The United States Bible Society, Inc.
May 1, 2013

Welcome to the Monthly Newsletter of the United States Bible Society. Our goal is to keep you informed on our Community and Ministry. Below is a word of encouragement, a thanksgiving, a look back, a look forward, our financial statement, and what we need to meet the vision the Lord has placed on our Hearts. Please enjoy and Pray over this Months Newsletter.

Turning Your Frown - Upside Down
Be Encouraged when you face Discouragement
The picture to the right is my 5 year olds favorite picture. It is on my computer screen saver and when she walks in my office she points at the yellow fellow and says, "That's me", laughs, and leaves. For 5 years old she seems to get it. A child like faith that says everything is going to be O.K. Now we have a Heavenly Father that loves us and is in control of everything so we too can turn our frowns upside down. He is making all things new, providing our needs, preparing us a home in Heaven, and the list goes on and on. In serving the Lord we will face more challenges than others. We have a real enemy that is constantly trying to discourage us to loose our "smile" with his goal to have us quit. It made me think if the enemy is working so hard in my life, then I must be taking his territory. Each time we reach more for Christ we meet more obstacles. The last couple of months with our automation efforts we have been meeting more opposition. I have learned when discouragement comes to be encouraged because we are gaining more territory for the Glory of God. It actually makes me more focused and motivated to press on while letting the Lord fight my battles. I know you are facing challenges but don't be discouraged, be encouraged, Your service is making a difference in the Kingdom of our Lord.
Thank You
To Everyone's Efforts as Your Labor is not in Vain: 
"Thank You," for the total team effort that produced another top volume month. We are still on course for our goal of 4 million web hits this year. A good report of Souls Saved, Bibles Distributed, Devotions Emailed, Web Hits, Bibles Downloaded, Audio Bibles Accessed, and Online Bible Accessed. Thanks again, for everyone who Prayed, Supplied Funds, Made Visits, Answered Emails, Placed Phone Calls, Provided Bibles, Delivered Bibles, and Shared the Gospel. Your labor is not in vain as I receive mail every day of souls being saved and lives being changed. Let us be encouraged to press to the mark of continuing in the Lord, to do His Will, and His Work in these last days.
Looking Back
Automation Begins: 
In April we started the automation of our Bible Requests. This project is massive that I pray I can finish in a year. We have faced many obstacles so far including the testing of an overall system which proved to be too slow. The form would have to read 42,000 lines of code which makes it too long to process. The Lord gave us an idea to make several forms by state so the person requesting a Bible will have to click on their state, then the state form will come up and make the process quick and smooth. Praise the Lord. Now the tedious part of making the data base by state. We will keep you posted. Below are our current statistics.

April Results
323,523 Web Hits
267 Souls Saved
4,711 Bibles Distributed
3,000 Tracts Distributed
361,470 Devotions EMail
12,063 Subscribers EMail
70.87% Distribution %
  2013 Results
    1,444,201 Web Hits
    1436 Souls Saved
    26,099 Bibles Distributed
    8,000 Tracts Distributed
    1,656,260 Devotions EMail
    12,063 Subscribers EMail
    69.97% Distribution %

Ministry Results
5,825,560 Web Hits
11,939 Souls Saved
232,122 Bibles Distributed
2,347,400 Tracts Distributed
14,656,250 Devotion EMail
12,063 Subscribers EMail
49.80% Distribution %
Looking Forward
Our Next Step: 
Working through automating our Bible Request Search and Placement. This involves building an automated grid and making a data base of old and new partners totaling sixty thousand. A new website to house the new automated software. We have started on the software grid and Automated Bible Request form. This has taken me off Bible Requests and my family is helping with this huge task. I need to lay out the new system, code the new system, and contact the Churches that will actually help with the task. I will need help with the glitches in programing so please pray for us. The enemy seems to attack when we attempt to make improvements. This process will take prayer, funding, and patience. 
Our Finances
 Ministry Finance Report  

Words cannot express our appreciation for all who give to the United States Bible Society. Funds given are only a small portion that is invested as thousand of Church Partners provide Bibles daily at their cost. As with any Ministry we have costs to provide our services. I too contribute to this Ministry and receive no personal support for our work. We have grown to the point where we need the Lord to Burden Churches and others to give to meet our financial needs. Thank you for your gifts.
April Finance Report
$ 000 Salaries
$ 687 Building Mort.
$ 267 Insurance-Build.
$ 113 Insurance- Veh.
$ 220 Phone
$ 351 Power
$ 127 Water
$ 287 Natural Gas
$ 39 Alarm Service
$ 143 Internet Service
$ 53 Server-Internet
$ 150 Server-Email
$ 220 Fuel
$ 2657 Total
$   300 Donations
$(2357) Balance
$ 2357  My Donation
Our Need
We continue as others Pray and Give: 
1) Fulfill the Bible Requests.

2) Automate our System.

3) Souls to be Saved.

4) New Converts to be Discipled.

5) Translate obscure Languages.


We continue as others Pray and Give. Please consider taking our Needs and Requests before the throne of our Lord. If the Lord prompts you to give simply click on the "Give to the U.S.Bible Society" to go to our giving page.


Thank You, David Burnette, Director : U.S.Bible Society

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