June/July Update 2020

Dear Friend

Warm greetings from Wisla, Poland!
How are you doing, friend? We are often praying for you, our dear friend from far away. This pandemic is showing the vulnerability of life. How thankful we are that “our lives are in His hands” (Coloss: ch. 3, vs.3).

But as long as He wants us to be here, we pray we’ll faithfully use all the opportunities He has prepared for us according to His riches, not limiting it by our resources, fear or comfort. Keeping a balance – staying wise, but also pro-active, listening to His voice and guidance.

My health situation has stabilized – all the medical tests so far are OK. I am slowly regaining my strength. Some friends are joking it was lack of air trips that my body was missing. Thank you for your prayers! I deeply appreciate it!

On-line meetings

We had so many on-line meetings that it became quite tiring. From the other side it allowed a new level of intimacy; prayer time with individuals that we never had before! Also, we learnt to abbreviate our meetings, going straight “to the point”, I actually quite like it. One of the rules I have learned from Bobb Biehl is; “try to say all you want in just 10% of your normal time”, a real aid to clarity!

Just a typical screen, that most of You know very well…

Looking to the future…

Yes, we’re all tired with the limitations of coronavirus, so we are more and bolder with planning, but also anticipating the return of off-line meetings. We hope and pray our Annual Conference, August 28 – 30 will take place in Wisla, in a hybrid format, on line and in the venue. We are so hungry for relations!

Just the last weekend – eight of our Outback leaders went 370 km to the East of Poland, to select a new place for our second September Outback. We had a wonderful time together (traveling in our minibus), and meeting our friends (local organizers and e-coaches). Yes, we found a beautiful place we would like to use that allows much bigger programs, up to 75 couples and 100+ volunteers. It is in Bieszczady Mountains, quite an attraction to many Poles. We were so positive, that we feel that in the future, if the Lord leads, we can consider using the venue for a whole “JH Ranch” experience, i.e. a six day program. As we had to cancel the three June Outback weekends that were prohibited by law, some small initiatives were conducted. For example, “micro” Outbacks in Mazury region. And in early July, “Outback on wheels”, cycling along the Polish Baltic coast, 30 km a day, for a week.

Outback TV was quite successful, with hundreds of viewers being contacted and encouraged in the days when no local meetings could be held.

Our software team has recently reached a new milestone, the latest version of our discipleship software package GELE, version 3.4. It is now introduced in Poland and quite soon will be available in all languages. It is a constant process of upgrading and adding new functionalities, to make it more user-friendly and effective.


Special Outback TV program produced live for our outback family
A meeting of leaders discussing Nick Vujicic visit to Poland in 2021.
Our regular staff meetings.
Expedition to Bieszczady mountains – looking a new site for larger Outback camp.
We found it!
Micro Outback gatering at Mazury lake discrict, led by Jacek and Ela

“A White Book of Testimonials”

Currently, we are compiling testimonials we have received from many of our contacts on how the ministry has brought them closer to the Lord. We intend to call it “A White Book of Testimonials”, evidence of how richly God has blessed us! So far we have pages filled with notes from thousands of people affected by the work in recent years. It is heart warming, indeed! We want to use it to bring many more people to get involved with Internet disciple-making and also encourage existing E-Coaches who are daily involved.

Also a Women’s Breakfast will be held 0n July 4 th in virtual domain. Many ladies would invite small groups of their friends to join with them to watch a program written and produced by our teams. We believe a record number could be impacted by such a format!

Friend, 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 May prayers:

Progress on prayer requests:

  • Remodelling of our office is almost done!
  • Both Radio and our Studio DR – have received some State money as a help to coronavirus slow-down.
  • Excellent reception of “Outback TV” programs.
  • Finding great site for second Outback weekend in Bieszczady in September.
  • Completion of Gele 3.4 version of Gele software platform.
  • Record number of new contacts on our course platform.
  • Huge encouragement seeing transformed lives of hundreds (maybe thousands) of individuals.

Friends, please pray

June/July prayer requests:

  • Special blessing on the “Women’s Breakfast” virtual event, July 4 th.
  • Good launch of Gele on all the language platforms.
  • Preparations for our Annual Conference, July 28 – 30, 2020, God’s anointing on it.
  • Getting new donations to keep us alive in this very fruitful season.
  • Good preparing of the “White Book of Testimonials” – to encourage and invite new labourers to the Kingdom work;
  • Nick Vujicic campaign in Poland, April 24, 2021 in Gliwice, also Warszawa and Wroclaw.
  • Prayer for Justyna, Filip’s wife. They expect a second child and she faces possibility of miscarriage, The date due is August 15, 2020.
  • 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. Please, keep on praying.
  • All the Outback initiatives, to keep the momentum and help many people in a measurable way.

Poland, May/June 2020 in numbers:

  • 37,660 people visited our evangelistic pages
  • 2,350 people requested follow-up
  • 1,162 evangelistic courses finished

Some testimonials from the new course by Joni Eareckson Tada “How to get out of depression?”:
  • Thanks to this material I saw what power God has and now I know that He is always with me. These testimonies gave me hope and courage to gather strength and despite the pain and difficulties, move forward.
  • Thank you. The story of each of you is an amazing sign of God’s love. When I lost my strength, I came across your words. I feel that God is with me and is fighting for me and He sent you to raise me up. I love you with all my heart. Thank you!
  • I would like to thank you for valuable tips and advice that come from your personal life experience. Contrary to appearances, this is sometimes more valuable than scientific or psychological analyzes of some people who may want well but are sometimes outside this type of experience (it’s easier to give gold advice on problems that do not concern them directly).
  • Thank you for helping me and passing on such valuable words, thanks to which I start to believe more in myself, try to move forward and know that God is with me.

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