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Blog entry for 17 August 2016

August 2016 Mission to Montenegro Newsletter

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.  And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,  not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Heb. 10:23-25

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

With September fast approaching, we are wrapping up a busy, busy summer season of evangelistic outreach and Christian hospitality.

  • The 10th Camp Monty sports outreach was a great success with many returnees of both campers and volunteers.   Sports and English lessons occurred throughout the day, but the highlight and main focus of the camp was the evening presentations featuring worship music, testimonies, devotions, and more.  Please pray for us as a church in our continued follow-up with the children and for the volunteers who stay connected from afar.  And especially pray for those young people who heard the Word, that they may truly embrace, love, and serve the Living Word, our Lord Jesus Christ, and delight to gather with His people.
Team from Ohio with cool USA/MNE shirts!

Out on the soccer field
Evening program--note the full house!

  • While we've welcomed various friends and other guests to our home (sometimes with just an hour's notice!), we are particularly delighted to have Rebekka from Denmark with us, even if just for a short three weeks.  The Lord has blessed all our prayers with quick provision of a terrific flat to rent for the year as she is here helping out with the university student work, EUS-CG.  So join us in giving thanks to the Lord for His mercy in this important need.  Please continue to pray for the granting of the visa which will allow her to stay past three months (and for Peter S's visa which continues to be bogged down in the bowels of bureaucracy).
Rebekka from Denmark
  • Our monthly fellowship lunch has proven to be especially refreshing and helpful for new people to the church to quickly build relationships with all the brethren and see themselves as part of the local body/church family. Please pray particularly for the unbelieving spouses and family members who also come, that they would be drawn by the love of the Father as seen in the lives of His children.
  • Mini-Furlough Alert!  This November/December 2016! Since it has been two years already(!), we will once again be visiting Southern California this November and December to reconnect with family, friends, and supporters.  Please contact us directly to schedule get-togethers and visitations. Also, we will be in need of transportation, so if anyone has a free automobile during that time period, we could put it to good use! (East coast friends take note:  We will be back East around May 2017 to celebrate our children's graduations and plan to catch up with you all then...)
With love and appreciation for your ongoing prayers and support in this great work of God,

Stan and Vicki Surbatovich
Mission to Montenegro

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