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06.19.07

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STEVE AND MEA BROWN
TOHONO O’ODHAM, ARIZONA
Summer is in full swing, Steve writes, and the extreme heat here means adjusting summer schedules to match the cultural practices. Anything done outside usually happens before 10:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. Steve continues to teach through the Gospel of John with Myla and Anthony on Friday evenings in Browns’ home. In return, he and Mea are learning to make traditional Native American bread. Sunday, they were invited to a traditional native Father’s Day celebration in the village of San Quaguine. Pray that the presentation of the gospel at this event will bear fruit in prepared hearts accepting Christ. Church on the reservation is still going strong in spite of the heat. About forty children attend regularly with a sprinkling of adults. Once the meeting room fills up, the heat is intense and Mea has had bouts of heat exhaustion, though she recovers quickly. Pray for Greg and Vanessa Narcho. Greg is depressed because his arraignment and sentencing on a gun charge has been delayed again. Chad Taylor, a good friend, is in hospital with severe heat exhaustion. Ask God to help Browns adjust to the extreme heat so their ministry is not hindered.
BETHESDA OUTREACH MINISTRIES
SOUTH AFRICA
Bethesda Outreach Ministries is celebrating what God is doing at the orphan village in a series of open houses at supporting churches in the U.S. This Friday, June 23, the Bethesda team will be at West Bridge, Danville, at 6:30 p.m. Featured at the Open House will be Johanna Ngwenya, one of the first children to grow up in a Bethesda home and now a teacher at Jabulani Academy, the Christian school at the village. Director Don Whipple and staff members will be sharing God’s faithfulness and provision in the orphan ministry in the years it’s been open. Come for fun and information, ready to ask questions and find out how to pray most effectively.
TWIN LAKES CAMP
HILLSBORO, MI
May at Twin Lakes was busy, writes Director Jon Beight. In addition to preparations for the summer camping season, the staff was serving schools and churches at retreats and outdoor activities almost every day in the month. The Board met to work through some strategic planning, “helping to set vision for the direction of the camp between now and 2025”. Another highlight from the month was an approach from an area high school to host Baccalaureate services for graduating classes. Jon stressed the fact that he would preach the gospel and challenge students and parents from God’s Word at these services and the school counselor responded, “That’s exactly what I was expecting.” Pray Jon’s gospel presentation will take root in hearers’ hearts. Counselors arrived at the end of May ready to take up their ministries and blessing the staff with testimonies of how God is working in their lives and how they trust God to use them this summer.

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.

04.11.07

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BETHESDA OUTREACH MINISTRIES
SOUTH AFRICA
Teams visiting Bethesda play a vital role in helping staff and kids at many levels. They get to know the Bethesda campus residents, eating with them, playing with them and teaching them. BOM also shows them other child care ministries in the area to help them understand the scope of the problem in Southern Africa and what ministry approaches they can apply to the problems of orphans there and in other parts of the world. The goal in inviting teams to Bethesda is to inspire and motivate them to action in their local communities based on the learning they’ve done in South Africa. A Purdue team of Fellowship of Christian Athletes men recently applied their brawn to a special project–digging a very long, deep trench to replace old and leaky waterlines. It was a job well done and the new waterline works perfectly. The team also challenged the kids to know and love God better. Thank God for the teams who lovingly give their time and expertise to help BOM. Ask God to plant seeds in the hearts of team members to serve Him with their talents.
TWIN LAKES CAMP
HILLSBORO, IN
Jon Beight writes that “…nothing makes a greater difference in a child or teen’s life than summer camp.”
He says that “spiritual goals are reached as we intentionally teach God’s Word” through activities and through chapels and group devotions. Social skills and a healthy sense of independence are learned through the caring guidance of counselors and camp staff and confidence in self and God come through adventure activities. The staff have been busy in the past month recruiting campers and counselors. As of April 1st, camp registrations are up 40% from last year with more boys registered this year than girls. Retreats and outdoor education activities are filling up April weekends and Jan Tate, the new maintenance director, with the help of volunteers, is getting roofs on two new camp residences, putting railings and benches on the lower bridge and generally sprucing up the facilities. Ask God to prepare hearts in counselors and campers for what He has for them to learn this camping season.
SAM AND JAMIE HORNBROOK
MEXICO CITY
Sam and Jamie, who planted Nueva Vida (New Life) Baptist Church, recently guided the congregation through the process of buying and renovating its own facility. They are preparing the Easter weekend for outreach in the densely populated community that surrounds their church. Choir music and special messages will bring the gospel message to visitors who come to share in rejoicing in the resurrection of the Savior. Pray that the programs offered this weekend will powerfully impact those who hear the message of Easter.

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