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John and Kathy Clow - March 2021

THE CLOW COMMUNICATORMarch 2021 Since our last newsletter, we have had the opportunity to visit in person with Naperville Pres in IL. For those who don't know, that is where we were living when God called us to serve with MTW. It was a sweet time to see dear friends and even meet some new ones. Due to COVID and a winter storm, we didn't get to see as many as we would have...

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Dan and Susan Steere - March 2021

The opposition of the entire world cannot frustrate the plans of God. But from our perspective, it can certainly appear that circumstances are conspiring to limit the work of God. In these times, we need to wait, pray, and trust that God's agenda is moving forward even if we cannot see it happening. GOD'S AGENDAChrist's Kingdom Continues to AdvanceI preached recently fro...

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John Anderson - Feb 2021

Here are some updates from the current semester! First of all, it is quite snowy and icy in here in Richmond. So class cancellations, low mobility, etc. have been the norm for a couple weeks. Apart from that, Bible studies and our weekly meetings are going strong. The two pictures you see are of our Junior Men's Bible study as well as a recent weekly meeting. Our staff te...

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - Jan 27, 2021

Dear prayer partners, As you can see from the pictures below, we've been very busy! We just held our first church retreat which was a great success. About 30 people came for an overnight trip to a campsite in central Taiwan. We had a good combination of fun together and spiritual input. Jennifer was able to share the gospel with several non-Christian youth and Thomas ga...

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Sydney Jones - February 2021

Prayer walk with the staff team to pray over the student, resident halls, and academic buildings as classes start and students begin coming back. UTC started classes for the spring semester on January 19th, but were completely online until February 1st. The university asked all student organizations to also remain virtual until the 1st as well, so all of our m...

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Dan and Susan Steere - January 2021

I am reminded of the two great promises contained within the Great Commission. As he bid farewell to his disciples, Christ stated "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." Christ is the one who orchestrates the events in heaven and on earth. He also said, "And surely I am with you always (lit. "all the days"), to the very end of the age." There is no eve...

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Lee Leadbetter - January 2021

Welcoming the Nations toThe University ofTennessee Sticking TogetherMost of us weremore than glad to welcome in the new year,butit remains to be seen if the much-longed for predictabilityand peace that so eluded us in2020 will indeed be found in 2021. If we eradicated the Coronavirus and erased the social strife in our world would that be enough to bring rest to our souls...

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Sydney Jones - January 2021

Some general plans for the semester...-UTC students start their spring semester on January 19. We expect to be in person this semester just like last semester as long as no major changes take place regarding the pandemic.-I willcontinueto lead freshmen girls in Bible study and begindiscipleship with them this semester. I am very excited to start discipleship with these...

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Dan and Susan Steer - January 2021

Our summer plans were minimal, like most of the world. I was still on sabbatical but helped Susan as she took a graduate class for her therapist certification. The class, of course, was via Zoom. Dan was able to resume his visits to his mom in August. (She is in a nursing facility in Illinois.) But he had to either meet her outside or talk to her through the window of her...

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - January 20221

Dear prayer partners,We celebrated the Christmas season with 2 baptisms and several evangelistic outreaches in partnership with a Chinese-speaking YWAM short term team. The highlight was seeing Claire, who Jennifer especially has been ministering to for the past 10 years, finally get baptized!Click here for the one minute highlight videoand see pictures below. We greatly...

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Christos and Elina Koufos - January 2021

HERE IS THE CURRENT NEWSLETTER fromChristos and Elina Koufos with Greek Partnership in Athens, Greece....

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John and Kathy Clow - January 2021

The Clow Communicator -Jan 2021 2020 REVIEW As for all, 2020 in Honduras started out normal. I (Kathy) had some traveling to visit churches in the States. I left Honduras on March 12, and on March 15 the country shut down. After weeks of trying to return, we accepted God's plan that it was not to be. John and Evan joined me in the States on Ju...

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Toffer and Becky King - Dec 2020

Hello Church Friends, What a year it's been! I don't think any of us expected things to look like they do right now back in January. As I've been working with our church here in Malaysia I've really seen how local churches have had to stretch to find ways to keep the body connected through so many changing rules and restrictions. We've been praying for you that the church...

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Bekah Ochs - Dec 2020

Ends of the Earth Cycling Hello friends and family,At the end of September, I had the honor and privilege of traveling to Indiana to participate in a cycling tour. 340 miles.23,000 feet of elevation. $25,000+ raised for global youth. And just to answer your first question: No, I was not on a bike!!Ends of the Earth Cycling hosts five day cycling tours around the United...

