Dear Partners in Ministry, Greetings from Ghana West Africa. I trust that you are all doing well. We praise God for Eric who has been visiting our church. He would come for a season and then stop. Last Saturday, Pastor Steve, Bro. Ben and I paid him a visit and by His grace, Eric… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Thank you for making so much possible by your prayers and offerings. For some time we have been praying for the families of Jews that accepted Jesus as their Messiah many years ago but are now with the Lord. Praise the Lord, two teenage grandsons of one of those Jews… Continue Reading
GENERALIZED TEACHERS STRIKES IN GUERRERO, MEXICO HAVE CLOSED SCHOOLS FOR ABOUT SIX WEEKS. Dear Praying Friends: Today a Christian day school was born. The teacher’s strike has effectively closed the public schools for this year in Tlapa. Our staff is highly trained and some were teachers before giving their lives to Christ. To… Continue Reading
Dear Partners in Ministry, I bring you greetings from Techiman, Ghana West Africa. I trust that by His grace, you are all doing well. We are doing fine too. A lot has taken place after a successful program on Easter Sunday. We are so very thankful to the Almighty God for His… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: In the same way that Christ taught His disciples to pray, He has been teaching us to pray. By God’s grace, we have seen God miraculously provide, just in his time. We are grateful to you, our prayer partners, and rejoice to share with you what God has done. Please continue… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends, It is hard to believe that Easter is just one week away. We have been working and planning for this big highlight of our church year. We are hoping for an exceptional year, but we have some hurdles to jump. Our biggest hurdle is the construction of the gutter in front… Continue Reading
Dear Partners in Ministry, Indeed, the God we serve is a Wonderful and Prayer-Answering God. Thanks for your prayers and material support. We safely arrived at Robert International Airport as scheduled on Friday Febuary 8. We were met by Pastor Yeason’s family and two of his deacons, then Pastor Moses Kpah, in the company… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: Early tomorrow morning we leave for Lowdenville Baptist Temple in Ohio. Emotions always run high as we prepare for another meeting. What to preach, what to pack, and is my heart clean enough to have the fullness of His power made perfect again in my weakness? We will return to Mexico on… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: These next three weeks are going to fly by! In addition to a group of ten coming to visit us with Dr. Charles Keen, Jeff and Kristie Dean will be back for a ten-day visit to Mongolia. During that same time, we need to finalize our residency permission, move our translation office,… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus…” (Re. 22:20) The Lord answered our prayers and rewarded our efforts! We held a three-day Prophetic Conference with Dr. Roger Peterson. Over 100 visitors came to the conference, eighty-one of which visited our church… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Thanks to all who supported our work in prayers and/or offerings last month. Linda ended the month of February and began the month of March with a light case of pneumonia. An irritating cough for several weeks preceded the pneumonia. Patience and joy while “sowing,” “watering,” and even endeavoring to… Continue Reading
The International Fund Funding Services at Home and Abroad Dear Friends: Thank you for the gift that was just received. God has allowed our ministry to expand worldwide. While it is impossible to capture the scope, we… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Since 1996, our suggested support for the children has been $75 per month. After careful studies and consistent budget shortfalls, we must increase this to $100 per month as the Lord allows. While some have already reflected this increase in their giving, we certainly understand that this may not be possible for… Continue Reading
Dear Friends, I bring you greetings from Manchester, CT, which has been my home since arriving here in the United States. Words can never express the many blessings the Lord has given to me through my stay here with Pastor & Mrs. John Volante; parents of my brother and Pastor, Steve Volante. My stay… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends, From November – January, our family was in Arlington, TX, in order to assist Dr. Mike Patterson, our mission’s president, and the Mount Abarim Baptist Mission’s family with the promotion, planning, and preparations for our annual mission’s conference hosted at Worth Baptist Church on January 14-18, 2013. Dr. Mike has… Continue Reading
Dear Partners in Ministry, The year, which started with a terrible climate causing many little illnesses in the sub region, is now stable to our regular weather. But, in it all we praise the Lord for Life, and the opportunity of knowing and serving Him in this part of the world. We started the… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: They call today the day “Love and Friendship” in Mexico among Christians. They consider the idea of Saint Valentine a bit carnal. On behalf of all the children, we thank God for your ve and friendship. Your sacrifices make the ministry in Tlapa possible. We are so grateful to you for your… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends and Family, Prayers and blessings from the Hodsdon family! Thank you for your faithful prayers and support for our family! Housing: A few weeks ago, we met the principal and pastor of the Christian school where we would like to send our girls to once we move closer to Lurin. It… Continue Reading
January-February 2013 Dear Friends of Zion: Thank you so much for your continued support in prayers and offerings. Due to our trip to the USA to attend the 47th Annual Conference of Mount Abarim Baptist Mission, we were unable to send a letter in January. We are combining January and February into one,… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (I Corinthians 6:17) You may have heard that Brazil, a country of 180 million people, has been evangelized. Nothing could be further from true, but many… Continue Reading
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. Dear Pastor and Church: I would like to give thanks to MBMAI and pastor Mike Patterson for the invitation with all the… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (2 Co. 6:17) Last year, the mother church prayed for peace, edification, and multiplication, and 2012 was indeed a year of both numerical and spiritual growth.… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Thank you so much for your investment just received for the children. Your sacrifice will reap rich dividends. Our Lord really is blessing the work. We have a record number of children. Personal evangelism by the kids is setting new records too. You play a key role in making it all… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: We just completed our 47th Annual Foreign Field Conference of the Mount Abarim Baptist Mission in Fort Worth, TX. The meeting was crowned with Holy Spirit anointing and filled with precious surprises. Missionary Steve Volante’s Help Steve was an incredible help in this year’s conference. He gave three months of his time… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Thank you so much for your gift that was just received. It is our prayer that God will richly reward you for your generosity. Our work continues with the blessings of God. Conference Blessings We just completed our 47th Annual Foreign Field Conference in Fort Worth. Every speaker was anointed by the… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: Praise the Lord for His goodness, for His safety in travel, for His provision for the ministry, and for His power to serve! This has been an exciting month of great activity, and it is a blessing to share with you what the Lord has done. Thank you so much for… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.” (Psalm 