Dear Praying Friends,
Greetings in His matchless Name!
Well, “tempis figits” (or something like that!), or for those who don’t speak geek, “time flies.” But it is past time for another Fedena Flyer.
After a few health battles, I am doing well and Shirley started some therapy to help her walk better today and yesterday her doctor gave her a new pain med we are praying will help her with daily very excruciating pain that travels all over her body. Please pray with us.
I will try to attach a prayer sheet which I personally use each day. I hope it helps you better discipline your prayer life. I also have a personal list of people we pray for daily as I am sure you do. (I find that if I write them down, I will remember them better than if I rely on a memory I can’t always trust.) On that list is a number of preachers and Christian brethren. Please join me in prayer for: Pastor Steve Hays (Galena, MD) – Myasthenia Gravis; Pastor Arthur Gilmore (Easton, PA) - a stubborn infection that is painful; Pastor Carl LoTurco (Pendleton, OR) – recovering from a stroke; Brother Joe Kaiser (Berlin, NJ) – heart attack; Pastor Rick Wedemeyer (Toms River, NJ) – stroke recovery and recent knee replacement surgery.
Along with the above preachers, please pray for Mrs. Vicky Scully and Mrs. Kim Barclay (Solid Rock BC) – both dealing with serious cancers; Mrs. Jennifer Clark (Solid Rock BC) – right side numbness; Mrs. Betty Schaffer (First Baptist, Easton, PA) – breathing problems; Mrs. Carlotta Monach (Straightway BC) – heart valve replacement & recovery; Mr. Clayton Wright (Faith BC – Fairless Hills, PA) – upcoming serious surgery. I could go on, but these are in need of effectual fervent prayer at this time.
While you are in your prayer closet, “brethren, pray for us…”
We have recently held some very good meetings with the Lord’s blessing with souls saved and God’s people encouraged, strengthened, helped, challenged and blessed. Pastors report growth in their people and spikes in attendance on Sundaynight and Wednesday night meetings where we have ministered. We are still excited about preaching and teaching on heaven, revival, the home, creation, etc. These topics are always relevant. God is so good! (He is even good when we are bad. Amen?!)
I get to preach and/or teach in our home church: Straightway BC in Princeton, NJ at least once per month. Our pastor, Louis Guarneri is doing a Wed. night “Panorama of the Bible” survey dealing with one book of the Bible each week. It is excellent teaching and he is very comfortable and proficient making his way through the O.T. history and making applications to our lives today. Last Wed. we were in the book of Obadiah. That is 31 books down and 35 to go! Exciting. Better than a TV thriller!!!
My video projector is getting old (like it’s owner – 79 years and counting) and I am wondering when the bulb may blow in the middle of a service. L Bulbs can cost up to $500!!! I hold my breath each service. The good news is that the price of projectors has plunged making them much more affordable. I praise the Lord for each one who had a part in helping me purchase this one. It has seen many years of use and travel. My screen has seen better days and I am looking at shopping for a new one soon. (It fell down and cut my forehead in a meeting with Pastor Wedemeyer recently. Maybe the Lord was trying to knock some sense into my head!?)
Harbor Baptist in Hainesport, NJ (Pastor Dennis Higgins) is planning on starting a Bible College this fall. I have been asked to teach the subject dearest to my heart, i.e., the inspiration and preservation of the King James Bible. I am praying about it and would ask you to pray with me. I have more than enough to keep me busy, but I want to teach and preach as long as possible. It would mean I would teach every Tuesday evening, one class. I am presently looking over the teachers notes and they look good. I only stopped teaching at Solid Rock School of the Scriptures (after many years) due to limited night vision and the driving distance involved. Harbor is considerably closer to my home.
Solid Rock is also moving in the direction of a college level day school. The two churches have different viewpoints and they are far enough apart so that they will not take students from each other. Pray for Pastor Clark and Brother Chalie as they make plans.
We have two grandchildren graduating from High School and heading for college in the fall. Taylor (Dan & Amy’s daughter) wants to study graphic arts and Westley (Dawn & Steve’s son) wants to ultimately study marine biology after three or four years in college.
We have 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren (two of which we have never seen). We enjoy watching videos of our great-grandchildren in Floridal, two of whom are two year old twins. They are fun to watch.
Our grand-daughter Stephanie will be married this July at Harbor Baptist to Andrew Sims. He is a fine young man. They will already have a home that he owns and they have just purchased two cars (not new). Way to go, Stephanie!
Well, I had better wind this up for now. Much work to be done and I am bone weary after cutting the grass between rain storms today and working on finishing off our dishwasher installation tonight.
Sincerely in the Savior,
Pastor (e) Paul C. Fedena