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Sydney Jones - Dec 2020

This Christmas break we sent each student home with two copies of the book Four Kinds of Christmas by Glen Scrivener. We encouraged the students to read one of the copies and give the second to someone they know as a conversation starter on the different perspectives of Christmas. We also hope that this will open doors for our students to share the Gospel with their frie...

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Joel McCall - Dec 2020

Praising The Father for the Gift of His Son Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." We Finished an Amazing Week Teaching Hebrews to Rwandan Past...

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - Dec 2020

Dear prayer partners,Happy Thanksgiving from Sanhe Church in Taiwan! We had an excellent Thanksgiving outreach last night with many people in church for the first time (see picture above). We did something a bit different this year by acting out the story of David G...

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Joel McCall - November 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!How Africans give thanks In spite of the challenges of this year - as Sons and Daughters of the Father - we are deeply thankful for His grace and provision He gave this year. Right now there is an unceasing celebration around God's throne, and according to the picture He gives us in Rev 5:9-13, it reaches from the top of Heaven down to the lowly Creat...

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John and Kathy Clow - November 2020

The Clow CommunicatorOctober/November 2020 After months of extreme lockdown, Honduras is now experiencing the effects of a hit from Hurricane Eta. There have been massive floodings and landslides. Withheavy hearts, we have watched photos and videos being posted of washed out bridges, flooded streets, homes with only rooftops showing, first responders rescuing stra...

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Tammy Murden - November 2020

9 Days of Prayer The next 9 days will be significant in that I will be in meetings with 2 different teams* making decisions that will help us move forward in our work of developing leaders and equipping our staff to live and minister among the lost right where they are. I'd like to invite you tojoin me in praying specifically for these two team meetings over the next 9 da...

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - Oct 2020

Dear prayer partners,The fall is always busy for us and we entered into it with full force with our annual mid-Autumn Festival BBQ outreach and then our annual OMF Field Conference. We had a number of responsibilities at the conference but all went well and there was a record-breaking number of attendees. (Hardly anyone could go on Home Assignment this year because of Co...

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John Anderson - Oct 2020

Cru at EKU It has been a good semester thus far at EKU.The university administration haskept masking and meeting restrictions very high, so we have amended much of our usual schedule. I have been meeting with a few guys off campus for regular mentoring, and we are readinga couple different books to aid their growth in the Gospel, pictured below. I also have the pleasure ...

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Sydney Jones - Oct 2020

Getting to know these freshmen has been such a joy! We have about 10 faithful girls who have been committed to attending Bible study, Thursday Social events, and hanging out with us. We have had the opportunity to share the Gospel to a point of decision with most of them and THIS WEEK ONE GIRL RECEIVED CHRIST!!! We are so excited to have a new sister in Christ, celebrate...

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John and Kathy Clow - Sept 2020

The Clow Communicator Greetings.I hope and pray all is well with each of you during this frustrating and trying time that seemingly is interrupting our lives....at least what we had planned.....we all know our God is in control and sovereign over all things.We thank our Father in heaven for each of you and pray He will sustain and encourage you.We have a s...

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Sydney Jones - Sept 2020

Hello support team! I hope you are healthy and transitioning well into the fall. Campus ministry functions differently this year but the Lord is ever faithful. We continue to meet new students and add them to our Cru family with Bible studies and group hangouts.Everyweek looks different and presents new challenges but in 8 new Bible studies and 9 continuing from last yea...

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Bekah Ochs - Sept 2020

September 2020 Hello from Tennessee!Wow, it has been two months since I started working full-time. What an amazing, stressful, and crazytime it has been. With any new job, the beginning is always filled with organizing and figuring out a system. A schedule. I know many of you still wonder what my role looks like...So I want to share a little bit of what my normal week l...

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Lee and Jen Leadbetter - Sept 2020

Welcome to UT...Really? "I was hopeless and it was very heavy news for me." That's what one of our international students said in response to the I.C.E. decision on July 6 to essentially kick out all foreign students if their university decided to shift all classes to online.We let our elected officials, and also our international friends, know that we strongly opposed ...

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George and Kathy Schultz - Sept 2020

Below are a variety of comments of participants who came through CIT this summer with all the COVID challenges. We trust you will be encouraged as you pray and give toward this ministry. "I wasn't sure what we would talk about for a whole month. Wow, did my family need this. The curriculum is geniusnot a moment is wasted in any age group. The staff clearly knows how t...

