Steven & Susie
September 2017 update from Steve & Susie Heidenreich in global missions:
We want to praise the Lord for His goodness. What a joy it is to see people saved when you're out soul winning! Recently, we came across a young man named Christian. When we began to talk to him, he realized that despite his name, he wasn’t a real Christian. I used the Bible to explain the plan of salvation and Christian became a Christian.
A few weeks ago, we had one of the men from our church go to Zambia and Botswana. Praise the Lord, we could send with him: Bibles, tracts, and several follow up materials. Again, God was very gracious; people were saved and fed through the Bible.
The last few months have been very busy and full of challenges. I had a follow up appointment with my doctor and it was discovered that I had cancer. After much prayer and counseling with the doctor we decided to have surgery. The doctor told me the surgery went well, and he believes that he got all the cancer. A week after surgery, I ended back up in the hospital because of blood clots. We are back on the road to recovery; the doctor has told me it will take some time to recover. I am eager to get back to my regular schedule of getting the Gospel to all the world. In the meantime, I'm still soul winning and sending portions of the Gospel to wherever I can.
Susie and I want to thank you for being so faithful during these times. Your prayers and love make a difference not only to us but also to those we are giving the Gospel.
April 2018 update from Steve & Susie Heidenreich in global missions:
God has been doing some great things in our lives. I have been delaying this update for a short time so that I would be able to get the results back for my kidney and cancer tests. My kidneys have stabilized yet not improved, but I will be able to travel. I, also, received good news from the cancer test, and everything is looking good. I am praising the Lord for His goodness.
I just returned from a mission's trip to Belize. God has done some wonderful things in that country, and I was able to help a young missionary start Bible studies, go soul-winning, and make Gospel deliveries throughout the country.
While I was there, God burdened my heart to help reach a people group that most people don't want to go to. The name of this group is the "Garifuna" people. I was able to lead some of them to Christ while I was there. We had a Bible study where 17 people showed up and 3 people were saved. I will be making several trips there to help the young missionary start a church with these people. I will also be taking Bibles, tracts, and other follow-up materials in order to help in any other way to reach these people.
God is blessing my soul-winning. I was able to lead people to Christ not only in Belize, but also in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Longview, Texas here in the US. Please pray as the Lord has opened so many doors that I will be able to meet the needs of the people around the world.
Thank you again for all your love, prayers, and support. Only Heaven will reveal all that we've done together here on earth.
June 2018 update from Steve & Susie Heidenreich in global missions:
God has been doing some tremendous things for us. I have had my check up for my kidneys and for the cancer. I'm praising the Lord that I am now cancer free and the kidneys are holding their own. This has opened the door for me to go back to traveling full-time. I will no longer be teaching at the college.
We will be moving to Oklahoma City and our sending church will be Maranatha Baptist Church in Bethany, Oklahoma. My son-in-law, Allen Domelle, became the pastor there. Moving here will help me in a couple of way. First of all, it will put me close to a kidney specialist that I will need in the future. Also, we will have a place for my wife to be able to have help and care while I travel being close to our daughter.
I made a trip to Belize two months ago to help a young missionary start a work with the Garifuna people. These people have been overlooked by many people. we had people saved and started a Bible study. The work is starting to progress to where he will be starting a church around the first of August. I will be traveling down there to help him start the church. I will be taking Bibles, tracts, and follow-up materials.
I've been seeing people saved while out soul-winning. Last week, I was able to lead a young man to Christ. God have given me a greater desire to accomplish more because time is short. Thank you for all of your prayers, love, and support. Susie and I want you to know how important you are, and only Heaven will reveal what you have done of the cause of Christ.
July 2018 update from Steve & Susie Heidenreich in global missions:
Praise the Lord! God has been blessing our soul-winning in a great and mighty way! We have seen many people saved and coming to church. God has really burdened my heart to work harder on follow-ups. I have been going out to pick up recent followers: Ron, John, and James, to help them become more faithful. Please pray for young Christians that they may not be discouraged.
I have been asked by a young missionary couple to come to Kurdistan in the Northern Iraq area. I need to be very careful what I print because of their safety and not to close the opportunity they have been given. They will be starting the first Independent Baptist Church in this area. I have been asking to help them with Scripture as they have only the Gospel of Luke and Acts available. The dialect there is Behdini. Please pray that I will have the wisdom to know how to help them and what to do about traveling there to be an encouragement. They have given me the best time to come, and I need to pray for the finances to be able to go.
We can't thank you enough for all that you do to keep us moving forward for the Lord with His gospel.