Tuesday, December 20, 2016
India: Today Umri Christian Hospital thrives as Drs. Elizabeth and Samuel and a dedicated team of eight other doctors, along with nurses and staff, continue the hospital’s mission. Pray this beacon of hope continues to reach people who have no other place to turn.
Spain: Pray for the new church plant in Lanzarote, Oasis de Amor, as it plans to start new cell groups in 2017. Pray for God’s direction as they encourage new people in their faith journey.
Brazil: Praise God for how He has helped Hope Owsley complete most of the translation for the John Wesley devotional book in Portuguese. Pray for the next step – publishing. Also, praise God the Parque Alvorada FMC, a tiny church in a growing neighborhood, is impacting lives and has had the most growth in their conference. They doubled their physical church space by knocking down a wall; pray for God’s continued hand on this congregation and their community.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
IMPACT MIDDLE EAST
Praise God an FM leader in Iraq, who suffered a slight stroke earlier this month, is doing well and a good recovery is expected.
While thankful to serve in the place where God has called them, some missionary families admit they struggle emotionally during the holiday season. Being separated from extended family, elderly parents, children or grandchildren can be hard. Pray for the missionary team to sense a special closeness to family they may not have the opportunity to see at this holiday time.
BIBLE FOR EVERY BELIEVER
#GivingTuesday raised $2,654.76 for the Bible for Every Believer fund! And because ShareWord Global is matching what was raised, 1,062 Bibles will be purchased to be distributed to new believers. Praise God! Pray God’s written Word grows and produces fruit in the heart of each person who receives a Bible.
It’s not too late! For just $5 you can provide a Bible for a new believer.
AND … ShareWord Global (http://sharewordglobal.com/)
will match every dollar you give through December 31.
So your gift of $5 for one Bible will be increased to $10
to purchase Bibles for two believers!
Give now to have the impact of your gift doubled.
Let’s raise enough for 2,000 Bibles.
(India alone has nearly 5,000 new believers each year.)
INTERNATIONAL CHILD CARE MINISTRIES
Pray God will move in people’s hearts to give at this time of year in a way that supports the work of International Child Care Ministries throughout 2017.
The SEED team is grateful for all of the purchases and donations this Christmas season. (Still a chance for last-minute gift certificates and donations-in-honor!) Pray more and more followers of Jesus will see Christmas as an opportunity to bless not only the gift recipient, but also the maker of the product or provider of the service. May we value justice and blessing for all.
Pray for those ministering on VISA assignments this week.
• Jean Doblin, Hamilton, GA, is traveling to Asia to encourage the missionary team. (Thurs., Dec. 22 to Wed., Jan. 4, 2017)
Click below to view recent newsletters from the following missionaries or ministry teams:
Angelo (Portugal) December 2016
Austin (Set Free) December 14, 2016
Brewer (SEED) December 12, 2016
Clemente (Taiwan) December 2016
Cole (Haiti) December 15, 2016
Crandall (Rwanda) December 2016
Fajardo (Spain) December 2016
Latin America Area December 15, 2016
Mellinger (Bulgaria) December 13, 2016
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