January Update 2020

Dear Friends,

Warm greetings from Poland!
2019 is history, yet our hearts are still filled with thankfulness for God’s countless blessings for our ministry in the past year. But life goes on and now we must focus on the future, the next 90 days month, the coming year, the next decade, the whole 2020 and a whole new decade, what a challenge! We desperately want
to hear God’s voice nudging us toward the “center of His will”, so that we will bring fruit. Recently I find myself spending more time reading the Word, good books, listening to great preachers, yearning to “hear the Lord” and act accordingly.

Training of leaders of “Evangelical Poland” initiative in Warsaw.
A lot of singing on our Christmas staff meeting:)
Major Christmas carols event in Katowice organized by our friend.

New opportunities

There are so many new opportunities, but how to balance what we know works well with the innovations, required by changing a World, simply to be understood? Not by believers, but by people we want to reach for Jesus. We have a fantastic technical base, a great team of dedicated, competent people, we are well positioned in the “communications” leg with FM radio and Internet but right now we are seeking the Lord for His wisdom and His guidance. Merely maintaining the status quo is equal to falling behind. Money is always the challenge. Even as we cover most of our operational expenses from services we market (like radio
advertisements, etc.) to maintain and enlarge the scale of influence requires more good people to be involved, and this costs money.

Of course, in a way it is spiritually healthy when we rely on God’s provision and support that is far from secure in human terms. But He is faithful and; “What God orders, He pays for.” While the need for finance is part of God’s way of leading us, we don’t want to be seen as obsessed with acquiring it.

It was a great joy in December when we received small contributions towards our daily “Miracles every day” material from 271 people in Poland! What a thrill!

Beginning of a new year is a time for our “Small Outback” reunion
We invite all Outback Guests to meet, fellowship and share how God is working in our lives:)
Norbert (Internet project coordinator) and his wife Ewa together with all four kids

Encouragement

We try to be efficient, to work hard, we do it as “unto the Lord” and He gives the increase. Huge encouragement comes from mails, text and testimonials we get from our contacts. People, who have given their lives to Jesus and, after several months, are still on fire, rejoicing from the new life that Jesus has given them! It makes all that effort worthwhile!

Our family is growing:)

Change of position

As of March the 1st, 2020, I plan to step down from the position of a leader of  Studio DR and give full authority to my son Filip, who for last year has already been its CEO. I will be involved, of course, but mainly as leader of our umbrella non-profit, DEOrecordings Association, that shapes the directions of our ministry. There are so many exciting projects to come! I am thrilled and looking forward to writing to you about them!

Friends, Thank you for your continuous friendship and involvement. We deeply appreciate it! Together, we may change the World, in the power of Holy Spirit!

Henry

Answered December prayers:

Progress on prayer requests:

  • Yes, we have prepared our paperwork, budgets, plans – for 2020. Now to discuss it again with our Boards! Thank you, Jesus!
  • Good end of the year, many meetings, uplifting testimonials, etc!
  • Time of rest in the Christmas period. Many good family meetings.
  • New staff member, Daniel has joined our team as of January 2nd. Also Andrzej, (responsible for Outback) will go full time with us.
  • Spirit of unity and expectation among staff and volunteers.

Friends, please pray

January prayer requests:

  • Some key decisions of dear friends on helping financially with our ministry, in a major scale.
  • A contract to distribute next parts of Superbook children Bible stories DVDs. We still do not have distribution rights for this excellent product translated to Polish by our team.
  • Extension of Radio CCM license (last year, we were able to extend for 10 years Radio Fest license, this year it is our second network). Substantial monies are needed – 50.000 EUR. / £42,600/ $55,700.
  • Finding a great Polish author to continue writing daily reading materials, A Miracle Every Day, as the original writer wants to pass writing to nationals. We have some ideas, but no final answer yet.
  • Finishing writing and finding a good publisher for our family book “Sure Foundation”.
  • Development of Outback in Europe. Huge plans are considered!
  • Continuing asking the Lord’s help and mercy for a dear, close friend and mentor of mine, a man God used many times in my life, Phill Butler, who is suffering with cancer. His situation is all the time very serious.
  • Building project of Malinka church. We plan to use new rooms for lot of our ministry activities. Now at the finishing stages, that are very expensive.

Poland, December 2019 in numbers:

  • 14 819 people visited our evangelistic pages
  • 1184 people requested follow-up
  • 310 evangelistic courses finished

Several testimonials from “A Miracle every day”:
  • God, through “Miracles every day”, fills me with peace. When my head is filled with fear and despair then God reminds me of Himself through content in “Miracles …”. Any such content is always relevant, to the point, adequate to the situation. Thanks to “Miracles …” God speaks to me. I believe in it and Praise the Lord for that. Thank you for all the beautiful words. They are a comfort and blessing to me. God bless you.
  • It gives me great motivation for the whole day. I feel empowered and enthusiastic. Thank you for such a clever message. In the morning I can’t wait to see what miracle I will receive today
  • Hello, I’m currently unemployed. Thanks to “Miracles every day” I learned to enjoy every moment of every difficult situation. Thanks to the words I read every day, I keep getting stronger. I feel a lot of support from God. Thank you for being here!
  • It’s Tuesday morning, 9:24 and I’m sitting on the bed with my laptop in my lap right now. Outside the window snow, and in the heart after reading “Miracles every day” a light flashes! What has God done thanks to “Miracles every day?” First of all, I noticed that these words just cheer you up when you need them. They fit into a given situation and are often a spark of hope that motivates us to a better life and change of mind. Thanks to these words, I notice that I am loved, I am so needed, that God can pull us out of every situation and send us others to bring good news. I believe that every day is important and with God’s power you can do anything, roll every fight!

Learn more about our ministry at
http://nec.ccm.pl