Saturday, July 23, 2016

Smiles from CCT :)

In our previous blog, we wrote about the 4 girls from CCT that have become believers. This week these girls have made a step of obedience and have been baptized. What a sweet day it was!

When we asked them who the Lord of their life was, the amount of joy on their faces was indescribable. Their smiles were contagious! They have asked us to teach them how to share the good news with their friends.  This is such an answered prayer.  Please continue to pray that they don’t become tired, and that their confidence and enthusiasm are contagious.   We are continually encouraged by them. 

Continue to pray that they will gather with other students who have become believers to start a student ministry at CCT.


-Tropical Campus Disciplemakers  


Discipleship

But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you of everything I have said to you.  John 14:26

...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philippians 1:6

Pray for discipleship of new believers.

Team of the Day
Tip of the Spear

Country of the Day
Southeast Asia

Friday, July 22, 2016

Saying Goodbyes

Today was our last day at Star Kids and my heart is sad, but at the same time it rejoices! I pray that these children continue to have people who will pour Jesus into their lives. We pray for the Pastor and his wife that their life continues to shine like stars. We pray for encouragement for their ministry. They say we blessed them this summer, but I truly know that they blessed us. My life will never be the same, and part of it is because they let Jesus take over their lives! 

In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Matt 5:16 

-P52 San Francisco team

Saying Goodbye...

It's hard to believe doing ministry here has come to a close, it feels like yesterday I got off the plane and was overwhelmed by heat and humidity. I remember my first thought was, "What in the world have I gotten myself into?" But in these last two months i've seen God work in ways I could have never imagined. Not just in the people here but also in me and my team. I pray that I will be able to come back next year, and not just me but other student given the opportunity, these people need Christ. 
Keep us in your prayers as we get ready to fly back to the US.
-James, Riverboat Team

"Please forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God."    -Jim Elliot

We are done with our last "day of ministry" in the Philippines! The Lord has done amazing things here, and we are so grateful! Continue to pray for the believers here, that they will grow in their relationship with Christ and that they will continue to meet together to study God's Word! God's work has been just as evident in our lives, also: growing in knowledge of Scripture, vision for missions, and patience in working with teammates and not time-conscientious people. God has definitely moved, and His word is not returning void! Pray for our safety as we travel back, also.
-Alex, Riverboat Team

They say getting to know a person/people are difficult but I should say parting time is more difficult. haizt...this feeling of whirlwind?  but serious, this 2 month short term missions is almost over and saying goodbye is hard but beyond this are the smiles and laughter each can keep knowing and witnessing God's hands were working. It could have been other people. It could have been not here. But why this happens? It's not my thoughts, not our working, not accident, but all God's perfect plans. Thank You Lord for what You've done and will be doing!  
-Lovely Mae, Riverboat Team national partner

My goodness this is so crazy!...3 days more left...oh gosh, I can't explain my feelings right now...but thank you so much Lord...working with them is a such a great pleasure and so blessed beyond measure....so thankful for them...
-Ate Gigi, Riverboat Team national partner

My team and I will be flying home on Monday! Please keep us in your prayers as we travel. I am so excited to share about my summer and see everyone!! Thank you for all the prayers,encouragement, and support. I am so blessed by this summer and will miss the Philippines so much. Praise God for all he has done!!!
-Summer, Advance Team


Tonight is our last night in Tanauan, our Filipino hometown. We have been crying all week long at the thought of leaving. It will be so hard! Tomorrow through Tuesday we will be traveling a little more around the Philippines, then we will leave for the US on Monday night. After a few days of debrief on Alabama, I will finally be able to see my family Thursday night! So excited to see them! Please pray for safe travels, continual good health and to beat jet lag!
-Caroline, Tropical Campus D'Maker

it has been a great summer. Please pray for this place and the people here. For laborers.. and maybe to consider that you are that laborer. It is crazy to think that its been near two months since i've been here and now it is almost over. God has taught me so much and is still doing so. What an honor it is to be welcomed in by God to be a part of is work. The work has just begun. Please pray for me as I move back to the states and move share about what God has done here. Thank you all for the prayers! Our God is moving whether we see it or not.
-Avery, Riverboat Team

Spiritual Victory

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  Romans 8:37

Pray team members would seek spiritual victory in their personal lives as well as ministry opportunities as they seek to overcome this world through the power of Jesus Christ.

