In 2016 we studied the book of Mark for Fall and also started John for Spring semester. Over the summer we also started a DVD series called the Alpha series. It was focused on reaching non-Christians or very young Christians. It was a very good tool to get many non-Christians or even some of our members who only go to Sunday service to attend Bible study. We are continuing our study of John’s gospel for the upcoming semester.
Romans 12:1-2 "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
The Great Lakes region held our annual Spring Bible conference March 31 – April 2 with the theme “The Gospel of Christ.” Along with our UBF conference, we again held simultaneous conferences for HBF/JBF, CBF and BBF. We had a total of 76 attendees (55 adults, 21 youth). The focus of the conference was to meditate the gospel of Jesus and what it means to us. The UBF conference featured three gospel messages from John 3:16 (Abraham Kim), 1 Cor. 15:1-11 (Jeff Gathergood) and 1 Cor.
Missionary Leibins from Venezuela and Diana’s first daughter Salome Ruth Rivas was born. Our daughter was born on March 22 at 7:15pm by natural birth. Our God blessed Shepherdess Diana to have a smooth delivery. Praise the Lord!! May God raise her as a new generation missionary. We appreciate your prayers support for us. Thank you.