Beginning of the Year 2008 Newsletter!!!
Happy New Year Everybody!!!
January - February 2008
Dear Supporting Churches & Friends!
"Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:
thou art my God, I will exalt thee." Psalms
Well well well... this sure is 2008 and I
can't believe it has already arrived! Last
year flew by like a BEE! Last year went by
so fast! I am just glad we are in the 2008!!
I hope it will slow down a bit!
Welcome into the 2008 folks! Many of y'all
have made resolutions for 2008. I myself
don't believe in Resolutions, BUT my goal is
to see many more deaf and hearing both get
saved this year!! I just wanna praise my
Lord for 2008 and that HE still is on the
throne and in the Saving Business! I love it
when I see someone gets saved... don't you?
This is a whooooooole lot better than any
football games! Even Super Bowl! (I still
want Patriots to win!), the game is only
temporary, but the soul lasts forever. I am
SO looking forward to this newest year of
2008! I hope and pray y'all are too!
First please let me share you the News Flash
before I begin.
News Flash - Word have
spread like fire recently last year of my
possible moving to Michigan from
Virginia.... When I was up there apt
hunting... all of them apts have closed on
me... it was obvious that the Lord does not
want me to move to Michigan.. the Lord wants
me to stay put in VA. I will NOT be moving
up to Michigan... my home church is there
yes... but I won't be moving up there. I
needed to let y'all know that I will not be
moving to Michigan since the Lord now
allowing me to.
Now I can begin the news:
Last year been a rocky year for me
spiritually with family situations... this
year is a brand new year and I aim HIGH on
the Lord big time and I aim high to see what
the Lord has in store in 2008 for me.
Already HE has opened some doors! Here they
March thru first part of June - I will be
staying at my home church (Liberty Baptist
Church) in my RV ( the old one thats coming
apart) and I will be teaching ASL and
reaching the deaf in the area.
June for 3 weeks I be on the road for
campmeetings and meetings ... in Marquette,
Michigan... Buffalo, Wyoming... and meetings
on the way back home to VA.
July - 2 weeks campmeetings the last 2 weeks
of July..... Dayton, Ohio and my home church
at Liberty Baptist Church.
August - I will be at Southmont, NC at
HeavenBound Baptist church teaching ASL and
hunt for the deaf in the area.
Sept - Campmeetings whole month... Manistee,
Michigan.... Flatwoods, WV.... and the 3rd
Annual Foothills Deaf Bible Campmeeting on
the last weekend of Sept.
October - meetings on the road to midwest
and back to home to VA.
November - I will be teaching ASL at the New
Hope Ranch for Girls in Society Hill, SC for
the girl's credit for their school.
December - Jan - NO meetings
This is gonna be one busy year... and I am
on fire for this year! Please you continue
to pray for me as I continue to bushwack
through anything to keep satan off my back
so I can continue to do my Lord's work that
HE had called me to do.
I am thrilled to share with you that this
year on August 28th will be my 23 years
being saved. This year marks my 22 years
being a Def Missionary and being on the road
since 1991 right after I graduated from
College. Many of you have known I been thru
all kinds of obstacles all last year and
year before all because of my family.... I
want you all to know that I AINT about to
quit, give up, throw in the towel, etc that
goes with them words.... I aim to keep going
and bushwack through for the sake of my
people who are deaf and most of all for the
sake of our Lord who died for them. I thank
you all for standing by me both in prayers
and financially and also physically standing
with me and helped me and motivate me and
encouraged me to STAY IN THE FIGHT! (thanks
Bro. David Spurgeon! I love them words!)
Right now I am walking through the fire
(faith) now more than ever. Please my
Supporting Churches... keep staying with
me... keep being my supporting bushwackers...
keep encouraging me... and most of all keep
sending your prayers to the Lord for HIM to
keep pushing me to keep on going.
Here are my Praise, Prayer Needs, and Prayer
1. 94 souls saved in 2007 - lets rescue more
this year in 2008!
