Dunse Malawi, Africa
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
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 at home.
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.
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
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
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