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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.

05.15.17

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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 MINISTRIES
UNION GROVE, WI
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.
KELLI AND SHERRI FATH
CEEMed
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.

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.

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