Bob and Maureen Hoffman January/February 2020 Newsletter

“When you go on the internet, please pray for the Hoffman Family – your missionaries to Cyberspace.”

Volume 33 Issue 1 (Jan/Feb 2020)

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

The Latest News:

  • Missions Conference – Iowa Park TX – Maureen and I had the pleasure of attending a missions conference at Grace Baptist Church in Iowa Park Texas (
  • We are trying an advertising campaign of our Gods Bridge to Eternal Life Bible tract ministry. Please pray for the Lord to get the Gospel to those that need it!
  • If you or your ministry would like to purchase advertising as a missions project, we can facilitate getting the Gospel out in any of six languages to a specific area of the US, or the world. 100% of any money will be targeted to your campaign. You can target an area within 20 miles of your ministry, for example. You can target a French tract in Paris, or Montreal.
  • The cost of .com domain names is getting ready to rise. This will have a large impact on us.

Church Website Ministry:
Here are some comments from our hosting clients:

  • Thank you Bro Hoffman for hosting our Website! Your ministry has touched many lives! You hosted the website of the church I pastored in Texas for many years. If a church needs a Web presence, this is a great resource. Blessings Bro Hoffman!
  • If there were a true Cyber friend it would be Bob Hoffman. I didn’t say Cerebral, however! Ha, ha!
    Well, Maureen fills that gap. Seriously, Bro Hoffman is a high tech minister with a calling dynamic to Baptist churches.
  • This is a fantastic ministry. As a pastor, I would recommend it to any Bible-preaching church. I would also recommend any good church add this great outreach to your missionary program.
  • Please accept this check as a ‘thank you’ for the holding and transferring of our website domain name. God bless you in your work for him who loved us. (Note: We “rescued” this website back in March of 2016. We hosted their WordPress website up until now when we returned their domain to them at their request.)
  • Comment from a user in South Carolina “I was searching for a KJV Bible church and you have one listed that is right down the street from me – Thanks!” The Baptist Ministries database is a valuable tool used by regular people, missionaries on deputation and evangelists that are setting up meetings. It has over 7000 IFB ministries listed. You can search by Zip Code, or in any of the almost 1000 categories in links. There is news available on there from a variety of sources. You can listen to preaching from many of the old time preachers. There are plenty of corny jokes and videos of general interest.

Bible Correspondence Courses: We want to thank Katherine Feguer, Lydia Henrici, Lorraine Meier and JL and Florence Smith for helping with the Bible Correspondence courses over the last quarter.

  • 4th Quarter Stats:  

Lessons 811, Certificates Issued 29, Students 141 of which 38 are prisoners.
Countries: Brunei, Canada, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Saint Lucia, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Zimbabwe and USA.

  • 2019 Stats:  

Lessons 3158, Certificates Issued 107, Salvation Decisions 2 including a 16 year old girl in Nigeria!
We had students in USA, Australia,  Brunei, Canada, Ghana, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Philippines, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Here are some comments we received from people that are taking the correspondence courses:

  • We received a Christmas card from a student in AL…Merry Christmas FamilyNet International. Every day is Christmas in my home and daily life! Amen to that! Merry Christmas and a very blessed upcoming new year. I love this lesson concerning the Spirit World. I do feel sorry for those who are wrapped up in it. I pray for the lost every day. God bless you and yours, always in my prayers.
  • A prisoner in Illinois writes: To my brother and sister in Christ Bob and Maureen, I pray that at the moment you get this letter all of you are already enjoying this new year that God have given us to live. I want to thank you for that Christmas card you send my way with the John 3:16 verse in like a Christmas tree shape. I like it so much that I got it hanging on the wall in my cell and look at it every day. Is always nice and cool to hear from you guys in such a time as this where we got to spend Christmas behind bars. May God Lord almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth and Jesus Christ His Son be with you all this year and for eternity. God bless you. Jesus loves you. Respectfully…

Tract Ministry: We have “given out” over 104,000 Bible Tracts online

Social Networking Outreach: I get new requests on my evangelistic Facebook account regularly. I now have 2550 “friends” in my evangelistic Facebook account. This is a valuable tool to reach the unsaved.

Support:  We are currently at 68% of support for our ministry expenses

Prayer Needs:

  • Maureen is recovering from surgery in January.
  • Bob is recovering from Sinus surgery in February.
  • Would you consider praying for us when special needs arise? If so, please subscribe to our prayer warrior’s mailing list.:

Specific Financial Needs:

  • 2020 Server Costs – $1449
  • 2020 Internet Costs – $840

Please consider a donation. FamilyNet is a 501 (C)(3) charity. Donations are tax deductible in the US – You can donate via PayPal (Donate button is on or mail a check:
FamilyNet International Inc
P.O. Box 451951
Garland, TX 75045
(214) 257-0229

In Jesus’ Service,
Bob and Maureen
Phil 1:3


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