January 17, 2018
CCCU Global Ministry Center
1553 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113
Dear Prayer Supporters,
Change – Change – and more Change!
It was decided that a name change was needed for our weekly prayer requests. The title "Missionary Tidings" served us well for decades when we had our own magazine. Now it is time to change the name to something more appropriate. I love what the acronym stands for! Please join us in prayer for the needs of our missionaries.
Interim General Missionary Superintendent
~Mike and Donna Brown - On January 2nd there was major rain and flooding in Santa Cruz. The flooding has incurred major loss here. The two areas that affected us most were one of our mission properties where a number of our WGM people live and the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center. On our mission property all but one of the houses flooded inside, forcing a number of our missionaries to leave for a while. I haven't heard an estimate on loss, part of which would be personal property of those who live there.
-Much, much greater damage happened at the school. Classes are set to resume tomorrow (Wednesday) after a one-week delay, which is rather remarkable considering the disaster there. Word today is that perhaps about 8,000 books were lost, to say nothing of supplies, furniture, etc. They are still trying to get an idea of the magnitude of it all, but when a person considers the price of books these days and then the cost of shipping those books into the country -- the price tag to just replace is obviously enormous. Various efforts are underway to respond to the need, but at best it will take a long time to fully recover. This is definitely a present and on-going prayer request.
-Political Unrest - There are protests against the president for not respecting the vote against him to run for office again. The new penal code that the government is pushing has many objectionable points being contested -- including that of religious freedom. Click here to read an article addressing that matter.
Papua New Guinea
~Benji and Erica Jenkins - Benji travels to Kimbe on Wednesday with Peter Yaki, Regional Superintendent of Christian Union Church (CUC) PNG. They will meet with the two PNG church planters on the island.
Pastors to Missionaries
~Greg and Teresa's granddaughter was born Sunday morning at the OSU Medical Center at 29 weeks gestation, weighing 2lbs 10oz. She is doing well, but concern remains for the next months of growth.
-Pray for Teresa who fell and broke a rib. She is healing but in pain.
-Greg and Teresa have upcoming meetings at WGM HQ next week: January 21-26.
-They will be traveling to PNG from January 29 to February 20 for ministry to our missionaries. Greg and Teresa will be there during their field retreat. They appreciate prayers as they continue to prepare, especially with these issues.
~Pray for our new missionaries, Doug and Becky Darfus, and our missionary on special assignment as they are attending seminars January 15-18 at WGM. These meetings will provide them with strategies for fund raising as well as other important information.
Missionaries available for services:
-Dan & Peggy Zimmerman (U.S. Hispanic Ministries) 612-412-2384
-Shawn & Bethany Waugh (Papua New Guinea) 740-601-6985
-Greg & Teresa Leeth (Pastors to Missionaries) 740-804-1084
-John Taylor, Special Assignment (Call Missionary Department at 740-474-8856)
-Doug & Becky Darfus (American Indian Field) 614-203-0494
Other Available Missionary Speakers:
-Dr. Mary Hermiz (Interim Missionary Supt. and former missionary) 740-777-7661
-Rev. Bob Jones (former missionary to Papua New Guinea) 740-710-8493
-Rev. Steve Palmer (work team leader) 740-412-1224
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