April 2023 MAP Update
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Read this letter written to MAP by a former Amish woman, and marvel with us at how God brings people together to accomplish His purpose!
Many years ago, when I first read The Secret of the Strength, the Lord laid it on my heart to take on the responsibility of getting a copy of the book to each Amish home in my community. I searched for ways and means to do it, including calculating what it would cost to purchase copies and mail them individually. I also explored the possibility of printing and mailing a few chapters at a time from a free online pdf file.
All of my ideas were way more than I could afford in costs, time, and labor, so I settled with putting a small excerpt of The Secret of the Strength in a local Amish publication with instructions on where the book could be purchased. However, I never felt completely released from the mandate that I felt I had been given. I eventually forgot about it, for the most part, only remembering it from time to time with a regret that felt like I had failed God. Although this was a several years ago, I remember at one point finally praying, "Lord, if You want me to do this, You will have to make a way."
When I saw the first few chapters of The Secret of the Strength as the lead article in The Amish Voice, March 2023, I immediately felt, "This could be how God is answering my prayer!" When I called Joe Keim, I was amazed that he, too, has a desire to make The Secret of the Strength available to the Amish at large. It was confirmation to me.
I am not sure what is in the mind of God concerning this, or why the Lord would choose this particular book - since I have read many other books that I am sure would be equally beneficial. But that is not my concern, is it? My concern is to be obedient to what I sense the Lord is asking me to do. So, I am committed, Lord willing, to pay for the printing and mailing of The Amish Voice that have portions of The Secret of the Strength included, for the Amish addresses in the zip codes in this community. I understand this may take up to 2 years, but I really feel I need to do this.
Thank you for being obedient to the leading of the Lord in printing this book in a series of The Amish Voice which will enable me to be obedient to the Lord's request of me as well! God is faithful!
Note: The Amish Voice is one of our greatest tools in reaching Amish people with the gospel. The publication goes out to 13,000 households, every other month. Today, I invite you to partner with us in sponsoring 25, 50, 100, 250, or 500 households. We will write the articles, do the folding, tabbing and mailing. All you need to do is cover the cost of printing and postage.
Details: Sponsor the Amish Voice
Step Out of the Boat Conference
If you have time, please go to the following website and listen to all of the amazing stories that were shared at this year’s conference. In the midst of it all, the Lord saved two souls. One person in particular, came walking up to me after the session was over, with tears running down her face, she asked, "can you tell me how I can be saved?" This is something that I was praying for, because I was almost sure we would have lost people attend.
Esther and I are so grateful for the couples who invited us into their lives and have asked us to take them through premarital counseling and help them with their weddings this summer. We are also grateful for the young couple who invited us to come along side and fight for their marriage. We were brought up to believe that marriages are for life. We still believe that with all our heart.
— Joe Keim