The Sirmons -- March 2017
Dear Friends and Supporters,
May this letter find you resting in the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks to Him, we who have believed on Him, know that we will spend eternity with Him.
First off, our Christmas program went well. We had over 15 visitors. The kids did a great job and the choir sang well. Then I shared the gospel message. At the end, we offered a Bible calendar to each visitor. Pray that as they read the daily thought and Bible verse that they may come to trust the Lord.
In January, we had a few students here for the Bible Institute and were able to record some more classes for the online program. Please pray that the students who are enrolled can advance well.
As for the church here, on Sundays, I have been preaching through the epistles of Paul, we are now in 1 Timothy. For our Sunday afternoon Bible studies, we read a few chapters together and seek to expose the lessons for our Christian life. We started in Genesis and are now in 2 Samuel. For our mid week Bible studies, we are going through principles of the Christian life.
We have had a very good contact with the retired baker and his wife, John-Michel and Nicole.. Please pray that they will take the step of faith and believe on the Saviour for their salvation. We have a number of contacts that we pray will come to salvation, Christine, Sandrine, Jonathan and Vanessa, Jean-Guy and Laurence, Claire and her daughter Leyla... and many more.
Right behind our church building, there are three garages. If one day our church were to need to expand it's facility, it would be great to have them. The owner has finally decided to sell, so Judy and I have signed a contract to buy them. Please pray that we can find the finances, since the beginning of 2016, the IRS and countries like France signed an agreement where the banks must provide information on the bank accounts of Americans living in France. This gives them extra paper work, so little clients like us, now find it difficult to get loans. Also, my prostate cancer will make it harder to get the life insurance required for getting a loan. So please pray with us that these two obstacles may be overcome and that we can purchase these garages. We will then put them up for rent and finance them this way.
As for my prostate cancer. I put a video on youtube where I give an update. Today (March 16th) I did another PSA test and this time it was not as good. It has gone back up to 8.29, please continue to pray for this and for the Lord's direction.
Upcoming events: The choir is preparing for Easter Sunday, please pray for visitors. Dave and Denise Peterson from Land O Lakes, Fl will be with us the beginning of July - exciting!. Judy will be making a 3-week trip to Kansas in June to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of her sisters and brother-in-law (Eveline and Ian Barnes). Judy will stop on her way home in Atlanta to bring my mom back with her. Mom will be with us until September.
Once again, we want to thank each of you for your prayers and support for this ministry here in France.
Yours in Christ,
Greg and Judy Sirmons .