FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

12-25 Jan 2014

 

PRAISE

Naida and I can do nothing but thank God for the abundant blessing poured upon us this past year.  It has been one year since we moved to Mississippi and we continue to be amazed at how He is working in our and the community’s lives. We have been privileged to work hand in hand with volunteers from all across the country as we endeavor to rebuild Lakeshore. Thank you for all your prayers and support.

Also I would like to thank a dear friend Pastor George McDearmon of Ballston Lake Baptist Church NY, who last Wednesday night preached on Perseverance. He encouraged me to get back to work on FSM and FSMWO and this prayer list is the first fruits of that labor.

I received the call yesterday that I have been approved to be the Sunday evening Volunteer Chaplain in our local jail. Please pray I honor God in this endeavor.

Some of you may remember we have been praying from a man from our sending church, Rich Brown who has been recovering from major complications from heart surgery. I just found out and do not have any details but praise God he was baptized today.

Greg Lane of LBC who’s heart seems to be stable since the latest medication change

PRAYER

A young family in CA who had been battling cancer in their young son and now are dealing with a life threatening motorcycle accident of the husband.

Jay, a local man with many burdens, his daughter Amanda who is in remission from cancer

Dan Marra of PVBC recovery from Quad Bi-pass

Rebecca Messer and her children

Casie from Baton rouge who is in ICU after a car accident

Mike’s mom (local family) who is battling cancer

JoEll’s family who is dealing with sickness

Our Friends from ARBCA

Greetings from the Reformed Baptist Church in Payerne, Switzerland

Please pray with us as we seek the Lord’s will for the future projects of the church. During this past year Olivier has been regularly traveling to preach at a small church in Alsace, France. This struggling church is seeking an experienced pastor. Olivier will continue to preach there several times in 2014, as the church decides whether or not to call him as their pastor. If the Lord opens this door, Olivier and Denise would plan to move there to take up the work in the beginning of 2015. The church in Payerne considers calling Stefan to succeed Olivier as the full-time preaching pastor.

Lakeshore Baptist Church

Pray for the ongoing construction of the new church. God has seen fit to fill our calendar with volunteer teams this summer.  Please keep all them in prayer for safety and efficiency. Pray for finances to complete the project.

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Front Columns In Place  .

Continued Prayers for Naida and I in our work in Lakeshore

Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here.

Pray for Naida’s family, especially her sons she left in MA.

Continued healing prayers for:

Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis

Miss B who has been having heart issues

Shelia W. diabetes related issues

Tim Phillips who is recovering from heart attack

Mr. Sam as he continues to fight cancer

Mr. Dan continued recovery from a stroke (Praise God he was able to attend church with us today

Mr. David Travis who has serious health issues

Employment for;

Robert O., Zack B.

Fellow Ministries

Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:  

OUR CURRENT TOP NEEDS

1. We need to build aprons and Verandah on the classroom block.
2. Lightening Protection installation on the buildings.
3. We need to construct a bathroom/toilet for the teachers and another bathroom/toilet for the children on the class room side.
4. Fire Alarm System installation.
5. Flooring remaining classrooms and Verandah .
6. 60 Metallic Double Decker Beds.
7. We need sponsors for the children .
8. We need a school van /Vehicle.
9. We need a kitchen house and dining hall for the school.
10. We need a church building for the school.
11. We want to construct teachers houses/ quarters.
12. We need dormitory uniforms for the children ( casual wear)
13. We need new uniforms for the children.
14. We need school sweaters for the children
15. We need School shoes and sandals for the children.

You can contribute or follow on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/ or Website: www.wellsofhope.org Telephone; 256772407716

International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)

Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.

Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support. htm

Missionaries

rev VaronRev Varon and his family in the Philippines who are in need of finances for:

PRESENT NEEDS:

1. CREEK SIDE DIKE REPAIRS AND DORM REPAIRS = $350.00 three hundred fifty dollars.

2. CHANGE OF CHURCH WALL... I have not presented this last time but we presently included it since our wallings were made of bamboos but it will last an average of one year. We calculated that the cost of bamboo replacements in 6 will be equivalent cost to a concrete wall which will last for 30 years more or less.  The cost to cover the church wall is  =  $500.00 five hundred dollars.

The total needs cost $850.00 eight hundred fifty dollars more or less. So far these are the present needs we need to build-up for the glory of God. Once again, thank you very much my dear Bro. Mike for your labour of love - Hebrews 6:10. GOD BLESS US ALL!!!!!!!

 THE GREAT SHEPHERD ANA-BAPTIST CHURCH

PUROK RIVERSIDE, BANAGO, BACOLOD CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, PHILIPPINES 6100

SINCE MAY 4, 1999 MINISTERING IN THE POOREST OF THE POOR AREA.

 

 

FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

09 - 22 Jun 2013

PRAISE

Congrats to Cristiano and Rachel Deschaine Lagares on the birth of their first child a healthy baby boy

PRAYER 

Roderick asks: I will be moving this week to Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. I will be preparing to work with Wycliffe Bible Translators and also taking courses online with Wesley Biblical Seminary. The master's degree in linguistics at TWU will take two to three years to complete. I would appreciate the prayers of those who have a heart for missions. Imagine what it must be like to live in a culture with no Biblie translated into your heart language.

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Sue asks: Prayer request for healing for my son Troy, 34, Lafayette, La. who has an inflamed esophagus, but also high pancreas levels. They will do a CT scan and also check his gallbladder and do a biopsy on his esophagus tissue. Please continue. I am very grateful!

Barry asks: Prayer for breakthrough and breaking of strongholds Please pray for an intercessor named Jimmy who has been struggling with personal strongholds for years. Our church is praying for a breakthrough for him.

Charles Hewitt asks: Pray for me as I seek a prison ministry position that is M-F so that I can spend time with family and church on weekends. It must be either in Harris or Montgomery County. Thanks very for your prayers.

Samson Joseph wrote: I am lawyer in Pakistan truth help line is working for persecuted Christians provided free legal aid to the forcibly conversion and marriage. Thank u for prayers.

Imogene Johnson asks: Please say a prayer for me...i need a breakthrough ASAP James 5:12 tells us if anyone is sick with any condition to call the Elders of your church and let them pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer must be filled with faith and the Lord will heal the sick and raise them up. The effective fervent prayer of the righteous avails much. Amen!!!!

Marceline who will be undergoing a procedure on Friday

Naida who will have exploratory surgery on Tues

Sandra who is in ICU with cancer

Lakeshore Baptist Church

Sign in place

Pray for the ongoing construction of the new church. God has seen fit to fill our calendar with volunteer teams this summer. Please keep all them in prayer for safety and efficiency. Pray for finances to complete the project.

Continued healing prayers for:

Brian P from MI who has brain cancer
Brittany G. who has health issues
Charmaine who has breast cancer
Kathy D. as she continues to deal with breast cancer
Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis
Don B. who has cancer
Miss B’s sister who has cancer
Miss B who recently spent a few days in the hospital
Miss Gayle who has complications from surgery
Miss Ruth who was diagnosed with a growth on her brain
Mr. Morris who is also ill
Mr. Paul who has back issues
Mr. Sam as he continues to battle cancer
Pam M. who needs neck surgery
Sarah who has been ill for a few weeks
Shelia W. diabetes related issues
Susie S. who is recovering from surgery
Randy B. who has cancer in his right eye
Ray K. who has cancer
Rich Brown recovering (near 3 years) from heart surgery
Tim Phillips who is recovering from heart attack

Employment for; Robert O., Iva F., Jessica R., Mike T. and Tom D. seeking fulltime work.

Continued Prayers for Naida and I in our work in Lakeshore.

Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here.

Pray for Naida’s family, especially her sons she left in MA.

Pray for our financial needs to be met so we can continue the work here.

Fellow Ministries

THE ROBINSON’s Bluegrass Sing and Jam

Please keep our ministry and the folks that we come in contact with in your prayers. We have a number of people who are struggling with health issues, family issues and grief from loss of loved ones. Also, we ask for prayer for those souls who are considering what path they are going to put their trust in, the wide or the narrow.

Blessings,
Mike and Mary Robinson
www.bluegrassgospelsing.com

Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:

Yesterday, i saw the foundation of the buildings being eaten away, I got so scared, the walls might begin to fall, some already show cracks. Pray we can have funds to do the Verandah and Splash Aprons to save the foundations. God bless you.

Francis Ssuubi;Director 5:31pm Jun 9

You can contribute or follow on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/ or Website: www.wellsofhope.org Telephone; 256772407716

Prison Fellowship

Prison Fellowship invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray for Jaci. Her son is in jail awaiting charges that could put him in prison for a long time, and she is caring for his little boy:

"The good news is he has found the Lord. The bad news is I have a six year old grandson and his mother who has mental illness. I feel pretty powerless and truly I am. Jesus is the only one who can make good come out of this mess.

"My prayer is for the charges to be dropped or reduced – that my daughter-in-law could be healed, and that my grandson would be protected from the evil one. Thank you for lifting us up in prayer."

Prison Fellowship's Prayer Team offers volunteers the opportunity to take the needs of prisoners before God during regularly scheduled intervals. To learn more about the prayer team, and how you can participate, click here.

International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)

Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.

Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support.htm

Missionaries

AnthonyAnthony Kwadwo Okyere an Ambassador of Lord Jesus, evangelist in Tema Ghana, who has been going through many many difficulties. He and his family are in need of financial support and prayer as they have been under spiritual attack.

REQUESTS FROM ARBCA MEMBER CHURCHES

Please pray with us regarding the Special Projects for this year. There are many opportunities to advance the cause of the gospel through these efforts. You may find a detailed summary of these projects on the ARBCA website at http://www.arbca.com/special-projects-2013

From Berean Baptist Church in Ceres, California

Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We thank you for your prayers for Berean Baptist Church in Ceres, CA. We are excited about what the Lord is doing in our midst, and in our community. While we are still a small congregation, we have become increasingly aware of the Holy Spirit's work in the church.

This upcoming Lord's Day (June 9th), two men will be ordained to the office of deacon, which is the first time in a few years since Berean has had deacons. On the same Lord's Day three individuals will be baptised. One of these men was brought by one of our members several months ago. Another is a young man in church whose parents are members at Berean. The third is a young lady who our pastor works with, and has forsaken Sikhism, and turned to Christ.

We have been making more concentrated efforts to reach our community. Last month we held a table at a local street fair, and distributed Gospel literature, and spoke with many folks. Next month, we will have a table at our county fair, and do the same. There are thousands expected to attend this event. Pray that these may be an effective way to proclaim God's truth. We're also considering ways in which we may have permanent ministries to the needy in our area. This is a challenge for us, as our pastor works full time, as do all our members. To that end, we would also like to see at least one more pastor/elder at Berean in the near future.

 We praise the Lord for your brotherly love, and prayers in Christ!
www.iamnotjosh.com

From Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church, Georgetown, Texas

We are a church plant sponsored by the Heritage Baptist Church (HBC), Mansfield, Texas, and the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church (SGBC), Ontario, California. The elders of these two churches provide oversight to the work at Emmanuel. Steve Garrick, from HBC, and Bob Curley, from SGBC, were commissioned as church planters. After advertising heavily in the greater Austin area, from March through June 2012, we conducted informational meetings at the end of June. On July 8, 2012, we met for our first worship service. We began meeting in the Georgetown Public Library, and we have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the library staff. We have just recently made arrangements to continue in the library for another year. Initially, we had only a worship service on Sunday mornings, but we added a Christian Education Hour in September.

Chuck and Cindy Cason, as well as Anita and Catherine Baines, have travelled from Mansfield to Georgetown (about a 3 hr. trip one way) every Lord’s Day to help with this church plant. Chuck leads the singing. Cindy helps with set up and greeting. Anita plays piano. Catherine has served as the mainstay of our nursery. All of them have provided invaluable service to the Lord in this good work of church planting. One of the men, who has attended almost from the beginning of our services, is a talented musician and vocalist and will begin playing the piano and leading the singing soon. This will allow these four people to return to the fellowship of HBC. We will miss them immensely.

During the past year, Steve Garrick preached on several aspects of the doctrine of the church, including messages on church leadership and government. During November and December, Bob Curley preached a series of messages on the Lord’s Day. Steve Garrick presented an overview of the 1689 London Baptist Confession during the Education Hour, and recently he has begun a study of Earl Blackburn’s book, Jesus Loves the Church and so Should You.

