Missions Moment – Ukraine

Eric & Beth Yodis, WorldVenture Christmas In December – First Time Ever In Ukraine I’m sitting in the warm comfort of our apartment watching the groundskeeper shovel snow. A father and his two small children are rolling up a big ball of snow with which to make a snowman. Mothers are pulling their children on […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators Thank you for your kindness this past year. Your prayers and support have been a blessing to me. December turned out to be a busy month, so I thought I’d write these few things below.   At Work While I was sitting at my desk at Payap one day, the […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea

Brenda Allen, WorldVenture December…was a month of unexpected events! My adolescent classes/clubs were cancelled for all but the first week of December due to government testing and school vacation. Enoch, my teaching partner and I were bummed!  We had just finished our first unit with Biblical stories about God being the Creator and all powerful.  The health lessons were […]

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Missions Moment – France (Retired)

Craig and Cynthia Davis, WorldVenture Praise the Lord! For he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. (Psalm 26:6-8)   MERCI, GRACIAS, THANKS In our Christmas 2017 newsletter […]

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Missions Moment – Washington State

Matt and Susi Lundquist, Campus Ambassadors, Missions Door It’s All About the Students Fall quarter is coming to an end. Students will once again return from their Thanksgiving break to realize they have only one week of classes until Finals! We have been tabling in the Student Union Rec. Center (SURC) on Tuesdays. On Halloween […]

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Missions Moment – Ukraine

Eric and Beth Yodis, WorldVenture Fall Kicked in High Gear Training Events – Church Planting Networks Forming – Travel – Mass Thanksgiving – Tech Glitches This Fall has been crazy busy with some high-stakes training events and church planter network meetings, visits with our kids, as well as planning and preparation for future ministry events. […]

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Missions Moment – Pennsylvania & Central America

Paul and Janie Hutton, Missions Door Last month we sent out a letter to our supporting churches and individuals announcing our retirement to take effect December 31st.  Here are so grateful for your support and prayer over the years. The attached letter is going out to our general mailing list and follows the official letter […]

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Missions Moment – Southern California

Rachel Wells, CRU, University of Southern California I’m so grateful for your partnership with me in reaching lost students with the gospel at the University of Southern California and in Los Angeles! Thank you for your continued prayers! As Nov. 28 is Giving Tuesday, I wanted to pass along this email to you from my Cru team […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators Thank you for you kindness and generosity this past year, and your faithful prayers which has help me so much. All 4 Thesis students here at Payap were able to complete their work before the deadline, so that was a relief. One of these students is from the far north […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea

Brenda Allen, WorldVenture Unlike normal I am starting this newsletter with prayer points. For those of you who have the time… you can read the whole letter which expands on December cultural differences and similarities between Guinea and my passport country, the USA.   Pray! We have over 35 second and third year students enrolled […]

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Missions Moment – Ellensburg, Washington

Matt and Susi Lundquist, Campus Ambassadors, Missions Door Each Monday afternoon I take some time to contact friends and alumni. Today I decided to drop you an note and let you know how things are going in our Campus Ambassadors ministry here at Central Washington U. Last year I had four on student leadership, one […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators Thank you for your prayers and financial support this past month. Things in the department has been keeping me busy as usual. The current outlook for students completing their Thesis work is 4 this Fall Semester, 3 for the Spring Semester and 5 for the Summer Semester. So, it’s evened […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John & Eriko Houlette, Three Streams Ministries, Asian Access Thank you for praying for the ministry last month at Mizusawa Bible Baptist Church where I preached and led a seminar on relationships and the Cycle of Grace. It was well received. I took a two-day personal retreat right afterward at C-On Kinshuko which included a canoe trip! The […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea

Brenda Allen, WorldVenture Join me in being thankful for…! Nursing class students: (We are working on calculating drug dosages this month…it is challenging for them). Community living situation: (All but one of the five University yard mates are back now and ready to start classes). Adolescent classes are off and going strong…30 precious kids this […]

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Missions Moment – Washington

