After receiving over 3,000 entries in the Verbum Christmas Giveaway, we’ve randomly selected our winner. Howard Diehl is the happy recipient of an iPad mini and a Verbum 6 Scholar library!
Howard is doing missionary work with the “Communautés et Assemblées Evangéliques”—a non-Catholic Christian group operating in France. We asked him to share a few words about his work and how his plans to use Verbum. Read his story below:
My name is Howard Diehl, and along with my wife Dona, we’ve been working with two English-speaking international churches in Grenoble, France since 2006.
I’ve served as an elder, a teaching pastor, and in many other capacities as well. Besides the English-speaking churches, Dona and I have a ministry with university students, especially Chinese students.
Currently I am working as a pastor, leading a team to replant one of the English-speaking churches here in Grenoble.
Winning the iPad and software is a welcome surprise. A very important part of my preaching and teaching is finding the original context for the text at hand, especially the Greek and Hebrew texts.
I am also a great proponent of the Church Fathers’ significance for us today and the way their writings can inform our work in the culture of France. I find the first four centuries of the writings of the Church Fathers especially pertinent to our task here.
I look forward to having access to the multitude of tools that Verbum offers.
Thank you for this wonderful surprise! It is greatly appreciated and will be used with much joy!
A hearty congratulations to Howard, and many thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time—you’ll be the first to know about future Verbum giveaways and promotions! Stay tuned to the Verbum Blog, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.