2. This month just shortly after Christmas -
at the Craftmens for Christ Banquet in NC -
I was thrilled to see my new Prayer need
that I needed!!! ---- C330 Garmin
GPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was tickled
3. First time EVER since I been speaking 8
times at the HEARING Ladies Retreats and
Meetings through the years - this coming May
16th and 17th - I will be speaking at the
Deaf Ladies Meeting at Liberty Baptist
Church of the Deaf. I will be speaking about
Walking Through The Fire. Please pray for
me... this is my first time speaking to the
DEAF ladies! I am SO looking forward to
that! We gonna hav a great time and I am
trusting the Lord will be speaking to the
hearts of them precious ladies!
1. Newer RV (Deisel, 35 feet long, 1 slide
out, Class A and low mileage)... why do I
need one? I will gladly share with you... I
will soon be 46 years old next month... my
body is not getting along with tenting
anymore... even though I still tent between
meetings just to save money from motels....
RV will be great help for me and also
whenever I am at the church helping teaching
and all that... I will have a home to live
in while I am there... my home will still be
here in Virginia yes I have a home here...
but I need a RV for me to live in while I am
helping churches and able to go to meetings.
And also I can be able to pull over to rest
when I need to because sitting in 1 position
in the van is like flying across country in
sitting position is not good for legs.... RV
is something that would help me physically
so I can pull over to rest and elevate my
legs when needed and keep going til I get to
the next Church. My RV outside my home right
now as I write this is literally 21 years
old now... I have bit over 3,000.00 on the
side now for the newer one... I am trying to
raise anoter 45 thousand dollars OR the Lord
to provide one somehow. I am trusting the
Lord to provide the funds or in His own
2. Pray for my green ford van to stay
alive..... this year be 7 years having it
and it is running great with the help of
some mechanics folks of mine.... shop near
by... and one guy who is living in WV who is
known as "flatlips" to me bec he
haarrrrrrrrrrrrrrd to lipread! Through them
guys helping my poor van to stay alive
because it has lots of mileage now! It is
nearing 240,000 miles now.
3. GPS is off the list now since I now have
it from CFC banquet! AMEN!
4. Need more supporting Churches
5. Need backbones prayer warroirs out there
be my line of Bushwacker's Prayer Warriors.
1. More Deaf and Hearing souls be SAVED this
2. Prayers for Safety travels for me since
this year be a hard traveling year.
3. Need new meetings in New England States
(New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine,
Conn, Rhode Island, Massachutes)
May the Lord Richly bless you all!! Again...
Happy New Year Folks!
Reaching the Deaf,
Podbereski (A.K.A. - "Bushwacker")
Isaiah 40:31 & Romans 8:28
P. S. some of you wondered about my other
name "Bushwacker" it's because it is my
Trail Name... I am Backpacker, Mtn/Rock
climber, Camper, Hiker. Bushwacker been my
name since I was 11 years old when I began
backpacking. Climbing since I was 5, camping
since I was 0. Bushwacker is my Trail Name.
Hope this helps.
End of the Year 2007 Newsletter
Happy New Year in
Hey Hey Hey! It’s this time of year again!
Christmas is here again! As I can see daily
wherever I go… people shopping, singing
Carols, baking, decorating Christmas things,
sliding on icy roads, children laughing on
snow, temperatures dropping, scenery
changing due to weather, people traveling to
families and friends, etc. Don’t ya love
that time of year? I am sure you folks do!
It is also that time of year (as it should
be everyday) to remember why Jesus came! I
am SO thankful that August 28th, 1985, I
asked Jesus to come into my heart at Trinity
Baptist College, on 4th floor at Bro. Steve
Houghton’s (pastor to the deaf ) office. The
best Christmas gift in the world is
receiving the Lord into one’s heart! Ain’t
that grand or what?!?!? For me it was!
Well, this year 2007 has been a very
interesting year! Very challenging too! Let
me see if I can fill ya folks in in this
In January this year of 2007, I became dead
to my own family, but this year I have
“gained” 3 beautiful young men to be my
“sons” and I love them dearly with my heart.