73:1) We ended 2012 with three major church events. (1) On the 23rd, our church presented a Christmas cantata and drama entitled He Gave Everything. We took advantage of this time to invite relatives,… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends and Family: Happy New Year 2013! Thank you for praying for our ministry in Peru and for our family! Here is our year in review: January 2012: Carl went to Venezuela for a month to set up a place to live and start the process on our visas. February/March: Renewing our… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: Across the room from where I am sitting, Dashka is completing his revision work on the Gospel of Luke, and Sambuu is reformatting the quotes in the Gospel of John. Although this room is simply-furnished and somewhat drab, the exciting work that goes on here is a huge blessing. My prayer… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Friends: After my husband passed away last year, I was required to stay in the United States to settle some immigration papers to be able to travel freely between Mexico and the United States. The Lord worked miracles and we now have the documents we were waiting for. As a result,… Continue Reading
Please Prayerfully Consider the following 2013 needs for the Bethesda Children’s Homes: Monthly Support: At present, we have 140 children. We have kept our suggested support level at $75 per month for seventeen years, but with inflation and the falling dollar, our studies have placed their minimum basic support is $100 per month each. Right… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: On December 27, Becky and I celebrated our forty-third wedding anniversary. We remain sweethearts and rejoice in serving together. My Aaron and Hur in the Mission Vice-Presidents, Dr. Bill Patterson and Dr. Steve Volante, are sharing my load. Steve has spent three months in preparation for the conference. Bill will join us… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Thank you so much for the gift just received for the Tlapa homes. So much has been accomplished, yet this has been the tightest year ever for the Homes economically. Last Christmas, I mentioned the need for a small office and training facility in Tlapa. It is now almost finished and lacks… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Thank you so much for your gift that was just received. For over 43 years we have lived by faith. Our faith is admittedly weak, but our God is amazing. Thank you for allowing Him to use you mightily. Perhaps someday you will understand, but suffice it to say, you were part… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “Then had the churches rest… and were edified; and… were multiplied.” (Acts 9:31) Throughout the year of 2012, we prayed this would be a year of peace, edification, and multiplication in our ministries. The Lord answered our prayers. We began this year performing the wedding of a couple that… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: Emmanuel! God with us! As we gather this Christmas let us remember that the greatest gift given was our Savior Jesus Christ. During this time, may we look for opportunities to share Christ with others. As Christmas approaches we will miss our family gatherings, but we will look forward to sharing the… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Thank you so much for the gift of just received for the Tlapa Homes. So much has been accomplished this year. Last Christmas I mentioned the need for a small office and training facility in Tlapa. It is now finished and lacks only furnishing and air conditioning. We plan to train a… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Much has been accomplished in the homes this year. Our staff is so active in teaching and training with the Word of God. It has been a difficult year, especially with all of my hospital stays. Last Christmas, I mentioned the need for a small office and training facility in Tlapa. It… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: It is with thankful hearts that we close out the year. It has been a year of joy and a year of trial. Bill and his family finished their year of furlough in June. We had three of our grandchildren close by for those wonderful six months. We celebrated Thanksgiving with Joy… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Thank you so much for your gift just received. We are humbled and thankful for your sacrifices. May God richly bless you. We are working like beavers to be ready for the January 14-17, 2013, Mount Abarim Conference here in Texas. Steve Volante is spending three months with me and has been… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: With thanks for your continued support, Linda and I wish you a Happy Chanukah (December 9-16), a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We will attend the 47th Annual Mt. Abarim Foreign Field Conference at Worth Baptist Church, 4600 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, January 14-17. We hope… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: The greatest gift ever given was when God gave His Son. The greatest news known to man is what God’s Son did for all mankind. The greatest privilege a Christian can know is to tell others how God has forgiven our sins and made us His own. Thank you for enabling us… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14) November 23 through 25, we celebrated our first church’s 19th anniversary with a three-day evangelistic conference. Pastor Tad Marshal from Lakeside Baptist Church was our guest speaker, and God used him in a very special… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Church, By the mercy of our dear Lord we haven’t been consumed, and by the grace of God we are still joyfully waiting to return to the missionary field. Greetings from Mexico City. Glory to God! We really appreciate your effort and devotion in the ministry of our heavenly father, and we… Continue Reading
Dear Ones, We are thankful to the Lord for his blessings over the past month and a half. In October we enjoyed witnessing the Lord at work in the lives of the Spanish families. (It is always a joy to see sanctification progress in the lives of those who have recently been saved.) Sarah took… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: I am now in rehab and my range of motion is improving. All of the massive bills are now paid. My book is now with the publisher for final polishing. Your prayers have made a difference in all of this. Preaching Again We are just back from a week of preaching in Illinois,… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Thank you so much for the gift of just received. It was a timely blessing and with your help we are now been able to pay all of my bills from the shoulder replacement surgery. (Total cost was about $75,000 and our part was 20% so this is a miracle.) I am still… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Thank you again for your faithful prayers and offerings—even through a recessed, depressed economy. Praise God the funds for the congregation in Paraisópolis are in hand and have been delivered to help the church remove a staircase to expand its auditorium. You may have seen Paraisópolis in the news recently. Drug… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.” (Psalm 126:3) We celebrated the fourth church’s first anniversary this past month with a three-day evangelistic conference. Forty-seven people visited the church for the first time and seven people received Jesus as their Savior. This church, which recently began… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: This fall has been a time of fruit bearing in Tlapa. Most of the new children have been saved and baptized. Each week finds both the staff and kids in the streets in a very effective plan of personal soul winning. When the Homes were opened, they were seen as a means of… Continue Reading
