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The Ruppels – June 2019

2019-08-12T14:08:59-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Ruppels|Tags: , , |

Conferences, camps, and special meetings with other churches of like mind can be so influential in the lives of individual members and pastors, but they can also be a huge "shot in the arm" to the whole church.  Christians may get discouraged.  Missionaries can lose their vision.  Pastors sometimes lose focus.  As a result, families and churches stop moving forward for Christ.  To continue reading the update from Rodney Ruppel, please click on the link below. The Ruppels - June 2019  

The Ruppels – April 2019

2019-08-12T14:10:12-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Ruppels|Tags: , , |

We are staying as busy as we have ever been; translating songs and books, preparing materials, planning multi-church conferences, village works, government paperwork, mentoring and training pastors, etc.  But the most important part of our work is proclaiming the Gospel.  Nothing can change a person, a community, a culture, a country, or this world like the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  To continue reading the update from Rodney Ruppel, please click the link below. The Ruppels - April 2019

The Richs – July 2019

2019-08-12T13:47:50-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Rich Family in Zambia|Tags: , , , |

In June we officiated two weddings at the church in Kabwe.   What a wonderful testimony it was to our community to see two young men who have grown up in this church following Biblical principles in the selection of a mate.  Pray with us for these young couples as they start their homes together. To continue reading the update from Adam Rich, please click the link below. The Richs - July 2019

The Gardners – July 2019

2019-08-12T12:58:52-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Gardners|Tags: , , |

Thank you for your faithful support and prayers for the ministry in Japan, without it we would not be able to do what we do.  As I write this letter, we are trying to get things packed to return to Japan.  We will arrive in Japan on July 18, and we are greatly looking forward to it.   To continue reading the update from Dan Gardner, please click the link below. The Gardners - July 2019

The Hardecker Family – July 2019

2019-08-12T12:44:59-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Hardeckers|Tags: , , |

Praise God for answered prayers.  We asked the Lord to do something that only He can do in the physical bodies of certain believers and God graciously blessed us.  Because of this, we are rejoicing in the goodness of the Lord.   To continue reading the update from Bill Hardecker, please click on the attached link. The Hardeckers - July 2019

Evangelist – Dr. Rodger Bottrell

2019-08-12T12:38:20-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Bottrells|Tags: , , |

We have traveled many places since our last letter and thank God we can still be of service to our Lord.  We were blessed to be able to attend Fairhaven's Preaching Conference where I preached Sunday evening and the Sustainer's Banquet.  This was a special time as sixteen of our children and grandchildren were present. To continue reading the update from Rodger Bottrell, please click the attached link. Dr. Rodger Bottrell - July 2019

The Alexanders

2019-08-12T12:31:05-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

This past week we held our 13th "Music in the Local Church" Conference.  On Monday evening our speaker, John Swedberg, arrived along with his wife Sarah, his sister Jennifer and his brother-in-law Ben Stillwell.  Missionaries Mark and Anita Swedberg also came along to help.  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click on the link below. The Alexanders - July 2019

The Hall Family

2019-08-12T12:25:44-06:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Here at Shoalhaven Baptist Church in Nowra, Pastor Shellabear recently celebrated his 70th birthday.  As he continues to adjust to likfe and ministry without his dear wife (whom the Lord took Home late last year), the long-term need is for the Lord to bring another Aussie minister on site to begin making transition plans for continued pastoring of the church.  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - July 2019

The Gordons

2019-07-15T16:01:06-06:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Gordons|Tags: , , |

The Heavenly Vision - Acts 16:19 FBWWM's AIM 2019 was a tremendous blessing!  Throughout the week, the services and class sessions were filled with verses from the theme hymn, Be Thou My Vision.  This hymn and the scripture verse above remind us that the VISION is not a thing - it is representative of the Lord Jesus Christ himself.  To continue reading the update from Pat Gordon, please click the link below. The Gordons

The Starrs

2019-07-15T15:53:38-06:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Starrs|Tags: , , |

Praise Reports Praise the Lord for a wonderful Sunday morning meeting with Pastor Ron Royalty early May.  What rejoicing as two teen boys were saved in the worship service?  Brother Barth stocked us up again with the beautiful rugs he weaves in honor of his late wife.  Pastors' wives benefit from these gifts?  To continue reading the update from Randy Starr, please click the link below. The Starrs on the Road

Couriers for Christ – July 2019

2019-07-15T15:34:24-06:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Jeremy Ingalls Family, The Larry Ingalls Family|Tags: , |

Scriptures for Ukraine After much planning and preparation the big day had finally come, Sunday, June 2.  Following the morning service we had the church body help load all 1,200 cases of scripture into the shipping container.  Back in the 1990s Couriers for Christ shipped many of these containers from Oshkosh, and these were all loaded by hand before we had a forklift and pallet jack.  To continue reading the update from Larry Ingalls, please click the link below. Couriers for Christ - July 2019  

The Mickeys

2019-06-24T13:46:00-06:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Missionaries, The Mickeys|Tags: , , , |

We started our missions program Grace to the Regions Beyond, for the purpose of taking the gospel to the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Traveling to Congo always took us through the country of Burundi.  We did not know much about this small country that sits south of Rwanda and east of Congo.  To continue reading the update from Robert Mickey, please click the link below. The Mickey Family