|JARED AND ALYSSA
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
|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
|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.|