Two of them I took as my sons last year in
2006 and he is an Evangelist also another is
a Pastor and my 3rd son got added on…. but
growing slowly… he will be soon be pastor as
well. I praise the Lord for Him bringing
them to my life and being part of my life
and I in them. I may have lost my own… but
the Lord sent others my way. I have many
people look up to me as “2nd mama” and I
loved being that! Even though, in my heart I
always dreamed of adopting a deaf boy to be
my very own son, so I can raise him to be
what the Lord would have him be. But these
young men who are my “sons” I been praying
for them as they serve the Lord best they
can! I have already begun praying for their
children as 3 already called me “grandma”
and that I would love to see what the Lord
has in store for them!
This year I praise the Lord for my
supporting Churches who stuck by me both
financially and prayerfully as I continue to
reach souls both deaf and hearing for the
Lord and so far this year 94 souls been
saved! I am truly looking forward to next
year in 2008 what HE has in store! I want to
see more souls saved next year and that as
well as helping churches along the way as
well! I also praise the Lord for HIS hands
under my both van and especially RV to keep
them rolling as I were at Campmeetings all
over the country, especially in the east.
That RV out there in my driveway at home in
VA… each time I come out the door and in my
van… I can literally see the walls of my RV
popping apart from the body. That poor thing
needs to be retired from the ministry. I am
soooooo thankful for that RV out there and
it was good to me since I first had it. I
can’t trust that thing outside of VA and NC
states… but I am taking a chance to take it
with me next year to Michigan in March to
begin teaching at my home church in
Belleville for 3 months. I am also take a
chance to take That with me up in the UP
(Upper Penisula) Michigan for Camp- and to
Campmeeting and meetings in Wyoming and back
to Michigan in June and another one in July
Camp in August. Who knows how long that RV
of mine gonna hold. I am seriously praying
somewhere out there, the Lord has a newer RV
for me… I am praying for Class A 35 feet
with 1 slideout
and low mileage and of course diesel.
Something that it can be homey for me as I
work at churches and for
meetings and so on. So please join me in
prayer for newer one. I already have 3,000
dollars on the side.
In August of this year, the Lord sent me to
Liberty Baptist Church in Belleville,
Michigan to be my home
church. Boy I tell ya, That church there
stands behind me and I am so thankful for
them and they made
me feel right at home, they stood behind me
in prayer and even in hard time. I will
begin teaching there in
March of next year.
Sept of 2007 been such a blessed time! We
had 2nd Annual Foothills Deaf Bible
Campmeeting, boy I
tell you… Satan been battling me time after
time after time to not have this, but me a
bull head Missionary
ain’t letting him have it! We had a grand
time and 3 precious souls were saved! I am
still talking about that!
October, I was on the road to Michigan, MO,
Wyoming, back to Michigan and then home to
meetings were wonderful! In Wyoming I was
able to be with 3 of my 4 supporting
churches… we had a
blast! I go out there every year in June but
this year I put it to October. I be back out
there again next year
guys! I love to be with them to share what
the Lord done in ministry as well as in my
life and also to
continue to reach souls for the Lord!
November of 2007, Being Thanksgiving month…
I am usually home from the road from
November thru to
end of January for reasons because of
Holidays. I don’t like to have meetings in
November and December
and Jan. Weather reasons for safety from the
roads and folks spending time together with
during the Holidays. I had opportunity to
with a family in West Virginia and it was
such a blessed couple of
days! Seeing the beauty of God’s Creation up
Now December 2007, I am looking forward to
spending the Holidays with one of my “sons”
family with me on the 22nd and spend
Christmas at my home. I am also most of all
looking forward to
spending Christmas with my FATHER who loved
me and died for me and saved my soul. This
year will be
the hardest time for me… But Lord willing I
will make it thru the year fine.
In 2008, I will be in Fla in Feb for
Campmeting, March, Campmeeting in SC, then
right after that, I head
up to my church in Michigan to begin
teaching and training (pray for me!) and in
May I will be speaking to
the Deaf Ladies in Ohio (first time
Then in June campmetings and meetings in UP,
Michigan and Wyoming and SD, July
August Deaf Camp in Ohio, Sept Campmeeting
in WV and my Campmeeting as well (working on
That’s all I know for right now. I am
praying heavily to be able to have meetings
in the New England States
like VT, NH, Maine, RI, Conn, upstate NY. I
never had meetings in them states except in
one time. I am praying that the Lord would
lead me to churches there and other places
and gain more
I want to take a opportunity to thank my few
new supporting churches in Michigan for
taking me on as
your Missionary. Calvary Baptist and Oak
Street Baptist. Thank you very much for
taking me on! You
been such blessing to me! Folks please keep
me in prayer as I will be searching for more
churches that would take me on so I can
continue to do more for the Lord.
