October 5, 2005 Dear friends and family in the Lord: We have just had a great weekend, with unexpected opportunities to introduce strangers to Jesus and to encourage groups God has put in our lives for a season. His message to me is to make the most of my time. Tomorrow is not promised. Build His kingdom. Our weekend in West Virginia went well, and we were able to get together with Stephanie, our summer intern, in ministry on the road. She is a blessing. This weekend was the Breathitt County Heritage Festival and we were able to do two different programs there on consecutive nights, with no restrictions on what we could say or do. On Friday, we presented a clear gospel message aimed at the children and five prayed to receive Christ. Please pray with us that they get plugged into a Sunday School and get discipleship. I encouraged their adults to take them, but don?t know if they will. God is faithful. Pray that they see Him. The next night, we aimed more at everyone, and the message was very clear. I am glad I am not in charge of the harvest, because I never seem to know exactly what we should do, but God always does. Pray we remain faithful to his leading. ? We are sending out letters to groups that our friends have given us, so if you would like us to contact anyone you think could use us, please let us know. (That is how we ended up at the Festival.) They can be anywhere in the country (or not) and it can be any group; full family, teens, adults, as well as seniors and kids. ? We are looking to sell our 16 channel Yamaha Pro Mix board and our JBL Eon powered speakers. If you know of anyone who could use them and is interested in them, please let me know. We need to get smaller, so that Vic and I can handle everything without the boys. ? We need to fit in a smaller vehicle, so we can be better stewards with our gas money. We also need a gas efficient vehicle. (Or better yet, diesel efficient!) Pray with us for God?s timing for His provision. ? The boys are spending more time at the school as we are on the road more. Pray that they will find ways to study in a not-so-quiet environment when they need to, relax when they need to, and that they will be a blessing to those around them. All that makes us sound kind of needy, but we are really among the most blessed. We know it and are grateful, but God says when we have a need, ask. Thanks for asking with us. You are one of our greatest blessings. ? If you received this e-mail from a friend and you would like to get it yourself, go to http://otbusa.org/update and subscribe. May He bless you, as well, Vic and Linda Schiro P.S. Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? http://www.otbusa.org To unsubscribe, send a blank e-mail to otb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.