its normal, natural and customary sense and in context, the teachings of scripture are clear on most subjects that it addresses. Our problem is that we often do not dig deep enough to settle the issues that often confuse or disturb us. However, God continues to allow Ken to be patient; please pray for creativity and clarity for Ken as he tries to explain and drive home the truth of God’s Word.
Currently, the class is working on the Doctrine of Scripture and should finish with the Canon soon before moving on to the Doctrine of God. Please pray that the Lord give Ken wisdom as he seeks to help each participant understand and apply what they are learning.
Monica is now starting to teach English in a kindergarten class in the City of Hunedoara. After her meeting with the teachers recently, she is now convinced that the Lord is giving her an open door to build a relationship with these women for His purposes. In the beginning, she will be teaching once a week, but she is open to being more involved should the Lord allow it.
The David Center continues to meet weekly with Ken teaching through the Book of Revelation and Monica teaching a disabled young man along with Kenneth through the Book of John. The faithful group of about 15, continue to come and it is a blessing to be with them ministering the Word of God.
Dora continues to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer and is often weak and disoriented somewhat when she comes to the Center; but, the important thing is that she still comes. And, God in His grace continues to give her the strength to minister faithfully to the people that she loves so much and has given all her time and attention to. May the Lord grant her mercy and grace as she continues to serve him faithfully.
Deo Gloria will celebrate five years of the Lord’s faithfulness on the 17th of November. While meeting together in homes for evening services on the 11th, the question was asked of the group “What has Deo Gloria meant to you?” It was such a blessing to hear the responses. Over and over God’s people testified of how God had used the preaching, the teaching and the relationships developed there to change and encourage them. One young man who was visiting said, “Wow, it is so great to hear of a church that is doing this stuff.” One woman who had been with us from the beginning, said, “If it had not been for Ken and Monica, I don’t think we would have survived the first year.”
For Ken, the greatest blessing of all of this is that God has made Ken and Emy a team that has the same heart and desire for the future of this church. Deo Gloria is not Ken’s or Emy’s, it belongs to the risen Christ and it is he who grows and sustains it. We enjoy the appreciation and recognition of others for the work that we do, but we need to remember that it is only by His grace that we are not steeped in lifeless traditions and philosophies of men which promote fruitlessness rather than the fruit that lasts for eternity.
Finally, as you can see, the Lord is continuing to work. We are thankful for all that He is doing and for how He is using us. There are many perceived wants, but our needs are being met even as prices rise in this part of the world. It would be nice to have greater income, but we do what we can with what we have and we are thankful.
Thank you, for your faithfulness in prayer and financial support. All glory to the Kings of kings!
1. Energy, Creativity, Wisdom, Determination and Faithfulness as we seek to continue the work the Lord has begun.
2. Safety and effectiveness as we work teach and participate in many ministry activities.
3. Success as we seek to find new office space for the church and the Lord’s will for permanent residency for us. 4. That God continue to spiritually grow and equip us for each new challenge.
Ken and Monica Luse are missionaries with The Masters Mission and their sending church of Grace Chapel Church, West Liberty, Ohio. Their work is generously supported by like minded churches and individuals who have partnered with them in the Romanian ministry. For more information, please visit www.mastersmission.org or visit them on Facebook at “The Luse Connection.”