“IT IS FINISHED!”
As Jesus hung on the cross, He uttered these words that finished the mighty plan of God, allowing all who will come to Jesus the opportunity for the forgiveness of their sins and eternal life in Heaven. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” NASB
After getting back from our ministry/family trip in February, two days later I had the privilege of preaching at the First Mennonite Church in Aberdeen, Idaho, and two weeks later at the Jackson Bible Church in Jackson, Wyoming. In between those two weeks, the Lord led us to start ministering to a man in a county jail. We have been able to share with him as often as we can, and he has been a blessing to us. We have been able to get him some Bibles, and he is spending a lot of time reading through them. We are the only ones able to visit him in person (through thick glass) because of my clergy status.
Last year, I was asked by Pastor Steve Molsee if I would help him build a shop at his house. People have asked, “How is the Covid affecting the ministry that you and Sandy do?” WELL, not much! Since Pastor Steve had almost all of the materials there, I could stay away from others while doing this project, and what virus would ever want to be inside of Steve or myself? J Pastor Steve and I started building his shop as soon as we could (March 16th), and as long as the weather was good, we continued to build for the next 2 1/2 months. It was a learning experience, and it pushed both of these older guys (Steve 64, Perry 60) just about to our limits. But, “IT IS FINISHED”, well except for the one garage door and opener. Sandy has had the opportunity to catch up on some of the long awaited projects around the house and in our outbuildings that we did not have time to do while we were ministering so many years at Old Faithful Christian Ranch. She has also been able to minister to people thru letters, texts, phone calls, and walks, and she assisted a family with their move, while keeping socially distant, which is a ‘BIG’ thing for Sandy (to keep socially distant).
Now that Pastor Steve’s project is done, it is time to FINALLY move on to the long awaited ‘Ririe Chapel new entryway’ project. We are planning on starting the demolition work June 29th, and I will be on this project for many months. It will be a true blessing to the congregation to be able to have all the stairs on the inside of the building, especially this winter.
Well until the next update,
May God bless you all!
Perry and Sandy Rotenberger
Missionaries serving Christ in Idaho under Be One Together