Monday, January 24, 2022

Hardecker Headlines January 2022

The latest news and prayer letter, Hardecker Headlines January 2022 has been released. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list, just send me an email at: hardecker@gmail dot com. Marcia and the boys, and I are spending some time with Bible Baptist Church, Leola, PA with their Missions Conference. The following Sunday (01/30) we look forward to being back at Fairhaven Baptist Church in Chesteron, IN. We appreciate your prayers for us as we attempt to be a blessing to God's people in the Word and in person.

Sincerely,

Bro. Bill

Monday, January 17, 2022

Another short update 01/17/22

What a delightful Sunday, the Lord gave us today. First, we are rejoicing in the fourth year anniversary of two church members at the mission-work in Taguig City, Philippines. They have remained faithful throughout the years - thick or thin - you can count on them. GOD is good, and we salute our co-laborers in the Lord's harvest field. Even under hardships and arbitrary lockdowns - they are steadfast and faithful. NOTHING blesses the heart of a spiritual leader more than to see spiritual growth in people's lives. It is its own reward.

Marcia, the boys, and I enjoyed a return visit to Grace Baptist Church, Spring Mills, PA this morning. We were humbled to be able to see and be with such a precious people. We hadn't seen Pastor Codner and his wife, Sis. Eileen for years (approx. 8 years) and praise the Lord, they looked good! The church folks were so welcoming and loving. I got to share about the wonderful works that God is doing in Metro Manila, Philippines, in Sunday School. I was able to preach the word for their Sunday Morning service. Pastor and his wife had us over to their house for lunch (super delicious - complete with dessert, too, WOW!), he even filled our van with gas (for real! - what a kind gesture - Wow, totally unexpected). They truly helped us along the way - we are so blessed. God is good.

Marcia was asked to sing a testimony of praise in song, and so she played the piano and sang a rendition of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and she sure did such a good job (as always). It was a blessing. I recorded it so you can listen to it here, and be reminded of how wonderful it is to take our needs to the Lord Jesus Christ.

For the evening service, we traveled safely back to Brogue (there was a wacky winter storm coming in but we made it in before the mess totally came in). Pastor Chris brought an extremely "pastoral" message tonight - I believe every young husband and father needs to hear it and hear it again. So when it gets uploaded online, I will do my best to share it on my FB page. More about this message in the near future.



Monday, January 3, 2022

Welcome 2022!

I trust that you had a fruitful time thanking God for His goodness and for His unspeakable gift, Jesus Christ. This Christmas season our family just enjoyed the warmth of our family and friends, and as we launch into the new year, we want to express our gratitude towards all of you who pray for us, and we certainly are looking forward to what God will do in 2022. 

The Metro Manila area (16 cities) has been returned to yet another elevated lockdown (today will be the 659th day of varying degrees of lockdown) - it is a discouraging news and experience, no doubt. However, God is still on the throne! The earnest and fervent workers in our mission-work at Tuktukan held one more "modified" Sunday School ministry for the children this Sunday (01/02) prior to the Monday lockdown (which shall be reassessed on the 15th of January). The work of the ministry will continue (as it has despite of the lockdowns) and your prayers are appreciated for the brethren, and for all other sister-churches in the Metro Manila area.

We are thankful for the blessing and refreshing time this past Sunday with the brethren at Susquehanna Valley Baptist Church in Harrisburg, PA. It was an encouragement to be our friends, Pastor Brandon and Valarie Starnes, and so many others in their church fellowship. I enjoyed fellowshipping with Pastor Starnes, and I even got to hear him preach the Sunday AM message (which was a tremendous message based on 1 Cor. 15:51-58 - I will try to share it on my FB page, if I can get access to it, which I should soon, Lord willing). I got to teach a combined Sunday School class in the morning, and preach for their evening service. We also got to sing twice as a family. We also loved getting to see and be with long-time friends, and make new friends. WT enjoys being with the rambunctious boys (hmmm...are there any other kind?) and Joseph was speechless (met his match, and was "out-talked" by another) - it was so funny to sit across the table from them, and just seeing the exhaustion on Joe's face as the other kid just carried on with their "deep discussions" and with such enthusiasm. I even saw Joseph calming the child down which really got me chuckling. I am thinking to myself, welcome to my world, Joe! I am still enjoying the moment even if it is now only a memory. HA!

