Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Redeeming the Time

Dear brethren:

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

A great evangelistic opportunity has been afforded my wife and me this year and it is our desire to take part in this good work (Titus 3:1).

My wife, Linda, and I have been asked to go to Reykjavik, Iceland and help work with the small group of brethren in that place.

Iceland is an island located in the North Atlantic between Greenland and Europe just below the Arctic Circle. Icelandic is the official language but English is widely spoken.

Reykjavik is the largest city on the island with a population of about 120,000 souls who are predominatly Lutheran.

This is not actually an evangelistic trip but more of one of edifying the brethren there (who know very little concerning the work and worship of the Lord’s church).

The entire church in Iceland since the US military left the island (plus Charles Franks from the Duluth congregation, third from the left).

We plan on several such trips in the future and then, after the brethren have been grounded in the Truth, schedule future evangelistic campaigns to this nation of 300,000 souls. (At this time, we are running ads for the Truth for the World Bible Correspondence Course in one of the local newspapers and have received our first student.) We plan on leaving on April 16 and working with the brethren for about two weeks. The cost for the airline tickets will be about $1,600.00 and we will need an additional $1,500.00 for food and lodging for a total of $3,100.00 for the two of us.

Since my thyroid surgery last year, this may be an ambitious undertaking. However, I feel very well and must be about "redeeming the time" (Ephesians 5:15). These brethren are eager to know the Truth of the New Testament and we are eager to teach them. We are asking interested and faithful congregations and/or individuals to contribute $300-$500 to this effort. If you can help us to defray these costs, please send your contributions to Truth for the World, Post Office Box 5048, Duluth, Georgia 30096-0065 and mark them Hill Mission Fund - Overseas Trips.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration. If you have questions concerning our work, please contact us at one of the avenues listed above. A full report will be sent to those who contribute to this effort. May our God bless you richly and grant you peace, success, and happiness in all of your Gospel endeavors as you strive to serve Him.

"Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity" (Ephesians 6:24).

In Christ Who Saves,
Jimmie B. Hill

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