In March 2013, we presented a draft of the future bylaws and church covenant during our Education Hour, and the people attending had opportunity to discuss these documents, ask questions, and make suggestions. In April 2013, we began accepting applications for membership and conducting interviews of membership candidates. We have been blessed with a number of mature churchmen and churchwomen, who have been Christians for decades and have faithfully served churches of which they have been members. At least two of the applicants will require baptism. We will constitute as a church, vote on the bylaws, and elect elders in a special service on Saturday, July 20, 2013. We will constitute with about 25 adult members, plus three children.

Most recently, Steve Garrick began preaching through the book of Romans. Every message is full of the Gospel and the marvelous wisdom and grace of God in salvation.

We are so very thankful to all of you who have been praying for us and for this church plant. The Lord continues to answer your prayers. Please continue to pray for us. We specifically ask that you pray for health and strength for both Steve and Bob. Also, pray for the transition that Steve and his wife, Randie, will be making soon. They are selling their house near Mansfield and building a house near Georgetown. Most importantly, pray that the Lord will save people, add to the church, and continue to give us a foundation of unity, peace, and love upon which to build His church.

By the Mercy of Jesus,
Bob Curley, Church Planter, ERBC Georgetown, Texas
 

Update and Prayer Letter from Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale, CA

We have continued to meet Lord’s Day after Lord’s Day, morning and evening. Our evening services are comprised of corporate prayer, singing, preaching, and the Lord’s Supper. After finishing a series on the Lord’s Supper last year, then a series on creation, the pulpit ministry has concentrated on a series of sermons on an overview of the New Testament, then several sermons on the parable of Luke 15. With the help of Benjamin Keach, Kenneth Bailey, and others on Luke 15, we were constantly reminded of our Savior’s mission to seek and to save the lost!

We have had a few visiting preachers since we last wrote – Pastors Jim Butler, Steve Marquedant, Lee McKinnon, Jeff Massey, and Kenneth Tillman. Earlier this year Pastor Barcellos spoke several times at Pastor Tillman’s church, Greater Union Baptist Church, Compton, CA, once on the Lord’s Day morning, and twelve Friday night sessions over a six-week period on the functions of the Decalogue in redemptive history. Pastor Barcellos is scheduled to speak at the Building Tomorrow’s Church Conference in Arizona and at Edward’s Air Force Base, Edwards, CA, on creation in June and at the Keach Conference in Virginia in September. Please pray for these opportunities.

We see visitors from time to time. Please pray for more to come and for the Lord to save sinners.

Since our last report to the churches, we have added three new members, bringing our membership to 20.

In February a dear friend of many of our members went to be with Christ. He was 49 and left behind a wife and five children. Also, a visitor has cancer. She is a wife and mother of three. Please pray for both families.

We pray for other churches often and cherish the bonds that are ours in Christ.

On behalf of the saints,
Richard Barcellos, pastor
Grace Reformed Baptist Church
Palmdale, CA
www.grbcav.org

FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

26 May – 08 Jun 2013

 NO EXCUSE

I have no good excuse except to say we have been so busy, that I have neglected my duties to this ministry. Pray God grants me the wisdom to accomplish all He has tasked me with.

PRAISE

The slab is poured on the new church building, the pilings cut and this week starts the summer blitz of teams every week thorough July.

PRAYER

 For all our service men and women; past, present and future. We especially remember those who gave their lives in the defense of freedom this Memorial Day weekend.

 Pastor Ed Murphy of Shoreline Baptist Church as he is battling complications from Gall Bladder surgery.

 Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the folks in Oklahoma.

 As June 1st approaches (the official start of hurricane season) please pray this year will be a peaceful one.

 Please pray for a young man Giovanni, who stopped me in Lowes today. He noted my Christ makes you Free T-shirt and asked if I would pray for him. He said he was having one of the worst days of his life and just needed prayer. I invited him to church and I gave him my card and told him to call or text me if he wanted to talk. Pray we can connect again.

 A Daughter's Prayer Request (from the inside) I pray that I get to go home very soon. That my parents may be happy and healthy. All those calling out to God may receive the hope they are looking for.  I pray for the soldiers, those incarcerated, and their families to be together soon and stay safe. God bless all those at LCPM and their families. ~Amber Riley

 Dear Friends, I am having a biopsy of the thyroid gland because an ultrasound of the thyroid showed a nodule.  I am also wearing a heart monitor because I have experienced a lot of changes in my heart rhythm which is very annoying and causing anxiety.

 So, I ask for your prayer covering that there will be no noticeable side effects from the biopsy that the tissue will be benign and the root cause of this nodule will be identified and removed. 

 I have worn the heart monitor for 3 weeks and have another week to go.  This is also very annoying.  I am asking the Lord to shed light on the erratic heart rhythm, the extra beats - sometimes speeding up and then slowing down and long pauses that makes me think my heart is going to stop.  When I walk fast or try to exercise it goes haywire.  Extremely annoying because I like to walk when I pray.

 In my spirit I do not feel that either of these issues is major but more like the "little foxes that try to spoil the vine" - I am asking God to uncover the mystery, give me the remedy and then release me to "get back upon the wall" where I am comfortable and where I belong.  But also I do not want to be foolish and ignore something that should be addressed. 

 I ask for your prayers for answers to these two issues.  For wisdom in how to walk this out and for understanding in changes that I have to make in order to be strong and healthy again.  The enemy would like to knock out the intercessors but I remain on The Rock Which Is Christ Jesus and I Shall Not Be Moved!!!!

 Thank you my dearest friends.  There is so much power in your prayers!!!   Lovingly, Dorothy Ross

  I am asking for prayer for strength and guidance in caring for my husband’s early onset of dementia, it is an unexpected challenge. – Julie Vigeant

 Lakeshore Baptist Church

 Pray for the ongoing construction of the new church. As noted in the praise section God has seen fit to fill our calendar with volunteer teams this summer.  Please keep all them in prayer for safety and efficiency. Pray for finances to complete the project.

 Please pray for me as I continue to manage this building project.

 Please pray for the Patterson family upon the passing of Ms. Violet Patterson. This dear saint will be missed by many.

 Please pray for Ms. Gayle who has been transferred to a care facility as the doctors now think she may have bleeding on the brain.

 Continued healing prayers for:

Brittany G. who has health issues
Angela who is recovering from disk surgery to her neck
Mr. Sam as he continues to battle cancer
Kathy D. as she continues to deal with breast cancer
Shelia W. diabetes related issues
Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis
Rich B. recovering (near 2 years) from heart surgery
Miss Jackson who is ill
Don B. who has cancer
Miss B’s sister who has cancer
Ray K. who has cancer
Mr. Morris who is also ill
Angela’s dad who is sick
Ms. Ruth who was diagnosed with a growth on her brain
Mickey who has health issues
Brian P from MI who has brain cancer
Susie S. who has health issues
Lynn who will undergo triple bypass
Randy B. who has cancer in his right eye
Charmaine who has breast cancer

Employment for;

Robert O., Iva F., Jessica R., Mike T. and Tom D. seeking fulltime work.

Continued Prayers for Naida and I in our work in Lakeshore.

Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here.

Pray for Naida’s family, especially her sons she left in MA.

Pray for our financial needs to be met so we can continue the work here.

Fellow Ministries

THE ROBINSON’s Bluegrass Sing and Jam

 Some updates on recent prayer requests; Dave McDonald passed away as did Maria's Mom, Josephine. Please pray for the families involved during this sad time.

 Rebecca Rose is having cancer treatments and we humbly ask for continued prayer for her complete recovery.

 Annie, the young mother we've had up for prayer several times for a rare form of lymphoma just started the transplant process, so please continue to pray for her.

 A praise report concerning my great niece Kathryn. Just as I was leaving for the Ladies Retreat, I received a call from my sister Barbara that her granddaughter had been stabbed in the eye. It was very scary for a couple of days, but thankfully, she is on the mend and should make a full recovery.

 Lastly, please visit our website often to see updated schedules for festivals. We are very much looking forward to seeing our northeast bluegrass friends and we appreciate so much your prayer and financial support as we seek to serve Jesus in the Gospel Sing Ministry.

 Blessings,
 Mike and Mary Robinson
www.bluegrassgospelsing.com
 

Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:  

 God is good, in a period of one year, we have been able to build Wells of Hope Academy, Even though we have not completed, we are far better than most government schools which have existed for years. Yet we do not have enough funds, we thank God who has used our friends to donate.

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/643188-upe-schools-in-financial-crisis.html

You can contribute or follow on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/ or Website: www.wellsofhope.org Telephone; 256772407716

 Prison Fellowship

 Prison Fellowship invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray for Joe and his family:

 "I come before you and humbly ask that you lift myself and my daughter up as we go through some challenging times," writes Joe. "I ask that you help enlighten me as to ways of dealing with issues that I cannot overcome. I ask that you help me with wisdom as to when and why God allows these things to happen... I just ask for your prayers in all areas of my life. Thank you so much!!"

 Prison Fellowship's Prayer Team offers volunteers the opportunity to take the needs of prisoners before God during regularly scheduled intervals. To learn more about the prayer team, and how you can participate, click here.

International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)

Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.

Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support. htm

Missionaries

No Reports this period

 

 REQUESTS FROM ARBCA MEMBER CHURCHES

 From Grace Bible Church in Catawissa, PA

 Greetings to our ARBCA brethren:

 I do have one exciting newbie to report. Several years ago, our elder Howard Long, suggested that we step out in faith and bring in a youth worker. We did not have a sizable youth age group, and for the most part, I was handling their teaching and activities along with our deacon Roy Bunger. This led to a progression of prayer, a regional search and various meetings with candidates. Now, we have brought in a young man, Jonathan Madera (with his devoted wife, Jess) as a youth minister. Jon will work alongside me as an assistant, and, when ready, to take the reins of this precious ministry.

 Through an active youth ministry, we want to position our church as a hub for other smaller evangelical churches in the area. This will not only allow our youth to extend their friendships to other Christian youth in the larger community, but will also encourage our younger families to know that we are investing in the next generation of the Lord’s church. We believe that a solid Reformed youth ministry will bring forth much fruit, not only in our body, but throughout our community. Our congregation has accepted the challenge, and we realize that this faith ministry will come at a substantial cost. Although the Gospel is freely given, and freely received, it never comes without a cost.

 I would ask for prayer for Grace Bible Church. Please pray that, as a congregation, our hearts will enlarge for our Savior and each other. Please pray that our passion for the Kingdom will envision and empower our actions, and that we would become a singular body—a called, chosen, and sanctified community in Christ. 

 In Christ,
Charles Busada, Pastor

 Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, Kirkland, WA

 Early Thursday morning I leave for another trip to Cuba. The purpose this time is to teach Doctrine of the Church to students enrolled in the Los Pinos Nuevos Seminary at the main campus in the center of the island. Classes begin Tuesday, May 28, and conclude Friday afternoon, which means there is much material to cover in a short period of time. Arriving early allows me to accept at least two preaching invitations in local churches on Saturday and Sunday. 

 Following this opportunity, I will rent a car and drive east to preach in a Los Pinos Nuevos church in Las Tunas and then to preach for a combined worship service of the Reformed Baptist Association. The next morning, Monday, I am scheduled to speak to the pastors of the association. I will return to Miami on Tuesday, June 4.

 This trip is a little shorter than many but filled with opportunity for ministry. In addition to serving the churches of the Los Pinos Nuevos Convention, I am able once again to preach and teach in the context of our dear Reformed Baptist brethren. Daniel and Jatniel Perez have done much to plan this visit. As always, your prayers for this effort are much appreciated. I truly sense your prayerful support on each of these trips. Thank you for this gospel fellowship.

 Cordially in Christ,
Don Lindblad

 

FSM / FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

21-28 April 2013

PRAISE

We set and concreted in the final wood piling last Thursday on the new church.

For the new couple who joined our church today.

PRAYER

Dr. Russ Moore upon his appointment to head the SBC Ethics and Liberty Commission

Ken Jordon’s family upon his passing

John’s son Jeremiah who is back serving in the Middle East

Ms. Doris in ICU

Pastor Stan at Grace Temple on his new community outreach work

The mission to Cuba and the visiting Pastor's from there.

The Gulf Coast Baptist Association’s Church Growth and Revitalization program

Lakeshore Baptist Church

Pray for the ongoing construction of the new church foundation; specifically for more volunteers to continue the work.

