Arek and Donna Delik are endorsed missionaries serving with Operation Moblization in Kutno, Poland. Donna is originally from the UB churches in Hong Kong. Here are excerpts from their September 2003 newsletter.
“After two wonderful weeks in the United Kingdom, we returned home safely last week. We did quite a lot of traveling this time and I am really proud of Arek for he drove on the other side without a single accident. We are so glad that we could attend the OM conference in Keswick, which was specially dedicated to our founder, George Verwer. The conference itself was both inspiring and challenging. OM has entered into an new era under the leadership of Peter Maiden.
“During our Global Challenge campaign, the outreach team went to four different towns, ministering to people through street evangelism as well as a gospel meeting. In the second week of outreach, half of the team ran a children’s English workshop in Kutno, which went really well. Despite a rumor that some kind of ‘sect’ may use English teaching to ‘convert’ people, the feedback from the parents was very positive and we got the chance to share with some why we did this workshop.
The local believers were encouraged by their enthusiasm and hard work as they realized that Poland was not forgotten. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with pastors who faithfully reach out to those forgotten towns in Poland. The soil is hard, and we need to keep praying that God will soften the hearts of those we have shared the gospel with.
“A girl named Marta gave her life to Jesus during the Global Challenge campaign. When her mom, a Jehovah’s Witness, learned that she came to our meeting, she got really mad and beat her up. She also took away Marta’s cell phone. Now we have no access to Marta and are afraid that she will have more trouble if we try to contact her. Before all these happened, she wrote to us once and joyfully shared with us her excitement of discovering how much our Father God loves and cares for her.
“Our focus for the next few months will be in these areas:
- Visiting churches, especially those showing interest in the ship ministry. We hope to build a better relationship with the Polish churches and promote OM’s worldwide ministry.
- The IFES conference at the end of October, where George Verwer will be the main speaker. We are invited to take part during the conference. Pray that many students will be challenged for missions.
- Locally under the church plant in Kutno, we will start our English school in two weeks time. In mid-September, we would like to start our first Youth English club on Saturday afternoon.
“By God’s grace we will have a full team by the beginning of October! Anu-Riikka returned to Finland after three busy months with us. Caroline (British) and Sylwia (Polish) have settled in very well. At the end of the month we welcome a retired missionary couple from Holland, Theo and Tinneke, who will join our team for two months. We definitely need someone to help us to teach English in the next semester when Caroline returns to UK.”