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March-April 2017 Prayer Letter



Praise the Lord for two more public school students trusting Christ as their Saviour! Rodney and Antonio were gloriously saved during the last class session before their spring break. We look forward to discipling them when the next public school term begins this week. Our team will also have an additional class to teach at Marabella North Secondary School, which means 15-25 more teens learning the Bible each week. Amen!

While preaching is often his ministry when visiting other churches, Ralph injured his back in late March assisting Anchor Baptist Church in Sangre Grande with a building project (concrete!). It was intensely painful, but we are grateful to the Lord that he is making a good recovery. Thank you for your prayers! Our friends Keith and Bytha Fisher from Aransas Pass, TX, visited during Ralph’s convalescence. It was wonderful to be with long-time friends, and it was encouraging to have company while Ralph was laid up.

The spring term at Charity Baptist Bible College is over, and the foreign student who lived with us, Adil S. from Guyana, has returned to her home after completing her first year. It has been a joy to be involved in this great project, and it is inspiring to watch these students pour themselves into intensive study of the Bible.

We have also been assisting Victory Baptist Church in nearby Debe, whose missionary pastor was called to pastor a church in Canada. Until their new missionary pastor arrives, Ralph regularly preaches, we sing special music and Patty plays the piano, all of which are encouraging to the wonderful people.

Saturday, April 30, marked the first day of mass tract distribution in Princes Town, a town of about 10,000 people 45 minutes east of San Fernando, where Charity Baptist will hold a crusade in May to launch a new church. We will be handing out tracts and flyers in Princes Town 4-5 days each week until the end of May. Please pray for this church plant as well as “Operation Gospel Saturation,” our effort to place a gospel tract in every household in San Fernando (population 48,838) by the end of August.

The end of May marks one year since we came to Trinidad. When we submitted our application for a work permit, we had no idea we would be caught in a political/bureaucratic maze. The newest ruling from the Ministry of National Defense is that applicants who have lived outside their home country for more than 90 days during the previous 10 years must provide a “Report of Character” from the local authorities where they resided. In our case, that means we would have to go to our local police departments in Japan, Austria and Croatia and obtain some kind of proof that we were not criminals. We are waiting on the Lord for leading on how to proceed. With-out these documents, we won’t be considered for a work permit. Without a work permit, we cannot ship our household goods or ministry supplies from the US. As it stands, we must leave the country again in mid-May, so we will visit our friends at Grace Independent Baptist Church in Barbados (Pastor AP “Tony” Ward).

Thank you for your continued
prayers and financial support.
Ralph Juliuson
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Trinidad phone: 868-223-8627
Trinidad cell: 868-267-5506
PO Box 4482
Debe 680199
Trinidad and Tobago
West Indies
Humbled to be sent by
Calvary Baptist Church
Pastor David Story
24601 N. Western Avenue
Edmond, OK 73025

For so hath the Lord
commanded us, saying,
I have set thee to be
a light of the Gentiles,
that thou shouldest be for
salvation unto
the ends of the earth.
Acts 13:47