JoEll our church secretary who injured her back

Continued healing prayers for:
Brittany G. who has health issues
Angela who is recovering from disk surgery to her neck
Mr. Sam as he continues to battle cancer
Kathy D. as she continues to battle breast cancer
Shelia W. diabetes related issues
Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis
Rich B. recovering (near 2 years) from heart surgery
Miss Violet P. who was diagnosed with cancer and is not doing well
Miss Jackson who is ill
Don B. who has cancer
Miss B’s sister who has cancer
Greg L. who is recovering from Heart Surgery
Ray K. who has cancer
Mr. Morris who is also ill
Angela’s dad who is sick
Ms. Ruth who was diagnosed with a growth on her brain
Mickey who has health issues
Brian P from MI who has brain cancer
Susie S. who has health issues
Lynn who will undergo triple bypass
Randy B. who has cancer in his right eye
Charmaine who has breast cancer
Fred M. who has rickets
Nola a little girl with pneumonia
Pastor Don’s mother in law
Ms. Helen’s sister in law
Jimmy P. heart surgery
Miss Vivian recovering in the hospital

Employment for;

Rusty, Robert O., Iva F., Jessica R., Mike T. and Tom D. seeking fulltime work.

Continued Prayers for Naida and I in our work in Lakeshore.

Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here.

Pray for Naida’s family, especially her sons she left in MA.

Pray for our financial needs to be met so we can continue the work here.

Fellow Ministries

Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:  

Wells of Hope would like to thank God for;

1.      Gilbert  one of our children who had been admitted in intensive care about two weeks ago, he is now healed and he is fine.

2.      We thank God for providing funds for Electricity supply and connections at Wells of Hope School for children of prisoner’s .We expect that the supply company will connect the power in two weeks’ time.

3.      With God’s help and your support on 4th April 2013, children of prisoners here at Wells of Hope, visited their parents in prison, 12 children were meeting their parents for the first time.

4.      On 6th April 2013, we were able to make full/final payment for the 10 acres on which we have the Wells of Hope Academy, the only school for children of prisoners in the whole world.

5.      The gardening of sweet potatoes at the school and vegetable farming at the academy.

6.      God has managed to sustain the ministry work up to this date and time and His glory is being portrayed every day, changing lives, many soul being reached out.

7.      The children are in good health and also the continued availability of food at the school.

8.      Continued counseling support, the Scripture Union visits as they help the children grow spiritually and also build on their self-esteem.

9.      Continued Prison ministry, our volunteers have been able to go preach and conduct bible studies.

10.  The Staff who are dedicated at helping and also expanding the ministry of God.

11.  for the partners who continue to support wells of hope through thick and thin.

At Wells of Hope we would like you to pray for the following;

 1.      For the prisoners in Uganda especially those who are sick in prison for the Lord to heal them.

2.      Pray that the Lord provides us items for the Garage sale this June, 2013

3.      The Rapid assessment of children of prisoners in Uganda research project and the role of grandmothers in the lives of children of prisoner.

4.      Increment of the staff salaries (school and office)

5.      We need items to sell for the Garage sale this June, 2013.

6.      Pray for Our Executive Director to get travel funds to attend the World Congress against the Death Penalty, taking place in Madrid on 12 June, we want to raise our concerns in regard to the effect of Death penalty on Children.

7.      From Madrid, Francis will go to United Kingdom Between 16th June 2013 and 26th June 2013, pray for God to provide travel funds and also pray that God opens doors for him to share about Wells of Hope.

8.      Pray for Wells of Hope to buy a car because hiring one is costly and inconvenient. Same amount used to hire a car in a year car buy a new one.

9.       Most of the children lack warm clothing, they need school sweaters and jackets, May God release USD 1420 to get sweaters and jackets shoes for all the children! 

10.  Most of the children lack school shoes and sandals to use after the classes which make them to look shabby and they can easily hurt their feet, we need $ 1400

11.  The beds are not enough are most of them and broken, some children sleep on the floor. We need USD 7200 urgently to get 60 metallic double beds!

12.  Pray for more children to be sponsored, our target is 80!

13.  Pray for Wells of Hope Children’s Choir to make a tour of the US next year!

14.  Pray that we can put verandah and aprons on the buildings or else the foundation of the buildings is under great threat, may God provide $ 5370.

15.  Pray that God provides money for the play field and games equipment for the children to play at Wells of Hope.

16.  Pray for the Wells of Hope volunteers who go to preach and conduct bible studies in prison, pray that the Lord provides them means of transport to go there.

17.  Pray that we can help prisoners with supplies like soap, food for the sick prisoners and sugar.

18. God to provide a salary or a wage for the Executive Director, given our new budget, we have no source of funds for him.

Francis Ssuubi, Director

You can contribute or follow on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/ or Website: www.wellsofhope.org Telephone; 256772407716

Prison Fellowship

Prison Fellowship invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray:

•that more prisoners would seize the opportunity to show love to their children through Angel Tree in 2013.

•for Patty Colson and the Colson family. April 21 will be the first anniversary of Chuck’s going home to be with the Lord.

•for Justice Fellowship’s "Overcriminalization 101" education event on Capitol Hill on April 19.

•for worship teams serving at Stateville Minimum Security Unit in Illinois who will share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the inmates in the work camp on Saturday, April 20.

•for excitement and encouragement to go the extra mile for those attending the upcoming Angel Tree celebration in East St. Louis area. Pray for Curt Swisher, the new area coordinator.

International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)

Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.

Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support. htm

Missionaries

Congrats to Dan and Amy Tabb, missionaries to Ireland upon the birth of their second child. Senan Christopher Tabb, all 10lbs of him was born on April 10th.

It is with regret that we must announce that the Messer’s long time missionaries to Cote de Ivory (Ivory Coast) have left the mission field for personal reasons. Please keep the family in prayer.Senan Christopher TabbSenan Christopher Tabb

REQUESTS FROM ARBCA MEMBER CHURCHES

From our Coordinator

The ARBCA General Assembly convenes on April 23, 2013 at the Grace Fellowship Church in Bremen, IN where Pastor Jon Hueni services.  Gordon and Rayna Taylor will be attending.  Gordon will also be involved in many committee meetings during the week as well as the all-day Administrative Council meeting on Monday April 22.  Please pray for the blessing of the Lord to rest upon the General Assembly and that the Lord will give safety to all who travel.

From Cornerstone Church in Mesa, Arizona

Please pray for Pastor John Forbes from Cornerstone Church in Mesa, AZ as he was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  He has started chemo treatments.

From Berean Baptist Church Ceres, CA

Dear Brethren,

Greetings too all of you in the name of our great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is with great joy I write to you and anticipate seeing you soon in Indiana.

It was with great regret that I was not able to be with you last year but God's wisdom is perfect and good.

We have experienced God’s grace abundantly at Berean Baptist. The last time I was with you I was considering the possibility that God could be ending our church plant effort. Immediately upon leaving the GA, I was contacted by our brother Bob Curly who informed me of a building opportunity near us.

We have been meeting in that place for almost a year and a half now. When we moved there, we could barely support a small supplemental salary for me. The cost of the building, while it is a great deal, was more than we could afford. Through the gracious support of a few churches and individuals, we were able to secure the building for a year. After a year, through the addition of several families, we are now able to independently cover the expenses of the building and the supplemental salary. Our budget is down to the penny for those things but the Lord is providing.

Our church body has grown together through a few trials. We have seen God's hand as the church body has served as His hands and feet in serving one another. 

Most recently we have started three home fellowship groups. This developed as an application from preaching through Ephesians and seeing the role of the body of Christ and the importance of Christian Community.

In June we will ordain two men to the office of deacon. This is a huge blessing for us as the one deacon we had moved down to Escondido to attend seminary.

The two men are Jim Holland and his son, Sean Holland. Both men have demonstrated the role of deacon without the official title which will make for a very smooth transition. They both have a sincere love for the Lord, His Word and His Church. They have been a huge blessing to me as they have stepped up and taken away from me many of the weekly responsibilities I have held for our first 6 years. Words cannot express the blessing this has been.

Sean Holland has been teaching our adults in Sunday school with a curriculum he has written on the life of Christ and the birth of the New Testament Church.

This weekend (April 19) our ladies will have their first ladies retreat at a cabin belonging to some friends of ours. Our men have also been meeting twice monthly and going through Jonathan Edwards Advice to Young Converts. This has been an exceptional time of growth as we see our need for growth in some very good basic Christian religion regardless of how long we have been saved. It has proved very fruitful.

Please continue to pray the Lord bless our church to be a light in our community. We are also still praying for the ability to support a pastor full time. We also would like to see the Lord raise up or send us another elder so we can have a plurality.

These things we ask of the Lord with great thankfulness for His faithfulness to us. He is good

We continue to pray regularly for our churches in ARBCA as well as the Missionary Updates we receive.

Thank you, brethren for your participation in the gospel ministry. It is my pleasure to serve alongside you in the kingdom of our risen Lord and Savior.

God Bless His church,
Robert Cole, Pastor

From Covenant Baptist Church, the Church Plant in Clarksville, TN

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We are always thankful to the Lord for your partnership with us in the work of the gospel here in Clarksville, and for your prayers in our behalf before the throne of grace. 

For those of you who will be at the General Assembly next week, there is a fuller report of what the Lord has been doing here in Clarksville over the past year in the GA notebook.  But here are several matters for thanksgiving and prayer.

Join with us in thanking the Lord for His great mercy and blessings towards us here in Clarksville.  One recent blessing to our growing body has been the presence of Mark and Cheryl Hatfield.  Mark is an elder at Grace Baptist Church in Taylors, SC.  They have come to Clarksville for the months of March and April to assist in the work here.  As a church family we have been blessed by their warm hospitality.  We also have been blessed as Mark has preached to us from Colossians in our evening service.  We are also thankful to the Lord for bringing to us three families who are in the process of formally joining with us.  It is a great joy to see the Lord adding to our number those who are committed to Christ and His Church.  We also thank the Lord for the increased attendance at our weekly prayer meeting.  The times of prayer and fellowship have been a rich blessing. 

Please continue to pray for the Lord to grow our forming church body in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Pray for the Lord to raise up elders and deacons in our midst as He sees fit.  Pray for us to be faithful witnesses of the Lord here in Clarksville.  Thank you again, brethren, for your prayers.

In Christ,
John Miller
Church Planter in Clarksville, TN

 

FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

24 March – 06 April 2013

PRAISE

Lakeshore Baptist Church Thank God for the good weather, we now have 24 of the 48 wooden piling in. You can see more at www.rebuildlakeshore.com

PRAYER

Duncan requests: My wife, Anna, is pregnant with twin boys due in August. I ask prayers for her health, the health of the twins, and for Anna's conversion to Christ. I am grateful for your prayers. In Him.

Many of you have been praying for Nicholas. Here is an update. The Lord has answered your prayers. He is a God of miracles. Peace, Laszlo Pasztor, Grace Baptist Church Carlisle PA

I spoke with Nicholas' father last evening. Nicholas is surprising the medical community every day. He has been transferred from the intensive cardiac care unit into a regular room, all of the tubing has been removed, he is eating, making sense when he talks, and if you didn't know his condition when he arrived at the hospital you would not believe his story. "White lung" which is just one of the complications, is deadly - you don't recover from this condition. There is some residual fluid in the lungs (pneumonia) but that is improving day by day. Every time I speak with his father some more facts come to the surface.

To go back to the morning his mother found him in his bed dead - Michelle is a nurse so she knew what to do; although his body was blue and there was no pulse, she got him onto the floor and started chest compressions which she continued until the ambulance arrived at the house. She was able to get a weak pulse.

Arriving at the hospital in a comatose state, Nick's family was not given any hope. It was decided to life flight Nicholas to the Baltimore University Hospital. When the transport arrived and Nicholas' condition was assessed by the transport team they refused to transport him saying it was useless because he would die for certain during the transport....they told His mother they were 100% certain that he would not make it to the Hospital. The family insisted but was told to say there last goodbyes because it would be the only chance they would have to see Nicholas alive. The family stood praying and watching in disbelief as their lifeless son was airlifted away.

By now dozens of people were praying. More phone calls were made and frantic emails were sent out and hundreds of people were praying. Another bad report from the hospital prompted more emails and phone calls and eventually there were thousands of people crying out to God on behalf of Nicholas. Isn't there something in the Bible about the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous? Of course there is!!