Dear Friends and Supporters: Eight years ago tonight, my beloved Mother entered Heaven’s gates. I feel sure she was greeted with the words, “Well done!” I would like to bless the memory of my dear Mother. Mama’s greatest desire growing up was to be able to go to church. Her parents, farmers, had no nearby… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: In the last four months, we have experienced some of the greatest blessings and trials of our ministry. Blessings that stem from seeing God’s Word translated, souls being saved, a church that is growing, and lives that are changing for eternity. The trials concern friends that have fallen back into sin, some… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: Greetings from Africa. Again, by the grace of our soon coming Savior and King, the Lord Jesus Christ, we did have another great time with the people of Bui (where Ghana’s New Hydro Power Dam is being built). Almost all our Pastoral Staff were on that trip. We also had twenty… Continue Reading
Dear Friends in Christ: I bring you all greetings from Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region of our dear country Ghana. It has been weeks and months of continual blessings in the Lords ministry here in Africa. By His wonderful grace, we have had many victories won for our Lord Jesus Christ. We had an… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.” (Ps. 103:11) September 28 to 30, we held a three-day Missions Conference at our first church in Goiânia. Six souls were saved and our people promised to increase their giving to Missions… Continue Reading
Greetings from Cape Coast, Ghana! We would like to start off this update by saying that there is no “I” in Team work. Amen! There are so many “Lone Ranger” missionaries on the field today. They are doctrinally aligned but they will not work together as a team for Christ. This is truly a tragedy,… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Thank you for your continued support of our ministries through your prayers and offerings. Aris, an ex-Che Guevara revolutionary that I won to Christ many years ago, worked hard for me to meet a Jewish city commissioner he knows. First, was a casual encounter at a synagogue some months ago. I… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: One of my greatest desires in coming back to Mongolia was to see God’s work of revival in hearts of His people. When revival starts, previously unknown sin starts showing up, and it hurts. But God’s work of purifying His church is necessary for His Spirit to work in hearts. Would you… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: Last month we began the 43rd school year in our Bethesda homes, receiving a record 140 children. We are so excited with the prospects of these young champions. They do present some very special needs. Sixty boys and girls have no promised sponsors; $75.00, monthly, is needed for each of these children. By… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Marcy and I were raised in Christian homes, and heard the Gospel throughout our childhood. We are very thankful for our parents who faithfully took us to church, taught us God’s Word, and encouraged us in our own walk with the Lord. It is easy to forget that most people have not enjoyed… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: BILL AND FAMILY NOW BACK IN MONGOLIA Tears flowed freely at the airport…and on the way home. While we are very happy our son and his family are serving in the center of God’s will, it is difficult to say goodbye for years. Tricia buried her head on my shoulder and we wept… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Last month we began the 43rd school year in our Bethesda homes, receiving a record 140 children. We are so excited with the prospects of these young champions. They present special needs that make your gift a timely and deeply appreciated blessing. 60 boys and girls have no promised sponsors; $75.00 monthly is… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: MOM’S 89th BIRTHDAY On October 1, we celebrated my mother’s special day at the Trail Lake Nursing Home. Twenty-two of her family and friends joined for the catered event. I am so thankful for having a Godly mother. SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGERY The operation was deemed a success. They told me it would be a… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren, “For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves” (II Corinthians 8:3). “Nobody is too poor that cannot give to Missions.” With this Biblical philosophy in mind, we have taught all the churches we established in Brazil to give to Missions from day… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Church, We are passing hard proofs and difficulties in our family, we have been sifted as wheat, but our loving and merciful God has been faithful each day, and that is what keeps us enjoying the victories and struggles of the ministry. Greetings from Mexico City. Glory to God! Thank you for… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends, These past few weeks have been a world wind of activity to impact eternity! On July 28th and 29th, we held a Thanksgiving service in Bui to thank the chief and his elders for giving us free of charge two building lots to build our church. It was a great meeting, and… Continue Reading
Dear Friends in Christ: I bring you greetings from Techiman; Ghana W/A. I trust that this letter finds you all in good health. By the grace of God, we had a safe trip to Bamako, Mali last Monday morning. We made it safely to Bobo Dilasso; Burkina Faso and spent the night there, then continued… Continue Reading
Dear Partners in Ministry, I bring you greetings in the Blessed Name of Calvary and from the Nation of Ghana. By His wonderful grace, my trip back to Ghana on September 4th, was very smooth, but very long as I had about seven hours of layover in Istanbul, Turkey before I finally arrived home. Mary… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren, “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD….” (Gn. 18:19) The Family Conference in which Rom preached in the Southeast of Brazil was a tremendous blessing. This is the second time in a row that… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Linda and I are grateful for your prayers and offerings that help sustain our work. The Brazilians from our Friends of Zion group in São Paulo who were in Israel for six months returned to Brazil recently. Testimonies of their opportunities to witness while in Israel were exhilarating. Marcia, a single… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: It may be cool outside this evening, but the brownies baking in our kitchen have not only knocked the chill out of the house, it smells great! God has been so good to us, and it is a joy to write once again. Death, where is thy sting? A few hours ago,… Continue Reading
Dear Ministry Partners,Greetings in the name of our soon coming Savior and King. We praise God for the many opportunities He gives to us over here in Africa to serve Him. We are able in many ways for His Holy Spirit and with your faithful prayer and financial support. We are thankful for the souls… Continue Reading
“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.” (Ec. 12:1) Pastor Nathan Deatrick from Ambassador Baptist Bible College and Cross Roads Baptist Church preached for a three-day youth conference at our first… Continue Reading
Dear Supporters: You have our hearty thanks for faithfully supporting Pat and me for the past year in Ghana. We have returned to the USA and are now home in Connecticut. You have faithfully kept your one year commitment, and now we are officially notifying you that you may stop sending support. Of course Ghana… Continue Reading
