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Spiritual Development - March 2019

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Hello church family!

This month I’m asking that you pray for me in a   special way. On March 23rd, I will be leaving the USA and heading for the South American country of  Ecuador until April 2nd. Late last year I was asked to consider going on this trip for the purpose of offering training seminars for the indigenous pastors of Ecuador. After much prayer, I knew that God was calling me to participate with this trip. I will be traveling and teaching with Pastor Bobby Pell from Northwoods Church.  We will be teaching on the doctrines of God, the Bible, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and Angels and Demons. We will likely have around 60 pastors participate in these trainings from all across the country.

This is a humbling opportunity to be a part of, and that is why I ask that you would pray for us as we travel and teach. I wanted to list some of the specific ways that you could partner with me in   prayer as we wait to leave and as we are there.  

  • Pray that God would help us prepare well for these seminars, that we would know what to teach and how to express it in a way that will be most beneficial.
  • Pray for our travel to, within, and from Ecuador. There are a lot of logistics that have to go right in order for our travel to be ideal, especially within the country.
  • Pray for the pastors who will be attending the training, that nothing would prevent them from attending, that they would be able to comprehend and understand what we are saying, and that we would be able to bond through our shared faith in Christ.
  • Pray that we would be able to communicate effectively through our translators who will be aiding us at these seminars.
  • Pray that we would not become ill as we travel.
  • Pray that God would save people as a result of us traveling and investing in these pastors. Ask for God to work in these Ecuadorian churches and cause the believers to have greater faith in Christ and increased desire to reach those without Christ.

Thank you in advance for lifting this trip up in prayer to God. I am excited to see how He will use this trip for His Glory and the expansion of His Kingdom.

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Women on Mission - March 2019

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Reaching North America for Christ
By Laura Harper

Through the North American Mission emphasis, we can learn about, pray for, and support missions.  The week of prayer for North American Missions (March 3 - 10) helps church members understand what missionaries in the United States, Canada, and their territories do and how to pray for them.  The task of reaching North America for Christ is huge, but as God uses us, we can see results.  Let’s trust him and praise him for the results.

On Wednesday, March 6th a North American Mission study will be presented at noon in the fellowship hall following our meal.  The Annie Armstrong Easter offering gives our church a chance to support the work of more than 5,600 missionaries as they plant churches, reach out to college students, and so much more.

Women on Mission will meet Monday, March 11th at 6:00 pm at the home of Barbara Burns.  All our ladies are invited to join us for study, prayer, and fellowship.


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