Prayer Letter – May / June 2014

Dear Friends,

Recently I read a story written by Corrie Ten Boom. It was about an old Russian woman who, because of multiple sclerosis, only had mobility in an arm and one gnarled, deformed finger. She used that one finger to type out translations of Scripture and other Christian literature for Christian brothers and sisters in Communist Russia. Each morning her husband would prop her up with pillows so she would not fall over. Then she would set to work slowly typing on an old black typewriter. Early one morning the woman slipped into eternity. Her husband related how she had been up typing till midnight! Can you imagine her sitting there using that one finger for the glory of God up until the very last?! What must it have been like for her to wake up in heaven and see God’s face? After reading this story, I thanked God for all He has given to me. Oh, to be more like that woman who used her very best for His glory!

Deputation – Thank you all for your prayers for me during deputation! These past few months I took part in four mission conferences and spoke in several churches. Praise the Lord for three new supporting churches, Cross Roads Baptist Church in Whitwell, Tennessee, Calvary Baptist Church in Trenton, Georgia, and Way Of The Cross Baptist Church in Dunlap, Tennessee.

Millie The Deaf Woman – During my deputation travels I met a 75-year-old deaf woman named Millie. She lives about an hour from my home. I have been to her house on multiple occasions and have had the chance to teach her about God and the Bible. She has yet to trust Christ, but praise the Lord she is learning each time I go. Please pray with me for her salvation!

One Of My Favorite Things – One of the things I enjoy most about deputation is the chance to meet Christian young people and to come alongside them for a short time of fellowship, prayer and encouragement in God’s Word. How thankful I am for God’s Word! It has such power to set free from Satan’s lies, to comfort in time of trouble, to give peace, to change hearts!

A Sinner, A Savior, A Seed – Recently while flying from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, I sat on the plane next to a young lawyer. She and I struck up a conversation. After questions about her life and job, I shared a little bit about what I do as a missionary. I could tell the subject of God was not a comfortable topic for her, but I gave a Gospel tract and just sat next to her inwardly praying. Many times I meet people who are hardened towards Christ, but what an opportunity to touch a soul for eternity through seed given and prayers raised heavenward! How thankful I am that someone reached me with the Gospel when I was a lost sinner!

Thank you for praying for me while I continue to schedule meetings and raise support for my mission work in Romania! The Lord has been so good, providing daily! At one conference a missionary child gave me $30 of her own money. That sacrificial gift touched my heart! God is working through that young life to carry out the Great Commission!

By His Grace,
Nicole Condra

Serving with Silent Word Ministries International
PO Box 889
Trenton, GA 30752