Fourteen Graduated this July Final Phase for Tlapa Construction Graded Choirs for Graduation Services Dear Friends: This is another love letter. On behalf of the children in Tlapa, thank you for all you are doing. You probably don’t realize this, but the children pray for you each day in both of the homes. They pray… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: About thirty five years ago I had the joy of leading Jaime Melendez to Christ. The Melendez Hotel is an 1850’s landmark in Mexico’s famed silver city Taxco. He and his family own mines, jewelry stores and assorted businesses all over town. As I entered the hotel, I was disgusted by its pornography-filled… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Many thanks to you, our prayer partners and financial supporters, for your faithfulness in holding us before the Throne of Grace one more month. God is so good. Three people that accepted Christ were Gentiles I met in Bom Retiro, the old Jewish section of São Paulo, which is now home… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends and Family: It is cold out; not winter in Maine cold, but more like a damp San Francisco cold. Every day is in the low 50′s and we have not seen the sun in over a week (not good when you depend on the clothes line to dry your clothes). We praise… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: It is a joy to write to you of what God is doing here in Mongolia. Despite facing trials on several fronts during this last month, the Lord has faithfully stayed by our side to sustain us. We serve a great God! Rain – Blessings and Trials Mongolia has received more rain… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: God is so good! He knows our needs before we have them, and prepares us to face new trials with His sustaining grace. We are delighted to be in the service of the King. A Tale of Two Computers: Ten days before our departure for Mongolia, we received a special offering from a… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “… Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” (Luke 24:32) We spent five days in the Northeast of Brazil fellowshipping with fundamentalist Baptist believers from all over the country. We left these meetings with a… Continue Reading
Greetings from Ghana! The Lord has been very good to us and we are praising Him for His goodness. There is much to report, but I will try to keep it concise. We are currently in very good health. Julia has been enjoying her first summer of not being in school since she came to… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Please receive our special thanks for the gift that was just received. We are now in Mexico. We will be in Tlapa for staff training, special meetings in two of the churches, and to direct the final phase of the construction project. Becky and I have reached the place in our lives that… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends, Greetings in the name of our soon coming Savior and King. By the grace of our Lord, I returned from Accra last Saturday. Pastor Steve traveled to Bui with a few men from our church to preach and also to possibly see to a parcel of land we were trying to acquire… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?” (Psalm 85:6) Dr. Dennis Carter, who is now with the Lord, said, “Brother Rom, I am always blessed by the Bible verses you start your letters with”. Dr. Carter was a friend of missionaries and he always made… Continue Reading
THE BUILDINGS ARE NOW UNDER ROOF Dear Friends: Thank you so much for your gift just received. By the time you receive this we will probably be back in Tlapa. We are in staff training, guiding in the construction project, preparing for a visiting youth group and getting ready for annual reunion in August. The… Continue Reading
BILL AND FAMILY NOW BACK IN MONGOLIA Tears flowed freely at the airport…and on the way home. While we are very happy our son and his family are serving in the center of God’s will, it is difficult to say goodbye for years. Tricia buried her head on my shoulder and we wept together then… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Greetings from Mongolia! By God’s grace, we have arrived safely and with all of our baggage. We are now settling into our old apartment, which was held for us by our landlady. It is such a blessing from God that He put into the heart of our landlady to keep it for us. … Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: Our greatest need is prayer. Upon our return to Mongolia, we have seen God’s amazing power in action, as well as the forces of the devil gathering against Christians in an attempt to destroy them. Please do keep us in your daily prayers. Answered Prayers, Wow! In the last few weeks prior… Continue Reading
Dear Partners in Ministry: Greetings from Ghana! Thank you for your prayer and material support. We really appreciate your partnership and cooperation in serving the Lord with us along with our Mission Agency (MABMI). Certainly, all of you have PRAYED, providing the greatest tool missionaries need on the field. Many of you have supported us… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends, Greetings from Samuel Appiah in Techiman, Ghana. I trust that by the grace of our Almighty Father in Heaven, all is well with you. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your love, concern, and prayer support concerning my eye surgery. It has been postponed three times, due to the severe… Continue Reading
Foundations His Word Alfredo preaching 164,250 meals Becky Patterson Dear Ones: A GOOD FOUNDATION A good foundation is vitally important for anything built… Continue Reading
164,250 meals Building for the Feeding on the Josefina de Valle served last year future in Tlapa… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: The point of writing a prayer letter is so that God’s people pray. We have been greatly encouraged by so many friends who have added us to their prayer lists. The notes of encouragement, whether through e-mail, Facebook, or regular mail, have meant so much to our family. Thank you for holding… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Thank you for making it possible for us to return to Mongolia! Our office has told us of your offering that was just received, and we are so grateful. Because of your sacrifice, we were able to order the instructional materials for our three children. Thank you, thank you, for your part in… Continue Reading
June, 2012 Greetings from the States! Dona has now been approved to travel, so we are returning to Ghana on June 19th. This will be our last update from the states. Medical Update: Donna will have to continue monitoring her thyroid hormone levels. Since returning to the States, her specialist has increased her levothyroxine,… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Thank you so much for your gift that was just received. Childrens Day with the kids was just marvelous. The office and classroom construction has now started. New kitchen equipment is now in. Last month I wrote you from Tlapa while we were there for a couple of weeks including Children’s Day. Before… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” (Ephesians 5:25) Rom preached at a Family Conference in the city of São Paulo at the beginning of this month. On this occasion, Rachel’s parents, missionaries to the Jews in Brazil, Tom and Linda Gilmer,… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Thank you for your prayers and offerings for another month. We always try to base our prayer letters on events that occurred from the first to the last day of the previous month, but this letter is exceptional! On June 1 we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary. It fell on the… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: You have been on my heart for some time. I prayed for you this morning. You have had a profound impact upon my life. At every stage of our ministry you have been faithful both in prayer and financial support. Thank you so much for your gift that the office just let me… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Thank you so much for your gift just received. Childrens Day with the kids was just marvelous. The office and classroom construction has now started. New kitchen equipment is now in. Last month I wrote you from Tlapa while we were there for a couple of weeks including Children’s Day. Before sending the… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends and Family: The five years God gave us in Venezuela were a blessing. We thank God for the souls He gave us and for the wonderful church plant in Francisca Duarte. It was difficult for us to leave Venezuela, our friends and spiritual children, but God firmly closed that door and we… Continue Reading