Team of the Day
College English Tutor

Country of the Day
Philippines

New Followers!

Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to develop a relationship with two very sweet and loving girls. They began to open up about their lives in the very first bible study we had together.  We are able to be open with each other and share each of our own struggles. 

This week I was blessed with the opportunity to baptize one of them, and then today in bible study the other decided that she is ready to follow Christ in baptism as well.  These girls make me so happy.  Their readiness to follow what Christ is telling them amazes me.  They each have so many struggles of their own, but are excited to share with their families what God is doing in their lives.  

Pray that they will continue to grow in Christ and for their personal strength and endurance to continue to share even when things get hard.  

-Sara  

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Light through the darkness

With only seven days left in New York, Lacey and I are soaking in every moment we get to spend with the South Asians. We are involved in follow ups in homes of persons of peace, and are leading teams in door-to-door ministry. Last week we had a team that we trained to share the gospel with internationals in an effective way. Then we went out in the afternoons and modeled for them a survey. We went to houses of internationals and asked them a sequence of questions. Questions such as their name, their country of origin, how long they had been in America, religion, who they thought Jesus was, and if they would like a Bible in their own language, or to learn more about who Jesus is.

We saw many people were interested in what we had to say, or people who wanted a friend, but didn't care what we had to say about Christianity. Lacey and I quickly had to learn this summer that what we are doing now has an effect on these people's lives. We may not see the fruit of the work we are doing, but that doesn't mean it won't come later.

I had been following up with a women and her husband. Her husband was sick with cancer and was in his last days. He passed away a few days ago. I got to spend several days praying with her and for her. I was able to comfort her in this time of grief. It was an amazing experience to see her faith in God through it all. I am hopeful that she will be a light to those around her. By seeing her faith and strength through this time, I pray that people will begin to question and believe in God.

Please pray for our remaining week. 
Pray that we would have God encounters. 
Pray that we would find persons of peace. 
Pray for our everyday encounters.

Lastly, we would like to thank you for your support and prayers. It means so much to us to have brothers and sisters in Christ lifting us up in prayer!

-Anna, P52 New York

Strength of National Believers

So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.  Acts 16:5

Pray for national believers to be strengthened and encouraged as the teams minister.

Team of the Day
Pearl Island

Country of the Day
Southeast Asia

Mercy Girls Take Butuan

Ready for the ride!

This past week, the Mercy Midwives girls were given the opportunity to visit a little village in Butuan, which is a city on northern Mindanao, a few hours away from Davao. We have loved working in the city, but honestly it is not a representation of how the majority of people live in the Philippines, so it was exciting for us to go and experience village life. We stayed with the Mountain Harvesters team so we were also excited about getting to visit another team and see what the Lord was doing in & through them!
We headed out on Wednesday morning and after driving for about 5 hours we made it to Butuan City where we had to transfer to motorcycles to go the rest of the way. They call the motorcycles with wings (as you can see below) habal-habals... and they are super fun to ride!

The Mercy Midwives girls with our translator, Belle
After loading up and strapping on our stuff (bags & food for the combined teams of 10), we rode for about an hour and a half to Limatok, the village where we would be staying. The village is so full of green vegetation and is located in a gorgeous spot in the mountains. It kind of looks like Jurassic Park! I wish I could describe to you how beautiful and peaceful it is. 

The Mountain Harvesters team usually spends their days going house to house sharing the gospel during the week, so we just tagged along with them. After traveling most of the day on Wednesday, we started Thursday morning bright and early going house to house. Kate and I went with one of the other girls and our translator to a woman's house who had been interested in Bible study while the other girls split up to visit another house. We were able to share the gospel with the woman and Kate shared her testimony, and afterwards the womand said she wanted to accept Christ as her Savior! We prayed with her and gave her a Bible and told her we would come back the next day to talk about baptism. This was one of my favorite moments on the trip, because on our very first home visit a woman accepted Christ. 
Doing A Bible study on Friday Night

The Lord keeps proving his faithfulness over and over. He is showing us that if we will step out and do things that are uncomfortable (like sharing the gospel or having to cook over a fire for a few days)... He will move in mighty ways! Praise God for this trip to Butuan. We really enjoyed the rest of our time with the Mountain Harvesters and made it back to Davao safely. Now only one week left!


