The truth is all those who believe and trust in Jesus have been sent by God to be ambassadors for God’s Kingdom (John 20:21 & 2 Corinthians 5:20). Some of us are simply sent further to different countries of the world and they need supporters to help fulfill the call from God to be a minister of the Gospel of Christ into the world. Please join us in supporting our Local and Global Outreach ministries and missionaries through prayer.
Bill and Sally serving in North, Central, and South America – What a blessing I had last week to be able to make a trip to Belize to be part of a construction team, building a four-bedroom lodge to increase the training ministry of the organization, A Better Belize. I had the extra joy of having my son, Ondrej, join the team. I praise God for great health and the excellent progress we made on the lodge in five days! We continue to thank God for good progress on producing and maintaining Bible Apps. Last week I worked on the Genesis Video in Gusilay of Papua New Guinea. Pray that I complete the project and get the videos posted and available on YouTube. Pray for Sally’s health. She has had knee troubles that have hindered her ability to perform in our theater products of NarroWay. She continues to participate but is disappointed that she is unable to join the dance circle.
Pray for Sally’s good work organizing our home school for two grandchildren. Today I will be helping a woman from our Sunday School class who just got home from the hospital. Her house needs some critical repairs and a couple of us are going to help fix them.
Cambodia Outreach (Director: Kathi Ferris) – Cambodia Campus Crusade for Christ is currently providing our Asia’s Hope university students with class instruction to carry out The Great Commission. Instruction includes how to present the four spiritual laws, how to be filled with the Holy Spirit, how to present the ministry of the Holy Spirit and how to plan a personal ministry. In addition, the university students are going out to local villages on weekends to share the gospel and encourage belief in Christ, engaging both children and adults. Please pray God would give them confidence and courage as they share the love and gospel of Christ with others.
Yucatan Outreach – Please continue to pray for God to raise up more devoted leaders to serve with the Mission House to make disciples of Christ in the Yucatan. The Akron High School short-term mission team has been formed and appreciates prayers for the summer trip scheduled June 11-18, 2023.
Pastor B. serving in Mozambique – G. Providence -- Unified purpose by blending the churches of M. and M. to reach the communities of C. Send more youth leaders to Bible school.
Mozambique Outreach (Director: Michael Boso) – Please pray for our dear brothers and sisters in Mozambique who are going through the hardships of a flood disaster. The ground cannot absorb the recent rainfall. The low-lying areas are the most affected. So, what can be done? The church of Mozambique must respond to ease the suffering. What a great witness of mercy they have had the opportunity to display. The rain was subsiding, but 15,000 people were displaced in public buildings with not much help from the government, and six people died. There are food shortages, and human conditions are poor. These people have lost everything.
Prayers are appreciated. We are looking forward to the summer team trips. Over the next three to six months we will be preparing the teams and logistics to interact with the churches of Mozambique. I will be traveling early to begin missionary care for the pastors and partners in Mozambique.
India Outreach (Director: Doug Lauer) – We praise God that Christmas celebrations in India, where our sponsored pastors are leading churches, were held without any attacks or challenges this year. God is so very good! A matching challenge grant from our India partners allowed Bibles to be sent to all new believers in these sponsored churches. Please pray for these new believers. Eleven currently non-supported pastors will now be supported over the next few months because of this matching challenge grant. A story from the field: One of our sponsored pastors and his wife remain so thankful for the good treatment they received after being attacked in late 2022. The ultimate miracle has happened. Some of the fanatics that attacked them now want to know about Jesus! Through the process of his response to the attack, the church rallying around him and his recovery through prayer, they learned that Jesus and His Church are all about healing, love, compassion and care. Today, they no longer stop anyone from coming to church. Pray for the leaders of our India partners as they lead the work there through very challenging times.
Pastor Maulido serving in Mozambique – Matola – Please pray for the continued work in Boane and beyond that the gospel will reach the hidden places and push back the darkness.
International Outreach (Director: Stephen Morris) – Please continue to pray for the ministry this month. We have hit our stride and are building relationships with students through ESL classes and our Friday Night Dinners. Pray that through these events we prayerfully take advantage of opportunities to have great spiritual conversations with our students. Pray that there would be a deepened spiritual hunger among the students and that we could continue to answer questions and point them to Jesus.
Vietnam Outreach – Pray that God would lead and strengthen the Love Homes (Bible Fellowships) and churches in the northern provinces of Vietnam. Pray that the church planters and pastors would be bold to share the message of Christ in the different villages. Please pray for the believers to grow in Christ and be steadfast in their faith even amid persecution.
Chuck & Peggy serving in New Jersey & Middle East -On Feb. 6 there was a massive earthquake in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria. Pray for the Lord's ongoing provision for material, emotional, and spiritual needs. The Timothy Project is transitioning from a Turkish curriculum development project to a permanent ministry to train Turkish Christian writers. Pray for wisdom as we determine how the Timothy Project can become a legal entity in Turkey. Pray for guidance as the leadership team meets in Istanbul on Saturday, April 29. Chuck's main ministry activity this year is writing. Pray that he will be able to put in at least three hours of focused, productive writing each morning.
Nancy Ware serving Refugees in North Akron – Praise for the kids who recently received Christ as their Savior. Pray for Madi, Eh, Ehr, Neel, Pah, Saw, Ken, Stee, Siei, Pae, Dav, Dan, Poe and Sam to grow in their relationship with Christ. Pray for Ree who was injured at her job recently. Ask God to provide more volunteers to help with Bible studies and summer school.
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