Greetings from Paul and Elaine Kintner – February 2018

  “For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth: the time of singing has come, and   the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.” Song of Solomon 2:11,12.


                Here at Maranatha Village where we live, they advertise,” Winter is what you see on TV”. It has been a year of deadly storms throughout the United States, with the exception being Florida, after our cleanup of Hurricane Irma. We have had a steady flow of “snowbirds” in the village, several who are longtime friends from up north. The church also sponsors three Bible conferences and concerts during January, February and March, which feed and refresh our souls. We are blessed to live here.


                Elaine is improving since her surgery on her shoulder and nine weeks of physical therapy (twice weekly), plus the discipline of therapy at home. This week she received her first installment of her Christmas gift of “two back teeth”. Now work will begin on the second dental implant. She continues to manage Source of Light Bible correspondence courses to the prisons, and attends Bible study in the local jail. She will be teaching the ladies’ Sunday School class at church for a couple weeks as substitute, and plays piano at a nursing home two Sundays each month.


                Paul keeps busy at EBI both in communications, and assisting in the shipping room. He will take a large order for Honduras to Miami Monday Feb. 26th, and in the same trip take his brother David and wife to Miami for flight to Brazil to attend a conference there. He is glad now to have a companion in his Hispanic Bible study in the prison. Angel Gonzalez, now living in Maranatha Village, goes with him, and will be available to fill in when Paul has to be away. This is an answer to prayer as we plan to travel north for six weeks in June and July. 


                Our plans for a trip this summer are coming together, and we would like to visit our supporting churches and friends during that time. The first week of June we will be attending the annual EBI retreat in Eastern Tennessee. Then the second week in North Carolina for graduation of two grandchildren from High School. From there we plan to go to Binghamton, NY, and be at our home church through Sunday July 1st after which we plan to travel to Elyria, Ohio for the Baptist Mid-Missions Annual conference. If you would like to schedule a visit from us in those respective areas and times, we would love to hear from you and schedule a meeting. Many of you have been supporting us for many years, and we have not visited you as is customarily done by missionaries on furlough. We pray continually for you and are very grateful for making our ministry possible through prayers and support.


                May God richly bless you!


In His service,



Paul and Elaine Kintner