Pray for the people we met and ministered to in Butuan, especially for the woman who is a new believer.
Pray that God would keep moving in mighty ways in that village
Pray for our last week here in the Philippines, that we will finish the race strong!
Teaching the kids how to brush their teeth
Mountain Harvesters and Mercy Midwives :)
Cooking Breakfast

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nan Stop Ministry!

The Nan province was beautiful. We got to see a lot of amazing sights when we were there for ministry. I must say the most amazing sight was seeing all that God was able to do in just one week.

God opened two ministries for us in the Nan province. The first one was a children's ministry at two different schools. We were able to go into government schools and tell children (and also the teachers) about Jesus. Using Bible stories and songs, we proclaimed the name of Jesus to children in the schools.
The Lord also blessed us with the opportunity to go into the provincial jail to share His name with the prisoners through leading a worship service. God allowed for a lot of good work in Nan. We also would like to give thanks to the foreign partners that helped us in Nan.

Please be praying for our last week of work, and for the safe travel of all Nehemiah Team members as we prepare to finish the ministries God has given us this summer.

To God be all honor, glory, and praise!

A bond-servant of Christ,
-Joshua, PacRim Ag

CCT Girls

Over the past few weeks we have developed such a sweet relationship with four girls from CCT. It all began in a bible study that we held after class, where they poured their hearts out to us about all of the struggles they are facing in their home and in their personal lives. Our hearts have been broken for these girls, and through spending time with them we have seen them come to the Lord. We will baptize 3 of them this coming week!

We have them over at our house on Fridays, and this Friday they asked us how they could share with their fellow students after we leave. Pray that their confidence and enthusiasm is contagious to other students at CCT. They have encouraged us more than they know and we look forward to seeing them every Friday.

Continue to pray that there will be other students at CCT that will join them, and that a student ministry at CCT will be started. 

-Tropical Campus Disciplemakers

Abounding Love

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God.  Philippians 1:9-11

Pray that team members would abound in Christ's love for one another and for the unsaved.

Team of the Day
South Thai ESL

Country of the Day
Thailand

The end is only the beginning...

This last bit of the trip has been an emotional roller coaster for us! We all love Southeast Asia, and we love the people here. Our schedule is packed with saying goodbyes, and it is truly difficult to leave our new friends. Jackson and I had the opportunity recently to share the great news with our new friend Pak S. When we asked him if he believed this news could be true deep in his heart, he said yes! God is truly working in his heart, and he wants to know more, because he had never previously heard the news of Jesus. He only knew Jesus as simply a prophet. Our supervisor will follow up with him, since he works nearby.

If I have learned anything this summer, it is that so many people have not heard the gospel of God's grace. They have never heard of our Lord Jesus as we know him. The chains are many, wrapped around the hearts of the people while keeping them isolated from the news of Jesus. But we have hope that the name of Jesus has the power to break those very chains.

As we prepare to depart Southeast Asia, we hope to bring back the news of these millions of lost souls. There is a major need for laborers of the harvest, because the harvest is beyond count, and their time to wither comes closer by each day.

Pray that God would raise laborers to reach these people
Pray that people we've shared with will see Jesus revealed to them
Pray that our national partners will continue to share Jesus boldly everyday
Pray that the whole world will hear of Jesus Christ, and His boundless love for us.

-Michael

The flickering candle

In the United States, it’s sometimes easy to distance ourselves from the terrorism and violence taking place around the world. Here is a story of how it got personal for us here in Nashville. 

As many of you know, earlier this month, over 250 Iraqi citizens were killed during a bombing in Baghdad. One of the refugee students we have gotten to know is from Iraq and had family members killed in the attack. This high school student organized a candlelight vigil at a prominent park in Midtown Nashville to honor those who were killed or missing as a result of the bombings. She invited us to attend.
Since six or seven of her peers from the refugee high school program wanted to attend, we brought them along as well. Gathered on a street corner, lit candles in hand, we circled up to pray. Muslims, Christians, Iraqi, Congolese, Burundian, Burmese, and American- united in our humanity and our desire for peace, hope, and comfort. Our hearts were both broken and joyful over this experience as we saw people from different cultures and religious backgrounds united together in support of those affected by such tragedy, yet knowing that some of them are seeking hope, comfort, and peace from a god who is not able to offer these things. 

