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).
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!)
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)
Lancaster Baptist Church
Dr. Paul Chappell, pastor
4020 E. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93535
Baptist International Missions, Inc.
P.O. Box 9217
Chattanooga, TN 37412