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I Walked a Mile
with Pleasure
I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne'er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.

— Robert Browning Hamilton
the unbelievable scene before
their eyes of American and
British planes. They waved with
anything they had, even with
sheets. People were everywhere—
leaning out of windows, on
balconies of windmills, and in
the street hailing the incoming
planes. Airmen reported that it
was an incredible scene.

The Americans could not hear
them above the noise of the B-17
engines, but what they could see
stirred their hearts—thousands
of starving people lined up,
weeping and waving. With white
sheets they spelled out “Thanks,
Yanks.” Along all the drop zones
it was the same. They spelled
out “Thank You” with Holland’s
famous tulips.

6 The Americans could see
the grateful, hungry people
waiting for the life-saving food.

Little children darted between
occupying German soldiers to
gather food parcels. That day the
men, women, and children vowed
never to forget the Americans.

When my car was repaired, I
discovered that the man had paid
my bill before he left.

He told me, “We were determined
that we would never forget
the Americans.” We left the
dealership that day with his
words embedded in our hearts.

We too…will never forget
...a stranger who
made our day!
I assure you that Dr. Ray’s book will lead to a
better understanding of the subject of death
and will give an assured peace to sincere but
troubled hearts. Read thoughtfully and then
share with others the message of Christ who
said, “I am the resurrection, and the life."
— Lee Roberson
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Czechoslovakia was ruled by a communist
regime after World War II. In 1989, the Velvet
Revolution or the “Gentle Revolution” threw out
the Communists and reestablished democracy.

Protestors assembled in Prague numbered into
the hundreds of thousands. The communist
leaders resigned. Due to the weakness and
turmoil in the USSR, it was accomplished
without violence or bloodshed. In June 1990,
Czechoslovakia held its first democratic elections
since 1946. Czechoslovakia was free!
Historically, the region now known as Czech
Republic was once part of the Austrian Empire
and the Slovak area was a part of the Kingdom
of Hungary. In 1993, to resolve conflict between
these two main groups, the country divided and
formed the Czech and the Slovak Republics.

The population of Slovakia is 5.4 million. The
country is in need of the Gospel as it finds its way
and refines its identity. Pray for missionaries to
be called of God to Slovakia. Local churches
are needed. Christian resources are limited with
most of the Christian literature being available in
the Czech language but not in Slovak. Slovak is
the official language and is spoken by more than
80 percent of the population. The Bible or parts of
the Bible have been around since the first printing
in Slovak in the 15th century. Today, there is a need
to distribute Scripture to the general population.

Prayer Request: Pray that God will call missionary
couples to Slovakia. Pray that the Bible might be
distributed to these people so long in darkness.

For more information on Slovakia,
contact Ed Hembree,
BIMI Director for Europe.

Speak with him at BIMI 423-344-5050.

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