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04.19.17

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PHIL AND MARTHA BLOOMER
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
Bloomers write that ministry is in full swing and Philip is a few weeks into the leadership training for men at
Refuge Baptist Church. He says the men are studying the lives of Bible leaders and it has been encouraging for Philip as well as his students. Pray that the men will be more consistent in attending class. Philip is also part of the preaching rotation at RFB and is happy to report attendance of almost 40 at services. Martha is teaching in the children’s Sunday School. Bloomers have been talking with pastors about next steps in mobilizing Brazilian Christians for missionary service. Phil’s asking for opportunities to share opportunities for both long-term and short-term service. Pray with them as they schedule dates in churches and prepare to stir up response in congregations.
ROBERT AND ALEJANDRA CUPPS
AREQUIPA
Attendance has been strong at Omega Baptist Church, Robert says, with 150 at services recently. The Saturday evening student ministry ranges between 50 and 75 even during the Easter vacation. Robert is completing the 300 youth Bible studies planned for Against the Current and working on new Team Challenges, evangelism projects and youth discipleship as the AC program expands to other churches in the city. Pray for growth in the spiritual lives of students studying the Bible with Cupps and for continuing growth in numbers. Pray with Cupps for the many Peruvians affected by devasting floods.
C2C
MT. STEWART, JAMAICA
Pastor Dwayne Llewellyn shared with C2C Director Doug Whicker requests that prayer participants at WBC can use in their weekly intercession. Pray for the youth football camp, April 18-22, that God will prepare the hearts of the students to receive his Word and respond to it; for victory over the enemy’s schemes; for a great revival; and for God to be glorified. Pray for the staff and Pastor Ronald Webster as they prepare themselves to minister at the camp. Pray for Pastor Dwayne as he continues to work on the title of the church property. He has contacted a lawyer for help and is asking God for wisdom and perseverance through the whole process. Pray for those of the Mt Stewart congregation who are suffering illness and loss of family. A large number from the congregation came to the altar on Easter Sunday in response to the message. Pray for the needs represented among them.

04.02.17

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ROBERT AND ALEJANDRA CUPPS
AREQUIPA
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.
JARED AND ALYSSA RAKER
AREQUIPA
“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 AND SHERRI FATH
CEEMed
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.

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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