Missions & Outreach Contacts
Team Leader, Mercy & Missions
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Ministry Assistant, Missions & Outreach
Ministry Assistant, Mercy & Missions
Dan & Teresa – Secure
- Pray for teammates that are in areas of fighting. Some have seen bullets pierce their homes!
- Pray as there is another team that is also in an area of unrest where fighting is breaking out!
- Teresa is fitting 12 weeks of English Theology classes into 6 weeks.
- They have 30 projects in 18 locations, including Ebola prevention!
- Dan’s mom had a small stroke, and Teresa’s mom is not in good health.
Jason & Jamie – Secure
- Pray for the lady Jamie meets with who is close to accepting Jesus!
- This woman’s sister remembered from before Jason & Jamie left, how to rehydrate. Praise that she has helped many people in her village who suffered from diarrhea.
- Jason is once again going to different villages to train them in health and salvation. Pray some become disciples.
Keith & Grace McCune – Philippines
- Praising God for breakthroughs in Bible translation for the Hanuno-o language!
- Grace & team also made progress on putting together notes from others & adding footnotes.
- Keith was working on a different translation, and was obtaining success.
- Pray that God will continually give them clarity to translate His word in life changing ways!
Marlene Schutter – Papua New Guinea
- Her students will perform as the governor comes down the street on Independence Day.
- Pray that as she teaches, she has opportunity to share Christ.
- She will come to the states for one month, but needs a car!
JP & Stephanie – France
- School has started! The children are well. And Stephanie is leading the children’s ministry at 2 churches!
- JP continues to lead a number of small groups, and disciple those who come to the church music studio.
- JP uses his music to go into bars and restaurants to share his faith story, and reach those who would not ever go to church.
Joanna Mangione – Russia
- She has 43 students from America, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Korea, Japan, and India. Not all speak English. She teaches 6-12th grade English, Drama, & substitutes for 4th grade.
- She is also part of the “Spiritual Life” committee. Last week they had their 1st retreat.
- She has had constant opportunities to share Jesus. Pray for open hearts!
- Praise for her new Passport, hopefully making her new visa easier to obtain.
Roy & Jennifer Nagelkirk – France
- Having French citizenship now means that they will never be refused to return to France!
- Pray for wise and creative ways for them to reach the refugees.
- Pray for the MBB’s who are the only believers in their families.
Dwight & Melissa Poggemiler – Romania
- They are traveling a lot this autumn for training and discipleship. Pray they are used powerfully to advance the gospel.
- Pray for their 4 children as they learn the Romanian language and continue school.
- Pray that those who accepted Jesus this summer, would grow in their faith.
Jonathan & Becky Schuster – Ireland
- Jonathan has graduated from his doctorate!!!
- Pray for IBI’s (Ireland Bible Institute) enrollment this year. School has started, but 75% of students apply after the start.
- Praise for an American donor giving an entire theology library to IBI!
- Their son graduated from Liberty University with his BA
Andy & Girwarnauth – Guyana
- The Alness church project should be done, and used for worship now. Praises!
- Praise for all the support they continue to have after all these years
Mike & Cher Riepma – Bolivia
- Mike is doing better with his gastritis, after going to a different city for new meds.
- Cher wrote the national anthem in Esa Ejja, and they videoed it so it could be done each year.
- A couple of believers from Las Amalias came to say they need Bibles because everyone in their village want to follow Jesus! Pray for Walter, who leads them.
- A man and a couple, who had backslidden, have said they want to get right with the Lord! Please pray as they walk through this journey!
- Mike sister-in-law is diagnosed with cancer. Pray for healing!
Peggy Arendt – USA
- She got to go to Cuba to teach English classes. Half of the students were unbelievers.
- She will be bringing a team back in 2020
- She will add a day for Cuban Christian English teachers to invite their colleagues to a day of professional training.
Linda Crouch – USA
- June 25th, she retired from 40 years of mission work!
- Even though she has officially retired, she’s not stopped doing God’s work, and visited her friends in Nigeria in July!
- She will also continue to volunteer at SIM headquarters.
Shalom & Sheri Lazarus – USA
- Shalom is visiting his family in India for 3 weeks.
- Pray for Sheri and Eliana, with all of Sheri’s health issues, while Shalom is gone.
- Pray for unity when Shalom is in India, for Sheri while she’s back in Colorado, and for all their supporters.
- Eliana turned 5 years old.
Jon & Kris – USA
- Jon continues to lead several groups from different churches to learn how to share the gospel, and then go out into the “fields that are ripe for harvest”!
- He is always open to do more training, and to have folks join him in going out.
- Pray, as their son decides where to go on for college after he graduates. Also for them to find a home to own.
- In November, he will return to Bangladesh and the Rohingya people to evangelize.