I want to take this time to wish you all a
Very Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year in
y’all travel safe on the road as you be
going to ya families. Even from Weather
risks that is going on right
now, I pray y’all be safe and warm and cozy
in your homes. Let’s continue to serve our
Father together in
all ways as we possibly can. Time is short,
of course, and there is more work to do.
Thank you folks out there for your
continuously supporting me both financially
and prayerfully and I pray
that you would continue to do so! Many more
deaf out there that needs the Lord as well
I am gonna add a funny picture in here for
you and I pray you will enjoy it.
1. 3 precious souls saved at 2nd Annual
Foothills Deaf Bible Campmeeting
2. Church provided me brand new tires to my
van! 2 were really in bad shape…. Gave me 4
3. Also got new cruise cord… makes it easier
for my legs to move around in driver seat!
4. Bro. Paul Beatty and his church gang
helped with cooking of our deaf Campmeeting—THANKS
5. Chapel of Prayer—THANKS GANG!!!! For
allowing us deaf to use the Victory
6. New Supporting Churches!
I have PRAYER Needs:
1. need GPS (praying for one for Christmas)
2. Newer RV Class A with slide out and about
35 feet long and low mileage and diesel.
3. Newer vehicle—van now nearing 235
thousand miles on it… it is hanging in
I have Prayer Requests:
1. Please pray for my 2 half brothers and 1
half sister… I am dead to them now, but they
still need the Lord in their lives.
2. I need more supporting Churches—am up to
about 65% now.
3. More meetings for 2008 in the New England
parts (New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Mass,
Conn, RI, NY, PA)
Til’ Next year, Merry Christmas Y’all!
Maria Podbereski (A.K.A. - "Bushwacker")
Isaiah 40:31 & Romans 8:28
January - August 2007
Dear Supporting Churches & Friends,
“Where there is no vision, the people
perish:” Proverbs 29:18a
Wow, what powerful verse! I think of this
verse in my case is to the deaf people who
are still hungry for the Gospel of Christ! I
am so thankful that this verse is in God’s
Howdy folks!, been lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time
I know! Actually it been since December
Newsletter! You can check out my End of the
Year Newsletter 2006 in my Website….
www.reachingthedeaf.com … I have new website
now and please from time to time… check it
First of all I wanna apologize from my heart
for not sending newsletter since December…
so much been going on. But my Lord still on
the Throne! AMEN! Please accept my apology
for this laaaaaaaaaaaaate Newsletter! I will
fill ya in in here of this year as best as I
January—it was unusually hard month… I
became “dead” to my family… simply after I
witnessed to my 2nd half brother and they
all 3 cut all ties to me. I am dead to them…
this is the reason for this year’s not able
to write Newsletter… but the main reason is
that… years ago… I was drilled in my head by
some people that if I write bad news in the
newsletter or sad news… the preachers will
throw it away. This year I had talk with
dear friend in Wyoming… told her of it… she
kinda helped me “undrill” that outta me
slowly…. And told me that is not true. So
now with the encourage words of hers and the
others and the Lord’s help… I am writing
this. Pastors… I ask you please don’t throw
this away… sometimes it is good to “hear”
news from Missionaries like myself… so you
all can better know what to pray on for
them. In my case.. It is my family
situation. They are still not saved… please
pray for my 2 half brothers and 1 half
sister. Thank you!
Now I begin the good news of the Newsletter…
January—April: I went to Lake City, Florida
at Tabernacle Baptist Church and stayed
there during this months of Jan thru April…
I went to build up the training of the group
who were in the ASL class with me. I had
opportunity to help them build their skills
at ASL (American Sign Language) and taught
them how to go visiting to the deaf and was
able to make a lot of contacts… taught them
how to do right by Interpreting in their
Church. When I left their Church… the deaf
began to come from all walks of life. I had
very limited time being there but they have
done wonderful job and now are having deaf
coming from time to time. I will be with
them again next year in 2008 Campmeeting in
the first full week of February.
