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Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
The Latest News: Bob had cataract surgery in January – everything has been progressing fine, going back to work after being at home for three weeks. Was able to catch up on ministry work.
Church Website Ministry:
- Updated the websites for Toolkit Ministries (http://www.toolkit-ministries.org) and the Sewickley-Lighthouse Baptist Church (http://www.s-lbc.com).
- I rescued the domain of Bible Baptist Church in Tyrone PA (thebiblebaptistchurch.com) back in February of 2008. The church called and requested to regain ownership, which was granted.
- Swan Creek Baptist Church / Jonesville NC- Received a phone call from a member. The people that were maintaining the website were gone and he was taking over the website. I upgraded their website (http://swancreekbaptistchurch.com) to WordPress (per user’s request) and recreated the limited content they had up. Blake will be building the site using WordPress.
- New Testament Baptist Church Greenville South Carolina / Pastor Mike Cothran contacted me to update their database entry in the baptist-ministries database(http://www.baptist-ministries.org). When I updated the entry I noticed their website had been showing a broken link since 2010. In my response I asked if there was anything we could do to help them. Pastor Cothran said they had no money for a website, and that anything we could do would be greatly appreciated. I re-registered their old domain name (http://mikecothran.com) and set them up on WordPressat no cost to them.
- Bethel Baptist Church Pekin Illinois – I rescued the domain “http://bethelbaptistpekin.org” several years ago. I was contacted by a church member asking for the return of the domain. I set the church up on WordPress.
Bible Correspondence Courses: We want to thank Katherine Feguer, John & Lydia Henrici and JL and Florence Smith for helping on the Bible Correspondence courses over the last quarter.
- We received a very generous individual donation that helped us meet our postage cost in sending out lessons for this quarter.
- Fourth Quarter Stats: We mailed out 1,119 lessons, 38 certificates to 226 active students (52 international (in 15 countries) and 23 incarcerated). We had six salvation decisions. We have active students in the USA, Brunei, Canada, Ghana,India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, St Lucia and the United Kingdom.
- In 2012 We mailed out 4,183 lessons, and 128 certificates to students. We had sixteen salvation decisions. We had students in USA, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Liberia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Uganda, United Kingdom and Zambia.
Here are some comments we received from people that are taking the correspondence courses:
- Student from Malawi- Dear the Hoffman Family, I greet you in the wonderful name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I write to report that the book you sent me has finally reached me but the lessons are not yet received. You people are showing me the book of Acts in action. We love you so much and it is our daily prayers that the lord should add you more years. Have a blessed day Your son In Christ — and a week later… Dear the Hoffman Family, I write to report the Lesson are finally in together with the Beautiful certificate . I thank God for this grace of getting these wonderful lessons for free and the wonderful relationship that has existed between us. You have a wonderful day. Your son in Christ…
- Prisoner in NC – It feels good to finish something. These lessons are helping me feel so much better about myself. Thank you so much!
- 2 notes from same Pastor in Mozambique- Happy Near to you Dear Rev Pastor Bob and Mrs Hoffman. I am writing to you with much joy for having helped me to win the Battle in this part of The Bible Correspondence Lessons. My Certificate and other Lessons arrived safe ; and I received them. Now I’m studying the new lessons you have recently sent me. I apologise to have delayed to write to you about this. I take this opportunity to congratulate you and all the members of your staff; you’re really wonderful persons in my life. I beg you to help me more in this because I prefer to go further more in studying the Word of God ; I also need a Degree by your help and orientation please. Then , I also need your prayers for God bless my Ministry and annoint me to succeed in His work. My church is too small with few believers, without specific place of Worship…since 2011. Thank you very much.
Hi Pastor Bob. I am very happy to congratulate you for your love to teach me such kind of Bible Courses that I never heared anywhere before you. now , I can work as a Soulwinner with knowlege of how to fish men from the world of sin to The Kingdom of Christ. May The Lord bless you abundantly. you’re wonderful persons in my Ministery. Then, I am taking the same opportunity to inform you that I finished the study of the recent lessons you had sent me , and I have sent you the answers yesterday January 8, 2013. I hope you’ll receive them by grace of The Lord. I still need more from you then. Once again , Thank you.
Tract Ministry:We have “given out” just under 60,000 Bible Tracts online.
Support: We are currently at 67% of support for our ministry expenses. 100% of money donated to us goes to support the ministry – we use NO money for personal expenses.
Prayer Needs: The Lord’s will regarding secular work and health benefits. Help in raising support for the ministry. Please keep us in prayer for our personal financial needs in addition to the ministry’s financial needs.
Specific Financial Needs: We still have several needs-
- Projector for the ministry presentation $500-$700
- Phone Service $149 for 5 years of service.
- Dedicated server for the year – $468
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 http://www.cyber-missions.com) or mail a check:
P.O. Box 451951
Garland, TX 75045
Thanks to Harvester Baptist Churchin Ellicott City Maryland, Lavon Drive Baptist Churchin Garland Texas, Cornerstone Baptist Churchin Roanoke Virginia, Marion Baptist Churchin Marion Texas, Jim and Carol Cahill, Dr. Nancy Shields of ToolKit Ministries, and Calvary Baptist Churchin Mesquite,TX for ongoing regular support. We received individual donations from Richard Whittle, Pastor and Amy Spurgin of Bible Baptist Church in McKinney Texas, Southwood Baptist Church in Tallahassee Florida, Carol Maulding and Tom and Tamara Lord.