you all,