PRAYER REQUEST: We still have a few open dates in February and March that we need to fill. If your church would be able to help us out on one of these Sundays, please have the Pastor or Worship leader give me a call or email me. Beginning in January, we are offering 2 different types of concerts! First, is our standard blended concert, and the second is a more conservative concert for more traditional churches
February 10 – PM
February 17 – PM
March 3 – PM
March 10 AM
March 17 – AM or PM
March 24 – AM
March 31 – AM (Easter!)
FREE SONG: We want to email you a free song from our new CD as a special “Thank You” for being a part of our newsletter team. Simply email me back a request and I’ll personally email you an mp3 of one of our new songs!
MINISTRY VEHICLE: As you know, our son Ryan is a missionary with Open Air Campaigners and does a lot of traveling to different spots in Baltimore/Washington DC each week to preach. Currently he is using our old car, but will soon need to get a ministry vehicle that is not only reliable, but available to him for his busy schedule. As he is just starting out in this ministry and still raising support, he doesn’t have the funds to purchase a new or even dependable vehicle. We are praying for someone to donate a vehicle to his ministry. If you or someone you know has a vehicle they would be willing to donate to a tax-deductible ministry, please let us know. You would receive a tax deduction and you would also be helping speed along a powerful evangelistic ministry! You can email with any information.
JESSICA & RYAN NEWS: Pray for Jessica and Ryan as they are applying to help this summer at a children’s day camp. This has been a wonderful mission field for both of them in the past and a great opportunity to share the gospel with hundreds of children this summer!
ADOPTION NEWS: Our home study is all but complete (just 1 water test). In the next week or so, we’ll put together our profile and it will go out to birth-mothers who will then decide if we are the right fit for them. Then it is just a waiting game. We could have a child in a month or it may take over a year. Please continue to pray for everything to move along smoothly and quickly. We thank those who have helped us with our Pampered Chef parties and those who have donated to help us pay for this process. You have decided to lay up treasures in Heaven and we will be forever grateful. If you would like to help us carry this incredible financial burden, you can:
1. Give a tax deductible donation to help us give this child a good Christian home by going to www.BKMinistry.org.
2. Call Karen today at 443-986-1654 and set up a Pampered Chef party at your home, church, or business. Live far away? We can also do a catalog or facebook party for you as well.
3. Go online and shop (100% of our commission on our Pampered Chef business goes toward paying off this massive loan, so we can use all the help we can get!) Karen’s website is www.pamperedchef.biz/karenitzel
Thank you so much for all the support you have shown to us in your comments and prayers. The process is moving along, but we have taken on over $25,000 of debt to make this a reality. Please keep praying that God will allow us get our from under this debt as soon as possible.
NON-PROFIT MINISTRY NEWS: We had a wonderful first year of ministry. It was such a joy to send out tax receipts to our supporters. If you gave over $100 to Bill & Karen Itzel Ministries last year and did not get a receipt, please let me know as soon as possible. Please also pray that our support will increase so that we can more effectively reach our world with the gospel. We need to raise more consistent monthly support to be able to move forward with our evangelistic vision. If you would like a copy of our vision statement, please email me and I will send you one. To make a 100% tax-deductible donation, go to www.BKMinistry.org
Bill Itzel has been a worship leader and singer/songwriter for over 30 years and is based in Westminster, MD. His family tours and leads worship around the country. Bill and his family attend Belcroft Bible Church in Bowie, MD. This is a blog about congregational worship and the latest news in the The Itzel's ministry.