FIRST BAPTIST BIBLE CHURCH

Rev. Atif Himadeh

P.O.Box 19349

Jerusalem, Israel

Email:  ahimadeh@yahoo.com

 Sept., 2008

Dear Praying partners:

 Thank you for praying for us and for the support, may the Lord richly bless you.  I am sorry for not writing soon. For some time I have a period of virus problems.

 The dollar here is going down in value. The exchange rate for the dollar was in the past between 4.50 5.00 shekels and now it is between 3.2 - 3.5 shekels. The dollar have lost more then 1.00 shekel. The gallon of gas is above $8.50 and the prices of things are going up also.

 We were paying $200.00 for rent of the apartment we were living in. They wanted more and we could not pay what they were asking, so we left and now they have rented for $1200.00 a month. So the only place left for us to live is in the church office until we find another apartment we can afford to rent to move to.

 What is encouraging is the number of people accepting Christ is also going up in an encouraging way. For example in the last two months we have more then eight people to accept Christ. Six were baptized and joined the church. One of the six is a girl nine year old. She said to her mother, "when we accepted Christ our lives have changed, for years we have been praying and nothing was answered, and now we pray and God answers our prayer.  We would like you to pray with us for the new converts.

 I rejoice, when I see the joy on the faces of the new converts, and they are happy to help in the church.

 Yours In Christ Jesus

  

Atif & Rajaa Himadeh