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As their pastor husbands finished off the last three courses of their last Tri-M module, Cheryl and her colleagues led the wives in 24 hours of Bible study and training. These women had never met each other before (their churches are few and far between in Mongolia), but after the conclusion of their study together they were sisters and supporters of each other in prayer. The men have had three years of training with Doug and Ron Berrus and were graduating. Doug says he’ll miss these pastors sorely, but he “rejoiced at the visible accomplishments of the men and their acquired skill in handling the entire Scriptures. Practical outworking in local congregations was reported by each student…”  A third group of pastors will begin studying in April and a fourth in 2018.  “Let the Word be multiplied!” Thank God that the accurate handling of the Word of God is building up local congregations in Mongolia. Ask God to prepare the hearts of the next group to begin studying.
The missionaries, pastors and people of the church plants WBC supports around the world are preparing their programs and outreaches for the Easter season. These churches include: Credo Baptist Church, pastored by Mark and Jill Billington, Ste-Foy, Quebec, Canada; New Life Baptist Church, pastored by Sam and Jamie Hornbrook, Mexico City, Mexico; Refuge Baptist Church, Phil and Martha Bloomer, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Luxembourg City church, pastored by Rich and Karyn Visser; Faith Baptist Church, pastored by Rich and Catherine Rich, Saku City, Nagano, Japan; One Redeemer and Melrose Park church plants which Al and Tara Mayhak are helping build up near Sydney, Australia; Jared and Alyssa Raker, a beginning church plant in Asia Minor; Steve and Mea Brown taking their first steps in church planting among the Toho O’odham, Tucson, Arizona. Ask God to bring the sharing of the gospel home to needy hearts as these missionaries preach the Word this Easter season.
Michael and Katrina Geurink are using another avenue of outreach to get the Word of God to unreached people groups on the upper Amazon. They are working with local Christians to translate Scriptures into some 200 languages, striving to accomplish this task within the next nine years. Though missionaries are discouraged from contact with these unreached peoples, individuals have come out into the modern world, accepted Christ, learned to read and study the Bible and can now take the gospel back to their own people. Praise God that every people in every tongue will hear of salvation in Christ as missionaries and their supporters work faithfully to preach the Word.


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Crawfords’ year opened with the annual conference of ABWE’s Global Operations (GO) team made up of leadership from the top down to the Regional Director level.  The team met in Orlando, FL, to discuss different aspects of mission, including inspirational times and plenty of fellowship.  Gary says, “We thank God for our counterparts around the world and their commitment to holding the Word of God in high esteem.” God has led a number of couples to apply to work in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico (CCAM) and Gary says they are working diligently to prepare themselves for serving Him.  Praise God for His provision of new manpower, including our own Rich and Cherry Smith (Costa Rica).  Ask God to supply their support needs and move them onto their fields as soon as possible.  Pray for the preparations Crawford’s will be making for the CCAM Regional Conference in Orlando, October, 2017, when all the CCAM missionaries will meet together.
Doug and Cheryl, along with Keith and Dawn Treadway and a third couple are in Mongolia this week sharing courses on the Minor Prophets with three Mongolian Tri-M leaders.  Each of these local pastors will be teaching one of the Prophets, ‘getting their feet wet’, Doug says, as they begin taking on some of the responsibilities of leading modules independently.  Pray for them to “be strengthened in the inner man” and to sense God’s calling for teaching in future modules.  Pray also for the teaching team to “stay on track, stay Scriptural, and stay culturally sensitive” to the Mongolians and their needs.  Cheryl, Dawn and Mrs. Berrus will be conducting a seminar for the pastors’ wives on the weekend.  They are praying they’ll be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading to meet needs as specifically as possible.  There will be a graduation of a second group of Church leaders who’ve been studying now for two-and-a-half years.  Pray they’ll be challenged to train others to correctly interpret God’s Word.




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