Just to let you know what effectual means so you will get a clearer picture of what happens when you pray: productive, successful, compelling, forceful, powerful, and persuasive.

And then there is fervent: passionate, intense, heated, ardent, burning, flaming, fierce.

And so, putting it all together - while productive, compelling, forceful, persuasive, powerful, passionate, intense, burning, ardent and fierce prayers were being made, the answer was on the way!!!!!

Nicholas still needs our prayers as there are other complications that need to be assessed i.e., brain damage (We believe there will be none!) etc. His family still needs prayer, especially his siblings who cannot go into the house and are staying with relatives. His mother and father are exhausted and not sleeping well. And pray for anything else the Lord puts on your heart. His father, who is a pastor, also has a full time job, and he had to start back to work today.

My grateful job now is letting you know how important all of you have been on this journey. We could not have made it through this test without your strength, encouragement, and words of comfort. When the Body of Christ comes together as one there is power to move mountains and bring life where there is death. Never ever think that your prayers do not count. God says they do! Keep Praying! Keep moving mountains! Remember what ardent and fervent mean.

A thousand Thanks from the Donnelly family. And thank you from me, Nicholas' great aunt, Dorothy Ross

Lakeshore Baptist Church

Pray for those in the community to join us in fellowship

Pray for the ongoing construction of the new church foundation; specifically for more volunteers to continue the work.

 

Continued healing prayers for:
Brittany G. who has health issues
Angela who is recovering from disk surgery to her neck
Mr. Sam as he continues to battle cancer
Kathy D. as she continues to battle breast cancer
Shelia W. diabetes related issues
Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis
Rich B. recovering (near 2 years) from heart surgery
Violet P. who was recently diagnosed with cancer
Miss Jackson who is ill
Don B. who has cancer
Miss B’s sister who has cancer
Greg L. who is recovering from Heart Surgery
Ray K. who has cancer
Mr. Morris who is also ill
Angela’s dad who is sick
Rick B. battling cancer
Ms. Ruth who was diagnosed with a growth on her brain
Mickey who has health issues
Brian P from MI who has brain cancer
Susie S. who has health issues
Lynn who will undergo triple bypass
Randy B. who has cancer in his right eye
Charmaine who has breast cancer
Fred M. who has rickets
Nola a little girl with pneumonia
Pastor Don’s mother in law
Ms. Helen’s sister in law
Jimmy P. heart surgery

Employment for; Rusty, Robert O., Iva F., Jessica R., Mike T. and Tom D. seeking fulltime work.

Prayers for Naida and I in our work in Lakeshore.

Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here.

Pray for Naida’s family, especially her sons she left in MA.

Pray for our financial needs to be met so we can continue the work here.

 

Fellow Ministries

Freedom Ministries, Elizabethtown, KY

God is blessing our ministry. At this time we're not doing pen-paling with NEW prisoners. Still write to those with serious struggles. We continue to write our regulars. We're involved with the reentry council trying to stir up some interest there. Having a family engagement setting next week. The KY DOC will be there to facilitate it. Street ministry is going well. God is sending people to help out as we feed from our van those living out of motels once a month. Rick also prays with people at the hospital once a week. That is going well too, praise the Lord!

Please pray for God’s guidance blessing and financial support for this ministry.

Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:  

We request you to pray as follows:

1. Children will be visiting their parents in Prison on 4th April, pray for God to provide funds for travel and lunches on that day!

2. We need USD 1100 urgently to make a Easter Monday day out for the children and for a special meal for them on Easter day. We have planned to take them to the Zoo/ and Beach to have fun.

3. We need items to sale for the Garage sale this June, 2013

4. Pray for Our Executive Director to get travel funds to attend the World Congress Against the Death Penalty, taking place in Madrid on 12 June, we want to raise our concerns in regard to the effect of Death penalty on Children.

5. Pray for Gilbert one of the children ,is admitted in intensive care unit!

6. Pray for Wells of Hope to buy a car because hiring one is costly and inconvenient. Same amount used to hire a car in year car buy a new one.

7. most of the children lack warm clothing, they need school sweaters and jackets , May God release USD 1420 to get sweaters and jackets shoes for all the children!.

8. Most of the children lack school shoes and sandals to use after the classes which makes them to look shabby and they can easily hurt their feet,we need $ 1400

9. The beds are not enough are most of them and broken, some children sleep on the floor. We need USD 7200 urgently to get 60 metallic double beds!

10. Pray for more children to be sponsored our target is 80!

11. Pray for Wells of Hope Children’s Choir to make a tour of the US next year!

12. For the partners who continue to support wells of hope sacrificially, that God will bless their families .

13. Pray that we can put verandah and aprons on the buildings or else the foundation of the buildings is under great threat, may God provide $ 5370.

14. Pray that God provides money for the play field and games equipment for the children to play at Wells of Hope.

Francis Ssuubi, Director

You can contribute or follow on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/ or Website: www.wellsofhope.org Telephone; 256772407716

 Prison Fellowship

Prison Fellowship invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray:

•for the new Gospel choir beginning at Muskegon Correctional Facility in Michigan, under Prison Fellowship's direction.

•for Prison Fellowship Ministries CEO Jim Liske as he speaks at the Transform World 2020 Prayer Summit, in Kansas City, Missouri, March 25-27.

•for the Prisoners to Pastors program beginning this week at the Muskegon Correctional Facility.

•for Jim Liske as he attends Easter services at the Central Florida Reception Center and the Desoto Annex. Pray for Prison Fellowship staff and volunteers participating in the celebration, and for the staffs of the two prisons.

•for Garland Hunt, who will be attending Easter services in two Texas prisons: Sanders Estes Unit in Venus on Saturday morning and the Federal Correctional Institute-Seagoville in Seagoville on Sunday morning.

International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)

Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.

Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support. htm

Missionaries

 No requests this period

 REQUESTS  FROM ARBCA MEMBER CHURCHES

 From Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Lenox, Georgia

 We covet your ongoing prayers for the continued steady spiritual growth of our church family as a whole.

 With gratitude and gladness to be in the service of our Lord with you all,

Pastor Kurt M. Smith
Sovereign Grace Baptist Church
Lenox, Georgia

From Reformed Baptist Church of Kansas City

Beloved Brethren in Christ,

Know that our Wednesday evening prayer meetings regularly include prayer from the ARBCA missions prayer list and the weekly email updates from the churches.  We find it helpful to pray for our sister churches and then similarly for our own flock, as we share many of the same concerns and needs. 

Feel free to pray for us and yourselves with the following list. J

· …this season of pruning would quickly be followed by a long season of fruit: attenders becoming members; increase of visitors and families; addition of like-minded workers able to assist in the work at RBCKC; rather than discouragement, an encouragement of increased Christ-centered unity, love, and godliness among our existing members and attenders.

 · ..the Spirit will produce much fruit in our flock and families through our studies in 1 Timothy, Baptist History, and the Baptist Confession.

 · ..our weekly prayer meetings would be marked by an increased fervor and effectiveness.

 · ..an increased love both for Christ and the lost, so that we would share Christ with the lost and rejoice in the lost turning to Christ.

 · ..our youth—especially the teenage boys—would feel the seriousness of their sin and their need for Christ, turn to Christ, and grow in godliness and maturity.

 · ..wisdom and strength and holiness for me as a bi-vocational pastor who is now the only officer in the church, that I might not just “get by” but excel to God’s glory in leading and loving my own family and my church family while adorning Christ in a secular job, as well.

Because He first loved us,
Pastor Martin Nish
Reformed Baptist Church of Kansas City

 

FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

10-23 Mar 2013

PRAISE

 Lakeshore Baptist Church Thank God for the good weather, we now have the first level of the concrete columns poured.

 PRAYER

From our online friends:

 Imogene Johnson  I pray sin, sickness, disease, oppression, poverty and the wickedness of the devil shall not prevail against your people but will be reversed now and forever in the name of Jesus. Let no weapon formed against them be condemned. You are the God of 2nd chances and you have forgiven all their transgressions also have blocked them out of your mind. Give your people the grace to repent and receive you in their heart. Glory be to our father.

 Doreen Lovell Adonai I come before you in the name of Yeshua our soon coming king of glory. I pray You open the flood gates of heaven and pour out your blessings upon Your people. Stretch forth you right hand dear God and heal your people who are suffering, we claim spiritual healing, financial healing and physical healing. In the name of Yeshua, (Jesus) we take authority over the air, east, west, north and south; we break down the strong hold of Satan and say depart Satan no weapon form against us shall prosper. Father we place before you BINOY and his family, we pray for your direct intervention, we pray that their needs will be met, give them a testimony Abba one to show the world that you reigneth forever and ever. Amen

For Reformation Today magazine that God will continue to use it for HIS glory.

For Brother Erroll Hulse and the group training black ministers on Africa

Cowboy Church Mon Mar 4, 2013 5:59 am (PST) . Posted by: "Cowboy Pastor Dan"

To all my friends; You may be wondering why you have not heard from me in several months. Some of you know I am "The Last Circuit Riding Preacher" On September 30 of 2012 we (My son Gary, my wife Grace and I) left the Butler County Cowboy Church on horseback to begin our journey. I will be riding through all the lower 48 states sharing the Love of Jesus, helping those that cannot help themselves, and collecting stories of faith, values, perseverance, and hard ships for a book. Now I will be riding horseback through the Northern states during the summer the Southern states during the winter and the middle states spring and fall. I suspect that this journey could take 3 years or more depending where the Lord leads us and how long I need to stay to help someone. If I come across an elderly person that needs 3 weeks of help there we will stay. This means we have no idea how long the journey will take and only God knows, he knows where we are going and where we will be staying. This journey is not about me or my son or my wife but about sharing the Love of Jesus and doing his work. I would like for you to follow our webpage and Facebook then share it with your friends. Stay safe in the saddle (Founded in Christ) and Out of the wire (Resist Satan's traps) http://www.facebook .com/pages/ THE-LAST- CIRCUIT-RIDING- PREACHER/ 321054852185 http://www.the- last-circuit- riding-preacher. com/

Check out the updates on Facebook and our website. God Bless Cowboy Pastor Dan Boyd 316-722-1609

Lakeshore Baptist Church

Pray for those in the community to join us in fellowship

Pray for the ongoing construction of the new church foundation; specifically for more volunteers to continue the work.

Continued healing prayers for:

Brittany G. who has health issues
Angela who is recovering from disk surgery to her neck
Mr. Sam who begins chemo soon
Kathy D. undergoing Radiation treatment for Breast Cancer
Shelia W. diabetes related issues
Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis
Rich B. recovering (near 2 years) from heart surgery
Violet P. who was recently diagnosed with cancer
Miss Jackson who is ill
Ms. Redford who is ill
Don B. who has cancer
Miss B’s sister who has cancer
Greg L. who is recovering from Heart Surgery
Ray K. who has cancer
Mr. Morris who is also ill
Angela’s dad who is sick

Employment for;

Rusty, Robert O., Iva F., Jessica R., Mike T. and Tom D. seeking fulltime work.

Prayers for Naida and I in our work in Lakeshore.

Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here.

Pray for Naida’s family, especially her sons she left in MA.

Pray for our financial needs to be met so we can continue the work here.

Fellow Ministries

Bluegrass Gospel Sing and Jam

Please be in prayer for our friend Lynda and the family situation she is heartbroken over. We also ask for prayer for the passing of Verna Southard. Verna and her sister Mary would attend the Maine festivals together. We called them “the ladies” – both sweet and dear folks. Verna lost her short battle with cancer. Please pray for Mary and for the rest of their family including Verna’s two sons. A Pastor friend of ours’ wife has some scary looking spots which will need to be further tested. Please uplift Susan in prayer. Please continue to lift up Ginny and Val for lung cancer, Sarah for her battle with leukemia. Annie for her battle with lymphoma and today a man named Dick Burdo from the northeast is having open heart surgery. God is able to answer these heart petitions and we thank you in advance for partnering with us in prayer.

We want to congratulate Jeff & Becky Haley (Becky Buller) on the birth of their baby girl, Romy Elizabeth. We love Becky and know she and Jeff will be wonderful parents.

May the Lord bless you in all that you encounter this week.

