Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Call to Prayer

God has opened a great door for us in Croatia among the Gypsy people. Brother Krešo, a Gypsy man who is a member of our church, has been and still is on fire for the Lord! Brother Krešo has secured a building for us in his village, so that we can preach the Gospel there weekly. We've now been meeting there for almost three weeks and God has blessed! Over 20 people have made professions of faith in the Lord Jesus and many of them are talking about getting baptized. There is an excitement in the air of what God is doing. However, we need your prayers! 

Last week we hung a banner on the building that simply reads, "Kuršanec Baptist Church". Apparently someone in the village took a picture of it and showed it to the local priest. He has declared that he won't baptize anymore of their children as long as the  Baptist Church is in the village. I know many of you are probably saying praise the Lord right now and so are we!

We need your prayers. Gypsies live in their own villages in Croatia and are very clanish and even primitive at times. The priest is trying to provoke the people to run us out of the village. Please pray for our protection as well as those who have been saved in the village. Please pray that God will use this for His good. Please pray that God will give me power as I preach that many more might be saved!

Thank you for reading!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying and praising the Lord.
-R Weaver

daren barnes said...

Prayers for your ministry Brother Leslie! God brought you to mind today. The Holy Spirit gave me your last name as the day progressed. All i could recall you as Brother Johnnie. Its been a while.God Bless your Ministry Brothrr Leslie!!!!
In Christ,
Brother Daren Barnes,
-former Trinity Baptist Church Bus driver