Matt and Susi Lundquist, Campus Ambassadors Club Fair this year was outdoors!  The weather was nice and I met many students who gave me their contact info.  Pray for the follow-up! Later that afternoon we set up downtown at the Theatre where our church meets.  As students walked by going to “Bite of the Burg” […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators URGENT!  On Sunday afternoon, Hannah the 17 year old daughter of one of our members here, was basically run over by a car while she was riding her bicycle near her home. The car did not stop, so she laid there for a short time. She finally received help and […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John and Eriko Houlette, Three Streams Ministries HH at a Glance – Eriko and I have driven 2600 ministry-related miles during the past seven weeks in addition to flying out to Boston, MA and Charlotte, NC. Thank you for praying. I have enjoyed using a new suitcase with my Kumamon (bear monster) baggage tag from Kumamoto, Kyushu! – We […]

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Missions Moment – Honduras

Paul and Janie Hutton – Missions Door Could we do it? Could we really build a 2,900 sq ft meeting house at Campamento Converge in ten days? Our team was too small. Only a dozen had signed up for the Honduras short-term missions project; and on top of that we were to be responsible for […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea

Brenda Allen, WorldVenture AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 NOTE CHANGE OF ADDRESS: WorldVenture 20 Inverness Place E. Englewood,CO 80112 WorldVenture.com (720) 283-2000   Rain is falling On dry soil with friends & neighbors Rain is falling On fertile soil with nursing students & yard mates Rain is falling On new soil with adolescent health & morals students   […]

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Missions Moment – Central America, Columbia, Cambodia

Aaron & Nancy Palmatier, Missions Door I have been on the road most of the past few months. The travel has been good and the ministry in Cambodia, Nicaragua, and Mexico is going well. As you read our letter below, I will be on my way to Bogota, Colombia where I will meet with pastors […]

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Missions Moment – Southwest US

Dave and Connie Deal, Athletes in Action, Cru AIA Sport Chaplaincy As an evangelism and discipleship ministry, AIA is focused on the word “every”. It’s an integral part of the Great Commission and one we take seriously! To that end, AIA’s Global Leadership Council recently gathered with several experts (from within and without our organization) to […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John and Eriko Houlette, Three Streams Ministries I spent five days in Kyushu debriefing the Kyushu Christ Disaster Response Center (Kyukisai) staff June 26-30. (bottom two photos). I am mentoring Pastor Eiichi Morofuji, a key Kyukisai leader who is interested in church planting. My father Richard Houlette, had double pneumonia in May. He is still weak, but alert. He turns 94 today. I […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea

Brenda Allen, WorldVenture

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Missions Moment – Ukraine

Eric and Beth Yodis, WorldVenture A little more than half a year ago, Eric came to the painful realization that he could no longer call his parents in Arizona. His dad can no longer hear well enough and his mom, who is blind now, does not have the strength to hold the receiver or even […]

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Missions Moment – Oregon

Matt Lundquist, Campus Ambassadors What’s my Motivation? I shouldn’t be surprised when the behavior of others puzzles or frustrates me.  I’m not even clear about the reasons for my own behavior! I chose this picture from a Mexico trip with 2 things in mind: Why would anyone risk getting burned by jumping over a huge […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators Dear Friends, Thank you for your prayers and financial support this past month. I’ve arrived back in Colorado Springs so this now completes loop #3 (out to California and back to Colorado). My 4 weeks in California went by too quickly. I was able to stay with several families out […]

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Missions Moment – Southern California

Rachel Wells, Cru Students are out for the summer: working at their summer jobs, participating in summer internships, studying for summer school, and some of them are traveling the world to share the gospel! I have the joy of getting to meet many of these students who are being sent on summer mission with Cru […]

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Missions Moment – France

Craig & Cynthia Davis, WorldVenture Ready? Set? Go! – our retirement from WorldVenture ministry in France by the end of 2017 and relocation to the Sacramento area in California. Leaving France on Bastille Day, July 14.   Our Recent Check List List our apartment for sale on French websites: check! Negotiate with a potential buyer […]

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Missions Moment – San Jose, CA

