Weekly prayer request from ABWE 6/11/12
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June 11, 2012 | Vol. 16 No. 22
"Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and because of them we set a watch against them day and night. " —Nehemiah 4:9
- Julie McFadden has been teaching Bible lessons as a volunteer at a local preschool and leading the teachers in a monthly Bible study. One of the teachers made sure of her salvation a few weeks ago.
- Pray for continued growth at Agape Baptist Church. Julie will be on furlough July through December.
Bob and Barb Adolph
- Bob and Barb Adolph will leave June 19 for four months in Togo to install a new lab instrument and train the lab techs on how to use it. He will also be training a trainer for the new hospital in northern Togo.
- Bob will also do some training for a medical lab in Ethiopia before traveling to the Far East.
Asia and the Pacific
Steve and Sue Mayo
- Steve and another ABWE team member recently flew halfway across the country to offer assistance to a small Bible college. They also are talking to a Christian school that is thinking about adding an undergraduate program. Please pray that something will develop from these conversations.
- Their church had five first-time visitors at a Christian film night. Pray that the Lord will lead the church in their search for a pastor. The Mayos’ daughter, Shannon, will be married to Steve Robilliard, an Australian pastor's son, on June 9.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Bill and Debbie Tobias
- The surgery on Debbie’s eye lids went well and she is already able to see a lot better than before — the tops of her glasses, the ceiling and greatly increased peripheral vision. Bill will be fitted with new glasses following his cataract surgery.
Phil and Barb Klumpp
- Phil and Barb Klump attended their son’s wedding on June 4 in western New York. They returned to the Philippines on June 10 for another school year at Bukidnon Seminary. Pray for the preparation for classes and for wisdom for the leaders as class assignments are given out. Ask the Lord to send them a good group of students and provide for their needs.
- A team of five ladies are preparing to come to the seminary in September to organize their 6,000-volume library.
- Brad and Bethany Collins were married April 29. They will attend the Candidate Seminar July 5-13 for Bethany’s appointment to ABWE as a new missionary wife. The couple will raise support and then return to Bosnia as the Lord provides.
Michael and Li Landoll
- Michael and Li Landoll hosted a team of 24 people with the school choir of the Greater Lisbon Christian Academy who came to Germany for 10 days for an outreach week. They were able to minister in different areas as the choir sang in nursing homes, at a Christian school, for youth nights and for church services. God really blessed the fellowship and this effort to reach out to other people. The gospel was proclaimed in so many ways and the churches were very encouraged.
- In April a church in the U.S. donated $100,000 toward their building project. Construction will begin in August.
- Michael is talking with five churches in their region about assisting each other to reach unbelievers while encouraging existing churches and church planting teams.
- On Easter Sunday one man and five ladies trusted in the Lord for new life at Ruth’s Hungarian church, Érd Baptist. Pray for their growth in the Lord and for the influence they can have on others who need to be saved.
- Pastor Zsolt and his family have been living in a one bedroom apartment in the church basement for many years. This month they will move into their own house.
Mike and Marylou Rummey
- Mike and Mary Lou Rummey will be preparing for a VBS program and camp. Camp will be held June 25-30 in the mountains with children from Tulcea and Dunavut.
Roy and Nancy Jones
- Gasoline in Spain continues to hover around $7 a gallon but still is the lowest in Europe. The unemployment rate in Spain is the highest in Europe at about 25 percentm with 50 percent of the young people without jobs. Thankfully most of the believers in the Coslada church have not been affected by the failing economy. Spain is going to have to make some adjustments because they won’t be able to maintain their current policy of cradle-to-grave care.
- Roy writes,“We are praying that these hard times will bring people to the realization that they need to trust in Christ. We want God to use us and other believers to bring revival to Spain. There are still over 7,500 cities, towns and villages with no gospel witness.”
- Roy and Nancy need to raise $475 in support before they return to Spain on July 28.
Bruce and Carol Bagley
- In June and July the Euro 2012 Soccer Championships will be taking place in Ukraine and Poland. There will be visitors from all over Europe in Ukraine to watch the soccer matches. A group of Bible Institute students will be meeting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, June 9-18 where they will be sharing the gospel with those who have come to watch the soccer matches.
