Saturday, September 14, 2013

14 September 2013

Thank you so much for your prayers on our behalf.  You are a part of the work when you pray.  Without your partnership through prayer, we are confident the work in southern Mexico would look very different.  It is our responsibility as missionaries to recruit prayer warriors and keep you informed.  We are grateful so many of you are doing your part.  

We have some busy days ahead so please pray for these requests:

  • Sept 21: Second Baptist Springfield, Missouri sends a team of 'Mission Trip Rookies' to Oaxaca to experience hands-on missions in a cross-cultural context.
  • Sept 22: Urbancrest Baptist Lebanon, Ohio sends a team to continue research and building relationships among their people group.  Pray for continued open doors.
  • Sept 30: Pillar Church Stafford, Virginia sends a Vision Team to visit and pray over the SBY people.  Pray for this team to find favor among their people.
  • Oct 7: SonRise Baptist Newnan, Georgia sends a Vision Team to visit and pray for the CC people.  Pray for this team to find favor among their people and for discernment about the future.
  • Oct 13: Crossway Baptist Springfield, Missouri sends a Vision Team to visit and pray for the MC people. Pray for this team to be led by the Spirit and to build relationships with the small group of believers in their people group.
  • Oct 16: We have two believers from Argentina who will be visiting Oaxaca on a two-week mission trip.  This married couple are praying about a call to missions and want to come as short-term workers to another Latin American country.  We are excited about this opportunity to receive missionaries from other countries other than the USA.
  • Pray for our teammates (John and Jenny) who are continuing work on a Zapotec story set to be used in future ministry.  Pray for success in translation and acceptance by the Zapotec people.
  • Pray for local Community Transformation Training that we are hopeful will help equip more Mexicans for effective ministry and church-planting.
  • Pray for the group meeting at Cuilapam to become a strong church.  The International World Changers teams from July were a huge part of helping this group get started.
  • Pray for the ESL training that is being used to build relationships, share God's stories and to find more national partners to serve as interpreters for short-term workers.
  • Pray for our teammates who are here for the remainder of the year.  Jim, Kat, Sarah, Shelley, Jasmine, Hannah #1, and Hannah #2 are doing some great work.  Pray also for Jose, Moises, and Manuel who are Mexican brothers who we have the privilege of working alongside over the next few months.
Lots of great things are happening in and around Oaxaca.  There are so many great opportunities.  Please pray we will have discernment on what are the BEST things to be doing.

You are blessing!
Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson

Pray for this family leading a church
among a community in southern Mexico.
These are the ones who are
GREAT in the Kingdom.

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