Sasko and Ira news and prayer request March 2013

NEWS FROM THE HUB BIBLE SCHOOL 03/19/2013

Dear brothers, sisters and friends,

DSCI2103 The week nine of the 2nd semester is over. It was pretty intense and active in every way.

As far as the classes are concerned, the students were taught by Gareth Bolton this week, one of the teachers who have been with us from the very beginning of the work of the Bible school. He taught 2 Samuel, as well as the Book of Isaiah, which he will continue to teach during the next week too. Gareth taught it in a special way, which leaves no person indifferent. On the contrary, it inspires. The students have also been very busy preparing the final essays as well as the final exam of this semester.

Visits to churches and practical days

Last week was the first time that we visited the first Baptist church in Sremska Mitrovica, which is a small, old church, with a long tradition. The people were encouraged by our ministry there and thankful that we had some time to come, visit them and serve them in this way.

Also, on Thursday, we went to visit two families with disabled children. It is hard to explain how God is opening the doors for us to share the Gospel. People often tell us that they’re happy and pleased to have us with them. They ask us to sing Christian songs to them, tell them about God, pray for them. We simply see the hand of God in all of that.DSCI2188

There is nothing as precious and blessed as serving others. We are always encouraged and additionally motivated by the words from the Gospel of John 12:26:Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

Thank you so much for your prayers and every other kind of support.

We desire every blessing to you all.

Riste and the HUB team

VESTI IZ HUB BIBLIJSKE ŠKOLE ZA 19. 03. 2013.

Draga braćo, sestre i prijatelji,

DSCI2103Završila se deveta nedelja u ovom drugom semestru. Bila je dosta intenzivna i aktivna u svakom pogledu.

Što se tiče predavanja, sa studentima je ove nedelje bio Geret Bolton, jedan od predavača koji su sa nama od samog početka rada Biblijske škole. Predavao je 2. Samuilovu, kao i knjigu proroka Isaije koje nastavlja da predaje i naredne nedelje. Geret je to podučavao na poseban način, koji nikoga ne ostavlja ravnodušnim, već naprotiv, inspiriše. Studenti su takođe bili zauzeti i pripremom završnih eseja kao i pripremom za završni ispit za ovaj semestar.

Posete crkvama i praktični dani

Ove nedelje smo po prvi put bili u poseti Baptističkoj crkvi u Sremskoj Mitrovici, što je jedna stara crkvica, koja iza sebe ima dugu tradiciju. Ljudi su bili ohrabreni našom službom i zahvalni za to što smo odvojili vreme da dođemo, posetimo ih i poslužimo na ovakav način.

Takođe, u četvrtak smo bili da posetimo dve porodice koje imaju decu sa invaliditetom. Teško je objasniti kako Bog otvara vrata da im govorimo evanđelje. Ljudi nam često kažu da su srećni i zadovoljni kada smo sa njima. Traže nam da im pevamo hrišćanske pesme, da im govorimo o Bogu, molimo se za njih… Jednostavno vidimo kako Bog radi u svemu tome.DSCI2188

Nema ničeg dragocenijeg i blagoslovenijeg od služenja drugima. Uvek nas ohrabre i dodatno motivišu reči koje čitamo u Jovanovom evanđelju 12:26: “Ako ko meni služi – neka ide za mnom, i gde sam ja, onde će biti i moj služitelj; ako ko meni služi, njega će poštovati Otac.“

Hvala vam mnogo na molitvama i svakom drugom vidu podrške.

Želimo vam svaki blagoslov.

Riste i tim HUB-a