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06.04.17

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SAM AND JAMIE HORNBROOK
MEXICO CITY
The men’s and ladies’ Bible studies at Nueva Vida en Cristo, starting with breakfast before ‘digging into the Word’, have resulted in people from the community growing in their faithfulness in church attendance. Praise God! Another new ministry is using tutoring as an outreach. Hornbrooks will offer help four hours a day Monday through Thursday. They also plan on teaching English classes during the school year starting in August. “The Biblical Counseling Movement in Mexico is exploding,” Hornbrooks write. Sam teaches and trains pastors in both Mexico and throughout Latin America. Nueva Vida is expanding its own counseling ministry as well, knowing the big need for biblical counseling in their church and in the surrounding community. Pray God will use this ministry to change people’s lives and ‘grow’ the church.
KELLY AND SHERRI FATH
CEEMed
Praise was the theme of Fath’s most recent update. At the Romanian Team Retreat, Kelly was able to visit the property on which the Romanian Ministry Center is being built. It will be used to coordinate outreach in the country, especially the work of the Church Ministries Institute. In Ukraine, God is blessing the work of the Pregnancy Care Center and Choose Life in Odessa. And, the ABWE team in Hungary is growing, with the appointment of two missionaries this year. Pray for the graduates of the University of Divine Grace in Moldova where Kelly will be speaking at Commencement services this weekend. Ask God to bless these Muslim Background Believers as they go out to minister in communities where they will be met with hostility.
RICH AND KARYN VISSER
FRANCE
Vissers are also sending out graduates from the Bible Institute in La Grange. They are praying for these men and women taking up positions in Baptist churches or as missionaries in France and French-speaking countries around the world. Pray for the young people applying to begin studies at the Institute in the fall, and pray for the older men and women who come for short-term studies to enrich their lives and ministries.
The summer months at the Institute are usually spent in building onto or maintaining the facilities. They always welcome volunteers to help. Pray for their church plant in Luxembourg City and for the progress of the translation of the Old Testament into the Luxembourgish language.

02.15.17

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RICH AND KARYN VISSER
FRANCE
 
Rich says that, in addition to the young people studying full time at the Bible Institute, older, retired couples come for a week at a time to study the Bible to further their knowledge and become more useful in their local churches.  “It’s a great idea,” Rich writes, “…retirees who want to use their senior years for God’s glory..” Plans for the Bible Institute’s renovation are underway and Vissers are praising God for the generous gifts from supporters covering the expenses of this vitally needed project.  Rich is on the committee overseeing the translation of the New Testament into Luxembourgish.  The New Testament is finished and will be published in October, 2017, and the Baptist Mid-Mission publishers have approved a project to  begin translating the Old Testament.  Thank God for progress in all aspects of Vissers’ work.  Ask Him to guide them as they make plans for their retirement next year after graduation, 2018.
KELLY AND SHERRI FATH
CEEMed
 
ABWE posted figures for the Czech Republic, one of Faths’ CEEMed fields:  Fewer than 1% of the population is Christian and 84% deny the existence of God, but people are surprisingly willing to discuss spiritual matters. “The opportunity to bring the gospel to nonbelievers is incredible,” the agency says. On a newer field, Faths are thankful for the growth of the team in Bulgaria.  A second family will be joining the first family to plant churches in this former communist country.  Kelly concluded a course last week studying The Roots of Faith:  New Testament for teammates and national partners, and this week will be leading a quarterly meeting for CEEMed leaders via Skype.  He and Sherri are planning trips to visit teams in Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Kosovo and Romania later this year.  Pray especially for the team in Eastern Ukraine where trouble with Russia is again making life difficult for local people.
ROBERT AND ALEJANDRA CUPPS
AREQUIPA
 
Cupps are thrilled at the growth of the Against the Current youth ministry in Arequipa.  Attendance has been strong even through the university summer vacation when most students hit the beach.  As many as 50 will turn up to Saturday evening Bible studies and many times more for the special events.  Recently, five youth, saved through AC, were baptized at Omega Baptist Church. Cupps’ plan is to disciple and train them and work them into the fabric of local churches.  A third chapter of AC will be started at the Lighthouse Baptist in Arequipa this year and Peruvian missionaries, planting a church in the northern city of Chiclayo, plan to use the program to jump start their ministry.  Thank God for the growth of gospel witness among university and high school students.  Ask Him to make these young people stalwarts of local churches throughout Peru.

 

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