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Blog entry for 16 July 2020

July 2020 Mission to Montenegro Newsletter

You have shown your people desperate times;

    you have given us wine that makes us stagger.

But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner

    to be unfurled against the bow.

Psalm 60:3,4

Grace and Peace to you in the name of God our Father!

The reality of living in the midst of a pandemic has reasserted itself; cases are rising dramatically here in Montenegro and beginning to touch our circles. However, we remain of good cheer because our hope in Christ is an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.

  • Taking note of the current situation, we are reverting back to virtual gatherings.  Beginning this weekend, our Sunday morning service will be via pre-recorded video and our evening service via Zoom. Please pray for us as the logistics do not come easy to us!
  • We are also cutting back our hoped-for events scheduled in mid-to-late July like our quarterly women's meeting and student events.    As you might expect, this whipsawing of on-again-off-again plans as we seek to balance spiritual needs and health considerations is both physically and mentally draining.  However, we take comfort in knowing that while we make our plans, the Lord directs our steps. Please pray that we would be wise in determining when and how to meet up again publicly.

  • In good news, the Good News of the gospel continues to go forth.  Stan is now preaching from Exodus 22, showing forth how God's laws reveal His loving concern for His people and the world as well as highlighting the perfect Law-Keeper, our Lord Jesus Christ. The Sunday sermons are regularly posted online. Please pray for God's Word to change hearts.
  • Thank you to all of you who gave financial support for Mission to Montenegro within the past month.  Your generosity has been a great encouragement to our souls, especially as Covid uncertainties remain on the horizon. It does appear that overall giving is still down, so when considering charitable donations, please consider financially supporting the Kingdom work here in Nikšić. Please pray for us to be faithful stewards of all the gifts and talents the Lord has given us.
With great love and appreciation for your ongoing prayers and support,

Stan and Vicki Surbatovich

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