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04.25.18

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DRS. HARRY AND JAN
South Asia
Drs. Harry and Jan have been ‘on the go’ recently and report on one of their most populated fields. “God has provided above and beyond what was needed to complete the new 120-bed…hospital (in a country east of India). As you know the medical ministry in this country has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse for many years. We are particularly grateful for SP’s help in responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis. In January, during a visit to this hospital by Franklin Graham, president of SP, God moved his heart to donate $2 million which will allow for not only the completion of the building but also the purchase of the needed medical equipment! Please pray for the many details of finishing the construction, ordering and installing equipment, and a smooth transfer, all while still caring for our very full present hospital load. Please also ask our Lord to send the many personnel needed to not only staff the hospital but to work in evangelism, discipleship and church planting.
SAM AND JAMIE HORNBROOK
Mexico City
“Nueva Vida en Cristo is experiencing an exciting growth spurt!” write Sam and Jamie Hornbrook. We have seen an increase in attendance, faithfulness and most important, growth in spiritual maturity. This growth was seen recently in our special baptism service. Eight of the 13 baptisms were young people!…We are so grateful for God’s sufficient Word that gives us guidance and help in our lowest times…Adrian, a young man who lives right behind the church, used to be a cutter. Adrian now shares with tears how he was loved on by a Missions Team who came to do Sports Camps in 2017. Don’t ever think that short-term Missions Teams don’t have any long-lasting impact. Many of our church folk are a result of Missions Teams who sacrificed so much to show the love of Christ to folks they won’t see again ’til eternity. Pray for volunteers from WBC to join our VBS Missions Team to Nueva Vida in July, 2018.
RICH AND KARYN VISSER
FRANCE
Rich wrote to update us on Karyn’s condition after a problem with lymph edema she’s been suffering from. She’s doing very well and swelling in her left leg is subsiding. Rich is learning to put bandages on her leg, one of her treatments. Reporting on their other ministries, Vissers are rejoicing in steady growth in their Luxembourg church plant. Regular attenders are faithful and a steady trickle of visitors, mostly Eastern Europeans, are coming. Rich continues discipleship classes with one young man from the church and another from another church. Pray these young men will make decisions to accept believer’s baptism. The translation of the Luxembourgish New Testament has been enthusiastically accepted and the committee has already had to order a new printing. Work has begun on an OT translation. Two new candidates have joined A.M.E.B.I., the French arm of Baptist Mid-Missions. Please pray the Lord will send more French young people into His harvest. Rich, Karyn and Ben will be back in the States on furlough in mid-August this year and we look forward to hosting them at WBC in November. Praise God for all He’s accomplished through Vissers at the Bible school and in so many other ministries.

02.21.18

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SAM AND JAMIE HORNBROOK
Mexico City
Hornbrooks have been in Lafayette, IN, briefly for a Biblical Counseling conference hosted by their home church, Faith Baptist. Faith Baptist has been hosting this conference for more than two decades and for some years the attendance has been at 2,000, about 10% Spanish speakers. Sam was invited to be one of the speakers for the Spanish-language participants who come from all over Latin America and from Latino ministries in the U.S. The conference gives training in biblical counseling to anyone in church ministry in discipleship, marriage, parent/child relationships, and applying biblical principles to daily living. Sam has been helping a coalition of Mexican pastors organize similar Biblical Counseling conferences in Mexico. For the last two years, the Mexican conference has attracted more than 600 participants. Back at Nueva Vida Baptist, Hornbrooks’ church plant, Sam and the pastor have set aside Tuesday afternoons to offer free biblical counseling to church members and anyone from the community. They see it as an evangelistic tool. Jamie and the assistant pastor and his wife are offering tutoring in English and schoolwork to children in the community around the church. Pray that counseling opportunities and tutorials bring people to meet Jesus.
TWIN LAKES CAMP
HILLSBORO, IN
In the first week of January, Twin Lakes staff moved into their new offices near the entrance of the camp. The Welcome Center was expanded and remodeled to accommodate three offices and a reception area. This was accomplished with the help of volunteers ahead of razing the old offices for building the new Activity Center. Building was also started on two new cabins in anticipation of another year of growth in summer camps and fall retreats. Program staff began a round of college visits to recruit counselors for summer camp. Jon Beight, Director, says, “It looks like we are going to have great staff again this year with more applicants than we have space for.” About 600 elementary through high school students have or will be attending four winter retreats. The staff are excited that the camp is being used so fully through the winter. Pray with staff as final selections are made for the 20 counselor positions. Continue praying for the fundraising campaign for the Activity Center. More than $380,000 has been raised so far, but more is needed.
DRS. HARRY AND JAN
SOUTH ASIA
Harry and Jan are on a trip to their fields in South Asia, including a visit to Bangladesh which has “some critical issues going on regarding the Rohingya (refugee) crisis”. They will also be participating in the Far East Leadership Training Seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia, where ABWE Team Leaders from all of Asia will meet for training. Harry says, “Please pray for the Holy Spirit to move as only He can do (at the seminar) to refresh, unify, inspire, and lead us all.” Harry and Jan are also praying for a Regional Director to oversee Bangladesh and to open Pakistan as a field. They have their eye on a promising couple, but it takes time and work to develop missionaries for this position. They are praising God that Jan was able to accompany Harry on this trip, the first in two years. She is subject to lung infection flare-ups, but her present treatment regimen seems to be working well and is portable.

