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Dr. Nell has finished a book called, “I Don’t Know What to Say”. In it, she reminds readers of how they must prepare personally and practically to counsel individuals coping with terminal illness and end-of-life issues. She also offers user-friendly hints and helps to assist in communicating with those who “have come to the end of themselves in the midst of turbulent waters”. Her ministry is to those (and their families) who are facing the end of life without Christ. She has trained counselors in this field for many years, producing all her own materials, and keeping up a ministry of personal evangelism with the terminally ill as they are referred to her. She says, “…much wisdom and discernment is needed to progressively establish contact, develop rapport, explains the gospel, do crisis discipleship, and involve them in a Bible-preaching church…Pray 2 Timothy 2:24 for me, that, as a servant of the Lord, I would be gentle, apt to teach and patient.”
This week, Doug is meeting with 36 South Sudanese pastors from refugee camps in the Congo, Uganda and South Sudan in Koboko, a town in northern Uganda, to help them complete their last two Tri-M courses for the South Sudan Evangelical School of Theology. The pastors knew they would face an expensive and uncomfortable journey to reach this destination, but for the last year, they have worked with SSEST’s leadership to coordinate this last teaching session, to struggle with the details of traveling as refugees through these countries and to find the money to meet their expenses. They live with difficult and dangerous conditions and the overwhelming struggle to minister to fellow refugees, but they are determined. Pray that God will protect them on their journeys, protect their families while they are gone, protect their ministries as others ‘fill the gap’ during their absence. Many pastors have planted new churches in the refugee camps and rural hiding areas in South Sudan, ministering to those feeling utterly hopeless. Others are serving both government troops and rebel units as unofficial chaplains to reach soldiers for Christ. Pray for a great harvest of souls for the church of Christ in Central and East Africa.
Doug Whicker, Director of C2C, is coordinating a ministry trip to Mt. Stewart Baptist Church July 1-8. He says, “…there are lots of opportunities for ministry from giving devotions, construction projects, teaching and discipleship. More will be explained about this trip at an informational meeting Thursday, May 25, 7:00 p.m. at church. Pastor Dwaine has asked for prayer for his congregation and community, including: A pastors and wives retreat, May 25-27 which Dwaine and Arlene hope to attend; graduates from Fairview Bible College taking their training into ministry in the island; the ministries at Cornwall Mountain and Knockalva; protection and wisdom in countering the evil and demonic activity in the Mt. Stewart community; the process of adding to the pastor’s house and the church kitchen; and another vehicle for Pastor Dwaine.
Congratulations to Kelly and Sherri who welcomed Luke William into their family, Thursday, May 11. At 9 lbs/12 oz, Luke is doing well, as is his mother, Sherri. Praise God for his safe arrival. Faths live in Bratislava, Slovakia.


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Rich and Cherry are in Guatemala this week in the city of Antigua on a “sight visit” looking for housing for their Spanish language study stint which will begin in September. They have almost reached full support, being short of only $330 per month. Their language study takes a year and during that time, they will research ministry opportunities especially on college campuses in and around the city of Antigua, Guatemala’s second largest. They have contacted missionaries experienced in working in the country and are using their knowledge and expertise to guide their ministry research. Pray they’ll understand God’s leading as they step out in faith, believing this is the place He wants them. Ask God to supply their remaining support needs.
Doug and American pastor colleague, James Sperry, are launching a new group of Mongolian church leaders this week, teaching alongside Mongolian pastor Bat-Erdene. Doug says, “This will be the second time Mongolian leaders join in the teaching of the Tri-M curriculum. It is exciting to see Mongolians getting excited about teaching the Tri-M courses to their countrymen.” Doug and Pastor Sperry are also training mentors, former students, to disciple new and current students between teaching trips. “God is moving this ministry forward quickly,” he writes, ” which will allow more rapid expansion for training church leaders throughout the country and perhaps into neighboring regions!” Pray for wisdom and peace for Pastor Bat-Erdene as he teaches his first full course on Genesis. Pray that God’s Word will come across clearly even through translation to cross cultural differences. Remember also continuing efforts to connect with pastors in a neighboring country where training is needed.
Gary and Marty have been traveling in the past two months, supporting missionaries through commissioning services, helping missionaries in Jamaica with everyday needs and joining Nicaragua’s ABWE team for a working retreat. Gary was able to lead the team in devotional studies, update them on new ABWE policies and train them in contingency planning. Contingency planning is now required of mission agencies by the US government so that missionaries can evacuate foreign countries quickly in times of emergency without the help of the State Department. Gary then returned to IN to train a youth mission team from Brownsburg that will be serving in Jamaica, under his supervision the second week of June. Crawfords ask us to pray with them for pre-field missionaries raising support and adjusting to new fields. Pray also for their need for a new vehicle. Their old one, and only one, has racked up 150,000 miles.




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