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Alex and Maggie Halbert - Sept 2020

60% Gaining We are so grateful for the the Lord's great provision during our transition from UWM to MTW. Even amidst the pandemic, a majority of our financial supporters have been able to make the transition with us. We just gained another supporting church and are praying a few more will join us in coming months. We are still prayerful and hopeful that the Lord will p...

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - Sept 2020

Dear partners,Thanks for your prayers and partnership that make our work in Taiwan possible. It has been a wild few weeks since our last newsletter. Jennifer had her second surgery, which was a success! It has helped her get back into a normal working mode. We also- had an outdoor Sunday church service at a small zoo (see above picture)- said goodbye to our long-time fri...

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John and Kathy Clow - August 2020

The Clow CommunicatorJuly/August 2020 Our plan was to be home in Honduras by now. Sitting on our front porch drinking coffee, praying for and planning out our day and what the LORD would have us do. Instead, the LORD had a different plan. His plan is for us to remain in the States for this entire year. A few weeks ago we officially made this season our HMA (home ministry ...

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Mike and Carrie Meisenheimer - August 2020

*Fall semester kick-off* We would normally be sending an update around this time of year detailingcampus kick-off events like cookouts, game nights, and other fun socialactivities where staff and student leaders welcome multitudes of incomingstudents to our 5 local campuses Clemson Univ., Presbyterian College,Wofford College, Univ. of South Carolina, and Western Carolina ...

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George and Kathy Schultz - August 2020

COVID Strikes! During the final week of our last Equipping module CIT was exposed to the COVID virus as sixstudents tested positive right after departure. Through contact tracing we believe we know how this was introduced. All those who tested positive were connected to off-campus situations.In the following few days four staff members got sick, tested positive, and fol...

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Andrew and Julie Halbert - August 2020

Recent Prayer Requests Greetings from Costa Rica!I want to give you a status update on the prayer requests that we recently sent out to you. We asked that you pray for a couple of very specific requests. First, the kid's school books were stuck in customs and awaiting the "proper" paperwork before they could be released. The Lord is good and we have received all but one...

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Athens Church Partnership

On the Way AthensSummer 2020 We thank God for the opportunity we have to send you the On the Way newsletter! The Covid-19 outbreak affected us all. None of us is the same as before. We try by all means to help the homeless people in our city. The arrival of summer has found us doing the following activities: A. We continue our support with the re-issua...

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John Anderson - July 2020

During the past couple of months, the EKU staff team and I have been performing our summer assignments as ministers with Cru. This summer, due to Covid-19, we have had limited options in comparison to previous years,so my role has been taking online theological classes for my continued development. My favorite class thus far was Biblical Interpretation (Hermeneutics), grow...

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Dr. Joel McCall - June 2020

The Times, They are a-Changin' We aren't talking about Bob Dylan here. From Covid 19 to social and political unrest - in some respects I feel like I'm back in the '60s but know we are far from it. This isn't just an American phenomena, believers worldwide are facing profound challenges. What isn't a-changin' is Jesus. In all things, of this I am ce...

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Lee and Jen Leadbetter - June 2020

Welcoming the Nations Equipping Kingdom Ambassadors Dear Friends,The ancient Chinese classic, Tao Te Ching, says: "At that time, the broken will be made perfect; the bent will be made straight; the empty will be filled; those who having little will obtain much; and those having much will be overcome." This thought captures the reality we all know, and have been feeling...

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Alex and Maggie Halbert - June 2020

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George and Kathy Schultz - June 2020

Reopening with Caution CIT has made the decision to open training again in late June. Surprisingly, with all the risks and concerns, registrations have been strong. In fact, we are full now with waiting lists for the summer and fall! God is sending us His servants who are willing to embrace the risk of COVID as one of the many risks they will face in the future as they se...

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Sydney Jones - June 2020

Hello wonderful ministry team! I truly hope that during this season of caution you are still able to enjoy some of the activities you love this summer! Due to COVID-19 shutting down all of our mission trips, instead of Prague, I am spending my summer in Chattanooga, raising support and hanging out with students. I am so thankful for all of your support and prayers this p...

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - May 2020

In lieu of a summer home assignment, we've made this video to give you an idea of what God has been doing through our ministry in establishing a church plant in Chiayi County, Zhongpu. As always, thank you for your prayers and financial support which make this ministry possible.Click here to watch the video on Youtube. Thomas and his co-workers took a few men hiking in ...

