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Rob and Ale write, “This year we added something…exciting to the youth program called “The Battle”:  Team Challenge and theme nights.  Our Bible studies will always be the primary focus of the youth services, but the Team Challenge has quickly become a popular highlight of the night as well.  We had 75 students out last week as attendance continues to grow and the students continue to come faithfully and become more involved.”  A new Bible study series beginning soon is “Jesus Came to Save”. ” It’s going to be a very important series for our youth as they grow in their faith and gain a deeper understanding of the doctrine of salvation so as to be able to lead others to Christ,” Rob says.  Pray for the young people growing in their faith walk as they study the Bible, and pray for the new Against the Current chapter beginning in a church plant in Chiclayo, Peru’s fourth largest city.
“Many unsettled hearts in (this region) are ready to be introduced to the Prince of Peace.” writes Jared. ” A retired man in our area of ministry is reading the Scriptures and embracing the Truth.  Two middle-aged women have heard the gospel and are also reading the Scriptures.  These women are also speaking openly with their children about their search for the truth.  Doors are opening in the expatriate community where we are located.”  As Easter approaches, Rakers and their fellow worshippers are praying it will be an opportunity to gather some of the known believers and searching individuals who have not been meeting for corporate worship.  Pray God will give them wisdom to work around an important referendum held the same day in their country.  Rakers are also co-ministering with a group in a town to the north of their home city where they are seeing God impact hearts.  Ask God to plant bodies of believers in both cities whose members will impact their families and communities.
Kelly’s been able to focus attention on some of his Eastern European fields recently.  He’s met with the team in Bulgaria who are “growing” a church plant, Christian bookstore, women’s and children’s outreaches and a Bible study in a nearby town.  In Kosovo, the Kosovo Leadership Academy is getting much needed long-term teaching staff, and in the Czech Republic, missionaries are building a ministry through kids’ clubs and English language clubs.  He was also able to meet with a Prague teammate who works with an anti-trafficking ministry.  The Romania team will shortly be meeting in retreat with Kelly leading.  And, he and Sherri will shortly meet in Berlin with Regional Directors from Western Europe and the Middle East/North Africa to share ministry needs and successes.  Pray for the teammates Faths work with in each of their Eastern European/Mediterranean fields, asking God to keep them faithful to and eager for their ministries.


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The C2C team, headed by Doug Whicker, held a planning meeting last week to consider ongoing cooperation and programs. This strategic partnership began in 2011 with the Mt. Stewart Baptist Church and community in Jamaica being the focus of many WBC programs and mission trips. Ben Crawford, Kyle Fox and Evan Johnson spent time working with Pastor Dwayne and the believers at Mt. Stewart. VBS and  discipleship courses have been held, community home improvement projects completed, and a micro-loan program instituted. Plans are now underway to plan more focused discipleship training with Mt. Stewart while looking further afield at similar partnerships in other countries.  Pray for a close and productive partnership between our two congregations resulting in spiritual growth in both. Pray also about the violence in the Mt. Stewart community and Pastor Dwayne and Arlene as they cope with the aftermath.
Kelly and Sherri are in Bulgaria this week where a new ABWE team is church planting, encouraging the missionaries and preaching for the nucleus of their church plant.  From there, Kelly will visit Kosovo to meet with teammates, lead their quarterly leadership meeting, and survey the Kosovo Leadership Academy Phase 2 construction project.  Kelly asks us to pray for more teachers for the academy and an additional $1M for this ministry of offering Christian education for local children and young people.  He is also helping the Regional Directors of Western Europe and the Middle East/North Africa teams organize a joint leadership conference for mid-April.  Faths are looking forward to the birth of their son in mid to late May.  Ask God to keep Sherri healthy.
Richs are continuing to pursue their goal of making the joy of the Lord their strength in 2017, for themselves and their congregation, Faith Baptist.  They celebrated Valentine’s Day by emphasizing God’s great love and at Easter they plan to share God’s great victory.  In early May, they’ll host an early morning breakfast for congregation and unsaved friends and family to view Saku City’s Hot Air Balloon Festival from their back yard.  Though it’s a social time, Richs use the opportunity to share the good news.  Pray for the friends, neighbors and hospital staff Richs are “pursuing” with the message of God’s love.  Pray for their weekly evangelistic outreaches distributing Gospels of John and invitations to church services and special events.





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