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PRAYER UPDATE - March 30, 2009  Athis-Mons, France

Dear prayer partners,

   I have started to drive so it is time to get another info letter out. I recently returned from Switzerland.  A friend drove and I was able to get 25 kilograms of literature.  (=55 lbs.)  People at church Sunday (March 22) said I look better.  I have not had a dizzy spell since Nov. 25 when in Israel.  My eye doctor said my eyes have not changed since before my 2 strokes.  Double vision can occur.  It also happened before the strokes.  I have started driving, but only locally.  I will try a longer trip Monday (Mar 30-31) to visit Marcel Robillard who is 92 and a prayer partner.  I have my prayer days once a week as usual.  I walk and give out tracts.  Some stop to talk.  I do spend time with Pierre B.  We eat together at the retired people's lunch.  ($5.63 per meal).  Pierre had a Jewish mother and he is Catholic.  A Jew who lives near me I get to talk to from time to time.  He a few days ago asked about Marry.  He heard she had children before Jesus.  I explained she was a virgin when Jesus was born, but had children later.  Matt 12:46-50, Matt 13:55-56  My church will soon baptize 11 or 12.  They give lessons before baptizing.  A young man in my church named Laurnet (?) has talked about traveling with me.  In May he starts training for a new job.  I enjoy handing out tracts in various languages.  I gave an Arabic tract today.  Turkish and Portuguese tracts are taken and Chinese as well.

  I am preparing for a trip of 11` days (April 3-14) to put up Biblical posters and visit believers in France.  It will be a test to see how I am for long traveling.  I will preach in Tours on April 5 on Palm Sunday.  After going to Israel April 20 to June 2, I will then stop off in Czech June 2-5 then back to France.  I stopped off in Czech on my way back to France on Dec 31, 08.  I stayed with Peter Zeman an old friend since 1990.  He has Parkinson’s.  A trip is planned to Romania June 15 to Aug 10.  I plan then to come to USA about August 20 for 10 months.

 Php 1:12  But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;

  Michael K. is a young man in my church who is doing evangelism.  I have gone out with him in evangelism.  His group gave out 80 Bibles March 27.  I have started putting up Bible signs.  I put one up today by a synagogue and a Mosque.  The Baptist brother Jean Bailleux who visited me in Israel last year had me preach at his church in Belgium.

  Passover is April 9-16.  1Co 5:7  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.  Let us pray for the salvation of Jewish people.  I pray God’s blessings on those Christians who have Passover meals to show Christians & Jews Christ in the Passover.

Zach 9:9 has been fulfilled!   
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass."

Christians not of Jewish families can rejoice as well for the Messiah has come also to us through the preaching of the gospel.

A blessed remembrance of Christ’s sufferings for all and His resurrection,

1 Cor 15:3-5  3  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

5  And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve.

Michael David Bentley


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