In His Name,
Mike & Mary Robinson
www.bluegrassgospelsing.com
 

Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:  

We pray that we can have funds to protect our children from Lightening, yesterday there were deaths in a another school here http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/640442-lightning-kills-2-teachers-at-school.html

Francis Ssuubi, Director

You can contribute or follow on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/ or Website: www.wellsofhope.org Telephone; 256772407716 

International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)

Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.

Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support. htm

Missionaries

The Tabb’s in Ireland

Greetings one and all, things are getting interesting over here to say the least - all good as far as I can see!

UPDATE: I'M BACK TWO WEEKS FROM USA AFTER SOME TRAINING IN ATLANTA AROUND COACHING & LEADING PEOPLE, AS WELL AS HOW TO COLLABORATE TO SERVE THE CITY WE LIVE IN. SINCE BACK I'VE HAD MEETINGS WITH PEOPLE IN COMMUNITY AROUND OUR VISION FOR PEOPLE OF BALLYMUN, AS WELL AS HOW WE MIGHT BETTER SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS: REVAMPED SCHEDULE TO BE MORE INTENTIONAL ABOUT BEING WITH PEOPLE, SHARING LIFE TOGETHER - INCLUDING MY FAMILY!!!

WE HAVE MET WITH SCHOOL IN BALLYMUN AND BRANCH OF CITY GOVERNMENT TO TAKEOVER SCHOOL SPORTS FACILITIES WHICH WE HELPED IMPROVE OVER PAST 8 YEARS. WE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS AREA DURING NON SCHOOL HOURS. WE JUST NEED TO SECURE $200,000 OF FUNDING TO RENOVATE THE ARENA ERECTED IN 2009. WE HAVE A VERY GENEROUS OFFER PENDING FROM A PHILANTHROPIST IN USA THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO GO FORWARD WITH THIS PROJECT. LOOKING AT JULY TIME FRAME FOR SUCH.

WE HAVE ENTERED INTO NEGOTIATIONS FOR BIGGER OFFICE SPACE NEXT TO OUR CURRENT LOCATION. THE NEW OFFICES WOULD BE BIGGER, PRIVATE AND ALLOW US TO BE OPEN LATE AT NIGHT, AS WELL AS WEEKENDS. WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO MUCH MORE WITH THE SPACE IF WE WERE AWARDED IT. RIGHT NOW ITS BETWEEN US AND 1 OTHER ORGANIZATION AS TO WHO WILL OCCUPY THE SITE ONCE RENOVATIONS ARE COMPLETE IN 8 WEEKS TIME.

MET WITH CITY GOVERNMENT AND ASKED FOR PIECE OF PRIME REAL ESTATE IN BALLYMUN TO BUILD A 2,500 SEAT BASKETBALL VENUE. WE WOULD PARTNER WITH A TOP DUBLIN BASKETBALL CLUB ON THIS PROJECT, WITH THEM RAISING THE FUNDS TO BUILD THE FACILITY AND BE THE MAIN TENANT. THE GOVERNMENT WAS HAPPY WITH THE OUR PARTNERSHIP AND IDEA, ASKING FOR A FORMAL PROPOSAL. WE HAVE SUBMITTED THE PROPOSAL AND NOW AWAIT THE GOVERNMENTS RESPONSE.

HAD MEETING WITH PEOPLE OF INFLUENCE WHO WERE OPEN TO SUPPLYING A MINISTRY CENTER IN NEXT COUPLE YEARS THAT WOULD SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY. THE VISION WOULD BE FOR THE CENTER TO HAVE A FOOD BANK, CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION AREA, MEDICAL & DENTAL CHECKUPS, FITNESS & DIETARY SUGGESTIONS, AS WELL AS PROVIDE SUPPORT AROUND EDUCATION, COUNSELING, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, GAMBLING, CHILDCARE, SUICIDE FAMILY & HOUSING ISSUES (HOMELESS, REPAIRS ETC).

SAI'S INTERN FROM SWEDEN (MADDIE) WAS BAPTIZED SUNDAY. MADDIE BEGAN WITH SAI IN SEPTEMBER AS A VOLUNTEER FOR 11 MONTHS. WHEN SHE ARRIVED, MADDIE HAD BEEN EXPERIENCING YEARS OF ANXIETY AND DISTURBED SLEEP PATTERNS. SHE HAD LOST HER DAD ROUGHLY 6 YEARS AGO TO A CAR ACCIDENT AND ALSO HAD OTHER ISSUES FROM HER UPBRINGING. WE'VE WALKED ALONGSIDE HER FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS AND HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO WITNESS HER LIFE TRANSFORM INTO A LIFE OF PEACE, ABLE TO RECIVE A FULL NIGHTLY SLEEP.

ONE MAN I'VE BEEN MEETING AND COACHING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS LAUNCHED A MENS BREAKFAST MORNING IN HIS HOUSE EVERY OTHER WEEK FOR MEN FROM BALLYMUN COMMUNITY. WE ARE ALL EXCITED ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF THIS NEW SERVICE TO MEN HERE, AS ITS MUCH NEEDED - AND YOU CAN'T BEAT AN IRISH FRY

ANOTHER MAN I MEET WEEKLY WITH RECENTLY RECEIVED SOME BAD NEWS CONCERNING HIS WIFE'S HEALTH (BLACK MASS FOUND ON HER KIDNEY). THE NEWS WASN'T GOOD AND THEY WERE LED TO FEAR FOR THE WORST. HE DECIDED TO PUT HIS TRUST IN GOD VERSUS THE DOCTORS REPORT. WE PRAYED FOR HER 2 DAYS AGO, AND AT YESTERDAYS MEETING THE DR. TOLD THEM THERE WAS NO REASON TO WORRY ABOUT THE BLACK MASS! YEARS AGO THIS SAME FAMILY WAS TOLD BY DOCTORS SHE COULDN'T CONCEIVE BECAUSE OF OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS SHE HAS. WE HAD PRAYED AND TODAY, THEY ARE THE PROUD PARENTS OF BOTH A BOY AND A GIRL!!!

PRAYER REQUESTS:

1) PRAY FOR AMY & I REGARDING THE DELIVERY OF OUR 2ND SON - DUE APRIL 5TH. PRAY FOR A PAIN FREE AND QUICK DELIVERY. JAIDAN TURNED 6 THIS WEEK AND IS EXCITED ABOUT HIS BROTHERS ARRIVAL!

2) PRAY FOR THE VISION FOR BALLYMUN - THE COMMUNITY TO DESIRE, RECEIVE AND APPLY THE GOOD NEWS WE ARE BRINGING TO THEM. PRAY FOR MY COACHING AND EQUIPPING OF PEOPLE HERE, THAT THEY WOULD BE EXCITED ABOUT THE VISION AND LIVE THE MISSION, WHILE THEY GROW INTO THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW FOR OUR COMMUNITY. PRAY FOR A WOMAN TO LEAD OTHER WOMEN IN BALLYMUN.

3) PRAY FOR FAVOR...WITH PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS, GOVERNMENTS, DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL, NGO'S, SCHOOLS, CLUBS & SUPPORTERS AS WE LOOK TO MANAGE VENUES, BUILD NEW FACILITIES & COLLABORATE WITH AGENCIES FOR THE GOOD OF THE BALLYMUN PEOPLE.

4) PRAY FOR ENOUGH FINANCING TO FUND ALL THE NECESSARY IMPROVEMENTS - FACILITIES, PROGRAMS & RESOURCES.

5) PRAY FOR YOUTH IN CLUB WHO ARE HUNGRY AND EAGER TO FOLLOW GOD. THAT THEY MIGHT LEAD OTHERS AWAY FROM DESTRUCTIVE PATHS AND INTO A HAPPY, AS WELL AS MORE FULFILLING LIFE.

6) PRAY THAT I WOULD GO SLOW AS I BEGIN TO MEET UP WITH BALLYMUN AND DUBLIN LEADERS OF INFLUENCE, DESIRING TO BUILD HEALTHY, OPEN AND DEEP RELATIONSHIPS.

7) PRAY OUR UPCOMING COMMUNITY FESTIVAL, NIGHT OF HOPE, SPORTS CAMP & UPWARD BASKETBALL LEAGUE WOULD BE WELL ATTENDED, RECEIVED AND IMPACTED BY PEOPLE WHO ATTEND.

I AM IN AWE WHEN I THINK ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED AND IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN WITH SUCH A SMALL AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES. GOD AMAZES ME DAILY!!!

ALL THE BEST,

DANIEL, AMY, JAIDAN AND TABLET

Remnant Fellowship Ministry- Kottayam ,Kerala ,India

 Dear brothers and sister in Christ. We need your earnest prayer for one of our Ministry member who he is suffering from Cancer. He has 3 children and his wife does no appreciated job. His wife goes for dish wash in rich houses around and earning for daily bread. He is under the treatment from RCC Kerala, India. I head this news just today and it made me much worried thinking the future of his children. Please pray for him. We really wish to support the children in their education. Just 100 USD is needed for 3 children for their education in a month. Requesting everyone to pray for him and for getting a support for the children. If any well-wisher needs clarification on ...please do contact me on e-mail or talk to me on Skype so that you can meet the family online when they come for the prayer meeting next. Everyone can help him through your prayer too....please do so .his name is BINOY Pastor Jeraldin  President, The Remnant prayer fellowship ministry

 

NEWS FROM ARBCA MEMBER CHURCHES

From Grace Reformed Baptist Church , Placerville CA

The Lord's Day Ministry of the Word has continued in the Morning Service in 1 & 2 Thessalonians, focusing recently on the important theme of being found ready on the great day of our Lord's return in glory. In the Evening Service, we have recently concluded the sermon series in the nook of psalms and have begun the gospel of John, glorying in the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us."  Since the beginning of 2007, we have been studying the 2nd London Baptist Confession in our adult Sunday School hour. This continues to be very beneficial in teaching our people the content of the Faith we confess and what it means to be a confessional reformed baptist church.   

We have seen some changes in our congregation over the past year.  Some of our members have transferred to other congregations but we continue to see visitors from time to time, some of whom have stayed and been added to our membership.  We are thankful and rejoice that a number of our young people professed faith, were baptized and added to our membership in the past year. We are also encouraged with very positive signs of the work of grace in others and their expressed interest in seeking baptism and church membership.   We continue to visit our neighborhood around the church facility during the Christmas and Easter seasons, distributing CDs with an evangelistic message together with tracts and invitations to our services.  We visit some two hundred homes in our community.  Generally we are politely received, though there are a few who remain resistant, and many who are indifferent.  To-date we have had very few take up the invitation to our services but we press on by the Lord's grace and continue to pray that the Lord will open hearts to receive His Word.  The door to continue visiting a senior living home has recently closed due to a change of management.  Please pray for wisdom as we engage with the authorities.   We are also considering a brother in our congregation as a candidate for the eldership and another young man, who desires to study for the gospel ministry.  We are thankful for these men and their desires to serve Christ, His Kingdom and His church.

A man, who has attended our church for a number of years died suddenly whilst on vacation overseas.  Whilst we were saddened by this unexpected news, we rejoice that he is now with the Lord in glory.  His family are flying in this week, and, DV, the memorial service is planned for early next week.  Please keep his family in your prayers.

As we look forward to the rest of the year, we continue to pray that the Lord may be pleased to use our testimony to the gospel to call many in our community from darkness to light and that the saints, whom He has gathered here, may grow in grace and knowledge of the truth, looking forward and upward to the realization of the sure and certain hope which is ours in our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We are glad to be part of the Association and seek, by God's grace, to remember to pray for the Lord's blessing upon all of our sister churches. May it please Him to use each of our churches, in the locations He has placed us by His providence, to bring sinners to the knowledge of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to build up His saints in their most holy faith.

We look forward to seeing you all, DV, in Bremen, In.

On behalf of the elders and members of Grace Reformed Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Oliver

From The Bible Baptist Church of Galway, Galway, New York

Greeting from Galway, New York! We are greatly encouraged. It seems like, a long night is coming to a close and we are awakening to a new day. There was a time when there were so few in attendance and offerings were so low that I wondered if I were to leave, would the church doors be closed. However, in the past year we have doubled in attendance, a harmonious and loving spirit prevails, and we are finally having much needed funds for repairs on our two historic buildings, the parsonage (over 200 years old) and the meeting house (over 150 years old).

