An update from Paul and Elaine Kintner – January 2018

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.

 They are new every morning: great is they faithfulness” Lamentations 3:22-23


                Many people around the world celebrate the New Year casting off the Old Year with regrets of their past rather than celebrating the “mercies of the Lord” and His faithfulness every morning. We thank the Lord for His faithfulnss throughout the year 2017, and rest assured of His mercies and faithfulness in this new year 2018.

                 We thank the Lord for His blessings on the ministries in Ecuador and Winston-Salem, NC throughout 2017, and already in 2018. The pastor in Cuenca, Ecuador finished his first year in ministry, rejoicing in the growth and blessings in the two works he is pastoring. The interim pastor in the Hispanic church in Winston-Salem, has accepted the call as pastor Indefinitely, and praises the Lord for growth and blessings in the church.

                At EBI, we are in the midst of a special promocion, and two of the distributors have placed large orders for Nicaragua and Mexico. Paul has spent several days in the shipping department assisting in the assembling of these orders, packaging for shipping, and in one case, transporting a large order to Miami. The next order of 35 boxes, he will take to Tennessee in March, when he goes to North Carolina to preach at the anniversary of the Hispanic Church in Winston-Salem. From there, the missionary transports it to Mexico. EBI is also in process of producing three new publications mentioned in our October letter, as well as raising funds to ship 1,000 sets of Wiersbe New Testament Commentaries to Cuba. Please pray that the government will grant permission to enter Cuba, and that shipping arrangements can be made. The US still maintains an embargo against shipping from the US to Cuba.

                On a personal level, Elaine had surgery on her shoulder (rotator cuff) on December 14th, and has been doing physical therapy twice weekly in the rehabilitation center, and also at home. She wishes it would improve faster, but is learning patience. She began receiving her “Christmas present” (two back teeth!) December 6th, which will require several steps to conclude and be able to chew again. We thank the Lord for general good health, and to be able to assist our neighbors, 94 and 96 years of age, whom we have had to take to the hospital on separate occasions. We continue in the jail and prison ministries.


Prayer requests                                                                                                 Praises and Thanksgiving

Healing and provision for Elaine’s medical condition                           Pastoral leadership in our former ministries

For a Hispanic ministry here in Sebring                                                   Good Doctor’s report of health for Paul

Approval from Cuba to send books for pastors                                      Special Bible conference in our church in Sebring

Funds for new printing projects EBI                                                          For all of you that pray and give towards our ministry


In His service,

Paul and Elaine Kintner