Please pray our church in Zapanta Valley which is attack of the rebel people now all people are evacuating, total of 90 families are affected. They stay in Barangay Hall in Bangayan, so their problem is their food, I want to share them but we don't have enough funds. Again please pray because there is a military operation now underway. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us and God Bless you always.
Pastor Bert M. Senonis Sr. (Philippines) (pictured above with his wife and daugther)
NOTE: These projects aren't funded by the FM general fund. They are only funded if earmarked funds are sent.
> Bibles for Myanmar ($950 of $2000 already donated)
> Van, Motorbikes, church roof (email for info)
Meet 10 yr old Cynthia who has CP and her mother.(Guatemala)
Stories from the Mission Field
Mission trips from South Africa and Guatemala have returned this month to testify of some of the amazing things God is doing. Check out two experiences below. Click on the link at the end of each excerpt to read the whole article in the Foreign Mission News blog. Please continue to pray as we endeavor to follow Jesus wherever He leads!
What about Sophie?
...Seeing her, something extraordinary happened to me. I fell to my knees beside her on the couch. I tried to control my sobbing and could not. I could feel the hands of Calvin and Debra on my shoulders praying that God would give me strength. I kept praying an incomplete prayer, "Dear Lord...dear Lord..." to finish reading this article, click here.
God in the small things!
In preparation for my time in Guatemala I was in prayer that the Lord would open my eyes and ready my heart to be His hands, feet, and mouthpiece in the little seemingly unimportant times... to finish reading this article, click here.
> There will be a trip to India at the end of January (please sign up soon, deadline is near!) and a trip to the Philippines and Vietnam in May. Sign up by responding to this email!
> At the free dental clinic funded personally by the Guatemalan mission team, 203 dental procedures were completed! Thanks to the Guatemalan dentists and doctors and the American young people who worked so tirelessly. As with all FM trips, the preaching of the Gospel was of primary concern and everyone who had dental work done listened to a sermon first.
> After 11 years of translation work, our people in Myanmar are ready to print a Bible into a language that has no Bible! Thank you to all who already donated for this project.
> There is a trip going to Kenya at the end of this month. Please pray for God's protection for the missionaries.
> Most of the missionaries from the South Africa and all from the Guatemala trip have returned. Updates can be found in the News blog.
> Dennis Hilman, Leona Matson, and Thomas Questad are still in South Africa. They will be leaving before the end of the month. Dennis will head home and the others will join the team in Kenya.
> Please pray for foreign mission board member, Chad Koivanen, who had pass on the trip to Kenya due to testing for the possibility of cancer (tests due back shortly). The picture above is Chad in Kenya last year!
Featured country of the month: the Philippines
The Philippines is an island nation located in Southeast Asia. The Philippines is home to over 94 million people and over 90% of these people are considered Christians (80% are Catholics and 10% belong to other denominations). We started working in the Philippines in 2006. To read more about our work in the Philippines, click here; to watch a video about our work, click here. There will be a mission trip going to the Philippines in May 2012; if you are interested, email email@example.com today!!
Calvin and Debra Matson with friends in Sout Africa.
Youth group in the Philippines
Scott N. with Pastor Giovanni, his wife, and Pastor Solomon in Guatemala recently.