John & Sherry Broesamle, Cru We want you to meet Mindy. She just finished her sophomore year at San Jose State University. During her freshman year, Mindy met up with some Cru students at San Jose State. Before long she decided she wanted to put her faith in Christ. Every year there are so many wonderful […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John and Eriko Houlette, Three Streams Ministries, Asian Access The Houlettes are Asian Access workers having served for 34 years in Japan and Asia. Their ministries include leadership training, church development, clergy care, Disaster Response Chaplaincy, seminary education and research. HH at a Glance – Three training workshops were held at Gospel Town in Ohira Village on June 6th […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators The trip is going well with no real problems; thank you for your prayers. I did need to add Freon to the AC, and new windshield wipers made a difference. Things that will have to wait are the Odometer is not working and the front gas tank always says empty, […]

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Missions Moment – Central America & Haiti

Paul and Janie Hutton, Missions Door It has been a busy year so far preparing for our short-term mission trip to Honduras, working with the Almendarezes and their travel schedule in the US, and on all the paperwork required following Paul’s sister Naomi’s death.  That really was unexpected.  Naomi was busy and happy with her work and church, […]

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Missions Moment – France

Craig and Cynthia Davis, WorldVenture We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. (Proverbs 16:9) Following the Lord’s Direction & Timing Three months ago we sent you a ministry update with several important dates and scenarios as we saw them at the time. Many things have changed since then! We will not be leaving […]

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Missions Moment – Worldwide

Marty and Denise Shaw, WorldVenture Ramadan. For Muslims around the world it has just started as this is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It is a month of fasting for them. For Christians it is a great reminder to pray for Muslims. WorldVenture has a prayer guide for the 30 days of Ramadan.     […]

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Missions Moment – Ukraine

Eric and Beth Yodis, WorldVenture Church planter training: two different groups trained for 4 and 3 days respectively. It was a time of great learning, fellowship and encouragement. Attrition rates have been higher than anticipated and we are working with the leadership to figure out the cause and how to deal with that. The church […]

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Missions Moment – Southwest Asia

Our friend in this area Last Thursday night we had an electrical fire in our house. It started from some wires in our bathroom late at night, at a time we normally might have been asleep in our rooms. Instead, my roommates and I were in the living room, as it was my roommate’s last […]

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Missions Moment – USC, California

Rachel Wells, Cru You wouldn’t believe all the places around the world that we sent USC students this Spring Break! We had students in Guam launching spiritual movements using the Jesus Film. We had students in Greece working with GAiN (Global Aid Network) to serve refugee families at an island refugee camp. And we also […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators Thank for your prayers and financial support this past month. Over here we continue to enjoy our spring weather with temperatures above 95 each day in March and with a desert like humidity level of only 15 or 16%. One web site had a comment today that we would have […]

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Missions Moment – Washington State & Mexico

Matt & Susi Lundquist, Campus Ambassadors This year 28 of us worked on this “double-wide” (22′ x 22′) house for the Vasquez family, who lost their home in a fire on Christmas eve.  It was a special blessing to have the mother and grandmother pray to receive Christ during the course of construction! This was […]

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Missions Moment – Southwest US & Asia

Dave and Connie Deal, Athletes in Action

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Missions Moment – Southeast Asia

Marty and Denise Shaw, WorldVenture I am writing this to you from somewhere above 20,000 feet and flying along at 450 mph as Denise and I are on our way to a full two weeks in SE Asia. All told we will have 11 flights over these two weeks. We are trusting that this will […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John and Eriko Houlette, Three Streams Ministry Houlette Happenings at a Glance The reflective listening seminar and staff debriefing with the Kyushu Christ Disaster Relief Center was well received.  The meetings were in Mashiki Machi, Kyushu, on March 6-10. I also met with three local pastors. (Picture on lower left corner). The Self-Care, Spiritual Formation and Leadership class at the Sendai […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea

Brenda Allen, WorldVenture Last month I talked about how “HOT” it gets here in Guinea!  April is another  “HOT” month that rivals March but there are those occasional days when the winds pick up and after that comes some rain.  The big daily rains won’t come until June or July… but there is promise of […]

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Missions Moment – Africa & USA

