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TiPS for Missions (Together in Prayerful Supplication)

TiPS LogoApril 10, 2019

Mailing Address:
CCCU Global Ministry Center
Missionary Department
1553 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113

Missionary Department

Michael Tipton HeadshotDear Prayer Supporters,

Thank you for your fervent Great Commission prayers! The prayers of the Church are the primary fuel for all missionary endeavors. Please join us in prayer for the needs of our missionaries below. Passionate prayer changes the world.

Trusting Him,

Michael Tipton
General Missionary Superintendent

American Indian Field

~Steve & Debbie Cartwright - Pray for four grandmothers from Siloam Church dealing with their adult children’s addiction issues. These grandmothers are each caring for their grandchildren due to the parents’ inability to properly care for them. Two of these precious ladies are facing upcoming surgeries while these issues are ongoing.
-Pray for our daughter, Stephanie. She has been having severe swelling and breathing issues which have finally been determined to be kidney related. We are thankful that a few medication and diet changes have improved the situation.
-Debbie would appreciate lots of prayer as the retiring American Indian Field Treasurer moves back to Ohio in 3 weeks, immediately after completing the accounting fiscal year-end closing procedures. At that point, Debbie will assume all the Treasurer duties.

~Doug & Becky Darfus - We praise God for the CCCU church visits we have had during our Homeland Ministry Assignment (HMA). They have been uplifting and encouraging. We appreciate the prayers and support we have received.
-We thank God for the support we have received from our home church, Faith Memorial CCCU.
-Pray for God to be glorified each time we share the story of what He has done in our lives.
-Please pray that people would be open to becoming monthly supporters.
-Pray for wisdom in the upcoming months.


~Mike & Donna Brown - On Friday, Mike will fly to the capital of La Paz with our Field Director, and from there they will travel overland to the town of Guanay for an eventful weekend of ministry in western Bolivia.
-Please pray for the Lord’s presence in the meetings to be held there.
-Please be in prayer for all that remains to be finished in preparation for our trip to the United States for our upcoming HMA.

Papua New Guinea

~Jim & Becka Johnson - We praise the Lord for the Christian Union Bible College (CUBC) first term teachers: Shawn Waugh (Director), Martin Lira (Head Teacher), Jim Johnson (Vocational classes).
-There are always things that need to be done at the college - preparation for classes, purchasing supplies, building maintenance and repair, work on the chicken/egg and pig projects, and more. Pray for daily strength in managing these responsibilities and for wisdom and patience in the training the team of workers at CUBC.
-Be sure to check out the 2019 Mission Minded Men (MMM) Annual Project which is to construct married student housing at CUBC. Currently, married students are unable to bring their families to campus when they enroll because we do not have housing for them. This is a great hardship on the students and their families. The goal is to raise $30,000 to help construct a new 6-unit married student housing facility. To support this project, visit
-We are thankful that the Lord was with Jim’s father, Leland Johnson, this past week as he was in the hospital for a few days.
-Pray for the special Easter services being held around PNG and the world. Pray that the Lord speaks in mighty ways that bring lasting transformation.
-Pray as our family will be traveling on April 11-14. Ryan has a dentist appointment in Goraka, and Joe will take the ACT test at Ukarumpa.
-Pray for our upcoming training for church leaders on April 22-25. The training will focus on tithing, offerings, and bookkeeping.

Pastors to Missionaries

~Greg & Teresa Leeth - On April 12-22, we will travel to Honduras to share in their field annual conference. Ask the Lord to share His Word through us as we lead this great group in devotionals and worship and as we seek to encourage and care for this team as their pastors. Teresa will also be providing programmed lessons for the missionary kids during this field event.
-After the conference, we will be spending time in ministry with Tim and Aleyda Spetnagel at Brazos de Jesus in San Pedro Sula. Teresa and I are excited to not only visit this work again, but to see it through the eyes of the Spetnagels who are bringing glory to the Lord through education and church ministries.

Updated and Continued Prayer Requests:

-Please pray with us for the CCCU Missions Banquet, sponsored by MMM, on April 27th at Crossroads CCCU in Circleville, Ohio.
-Pray for 1) a great turnout, 2) that many will be inspired and challenged to support the MMM Annual Project, and 3) that many would be challenged and inspired to find their role in fulfilling the Great Commission.
-If you have not registered, please contact the General Missionary Department by April 22nd via phone at 740-474-8856 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Missionaries available for services:

-Doug & Becky Darfus (American Indian Field) 614-203-0494
-Benji & Erica Jenkins (Papua New Guinea) 740-606-9895
-Butch & Leatha Jenkins (Special Assignment) 740-601-0942
-Greg & Teresa Leeth (Pastors to Missionaries) 740-804-1084
-Tom Amlin (American Indian Field) 937-631-0122
-Jonathan Taylor, Creative Access (Call Missionary Department at 740-474-8856)
-Weadette Burge (Paraguay) 740-335-1564

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
-Rev. Scott Polley (168 IF ministry leader) 614-558-3790
-Rev. Michael Tipton (General Missionary Superintendent) 740-474-8856

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