2009 Year End Newsletter

Dear Friends:

As this calendar year draws to a close, I wanted to write and tell you about what we have done with Don Kistler Ministries and the Northampton Press.

I was privileged to spend two weeks in Ukraine in August, preaching to several churches, and teaching pastors and seminary students about “The Doctrine of God.” I understand that mp3’s of the lectures are being distributed all around that country. It was only through the generosity of some of God’s people that I was able to go, and for that I am most grateful. I have been asked to return in the summer of 2010, but that will depend, as do most things these days, on the availability of finances.

I have maintained a modest speaking schedule around the US. In 2009 I did conferences in Michigan, in California, and in North Carolina, in addition to the regular teaching I do at the local church I attend here in the Orlando area. I also teach a home Bible study in our neighborhood of about 10-12 people.

The Northampton Press published 3 new titles this year:

“Why Read the Puritans Today” by Don Kistler

“The Christian on the Mount” by Thomas Watson

“Distinguishing Traits of Christian Character” by Gardiner Spring

And, thanks to a generous donor, we were able to do a second printing of “Heaven Taken by Storm,” by Thomas Watson. That title, to date, has been the bestseller of our 8 titles.

There are 3 new titles ready to go to the printers at any time, with two others currently being proofread. I hope that we will be able to publish these in 2010. But, again, funding is always the primary issue.

I have been invited to preach and teach in Brazil twice in 2010, once in July and again in October. Each of these trips is 10-14 days. These are exciting opportunities, and I am hoping to be able to go.

Our support base is very small. Please prayerfully consider whether the Lord would have you come alongside us with financial help. It is difficult to have to say “no” to ministry opportunities simply because there is no money.

As we finish this year and anticipate the next one, may each of us be confident that we are seeking to be pleasing to the Lord, and that His favor is our goal in all that we do.

For His Glory,

Don Kistler

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