With a goal of supporting our missionaries in their work of evangelism and discipleship around the world, the PMU office staff find themselves involved in two main areas of ministry: oversight of the missionaries’ work abroad and the work of sustaining support for our missionaries back here in the US.
The oversight of our international missionaries falls to Dr. Kevin Backus, PMU’s International Field Director, who will be traveling to Brazil and Bolivia this March. Dr. Backus will be joined in Brazil by Rev. Tito Lyro and PMU Missionary Candidate to Brazil, Elder Doug Leaman. The goal of the trip is to explore and define the future ministry of Elder Leaman. In Bolivia, Dr. Backus will be visiting PMU missionary, Rev. David Quisbert, and performing a field evaluation for Bolivia. Please keep Dr. Backus in your prayers as he travels and works alongside our missionaries, encouraging and guiding them in their work.
One of the primary ministries the office performs for our missionaries is helping them to keep their supporters informed and to raise funds through quarterly prayer letter distributions, monthly newsletters, weekly prayer requests, and donation receipting. In Idaho, North American Field Director, Dr. Len Pine, has found the winter months quiet in regard to individuals seeking to plant churches; however, correspondence, church planting, and oversight of the office work has continued. As Office Manager, Karen Pine performs the day to day tasks associated with keeping the information flowing. With foot surgery for Karen and several illnesses for Len, illness has been a major theme of this winter, but we thank the Lord that Karen is recovering well. Please pray that Len and Karen will be able to regain strength and stay well as they approach a busy summer schedule.
Please remember us in prayer as we seek ways to communicate our missionaries’ work and keep their accounts and the general fund account current in order that the work may continue around the world and at home. —PMU Staff