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What’s more earth-shattering than a volcano? Find out.
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Monday
Elsengg Land

Scott and Natasha Flaugher minister as church planters in Asia Pacific. “Though we are still preparing materials for the chronological teaching (Genesis through the Resurrection), it is very exciting to be able to share God’s Truth by the reading of His Word. Scott continues to work hard on preparing Bible lessons and … is seeing good progress. He’s at a place in the lessons where the tension point between God’s Truth and the culture is starting to come out. … It is crazy, but in the last few months here, we have heard of not just one or two but three cults right here in Elsengg land. That is discouraging but not surprising as Satan is all about counterfeiting. Pray that our friends here will consider well and choose to hear God’s truth rather than Satan’s lies.” Pray for the Elsengg.

Tuesday
Teaching the Paí Tavyterã

Wes Goddard ministers as a teacher to the Paí Tavyterã people in Paraguay. “I praise the Lord that co-teacher Jorge and I have been able to have a number of teaching sessions about baptism with some new Pai believers. We are planning to have a baptism on June 30 for five people. The new Bible class that two Pai co-teachers and I teach on Sundays at a more distant location is moving ahead again. Please pray for Antoli and his household there … [as they] now desire to hear systematic, foundational teaching from God’s Word. The other Bible class there on Sundays has almost finished up. Please pray for Valerio and his family, as they will be soon studying about the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.” Pray for good understanding of the message.

Wednesday
The Gospel Is Coming

Jon and Jen Myers minister in Papua New Guinea with the Kaje people. “These last few weeks have been so stressful, emotional and exciting. As we get ever closer to beginning the teaching, I have been reflecting on the last few years and the Lord’s faithfulness in using so many people to reach the Kaje people. Between our three families – Meyers, Goheens, and us – [there are] a lot of supporters God is using. Not to mention the dozens of support workers. They each are being supported by home churches, family and friends. That’s literally hundreds of people that God is using from the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, South America, Canada, Africa and probably other countries as well. All so that the Kaje people can hear God’s truth in their own tongue. How amazing God’s love is!” Pray for the teaching. Read about the Kaje.

Thursday
What You Can Do

“Is it possible to reach every unreached language group in our generation?” Randy and Diana Smyth minister as representatives of Ethnos360 in the United States. “We believe that the answer is, ‘Yes!’ God has given amazing tools and resources to this generation of Christians. We can accomplish our task if we work together, specifically toward fulfilling the Great Commission. Every language. The ends of the earth. All of the world. None of us can do all that needs to be done. However, each of us can use the gifts God has given us to accomplish His will. Sometimes people ask us what they can do to prepare or assist.” Read some practical ideas.

Friday
Lesson 8

Aaron and Amy Speitelsbach minister among the Glarro people in West Africa. “While working on lesson 8 (about the consequences of the fall) with Patrick, Aaron added to the lesson that Adam and Eve would now also have to go to the Lake of Fire that God had prepared for Satan and his angels. Patrick, slightly uncomfortable, asked almost right away, ‘But when someone does good, he will go to heaven, right?’ Aaron assured him that this is not so. And Patrick then exclaimed, ‘But how can someone then go to heaven?’” Please pray for Patrick as he understands more and more of the Bible. Pray too that he will come to understand grace and faith.

Every year in the Philippines, several people are crucified on Good Friday.
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Monday
Support Center Teaching

Brian and Arlita Burnham minister in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Brian is an aviation mechanic, and Arlita tracks the flights for safety. “On our support centers throughout PNG, we employ citizen workers. In 2015 formal teaching started as an option for those workers to understand more of what they are a part of as they work for the mission. One hundred citizen workers were initially taught through the Bible from Creation to Christ. Many placed their faith and trust in Christ during that first teaching. The teaching has continued, and the employee group has just finished learning God’s truth from Romans. Pray that as support missionaries serving on centers, we would be able to reinforce the truth that our citizen friends are being taught and model Christ well.” Read about Ethnos360 Aviation.

Tuesday
On to the Yukon

Brent and Jodi Ristau minister in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, engaging with the church by teaching Establish, a foundational Bible course. They are moving to the Yukon, where Brent ministered before joining Ethnos Canada. When they informed their students that they were not going to other communities in northern Saskatchewan, one of the group said, “Well, I guess that is where we come into the picture.” To which the Ristaus responded, “YES! Exactly! Disciples making disciples!”

Wednesday
New Graduates

Andrew and Sarah Williams minister as Dean of Single Men and childcare worker, respectively, at Ethnos360 Bible Institute in Michigan. “A few weeks ago, we said goodbye to another senior class at EBI, which is always bittersweet. It’s bitter because we count many of these graduates not just as students but also as friends. We will miss them! But it is also sweet because we know that this is what we signed up for — to help train young people to go out and serve in ministry themselves. A tree may be planted in a greenhouse, but one day it must be moved out to continue growing in a new context. It’s a healthy transition, and it’s a yearly reminder to us of why we are here.” Consider Ethnos360 Bible Institute.