May: This month I had opportunities to go to
many churches for the Campmeetings and also
for my Meetings to present my Ministry with
some of the Churches. I have seen folks
gotten saved… many hearts became right with
the Lord! I have seen altars gotten full
during my singing times. There is 1 person
during this month… I was at meeting at
Crossroads Baptist Church in Lenoir, NC and
they have meeting…. I was asked to sing and
at each song I done… I was watching this
particular boy in the audience. His name is
Jake. Sweet boy, son of the Pastor. I never
seen him come to church with his Bible. Made
me wonder. Next day I was aiming to head
home but the Lord was tugging my heart to
talk to him. I was staying at friend’s home
and I asked them to call for him. I had my
bible ready and prepared to talk to him but
not opened. When Jake came over… lead him to
the kitchen table. I was informed the night
before that he told his neighbors who I was
staying with that he was going to hell. That
is NOT normal for any kids to say that out
loud. When he arrived and gave him pop to
drink … we sat down… I asked him… If you
were to die… where will you go? His
response? HELL. That the Lord helped me open
his eyes what hell is like… and what heaven
is like… and why Satan got him and why Jesus
wanted him. After a few minutes dealing with
him… I asked.. Where do you wanna go? His
response? HEAVEN! Lead him to simple sinners
prayer and he sweetly asked the Lord into
his heart!!! What a DAY that turned out! I
gave Jake his new Bible to help him start
fresh and a journal book to keep track what
the Lord done in his life! Now I am praying
for Jake… I ask you to keep Jake in your
prayers that the Lord will use him in great
way in the future!
June: I had wonderful opportunity to go
where I never been before! No not the space!
LOL But to the UP! UP stands for Upper
Peninsula Michigan. I was asked to come be
part of the Campmeeting with Pastor Mac
Woody up there. What a wonderful Campmeeting
it was! I had opportunities to meet other
preachers a have a chance to be with them at
their Churches at later on time. While up
there, I had learned my Baptist history that
I had never learned before! I learned that
early Missionaries in my country—America—had
persecuted them Missionaries for God’s
cause! I was shocked! I always knew other
countries persecuted! But never in mine!
That week had me me so angry with tears
coming down my face of why wasn’t I taught
that. That week also have helped me build my
guts more to spread God’s word to my people.
I am so thankful I was asked to come up
there to the UP! Will be back again next
year! I wonder what else they got under
July: This month has been kinda crazy month
of going like a yo-yo up and down. Came home
from the Michigan for few days then head up
to Ohio for couple days at Dayton, Ohio at
Charity Baptist Church then home again for
the night then up to WV to another
campmeeting! Then home again and then to NC
meetings. July been yo-yo month of meetings
in all directions! God was great with me! I
have seen souls saved this month too!
August: This month is a fun month! I will
tell ya why. I had meeting in Lenoir with
Pastor David Woods, at Sunrise Baptist
Church. Before I came down… I had RV trouble
trying to get it started because it been
sitting for about 3 months. Made it down
there close to midnight. Safe! Sunday, the
12th in the morning… I shared my testimony
of the deaf and my life a bit… then sang
some songs… then preacher preached….during
the invitation… a young lady was up
front...crying… I was wondering what going
on… being deaf I can’t hear anything… but I
sure was watching! Saw preacher got down on
his knees and I looked to his son for some
sign… sure enough that young lady got saved!
GLORY!! I love it when I see souls saved!
There is nothing in the world that can top
that when someone gets saved!
The 28th, which is today. Is a Special Day!
Let me tell you a short story. Many years
ago… There was a young lady…. Who was
downright lost and didn't know it, she
thought she was saved thru hand-shaking of
the preacher at 14 years old! One day, she
went to Bill Rice Ranch and met Bro. Steve
Houghton there. He was the Pastor to the
deaf at Trinity Baptist Church in
Jacksonville, Fla at the time. Bro. Steve
and that deaf youngun… went talking long
time. He thought she was strong Christian
and so did she. Then the Lord opened the way
for her to go to Trinity Baptist College.