Last year we repaired the bathrooms in the church and parsonage, ripping up rotten flooring and replacing it, building a shed for the oil tank at the church, and major rewiring of the parsonage, as well as replacing rotten siding at the parsonage. We have a list of repairs slated for this coming year as well. When repairs like this are done in a small village, the community takes notice. One winter many years ago (this is my 36th year here in Galway), we were so impoverished that we met in the parsonage instead of the church. Someone in the community came up and asked me if the church was closed. In a small village nothing gets overlooked.

The overall trajectory of attendance during my time here is that it grew to fifty on Sunday mornings, declined to an average weekly attendance of twelve, and now we are in the twenties, with a committed and giving people. I truly marvel at the offerings. A lot of our current growth is the recovery of those who attended years ago. There is no joy quite like the joy of one who has regained his footing and once again is standing on the Rock. No more being carried away with the currents of this world, it is like being saved all over again. Perhaps for some, it is in reality the beginning of their Christian life, as it is easy to have a form of religion, but know nothing of its genuine life and power.

I am assisted in ministry here each week, with my brother in Christ and long-time friend, Michael Churchill, a Presbyterian elder who, although his views on baptism prevent him from being a member of our church, has poured his heart into the ministry here. He is an excellent teacher, has a true shepherd’s heart, and loves and is loved by the flock. Currently, Michael is using a Sproul video course on doctrine called “Foundations” as the springboard for teaching Sunday School. Michael also preaches on occasion as well. Last year, I preached from Proverbs, a survey of Genesis through I Samuel, and now I’m slowing the pace by teaching the life of David event by event.

The quarterly that I write is opening doors here in Galway. It is called Life in Galway. I am currently writing issue thirteen, the spring issue and it will be out on March 21st.  Through this writing project, I want to convey to my neighbors that I am interested in them. The articles are about the people (past and present), events, organizations, and everyday life here in Galway.  The Galway Preservation Society and the Town Historian files every copy as it chronicles what living in Galway is like today for future generations. I always put something in to bring the Bible and our Lord into the conversation. One special unnumbered Christmas issue was devoted to the gospel, and an ARBCA church in the mid-west even reprinted it to use as a tract. You can see all the issues at lifeingalway.wordpress.com. Click “PDF Files of Past Issues” on the menu bar.

Last year, the Lord gave us a good opportunity to sow gospel seed in two funerals of individuals greatly loved by the Galway community. I already wrote about Martha Apicella-Shoutis and Jack Sleight in Life in Galway (see past issues). In her funeral, I spoke about how Martha came to Christ and the hope that she had. There were many unsaved relatives and friends present. Jack’s funeral was at airplane hangar at the airport on his property and it was packed-out. After sharing about Jack’s life, I told those gathered how Christ has taken the sting out of death. As most were not church-goers (such is the darkness of the Northeast), I am sure it was the first time some have ever heard the gospel.

In closing, let me relate one more incident. Last weekend Martha and I attended the funeral of John Humme. John was a pastor here in our church from 1957-60. It was his first pastorate. He was a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary. Though not a Baptist school, John’s time at Westminster did not alter his strong Baptist convictions.  His first year here he got married to a lovely Presbyterian girl and the wedding at the church was the talk of the community. Growing up on a farm in the Midwest, John loved Galway with its rural setting. His first child, a son, was born here. This was to be the happiest days of his life. Unfortunately, there was an annual reaffirmation vote in the church and a staunch Baptist deacon, thinking that he was too Presbyterian, spearheaded a drive to vote him out and the church did. Dismissed on the basis of a false premise and very hurt, John took a rural church among poor folks in Maine. Greater heartache befell him when his wife died of cancer and he was left alone to raise three small children ages 8, 4, and 3. He ended up leaving the ministry and became a truant officer for the public schools in Newark, NJ. After retirement he settled in upstate New York about 45 minutes away. Every once in awhile, he would stop in at the parsonage and we’d talk over a cup of coffee, or he’d visit the church on a Sunday morning. I even had him preach one Sunday. As Martha and I took in the heartfelt love to Christ and firm confidence of Heaven that John Humme himself expressed through the funeral he prepared before his death, we were reminded of the words of Thomas Gray in his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,

And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

Please note that this is but a seeming waste, for we know that our life is never a waste if it is in the center of God’s will.

John Humme, and those like him, are the unsung and unseen laborers in the neglected and out of the way places of Christ’s vineyard. When you think of me, and the work here at the Bible Baptist Church of Galway, pray not only for us, but for the countless thousands who serve small churches villages and rural settings that will, in all likelihood, never be big. In talking with these pastors over the years, I have found that many are discouraged. They wonder if what they are doing relay matters. They need our prayers.

Being bi-vocational, almost a prerequisite for such a calling, I will not be able to attend the ARBCA General Assembly this year. When I put in for the week at the Post Office, my leave slip came back as denied – Quota Full.

So in closing: Things are looking up in Galway. We are greatly encouraged. Thank you for your prayers. The LORD is good. Surely His goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives.

Be assured that you are loved and prayed for by us here in Galway,

Wayne R. Brandow and Michael Churchill, on behalf of the Saints here in Galway (March 5, 2013)

 

FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

10 Feb – 23 Feb 2013

PRAISE

 PRISON INMATES GRADUATE FROM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

In a Mississippi maximum security prison, some 145 prisoners are graduating with a bachelor's degree in Christian ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The accredited Southern Baptist School first began offering prison courses in 1996 to Louisiana inmates, and now, along with expanding to Mississippi, the seminary is working in Georgia and Florida prisons as well. According to the report, the inmates study the Bible and are taught how to preach, evangelize and counsel. Graduates hope to become "missionaries" who can transfer to other state prisons to serve inmates there. Source: Intercessors Network

(pray for more states to get involved in changing inmate’s lives instead of just housing them)

 Mike and Naida successfully closed on and moved into their new home. Thanks to all who helped us move.

 PRAYER

Anthony in Ghana as he is pending eviction

Raphael, Naida brother who is hospitalized

Tiff and Paul on getting their foster children

Mickey and Sarah who are ill

From Lisa Caton; Please keep my mother in your thoughts and prayers. I don't think she's going to be with us much longer. Pray for her comfort, peace of mind, fullness of heart, and freedom of spirit in her final days, hours, and moments that she might find the courage and strength she needs to let go and let God take her to a better life now, where she will be reunited with Dad, who passed such a short time ago. Pray that I might be God's tender voice and loving hands in this situation, and bless her on her journey. Pray that everything comes to pass in divine order. Thank you.

Lakeshore Baptist Church

Pray for those in the community to join us in fellowship

Pray for the ongoing construction of the new church foundation; specifically for more volunteers to continue the work.

Continued healing prayers for:

Kathy D. undergoing Radiation treatment for Breast Cancer
Shelia W. diabetes related issues
Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis
Rich B. recovering (near 2 years) from heart surgery
Violet P. who was recently diagnosed with cancer
Miss Jackson who is ill
Ms. Redford who is ill
Don B. who has cancer
Miss B’s sister who has cancer
Greg L. who is recovering from Heart Surgery
Ray K. who has cancer
Mr. Morris who is also ill
Angela’s dad who is sick
Angela who has shoulder problems

Employment for;

Rusty, Robert O., Iva F., Jessica R., Mike T. and Tom D. seeking fulltime work.

Prayers for Naida and I in our work in Lakeshore.

  Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here.

  Pray for Naida’s family, especially her sons she left in MA.

  Pray for our financial needs to be met.

Fellow Ministries

Prison Fellowship

Weekly Prayer Report invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray:

 •for the parents of inmates. Pray their children will come to know Christ while incarcerated and come back alive in Him.

 •for Justice Fellowship and their efforts for juvenile justice reform. Ask for God’s favor before state leaders.

•for facilitators of the transformational ministry pre-release program at the Pontiac Correctional Center in Illinois.

 •for expansion of the Prisoners to Pastors program, which provides seminary-level Christian leadership education to members of the inmate church. Ask God to provide resources and leaders to multiply this program into every state.

 •for God to raise up men and women who are willing to “remember the prisoner" and lead the movement to reach mean and women behind bars.

Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:  (This story saddens the heart)

Praise/Pray reports:

I cannot explain how it is miracle for us to get this offer from government, normally the requirements for such a waiver are many, it would require many residents(30) on the village to apply for it, and the district officials to approve, and the bureaucracies are so tedious, but Wells of Hope was just considered just like that. But now, Pray we need USd 3089 to pay for the supply and $ 2352 for the wiring etc. See letter of offer. We need this money as long as the offer can be valid!

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Francis Ssuubi, Director

You can contribute or follow on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/ or Website: www.wellsofhope.org Telephone; 256772407716

True Freedom Outreach New Zealand, (Egyptian Prison Ministry)

Dear Everyone,

I apologize for the small print of this month's newsletter.

I had fitted it into 4 pages, using smaller script for Eva's testimony, and also for the account of Christmas, and the rest was in larger print. However, the type-setter changed the whole letter to the small script. I do hope you can read it all right.

The photo shows Eva with the prison team back in 2010. She is in the front row, 3rd from right, and Poncet is 1st from right, front row also.

I was sent an updated KMP list in December, and attach that as well. (Of course, Yusuf's name does not belong there now!). Also enclosed is the women's list with more of their birthdays on it than previously.

Thank you for your prayers and gifts over so many years; for your faithfulness in serving God by supporting our brothers and sisters in Kanater.

With prayers that God will undertake for you and your families, and meet your needs.

Love in Christ,

Jeanette Grimmer jgrimmerster@gmail.com

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International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)

Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.

Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support. htm

Missionaries

The Robinson’s Bluegrass Gospel Sing and Jam (traveling ministry to bluegrass festivals)

Prayer Needs:

We have a number of prayer needs this week. Please pray for Russ from New York who is currently in the hospital here in Florida with heart related issues. Fred from Maine is struggling with the aftermath of a major stroke; Sarah is going through treatments for leukemia. Annie, a young mother of four, from our home church is having such horrendous side effects from her treatments for a rare form of lymphoma and leukemia, Our friends, the Lane’s currently stationed in Belgium with the Air Force need prayer for conflict concerning their right to home school their children.

Lastly, we heard that a dear man from our home church passed away on Sunday. Brother Ron had been instrumental in helping us with our ministry in the early years. He was a kind hearted, gentle soul with a servant heart and we will miss him greatly. Please pray for his widow, Becky and their whole family.

Finally, we want to remind you of the Danny Stewart Bluegrass Cruise for January 2014. We signed up another couple while we were at the Naples festival. It will be a blast and we’d love to have you come. (for those of you still digging out from the major northeast storm, wouldn’t four days in the warm sunshine be wonderful?) The $489 per person price will go up this week so now is your chance to get in at this low rate.

The link to the information is: http://bluegrassgospelsing.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/BGSJ2014Cruise1.pdf

Friends of Jesus,

Mike & Mary Robinson
www.bluegrassgospelsing.com

NEWS FROM ARBCA MEMBER CHURCHES

General Assembly:

The ARBCA General Assembly is being held April 23 -25, 2013 at Grace Fellowship Church in Bremen, IN.  You may register on line at www.reformedbaptist.net/arbcaga To avoid a late fee please register by March 9th.

The Winter 2013 ARBCA Update is now available on our website at: www.arbca.com/updates/winter2013arbcaupdate.pdf

The cover article is written by Jerry Slate concerning the churches in Argentina and Chile.  Also read and see some photos of our missionaries, national pastors, and church planters including a letter from our newest missionary who will be serving the Lord in the Middle East.  His real name will not be used.  There is also an article by Professor Jim Renihan on continuing education for pastors.

From Free Grace Baptist Church of Chilliwack, Canada

Brethren,

Greetings from Chilliwack, B.C. We bless God for His continued goodness to us as a local church. We are experiencing some growth and for the most part are enjoying peace for which we give glory to Christ.

We recently celebrated our 15 year anniversary as a church. Dr. Richard Barcellos was with us and spoke on covenant theology on Saturday morning and then preached on the Lord's Day. We had a fellowship meal together on Saturday night and several people gave public thanks to God for His grace in sustaining us and blessing us as a church.

We are currently preaching through the gospel of Matthew in our morning worship and hope to start soon on the Pastoral Epistles in our evening services. Our Wednesday night study is in the book of Deuteronomy. Additionally, a few men meet every other Saturday morning for theological study.

We are certainly not without our trials and difficulties, but all in all, we can testify that Christ is building His church here for which we are very thankful.

Thank you for your prayers on our behalf.

