Update from Lud and Mur, June ’22

June 14th, 2022

For some time now we have reported on Mur’s health. There have been moments when she seems to be doing better, but then, all of a sudden she has an unexpected turnaround. At times it can get scary. That becomes a challenge to our faith walk. Most of us have had moments when this happens, some more serious than others. When this happens, how are we to respond?
1st Peter 4:12 tells us “do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering as though something strange were happening to you.” That’s easier said than done. James 1:2 tells us to “consider it pure joy…whenever you face trials of many kinds.” The Psalmist also encourages us in Psalm 37, “Fret not!” and in Psalm 42 and 43, three times, he does some self-talk, “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” And, one final quote from Jeremiah in Lamentations 3:21-26, “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every moment; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him…it is good to wait quietly.”
Back to Mur’s health. It sure is great to have the Lord with us in all that we face in life. And for us, it’s great to have your wonderful, faithful prayer support and friendship. We need it. We’ll try to keep you updated.
In the mean-time, life and ministry does go on. We mentioned in our last update, the network that carries my program in 4 languages is working with us to produce a year-long study in Romans in Chinese. Think of it, Chinese speaking people make up 1/5th of the world’s population. Obviously, we need prayer for this project.


update from Lud and Mur, May, ’22

May 4th, 2022

As mentioned in a recent update, as we meet with people in the areas of radio and print we plant the seed, pray and wait with expectations that God will bring the outcome He wants (Psalm 5:3), “Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; morning by morning I lay my request before you and wait in expectation.” A week ago we got two follow up responses. The first, the network that carries my radio program in Spanish at 4am, Monday through Friday, notified us that as of May 2, they will air the program a second time daily at 11:20am, over their 80 plus stations all over South and Central America. This is a significant increase to a whole new audience. They also are open to participate in preparing a year-long series in Chinese on the book of Romans. Then, another network that carries my program asked permission to include the program in their new app. Only God knows how many thousands of new listeners will hear the program daily. Praise God with us for this blessing.
We just enjoyed a few days visiting with our two sons and families in the Chicago area, and watched two grandsons play Ultimate Frisbee, a new game to us. On the way home we stopped to visit with our granddaughter, Sarah and her family in Indiana. What a joy to see them and be a part of their lives.
We appreciate your prayers for Mur’s health. Some Dr. appointments at the end of this month should give us a better idea of expectations. Lud is doing well and keeping busy. He enjoyed preaching on Easter Sunday and the week after at two area churches. Thanks, as always for your prayers.
If interested, the link for the Easter message is: http://andrebernier.com/audio/LUD-Easter2022.mp3


Update from Lud and Mur, May ’22

May 4th, 2022

As mentioned in a recent update, as we meet with people in the areas of radio and print we plant the seed, pray and wait with expectations that God will bring the outcome He wants (Psalm 5:3), “Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; morning by morning I lay my request before you and wait in expectation.” A week ago we got two follow up responses. The first, the network that carries my radio program in Spanish at 4am, Monday through Friday, notified us that as of May 2, they will air the program a second time daily at 11:20am, over their 80 plus stations all over South and Central America. This is a significant increase to a whole new audience. They also are open to participate in preparing a year-long series in Chinese on the book of Romans. Then, another network that carries my program asked permission to include the program in their new app. Only God knows how many thousands of new listeners will hear the program daily. Praise God with us for this blessing.
We just enjoyed a few days visiting with our two sons and families in the Chicago area, and watched two grandsons play Ultimate Frisbee, a new game to us. On the way home we stopped to visit with our granddaughter, Sarah and her family in Indiana. What a joy to see them and be a part of their lives.
We appreciate your prayers for Mur’s health. Some Dr. appointments at the end of this month should give us a better idea of expectations. Lud is doing well and keeping busy. He enjoyed preaching on Easter Sunday and the week after at two area churches. Thanks, as always for your prayers.
If interested, the link for the Easter message is: http://andrebernier.com/audio/LUD-Easter2022.mp3


Updagte from Lud and Mur, April ‘22

April 11th, 2022

We just celebrated Palm Sunday and anticipate Good Friday. Then we will celebrate Easter! For the first time in 20 years I will have the privilege of giving an Easter Sunday Message. I’ll be speaking at Chardon Christian Fellowship, 401 S Hambden St. Chardon, in their 10:00am service. Then, on the following Sunday, April 24, I will give the message at Grace Evangelical Bible Church, 14951 Auburn Rd., Newbury, at 10:00am. Please pray for God’s blessing on these two messages, and that God will bless the Easter Message going out throughout our nation and the world. How desperately we need the hope building message of Christ’s resurrection!! “Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (2nd Corinthians 15:57-58).
Mur has remained stable, and now has all the medications the Doctors desired. Please pray that these medicines will have a positive effect of strengthening her heart muscle. Most importantly, pray that God, the Holy Spirit, will touch her heart so she will experience Romans 8:11: “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in her, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life (health) to her mortal body through his Spirit, who lives in her.”
Join us in worshiping our risen, victorious Lord, Jesus Christ this Easter season, and beyond.


update from Lud and Mur, March ’22

March 31st, 2022

We want to thank all who prayed that we would have a relaxing and refreshing get away. God answered your prayers. Along the way we expected to have some unique encounters. We were not disappointed. On a dinner cruise we met a Peruvian couple who have moved to Virginia, where they started a Podcast Bible study with four groups of about 200 people each. That is their virtual church! Then, along the way we stopped at a rustic restaurant, where the cook did everything, including talking to you as he cooked, and then praying for you as he served your meal. He shared freely about Jesus with everyone who came in. How refreshing! Then, at another place, as we walked past a guy and his two girls in a sauna pool, we greeted each other. I said to the two girls, how blessed they were to have a Dad who enjoyed playing with them. This led to a conversation in which we discovered he and his wife went to Taylor University with our granddaughter Sarah and her husband Mike. It’s always neat to have fellowship with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
When we got home, among our mail was this letter: “Hello Mr. Golz. I live in Alabama. While listening to Bible Broadcasting Network your program, Getting God’s Message, came on. You were talking about how to search the Scriptures. I called BBN to see how I could get some literature on this and they gave me your address. I hope you can help me with this. I really want to know more about the Word of God and how to study and apply it in my life. Thanks, Betty D.” That’s an example of my target audience – people who want to know God better through reading and studying His Word. I sent her a copy of my booklet on study methods. Please pray that many who hear the program all over the world will be helped in that great pursuit.
Along the way we visited the major network that has carried the program in four languages to see if that outreach can be extended even further. Then we went on to Nashville to attend the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. Again we made some good connections. We plant the seed, pray and wait with expectations that God will bring the outcome He wants (Psalm 5:3, “Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; morning by morning I lay my request before you and wait in expectation.”)