She made it there. She arrived on the 16th
of August which was on Friday. During the
time… from the 16th thru the 28th. She was
in classes and one of them was with Bro.
Appleby. He had a habit of giving plan of
salvation in his class to make sure his
students are saved before he begins. During
that time, he was talking about sin, hell,
heaven, who satan was, why Jesus came and
all that. She had interpreter in class with
me. First time ever, thru the hands of the
interpreter, the Gospel was presented. That
day on the 28th, in cafeteria, she was
hungry and convicted to heavily and was
driving her out of her head! She chose to
ignore the food and ran all 4 floors up to
Bro. Steve Houghton’s office. With fear in
her heart, asking him “satan tried to keep
me from believing Bible say, what can I do?”
she asked him that… he told her “sit down”
and she did… he asked her one main question
that was never asked before….” have you ever
reprented and received Jesus in your
heart??????” She couldn't remember and sat
there for 15 minutes trying to remember
something, but couldn't remember nothing.
Not even the handshake, bec that aint the
right answer right there. Time was 3 and he
said that he had to go pick up his three
children from school… she didn't’ want him
to leave and leave her lost there… she then
bowed her head and asked the Lord to come
into her heart! When she looked up… she saw
him drying with his hankershief! She asked
him… why you crying? He said “you got saved
girl!” Huge smile came on her face! That
day…. August 28th, 1985, Maria Christina
Podbereski, at age 23, got saved! Yep!
That’s why today is my Special Day! Bro.
Steve Houghton… if ya reading this… I THANK
YOU from leading me to Christ!!!!!!!!! I
Another event happened this month! Back in
May, the Lord was tugging my heart to move
my membership to another church. I didn’t
know at the time. But I knew something was
going on. June… I came thru Belleville,
Michigan. It is always the stop over for me
when I come thru. I always stay at Red Roof
Inn when I am stopping over. I always visit
Liberty Baptist Church when I come thru. It
was then at that time I had the hunch that
the Lord was up to something. End of July, I
knew then that the Lord wanted me to move my
membership to Michigan… but needed much
prayer for preace and His will. Sure enough
it was true… as of August 15th…. I am now
member of Liberty Baptist Church of
Belleville, Michigan, my pastor is Dr. Tim
McCoy. Next year in early part of year 2008,
I will be moving up there. I believe it is
right and is wise to do so and also have
opportunity to serve at my church there. I
am still Deaf Missionary and singer oh yes
that don’t change… I just move 10 and half
hours more away from VA. I am proud be
member of LBC and honoured that Dr. Tim
McCoy is my Pastor. I met hime 4 years ago
in NC campmeeting at the Gassaways. But 4
years later, we both never dreamed that he
be my Pastor and me his Missionary and
member. When the Lord tells me go I go. The
information is at the bottom of my
Since Jan thru now… 37 precious souls both
deaf and hearing been won to Christ! I have
many stories to share… it would take pages
and pages to tell! But the story about Jake
comes to my eyes. Hope you enjoyed it!
Even though I been thru such hard times for
year and half… Lord been my sustainer, my
tower, my strength… am still going thru hard
times being “dead” to my family, but I aint
quitting no way now how. I need all you to
keep me in your prayers and that many more
be won to Christ!
I thank you sooooooooo much to standing by
me! Praying for me! Supporting me! Most of
all… we stand together to reach souls for
1. Family to be saved. Still lost.
2. Deaf to be saved. There are so many needs
3. Deaf souls to be saved at 2nd Foothhills
Ind. Deaf Bible Campmeeting, flatwoods, WV
next month on Sept. 27th thru 30th
4. Safety travels in Sept going to. NC, GA,
WV and in October travels in MI, TN, MO, KS,
WY, then home. I need a vehicle to use for
the month of October travels…. Am about to
check out for renting a vehicle. My van
won’t make it alive out there in October to
these travels. Need much prayer for safe
1. Newer vehicle—my van is about to get its
own grave soon. Much needed for another van
(5 door) or truck with cab or jeep. I travel
a lot and I carry a lot in vehicle. Need big
car of some kind. Automatic prefer. My van
as of today is 222,200 miles on it. It been
acting very strange lately… it trying to
tell me that it wants to retire from Mission
2. Newer RV… my rv class C is about to come
apart. Still running and drivable, but not
very trusty. Have $3,000 on the side… need
another $45 thousand more. Need Class A … 32
feet or longer…. 1 slideout… and Deisel.
