Sunday, July 15, 2018

Team of the Day: Kingdom Fly Fishing

Location: Southeast Asia
Team size: 3

Job description: Use the sport of fly fishing to access some of the beautiful rivers, lakes & seas of Southeast Asia. Even more exciting, you will be using your fly fishing skills to be fishers of men. Our target population is conservative Muslim but has a long history as a group of fishing villages. There are no known believers in our area of 1 million people. Share stories of the Bible, your personal testimony, spiritual surveying, & the Gospel story presentations. Fly fishing, local club fly tying, prayer walking, local area mapping & searching for open people to share with. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Team of the Day: Advance Team

Location: Philippines
Team size: 2

Job description: Several years ago, the tribal group in this area had few believers and no churches. But no more. Come, encourage the new believers and help advance the Gospel to unreached villages.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Team of the Day: Seed Sower

Location: Indonesia
Team size: 2

Job description: Hub City is home to over 2000 refugees from the Middle East. A national partner started a church & it's been amazing to see the Lord draw these Muslim background followers of Jesus to Himself. The team will serve through an English Summer Camp as a trial to see if a school for refugee children is a possibility. Help recruit refugees to the new camp, planning lessons & activities, helping teach children of all ages English 2-3 days a week with the possibility of weekly adult classes. Primary purpose of the English classes are to build relationships AND share the Gospel with the families that come.

They can change the world!

There is a massive amount of poverty among the people we are serving. At first, it was easy to overlook. The business of the birthing room paired with the fact we rarely see our patients outside of the clinic makes it easy just to care for mom and baby and move on to the next patient. Gradually though, God began to reveal to me how incredibly unique He makes each person. 

Every mom and baby comes from a different background. God has designed each child amazingly unique. No one has ever entered this world, and no one is going to come after that's going to impact it exactly like this child. 

As this idea began to take root in my heart, I began to genuinely love the women and babies that we're serving here at the Maternity Center (before, while I cared, it seemed shallow in comparison). I feel sincerely blessed to witness and assist with births. I get to be the first person to see these new little people that God has so intricately designed! 

As this love grows, my desire to pray with and for these women and to share the Gospel with them grows as well. I desperately want them to know the God that loves them and values them beyond anything that they have ever known. I want them to see that they are valued in not only the ways that I serve them during a routine prenatal or postpartum exam, but also in my willingness to pray for them and share with them how much they are loved by Jesus.

-Emily
Mercy Midwives, Philippines

Thursday, July 12, 2018

It's been a great week!

The reality of how short the time we have left is hitting us... Pray for focus and endurance for us! 

We are looking for more opportunities to serve outside of our usual schedule... Pray for doors to be opened!

We are working in groups of children and in all honesty, it’s hard to have one-on-one gospel conversations... Pray for persons of peace and opportunities for conversations.

-Virginia
Team Romania

Team of the Day: Stand in the Gap

Location: Philippines
Team size: 2

Job description: Over the last 40 years the Philippines has been a tremendous harvest field. This mission field is becoming a "mission force." Partner with a national supervisor to help finish taking the Gospel to the unreached & hard to reach. No IMB missionary is assigned to these places. Your team will help fill a gap where more harvesters are needed. Spend half the summer in the northwestern part of Mindanao going to small towns & rural villages. Many of these still don't have an evangelical church. The 2nd half of the summer will be spent on the island of Siquijor, known to be controlled by Satan through witchcraft.

Refreshed & Ready to finish!

Two of our teams got to take their mid summer break together! 
Pray as they travel today (Thursday) to new areas of ministry for the rest of the summer.
Pray for open hearts as they share the Good News in some hard places.

-Colleen
IMB Journeyman