We are grateful to the Lord for all His blessings. We have much to be thankful for.
We are thankful that our two children (they are both adults now) love the Lord and are seeking Him and doing His will in their lives. Natalia successfully finished her 5 year program of pharmacy studies at university. She has just completed a 6 month internship at a drug store in Krakow and is in the process of looking for full time work. Philip
is in his first year of a four year program of studies at George Fox Christian University in Oregon. He is doing well, enjoying his studies and making new friends. We are grateful to the Lord and to our supporters for providing the finances needed for Philip’s education.
We are thankful to the Lord for the Rabka church. We are in a time of unity, growth and excitement about what the Lord is doing and going to do in the future. New people are coming to meetings. Leaders are developing in the church. People are taking initiative to serve.
We are grateful for the many opportunities that the Lord gives Lila to use her gift for teaching the Bible. She travels to Krakow every Wednesday and Thursday to teach at the Christian grade school. She has two Bible classes with children in the Rabka church. She also has meetings with parents to teach them how to teach the Bible to their children. These meetings are also an opportunity to share the gospel with the parents. In April we will be hosting a conference for parents in the Rabka church. We are inviting other churches in the area to take part. Lila will be one of the main speakers.
We are grateful that God has given an “open door” to ministry in Nowy Sacz. We are asking Him for a “break through” in the work there.
We are thankful for relatively good health as the years pass by. God provides all our needs and enables us to help others. We are grateful for the many opportunities He gives us for ministry. We are also grateful that He continues to teach us new things and draw us closer to Himself.
We are also thankful that our future is in His hands. We want to be in the center of His will and know that He has good plans for us (Jer. 29:11). Nothing can separate us from His love.
-that Natalia will soon find the best possible work
-that the Rabka church will continue to move ahead and develop in maturity and unity
-for a breakthrough in the work in Nowy Sacz
-for Lila’s teaching ministry
-that more and more people will come to know Christ in this part of Poland and grow to maturity in Him
-for the parents conference in Rabka April 25 + 26
Doug and Lila Groth