Steve and Carol Lyons, ReachGlobal

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Missions Moment – Arizona

Dave and Connie Deal, Athletes in Action

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Missions Moment – Worldwide

Marty & Denise Shaw, WorldVenture 2017 has started out to be busy for us. I started writing this to you from 30,000+ feet on an 11-hour flight back from a strategy meeting for WorldVenture focusing on the Mediterranean region, an area with so many who have not heard the Gospel and is wracked by war […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, WorldVenture Thank you for your prayers and financial support this past month. I’m getting more busy as 2 student are completing their Thesis, and 4 more are trying to finish by May 8. I’ve recently documented the steps a student must follow in order to complete their thesis on time. This was to […]

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Missions Moment – Southern California

Rachel Wells, Cru I’m really excited to share with you about the Meals 4 Refugees event that happened at the beginning of this month! Our Cru movement had been praying and preparing for this meal packing event for a long time, and God did some amazing things through it! We rubbed shoulders with students from […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John & Eriko Houlette, Three Streams Ministry HH at a Glance Kazumichi kun was baptized on February 19th at Hokushin Calvary Church!  He gave a powerful testimony which was a great encouragement to his parents and the church. Nearly 40 individuals from across Japan attended the Third Disaster Response Chaplaincy Training Course in Ichikawa city, near Tokyo. Topics dealt […]

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Missions Moment – Ukraine

Eric and Beth Yodis, WorldVenture Since returning to Ukraine a month ago, we have been busy with a four-day church planter training conference, a church planter and evangelist strategy conference and planning for a host of other activities in support of church planting.   At the church planter training, this man, Yura, requested prayer for […]

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Missions Moment – France

Craig & Cynthia Davis, WorldVenture The Big Move After 35 years of ministry in France making followers of Jesus Christ who will make other disciples, developing autonomous evangelical church families and training musicians to serve in the greater Paris area, it is time to move on to other endeavors. The word most commonly used for this […]

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Missions Moment – Southern California

John & Sherry Broesamle – Cru THANK YOU!! Thank you so much for praying for our Winter Conference!!  1,000 college students from more than 70 campuses attended with  23 people indicating decisions to place their faith in Christ through the conference and outreach. Here is a sampling of student responses to the conference: “I learned […]

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Missions Moment – Pennsylvania & Central America

Paul and Janie Hutton, Missions Door An update from around Christmas – included now because we love Paul and Janie and they are long time missions appointments supported by Bridges Church. Now retired, they are still in ministry.

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Missions Moment – Ellensburg, WA

Matt and Susi Lundquist, Campus Ambassadors Some Thoughts I’d Like to Share What about my needs? (part 5) Susi and I spent a lot of time in the early years discussing the difference between needs & wants. I used to think that air conditioning was more of a luxury in a car. That has changed […]

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Missions Moment – Southern California

Rachel Wells, Cru, USC It’s been a PACKED month here at USC, between our regional Winter Conference and an upcoming campus-wide outreach we are preparing for. Much of this month has been centered around the idea of compassion and thinking through the implications of our calling as believers to show Jesus’s love to the world. […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea

Brenda Allen, WorldVenture I am delighted to announce that God has OPENED the door to my heart and my home!  What do I mean? Four Jesus following female University students moved into my courtyard this week. My large home has felt rather empty since my  long-term housemate Sue moved stateside in November. I have been […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John and Eriko Houlette, Three Streams Ministry Relax Camp at C-On Kinshuko was restful and delightful. There were close to 40 individuals in attendance. We ate traditional Japanese New Year’s food including ramen noodles in a snow igloo (kamakura).  We did snow shoeing and tubing.  Attendees appreciated times of reflection on the blessings of God through […]

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Missions Moment – Tanzania

Steve and Carol Lyons, ReachGlobal Amazing gifts from God in 2016! He gave us life – both physical and spiritual! He generously poured out His steadfast love, grace, faithfulness and mercy, and has rained His good on us. He opened His Word to us and fed us; He gave us opportunities and joy in opening […]

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Missions Moment – Ukraine

Eric and Beth Yodis, WorldVenture We don’t usually get phone calls at one o’clock in the morning, but someone was persistent.  Beth’s dad had been taken to the hospital and it wasn’t looking promising. We grabbed the computer and called her mother who had just been told the doctors had done all they could. Her […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea

