Preaching, welfare and pastoral work continues.
Preaching efforts include passing out literature on a daily basis and personal contacts including spontaneous discussions. I have an urgent need for literature at this time. Material on the Kingdom, the devil and most doctrinal matters are the most requested.
[Insert by Bro Norm Fadelle: photos of how Martin works]
Martin and Roy Lansing at meal stop in Negril
Roy brought Bibles & literature for Martin’s dist’n; this was the first handout to Sonia, the owner of the restaurant, per Martin’s suggestion
Martin had given a couple of booklets to this young woman “guard” over the cars in the parking lot; he also gives leaflets to toll booth attendants
In Port Maria the interest is waning given what has happened over the last two months. Attendance has been up and down… the PM van is no longer available and discouragement has set in. However, the transition of welfare needs and issues to the CBMJ seems to be working.
Martin, along with Bro Fraser (White Horses), are both on the CBMJ welfare committee
I attend Memorial meeting twice a month and Thursday Bible study at least twice a month in an effort to encourage them. Over the last two months I have been having different problems with the van. That has curtailed my attendance and this may contribute to their discouragement. I am trying to get them to be prepared to carry on in my absence given my other duties.
In Sis Blanch’s absence I have picked up the duties related to Many Seeds (including Champion a Child) in Free Hill and also in Port Maria.
Champion a Child blurb on “Many Seeds” website
I have also been involved in the discussion and proposal of the P2P project in Free Hill.
Sister Blanch (center) discusses P2P idea for the Free Hill ecclesia
Proposal included remodeling the back/lower part of the ecclesia hall
I am also handling the Champion a Widowprogram in Round Hill. [NF insert: this idea was promoted by Roy Lansing at a semi-annual WCF Director’s meeting in Ontario, Canada in 2010]
Champion a Widow blurb on “Many Seeds” website
Transfer of ownership of the PM van will happen on October 5th upon receipt of down payment and finalization of monthly payment terms.
The van used to serve the Port Maria Ecclesia
I have been visiting Sis Enid in Port Antonio, the shut ins in Round Hill, Sis Daisy in Kingston, Sis McCloud in Norwood and Sis Marjorie Harley in Royal Flats.
My van is functioning; however, with the need of frequent repairs. This model is more delicate than a Hiace which has meant front end work is needed often. Selection of this model was my personal choice and I considered it a wise decision at the time because of the possibility of theft, but I am now bearing the brunt of that decision. Nevertheless I am very thankful of the continued support for maintaining it.