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John and Kathy Clow - April 2020

The Clow CommunicatorMarch/April 2020 This is not the newsletter I expected to write for March/April. I expected to share with you about the churches I got to visit. I expected to tell you about John hosting new teammates (currently support raising to join the team in Teguc.) on their short visit to meet the La Ceiba team. Expected to share with you about Holy week in Hon...

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George and Kathy Schultz - April 2020

Managing the Crisis With a sewing machineKathy has spent a significant amount of time sewing masks for the Sheriff's department where Beth works. They were very much needed and much appreciation was expressed. In addition, she made some for our CIT facilitators and students. To date, she has made well over 100 masks. With a computer and phone (from home)Just after our...

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Dan and Susan Steere - April 2020

This has been a very chaotic week. The stress of corona virus and social distancing - especially the stress of not being able to worship together - has been compounded by tornado damage, power outages, and loss. Storm Report Virus, Social Distancing, and TornadosBy now, most of you have likely heard of the swarm of tornados that swept through the South late Easter Sun...

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Bekah Ochs - April 2020

CALLED TO BE HOT AND COLD Friends and Family, I'm excited to announce I have raised 60% of my support! Honestly, partnership development has been a journey. It has been incredible and so encouraging to see God open the hearts of individuals, families, and churches to partner with me. Other times, Satan uses my insecurities and uncertainties to try and pull my focus off ...

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Sydney Jones - April 2020

Keeping Up with One Jones For the past month, life has looked quite different from most spring seasons. This is the same for Cru and our normal spring semester on campus. Even though we have not been able to gather in larger group settings, we have been able to gather in small groups or through online platforms like Zoom. We are still able to proclaim the name of Jesus ...

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Alex and Maggie Halbert - April 2020

Dear Christ Covenant, So much has happened in the last 12 days since our last update. We asked people to pray for our eventual return to the US. Just a few days after our update, we received a call from the US embassy in Honduras saying that there was a military flight leaving from a military base in Comayagua, Honduras the following day and would be going to Norfolk, Vi...

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Joel McCall - March 2020

The Lord Worked in a Mighty Way Through Biblical Stewardship While Corona Virus Approached As I flew for nine hours from Amsterdam to Kigali, a man on the row behind me coughed all night long. Of course I was concerned, but prayed for safety. While in Rwanda, we could see what was coming internationally, but prayed and focused on the reason the Lord had called us ther...

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Andrew and Julie Halbert - March 2020

Important Update from Costa Rica Greetings from Costa Rica! I write you today with the purpose of sharing important information regardinghow events related to COVID-19 are developing here and the impact on our ministry and life. The confirmed cases are growing and in about a week's time we went from 26 confirmed cases to around 90 with one death. The government keeps us...

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - March 2020

Dear prayer supporters,Due to the Coronavirus, the Taiwanese government is no longer allowing foreigners that don't already hold permanent resident cards to enter the island. Here's how you can pray. 1) We were planning on having our home assignment this summer, but it is looking like we will have to possibly postpone until the summer of 2021 if the situation in the US con...

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Jay and Judy Francis - March 2020

Dear Prayer Partners,Thank you for partnering in prayer with us! We hope that in the midst of all the news about the COVID-19 virus, you are exercising faith in our Lord Jesus who promisedto always be with us, and that you are not living in fear! We arrived in the US a few weeks ago to attend a retreat for missionaries in Birmingham Alabama and then planned to be at our ho...

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John Anderson - March 2020

A whirlwind of a week These are some pictues from Cru at EKU spring break! Particularly, I am with freshmen and sophomore guys. As the trip ended, the avalanche of COV-19 was hitting most institutions nationally, including Cru. I want to update you on my Cru status regarding the Coronavirus:-Berea college has cancelled classes for the rest of the sch...

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Steve and Carol Lehman - March 2020

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Alex and Maggie Halbert - March 2020

Dear Christ Covenant,Maggie and I are excited to share that we have officially been approved by MTW and by God's great goodness, we have been invited to join a church planting team in Honduras. We are really excited about this transition and getting to serve along side my brother Aaron and the growing church plant. Lord is really blessing the ministry in Honduras and we ...

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Joel McCall - Feb 15, 2020

RETURNING TO TEACH BIBLICAL STEWARDSHIP IN CERTIFIED COURSE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING My Fall was packed. Upon returning from three weeks of conferences in Uganda, I moved on to a large gathering of ELI staff in Chattanooga. It was encouraging to witness the Lord's faithfulness to ELI. Many new staff are being added as God continues to impact leaders around the world. What...