Oh that they may know the One True God who offers peace that passes understanding, is near to the brokenhearted, and brings hope to the most difficult of circumstances! Please join us in praying that the Lord would use this tragedy to draw our Muslim friends to Himself.
-Courtney

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Understand & Respond

For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.  Proverbs 2:6

Pray for the Holy Spirit to open the hearts of the unsaved to the message of the Gospel. Pray for clear delivery of the Gospel through team members. Pray for the unsaved to understand the Gospel message and respond in belief.

Team of the Day
Magical Muslim Frontliners

Country of the Day
Southeast Asia

Smiling faces, tired feet, and dirty hands

This week Courtney and I had the privilege of going with some of our Karen refugee girls to Camp Wings. At camp we had Bible study where the girls asked tons of spiritual questions and even had two girls who had recently given their lives to the Lord wanted to be baptized. 

Two of the girls who attended are Buddhist, and this allowed us to share about who God really is and what He is like. At camp, the girls experienced many new things for the first time. They got to go fishing, swimming, horseback riding, blackberry picking, build bonfires, and build birdhouses. Many of those who went are girls Courtney and I have been ministering to all summer and it has been amazing to see how God is working in their lives and growing them. Courtney and I really saw the importance of building strong relationships with these girls. To have someone listen to them and even tell them for the first time ‘I’m proud of you’ or ‘you’re doing a great job’.


Please pray for the two young Buddhist girls that they would see and know who the one true God is and that their families would know Him too. Also, for all the girls in general as they are experiencing a lot of spiritual warfare and are learning to trust God and giving Him their fears.


-Grace





Wake Up Call

Our country of ministry is one of the world's most populous countries. We are on the biggest unreached island in the world and our city alone has 3 million inhabitants. I've known that fulfilling the Great Commission is not an easy task, but the greatness of it has only become a reality during my time here. Wherever I go, I see great multitudes of people who literally have no contact with the gospel. The number of missionaries is minimal, and the local church often seems like a sleeping giant. I can't even imagine the conditions in fully closed countries. I believe in missionary work with all my heart but I also believe that at the end of the day local believers will be the ones able to reach these nations - those who do not only share the same language but the same culture and past and struggles as well.


These past six weeks here brought many challenges and joys for our team. Even though some circumstances made it difficult for us to spend a lot of time with people from the majority religion, God still worked in mysterious ways. One of the greatest gifts from Him was that we got to meet several local Christians who are all ready to be a light in the darkness but are in need of encouragement and training. These lights give me great hope for the future - it is a privilege to see God work in such humanly impossible circumstances. 

Please pray for these young men and women, the other like-minded locals, and that God would send more workers in the harvest (both cross-cultural and local ones). 3 million people in our city, 250 million in this country, and 3 billion among the unreached. Who will God send, who will go for Him?

Enjoying God,
Dóri

The Power of Prayer

We are constantly in awe at the amount of prayer we have received over the last 5 weeks. It has amazed us with how quickly we have seen our prayers answered.

The first week we were here, our Filipino partners shared with us that they had been praying for American Missionaries to come to Tanauan for OVER two years. In my own personal life, I began praying two years ago for God to show me what to do with missions. I had just come back from my first International Mission trip and I began to pray that prayer. When they told us, my jaw dropped. How awesome is our God?

We have prayed so hard for a POP (Person of Peace), and the Lord has blessed us with 7. Our Filipino partners have talked about how amazed they are at the amount of people we have baptized. Barriers between us and the students have fallen down, which is such a huge blessing to us. Pray that that still continues to happen. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Pictures from Island Hoops & Healing

Take a peek into our world.... a few pictures from the past few weeks....
First house church gathering
Mid-summer break with the Mountain Harvester team
Kuya Jerome's baptism
2nd house church gathering
Always room for 1 more.... riding on top of the jeepney

Obedience

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.  Proverbs 21:3

Pray for team members to follow Christ in obedience, always seeking to please Him in thought, word, and deed.

Team of the Day
Tropical Campus Disciplemakers

Country of the Day
Philippines

Glory to God

Hey guys! Sorry it has been so long since our last post. These past few weeks have been great, but also very busy. We have had two more  people come to know Christ since the last time we've posted. God has been working here and we are blessed to be able to be apart of what he is doing.