Brenda Alan, WorldVenture See changes in Guinea during the decade I have been here. – New roads started being paved around town in 2010. Previous road work was in 1968. – A power grid was installed in 2012. If you are ‘lucky’ it comes to your neighborhood every other night between 7PM and Midnight. The […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John and Eriko Houlette, Three Streams Ministry Ms. Kikuta was baptized on 11/6 at Hokushin Calvary Church, Fukushima city pictured below. (You can see her in the second picture on the left wearing glasses). John facilitated a retreat for the staff of the Kyushu Christian Disaster Relief Center (Kyukisai) 11/13-15 in Fukuoka, Kyushu. Sendai Baptist Seminary classes continue […]

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Missions Moment – Navajo Nation

Aaron and Nancy Palmatier, Missions Door This year I have enjoyed a lot of time on the Navajo Reservation and shared many meals with the families there. I have appreciated the opportunity to learn from them and their culture. One thing that always stands out is their emphasis on community. The needs of the extended […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators May our Lord and Savior bless you as you spend this Christmas season with family and friends, remembering this one thing, that by God’s grace we will live with Him forever in a perfect place where there is calm and peace, and no sorrow. A wedding dinner display in a […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea

Brenda Allen, WorldVenture

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Missions Moment – Italy

Douglas Valenzuela, WorldVenture This past Thursday, in the Basilica of S. Antonio of Afragola, the largest basilica in our area, as you can see….there I am , doing what for centuries has never been done….AN EVANGELICAL PASTOR speaking ONLY FROM THE BIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing opportunity to stand before a large audience and right next […]

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Missions Moment – Worldwide

Marty and Denise Shaw, WorldVenture Our fall has been busy with travel every other week. We leave tomorrow morning early for Asia so would appreciate your prayers for us. The world is now urbanized. That means that well over half of the world’s population lives in an urban area and this number is expected to […]

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Missions Moment – France

Craig and Cynthia Davis, WorldVenture The “T” Word is for thanksgiving. It is certainly a good idea to have one day a year when Americans reflect upon God’s blessings. However, Psalm 136 encourages us to express our thankfulness to God on a more regular basis because of his unfailing love toward us. His love endures forever and […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators Thank you for you prayers and financial support. A special thank you for a gift from an anonymous person that was designated for paying off some debts. Thing have been fairly quiet around the Linguistic Department. But a student put a plastic sheet into the student laser printer which immediately […]

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Missions Moment – Ukraine

Eric and Beth Yodis, WorldVenture Last week, Beth and I had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl and Pripyat, the two towns closest to the infamous nuclear facilities. In a future update, we hope to provide you with pictures and a more glowing report of our trip. Chernobyl, just nine miles away from the disaster that […]

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Missions Moment – Africa

Steve and Carol Lyons, Reach Global Now in United States

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Missions Moment – Japan

Ken Taylor, WorldVenture Thriving, Growing, and Starting… My ministry involvement can be broken down in 3 categories: Thriving: Hallelujah Gospel Family is in its Fall season. Now on its 16th year, there are 60 churches with 75 choirs and over 1,500 Japanese choir members all over Japan learning about and praising Jesus. Growing: As the Field Leader of our […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John and Eriko Houlette, Three Stream Ministry Ministry at a Glance Refresh Retreat, Iwate,  10/21-22 Chaplain’s Cafe, Tokyo, 11/10 Kyushu Christian Disaster Relief Center Staff Retreat, Fukuoka, 11/13-15 Relief Ministry and Pastoral Retreat, South Asia, 1/24-2/2/2017 Sendai Baptist Seminary (SBS) classes, Sendai and Fukushima, 11/6-7 Ms. K’s Baptism at Hokushin Calvary Church, on 11/6! California driver’s license renewed for […]

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Missions Moment – South America

