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TiPS for Missions (Together in Prayerful Supplication)

TiPS LogoOctober 17, 2018

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


~Tim & Aleyda Spetnagel - Praise God for His provision in San Pedro Sula. We thank God for new ministry opportunities in a local congregation.
-Pray for Aleyda as she leads Sunday school ministries in our new church.
-Pray for Tim as he speaks each month at the church. We praise God for this great opportunity.
-Pray for the health and safety of our sons, Max, Lucas and Timothy.
-Pray for new ministry champions to join our ministry as prayer and financial supporters.

Papua New Guinea

~Shawn & Bethany Waugh - Thank you for praying for our safety as we traveled back to Papua New Guinea. Despite some unexpected adventures along the way, we made it safe and sound and have been transitioning very well.
-Pray for us as we dive back into our field responsibilities. Shawn has already started taking over responsibilities at Christian Union Bible College, and Bethany is resuming her work as Field Treasurer.
-Pray for our children as we resume homeschooling in two weeks, and that our curriculum will arrive from Australia without delay.
-Pray for strength and health for our family.

The Americas Region

~Terry & Colleen Hawk, Regional Directors - We traveled safely to McAllen, Texas, on October 5th. We thank the Lord for over 20 missionaries who serve there through Taylor Christian School, the vibrant community center, and a growing soccer ministry.
-God blessed us as we spent time with each missionary, praying, crying, encouraging, dreaming, and taking them out to eat at fun and special places.
-On the way home we spent time in Dallas with CCCU Missionaries David and Debbie Hawk, working on a strategic plan for ministries in South America.
-Please pray for our grandson, who continues to recuperate from his surgery.

Updates & Continued Prayer Requests

-Rev. Gene Mattox and Dr. Ruth Tipton departed this morning (October 17) for Papua New Guinea.
-Gene will teach a two-week course at Christian Union Bible College. Ruth will interpret for Gene, and then conduct cultural research focusing on the role of women in ministry and society in Papua New Guinea.  Join us in praying for a productive trip for Gene and Ruth.
-Join us in praying for our upcoming Advent Offering, which will be taken in December.

Missionaries available for services:

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

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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