This is our last week and we are sad to go, but we are excited to see what God has in store for us when we go home.

Please continue to pray for us throughout this week that God would continue to open the hearts of those around us and that our friends we have made would come to know and love him. We love each and every person here and we are excited to see what God does in the lives of His knew followers.

God gets all the glory and thank you guys for keeping up with us this summer.

-Ashlyn

Jars of Clay

2 Corinthians 4:7 "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."

After class, we have offered to have Bible study with each of our four classes. Out of about 100 students, 4 have shown much interest and stayed every day. Most days as soon as they see us they come rushing up to us asking if we will have Bible study--that is so exciting! After meeting several times and getting to know them very well, Emily and Janeth shared the difference in being spiritually alive and dead. And that day 3 of the 4 accepted Christ! Wow, praise God!!!!

The fourth student said she wasn't ready because she had too much sin. They explained that no one has too much sin. Please pray that she will understand that in her heart. Also pray we are able to disciple them as much as possible in the next week.

Lastly pray for the strength of our team. This week has been a very different kind of challenging but we know the Lord has a great plan.  

-Tropical Island Disciplemakers

Mexican Dinner

Last week our sweet Afghan friend gave us the privilege in letting us make her mexican food. She is Muslim, and refuses to eat anything that isn't Halal, so I made sure I got an app and made sure everything I bought was Halal. I taught her how to make homemade corn tortillas, and by the end of the night she was a total expert. We had such a beautiful time of fellowship with her, and at the end I was able to pray a blessing over her house! Praise God for the things he is doing here in California!



My sweet friend has my heart, and I pray Jesus will make himself known in her dreams.
Please pray with us for the salvation of her family!

...But the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Isaiah 60:2

Sunday, July 17, 2016

City Talk English

We've been able to go into businesses and classrooms to teach English and share the Gospel. We have a center specifically for the City English Talk project and we've had many classes there as well. One of the pictures attached is of the team with some of our students at a game night. Another is one of my team at the train station headed to Chiang Mai. And the others are selfies with students and in the classroom. 

Some highlights are that many of us have been able to share our testimonies with our students, but a very special moment was for our teammate, Jaclyn. She was able to share her testimony with a friend she's made at a local laundry-mat. As her team leader, I'm very proud of her and the spiritual growth I've seen in her this summer.

We've been able to have conversations with our students who have either heard of God but did not know anything about Him, or they had just never heard of who Jesus is. This has been an amazing summer of sharing with people who are need of our Savior and it has been a blessing for us.


-Cassandra, City Talk English Team

Awesome Awkward Family Photos

Thank the Father when Jacob and I received an invite to Hari Raya randomly from “Louis,” a busker we met in a Ramadan bazaar near our home. From our initial meeting and invitation, Jacob and I had grown closer to him, sharing with him what we could from the Father, so Hari Raya would make for a dedicated time in which we could pour into Louis and his family. Though the festivities with Louis only lasted one day (unforeseen family emergency for Louis), both Jacob and I gained different perspectives from the event, where God revealed Himself to us and Louis in different ways.   


Jacob's Perspective:
My day started in a normal manner of waking up and mentally preparing myself for the day. I was prepared for an excursion of about 3 days into the outskirts of our area of SE Asia, to stay at our friend Louis' home and to travel to see his family. We began our day in a rather rough manner. We had planned on meeting him around 10 that morning but things fell through on that rather immediately as we had trouble with the local train system.  We were already running half an hour behind getting to the train station. To make matters worse, the next train didn't come for another hour. So, to say the least, we finally arrived at around 12 noon. We were greeted about 15 minutes later by a 'flying by the seat of his pants' smiling Louis. Louis had come by car with his wife and 26 day old son. He was deeply apologetic for making us wait despite the fact that we were 2 hours late ourselves. He was dressed to the 9 in his traditional Hari Raya duds, while we were still in our jeans and t-shirts, because we didn't want our outfits messed up on the train.