When he came through the door that Sunday morning, it was evident by his face that he was an Arab. At first with certain mistrust, I approached him to introduce myself and welcome him to the service. His name is Jaleb. When the preaching began he pulled a packet out of his pocket: “Oh no!”… Continue Reading
Dear Friends, Family & Supporters: Pat and I wish to express our sincere thanks for your encouragement in this year of serving our Lord here in Ghana. God has given us good physical health and strength, and we are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. The following is a list of ministries we… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. (I Cor. 16:9) The Devil, who is The Adversary, is using the same tools in the United States that he is using in Brazil to prevent the growth of the Kingdom of God. The federal government… Continue Reading
Dear Brothers: As I write, I am very grateful to the Lord for the great privilege of being His son and because in His mercy He saw fit to call us to the ministry. I am also grateful for and to others who have decided to support us. We are preparing a Medical and Dental campaign in our… Continue Reading
Dear Partners In Ministry, Today is a very beautiful day, the weather is so nice that I would like it all year round. We give praise to the Lord for all His bountiful blessings upon our lives, especially for good health and the privilege to be His servants. These few weeks have been a blessed… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Gratitude fills our hearts for your faithful prayers and offerings that help make our work possible. A fall that broke my left arm on Friday, April 27, just as Brazil was beginning a long holiday weekend, has changed my lifestyle for a few weeks! Multiple fragmentation of the bones in my… Continue Reading
Dear Brethren, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21). Truly, the Lord is able to do above and… Continue Reading
Thank you so much for your gift. We deeply appreciate your sacrifice and pray that God will bless you with rich dividends. Recently, we hosted Dr. and Mrs. David Teis and their daughter on a trip to Tlapa. Dr. Teis pastors the Liberty Baptist Church of Las Vegas, Nevada. The people of the church sent… Continue Reading
Just now we received word of your timely gift. The timing really was important because about $10,000 in out of budget medical expense we put on credit cards is now coming due. Far more important, Becky was pronounced cancer free and I was not scheduled for heart surgery. As I write we are in Mexico. … Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: One of the most important habits I learned from my parents was the discipline of daily Bible reading. Every time I face an important challenge, God has guided me through His Word. Because I love the Bible, I desire to see the Scriptures translated into every language. Would you pray with me… Continue Reading
My suitcase is sitting next to me, and other than packing up this laptop, I am ready to leave for the airport. My family and I have enjoyed a last hug, and I will be leaving in just a few minutes. They know why I must go … the Lord has given me another open… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” (Psalm 126:6) Twenty-seven people made a Profession of Faith during the three-day Prophetic Conference we held at the first church we established. Dr. Roger Peterson preached while I translated simultaneously. As… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends and Family: For those of you who are not on Facebook, we thought we would send you a message to let you know that the whole family arrived safely in Lima. Our luggage made it, also! There were a lot of challenges with our luggage and tickets, but in the end we… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends, I first of all, I would like to greatly thank you all so very much for your prayer support towards my eye surgery. Since April 22, I had been struck down with malaria, but just managing it till in the evening when I had to go and see a doctor. I thought… Continue Reading
First Missions Conference…Incredible Iglesia Bautista Libertad, after being founded 6 1⁄2 years ago, held its first Missions Conference, and the Lord blessed greatly! Pastor Joel Hernandez and his family, sent out of Iglesia Bautista Libertad, were the special guests. During the conference, Pastor Joel, with much emotion, shared with the church his testimony, his call… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: Two major earthquakes have hit Tlapa in recent days. If there is any damage at all, it is only cosmetic. I am convinced that the Lord is protecting these precious children. Fortunately, we had a minor delay and had not begun construction on the office/classroom project. My angioplasty went well on April 12. … Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends, Greetings from Techiman. Another wonderful opportunity of ministry was granted us this past Easter. We started the entire week with a radio presentation of the gospel. Our Senior Pastor; Steve Volante, prepared series of messages on Easter, which clearly explained the gospel. I was put in charge of preaching each day on… Continue Reading
“Piano, piano” means slowly in Italian. After nearly four months of living in Rome it seems to me that this small phrase encapsu- lates learning the Italian language, ministering to Italians, dealings with the government, as well as the ebb and flow of life here in Italy. Blessed be the God and Father of our… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Friends, The spring has come quickly here in Texas and the school year is coming to a close just as quickly. The boys and I are looking forward to the summer, so that we can return to Mexico during the months of June and July. My immigration status was completed and the… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends and Family, I am sitting here on Easter Sunday praising the Lord for the chance to worship with our fellow believers on this special day. I am sitting in the midst of a disorganized living space… we have been packing our suitcases for our trip to Peru, sorting and packing for storage as well. We… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Your continued support in prayers and offerings, we received with gratitude–to you for your sacrifice and to the Lord for His provision. Thank you for praying with us about our car last month. The old Monza was finally approved and passed the city pollution inspection, praise the Lord. For this we… Continue Reading
Dear Brethren Who Believe in God: My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations, James 1:2 What a blessing it is to be able to communicate with you the hope that our God will continue to bless. Strive to accomplish what God puts on your heart. We thank God for giving… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: Serious Health Issues My precious Becky has been without symptoms, but her cancer markers were up for the first time since her battle with cancer began fifteen years ago. A spot on one lung demanded further testing. She had a CT Scan day before yesterday but we have no results as yet. Pray… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: Spiritual battles are raging, and the conflict has intensified with each passing day. In the past month, we have grieved over sin that has destroyed a marriage, wickedness that has tarnished the testimony of God’s people, and lies that threaten to separate dear friends. We have also rejoiced in God’s power to… Continue Reading
Dear friends, Thank you for your faithful support and prayers for us! It was my joy to preach and teach twelve times in five countries during this last month. In Guatemala City, the Lord allowed six adult men to be saved, of which two were baptized. There were also several children and two ladies that… Continue Reading
Dear Friends, Two major earthquakes have hit Tlapa in recent days. I called Bro. Marco and all is well. If there is any damage at all it is only cosmetic. Our buildings have been constructed above codes to protect from the earthquake dangers. I am also convinced that the Lord is protecting these precious children.… Continue Reading