- In the evenings the students will also be participating in our Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship Seminar. That means they will be both learning how to share the gospel and practicing what they have learned at the same time. Pray for all those who will be trained at the Good Soil seminars and that they will boldly share their faith with others.
Dave and Patty Zemmer
- Dave and Patty Zemmer visited the churches in Itaberaba and Barreiras in April. The church in Itaberaba is without a pastor and desperately needs a godly shepherd for the flock. They were encouraged with the number of young couples in the church and the challenge of discipling these young believers into solid church leaders.
- Berean Baptist at Barreiras is doing well and has started a church plant in another part of their city with a young missionary couple.
- This year the biblical counseling training at the Zemmers’ church has reached a high of 62 students, 10 of whom are pastors.
- Student enrollment is down this year Bahia Bible College. Pray for more students and direction for the college leaders.
Jerry and Lynda Neuman
- Maranatha Multicultural Ministries offered a week of training for missionaries on furlough or raising support and for administrative personnel in May.
- Their church received 10 new members last month.
- There is a possibility that Jerry and others will travel to Guyana this month for a Bible Conference.
Roger and Marcy Smith
- Roger and Marcy Smith have been leading the church youth group. They are grateful for evidence of spiritual growth among the young people and growth in attendance. The youth group honored Marcy on Mother’s Day.
- The church baptized 12 people, including the pastor’s brother and sister-in-law.
- The Smiths will leave on June 20 for a mini furlough. Pray that the Lord will help them raise needed financial support.
Jon and Kathy Griffin
- Jon is leading Lino through a Bible study series for new believers. Pastor Juan Flores led him to Christ a couple months ago as he was recuperating from surgery.
- Jon continues to work at Camp Cabaju in maintenance and development. The camp has had a lot of use this year and they hope to add additional dorm space by January.
Andy and Stephanie Pace
- New Life Baptist Church will be one year old next month. They are meeting at La Molina Christian School and have doubled in attendance this first year.
- The church has committed half of its budget to missions and they are supporting five missionaries for at least 10 percent of their required support.
- The Christian Liberal Arts University project is slowly beginning to take shape. God is putting people, both Peruvian and foreign, in their paths that have joined the vision and they are looking for ways to make this university a reality.
- The church is offering a six-week parenting seminar on Wednesday nights in June and July.
- After 50 years of ministry overseas, Lynn Silvernale is returning to the U.S. Her immediate plans include visits to supporting churches in Canada, New England and New York; a possible translation workshop in Romania; and continuing to work on checking the translation of various projects for the Literature Division.
- She will also continue checking the Old Testament translation in the Chittagonian dialect and she hopes to be able to work on preparation of concordances for the Bengali Bibles.
- Pray for someone to complete the translation project for the Tripura New Testament, which is now complete up to 2 Corinthians.
Brian and Lauri Dix
- Brian and Laurie Dix are developing and formatting online courses.
- This spring HIS President, Allan Cuthbert, graduated with his second master’s degree (Grand Rapids Theological Seminary); Rob Hayden, VP of Academics, completed his Ph.D. (Michigan State); and Brian finished his Doctor of Ministry degree (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). They are grateful for these learning opportunities which have already deeply impacted the ministry of HIS.
E.C. and Carolyn Haskell
- E.C. and Carolyn Haskell have traveled to eight different states in conferences representing ABWE this year.
- Carolyn is working in the Training Division and is the Event Coordinator. She had her one-year checkup in April and got really good reports from her doctors.
- E.C. writes, “Praise God for the ministry here at ABWE. God is blessing in numerous ways. We reached our initial financial goal for the Wendell Kempton Medical and Ministry Center in West Africa and construction is underway. We finished 2011 as the best giving year in our history. Al Cockrell is doing a fantastic job as our Interim Executive Administrator and a number of critical issues have been addressed. Pray for our Board and Search Committee as they seek God's direction in bringing in a new President.
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