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October 05, 2009

2009 October Prayer Guides

The Lee family and Cuernavaca ministry
Cuernavaca, Mexico

Every August 15th in the lunar calendar Koreans celebrate their Thanksgiving Day. This it will be Oct. 3rd (this Saturday). Though it becomes more and more a forgotten tradition among the Korean-Americans, we do continue to celebrate the very meaning of this day. While non-Christians give thanks to their ancestors for granting them the blessing of harvest, we Christians glorify God for the abundant rich in our lives. PTL.

In October, please pray for the followings.

1. Sunday School teacher training continues every Friday in 2 centers gathering together nearby churches. Elaine teaches and entertains them with theory and practical tips on how to make Sunday School work. At the moment, there are about 20 teachers in total.

2. Abe started to disciple Elder Gregorio of El Nazareno Church. He has misled his family by his learning attitude and too much self-proud. After a couple of One-to-One Discipleship sessions, he now participates Saturday Bible School. Pray for his talent be directed for his church community building.

3. Emmanuel presbytery has finished its annual meeting last month. A new working climate has been made and everyone offered their willingness to bear further ministerial fruits. We welcomed two pastors: Hector (El Nazareno Church) and Nain (Shekinah Church).

4. Our TEE center (Bible institute/seminary by extension) is blessed this semester with a dozen students highly interested in learning the Word and serving in God’s enterprise at the church they are member of. Pastor Jose Ocampo continues to serve as the director.

5. Elaine offered herself to create a music class and is now teaching hymns to our TEE students and play keyboards to 10 youngsters from different churches. Pray that this service will enrich their adoration with many precious hymns hidden in their denominational black-book.

6. Shekinah Church is back in shape by the addition of pastor Nain de Jesus. He made a strong recommendation to the church to control over dress code, which he believes as a core element to put the church in order and in doing so spiritually benefit the church.

7. Israel Melendez, now our seminarian, is traveling back and forth every week to the Seminary in DF. We, by the guidance of Jehovah-Jireh, found and connect them with him to support each other in financial and spiritual needs. A couple who owns a manufacturing company are gladly supporting Israel and his family to walk through this tunnel of spiritual and theological preparation. Pray for the couple (Mr. & Mrs. Chun) for their willingness to join in the Melendez call to the ministry.

8. Abe continues with lectures on Evangelism at Shekinah Church. We have covered the half of the 8 session program. A handful members of this church had shared their situations to witness better the Gospel and outreach their friends, families, and neighborhood. Praise the Lord for their readiness to go out to the field for the harvest.

9. Oct 10 – Abe will lead a study at a three-presbytery women society gathering in Toluca. May an urgent and heart-penetrating theme be elected and delivered to them. “Revival” would be our goal for this relatively growing group among other church ministries.

10. Among our Seminary students, Magaly is a gale student who has heart for the isolated ones. She once told Abe her willingness to serve the Chiapas natives. We appreciate her call and would like to support her if this is what God wants from her.

11. Praise the Lord for His sure intervention in our FM3 renewal. While our documents were in renewal process, the time became a sensitive matter as Abe was on plan to travel to LA. Upon the basic procedure, the immigration office had to face special supervision due to recent finding of illegally issued visas. We prayed hard enough that God allowed us to get our booklet a day before the travel date. Beside that, now Abe has been granted the permission to minister all over Mexico, it says “toda la Republica Mexicana.”

12. Oct 17 – Shekinah Church wants to have a exclusive support training for their staff of Education Department. Though its only for 2 hours but we humbly pray that it will be enough time to challenge them to strengthen their education ministry.

13. Oct 24 – Abdias, a graduate of Todas Las Naciones Seminary in Cd. Juarez, will be submitted to an interview to become our Obrero (Evangelist). He will be reviewed theological and practically in order to be part of Emmanuel Presbytery. Pray for God’s blessing upon him.

14. Oct 31 – Sinai Church in Toluca asked us to lead a QT seminar. The church has formed a number of small groups using Tiempo Con Dios (TcD) a monthly devotional. May this seminar be a new experience to deepen their daily walk through the Word.

God knows us so perfectly and grants us more than what we think we need. Thus God says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me” (2 Cor. 12:9). Blessings,

The NANANA family

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