Dear Friends, Even when traveling, I open my computer daily to read emails from all over the world. At no time could we have dreamed of all the Lord would do through the partnership we forged with you years ago. You have been a central part of every miracle. We Began the Month of March… Continue Reading
Dear Friends, I bring you greetings from Techiman, Ghana. I trust that by His marvelous grace towards us, you are all doing fine. We are also doing great with many ministry opportunities to serve Him. Between the visits of both Pastor Tim Matthews, TN, USA and Pastor Max Fernandez; Middletown, OH, we have seen… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: … I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) The fourth church we established at the end of October in Aparecida de Goiânia held its first Evangelistic Conference in March. Eighty-seven people visited the church for the first time and 15… Continue Reading
DEAR BROTHERS, BELIEVE GOD … The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make. Exodus 36:5 We thank God that we are able to once again communicate with you. This month was extremely full of activities, and it is a blessing to work in God’s… Continue Reading
Dear Prayer Partners, We praise the Lord for bringing us this far in the year. Indeed, He has been good unto us on this side of the globe. Our family is doing well by His bountiful grace, although we had a few health challenges. I had malaria two weeks ago along with our younger girl,… Continue Reading
Greeting from America! Many are probably wondering about Dona’s condition. Dona had surgery on February 22nd at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. The operation took 2 ¾ hours to complete. Dr. Coe came out to inform me that the operation went well and that all four parathyroid glands were bad and he had to… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Church, Our loving Heavenly Father is marvelous. He has worked in our lives and we have shown willingness. Even though we were praying for it, we did not think it would come so soon. Greetings from beautiful Mexico. Beloved, we greatly appreciate your prayers and care for His servants. By our love… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: When God’s power is at work in the lives of His people, our hearts are filled with joy. During our ten days in Mexico, the Lord allowed us to witness a moving of His Spirit, a time of repentance and reconciliation, a revival. Some came to church who had not been there… Continue Reading
Dear Brethren, Believers of God: March, 2012 “…The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make.” Exodus 36:5 Thank God, we are, once again, in communication with you in this month that is full of activities. It is a blessing to be a servant in… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Thank you for praying and giving for another month. We are deeply grateful. Praise the Lord for 15 that professed Christ—salvation stories that are interesting but will probably only be told to you in heaven! ISRAEL: Two young ladies, who participate in the music program of our weekly Friends of Zion… Continue Reading
Dear Family in the Faith, We send you warm greetings from Africa. We hope you and your family are enjoying the rich blessings from our great God. God has been good to our family. He has given us the strength to go through sickness and trials during the first part of the year. Some of… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: “And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.” (Acts 5:14) Nothing makes us happier than to see new people being added to the church. Last month, Rom began two classes designed for newcomers: an eight-week Discipleship program and the New Life Sunday school class. The… Continue Reading
Thank you so much for your gift just received. The month just past proved to be perhaps the sweetest in our ministry spanning nearly 44 years.
On February, we made a trip to Mexico. It was like Heaven to be among the people we love in Mexico and the staff of the Bethesda Children’s Homes
Nikki and I have a pretty good idea where we will minister next, but we want to pray about it for several days more. When we make a firm decision we will share it with you.
Latest update from the Hodsdons with prayer request for housing situation in Venezuela.
Please, be in prayer with me for the Lords will to be done, and also for the Lord to provide the finances that may be needed.
I write to you this month after talking to our national pastors in Mexico. They continue to work diligently for the Lord so that souls can be saved. Below are notes from two of our pastors currently serving.
Besides numerical growth, we are also emphasizing spiritual growth in 2012. After teaching on the importance of prayer for three months on Wednesday evenings, Rom is now teaching couples on the importance of the family.
This year we will be supporting four missionaries in different parts of the world. We ask God to keep blessing you to continue in the work that he has given us.
Dr. Tom Gilmer shares the latest updates from the Zion Ministries.
Thank you so much for your gift that was just received. We just completed our annual conference in Fort Worth. It was a blessedmeeting.
Thank you for your gift that was received for the Bethesda homes in Tlapa. We were able to fly the directors in for the January Conference.
The Hodsdons, Christian missionaries in Venezuela, share with the latest updates from their ministry.
Bill Patterson, shares the latest updates of his Bible translation ministry and his furlough.
We have peace about my wife’s surgery and are just waiting to return to the work in Ghana. Thank you for your concern for Dona’s health.
Thank you so much for the support you are sending to us, in spite of a tough economy. Your love and generosity will last for all eternity.
All year we prayed for the opportunity for a Mexican missionary group that could visit us for our Christmas events. God made it possible!
Dear friend: In just thirty minutes, I will be driving to Cuernavaca, Mexico. This trip will be historic – it will be the first time in over thirteen years that all five of my brothers and sisters will be with my parents in Mexico! Also during this time, I will be speaking with my Dad… Continue Reading
The Lord has been so good to us. We had two people receive Christ recently in the morning service and four at our Christian Day School.
Year 2011 is one of the fruitful years as well as it was a year of testing and trials in the Lord’s work. Our country has experienced devastation and disastrous calamities.
My health is improving and I should be released by the foot surgeon for normal activities this week. The year just past was difficult in many ways and blessed beyond measure in others. Our meetings in Spain last month were just marvelous.
We have continued by faith with the remodeling, refurbishing and rebuilding in the Homes. Each year I think we will finally complete everything only to find several projects waiting in the wings.
With the Lord’s blessings, the year of 2012 will be a time for edification. Like the Apostle Paul, we want to confirm the churches we have established by encouraging numerical and spiritual growth. Of course, we will continue to work with the Bible institute and the daily BBN broadcast. We are already seeking the Lord’s will in prayer about the possibility of laying the groundwork for the fifth church in 2013.
Thank you so much for your gift that we received for the homes in Tlapa. We will try to use it in such a way that you will have great joy at the Judgment Seat of Christ because of your sacrifice.
The year of 2011 was a testimony of the Lord’s goodness and mercy. In spite of us, God allowed us to establish our fourth church in the country of Brazil, and He continues to bless the other three churches, Jimmy Rose Christian School, and the Maranatha Bible Institute. Dear to our hearts are our own daughters, and the Lord is blessing them (Rachel, my beloved wife as well). Thank you so much for praying for our needs and for God’s protection over our family.
