Dear Ministry Partners,
Greetings in the Name of Jesus. We have had a wonderful beginning and end to the month of April. On the Saturday before Easter, the weather was great, and we drove into downtown Portland with care bags for the homeless. Each one had a tract, socks, a juice packet, a snack, and a chocolate cross or praying hands with a prayer on the inside of the packet. The packets went quickly as the homeless population continues to grow. We had asked you to pray that we could engage some people in conversation, and God answered! Praise God, and thank you for praying!
The homeless situation has been the subject of all the candidates running for office in this month’s primary election. We keep hearing about the plans for dealing with the crisis but nothing concrete evolves. Homeless camps keep springing up but then get shut down because they are located on private property.
On the last Saturday of April we had an evangelism booth at a parade and carnival event. We have been at this event in the past but last year it was canceled at the last minute due to a threat of violence by a radical group. We gave out Bibles and also had tracts in 32 different languages. Some of the ones who stopped by were excited to see something in their language. One guy was so excited he had Joy stand by the table so he could take pictures. Others also stopped by and again we had some good conversations.
We have been praying about attending the CinA conference that will be held in Fresno this September. Pray all the details will work out.
We do want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. It is gratefully appreciated and a real encouragement to us.
Leonard & Joy Rosenfeld
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