01.07.18

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EAST ASIA THEOLOGICAL TRAINING
Two of our missionaries, Doug Boisvert of Tri-M and Kent Craig of ABWE, are working on getting theological training and materials to pastors in what we call East Asia. Doug has taken on the challenge of this vast region for Tri-M in conjunction with his work in Mongolia, but new regulations in the country mean creative thinking on the part of him and his local co-workers to hold training modules. Kent Craig says the East Asian church is experiencing “explosive growth with more than one million new believers annually”. A free Bible Study Toolbox has been put together to provide pastors and ministry leaders with crucial resources like Bible translations, Hebrew and Greek concordances, sample sermon outlines for every Bible passage and commentaries, all translated into local languages and available online. Kent is helping raise money to design and develop a mobile Bible commentary app for East Asians with access to the internet. Pray that these efforts to teach Christians and train pastors in a country hostile to Christians will be effective and open God’s Word to believers who want to study and grow.

SAM AND JAMIE HORNBROOK
MEXICO CITY
God continues to show His goodness and faithfulness by bringing more and more folks from the neighborhood to Nueva Vida Church, Hornbrooks write. Because of that, the church needs a bigger auditorium and is hoping that construction can begin in the next couple of weeks. The expanded auditorium will have a total of 250 seats. “We are very ready to have a nice roof and four walls,” they say. The church’s Christmas outreach brought in 180 people to enjoy the musical drama called “The Mystery of Christmas”. In April, Nueva Vida will help host the Regional Counseling Conference, a Biblical counseling organization Sam is involved with, teaching at its seminars throughout Latin America. Pray with Hornbrooks for continued growth as the church’s programs reach into the community. Pray also for a trouble-free construction project.
BETHESDA OUTREACH MINISTRIES
SOUTH AFRICA
The staff of Bethesda are praising God for enabling their program with new equipment and facilities in 2017. Two new boreholes (wells) were add to ease the tight water situation on the campus. A new computer lab, re-outfitted music room and expanded pre-school playground were added to the Jabulani Christian Academy facility. They are presently raising money to enlarge the school auditorium to fit in the whole student body of 200 plus. New staff included a Child Care Administrator, trained houseparents, and a board member. BOMI held its first Orphan Care Seminar, reaching and impacting many people and churches interested in orphan care. The staff hosted many short-term teams from universities and churches and interns who worked with them for several months. And, most important, new children were added to the seven families on and off campus. Thank God for blessing all aspects of the work of the orphan village and for the spiritual growth seen in children’s lives.

 

10.15.17

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RICH AND CHERRY SMITH
GUATEMALA
Rich and Cherry have completed more than four weeks of Spanish language study and feel they are making good progress. They say they are adjusting to the cultural and lifestyle differences like walking everywhere while keeping out of the way of vehicular traffic, preparing every meal from scratch and getting used to constant rumbles–and ash–from a nearby volcano. They have met a number of missionaries from a variety of mission agencies who are encouraging them and giving them some idea of the potential for ministry when they’ve conquered the language. However, they are committed to focusing on language study no matter how
tempting ministries opportunities appear. They are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to four people, but this does not take much time and makes a nice break from studying. Smiths are asking us to pray with them even now for guidance about ministry after language school. They will be looking into the how and where of church planting in this needy country.
SAM AND JAMIE HORNBROOK
MEXICO CITY
Sam and Jamie say they are finding many Mexicans upset and fearful about the recent earthquake and ensuing aftershocks. Although their home and church and the community around them were not directly affected, “people’s fear definitely increases opportunities to talk about the gospel”. They were downtown recently and saw some of the damage from the quake. The elementary school where many of their church kids go is still closed as it suffered structural damage. They ask us to “keep Mexico in your prayers”. Thank God for the vibrant youth and children’s ministry their church offers under the ministry of their youth pastor and his wife.

 

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