In Christ,

Jim Butler
Chilliwack, B.C.
www.freegrace.ca

From Crosspoint Church in Asheville, North Carolina

Dear churches,

We are grateful to the Lord for his kindness and blessings, and are thankful to you for your prayers and support as an association. May our Savior bless you all and strengthen you as you live for him.

The Lord has been very good to us here at Crosspoint Church of Asheville, NC. The congregation has a very sweet spirit and a loving unity for which we are thankful. We continue to meet and grow together in God's word, and are seeking to reach out the surrounding community. We see a great need in this area for the simple witness of the gospel of Christ, and we are seeing that gospel truly help people in their need. 

We have had a steady stream of visitors over the past several months. Please pray that the Lord would bless them through his truth and even put it in their hearts to join with us. We do have some new people seeking church membership and we hope that will become official over the next couple months. One need that we have is to find a new facility that will better accommodate our needs. As we come to mind, please pray for us in this regard. 

We are thankful for the association and pray for God's rich blessings upon his churches.

In our Savior,

Mike McKelvey

 

As I am sure most of you are aware, Naida and I made the move to Lakeshore Mississippi, to join Pastor Don and the great folks of Lakeshore Baptist Church in the work here. we had planned on quarterly updates but folks have been asking so here ya go.

Our main focus since arriving a month ago has been two-fold, first find a permanent place to live and second to begin work on the new church building.

Both items got off to a great start. We were able to find a home reasonably within our budget and are due to close on it Thursday January 31st. It is a little bigger that we envisioned but we believe it is the home God set aside for us. Besides it has plenty of room for visitors (HINT).  For a picture of our new Casa click here http://goo.gl/maps/9c6fn.

As for the building of the church, we had the 40 telephone poles (officially 40 ea. Class 5 wooden pilings 10” diameter) driven in the ground on the 4th of January. On the 5th a group of 110 volunteers representing ARBCA, Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America, from 29 churches across the US descended upon Lakeshore. The hope was to get much of the foundation done while they were here but the weather had other ideas. It rained in various amounts for much of the week and our building site turned into a giant mud pit. We did get the 10 spread footings with rebar formed, set and concrete poured. We also managed to get most of the 48 additional holes for the 12”x12”x 20’ or 24’ pilings dug. Headway was also made in other areas. In all a great time of fellowship and work for God’s glory was accomplished.

Since then a few local folks have come out and helped clean up the site, build forms for the concrete columns and other needed tasks. It has been very encouraging to see folks from the community take and interest in the rebuilding of God's house.

In other news, Naida has been working steadily with Ms. B at the Mercy House distribution center. She loves her work there especially having the opportunity to share her faith and to invite folks to church.

Pastor Don and I were able to attend the Deep South Founders Conference on the 17-19th of Jan. What a blessing it was to meet and here from like minded men expunding the word of God. Dr. Sam Waldron the academic dean of the Midwest Center for Theological Studies and professor of Systematic Theology was the key speaker, this years topic from the London 1689 Baptist Confession was "God's Covenant". Check out the web link on the right of our site for the sermons.

Speaking of Church (the body this time not the building) LBC has in recent weeks seen an increase in visitors. There is the potential for around a dozen or so new members could be added to the rolls soon. God is working along the Gulf Coast and in Lakeshore for sure.

Prayer Requests:

Lakeshore Baptist Church/rebuild Lakeshore:

                        1) that we may reach many in the community
                        2) that the recent visitors will find a home here
                        3) that volunteers needed to complete the build will sign up
                        4) that God withholds the rain so we can finish the foundation
                        5) that God will be glorified throughout this process

Naida and I

                        1) that we can be a help to Pastor Don, the church and community here
                        2) that the enormity of the work will be an encouragement to us
                        2) that we can get the help we need to move into our home
                        3) that we can get the financial support we need to stay in the field.
 
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Naida Helping Do the Site Layout for the new Church Building
 
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Our Site before construction started
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The beast drove 40 telephone poles 30' in the ground in a little over 4 hours
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The ARBCA crew worked some 42 hours straight trying to get the holes dug.
(You can not tell but thats me operating the excavator at 2:30am)
 
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Pouring the concrete spread footings (me in the hole, I told ya'll I really do work, at least once in a while :))
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Volunteers screeding the concrete, the women worked as hard as the men
 
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One of our church members Angelo Morales and a spread footing
 
 
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Brian Owens from, First Baptist Clinton, LA and Angelo in our mud pit
 
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After nearly 10 days of clear warm weather things had begun to dry out then the heavens parted and the rain poured out today.
 

FSM / FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

27 Jan - 9 Feb 2013

Notice
Effective immediately FSM and FSMWO mailing address will be as follows:
FSM/FSMWO
PO Box 3208
Bay St Louis, MS 39521-3208
Mike’s cell phone remains 413-233-7557
Email Mike at directorfsm@gmail.com
Email Stephanie Tarrant @ directorfsmwo@gmail.com

 To be included on our Intercessory Prayer List PLEASE send us your prayer request or praise report NLT the ending date of each Bi-Weekly List.

PRAISE

If the Lord wills it Mike and Naida will close on their house this coming Thursday the 31st.

The increased attendance at our church in Lakeshore the past few weeks.

The Lord has saw fit to give us clear and warm weather to dry out the mud pit so progress can continue on the new church building in Lakeshore. Yesterday Jan 26th we had about dozen local friends and church members come out to get some more work done. It was a great time of fellowship. Please join us when you can.

PRAYER

A dear brother in Christ Anthony Kwadwo Okyere, in Ghana. His wife is pregnant and the landlord is threatening to throw them out if they cannot raise another, $200.00

For the ex-mates returning from the Hancock County Jail, that they could find support and God’s love in order to stay out.

The new work in Indonesia by Reformed Theological Seminary

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of TJ a young man, the nephew of one of our members who died of cancer last Friday after battling it bravely for many years.

Pray for a little boy 18 mo old; who is homeless after his mom and dad OD’d. Pray he will end up in a Godley home.

Lakeshore Baptist Church

Pray for those in the community to join us in fellowship

Pray for the many visitors we had the past two weeks that they would join our family

Pray for the ongoing construction of the new church foundation; specifically for more volunteers to continue the work.

Continued healing prayers for:

Kathy D. undergoing Chemo for Breast Cancer

Shelia W. diabetes related issues

Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis

Rich B. recovering (near 2 years) from heart surgery

Violet P. who was recently diagnosed with cancer

Miss Jackson who is ill

Don B. who has cancer

Miss B’s sister who has cancer

Greg L. who is recovering from Heart Surgery and now has the flu

Ray K. who has cancer

Mr. James who has been ill for a few weeks

Mr. Morris who is also ill

Angela’s dad who is sick

Employment for;

Rusty, Robert O., Iva F., Jessica R., Mike T. and Tom D. seeking fulltime work.

Prayers for Naida and I as we begin our work in Lakeshore.

 Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here.
 Pray for Naida’s family, especially her sons she left in MA.
 Pray for our financial needs to be met.
Fellow Ministries

Prison Fellowship

Weekly Prayer Report invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray:

 for the "bridge training" taking in Phoenix, Arizona, this weekend to be effective and fruitful.

 for prisoners and caregivers to believe God is good and His love endures forever.

 for Prison Fellowship staff, volunteers, and ministry participants to exalt the name of Jesus and worship Him freely.

 for each of our Angel Tree program specialists to be refreshed to encourage Angel Tree coordinators across the country in 2013.

 for God’s people to speak the truth in love and to defend the faith in the public square.

 Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:

Praise reports:

1. We thank God for the completion of the plastering and for the provision of clean water.

2. We thank God for the opportunity, Francis; Executive Director is traveling to the US. He is visiting Friends in Vegas, San Diego, Amarillo and Indianapolis. He will also speak at the Prison Families' conference in Houston. There after Francis travels to Belgium to attend an Expert Workshop on Children with a Parent on Death Row.

3. We thank God for our Primary Seven candidates, who passed the National Primary Leaving Exams (PLE), Morris was the best with 10 aggregates (His auntie said he is the first in their family to get such a mark), and eight children got second grades. We thank God for Rhoda who was mentally ill and in and out of mental hospital at the time of the examination, she got third grade, she did not fail and qualifies to go to secondary level. We thank all of you for all your prayers and support, it was not an easy time but God saw us through with Victory! May the LORD Bless you and may His name be Glorified!

4. We thank God for the provision of a fence and Fire Equipment.

5. We thank God for the many testimonies from the children we have supported and from inmates whose lives are being transformed every day.

6. We thank God for a successful Volunteer training yesterday!

Prayer Requests:

1. We are asking God to provide for the school as we re-open for the first term on the 4th February 2013.

2. Pray for Brian and his sister Bridget, as he goes for re-view, Brian’s leg broke when he was knocked by Boda Boda last year, but God has healed him, however, he continues to use clutches. He will be coming on the 31st January 2013 from Kasese, after the re-view they will be will joining the Academy. Pray for journey mercies and for financial provision for all the children as they come back for school and more so the new children joining the school from different parts of the country.

3. Pray for the little Boys Patrick, James and Girls Doreen, Jacqueline and Louise who remained at school while their friends went home for Holidays.

4. Pray for Francis Ssuubi, Executive Director Wells of Hope, He will be traveling to the USA, we pray that God grants him journey mercies, good health, God's favor, provision, God to provide words he will speak, wisdom and for God to create new friends and divine connections for the Children of prisoners and increased support for the Ministry.

5. Pray for the bathrooms at Wells of Hope Academy to be ready as the children begin school.

6. Pray for God to provide Electricity at the school and Bathroom Construction completion.

7. Pray for the Flooring of the remaining classrooms and Verandah. Lightening Protection, Clearing and leveling the play field, buying swings, play equipment

8. Pray for food, for the children, Desks, and Beds, Medicines and teachers’ salaries.

9. We have an increased number of Children from 105 to 120 children of prisoners. May God help us to manage and to care for all of them.

10. Pray for the team at Wells of Hope, Marjorie, Jacqueline, Susan, Janet and the teachers that God will continue to use them to steer Wells of Hope. Pray for the Board of Directors, Ellen, Francis Kenneth, Sam and Annete as they lead the organization.

11. Pray for old and new volunteers as they go into the prisons to deliver the message of salvation by grace. That many inmates will turn to Christ.

12. We have written two project proposals to new donors, pray that we can have them approved.

Francis Ssuubi, Director

You can contribute or follow on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/ or Website: www.wellsofhope.org Telephone; 256772407716

International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)

Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.

Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support. htm

Iran violated American Pastor Saeed's most basic human rights by barring him and his attorney from a trial that could lead to his death.

 Iran forced fellow Christians to testify against Pastor Saeed and told one witness to prepare to testify again in a month.

 Despite the promises from the "hanging judge" trying his case that Saeed would be released on bail and a sentence could be expected next week, Iran has denied bail and Saeed remains in jail.

 Pastor Saeed's wife pleaded, "We have exposed Iran's lie. . . . We need to continue exposing Iran's violations of Saeed's human rights until my husband is safely back in my arms."

 Demand the U.S. State Department speak out against this ongoing atrocity and demand Pastor Saeed's immediate release.

Take action. Sign the petition for Saeed's freedom today.

Jordan Sekulow ACLJ Executive Director

Missionaries

The Messer’s Missionaries to Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Dear praying friends and family,

Greetings to you all on this cool, wet afternoon.

They say the snow is coming. We’ll see. This is just a very brief update to keep all our supporters informed as to our progress. Becky and I are rejoicing as our church, Salem Baptist, has cleared us to return to Ivory Coast this summer. We praise the Lord for the work he has done in our lives and in our family. We are hoping to return to the field by the end of July or August as the Lord provides and allows. Leah, our oldest daughter, will be going on a Missions Trip to Brazil in mid-July so we will wait until she returns before heading back to continue the church planting. Please pray with us regarding the following needs:

1. Continued health of our family

2. Spiritual strength of our family

3. Wisdom for the ministry

4. We will be purchasing another vehicle in Ivory Coast (still need about $10,000)

5. We will be purchasing our tickets to return in the near future ($8,000)

6. Leah’s mission trip to Brazil

Thank you for your faithfulness in bringing us before the Lord. We have been blessed by so many of God’s faithful servants. May the Lord richly bless you for your desire to see the world reached with the gospel.

