been stricken with a severe case of malaria that has required
hospitalization. She was vomiting and
the disease has left her very weak. Pray
for Jeanette’s speedy recovery and for help with her work at the orphanage.
Coxes Botswana, Africa
were robbed in their home in mid June but are getting life back to normal.
Derrell was hit three times with bolt cutters and had about $845 stolen along
with Derrell’s ID, three credit cards and their house keys. A man named Paul, who is the contractor
remodeling their house stayed with them the night after the robbery to protect
them. Paul is not a Christian, nor is
his helper, Ozias, but they have been very friendly and seem open to hearing
about Jesus. Ozias has been asking lots
of questions, especially of the Cox’s children, about why they would leave America to live in Botswana.
Pray for God’s continued protection of the whole family. Please pray for ease of assimilation for the
whole family, but especially for the children. They also ask for prayer as they
begin language study. Derrell will be
going to the university nearby while Barb will probably have a language helper
family is on furlough for the next year.
They ask for prayers for their family transition here in the US and when they return to Peru as they will be working in an area with
less than 2% Christian evangelicals.
Upon their return,
the children, Samuel, Katie and Luke, will be going to boarding
school and Joel and Sarah ask for their protection and growth in the Lord. Pray for the effectiveness of the Book Set
Conferences while the Purcells are away.
They have three very dedicated people continuing their work. Sarah will
be starting Kid’s Clubs and she and Joel will be
mentoring new missionaries, Alan and Amy George, both doctors, and a woman who
will be teaching Christian Sunday School teachers. David Quispiroca, one of their co-workers in Peru is now a missionary to China. Pray against the enemy’s strongholds of
drunkenness and idolatry in Peru.
Rachel and Mathews in light of the strife between India and Pakistan. Mathews is planning to be in the US in September and October and will be
looking for people with knowledge and materials to start a Montessori program
there to improve the kindergarten and primary school. The Chackos are praying
for workers to help them teach English, Art, Music, Computers, and physical
education in grades kindergarten through 12th and Bible in their Divinity School. Bethany will probably be the top academic school
in the state for this last academic year.
They also have several proposed development projects on the campus and
with the people to whom they minister.
Lord for GOOD NEWS from France.
Five people have given their lives to the Lord as a result of an
“Evening of Jazz” that Jim organized for
their church and a subsequent Alpha course offered by a friend of the
Beises. The Alpha course, which is
offered in English, has the potential to reach people from all parts of the
globe who live in Paris.
Everyone who attended this first course, with one exception, received
Christ as his or her savior. Gail, their
friend, is finding that more people want the Alpha course than she has leaders
to teach it! The Beises also sang on a
worship CD in French that was released in mid June. The Beises are coming home for part of the
summer to take their youngest, Michael, to visit
doctors around the US and to visit family while they’re here.
been invited to Afghanistan to teach English to the Cabinet Members
for at least 3 to 4 months and possibly longer, but is still waiting for the go
ahead after several delays for various reasons. The last word they received
indicated that the departure date would be early August. Please pray for his
opportunity to share the gospel and wisdom as he does so. Pray as well that he
receive the finances he will need for his on-site expenses which will be about
$700 a month for food, lodging and transportation. At this point, they are expecting that Marlis
will join him in Afghanistan in September. Until his departure, Donald and Marlis are
planning to take a team to the Philippines to work with Pat Capwell in July. They are praying for the Lord’s provision for
Hamds Middle East
Pray for the
believers in the area to be strengthened in their faith and for their resolve
to reach out to others with the gospel in this place of great danger. The Banales Mexico Audrey is recovering from back surgery
her doctor has found she also has amoebas. She is expected to be released by
her doctor in three months. As a result
of her surgery, Audrey and Jose had the opportunity to share the Gospel with a
good friend and she accepted Jesus as her Lord. Praise God who works in all
things! Additional surgery is
anticipated for Audrey the end of September to repair her esophagus. Also, pray for the preparations underway for
a VIM team from FUMC to work with the Banales.
We expect the team will go to Mexico City in early 2003.
Morses Thailand, Burma. China
Ron and Pat
ask for prayers as their oldest son, Jason, makes decisions regarding which
college he will attend. They also ask
for prayers for him when he starts college and the certain culture shock he
will face after having been raised on the mission field. Ron is also asking if anyone has any musical
instruments not in use that they would be willing to donate to Grace International School or to the Morse children for their
further musical education. Grace International School is growing rapidly and is in need of
additional classroom space especially for elementary grades so they don’t have
to turn away any more missionary kids wanting to attend.
remember Chris before the Lord for her ease of assimilation into the community.
People in Semey have been very rude to her and have been making fun of her. She
will not let that deter her from doing God's work there. Continue to pray for
Chris' own health as it may be affected by the years of radiation contamination
there. She will also need prayers for a safe food and water supply.
Chandys Sri Lanka
had trouble with his vision, which he says is improved to 85 percent of normal,
but needs more prayer for full recovery. Pray for space for all the believers
who come for worship at the New Covenant Church, which now has three services for about
200 people each week. Also pray for their efforts to start a Christian radio
station and recording studio for the area. Continue to pray for the new
government in Sri
Lanka and for peace talks
under way between the warring factions.
Nassers Middle East
Pray for the
faith journey of three young women that are attending their church and studying
the Bible with Issam and Joumana, one o f whom has given her life to the Lord.
Joumana is starting a Kids Club with 50 children in attendance. Pray the youth
come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Nigeria July 29-August
A team will
be returning to Nigeria with Sunday Onuoha to visit an orphanage
to provide medical care and evangelize in the area. Stan Cosby, Danny Moss, Lisa White, Joanna Nees and
Norman and Betty Haws are among the team members. Pray for Dr. Cosby as he will be preaching
the ordination service for the Nigeria Annual Conference.
El Salvador Fall, 2002
Pray for the
families who will be receiving the homes we will build in El Salvador. We will likely be working in the
Jayaque area, which was had major damage from the earthquakes in 2001. Pray for
wisdom and a good working relationship with our brothers and sisters in El Salvador.
Allende, Mexico Sept/Oct. 2002
Pray that the
Lord would supply members for a team from FUMC to help complete the church in
Allende that has been under construction for quite some time.
pray for Clarence as he does his work with Bridges for Peace in Israel near Bethlehem. There is fighting all around where he
lives and works. Indeed, pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for Clarence.
Each of our
Faith Promise missionaries has committed their lives to the furthering of the
gospel in places across the globe. Please pray for their continued safety and
God's favor for them. Pray for the effectiveness of their ministry and for their families here