This RV also needs to be put to rest. It is
20 years old.
3..Need Garmin StreetPilot c530 GPS costs
$319.93 - I need one bec I tend to get lost.
I travel all the time and this is the kind I
need to have for me.
Folks… Thank you for your ever faithful
Supports Financially and faithful in
supporting thru prayers! See you all in end
of October! May God Richly Bless you
Reaching the Deaf,
Isaiah 40:31 & Romans 8:28
End of the Year Newsletter 2006
Dear Supporting Churches and Friends,
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou
shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save
his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21
WOW... it is that time of year again!!! It
is Christmas time! I thank the Lord soooooo
much for coming down here and to be our
sacrifice so we can go to heaven!!! Not just
that He was born but so that He can be our
Lamb on the Calvary to shed His blood! Boy I
am so thrilled to be almost saved 22
years!!! August 28th, 1985 be 22 years! My
soul! How time flies!
I know you folks out there are looking
forward to Christmas and spending time with
your families and friends.... I wanna share
with ya a little of update of the year has
been for me.
Lord been so wonderful with me throughout
the year. Here are the blessings that I have
seen this year.
I have seen blessings of seeing many souls
both deaf and hearing get saved!
I have seen blessings of many lives been
changed for the better and best and as well
as many folks... young and old alike come to
know that the Lord can still use them!!!
I have seen blessings of those who about to
finish their lives and after hearing my
testimony helped them to know that they can
continue to serve the Lord!!
I have seen blessings of speaking to Hearing
Ladies Retreats... how the Lord used me to
help the dear ladies to keep giving the Lord
burdens to the Lord and to never give up on
I have seen blessings of the Lord been
soooooooooo gracious with me thru hard times
with my father who was dying and died. His
sufficient for me!!! And helped me overcome
the "silent" grievance. AMEN to that!!!
I have seen blessings of being able to lead
the deaf teenager girls at the Liberty Deaf
Camp this past August and was able to win
them for the cause of Christ!!!
I have seen blessings to see the people I
won to learn more of Him!!!
I have seen Belgians of just being a
blessing to someone who needs a blessing!
I have seen Belgians of seeing the Lord work
in my life to help those to learn ASL and
how to reach the Deaf.
I have seen blessing so souls out there
"crying" for someone to help them, and got
I have seen blessings of churches who had me
have a part in the ministry and get
I have seen churches I been in that got to
learn somuch of the deaf and the culture and
the community of the deaf and get chances to
communicate not just with me but the deaf in
their area as well!!!
I have seen blessingsso seeing those get
saved when I take a "break-of-the-day" when
I am go backpacking hiking in the mtns....still
I end up winning souls in the mtns! There is
absolutely no breaks when it comes to
I have seen blessings not just to win souls
but to see 'God's Creation all around me and
remind me that HE is in control and still on
I have seen blessings of seeing so far up to
this time as I type this Christmas letter
that 97 souls been saved and around the
world thru the
Internet57 souls saved!! AMEN AMEN AMEN!! I
praised the Lord for that!
Also... it is great blessing to know that I
have friends and those who claims me to be
part of their lives and families and being
part of the
"spoiled brats" along with them! I love them
love being with them...they are family to
me. I thank the Lord that we are one big
humongous family of God! I am so proud be
one of God's kids! (smile)
as I lookback in the year... as I type
this... the month is not yet over, but I am
ready to celebrate Christmas again and
remember again of
why HE came!
I am looking forward to 2007!! I wonder what
the Lord has in store for that year??? Hmmmm...
HE always me keeps me wonder! (chuckle)
Well folks out there all over the place in
America and Canada... Have yaselves a VERY
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! May the Lord bless you
ABUNDANTLY!!! I will see ya in the next
newsletter in 2007!!!
See ya next year!!!
Deaf Missionary to the Deaf
Isaac 40:31 & Romans 8:28