Dear friends and partners,
Since 2010, I’ve concentrated on seeding the nations with Gospel literature — books that God gave us to write, both my wife Barbara and myself — during our tenure as pastors, leaders in a thriving Bible school and itinerate ministers throughout the world. We’ve seen great success as our books have been translated and published in Pakistan, Lebanon, Russia, Armenia, Mongolia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Arabic ( Egypt ), French, Farsi, and Urdu.
With Barbara greatly ill and myself just months away from 80 years of age, I’m not stopping. There’s more to do! And thank you for your earnest prayers on our behalf.
The COVID-19 impact on Italy—and particularly the vulnerable workers of Naples, and the south more generally, need more help during the writing of this letter. These people are the self-employed, seasonal, informal workers that are suffering the most. It’s not clear how much longer they can survive. Mass destruction of disease has blanketed the nation of Italy as follows:
As of April 9, 2020
Italy Coronavirus Cases: 139,422
God has instructed me to insert two of our books into the nation, free of charge, to be distributed by the churches at large.
You say, “Why? What difference will that make to people fighting sickness and unemployment ravaging through home life as they once new life.” Simply put, it’s the truth of God’s Word and placing faith back in the God of the Bible, that will heal and feed the impoverished. God will make a way where there is none.
So, that’s what we’re doing. And we want you to step in and help us translate into Italian, publish and seed Gospel literature as fast as we can!
Our projected delivery date is July 2020 (4-6 months).
The two books with the most impact are: The Crisis Driven Church: Discover the Cure for Crisis Living and The Limiting Factor In Your Life: What’s Holding You Back?. These books thrive on helping people recover from crisis, placing our faith back in the only One who is able to bring lasting change. Having faith and an EXPECTANCY are the only way out!
The Crisis Driven Church – Pg 26 Excerpt
“The definition of crisis is a “decisive moment, an unstable or crucial time…in which a decisive changeis impending—a turning point for better or for worse.”4 Every person encounters at least one of these“crisis” moments in his or her life. You don’t have to wonder, “Will I face a crisis?” A better question to askis, “When crunch time comes, and I am in the middle of my unstable, crucial turning point which looks likeit will turn out for the worst, how will I respond?”
The Limiting Factor – Pg 23-24 Excerpt
“…Today, God will meet you where you are, just like He has in times past. He doesn’t work with you based on your personality. He doesn’t meet you according to the color of your skin, your education or lack of it, or your social status. There’s only one requirement—expectation. God meets you according to your expectation in Him.”
2 things you can do right now:
- Pray for Italy and this effort to reach people for Christ through Gospel literature
- Write a tax-deductible offering, your best gift possible, to Seedtime and Harvest Ministries
The relevancy of this offering — seed — is right now!
It affects right now and the future to come. During crisis, we tend to shrink, turn in, collapse, contract — but God’s kingdom does not operate according to the natural world that is in a deficit. Take what you have in your hand, discuss it with your spouse, if married, and plant it in faith. Name your seed harvest that you want to see come back to you for the crisis you may be facing. (Don’t give your tithe as that belongs in your local church, please.)
Stay tuned for updates…As our progress is evident, we will share updates with you.
We love you,
Dr’s. Russell and Barbara Plilar
Seedtime and Harvest Ministries