Thursday
We have Tickets!

Aaron and Stacy Jex minister in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as business manager and schoolteacher respectively. “We will arrive just a few days before school starts! We’re looking forward to getting back to our ministries and our home in PNG.” Read more.

Friday
Embracing the Gospel

Ron and Michelle Jennings minister as translators with New Tribes Church Planters of the Philippines. “Just a bit of an update on the conference/seminar that our Higaunon church leaders held in an adjacent [people group] that we asked you to pray with us about that took place last month. Reports are good, and whilst they had their challenges communicating, it seems they were all very encouraged and blessed by their time together. It wasn’t that many years ago that these two tribes would not have come together in any way out of fear and also out of enmity between them. A reminder of what the gospel does for those who embrace it.” Praise God for progress in the growth and outreach of the Higaunon church. Read some history of the church.

Can only superhumans or the mega-powerful make a difference? No, indeed!
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Monday
Say That Again?

Porter and Lexie Hampton minister in Asia Pacific with the Nagi people. “Life for our team right now is revolving around translation, so we would like to ask for specific prayer this week as we push to finish preparing for a translation check of more than 800 verses that has been months ... no, years in the works! In July, the Old Testament portions and a few of the New Testament portions that support the Creation to Christ Bible teaching will go through the process of being consultant-checked — the last in a long series of translation procedures before those portions of God's Word in the Nagi language can be officially printed and freely distributed. Up until now, we have been allowed to print Scripture portions so the Nagi have God's Word to read, but we watermark them as ‘incomplete.’ This update will focus on what everyone is pushing to finish by the end of this week so our translation consultant can prepare for the upcoming check. Thanks for your prayers along the way!” Please pray for the translation of the Nagi Old and New Testament portions.

Tuesday
Aviation Support – a Vital Lifeline

Ron and Tami James minister as Aviation Director of Safety (Ron) and Guest Hostess (Tami) in McNeal, Arizona. “The field of Papua New Guinea (PNG) hopes to place 10 new teams in people groups over the next year and a half. Almost all of these will rely entirely on aviation. Aviation support is vital in the work of Bible translation. Our helicopter there in PNG is currently down for repairs. Please pray with us for a long-term solution. There are teams who are planning their house-building stages, getting ready to enter a village for the first time to begin their heart language ministry among the people. They rely on the helicopter, as do so many other teams located in remote villages scattered across the regions of this vast, mountainous country. There are people waiting to hear the gospel!”

Wednesday
Time Travel, New Beginnings and Oleh-Oleh!

Eric and Cherie Daum are in Asia Pacific in national culture and language acquisition. “Traveling 13 time zones is pretty surreal. Our longest flight left Sydney, Australia, at noon on the 7th, and we flew across the Pacific Ocean and landed in Santiago, Chile, at noon on the 7th. Yep, you read that right; time travel is real, and it will mess you up. Even less than a day’s worth of time travel really messes you up. When they go back years of time in the movies and don’t even act like it affected them, it is evident that they are faking it. An important part of the culture here in this country is that whenever you go somewhere, you are supposed to bring back something important and relatively inexpensive from the culture you were visiting as gifts, called Oleh-Oleh (usually food gifts or trinkets). We brought back candy and hot sauce for everyone to enjoy, and everyone so far has really seemed to like their gift.” Pray that the Daums do well in learning the language. Read more.

Thursday
Separation Anxiety

Rachel Searcy ministers with the Punan people in Asia Pacific. “In January we continued to draft the letter of 1 Corinthians. February found the youth group checking James on one of their holidays from school. Then in April we finished the second draft of the book of Ruth. So, we continue to make progress, though at times it would seem like the interruptions take over. Please be praying for me in the coming months as I try to transition away from the youth ministry I have been involved with. The church leadership needs to be taking more responsibility for this, and I need to focus more on translation. As they say, the parent feels the separation more than the kids, and I hope and pray this will be true.” Pray for Rachel’s transition. Send Rachel a note of encouragement.

Friday
New Song unto the Lord

Eric and Wendy Stottlemyer minister to the Badyaranke people of Senegal. “The young man who is doing translation work has written three songs for the believers to sing. Eric has played the recorded songs in the meetings, and everyone has enjoyed listening to them. A couple of ladies have started to sing along when they are being played. In Badyaranke culture the men do not typically sing. When they go through initiation rites, they learn and sing songs that only the men know. Ladies and small children are never to hear these songs. In more recent years we do hear young guys sing along with songs they are listening to [on] their phones (not Badyaranke but done by professional artists they listen to). We are asking God to help the men overcome cultural barriers and learn to sing along too. Thank the Lord along with us for new songs being sung unto Him!”