Praise the Lord for your prayers and offerings that saw us through another month! Our long years of working on the restoration of Templo Batista de Indianópolis (T.B.I.) are paying off.
Thank you so much for your gift that we just received. For over forty-two years we have lived by faith. Our faith is admitedly weak but our God is amazing. Thank you for allowing Him to use you mightily.
El año 2011 ha terminado y agradecemos a Dios por todas las bendiciones que nos mostró a través de todos ustedes que fielmente apoyaron la obra, aquí en Guinea Ecuatorial, África. Las bondades de nuestro Dios fueron reveladas, proveyendo por cada necesidad para llevar a cabo la misión que nos ha encomendado en este lugar.
Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate the presence of Christ in us, and the change He brings to all who know Him. As we give “thanks to God for His unspeakable gift” (2 Cor. 9:15), we deem it appropriate to look back to say “THANKS” to all of our partners in the ministry who are helping us, prayerfully and materially, in reaching the unreached on this part of the globe. May the good Lord equally and richly bless you, your churches and families. Our Ministries have been great and challenging. His promised presence cheers us up and calms all ministry storms, “God is good and faithful.” Our family is doing good physically and spiritually and are all serving the Lord with their families and blesses our heart
As we are at the end of 2011, and our time here in the States, we are very thankful for family and the time we have had here. Carl’s dad is improving each day, gaining strength and stamina, but far from where he was before he was so sick this Spring. The doctors tell him that they will rid his body of 99% of the cancers, which means there is still 1% this new medicine will not cure. He is also getting bone repair treatments as this cancer spread to his bones. This is a miraculous new medicine that repairs the bones for only those who have this type of cancer. Amazing! We thank the Lord for each day we have with him and for his improvements thus far, and Praise the Lord for the time we had at Thanksgiving and Christmas – all of Carl‘s family together; memories we will always cherish.
By the grace of our loving Heavenly Father, we have seen the powerful and protective hand of our great God in all the roads where we have travelled and through which He has taken us during this time. We are encouraged to see the faithfulness of our loving Savior. Please receive our greetings from beautiful Mexico City.
We arrived in Ghana in late August 2011. Because of our son’s hospitality, our transition into life and ministry was only days in length. We have the most blessed and efficient situation here in Ghana; housing, a car, and the special privilege of being with Steve, Michelle and the children is all sweetly provided for us.
In less than ten hours, I will be boarding a plane for Mongolia. The Lord has graciously provided for me to return for a one-week visit. Lord willing, I will be preaching twice, working with Dashka and Oyumaa on the translation of the New Testament, and trying to locate a place for us to live upon our return to Mongolia. Please pray that God’s purposes for this trip will be accomplished!
For the first time in several years, we were with my parents for Christmas and New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Eve, we enjoyed a time of reading God’s Word, sharing praises, and praying together. All of us agreed in thanking God for the many people who sacrificially give to make it possible for us to serve as missionaries. Thank you for being a part of our team!
What are you going to do with your sins? What are you going to do with the grace of God in your life? How do you want to be remembered? These were some of the subjects that Bro. Mike treated throughout the week. The guys were challenged to live in the Lord’s will, to fight against conformism, to look at being with their parents in the mission field as a great honor and opportunity.
Our Heavenly Father has been good to us and He cheers us every moment of the day and we are amazed by the way He works in our lives. He has given us tremendous peace by telling us that HE is in complete control of everything and that He works with a divine and perfect purpose.
Thank you so much for your prayers and continued financial support for the Indian people and for our family. So much has taken place since the burial of my husband, Lyle.
Thank you so much for your interest, prayers, and financial support. You are enabling us to serve the Lord on this very receptive Mission Field. We have loved the Ghanian people since our first visit to Ghana in 1998. They are a spiritually receptive people with some very winsome customs and behaviors.
Since we inaugurated the sanctuary of the fourth church at the end of October, 90 people have visited our services. Forty people received Jesus during church services and 20 others were saved through home visits. Praise the Lord! The church building enhanced our testimony and effectives for the Lord. We are still trying to raise funds for the flooring of this building and for the pews.
Thank you for your sacrifice Gifts. Much has been accomplished in the homes this year. Our staff is so active in teaching and training with the Word of God. It has been a difficult year especially with the death of Dr. Lyle McCoy.
We have continued by faith with the remodeling, refurbishing and rebuilding in the Homes. Each year I think we will finally complete everything only to find several projects waiting in the wings.
Thank you so much for your gifts. We are so aware of how important you are to us. By joining our team you have ensured fruit to your account from all over the world.
As we were unpacking bags and trying to catch up after our trip to the USA, the Lord packed last month with blessings of ministry! We made a long-promised trip to Pastor José Nogueira’s church in Fortaleza in northern Brazil to celebrate the second anniversary of their Friends of Zion meeting.
Estamos a un mes del fin de un año más en la obra del Señor, nuestro corazón se regocija al meditar en el nacimiento de nuestro Salvador, y aprovechamos para desear a cada uno de ustedes un tiempo muy especial en compañía de sus familias.
We have received your gifts and are truly grateful. Thank you so very much for your sacrifice for the cause of Christ. We pray that God would richly reward you.
