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Myanmar Mission

February 2020

Thanking God for:
  • My daughter, Jenny, who received an academic award from her school. She is now in grade 7.
  • A new believer who confessed her faith in Christ and got baptized.
  • New opportunities for home Bible studies.
  Please Pray for:
  • My wife, Mawite, as she is suffering from a blood pressure problem. In fact, both her parents died because of blood pressure issues.
  • The BP fellowship meeting to be held at Thinglei BP Mission in the first week of April. We first thought of having the meeting at Aungthapyi BP Mission, but recently we decided to move to Thinglei, as the Thinglei Mission is now in need of support and encouragement.
  • God to provide a good and capable preacher who will take care of the sheep at the Thinglei BP Mission in Chin State.
  • The 10 young men and women who are going to serve as a mission team to minister and help the believers at Thinglei BP Mission. My wife, Mawite, will be leading them.
The Leaman Family

Projecto Soli Deo Gloria, Brazil (Leaman)

February 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The upcoming training at a local church in Baiah. Nearly one hundred members have signed up!
  • The marriage and family course for pastors and leaders in the middle of February on the property in Aldeia.
  • The Carnival camp in Aldeia, where various churches will meet around the preaching of the Word and good fellowship.
  • Aldeia Biblical counseling ministry becoming an official non-profit organization through the acceptance of the by-laws by the city records department.

 

Please Pray for:

  • The upcoming training at a local church in Baiah. Nearly one hundred members have signed up!
  • The marriage and family course for pastors and leaders in the middle of February on the property in Aldeia.
  • The Carnival camp in Aldeia, where various churches will meet around the preaching of the Word and good fellowship.

Covenant BP Mission, WA (Yong)

February 2020

Thanking God for:

  • A new regular visitor.
  • Constant opportunities for meeting new people and preaching the Bible to them.
  • Setting up individual Bible studies.

 

Please Pray for:

  • The salvation of unsaved regular visitors.
  • Our spiritual and numerous growth.
  • God to build up a core group through faith in Christ.

PMU Office, OH (Southerland)

December 2019

Thanking God for:

  • A fruitful and encouraging visit to the saints of the Yangon Bible Presbyterian Church earlier in December, including time spent with the children of the Yangon BPC orphanage.
  • The support of my family and the saints of Grace Bible Presbyterian Church (OH) enabling me to serve as the Field Director for PMU, particularly as I travel for ministry activities.
  • The very helpful time spent with Dr. Backus and Rev. Kima as they introduced me to the mission works in Myanmar.
  • The joy and commitment of the PMU office staff as each one gets more established in their roles.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Kelly and our family as I head out next week for two weeks of ministry with our Team Timothy to Peru.
  • My recovery from a cold I picked up upon returning from Myanmar.  It would be helpful to be healthy as I begin our ministry with Team Timothy on January 3.

Cornerstone Reformed, MN (Liu)

January 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The recent profession of faith and baptism of a St. Paul police officer.
  • The continued support and guidance from the session of Grace BPC in Cincinnati, OH.
  • A member who passed his US citizenship interview and will be sworn-in in February.
  • A growing “culture of evangelism” within the life of Cornerstone.

 

Please Pray for:

  • The young couple that completed their pre-marital counseling, that there will be genuine conversion, spiritual growth, and regular involvement in the ministry of the local church.
  • Our faithful and bold witness to those within our families, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.
  • Good friendships to form with a refugee Karen (a people group from Myanmar) family in Saint Paul whom we have recently met through Arrive Ministries.
  • The Lord to bless our outreach efforts to young families through a parenting class, for conversions to come from it, and for the spiritual growth of all involved.
  • Team Timothy that will be coming to the Twin Cities in the summer of 2020.

Foundation BP Mission, OH (Waeber)

December 2019

Thanking God for:

  • An enthusiastic response from the core group to the worship services that have begun.
  • Our new location that has been fixed up and furnished so that it’s ready for our use.
  • Meeting our needs to get the church location ready. The vast majority of our material needs in this new location were met by donations, sometimes unexpected, and we have been able to settle into the space with very little serious expenses thus far.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Our upcoming formal launch in January, that we would understand how to reach the people in and around Lockland effectively.
  • A unity of vision among our group as it develops, both regarding worship and outreach.
  • My own ability to balance my commitments to family and the various demands of this plant as we move forward.
  • The presence of the Spirit to regenerate souls in response to our presentation of the gospel.

Sola – Appalachian Christian Retreat, NY (Douma)

January 2020

Thanking God for:

  • An elder from a nearby church who donated his time to do free electrical work at our house.
  • The great hospitality we’re receiving from the Hollander family during our visit to Western Reformed Seminary for me to audit a course.
  • The repairs that have been completed at the church: the front steps and the church bell that is again “ding-ing” every hour!
  • The great support of our donors at the end of 2019.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Our off-season renovations progress well before hiker visitors come in the Spring.
  • Me, that I have good success leading a new members class at church.
  • January travel mercies as we visit WRS, Olympia BPC, Tacoma BPC, and Bonner’s Ferry BPC.
  • God to grant us good commitment as we and our church set out to read the entire Bible this year per Dr. Battle’s plan.

Reformed BPC, CA (Baldwin)

January 2020

Thanking God for:

  • Our series preaching through the book of James, now reaching its conclusion, that it has been well received and a blessing to all.
  • Our Wednesday evening service digging into the Cannons of Dort is nearly complete.
  • His provision, that we are now settled, accepted and blessed in this ministry.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Continued healing amongst the current church members, former members, their families, and the community over all that transpired here.
  • Efforts underway in peacemaking and reconciliation with the community and for the testimony of our church and of our faith to grow in the community.
  • 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.

Team Timothy

January 2020: Team Timothy Peru

Thanking God for:

  • The support of BP Churches and each team member’s preparation for an intense two-weeks of ministry.
  • The safe arrival of the Team in Iquitos on January 4.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Effective ministry as the team leads VBS ministry in the villages of Sapuena and Flor de Castana.
  • A deeply encouraging time as the team presents sacred concerts in churches and villages around Iquitos.
  • The health and endurance of team members as they embark on a physically demanding schedule in an unfamiliar environment.
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