Saturday, November 14, 2015

MUST keep praying!

Fell in love with this place & the people that call this lake home. I may never set foot on this barge again & be able to hug these kids... but i will never stop praying for them to grow up into Christ-following men & women who will lead a generation that honors & proclaims with boldness the power of the living God.

Houseboat Homestay 2014

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Team of the Week: Spice Island Explorer

Team will explore, survey, and engage local tribal populations with Gospel intentionality. Travel to various locales seeking engagement with the local tribes. Survey the area and document what you find in reports for long term personnel. Prayer and Gospel preparation are crucial to the task as spiritual warfare is a reality and the enemy has strongholds in these areas.

First stop will be a joint orientation with other Nehemiah Teams. These initial days will be filled with training to prepare you for the summer as well as team building. Following the summer you will return for a short debrief, sharing all that God has done.

IMB Job #: 111747
Location: Southeast Asia 
Team size: Team of 4 (2 guys, 2 girls)
Field expense: $1825 plus round trip airfare, passport & visa costs, and required travel insurance


Dates for Summer 2016
May 23  Team leader orientation begins
May 26  Team member orientation begins
May 31  Teams leave for the field
July 26  Teams arrive back for debrief
July 29  Students return home

Waray-Waray Prayer Update

Believers are divided in groups to practice leading Simply the Word (STW)
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2 

Prayer concern:
  1. Pray for Waray-waray leaders and disciples to be raised up from every village & that they will also reach out to other villages with the gospel.
  2. Pray for Waray-waray people group that the eyes of their hearts may be enlightened so that they will understand the truth and the urgency of the Great Commission.
  3. Pray for blessings for Waray-waray people's livelihood.
  4. Pray and support for the follow up team's food and travel expenses as they move from village to village up river.
  5. Pray for the follow up teams God's guidance, protection, strength and wisdom. 

Thank you to all partners and friends for praying and supporting me in this journey. To God be all the honor and glory. Amen. 

Brother in Christ,
Lovigie Dune A. Almine
Follow up team hiking into their area

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Quotes from the Heart: The Ones God Uses

How has your perception of a missionary & mission work changed as a result of this summer?

I always thought missions was for those with a specific skill set. They needed to be at a certain spiritual level, have some authority- the perfect Christian which obviously is non-existent. Now, I realize Christ calls the broken, the hurt, and the weak to lead, to be strong, to be the lights of the world.

P52 Detroit

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Tell me how to know Jesus

This was the day Alice received her Bible. She cried tears of joy, and I cried with her. The previous day was the day she received Christ, her words pierced my heart and I could never forget them.
"I had been wishing someone would come and tell me how to know Jesus."
If you've heard me speak about my trip then you've heard her story. Not a day goes by that I don't remember these words. They changed me. I realized it's moments like this that I want to be a part of for the rest of my life; to be a part of what God is doing and to let Him use me wherever He will. Nothing else seems to matter anymore.
I have been told that Alice is now suffering persecution by her neighbors for studying the Bible, but she continues to study. That's what faith is. Please pray for Alice, that her faith would only grow in adversity.
There are so many people in the world whose hearts are ready, who simply need to be told how to follow Christ. Will you go to them?
So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, 'Do you understand what you are reading?' And he said, 'How can I, unless someone guides me?' And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.”   -Acts 8:30-31 ESV
Mtn Trek 2015