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December 17, 2015

November 2015 Prayer Concert

It took a few months for us to settle down here in Tijuana. At first Tijuana didn’t look like Mexico. Actually we are mentally reminding ourselves that we are in Mexico. The streets and people certainly are Mexico we know of, however many California plated vehicles make us feel like we are not in Mexico. Every day border crossing is a challenge but a lot of life and ministry lessons we end up appreciate. There are a lot to learn from the local people and environment.

Please praise with us and pray for the following. The month of November is opening up with travel-related meetings here and there.

1.- Abe is going to lead Focused-Leaders retreat in Merida, Yucatan. A group of 80+ pastors and leaders are waiting for this life-meditation seminar. Chris Kim is coordinating in the region. The seminar will be Nov 2-4.

2.- Nov 5-7 has been marked since the beginning of year for our field council meetings. We missionaries are flying into Mexico City to report and share each one's ministry and pray for each other's needs and concerns.

3.- The journey continues from Nov 8 to 11 in Palenque where we will hear and agree to work in hand with our longtime ministry partner. May both representatives see what God has placed ahead of us to make right decisions and for the benefit of God's churches.

4.- Elaine and Abe will once again assist and lead AID seminar in Villahermosa, Tabasco. El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church is hosting for third time this seminar that has been a real blessing to many church members who have raised from dark family environment. About 60 names are on the list for whom we have begun to pray. We also expect a team of 60+ volunteers in service.

5.- We have been asked to work alongside of Cristo Arca de Salvacion Church (Armando Ponce). So we started visit its four missions. So far we’ve visited two (Dios Altisimo and Agua Viva) that seem to find yet in struggle and stocked from growing in number and spirit. We will continue to visit the remaining churches and come up with projects to work with them. Pray that God will give us wisdom and discernment to make right choices for their benefits. Both Obreros Emmanuel and Israel expressed their willingness to work together at all cost.

6.- Elaine has started with a small group of Coffee Break. She had prayed God to bring people to her, instead of she going out to form a group. God heard her prayer. Iris (our kids school friend mom and now CB host) requested Elaine to come over her house and lead something. It happened to be Coffee break. She loves it and faithfully hosted and attended two sessions already. Praise the Lord who goes ahead of us in leading His people.

7.- Abe attended Tijuana’s monthly pastor’s alliance, where he found opportunities to present AID Ministries. Some key leaders came to show great interest in bringing it to their churches. May God open up doors to outreach them with these tools God has blessed us so far.

8.- Our kids are doing good at their new school. Finally we got the SENTRI cards, and now we can cross the border easy and fast. Thanks for all your prayer. Naomi has decided to stay here with us instead of going back to Cuernavaca to finish up her high school.

9. Pray for Elaine’s effort in learning on family ministry at Bethel Seminary San Diego Campus. She is determined to pursue a degree program, so we will minister professionally here in Tijuana, a challenging place to do mission work. Some people have already asked us to listen to their stories and offer them something to do. At the moment, we are far from stepping into such commitment, but God will equip us for His kingdom benefit. Elaine is going twice a week to school for evening classes.

10.- Pray for some CRCs in southern California and Arizona that are in ongoing struggle as church body. There are unknown future holding their foot. It hurts our mission endeavor and efforts. May God show His mercy on them and encourage them so no members will backslide from believing and engaging in faith activities.

11.- Praise God for His faithfulness in answering our longtime prayer for Abe’s mother to turn to Christ. She recently had back surgery, and quit her job in Korea. It brought her severe depression. She remembered ongoing-invitation of going to a church. She did and she liked it. She has been now going to a church and listening the Word. She hasn’t made confession of faith yet, but we are so glad to see her making a church home. Please continue to pray for Abe’s mother to hear what she needs to hear, and recognize God as her eternal Father.

12.- Thanks for extending your prayer and support for our financial need to continue God’s mission here in Mexico. So far, we have been blessed to fundraise 17% of the annual goal. May God continue to bless your business as you think of and commit to engage His work with us.

Thanks for praying with us.

Posted by nanana at December 17, 2015 09:21 AM