Aloha Brother Joe:
Periodically, I like to send in a quick report to you and WMP. Today we had a wonderful luncheon with the Hawaii Christian Coalition, and I was one of the speakers to share about WMP. I passed out booklets samples to everyone, to include one of our Sisters in the Lord who was from the National Day of Prayer Task Force. She was so excited that she can get the Scripture booklets from WMP. She called her headquarters, and they are also excited. They will be ordering Scripture booklets, and also plan to send funds to help WMP. I met many others who are excited as well, and they'll be ordering for church ministries and missions. The orders include Japanese booklets for tourists in Waikiki.
I hope all is well with you and your family. It is such a great joy and blessing to share God's Word using WMP booklets to bless the many residents and visitors in the Aloha State.
Kind Regards and Maranatha:
Brother Rick DiLoretto
WMP Ambassador, Hawaii
Aloha Brother Joe and the Staff at WMP:
I'm so excited to share to you all at WMP that, as the Ambassador for WMP for Oahu, Hawaii. I was able to give WMP Bible booklets/tracts to the Seafarers Ministry in Honolulu Hawaii, who Pastor Jerry Saludez of Waipio Community Baptist Church to hand out to the Seafarers from Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
These Seafarers are not allowed to leave/restricted to the piers in Honolulu. So Pastor Jerry Saludez who helps run the Seafarers Ministry in Oahu are able to have fellowship and share the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord, they also are feed with a nice dinner and even given some medical attention. The Seafarers Ministry are so happy to get these booklets provided by WMP and please pray for Pastor Jerry Saludez and his Seafarers Ministry team to continue to share the gospel to over 500 Seafarers/fishermen in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Attached is a photo of Ellen who is one of the Indonesian interpreters for the Seafarers Ministry in Honolulu and sharing/giving a WMP bible booklet to an Indonesian seafarer.
Aloha and God Bless all and keep sharing to those who need Christ as Savior and Lord;
Americo (Rick) DiLoretto
WMP Ambassador Oahu, Hawaii
My testimony: I was raised in somewhat of a religious and very patriotic family in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. My father was a WWII and Korean War veteran who always loved America and our veterans. My older brother was the first Born Again Christian in our family and we all assumed that he had gotten religious. I did not really understand what it meant to be born again in the late 1970's, but he planted the seed of God's Grace and Salvation and kept praying for us.
I joined the Navy back in 1980 and and met several Born Again Christians. I remained a little confused about these Born Again Christians, until one day when I was cleaning our berthing compartment (where 80 other sailors and I slept) and picked up a Christian tract. I read a passage from the tract that said, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." and "You must be Born Again". See Romans 3:23 and John 3:3. John 3:3.
I kept on reading, and it said... "What is your answer?" I said the prayer, believed that I was a sinner, and received Christ Jesus into my Heart. I signed it on 11-25-82, and have been growing and loving the Lord Jesus Christ ever since. I'm a retired Navy veteran who has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly things in this world. I know that the Lord has always been with me and shall be for all eternity.
I hope that all those in your life, who need Jesus, will receive Him and be Blessed in this life and the next.
-Rick DiLoretto, USN Retired, WMP Ambassador in Hawaii
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