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It seems like another very busy time.
As many of you know, it has been about a year and a half since I added the duties of International Missions director to my resume. Since that time I have been working to “bring all things together.”
Because of this, I went to visit two of our works overseas. First, I returned to Minsk. Because this was a trip that was important and had to be done quickly, I traveled there in January. I asked Sharon to accompany me to Minsk but when she heard the temperatures were expected to be around 10 degrees, for some reason she politely declined.
While working on our ministry there, I still feel the pain of the loss of our coworker and friend, Gennady Brutzky. My trip was to encourage our workers and help plan the future of the ministry. Gennady’s son Paul has been a tremendous help to our work, not to mention a big encouragement for me. Together we looked for some help from our friends at the Baptist Union as we work through this transition time.
Our worker Gregory has been the pastor at our congregation and is continuing to guide the work. Some of our other local workers have also stepped up, Sergei and Ivan, as well as Tatsiana and Larisa—to name a few.
One of the goals I have is to touch base personally with some of our workers around the world. This February, I went to Argentina to see our friends and co-workers, Marcos and Deborah Morales. They have been faithful workers for us for many years in the Mendoza area. This visit was also special because Sharon was able to come along.
We spent almost five days with Marcos and Deborah. I was able to teach at their two services, one on Friday and one on Saturday. Each service brought out around thirty people. We couldn’t have fit in one more person! Of course, both services were followed by food and fellowship. It was a real blessing to spend time with Marcos and Deborah, not to mention meeting many of the believers in the area. Let me share with you one of the texts Marcos received after the service:
“They (the messages) were very timely and beautiful messages from the LORD. I was personally touched and beyond blessed by them and the messenger, whom I did not get to thank due to my rushing home last night right after the meeting. Please relate my heartfelt thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Rob for their service. And thank you and your congregation for hosting and facilitating these blessed meetings!!!”
Shortly after we left Argentina, there was a headline in the Buenos Aires Times: Attack on rabbi underlines fears of increasing anti-Semitism
Members of the Jewish community say the brutal assault on Gabriel Davidovich is representative of an increase in anti-Semitic attacks in Argentina.
Photo: HO/AMIA/ AFP
This was a shocking reminder once again of the increase of anti-semitism around the world. Please remember to pray for Jewish people here and overseas who always live with the fear of unprovoked attacks. Please also pray for all the workers who share the message of Messiah with the Jewish people.
Turning our attention to the US, our Leading Others Program continues to move forward. As I have mentioned, we currently have three people participating, and I am continuing to look for new young people to become a part of this important future-looking work. If you know someone who is interested in being a part of the leadership in a Messianic congregation and would like to participate, please contact me. And remember to continue to pray for the three people already in our program and for God’s guidance in the future. I will be making an exciting announcement about Leading Others in the near future.
I want to thank you for your prayers for our work. Since the time I came on staff with CJFM over twenty years ago, God has given us many opportunities to help with the work of the ministry. We have also had some changing responsibilities and have seen exciting changes and growth, not only here in the US, but also with our work around the globe. As we continue to move ahead, we will be concentrating more on work in Israel—seeking to come alongside the believers there and helping to provide leaders for the next generation. Your prayer and financial gifts will make this possible.
Always feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or wish to know more about what’s happening in our ministry.
Rob and Sharon Styler
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