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Covenant BP Mission, WA (Yong)

September 2020

Thanking God for:
  • Growing church attendance and love among us in our Lord.
  • The privilege to have VBS and Church Family Camp and for God’s blessing upon those ministries.
  Please Pray for:
  • God’s continual blessing on our ministries for the rest of year.
  • God’s guidance on the Korean Bible School for our church children to help them worship with their parents at home and at church.

Reformed BPC, CA (Baldwin)

September 2020

Thanking God for:

  • Safe travels to Presbytery last month.
  • Freedom to worship in church. Much of California is still locked down.

 

Please Pray for:

  • The victims of the local wildfires. Many have lost homes and jobs.
  • People suffering with breathing and other health issues from the dense smoke in the area.
  • Healing for our elder Bob Copeland’s wife Dusty. She has suffered for some time with complications from a rare lung infection she caught from a sick cow she was caring for.
  • God to send visitors and attract new families to the church once the lockdowns are fully lifted and people’s lives start to get back to normal.

Sola — Appalachian Christian Retreat, NY (Douma)

September 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The help of Danielle Blizzard who has been volunteering at Sola.
  • The slightly cooler weather, that allows us to do work outside both at the house and the church.
  • The great interactions we’ve had with Appalachian Trail hiker-guests lately.
  • The generous supporters of our mission.

 

Please Pray for:

  • New York State to be able to reduce restrictions on churches for worship size.
  • New York State to reduce restrictions on travel and quarantines from other states.
  • Sola, as we continue to grow as a ministry and improve the way we function.
  • Unionville BPC, especially for two people who are just finishing up our new members class.

Cornerstone Reformed, MN (Liu)

September 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The continued support and guidance from the session of Grace BPC in Cincinnati, OH.
  • The sustained health of our mature saints and those with compromised immune systems since we started meeting again in person for worship.
  • 4-5 new families who have recently started visiting Cornerstone.
  • The unity of the church, because this year has had many issues that could potentially divide our fellowship.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Our faithful and bold witness to those within our families, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities, as the Lord has been opening doors of gospel opportunity.
  • The spiritual growth and physical health of the children of the church as they start their fall semester, at home or at school.
  • The Lord to grant wisdom to the 4-5 new families as they commit to a new church home, whether to Cornerstone or to some other church.

PMU Office, OH (Southerland)

August 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The good report Kelly received three weeks ago after one of the “markers” from her routine blood work prompted further investigation.  The CT scan showed “no evidence of metastatic disease.”
  • Our son, Cody’s engagement to Maggie Gates, who he first met at the Great Lakes Presbytery Camp!
  • His faithfulness and provision as August marks the one-year mark in the role of Field Director.
  • The opportunity to have Rev. Doug Leaman visit the PMU office in Cincinnati during his furlough.

 

Please Pray for:

  • The Lord’s guidance and protection as our family begins a new year of work and studies, which includes driving instruction for Julia.
  • Continued recovery for my wrist and the start of therapy to regain strength in the joint.
  • Wisdom to serve the Lord’s Kingdom fruitfully in the midst of the many concerns and restrictions brought on by responses to Covid-19 all over the world.

Foundation BP Mission, OH (Waeber)

August 2020

Thanking God for:

  • A renewed sense of vitality and regular new visitors during our services.
  • A high level of interest in our recently started Wednesday night study in the book of Revelation.
  • A real spirit of solidarity and harmony among the core group.
  • Opportunities for service afforded by our connection with other Christians in the Lockland community.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Fruitful follow-up with some of the contacts made in the community.
  • A path forward to maintain a witness in the school, despite the cancellation of after-school activities.
  • Continued high levels of involvement as the school year begins and schedules change accordingly.

Myanmar Mission

August 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The wedding of my wife Mawite’s youngest sister.
  • The weddings of both Malawmi and Tebohi, the two ladies who are taking care of the orphanage children.
  • How well the Livestream service is going and that more people are listening.

 

Please Pray for:

  • The health of the children at the orphanage home, especially for God’s protection from virus infection.
  • New teachers at the orphanage who will replace the existing teachers who recently got married. We have to replace them because the orphanage doesn’t have family quarters for the teachers.
  • Our Sunday worship services, that we will be able to resume them soon.

Project Soli Deo Gloria, Brazil (Leaman)

August 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The safe arrival to Indiana for the second leg of the journey.
  • An amazing time with God’s people and family in Washington State, Minnesota, and Texas.
  • The strength and time to finalize writing a chapter in a book on progressive sanctification for the International College of Reformed Theology (FITREF).

 

Please Pray for:

  • Continuing safe visits to Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Florida and for good communication about the ministry in Brazil.
  • The return to Brazil in late August and the full year of adjustments and planning for teaching/preaching and the Soli Deo Gloria project.

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