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - Feb 2020

Dear prayer supporters, Thank you for your faithful prayers and support of our work in Taiwan. Things are a bit tense because of the Coronavirus (picture of our worship team praying before the Sunday service). Even though Taiwan hasn't been hit hard by it, there is a lot of anxiety/paranoia and government regulations--both resulting in a general hesitance to meet in publi...

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Dan and Susan Steere - Feb 1, 2020

In past field reports, I have described some of the beauty of Ghana the long beaches the color of light brown sugar, the swaying coconut palms, the mysterious rain forest. During this trip, we were able to experience a couple other features of the country. Geography and Ministry Sometimes Ministry Takes You To Beautiful Places Our first conference took place in the tow...

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John and Kathy Clow - January 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR Every year I like to mix things up with our newsletter. New Year, New Look! This year my goal is on the last day of each month to give that month's highlight. At anytime you can check in with Peter Project's and Door of Hope's (Puerta de Esperanza) Facebook pages to find out what is happening with those ministries (links below). If at any time the highlight...

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John Anderson - January 2020

Student Story This is A.J. Stearns, an Eastern Kentucky University student. He's a freshman majoring in Accounting and Computer Science.. I have the pleasure of leading A.J. in a Freshmen Bible study. A.J. attended Winter Conference 2019 in Greensboro, NC. At this conference, he followed a path called Multiply, which is an intentionally-designed conference experience ...

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Dan and Susan Steere - January 2020

Heading for Ghana Starting off a busy 2020 with a 3 week trip to Ghana Dear Partners in Ministry, I'm flying out this afternoon for Ghana via Atlanta and New York (JFK). I think it will be a very productive trip since it seems the enemy has been more active than usual these last couple of weeks. In addition to my usual battles with pre-trip spiritual warfare, our roof de...

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - January 2020

Dear prayer supporters,Thanks for all your prayers and gifts over the Christmas season. All of our activities were fruitful in their own way; in the park we were shocked by the throngs of people who wanted to attend our event, partly due to fortuitous timing--the installation ofa new playground happened to complete on the very day of our ministry! As a result we had more...

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Eric & Beth Yodis - January 2020

Merry Christmas!It took nine months for the virgin Mary to birth the Christ-child. It is difficult for us to fathom the creator of the universe being enshrouded in His creation for such a length of time. Wow! What great love and humility it took for God to become man and we are the unworthy recipients of this great love and grace. So with grateful hearts, we want to wish y...

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Bobby & Teresa LaDage - January 2020

December 2019Dear Family Friends:We pray you had a wonderful Christmas. The Good News of Christ's birth, death, and​resurrection is being proclaimed around the world! Your prayers have helped many people hear​ the gospel in the major cities of Europe this year. There are so many stories to tell you from the​ past few months I will share just a few.​We moved to Bir...

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Joel McCall - December 20129

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE TEMPLE STEPS IN JERUSALEM Luke 2:4-7 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she g...

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Steve and Carol Lehman - December 2019

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - December 2019

Dear prayer supporters,Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial partnership throughout 2019. We had a great Thanksgiving outreach (picture above) last month. Now as the year comes to a close, we have several wonderful gospel opportunities in the coming weeks. Here's howyou can pray. 1) Our future pastor Jordan had some serious complications from his weight loss su...

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Dan and Susan Steere - December 2019

We pray the Lord will give you a blessed and Christ-filled Advent Season! We love this time of year because it begins with Thanksgiving and closes with the remembrance of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.May King Jesus who became a man, lived and died in our place, and rose again in victory be the joy of your heart in this season! A Road Trip to RememberThis message o...

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Thomas and Jennifer Su McIntyre - Nov. 2019

The McIntyre Prayer Inquirer Dear prayer supporters,Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial partnership throughout 2019 that made our work in Taiwan possible. Here's how you can pray as the year comes to an end.1) We have just appointed 2 new church coworkers (elders) for the upcoming 2020 calendar year. One of our previous coworkers, despite our best efforts ...

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The Butterfly Group - Rwanda

Click herefor an article and update on these amazing ladies in Rwandaby Andrew Needham from Advancing Native Missions. "During my lasttrips to Rwanda, I have had the honor to meet the ladies of the "Butterfly Group". These women are desperately trying to escape the sex trade that bounds and holds them captive.This group has been approved under the ministry of Africa Hope ...

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