Posts Tagged ‘Robert and Alejandra Cupps’

06.07.18

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ROBERT AND ALEJANDRA CUPPS
AREQUIPA
Cupps are planning a “bold new direction” for 2019 that they say will impact church planting in Peru and beyond. They plan to ease out of the student ministry at Omega Baptist and will be turning over complete leadership responsibilities to its Pastor Javier. They will start the journey of fulfilling a long-time vision of seeing Peruvians plant churches in Peru and on mission fields around the world. The program they have in mind will develop new leaders and multiply churches as they provide training, support and resources for local church planters and missionaries. They have been working on youth ministry resources for Dropbox to be shared with youth ministries throughout Central and South America to help churches develop dynamic ministries for teens and college students. They already have an enormous resource file to share and plan to have it completed for Dropbox by early 2019. Pray with Rob and Ale for this bold step they are taking. Ask God to give them wisdom and godly creativity as they launch.
KELLY AND SHERRI FATH
CeeMED
Faths were able to spend time with their Mediterranean team before they came home on furlough in May. In the past, teammates have had to be in this biblical country on student visas, incurring the costs and time commitment of enrollment in an academic program. Now, thank God, the team leader, Dave, and his wife, Anne, were granted a different type of visa which allows them to extend ministry to other locations in the country. They have planted a church, but are facing challenges for which they request prayer. Pray also that other teammates will be granted other types of visas (than student). Pray for the graduates of the University of Divine Grace, a seminary in Eastern Europe. Many of them will go home to restrictive Muslim majority countries to plant churches. Praise God for a major financial gift to the K0s0v0 Leadership Academy which will allow Phase 2 of its expansion to proceed this summer.
KENT AND KELLY CRAIG
ASIA PACIFIC, EAST ASIA
Kent Craig asks us to pray for the Christians, churches and ABWE ministry teams in East Asia where “progress toward religious freedom has been set back by 25 years” by tightening government restrictions. Restrictions have been particularly intense this year where persecution of ethnic minorities has made outreach by ministry teams difficult, even to risking reprisals by local authorities. Kent says, “In addition to fining church leaders, landlords who rent facilities to assemblies and those who travel overseas for religious meetings and training, all online sales of the Bible have been banned. Assemblies are being required to install 24-hour video surveillance. And there are reports of religious leaders disappearing.” Vigilance and boldness are the watchwords of believers. Pray for the Christians and ministry teams of East Asia. Ask God to help stand firm in the face of increasing persecution. Pray for Abraham, a Muslim Background Believer who says he does not need to fear anymore because he knows the One who will protect him.

 

03.17.18

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ROBERT AND ALEJANDRA CUPPS
AREQUIPA
Earlier this month, Cupps took their Against the Current youth groups to the base of the volcano overlooking the city of Arequipa. There, they challenged the young people, in a special Bible study, to share the gospel all over their city of a million of people, beginning with friends and family. Easter Sunday saw an overflow crowd at Omega Baptist church and the congregation had to use the adjacent AC Coffee house to accommodate all the worshippers. A new AC chapter opened in the northern city of Chiclayo as Jose Luis and his wife began services in their new church plant. Pray for the growth of AC youth groups in Arequipa and beyond as Cupps see them as the church of the future in Peru.
TWIN LAKES CAMP
HILLSBORO, IN
Summer camp registrations for this year’s season are running strong, Jon Beight, Director, writes. He says, “We ended the month of April with 30% more campers registered for summer camp than the same time last year. We are excited to see what God will do in the lives of campers and staff this summer.” Pray for an effective ministry, and safety and strength for staff and counselors. After attending the Small Town Pastor’s Conference, with over 500 pastors in attendance, Jon is anxious to spread the word about all Twin Lakes has to offer the small church families of Indiana and Illinois in education, fellowship and discipleship. Pray families will be eager to use the camp for spiritual growth and maturing.
SHEPHERDS
WISCONSIN
Shepherds, according to President, Bill Amstutz, “…is transforming, adapting, focusing and changing in order to advance the ministry mission–to see people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) reached for Christ.” Some of the Shepherds clients live in the community and work either at Shepherds or in jobs local businesses provide. Shepherds College trains and equips young adults with IDD
so they may serve their communities by using the gifts God has given them.. The college’s three-year training program offers majors in Horticultural, including Aquaponics, and Catering. The goal of Shepherds programs is to focus on clients’ abilities, not disabilities, and to point them to Jesus.

