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2013-11-18

Tyler Prayer Letter Download

Please use the following direct link to download a printable PDF of our latest prayer letter at: https://app.box.com/s/0r1kf5150jhhlvpg3wti

Your servant in Christ,
Tim J. Tyler
BIMI Missionary to Romania (#1258)
+40-723-400088

2013-11-16

Tyler Fall Prayer Update

(The following prayer letter can be downloaded in PDF format at: https://www.box.com/shared/static/0r1kf5150jhhlvpg3wti.pdf and then printed in color.)

Dear Prayer Partners,

In 28 years of ministry, we have never been as busy as we have been these last few months! During this time we have had 4 camp weeks, a 3-week tour with the Gillespie family who came to help us promote the start of The Biblical College International which began at the first of October. Debra and I are both involved with teaching and administration, so we spend 3 days a week at the college. Meanwhile, there has been much detail work almost on a daily basis to finish the house for our Romanian pastor and his family. Praise the Lord, they were able to move in at the end of October and are enjoying the comfort of a warm and efficient home.

I state all these things at the beginning because I want to assure you that the only reason you have not heard from us in recent weeks is because we are busy in the Master's work, and your prayers and faithful support have kept us going. There have been some major challenges, especially financially; however, we have seen God's provision and blessing of our faith.

Now we are in our Missions Month and are busy prepairing for our first Spiritual Leadership Conference - Eastern Europe with our pastor, Dr. Paul Chappell and Brother Jerry Ferrso from Lancaster Baptist Church, as well as Pastor Stephen Chappell from Oceanside, CA. They, along with their wives, will be with us for several days in December and there are already over 50 who have made reservation to stay in our College facilities. I expect that there will be many others who will come and this will be the biggest event in the history of our church in Timisoara! If you know someone in Europe who might like to attend, please send them to the SLC-EE website: https://sites.google.com/a/bbit.ro/slc/ .

Please pray with us for a van for the ministry. My 8-passenger van quit on us a couple of weeks ago, and it looks like it will cost a couple thousand dollars to repair. We have used it for several years for transporting people to and from church as well as for camp and any other activities, and it has served as a second vehicle for us (which is needed). Pray specifially that we would be able to get one with an automatic transmission, so that Dan, who lost his left leg in the Romanian Revolution of 1989, can once again drive for the Lord. He and his family spent 3 months in California this year and experienced the blessing when he and his family were picked up every week by Bus #3 of North Valley Baptist Church. THANK-YOU, PASTOR TRIEBER AND BUS 3 WORKERS! He came back really fired up to get our own "Bus Ministry" going. He uses his own little Toyota to bring others to every service; so such a van would be an answer to prayer for the ministry.

In addition to all the activity and preparations, there is a heavy burden on my mind regarding the first annual payment for our church property that is less than 6 months away. I feel a heavy responsibility to meet this need; yet it is the Lord Who can provide. I have considered many options, but have not yet found a financing solution to meet such a large obligation. Please pray for wisdom and strength.


Your servant in Christ,
Tim J. Tyler
BIMI Missionary to Romania (#1258)
+40-723-400088

Sent by:
Lancaster Baptist Church
Dr. Paul Chappell, pastor
4020 E. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93535
+1-661-946-4663
http://lancasterbaptist.org

Assisted by:
Baptist International Missions, Inc.
P.O. Box 9217
Chattanooga, TN 37412
+1-423-344-5050

2013-07-10

NEW Tyler Prayer Update

PRAISE THE LORD! A 52-year-old man trusted Christ as Saviour following the Sunday morning Service, and he has come 2 days in a row to help with our construction project and just found out that he starts work at a new job tomorrow (after several weeks without employment). GOD IS GOOD!

The following Prayer Letter was written a couple of weeks ago, but have been so busy with the work that I am just now sending it out. A printable copy with pictures can be downloaded in PDF format at http://sdrv.ms/1bnsARD (our Microsoft SkyDrive account).