Serving a good and gracious Savior,

Andy and Becky Messer
Sent by Salem Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
World Wide New Testament Baptist Missions

Benin City, Nigeria

(This is one of many emails I receive from people and organizations that I have no ongoing contact with. I add them here in the belief we should join with them in prayer for their needs to be met as God wills.)

 Dear Beloved in the Lord, By the grace of God, I bring you greetings to you in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I am Pastor Solomon Ojodemonu and we have the mandate of reaching the Lost Souls here in our Community and beyond and Praise God for using us in saving hundreds of Souls in the rural Communities, hospitals and Schools over here and I am glad to tell you that a Muslim man who converted to a Juju priest gave his life to Christ and along with his household, they are now worshipping our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a miracle indeed and we are not tired of reaching out to Souls here in my Community and beyond with the good news of the Kingdom of God and I am writing this letter believing God that together we can depopulate the Kingdom of Satan. My Beloved Brethren, I decided to write you so that you can Support us with God's Word because there are 19 Precious Souls who are Aged/old and they can only read the Giant/Large Print Bibles and If you can send us the SUPERGIANT that will be a great too. These Elders gave their lives to Christ and they are eager to Study God's Word and we cannot buy these Bibles because they are expensive that is why we contacted you so that you can help us with these materials as soon as possible so that these Souls with be blessed with God's Word. We will love the KJV and they should be English Language. By the grace of God, we also have an orphanage home where we bring up these Children in the ways of the Lord and kindly join us in praying for these Children as well. And I am praying that God Almighty will bless you so that these Bibles will mail to us as soon as possible and what a great blessing to these Precious Souls over here in my Country. I am praying that God Almighty will provide so that you will come over and ministers God’s Word here in my Country precisely in our Church. God Bless you .I do hope to hear from you soon. Pastor Solomon Ojodemonu pefedomi community bible church 56 pefedomi Avenue GOP-ugukilo 8950, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

NEWS FROM ARBCA MEMBER CHURCHES

 

“We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there's nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.

Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something that will get immediate results. We don't want to wait for God to resolve matters in His good time because His idea of 'good time' is seldom in sync with ours.”
―    Oswald Chambers

FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

13-26 Jan 2013

Notice

Effective immediately FSM and FSMWO mailing address will be as follows:

PO Box 3208
Bay St Louis, MS 39521-3208
 
Mike’s cell phone remains 413-233-7557
Email Mike at directorfsm@gmail.com
Email Stephanie Tarrant @ directorfsmwo@gmail.com
PRAISE

For the great effort put forth by the group of ARBCA volunteers this past week in starting the foundation for our new church in Lakeshore Mississippi. I cannot begin to emphasize the effort it took to get as much done as we did considering the mud and other obstacles. We accomplished exactly as much as our sovereign God wanted us too. Again thank you to all my brothers and sisters in Christ for a fantastic job.

From Institute of Creation Research, Days of Praise Devotional 12 Jan 2013 (I found it encouraging and hope you do too)

In these days of relativism, situational ethics, and changing mores, it does a Christian good to note the many things in Scripture we can know, things we can count on, and things that do not change. Following is a sampling of such truths, with little comment, intended to encourage the reader to extend the list, perhaps as an ongoing project.

Things We Know "And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away." (1 Peter 5:4)

We can know that Christ is God: "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30).

We can know that we are saved: "He that believeth on me hath everlasting life" (John 6:47).

We can know we are His dear children: "Beloved, now are we the sons of God" (1 John 3:2).

We can know His protection: "And they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand" (John 10:28).

We can know He answers prayer: "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it" (John 14:14).

We can know He will help us through temptation: "In that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted" (Hebrews 2:18).

We can know how we should act: "For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done" (John 13:15).

We can know He desires us to speak on His behalf: "Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you" (1 Peter 3:15).

We can know that He will come again: "I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also" (John 14:3).

We can know of our eternal rewards, as in today's verse: "An inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you" (1 Peter 1:4). JDM

PRAYER

A good friend Chris Gonsalves sister Donna Moreland-Liles had to have emergency surgery to fix an aneurysm behind her left eye. The surgery went well but she has had 4 small strokes so they said the next 12 weeks are the most dangerous. Praying she will wake up soon and have no long term effects.

Brother Greg Lane who is recovering from heart surgery this past week.

Continued healing prayers for:

Kathy D. undergoing Chemo for Breast Cancer
Shelia W. diabetes related issues
Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis
Rich B. recovering (near 2 years) from heart surgery
Violet P. who has recently been diagnosed with cancer
TJ back in hospital with cancer
Miss Patterson who has cancer
Miss Jackson who is ill
Don B. who has cancer
Miss B’s sister who has cancer

Employment for; Rusty, Robert O., Iva F., Marie F., Jessica R., Mike T. and Tom D. seeking fulltime work.

Lakeshore Baptist Church

Pray for those in the community to join us in fellowship

Pray for Doug B. to join us in fellowship

The ongoing construction of the new church foundation; specifically for more volunteers to continue the work.

Continued prayers for Naida and I as we begin our work in Lakeshore. Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here. Pray for Naida’s sons she left in MA. Pray for our financial needs to be met.

Fellow Ministries

Prison Fellowship

Weekly Prayer Report invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray:

 for the dedicated PF volunteers and the way God is using them in the pre-release programs at both Four-Mile and Denver Women’s Correctional Facilities in Colorado.

 for God’s people to reflect the peace of Christ to troubled souls inside prisons and in communities around the world.

 for our love for God to be evident in whatever we say and do as a ministry. Pray for God’s kingdom to come through our faithfulness in prayer and service.

 for God to illuminate the minds of every student in the Prisoners to Pastors program to understand God’s Word and how to communicate its truth to others.

 thank God for music ministry teams that serve in prisons; pray for God to use them mightily and give them great joy.

Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:  (This story saddens the heart)

 The biggest longing for children of prisoners is to meet their parents, but this is not the case with Mary 12 years. When she was 5 years, her father would repeatedly rape her elder sister who was 9 years then.  When their dad attempted to rape her also, Mary ran out of the house and reported the matter to the neighbors. By then Mary’s mother had abandoned their home and remarried, so at that time they were staying with their father.

 When we met Mary yesterday, upon learning that it was her father who had sent us to trace for them, Mary began crying bitterly and together with her brother Aloysius 10, they ran away from us and hid. It took the intervention of the mother to convince them and told them that we were not taking them to meet their father but we wanted to offer them free education.

 We were told that during the hearing of the matter, their dad threatened them and said that when he comes back home he will kill them, so they are so scared of him and they live with this fear every day. Mary’s dad will be released from prison on 20th October 2020.

 Mary and Aloysious stay with their mother and stepfather and that is where we found them. Mary’s sister who was raped by their father has since disappeared, her brother Dick 11yrs whom their father had put on Wells of Hope form to be considered for sponsorship is staying with an auntie, and it was difficult to see him. Their eldest sister Molly 16 years whom he had also put on the form is now married. The challenge here is that Mary whom we have chosen to sponsor and her brother Aloysius are the children whose testimony in court was heavily relied on to find their dad guilty.

 Mary, who has since dropped out of school, hopes one day she could become a nurse; Wells of Hope is going to help turn this dream into a reality. Aloysios wants to be a teacher; he will also join Wells of Hope next month.

 Mary is one of the 18 children we met from 8 different families, we visited in remote villages in Ssembabule, Mpigi  and Masaka district of Central Uganda from the 11th-12th January 2013. All the children we saw live in totally pathetic conditions, and need urgent help.

 One of the 4 grandmothers we met, Lovinsa 70 years cares for five children, one unruly boy of 14 years, and four beautiful little girls aged 5-10 years.  She is very sick and weak, she limps as she walks, yet she has to care for these children, I had to hide my tears, the youngest girl is malnourished and needs quick help. We hope to relieve Lovinsa three of the little girls.The mother and father of these children are doing 60 years in prison; their mother has a baby in prison who she delivered from prison.

  We are asking for help, we strongly believe that together with you, we can turn the current predicament of these children, save them and change our world.

Francis Ssuubi, Director

 You can contribute or follow on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/ or Website: www.wellsofhope.org Telephone; 256772407716

The Robinson’s Bluegrass Sing and Jam

Greetings and Happy New Year to you all:

 Wow, hard to believe it’s already 2013. I remember as a kid thinking the year 2000 seemed so far away in time and here it is another thirteen years passed it!

 Preacher Mike and I traveled from Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon after we did a program at a nursing home in Hadley and then worship with our brethren at Dwight Chapel’s Christ CommunityChurch. We awoke Sunday morning to 10 inches of snow which made for some interesting slipping and sliding as we made our way over the mountain from Barre to Hadley on Sunday morning. After closing up the house and finishing packing on Sunday afternoon, we traveled to a Red Roof Inn in Wilkes-Barre, PA for Sunday night. We passed by the exit for Sandy Hook/Newtown on our first day of travel and we are still shocked and deeply saddened by the horrible massacre that took all those innocent lives. Please pray for all those impacted. Mike put together a tribute using a song by Mark Brinkman for all those little children lost that day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6zdKdmV5Nc

 Monday found us on the road till we stopped in Wytheville, Virginia and finally finished our trip to Roebuck, South Carolina today. MO looks good and all systems appear to be working properly. We are moved back in and will be here for a couple of days before heading to Tennessee and Alabama and finally, Florida.

 2013 marks the beginning of our tenth year doing the Gospel Sing ministry. We are very excited to get back to the mission field in Florida beginning our season this year with the Danny Stewart Bluegrass Cruise.

 Please keep a couple of needs in prayer. A man named Gene from Maine is having an extensive heart surgery on Friday. Also, another dear heart from Maine named Verna is going through cancer treatments. A praise about our friend Keith from Maine who has come through his cancer treatments and is doing well. Annie, a young mom from our church is battling cancer. There are many other needs among our bluegrass friends, both north and south, so please just pray that the Lord will surround each situation with His mercy and grace.

 We look forward to hearing from you as the year progresses and we wish you all a very Happy Healthy New Year!

God bless you always!

Friends of Jesus,
Mike & Mary Robinson
www.bluegrassgospelsing.com

International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)

Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.

Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support. htm

Missionaries

The Messer’s Missionaries to Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Dear Friends and Family,

 I have some exciting news to share with you! The Lord has given me a wonderful opportunity to participate in a missionary outreach this summer with our church’s youth group.

 We are going, Lord willing, to Brazil from July 11-22 to help Terry and Wendy Broyles with an English-speaking vacation Bible school. Our team will also be doing a drama, singing in church, and sharing testimonies while we are there. I truly believe that this will be a great opportunity for me to serve the King of Kings.

 In order to be part of this ministry in Brazil, I will need to raise financial and prayer support. If the Lord leads you to help me financially, your money will be used to reach the people in Brazil this summer. I will need to raise $1600 for travel, food, and lodging. My first deposit of $100 is due January 16th. Please pray that the Lord will supply the funds needed for this delightful opportunity.

 If you can help me financially, please send your check to: Salem Baptist Church, 429 S. Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Please write my name (Leah Messer) on the bottom of the check and “Mission Trip to Brazil”. All gifts are tax-deductible.

Thank you so much for your interest and prayers!
Love in Christ,
Leah Messer (daughter of Andy and Becky Messer, missionaries to Cote d’Ivoire)

NEWS FROM ARBCA MEMBER CHURCHES

Special Project 2012/2013

 Praise the Lord we have raised the $5,000.00 needed for the Kenyan Publishing Project which is the third and final year of the project which was sponsored by Faith Reformed Baptist Church in Media, PA.  We have raised nearly $7,000.00 of the $10,000.00 needed for the Cuba Project sponsored by TRBC in Kirkland, WA.  We will continue to receive funds for the later project until the beginning of the GA or once we have reached out goal.

From Free Grace Baptist Church of Chilliwack, BC, Canada

 Greetings from Chilliwack, B.C. We will be celebrating our 15 year anniversary on the weekend of January 12-13th. I have asked Dr. Richard Barcellos (longtime friend and mentor) to come and preach on this occasion. He will be giving two lectures on covenant theology on Saturday morning and then teaching in the SS hour and preaching morning and evening on the Lord's Day. We also plan to have a fellowship meal on Saturday in the early evening.

 If anyone happens to be in the Pacific Northwest and would like to visit, please feel free to do so.

 Please pray that God would be glorified during this celebration. As I look back over the last 15 years, I can honestly say it is in fact Jesus Christ who builds His church. 

In Christ,
Jim Butler
www.freegrace.ca