12.17.17

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JARED AND ALYSSA
ASIA MINOR
Jared and Alyssa and their family are spending six months in Indiana on a medical furlough. They ask us to continue praying with them for progress in meeting the health needs of their family member. As they think of the ministry they left, they ask us to pray about their need for visa renewals for themselves and their ABWE colleagues. Government regulations are tightening up in their area of ministry. Pray also for a Korean missionary couple who are caring for Jared and Alyssa’s fledgling Bible study group, but who are in danger of being deported. Jared is translating Child Evangelism Fellowship materials into the local language and has a deadline looming at the end of December. Pray with him for diligence and focus as he works on this project. (Jared’s and Alyssa’s surname and exact place of ministry are being withheld due to a difficult political situation on their field. Please be careful about using their names or describing their ministry online.).
TWIN LAKES CAMP
HILLSBORO, IN
According to Jon Beight, Director of Twin Lakes, the staff are rejoicing in all God has accomplished at Twin Lakes in the last year. So many improvements have been possible including beginning construction on a new staff house. They are especially thankful for the 1,209 summer campers and 3,684 retreat group guests they’ve served physically and spiritually throughout the year’s ministry. Jon says, “As we all know, it’s not about numbers coming or projects completed, we operate because we are excited about changed lives. On nearly a weekly basis we are hearing about what God is doing in the lives of the campers who have attended Twin Lakes.” There are lots of projects and activities on the books for 2018 including a new indoor Activity Center. But, pray with Jon and the staff that their focus will be on changed lives and strengthened Christians for God’s glory.
ROBERT AND ALEJANDRA CUPPS
AREQUIPA
Rob and Ale have kept us up-to-date with the variety of activities they led in 2017 in two or three churches in their pursuit of stronger churches, church plants and leader-trainees. Rob has been teaching a Sunday School class at Omega Baptist for young marrieds called, “How to manage your finances biblically.” He and Ale continue their outreach among high school and university students with their well-attended Saturday night “Against the Current” teaching modules, preceded by the Coffee House Fellowship hour. Omega Baptist has pledged US$1,000 in monthly support for Peruvian missionaries within Peru and in other countries. Jose Luis and his family, one of these missionary families, are planting a church in Chiclayo, Peru, and a group will be going on a missions trip in January, 2018, to assist and encourage them. Rob and Ale are also concerned about and involved in the training of leaders and future church planters. Pray that Cupps will continue diligent and determined in their service of Christ’s church in Peru in 2018.

 

10.22.17

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KELLY AND SHERRI FATH
CEEMed
Faths will be spending this weekend with their ABWE teammates in Hungary at their annual team retreat.
These retreats are for spiritual fellowship and encouragement as well as ministry business and planning.
They’ll be with the Romania team in November for the same purpose and they met with their missionaries in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Kosovo in August. Kelly is gearing up for the sixth CEEMed Missions Roundtable in early November. This is a biennial event which promotes and advances national (local) missions movements. Two years ago, 60 missionaries and local pastors and Christian leaders attended. Pray with Kelly and Sherri as they direct, counsel and encourage missionaries on their Central and East European and Mediterranean fields.
ROBERT AND ALEJANDRA CUPPS
AREQUIPA
Robert writes, “Now that a strong core group has been developed in the youth ministry at Omega Baptist, our next goal is to begin encouraging the youth to practice faith in action by reaching out…to share the gospel with family, friends and neighbors…The youth ministry at New Life Baptist has set an example of faith in action by regularly visiting hospitals and children’s homes to share the gospel with those who are hurting. They also are involved in regular missions trips throughout the country.” Pray with Cupps that the high school and university young people they evangelize, disciple and train will grow into responsible church members, leaders and church planters for Peru.
STEVE AND MEA BROWN
ARIZONA
Steve and Mea have launched a new “gospel offensive” on the east side of the TO reservation in the San Xavier area. They have started door-to-door visitation, sharing the gospel and inviting people to Bible study. The people of the San Xavier reservation are a mix of TO and Yaqui natives and Mexicans. The population is three to four times the size of the population in the Sells area and the people are more aware of the outside world, more open to contact with whites, and better off financially because they live closer to cities along I-19 where they work. Browns are encouraged by the spiritual growth of their friends Myla and Anthony with whom they study the Bible weekly. Myla and Anthony are looking for a church home in either Casa Grande or Tucson. Mea says they are feeling the need of more teaching and the spiritual fellowship of mature believers. Pray with Browns about their new ministry direction. Ask God to lead them to hearts prepared to hear and accept the gospel. Pray also about Steve and Mea’s thinking of studying Spanish. It would give them greater acceptance among the many Mexican people they meet.

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