Marty and Denise Shaw, WorldVenture Denise and I enjoyed the privilege of celebrating 70 years of WorldVenture ministry with Brazilians in north Brazil in August. Seventy years is a lot of history and a lot of stories. Unlike the first missionaries back in the 1940s we flew into the city, whereas they arrived by boat. […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John and Eriko Houlette, Three Streams Ministry The Pastoral Leader Retreat in South Asia on 11/14-22 is coming together!  We have 20 local pastors coming. Pray that we would serve these pastors with integrity and in culturally appropriate ways. We added another seminary class in Fukushima last week. I started teaching this section at Hokushin Calvary Church with 12 students! It […]

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Missions Moment – Washington & Panama

Matt and Susi Lundquist, Campus Ambassadors Panama Chronicles Part Two What an amazing trip – what a diverse range of experiences!  The best way to attempt to describe it is summed up in the word: “EXTREMES!” – The Bus: Extreme Ride – The Hotel Soloy: Extreme Comfort – The Icebox: Extreme cold – The River […]

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Missions Moment – Tanzania

Steve and Carol Lyons, Reach Global SO, let us explain “Safari”! It’s a Swahili word, and it doesn’t mean “out looking at wild animals”! Instead, it just means “a trip”. And we are about to embark on a big one! On the 10th of this month we’ll fly from Miami to Seattle to start visiting […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators Thank you for your faithful work of supporting what I do here. It’s been more than busy at Payap this past month. Student computers with a failed battery, a defective keyboard, USB ports that don’t work in Windows 10, unable to log onto the Internet; many little things. Some students […]

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Missions Moment – USA

Leadership reports below, Child Evangelism Fellowship   Ministry update: Praise the Lord for volunteers who are ready for Good News Club in September! God has done miraculous things for us this year and almost all teams are fully staffed and sponsored by a supporting church! God is so good! Please pray for unity and wisdom […]

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Missions Moment – Brazil

Paolo and Ireni Mota, Restoration Ministries Helping one Another Dear friends- I hope this letter find you doing well  . We are very blessed to have you supporting us in many different ways we want to share what is going on with some families that went trough some disaster recently , and we are able […]

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Missions Moment – Global

Marty and Denise Shaw, WorldVenture Denise and I left for Brazil. We have been in South America for two weeks. As our focus is now global we are finding our travels and ministries take beyond Asia. What a privilege it is to see God’s hand at work around the world and to explore new opportunities. […]

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Missions Moment – Southwest USA, Mexico

Aaron and Nancy Palmatier, Missions Door “The Lord came to me in prison. I was sentenced to 15 years and I knew I would be there the whole time. God sent his messenger to me in prison. I just was released last week after serving my 15 years and today I am graduating with my seminary […]

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Missions Moment – New Ministry Effort

Michael and Lesly Najjar, Pioneers We are enjoying Jeremy being out of school for a while.  Our lives have gotten a bit more complicated as Mike broke his wrist a week ago and he is also starting a couple online seminary courses this week. We just wanted to check to see if you had received […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support this past month. As of the end of July, the 5 Payap students had finished their Thesis checking and submission process and submitted all of the necessary paperwork to Payap so they could graduate. By now they have each returned to […]

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Missions Moment – Tanzania & USA

Steve and Carol Lyons, Evangelical Free Church

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Missions Moment – Washington, Panama

Matt and Susi Lundquist, Campus Ambassadors   “How was your trip?” My mind raced as the images & memories spun out of control . . . How can I explain?  What can I say to make them understand? “Uh fine?  No, it was great!  Ummm, awesome?  Tremendous?” “No really.  How was your trip?  Tell me […]

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Missions Moment – Tanzania

Steve and Carol Lyons, Reach Global Windows on Our Lives As you will read in the attached letter, we are in the middle of packing up for our coming home assignment. Good-byes are an important part of African culture, so along with packing, guests frequently stop by for a short – or long – chat! […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John and Eriko Houlette, Three Streams Ministries Thank you for your faithful prayers and support for us this past month! It was a blessing to preach at Yuzawa Bible Baptist Church in Akita Prefecture 6/26. It is a warm fellowship of sincere believers.  The afternoon session on spiritual rhythms and active listening with six Akita churches went well as […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea

