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News from Holly June 2012

Holly Friesen on June 16, 2012

Meeting of potential Meeting of potential "Forgiven & Set Free" Bible study leaders - teaching "Self Confrontation" - church picnic - birthday celebration with clinic staff (click to enlarge)

“ So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Is. 55:11

 Since May I have been teaching the 
“Self-Confrontation Course” for counselor training. I have been reminded over & over again of the sufficiency & power of the Word of God to guide us in facing & dealing with the problems of this life. I will be teaching 2 more lessons & then we will break for the rest of the summer & resume our study in the fall. Pray that the students will grasp the truths of God’s Word & be better prepared to deal with the problems in their own lives as well as to minister to others. Pray for me as I prepare & teach. Pray that I will be diligent in applying the principles in my own life & will clearly communicate them to my students. Pray also as we work on the translation of this material. It is a big task!

We have also witnessed the power of God’s Word in the lives of the women currently completing the “Forgiven & Set Free” post abortion healing Bible study. Our two groups led by Ukrainian ladies who took the training in March are nearing the end of the study. What a blessing to hear them share the joy of watching God work & begin to bring healing to the hearts of the ladies in their groups. Where God is at work, you can be sure there will be opposition. One of our leaders lost her young husband last week to liver disease as a result of his past lifestyle of alcohol & drug abuse. Praise the Lord he had repented & received Christ as his Savior! Pray for Aleona as she deals with her loss & seeks to be a testimony to unsaved family members. One of the other leaders has been dealing with some minor health issues herself as well as with the illness of her aging father. Pray that they will see God at work in their lives even through these difficulties & that God will be glorified. Pray that we will have wisdom in encouraging them & in preparing leaders to start more of these Bible study groups in the fall.

CAMP The week of July 16th I will be assisting my church with youth camp. Pray for us as we plan & prepare. I am also working on preparations for two purity retreats Aug 1-3 & Aug 5-7 for teen girls. Carmen & Gina from Maxwell, NE will be coming to speak & help us with the program. Pray that God will bless in this next month as we prepare for these retreats & that He will be preparing the hearts of the girls to be sensitive to what He wants to teach them.

Please continue to pray for our visa/registration issues. I have until August 10th to get things worked out & to apply for a new visa.

Thank you for your part in my ministry through your prayers!

Holly Friesen

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