Thursday, September 30, 2010

Emergency Prayer for Pacchas

imageHello Family and Friends,

We are asking for a cover of prayer for Ecuador. The police have quit working because they are against the president. Everything is in chaos. Robbers everywhere. Everything is closing down and everyone is staying in their houses for protection. Pray that this passes quickly and that we are safe. Another American said that when they overthrew a different president this lasted for about 2 weeks (longest time it lasted). So, we´ll keep you updated and just pray for a short strike or short overthrow and protection for everyone in Ecuador!

Blessings to all,
Kirsten and Darwin

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Miriam Infant Home Update

imageWhat Does Love Look Like?  Larissa is a beautiful 8 year old girl. When he first came to the Miriam Home she was also a confused, sad and pretty mad little girl. She was taken out of her home, away from her mom and her brothers (7 years old and 10 months old) and she didn’t know why. Initially many of the staff didn’t know why she was there either, but they knew this sad little girl needed to know . . .

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Kvale Latest Newsletter

imageSeeking the Lord and His precepts as we continue our journey in faith
with Him serving full-time in missions never fails to bring joy unspeakable,
personal challenge in the burdens we need to give to Him and constant reward since that is what serving the Lord with our whole heart brings. We
wish you could be with us meeting the people we meet, seeing the hand of God at work in wonderful ways and knowing the urgency of . . .

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Bible College at AFLC–India

The theological training program is going well.  From next month onwards we will be conducting classes to our pastors also regularly apart from two weeks training program.  Monthly two weeks program is for students who are from various denominations.  There are 15 students in this program.  However, as our AFLCI pastors are coming to Chirala every month for taking their salaries we have planed to conduct training classes during that day.  That is on second Friday of very month. 

We want people who are in other denominations would know that the AFLCI has theological program, so that they will also join in our training program in future.  In this way we can develop our Free Lutheran Bible College in Chirala. 

Luther Dasari, President AFLC-India

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Schierkolks Arrive Home

imageThanks so much for your faithful prayers!  We arrived without incident safely back home to Jerez.  We did see 3 caravans of military vehicles at different times carrying some heavy equipment and around 150 soldiers in all.  There were more federal police on patrol as well.  Unfortunately, though our trip was without incident we arrived to find that our garage had been broken in to.  Thankfully, there wasn't much stolen.  Moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and still but they can't touch our treasure.  It's safe in Christ's hands.

Eyes on Him,

Todd, Barb and girls

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jonathan Abel’s Newsletter

imagePraise the Lord for the Bible camps that were held this year. They reached kids from difficult neighborhoods, difficult home situations, and encouraged the . . .

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Darwin Jackson’s Update

"Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer." John Bunyan

2008-10 cropped low resKind of a scary morning with our brother Alfonso. Everything was good while making our morning visits into the neighborhood, it was after the service that I really noticed that he wasn't right. He said that he has eaten breakfast, but it was obvious by the way he was acting that he hadn't. So I quickly got him a coke, made some beans and heated up some tortillas and he was soon his usually jolly self. That diabetes is nasty stuff.
We have kind of adopted another one in Nogales. No not another kid, but a lady in the Buenos Aires neighborhood who just about died from not eating right, or rather at all. She's about 70 I figure and as thin as a rail. This economic crisis is definitely effecting the elderly the most here on the border.

Our Sunday school in MascareƱas is still going well. It varies from three to sixteen on any given Sunday. Alfonso really enjoys working with the kids, and they really like him. Yesterday during the singing he was playing air guitar by my side while singing. I asked if he wanted to use mine, and he said no, that his doesn't go out of tune. And of course all the kids laughed. We really have a good time with them, and they are so eager to learn and participate in the stories and memorization of Scripture etc. We thank God for the Giles work that we are able to use for them (take a look).
There continues to be more and more interest in music, especially in learning the guitar among the youth in Buenos Aires. We have been rounding up old guitars, gluing them back together, stringing them up so that they'll have something to use. We're really hoping that out of the bunch, a few will develop into a group of worship leaders. We are praying that God will move one or more to become interested in serving the children out in MascareƱas.

The cartel wars on the border seem to continue the same. There are killings here in Nogales just about every day. The police presence has been especially high these days because they are celebrating 200 years of independence and 100 years since the Mexican Revolution.
Things on the home front are doing well. Cesar has healed from having staples in his head from a cut he received while playing. Gracie is getting straight A's in school. Mary Ann loves working at the Crossroads rescue mission. I continue to find people just about every week in Mexico who have been touched by the mission and thus opens doors for me to share with them about why we do what we do.
Thank you all for and with us that God will continue to open doors, and that men, women and children here might pray and thus "cease from sin."

Your fellow workers,

Darwin, Mary Ann, Gracie and Cesar.

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pray Todd Schierkolks

IMG_0802Dear praying friends,

We arrived at the border here in Texas today.  We've got some things we need to get done on the truck before we head home and then Lord-willing we'll be departing on Wednesday morning around 8 or 9 o'clock.  We continue to be very grateful for your prayers for us.

Eyes on Christ,

Todd, Barb, Megan and Kirstie Schierkolk

Heading for Jererz

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Jonni Sliver’s Newsletter

How Long Does Healing Take?Picture1

Last month I told you a bit about three siblings: Jonatas, Giovana and Sandrinha who arrived on a Saturday to the Miriam Home. They were scared, they missed their mom, they badly needed loving care and the healing touch of the Father. These three precious children only stayed in the Miriam Home two weeks before the juvenile authorities decided it was safe for them to go home. Can you imagine how the care givers in the Home felt?

I’ve been thinking a lot about that. The first time I was in Brazil I worked in a . . .

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Paul Abel’s on Furlough

Missionaries at Home and Abroad

To love the Lord our God, is the heartbeat of our mission,

The spring from which, our service overflows.

Across the street, or around the world

The mission's still the same - Proclaim and live the truth

in Jesus' name.

10,000 miles this summer

     Our furlough travels have taken us through eight states since the beginning of June. We have done 32 programs in churches and camps and 21 individual presentations of our missionary work.

     Wherever we go, people have received us warmly. Our heartfelt thanks to each of you who invited us into your churches and homes, willing to listen to our story and join . . .

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

AFLC Email Not Working

image The email at the AFLC Campus has not been functioning since Wednesday morning. If you are trying to contact World Missions please call or email at