Next, we had a nice 20-30 minute car ride and discussion out to Louis' mother-in-law's home.  At this point some interesting things occurred, or at least interesting things to me. Louis is a very free spirited character, but he is very traditional and devout in his beliefs.  A traditional practice for the first day of Hari Raya is to visit your parents and eat with them, but most importantly, when you are leaving, you are to go through a ritualistic reconciliation by asking forgiveness from your parents. This really spoke to me in the sense that it showed me that the people here are seeking inter-connectedness. Despite their actions that year, they also know that forgiveness can be asked for and given by their parents. I can definitely understand that from where I personally come from in my beliefs. The only difference is that my reconciliation is with my Father, and it isn't just one day a year. These events showed me what the people here are seeking:
They want forgiveness and they want to renew their relationship with the Father. Keep these things in your heart and know that these people seek but don't know the way.  
Lift them up so that they might see.

Tyler's Perspective:

For me, the main standout of Hari Raya was family. The whole celebration is centered around relatives and visits to their homes; from meeting Louis at the train station, we traveled quickly but purposefully from house to house, relative to relative, visiting upwards of 20 to 30 people per location, and four houses, in a span of 8 hours. At each location, Louis and his fellow relatives interacted joyfully, as if congratulating each other after a long trial, with two Americans in tow who could only semi-communicate with a slim number of people. My initial reaction to the interactions was actually negative, whereas Islam drives this joyous occasion, making this belief that much more of an obstacle to seeing our friend and his family know Christ. But the more I've thought about the family aspect of Hari Raya, the more I've come to see it as almost God-like: these types of relationships and joys are what God intends for us to have with all peoples, blood kin or not, and especially with the family of God. And if a group of relatives can know and love each other this much without God, imagine how happy and joyful these meetings would be with God as the center! 

-Tyler and Jacob

Finishing Well

What a great few weeks we have had here in Tanauan! We could not be more grateful for the amount of people praying for us and our ministry in the Philippines.

At orientation, all three of us prayed that the Lord would break our hearts for these people and He has definitely answered that prayer. This week, all of our hearts have been broken for the people in this area after we leave. It is going to be hard to leave the relationships that we have gotten so close to, but it is going to be even harder to leave the relationships with people that have not yet accepted the Lord.

We are all asking our friends and family to pray that more people will come to Tanauan to continue the ministry. At the beginning of the summer we thought that two months was a lot of time. We have quickly realized that it is not when you are ministering to an unreached people group. There is still SO much work to be done and we realize that we may not be able to reap what we have sown.

How you can pray for us: 
1. Physical and mental strength the finish the rest of the summer.
2. Clarity on our Christian responsibility here after our two months is up.
3. The training of the new believers and their continual motivation to spread the gospel to their friends and family. 

CCT Faculty

This week we made friends with a faculty member who is a believer. She told us that there are a few other teachers at CCT that are believers as well. Pray that we will be able to find a time to share T4T with them.

The primary opportunity we have had to share with faculty is the weekly faculty fellowship. The school counselor/pastor has given these meetings over to us. Every week we get 30 minutes to share the gospel with the teachers. Pray that through these meetings we can begin to build more relationships and lead more faculty to the Lord. This school has so much potential to affect the whole city of Tanauan and the surrounding areas.

-Tropical Campus Disciplemakers 

Enlightenment of the Unsaved

...to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.  Isaiah 42:7

"I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me."  Acts 26:17-18

Pray for the spiritual eyes of the unsaved to be opened to the message of the Gospel.

Team of the Day
Spice Island Explorer

Country of the Day
Southeast Asia

C & C Take on SEA: Goin Swimmin

Howdy everyone!
We have been gone for a while, but we have been super-duper busy!  Ramadan is over (yay) and Claire and I have really been enjoying Hari Raya.  Since it is Hari Raya we have been able to go to many of our friends' houses to meet their families, eat their food, and wear traditional clothing.
Along with Hari Raya celebrations, we have been helping our supervisors teach school in the villages. We have been watching our supervisor work and we have also been able to lead a few lessons.  Through our teachings we have been able to share our faith and good values with Bible stories. 

Later this week we will take our local friend, who has made the decision to follow Christ, to be baptized!  We are amazed at what God is doing in her life.

Please pray for... 
  • our team,  that remain focused on God's will as this trip comes to a close
  • our supervisors,  their schools, work load, and family
  • pray for our local friend, for her baptism, and for her to find local support to disciple her after we leave
  • protection over all the missionaries in our area
-C & C