Brenda Allen, WorldVenture For one who works with students, summers bring a change. Usually I am headed stateside for annual dentist and doctor visits, connecting with family and friends plus some FUN!   Having just gotten back to Guinea in early February after the Ebola crisis I won’t be coming stateside this summer. Where will I […]

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Missions Moment – France

Craig & Cynthia Davis, WorldVenture The end of June, WorldVenture sent a summer video production team to France to assist us in producing a short video clip to help us explain our ministry to those who partner with us in reaching people for Christ and developing his church. If you click on the following link, you […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

Ken Taylor, World Venture It was a challenging (HS) senior year for Victoria experiencing Bola’s cancer journey and then missing her Mama.  But when Victoria received her diploma she walked across the stage with her hands pointing up and screaming, “This is for you, Mommy.”   Remain Faithful in the Little Things… Bola would always remind our children to […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators Thank you for your prayers and financial support this past month. We’re now in our summer session here at Payap with introductory classes in Phonetics and Phonology starting two weeks ago and Grammar starting in July. And we also have a Literacy class which started last week. Added to that […]

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Missions Moment – Japan

John and Erico Houlette, Three Streams Ministry Houlette Happenings at a Glance – Pastoral Leader Retreat in Miyagi/Sendai canceled due to limited attendance; Fukushima (7/10-12) and Iwate (10/23-25) are forthcoming. – I will travel to Kumamoto, Kyushu 5/29-6/1 with representatives of Crash Japan and the Salvation Army, to assess the needs for emotional care in the […]

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Missions Moment – World

Mike and Lesly Najjar, Pioneers Mission Accomplished… Another One Coming After 15 years leading teams in Central America and beyond, we have passed on what we have learned and achieved to the local ministries and others in the US.  But God still has a lot for us to do.  It is with a great sense […]

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Missions Moment – Guinea, West Africa

Brenda Allen, WorldVenture BEACHHEAD This was the laying of the first brick of our ministry building here in Kankan, Guinea. Local pastors, missionaries and workmen coming together to ask for God’s blessing and hand of protection on this BEACON OF LIGHT in our neighborhood. More funding is needed!   COOL KIDS Health and Moral Class Presentations My two […]

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Missions Moment – Ukraine

Eric and Beth Yodis, World Venture It’s Sunday morning here and before going to church, I wanted to give you a brief update. After our last letter, many friends wrote to ask how the conference went. “Were you able to go (meaning attend)?” “How was your seminar?” “Did the stomach flu prevent much ministry?” and […]

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Missions Moment – Brazil

Our friends from Diaspora Ministry, WorldVenture Remember when… One of our first graduations from the Seminary in São Luis, c. 1992. Twenty-three, maybe 24 years ago! Back in the days of a full head of hair–& talk about skinny! What a metabolism, aided by amoebic dysentery… Actually, I don’t miss that part a bit. And Lord willing […]

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Missions Moment – Brazil

Paulo and Ireni Mota, Restoration Ministries Dear Friends, I hope this letter finds you well. My family and I are doing well, and I am recovering from hérnia surgery. When I went to the doctor two days ago and he said that that the surgery went well, however, the hernia itself was bigger than he […]

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Missions Moment – Ecuador

Kevin and Marcie Carlson, Avant Ministries You may have heard the news about the devastating earthquake in Ecuador.  The 7.8 quake hit Saturday evening, April 16.  The epicenter was located along the northern pacific coast, near the town of Pedernales.  At least 659 people were killed in the quake, and many more were injured.  The cities of […]

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Missions Moment – Thailand

Terry Gibbs, Wycliffe Bible Translators Thank you for your financial gifts and prayer support during April. Our Mainland South East Asia group had it’s yearly conference. Several computer guys from the Linguistic Institute (SIL programmers) helped out with technical things and we all kept busy. I set up the rotation schedule to have two different […]

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Missions Moment – Around the World

Mike and Leslie Najjar, Beyond Partnership A Trip for the Najjars Around the World. Thanks for your prayers for our trip around the world (San Francisco to Seoul to Singapore to Kathmandu to Muscat to Amman to Istanbul to San Francisco) including pioneering a Gospel Trek in the mountains of Nepal and helping refugees in Jordan. Be in prayer for […]

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