I am attaching a file which I called "Jesus in All the Scriptures." As we move forward in the new year, may we continue in the word and continue to proclaim the Word that was made flesh.




Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Year Greetings to All

 In the last day of 2021, let us not forget the goodness of God in our lives. Let's give thanks and praise to the Lord Jesus Christ. As the year changes, let's remember that God does not change. His hatred remains with all unsaved and sinful people. Only the blood and sacrifice of Jesus Christ can extinguish God's wrath. Repent and believe the gospel is still the message of good news; and Jesus is still the answer in the up-coming year, 2022. Let's be thankful for the grace of God because of His only begotten Son, the Lord of Glory, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Marcia and I got a chance to be at a year-end "Messiah Sing-A-Long" in Parkesburg, PA. The video below is a snippet of the music that we heard. Marcia got to sing in it. I decided this year to just sit out and soak in the experience (it was wonderful). God is good, I praise God for the resurrection of Christ, and I look forward to the return and reign of the Messiah.



Wednesday, December 22, 2021

We Wish Everyone a Merry Christmas!

 Merry Christmas, from the Hardecker Family to you and yours. 1 John 4:9 "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him."



Thursday, November 11, 2021

On the Other Side of Recovery - Praise God!

 Dear Praying Friends,

First of all, we are praising God that we are getting through to the other side of our recent COVID-scare. It is interesting to swap COVID stories with others although I am thankful that God spared my life considering how many others who were probabbly healthier than me but didn't make it. God is good. He is better than the balm of Gilead for He has saved my sin-sick soul.

Despite having to cancel a few meetings, I was enabled by God to begin reporting to a number of churches. What a wonderful experience to see familiar faces who have constantly and regularly kept us (and still keep us) in their prayers. Their love, burden, support, and prayers have not diminished from five or even six years ago. Praise God!

Please pray that the "lockdowns" and "mandate" situation in the Philippines get better. Please also pray for conversion of souls especially in the current and future leadership of the Philippines. We would love for the President to repent and believe in Jesus Christ as his Saviour. We would love for anyone to do the same. Yes, JESUS is still the answer.

I am also thankful to God that I can resume preaching/teaching through the book of Psalms via FB-LIVE to the precious flock in Taguig City, Metro-Manila, Philippines (and beyond, for those tuning in other parts of the earth - ha!).

Pray also for safety and effective meetings as we report to other churches at this time.

One more thing, because of the current situations I am not posting our news and prayer letters online, like I did, prior to the pandemic. However, if you wish to receive our monthly updates, please email me at gmail by using my last name and then placing "dot" prior to gmail.com. (I have to write it like that so that I don't get spam mail - which thus far is working well, for me).

I trust you are doing well, and thank you for reading this informational webpage.

Sincerely,

Bro. Bill (11/11/21)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

 Dear Praying Friends,

We all got the COVID virus as a family. Thankfully, though, I was the only one hospitalized due to COVID and pneumonia. Marcia has a mild case and the boys were practically asymptomatic. Nevertheless, we still home quarantined and are recovering from home. I spent five days at York Hospital and I am thankful to have been discharged and sent home. God is merciful to me and is granting me healing from this terrible health ordeal. I am slowly but surely recovering. I had to cancel at least five meetings but that is just the nature of things. God is good and soon we will make a full recovery. Please pray for us to be able to recover soon and swiftly so that we can enjoy the missions conference at our sending church and be able to visit other churches to rehearse the goodness of the Lord with regards to our missions work in the Philippines.

As usual, if you wish to receive our monthly news and prayer letter, just sign up for it by sending me an email at "hardecker" at gmail dot com and I will add you to our email list. FYI, the Philippines is still in lock down through the levels are not as tight as before. This also translates to more people being able to come and visit and worship the Lord at our Tuktukan fellowship. Pray for the protection of our brethren and precious little flock.

God bless you,

Bro. Bill Hardecker (10/20/21)