Saturday, June 22, 2019

Meet the Team: Tropical Harvesters (Journey Church)

Ally attends Cumberland University and is getting her Master’s degree in teaching. She loves tacos, her cat Cotton, and puns. While preparing for this trip, Romans 10:14 reminded her that being obedient to bring the good news to the nations is what we are called to do as the hands and feet of Jesus. I"How then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the hands and feet of those who bring the good news!’”. 

Robin lives and works out of Nashville, Tennessee. Her favorite food is Sushi, and she loves hugs, a good cup of coffee, and late night talks about Jesus. While preparing to head to the nations, Isaiah 26:3-4 reminds her that through Him, she can find peace because Jesus promises it to those who completely put their trust in Him. “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because He trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is the Rock eternal.”

Christian is a student at the University of Alabama, getting his bachelor’s degree in pre-med and English. He loves chili cheese fries, running, french-fries with ice cream, making lists, and dancing. While thinking about this trip, Joshua 1:5 keeps him in the mindset that no person will ever stand in the way of the gospel.“No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave nor forsake you.”

Josiah is a student at Cumberland University and is getting his bachelors in English Education. He believes that the best food is a real burrito (aka, any burrito from southern California of New Mexico) or authentic ramen noodles. 1 Peter 5:6-7 which says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s almighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” has reminded Josiah to find his comfort in Jesus Christ alone.

This is a unique team as they are all sent out from the same church. They are also ministering in an area that has been adopted by their church. 
Pray for team unity & boldness in sharing the Gospel.
Team with their national partners & media team member
Media Team Member
Tropical Harvester Team (Journey Church), Philippines

Meet the Team: Tropical Harvesters


Alexa is a student at Ohio State University. She loves brownie sundaes, ridiculously sweet coffee, and all things British. Throughout Alexa’s life, Esther 4:14 has given her assurance that God has ordained her footsteps to get her where she is today. “Maybe you have come to the royal position for such a time as this.” Through this verse, she has peace in knowing that she is a part of The Lords divine plan, and that He has great things for her during her time of service this summer.

Bailey attends the University of Tennessee, and is getting her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Bailey loves any Chick-fil-a, but also spaghetti from Olive Garden. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds Bailey that the Lord has planned this trip out ahead of her and that the plans He has for her Summer are greater than she could’ve ever imagined., “‘For I know the plans I have for you.’, declares the Lord; ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.’”

Shane is a student at Mississippi State University and is getting his language bachelor’s degree. He loves biscuits and gravy, rice and noodles, and Chinese Culture. Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds Shane to trust in the Lord and to make His name great, instead of his own.“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Lauren attends Liberty University and is getting her bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Her favorite food is all forms of chicken and she loves the show “Survivor”. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you.’, declares the Lord; ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.’” Through this verse, Lauren has assurance that her next steps today and twenty years from now will be for His glory, which comforts her as she is heading into the nations this summer.

For the Tropical Harvesters team, pray for team unity and boldness in sharing the Gospel.

Media Team Member
Tropical Harvester Team, Philippines

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Gospel & a bucket

We were able to visit a very new village today to see a friend's mother who is very sick. We used the BGR bucket as a way gain access into this new village. We are hoping to build more relationships with the people in this village. This old lady was hearing the Gospel for the first time. We also gave her the bucket and explained the things that were in there.

-Bush Missionary Team

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

And So It Begins!

Spirits are high as the Stand in the Gap team headed into their first week of ministry in a farming village in the mountains! Everyone is eager to see how God will move in this small community.

Pray for open ears & soft hearts as the Good News is shared.

Preschool Days

As they teach the basics of ABCs, colors, & numbers... pray for the planting of a spiritual foundation for the children.

-Preschool, VBS & Prayerwalking Team
Southeast Asia

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Meet Philly!

Meet our team's pet & mascot for the summer... Philly!

Pray for team leader Marissa as she leads the team in ministry this summer. 
Pray for each team member (Marissa, Rachel, Betsy, Zach, Zach & Christian) as they seek to be faithful in ministry opportunities each day.

-Bush Missionary Team

Uganda TLW... A great first day

Our first day of teaching at the Secondary Schools. We are teaching the “True Love Waits” program that has been modified for the African context, using Biblical principles, the Bible & the Gospel as the source. We had great responses from the students and the teachers. It is a three hour long teaching program, each time.  We will be teaching at 2 Secondary Schools at least two times a week with multiple follow up sessions after. 

We are also working on a curriculum on basic hygiene and basic sex education for the primary schools. We are planning on starting that next month. 

Students signing the commitment cards. Great response.
Sharing the meaning of repentance

This was just one class.
Next week we will be meeting with the other classes.

Pray for our Team as they teach, share the Gospel, disciple and love on these students. 
Pray also for the curriculum they are tirelessly working on developing with our KJ partners that we will continue to use in the future in the schools.

-Bush Missionary Team

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Meet the Team: Stand In the Gap

Kassi attends Arkansas State University and is studying strategic 

communications with an emphasis in Media Ministry.  Her favorite food is Margherita Pizza and her Bible verse for the trip has been 2 Chronicles 20:12.  

Maddie attends Zachary High school and hopes to study Bio Chemistry and Marine Biology.  Her favorite food is grilled chicken Caesar salad and her bible verse for the trip has been Isaiah 41:10.  


Amelia graduated Gordon State College with a degree in science and biology.  Her favorite food is Spaghetti and her Bible verse for this trip has been Joshua 1:9.

Emma attends Tennessee Tech with major in international business  and cultures with a double minor in Spanish and religious studies.  Her favorite food is Chic-fil-A and her Bible verse for this trip has been Mathew 6.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Meeting the Elder

A great honor to meet our Elder and a friend to the Baptist Mission - Isaiah. He was excited to meet our visitors and to welcome them to Kaabong.

Give thanks for the relationship the Baptist Mission has with Elder Isaiah. Pray for Elder Isaiah and other like him who have responded favorably to the local workers & their ministries.

-Bush Missionary Team

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Keep Away from Drugs

A Thai evangelist came to stay with us for a week. He and his family travel across the country to do drug prevention seminars at schools. They usually get to share the gospel too! We got to help out and do some games & magic tricks during the presentations. We spoke at 5 schools and we're allowed to share the gospel and show Christian cartoons at 4 of the schools. After listening to the gospel message, a teacher told us she wanted to follow Jesus. We spoke at schools with as many as 600 students... hundreds heard the gospel. 
Pray for the seeds that were planted during these opportunities. Pray for the believers that will follow up with the students & teachers that have shown interest in the Gospel.

Thai Village Outreach

P.S.  It also funny watching students get to shake a hand for the first time. It's more awkward then you think.

Courage & Perseverance to learn

We reopened our Karamajong Literacy program. Please pray for the 13 students as we meet Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons. Pray for the Nehemiah Team as they lead alongside our national partners Abraham, Lochoto and Nakong. Pray for the students to have confident courage and perseverance as they learn. May we all grow closer in our walks with Jesus as we journey together.

-Bush Missionary Team

True Love Waits in Uganda

Guys working on a biblically-based sex education curriculum with our national guys and believers. They will be teaching this is at the local schools beginning next week. This also has naturally led to the discipleship of our guys.
The ladies working on their curriculum for the girls. They had a panel of nationals to help, assist and answer questions and write the curriculum. Our national partners will also assist with the teaching. This has been an eye opening and a amazing cultural experience for the team.

For the students in the classes, pray they will understand the significance of what they are learning and how it affects their daily lives.
As biblical values are shared, pray that the students will begin to understand the role God wants to have in their daily lives.

-Bush Missionary Team