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“We are planning a … departure that will hopefully help the church thrive after our departure.”
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Monday
On the Move

Barry and Denise Spor minister as church planting consultants in Brazil. They are helping another team that is ministering as church planters to study the world view of the of the Sateré people. “To target the points where beliefs…conflict with God’s world view.” The Sateré people are driven by fear and power as they practice magic. “They are also strongly motivated by shame [and] honor [in] how [they] respond to life.” How will they respond to the life-changing message of Jesus? Please pray that the Sateré be hungry for the teaching and for Alexandro and Fran as they begin teaching in July!”

Tuesday
Guahibo Bible printing

Mark and Joyce Cain have been ministering among the Guahibo people since 1976. “Just think! You …now have an opportunity to make a difference in the life of the Guahibo people of Colombia. God raised up a donor who has promised a matching grant up to half the cost for the printing of the Guahibo Bible which is $115,000. Any money you give will be matched by this donor. To date we have $72,000 of the $236,000 needed. This includes printing, storage and distribution costs. If you would like to be a part of this, click here. This is an urgent need as all the copies of the previous New Testaments done in 1982 are gone.” Read more.

Wednesday
‘Send Us Some Women’

Wayne and Patsy Gibson minister among the Piapoco people of Colombia. “This is the request from a village upriver, since word has reached them that the Piapoco church here is training women for women’s and children’s ministries. The village leaders not only want the Piapoco Team to come and teach the Foundational lessons to all in their village but also to bring trained ladies who can teach and disciple their wives and daughters. There are now ladies with experience and engiftments, with more gaining proficiency in teaching and communicating God’s Word in the Piapoco language.” Please pray for this Piapoco team.

Thursday
Safety in Travels

DJ and Jennifer Searcy minister as orientation personnel and language consultant in Asia Pacific. “At the beginning of this month, I (Jennifer) made one last consulting trip before we start our home assignment. I traveled to the interior of the island where we used to serve and helped with two stage 3 evaluations for friends who are learning a local language. Once I got back, I helped with another evaluation here and then switched my focus to packing up our house and getting ready to be away for a year. DJ has been busy getting all his responsibilities transferred to our teammates for the year we’ll be gone too. Please pray for our teammates (the Corks and McIlroys and the Berglunds once they get back in a few months), as they will be carrying a heavy workload especially this summer.” Read more.

Friday
Becoming Yumi

Summer Zimmer ministers in Papua New Guinea, facilitating communication between missionaries and their sending churches and supporters. “One funny thing I find myself doing is referring to the other missionaries here in the ‘yupela’ (you all) sense, and sometimes I forget that it’s really ‘yumi’ (us). I am part of this group now. It’s strange, though, because I still feel like an advocate for ‘the missionaries.’ Just taking my role from WCC (Warsaw Community Church) and moving it to PNG. I am grateful to be here, with the help and prayers of many of you, learning what it’s like to be one of ‘yumi.’” Read more.

There are special days like National Donut Day and National Day of Prayer, but have you heard of International Day of the Unreached?
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Monday
Boast in the Lord

Nick and Kathy Borio are headed to Sanford, Florida, to attend Pre-Field Orientation (PFO). We may never know how many prayers are answered in the lives of missionary candidates heading for their fields of service. Here are a few from the Borios: “Nick’s ear surgery was a success! The hole in his ear drum (which he’s had since childhood) is repaired. We graduated from Ethnos360 Bible Institute. Praise God for two amazing years studying the Bible. God has provided a place for us to stay in Pennsylvania! We will be staying in a missionary apartment provided through Palisades Community Bible Church. How great to see God answering prayer and providing for our needs.” Please pray for PFO. Read more.

Tuesday
Simbari Translation Update

David and Shari Ogg are ministering to meet the needs of the Simbari believers in Papua New Guinea through Bible translation, teaching, discipleship and literacy. “Thanks to all who prayed for the final consultant check of nine books of the Simbari Bible translation over the last two weeks. We completed the checking ahead of schedule even though we were working through some very difficult material. We were able to complete the final consultant checking on 2,001 verses of the Simbari Bible. This check brings the New Testament to about 89 percent final checked!” Read more.

Wednesday
Accompanying Other Missionaries

Alberto and Nancy González minister as culture and language acquisition consultants and in leadership. “We traveled to a small town in the east side of Colombia where some missionaries are working with the Cubeo [people]. We evaluated and guided them in language learning, culture understanding and church planting. Being there is always a wonderful opportunity to motivate and inspire the team to continue the hard work.” Please pray. Read more.

