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Blog entry for 19 April 2012

Mission to Montenegro April 2012 Newsletter:

 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.  Phil. 1:3-5.

**Easter Celebration
            This past Sunday, April 15th, we were blessed with a joyful service commemorating our Lord’s triumph over sin and death.  We are also thrilled that J., a college student, seems to have crossed over from just attending student meetings to joining us wholeheartedly in worshipping the Lord and learning from His Word at our regularly scheduled church meetings. 

** New Contacts via book promotion
            Last week, a well-respected, local politician who is also a believer, held a promotional event for his recently published book Metanoja (which comes from the Greek word meaning “forgiveness”).  In a show of solidarity, Stan and a few other believers from our fellowship went, and Stan was able to meet and renew acquaintances with unbelievers genuinely interested in the book and the Christian ideas inherent.  Please pray for follow-up contacts and opportunities to share the gospel with these searching souls.

**Ladies’ Coffee Fellowship
We have been able to meet quite regularly this past month.  Again, the purpose is to foster relationships and encourage one another as well as to model Christian living, thinking, and joyfulness to all who come.  It is also a time of informal “older women teaching the younger women” because we are adding young mothers and wives to our mix of older ladies.  Please pray that the Lord would increase our wisdom as these young wives and mothers are the first generation here to marry and raise children in the Lord.

**Family News
Although the beginning of month saw us all plagued with colds and viruses, we’ve recovered and are now enjoying having Nemanja with us. We had the privilege of meeting his family over Easter weekend.  Nemanja is Richard McLaughlin’s right hand man during their stay with us.  To see what they are all up to, check out    http://familyblog.bldrmcl.com/ .

Stan and Josiah are currently stateside for a whirlwind tour of the most likely universities that Josiah might attend.  Please pray for traveling mercies and confirmation of the best place for Josiah, academically, spiritually, and emotionally.  Also, please pray for Peter and Danijel who will be leading our services while Stan is gone.

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed?  And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?  And how are they to hear without someone preaching?  And how are they to preach unless they are sent?  Rom. 10:14ff

 With great love and appreciation for your ongoing support in this great work of God,

Stan and Vicki Surbatovich
Mission to Montenegro

Prayer Bullet Points:

1.  For the many unbelievers who have been ministered to this past month:  the students, friends, family members, neighbors attending the book promotion.

2.  For the  Ladies’ Coffee time and the Girls’ Bible study targeted for unbelieving high school students.  This is especially needful as a local high school student recently committed suicide and thoughts of life, death, and ultimate purpose are on many hearts.

3.  For Stan and Josiah as they travel and visit universities:  for safety, wisdom, good fellowship, too!  Josiah’s decision will need to be made by May 1st.

4.  For upcoming planned ministries and teams:  summer camp for teens, university outreach camp, longer term ministry visits in Niksic from amongst our Danish brethren.

5.  For the construction projects spearheaded by Richard M.  That wise decisions would be made and that everyone would keep safe and whole.

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