Dear Praying Friends: What a wonderful Savior is Jesus our Lord! For the past four days, we have been blessed to hear some really great preaching at a Bible Conference at our home church. He is worthy of our praise! News from Mongolia: Thank you for praying for Oyumaa, who is now out of the… Continue Reading
Happy Thanksgiving from Ghana! Praise God for the victories, blessings, and challenges that we face as servants of the Lord here in Ghana. On November 2nd, at 10:48am, in the Lord’s perfect timing, our newest granddaughter Eden Paige Kingston graced us with her presence. Rachel and Tom are the proud parents of this precious gift… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: Last year was a blessed ordeal. The heart attack was devastating in so many ways but God granted grace. Apart from the physical pain and suffering we have the added burden of medical expense. Still, we have found that His grace really is sufficient. Rehab was a daily grind but seems to have… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Much has been accomplished in the homes this year. Our staff is so active in teaching and training with the Word of God. It has been a difficult year especially with the death of Dr. Lyle McCoy. We have continued by faith with the remodeling, refurbishing and rebuilding in the Homes. Each year… Continue Reading
Dear Friends, Praise be to our Almighty God for the ministry opportunities He gives us here in Africa! By His grace we have been able to start the Hope Int. Senior High School. All glory to God. Thank you so very much for your prayer support. We strongly believe that this will be a strong… Continue Reading
Queridos hermanos, Por Su gracia a nuestra llegada pudimos reunirnos una vez más con nuestros hermanos en Cape Coast. El Señor nos dio unos excelentes servicios y pudimos conocer algunas personas que llegaron a nuestra iglesia durante nuestra ausencia. Que gozo fue verles otra vez y poder animarles con la Palabra de Dios a terminar… Continue Reading
Tiempo con la familia, con amados hermanos, disfrutando de buen compañerismo, viendo almas venir a Cristo, en ﬁn, tiempo de grandísimas y preciosas bendiciones nos dio nuestro Señor visitando las iglesias que sostienen nuestro ministerio y otras tantas que pudimos conocer por primera vez. Damos gracias al Señor por habernos protegido en cada viaje, en… Continue Reading
Dear Ones: It is with a thankful heart that I begin this letter. Yesterday I completed twelve weeks of very strenuous cardiac rehab. Through your prayers, I surprised even the doctors by showing a 40% improvement in my heart function…I had major damage to the heart muscle, but it is improving. Today, I am resuming… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: One of the blessings of being on furlough is the opportunity to reconnect with friends. We are so grateful for you . . . your prayers are the lifeline of our ministry! God has blessed us in many ways, but our friends are one of God’s special gifts. We love you and… Continue Reading
Dear Friends: Five mountain evangelists-church planters were supported through Lyle McCoy’s work fund. They each serve multiple congregations that will one day call national pastors from within their ranks. The missionaries move to the next village when that happens. About twenty tribal congregations are being started at this writing. (Local churches dot the tribal region… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Thank you for your prayers and offerings while we were in the USA for seven weeks. We are now back in Brazil and thrilled with our little Gilmer grandson, born during our absence. Praise the Lord for the good reports of God’s blessings on the work during the weeks we were… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Brethren: Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. — II Corinthians 11:28 Thank you so much for making our ministry possible in Brazil. We inaugurated the fourth church with a three-day evangelistic conference at the end of October. Eighty people from… Continue Reading
Dear brethren, Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. – Col. 3:24 We dearly greet you from this part of the world…Africa, with the desire that God’s blessings keep flowing in every area of your lives, allowing you to partake in the evangelization of… Continue Reading
Dear Pastor and Church, Our Heavenly Father has been good to us and he cheers us up every moment and he has amazed us by the way he works in our lives. He has given us tremendous peace by telling us that HE is in completely control of everything and that He works with a… Continue Reading
Dear Brethren, In one of his stanzas, the hymn writer, Daniel March says “With your gifts and intercessions you can do as the Lord commands, joining with all faithful spokesmen serving Him in distant lands.” Indeed, that is what the Lord is using you to do with us in ministry. We are grateful and may… Continue Reading
Dear friends, Missionaries will tell you that furlough is not a vacation. During this last month, the Lord has led me to four continents as I traveled to preach and teach God’s amazing Word. Along the way, He gave me the privilege of proclaiming the Gospel. It is amazing how many people all around are… Continue Reading
Dear Supporters, Our family wanted to thank you for your recent gift and willingness to support the ministry in Venezuela. We are so thrilled to return in a few months and have the flexibility to buy more ministry items needed in our church plant, save for the building of the new church property and… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends, We have been back in Ghana now for just over two months. We are enjoying many blessings as we meet new believers in the church and see the growth of older ones. Of course, we also have the sorrow of seeing some go astray or relocate for work. All and all, the… Continue Reading
What joy we have at the end of the month to see what our God has done in His work, and thanking you for the part you have had through your prayers and financial support. We hope to continue working shoulder to shoulder to spread the gospel in this part of the world. Our prayer… Continue Reading
Dear Pastors and Friends, The following letter was written by my father the day before he began his chemotherapy treatments. He anticipated that he may have difficulty adjusting and wanted to make sure his next letter was written. By now you are aware of his home going and are probably wondering what’s next? His widow,… Continue Reading
We praise the Lord for what He has been doing here in Ghana. Since our August update there is much to report. We have had some challenging things happen here… Tuobodom: We have only one deacon in our church, and we had to ask him to resign. This has been discouraging to us, but a… Continue Reading
“The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad” –Psalm 126:3 Dear Brethren, Overseeing the Church, the Bible Ministry and expecting Raphael all at the same time are making this year unforgettable. These are just some of God’s blessing in our lives. New Life Baptist Church About a year ago, Mr. E.… Continue Reading
Dear Friends of Zion: Thank you for your prayers and offerings, which God blessed to keep our ministries going. Harold and Lílian’s baby had to be delivered by C-section, earlier than predicted. Lílian’s mother was able to get off work to help her, so Linda will continue traveling with me until we return to… Continue Reading
Dear Praying Friends: Mongolia Update: Just three days ago, I spoke with Dashka and Missionary Jeff (Scott) Dean about our translation work in Mongolia. By God’s grace, Oyumaa has now finished her work on Matthew, and Dashka has begun the second level of translation and revision work on that book. Also this week, I have… Continue Reading
Dear friends: Last month was a wonderful month of beginnings. We have many new children and four new staff members. Two of the four actually grew up in the homes, were saved, finished Bible College and have come back to join the staff. This is ideal. They already know the tribal languages and the culture… Continue Reading
“So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.”–Ne. 4:6 Dear Brethren: The sanctuary of the fourth church is becoming a reality. The first CWE team already came and raised the walls. (click here to see pictures of the construction).… Continue Reading
Lyle Ralph McCoy began his missionary service in Mexico in 1964. He accomplished the incredible feat of being the first to reach three Indian tribes with the Gospel. His rugged ministry logged many thousands of miles on foot, by mule and horseback, and in his later years by all-terrain vehicle. He was legend in his… Continue Reading