Thursday
Changes

Lance and Laura Ostman minister with curriculum development and translation of the Scriptures for the Higaunon people of the Philippines. “The…workshop in Manila is history, and we want to thank each of you who faithfully prayed for us during that week. There were a few things we needed to do [in the village] with the translation work and some physical work to be done on the house. We finished the comprehension checking of 1 and 2 Kings, but we needed to read through it again, looking for anything that may have been missed and changes that had to be made. God willing we’ll be leaving the village to spend a couple of days in town, and then we head to Manila. These days will be spent visiting with friends, and then, we leave Manila June 5 for the USA.” Thank you for praying. Read more.

Friday
Learn about online Bible training with Ethnos360.

Jonathan and Devon Ames are trusting the Lord to go to Papua New Guinea by January 2020. “Do you want to become more equipped and grow in your knowledge and understanding of God’s grand story as laid out in Scripture? [Would you like] to… further align your worldview with the truth of God’s Word? Check out this quick promo video for online Bible courses through Ethnos360 Bible Institute. I think there is an irreplaceable aspect to onsite Bible training, but this would be a great option for someone who is unable to uproot and move for two years.” Watch the video about online Bible training.

The landslide opened doors to ministry in an unexpected way.
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Monday
Mozambique

Dan and Sharon Rabe minister in West Africa. Dan is the Africa Coordinator for the International Ministry Team. “[We will be involved in] …meetings with our leadership team for Southeast Africa before we travel down to Mozambique for the Africa Leadership Forum. This will be followed by meetings with our international leadership team. We’ll then be come back to the USA for some meetings at our mission home office. Towards the end of July, we will be returning to West Africa to continue ministry there. Please pray for these meetings.”

Tuesday
Prayers Answered! God Sending Forth Laborers

“The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (John 10:2 NKJV). Thank you for praying for laborers. The Lord is answering! Joe and Pat Chell, who serve in Papua New Guinea, mentioned that in July, 10 new families will be joining the church planting team there. They said, “We love seeing the Lord continue to provide people willing to sacrifice to see His kingdom expanded in those hard to reach places.” Praise the Lord for answering prayer.

Wednesday
The greatest joy

Rachel Searcy ministers with the Punan people in Asia Pacific. “Hinon Acin shared from 1 Thessalonians 2:19 -20 at our last ladies' meeting. She said, ‘The greatest joy for Paul and Silas and Timothy were the people whom they had taught to come to a saving-faith in Christ and then continued to teach, encouraging them to grow stronger in that faith. It wasn't the gold that they found or the pigs that they could hunt that caused them joy but people and knowing that those people were trusting in Jesus to save them. In our hearts, do we believe the same way that Paul and Silas and Timothy did?’ Hers was an appropriate challenge for us as we live in a world that would love to draw us away from God's values. And for the Punan believers, it is no different. Pray for our fellow believers among the Punan as God's Word continues to turn their thinking upside-down.” Please pray.

Thursday
How Things Begin…

Joel and Andi McMartin minister in West Africa. One of the many things they do is help new missionaries to ‘get started.’ “Staging is the process of moving close to the village you want to serve in and beginning the process of asking permission to move in. … People will begin their language sessions from a nearby town so that they have some ability to communicate by the time they move to the village. … Our purpose on this trip was twofold: … to help them with their sessions [and] to make an initial trip out to the village as leadership. May God continue to give them grace and strength as they press on in the long journey ahead. So that is how it begins. … With a move, building a network, traveling out to the village, talking with leadership of the village, making mistakes, fumbling forward and a lot of prayer!” Read more.

Friday
Sin still matters…

A few years ago, a church was planted among the Biem people of Papua New Guinea. One former missionary said, “The Biem church is not without issues. … In a culture where there is no word for forgiveness, it might take a while for first generation believers to fully grasp the meaning. ... At the same time, the elders and mature believers are actively discipling these young men (and discipling often means talking and holding up the Bible over a fire pit [for light to read] all night long). So, no, the Biem church isn’t perfect. But we rejoice in the fact that in the church, sin still matters (that it isn’t overlooked). We are so thankful that the Biem believers are still taking sin issues seriously.” Please pray.