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Dear Prayer Partners,

We just arrived back home from the airport Budapest, Hungary, after sending a ten-person construction team back to Valley Forge Baptist Temple in Pennsylvania. Today also marks one month since the arrival of the first team of 6 adults on the Canadian BIMI CLAIM team. What a busy month, and even more...WHAT AN AWESOME GOD WE SERVE. Only He could coordinate finances, personnel, weather and materials to accomplish so much!

Several of our Romanian church members worked side by side with the CLAIM team, led by Phillip and Susan Smith, to do the initial plumbing, put in a new fence and to install a heated concrete floor. Unfortunately, Bro. Phillip got some bad chemical burns on both knees from the cement, and was relegated to supervisor as the rest of the crew also built the ceiling structure for drywall on the ground floor.

Like a well-planned project (and so it was in God's mind), the second crew from Valley Forge were able to continue the work by continuing the drywall and plumbing installation, running the electrical lines and even building the staircase!
Both groups were such a blessing to our church and their testimonies really impacted our people. They were so generous with their talents and brought "hard-to-get" items for us to enjoy! The CLAIM workers also brought a couple of duffle bags full of craft and Sunday School items for our children's ministry. We'll never forget the labor of love demonstrated by these wonderful volunteers! Their work saved us literally thousands of dollars. The way the Lord also provided funds for materials is equally amazing! Please continue to pray for funds to finish the building and for the first BIG payment on the purchase of the property that we have due next Spring.

NEW GOSPEL TRACTS
We met our goal of distributing 5,000 "Christ is risen!" tracts in 5 weeks and have now printed 10,000 new tracts with the theme: "LIFE - under construction". (We have building on the brain, I think!)

CAMP SEASON
We are gearing up for another great camp year and our church from Timisoara is sending workers and campers each week in July. Please pray for several who struggle to come up with the $60 camper fee, but we are trying to help them earn it by helping at the church and other places. Both Bethany and Camy will be working at camp this summer, along with Angi who will help with counseling. It is so great to see our youth becoming laborers for the Lord!

10 YEARS IN ROMANIA!
We remember so well our arrival to Romania in the month of June, 2003. Ed and Carole Hembree met us at the airport in Timisoara and helped us get settled in for the adventure that continues today. We are reminded that we could not have been effective here without your faithful support and prayers! Our heart's desire is for even greater things to be accomplished for the Lord's glory in the years to come as we labour together for souls in Romania and Eastern Europe.

Your servants in Christ,
Tim & Debra Tyler
BIMI Missionaries to Romania (#1258)
+40-723-400088

Sent by:
Lancaster Baptist Church
Dr. Paul Chappell, pastor
4020 E. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93535
+1-661-946-4663
http://lancasterbaptist.org

Assisted by:
Baptist International Missions, Inc.
P.O. Box 9217
Chattanooga, TN 37412
+1-423-344-5050

2013-04-29

Monday Memo Praise!

Dear Prayer Partners,

We left our home this morning with much anticipation (and some nervousness) to go to Timisoara for the signing of the contract for the purchase of our church property. Two years ago we met the owner for the first time and proposed a lease/purchase plan, but it has taken until now for the deed to be un-incumbered of other interested parties and for us to be fully prepared to face this financial challenge by faith and commitment.

I am happy to share that we returned home 12 hours later with a signed contract that gives our ministry ownership of the property with a payment plan over the next 4 years. The property is on a main thoroughfare in the city, so the price is significant. We have prayed earnestly and God provided the down payment and other clear signs of His direction; so now we trust Him by faith to provide the needed funds. Our first payment will be 55,000 euros in one year. Please pray with us as we chip away at this goal monthly.

I am literally exhausted after 2 intense weeks of running from one governmental agency to another in preparation for this contract. It is such a relief to be able to now go forward with everything in order legally. Over the next couple of months, we will be also working on the building with 2 different crews coming from Canada and the USA. Pray for materials and wisdom to complete this project, as well.

