Wednesday, April 26, 2006
This one at Faith, SD was held last weekend. World Missions Director Del Palmer was the morning speaker.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
This is a picture of our Kid’s Club in Frente Popular. There are about 70 kids that will show up at one time or another and the Club has been a big encouragement to us. Please pray for the kid’s and their families.
Please pray for a 14-year-old girl who has been in our youth group and attending church for several years. Dan has done a lot of hard, patient work over the last couple years with her dad but he hasn’t been walking with the Lord for a while now. A little over a month ago her dad was on drinking binge and she “escaped” from the house and moved in with a friend.
She came to let us know where she was and we invited her to stay with us until things cooled down at home. But she said she was fine and would come to church herself since she was only 4 blocks away and that she’d be at the youth group meeting as well. She didn’t show up. I went and found her and told her we’d plan on picking her up the next Sunday. She popped in late for our youth meeting on Saturday but wasn’t around on Sunday when we stopped by to take her to the worship service.
We went by again the next Sunday and called out for her. A friend came and told us she wasn’t there . . . she was now living with her husband. I said there must be some mistake because the girl I was talking about was only 14 and I had just seen her the week before and she wasn’t married then. “It’s the same girl” I was told.
Well, friends, I’ve felt like I got kicked in the stomach and had the wind knocked out of me because of that and a couple other things recently. So we’re appreciating your prayers for all of us down here these days.
Blessings in Christ,
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Our celebration began last weekend with the presentation of our outdoor Passion Play at the ARCA. This year we had 70 people in the cast and about 500 spectators. The weather was beautiful and it was a wonderful way for us to relive some scenes from Jesus' life and ministry, culminating in His death on the cross and His glorious ressurection from the dead! Hallelujah! Wed., Thurs. and Fri. the choir from Curitiba presented an Easter cantata in three of our four churches which was also a special time of remembering and worship. Easter will be another celebration day as we meet for worship once again.
Paul and Becky Abel
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
After their return God has increased their burden to reach the lost around the world for Christ. Kevin desires to train pastoral leaders who could then train pastors in their own cultural setting.
“The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” 1 Tim. 2:2
Friday, April 07, 2006
The Coyles have been committed to missions for a number of years. They have both been on numerous missions trips with Eastern European Missions Network (EEMN).
Andy is in his second year at The Association Free Lutheran Seminary. Monica has been working for EEMN.
It is not clear at this point if God will lead them to be AFLC missionaries or missionaries on loan to EEMN.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
The World Missions Committee voted to send Tomasz and Miriam Chmiel a letter of call to be missionaries. Tomasz and Miriam will be loaned to Eastern European Mission Network (EEMN). They will then serve as missionaries in Ukraine, where they will work in youth ministry and leadership training.
For more information about the Chmiels please click on this sentence and you will be linked to their EEMN website.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Over the weekend the World Mission Committee met with them. Following the interview the Committee voted to send the Jores a call to serve as AFLC missionaries in Uganda.
If the Jores accept the call they will be ordained and commissioned at the AFLC Annual Conference on June 23. Following their commissioning they will be raising funds and then embarking to Uganda.