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February 06, 2009

2009 February Prayer Guide

The nanana family and ministry
Cuernavaca, Morelos

January is already the past. Abe had a surprised birthday party on the front street of Rosemead house. Two ANC sisters delivered the delicious cake all the way and light it on the street. It is fun to have another birthday party but in an unexpected place. Thanks. Nathan also had his birthday party but daddy couldn’t be present due to the Home Service Deputation in Michigan.

PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY & MINISTRY WHILE ON HOME SERVICE:

• Feb. 1-9: Home service church visits are going well. However, we are challenged back from almost all the churches how hard they work to survive in this economical harshness. Michigan has seen so much snow this year but forecasted to expect a lot more snow for the next week. Abe is scheduled visit churches in Chicago and Detroit. Please pray for safety on the roads.

• Feb. 2-3: Our children will go for the first time in their entire lives on school camping. They are so excited for this activity. They expect to play on snow and in jacuzzi.

• Next 8 Tuesdays – We volunteered to assist Tiempo Con Dios Seminar at ANC. It is the 8 week program. May both leaders and attendees taste the sweetness of the Word!

• Feb. 15: A Elaine’s high-school friend (Michell Lee) will be commissioned for missions to Japan. Pray for the souls in this spiritually confused country.

• Pray also for the Ocampos and the Aquinos who have been at the Inner Healing Seminar in Ciudad Juarez. These pastors and wives are potential ministry partners to us especially in the area of developing spirituality. We have prayed for them to personally experience this kind of lightly practiced area of Christian life.

• Bill and Laura have made their way safely to Cuernavaca last week. The weather is perfect for them to escape from the cold Michigan. Bill has already started ministering the seminary in DF and making contacts with Emmanuel Presbytery. Pray that God would guard them from all dangers but enjoy serving our Mexican brothers and sisters. Thanks Bill and Laura.

• We have been serving a rehab center in Los Angeles. A Hispanic pastor has led this for many years but always shortage of spiritual nourishment. There are 16 men responding to the Word. Some of them visit often (sometimes 2-3 times a week) to relatively poor rehab centers in Tijuana. We’ve been using the One-to-One discipleship manual. We still need 3 months to finish the manual and plan to give them a nice diploma for them to have a sense of success.

• We have been raising a fund for our next vehicle for missions service. By God’s grace we have received so far 90% of the budget. Our plan is to buy a car here in Michigan since we are promised to get a very good deal through a church friend. But we need to raise a bit more to complete the purchase. Our deep and wholehearted gratitude to those who have shown to us their generosity in the Lord! … If the purchase happens in Michigan, Abe will drive by himself all the way to California. How fun … since he just gained a year younger!!! For any questions please contact us at chiapslee@gmail.com or call 626-222-1882 (Elaine’s cell).

PRAY FOR ELAINE’S WHEREABOUTS:

• Elaine continues on leading the Parents Prayer Meeting at New Covenant Academy on Thursdays. A few moms are gathering to kneel down for the sake of their children and the school to be a better educational place.

• In the midst of struggles due to malfunctioning leadership, Elaine has been a positive addition to a Coffeebreak Bible study center. The book of Exodus is in use and has been a blessing for all the endeavored participants. Long live the Word in them!

• At the same time, Elaine gets nourished by a deaconess on personal discipleship. They are not only growing in Bible knowledge but also in their personal relationship in Christ.

• Elaine’s younger brother Keith is getting married on Feb. 28. Pray that he will be a good husband and leader of the new family.

Thanks very much once again. No matter how harsh this economy will be, let us remember this word of the apostle Paul in Philippians 1:6-7a (NASB):

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, …

We know that God knows why this difficult time has been placed before us. And we also know that God has great plan through it. God is with us. We just need to trust Him. Blessings,

The nanana family

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