Thank-you for your prayers and faithful support. We could not be here without our regular supporters. We also realize many cannot do more than they already give, but if you wish to make a contribution toward the property payment or building project, please send it via Baptist International Missions, Inc., P.O. Box 9215, Chattanooga, TN 37412 for my missionary account #1258 with a specified designation.


Your servant in Christ,
Tim J. Tyler
BIMI Missionary to Romania (#1258)
+40-723-400088

Sent by:
Lancaster Baptist Church
Dr. Paul Chappell, pastor
4020 E. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93535
+1-661-946-4663
http://lancasterbaptist.org

Assisted by:
Baptist International Missions, Inc.
P.O. Box 9215
Chattanooga, TN 37412
+1-423-344-5050

2013-04-23

Tyler Prayer Letter - Mar.-Apr. 2013

The following Prayer Letter with pictures can be downloaded in PDF format at http://sdrv.ms/ZmVQnC (our Microsoft SkyDrive account).

Dear Prayer Partners,

We are so grateful to the Lord for how He continues to bless and we want to thank you for praying for our needs and projects.

UPDATE: Building Project
Sufficient funds were given through several generous gifts so that we were able to get the roof on the building that will later become the home for our Romanian pastor and his family.
There are two teams of builders coming during the next 2 months to work on the interior; so we are making preparations as funds come in. There have been also several legal steps that will hopefully be completed soon.
Next week we will be finalizing the transfer of the entire property to our ministry for our church in Timisoara. The owner accepted our offer to pay 4 equal annual payments with a down payment of 10,000 Euros. God provide that exact amount from a supporting church in California before we even mentioned the need. We had only shared it with my parents and our pastor, but felt we needed to wait on the Lord—and He came through right on time once again! Please pray for the legal process to go smoothly and for the funds needed for the taxes and fees (which we just found out could be several thousand dollars). God will provide!

An Evening in Paris
The annual sweetheart banquet was well attended as we transformed the church auditorium to a French cafe. Our adolescents served a wonderful meal, and their leaders, the Todorans, provided hilarious entertainment. There were 6 first time visitors and several who had been only a few times before. One of the new couples has also visited our church services since then.

CHRIST IS RISEN! - tract distribution challenge
Easter may have passed in the USA already, but here in Romania the Orthodox church doesn't celebrate Easter until May 5th. So we decided to utilize the 5 weeks between to distribute 5,000 tracts sharing the wonderful truth that "Christ is risen!" So far, our people have given out over 3,000 in our area, as well as to friends and co-workers. We are praying that the Gospel will open the eyes of so many blinded by religion.

FAMILY NEWS
Darci and Derrick, along with the 2 most adorable little boys in the world (personal bias), have recently moved to Connecticut to work with Pastor Cary Schmidt. God just provided them a "miracle" house just minutes from the church. John and Pearl are busy as ever at Lancaster Baptist Church and West Coast Baptist College, and were able to go to Korea together during Spring Break. Rebekah and Travis are still in Russelville, AR, and Travis just got hired on to the police department. Bethany is taking German and Equestrian training, and also teaching piano to children in our church while developing her own skills as our church pianist. Camy has become a Betty Crocker with a "green thumb"—when she isn't baking, she's planting flowers! Please remember Debra at this time for it was just a year ago this week when her father passed away. (debra@tylero.org)

Thank you for your faithful support and prayers!

Your servants in Christ,
Tim & Debra Tyler
BIMI Missionaries to Romania (#1258)
+40-723-400088

Sent by:
Lancaster Baptist Church
Dr. Paul Chappell, pastor
4020 E. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93535
+1-661-946-4663
http://lancasterbaptist.org

Assisted by:
Baptist International Missions, Inc.
P.O. Box 9217
Chattanooga, TN 37412
+1-423-344-5050