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October 03, 2016

September 2016 Prayer Concert

It was really sad to say goodbye to Naomi, but not worrisome as we know that she will enjoy her new adventure at Dordt College. Elaine took her driving almost 4000 miles back and forth. Thanks God who always goes ahead of us, and now in the path of our children.

Please join us in prayer for the following:

1.- This month, Abe is scheduled to preaching at Dios Altisimo and Cristo Arca de Salvation churches.

2.- Mentoring group will meet on Sept 5. We will be sharing ideas and each church's experiences with numerous Service and Learning teams they’ve received over the past Summer. Pray that they will appreciate each team’s effort and grow in willing themselves to serve others.

3.- Three Coffee Break small groups will be formed at Cristo Arca de Salvacion church starting Sept 6. It will be new birthing experience in Tijuana. Pastor Armando has invited the entire church, but we pray that those who had to come, come to the CB word feast around the table to nurture and grow. We will gather every Tuesdays, studying Jonah to start with.

4.- Now we have 7 CB Spanish titles available— Jonah, Ruth, Easter, Acts 1,2,3, Hosea. 3 more titles will be added soon—Esther, Genesis 1,2. We are intentionally adding these titles since our local churches are more story-telling communities.

5.- Bible Reading at Todas las Naciones continues to receive 40-50 people every Fridays. It’s been already a month finishing Pentateuch and Joshua. Many readers have found hard to follow since they haven’t had a reading habit, but doing on their own pace. Pastor Humberto is encouraged to upbringing his church with the Word.

6.- Good Stewards Church has decided to assist Coffee Break Conference (Villahermosa, Oct 19-20). So the staff and volunteers will meet regularly for preparations. They will have the first meeting on Oct 17. Pray that we all understand God’s will in bringing CB spirit to this city after 3-4 years of our effort with AID seminar to El Buen Pastor and Nueva Jerusalen churches.

7. Our home church, All Nations (Los Angeles), is going to reshape its administration structure. The church has (about to) decided to go with a mono-pastoral governing system, instead of dual-leadership practiced for some time. Pray that it will not confuse the congregation but be a fuel to further growth.

8.- Elaine (and Abe) will lead a Coffee Break Conference in Merida (Sept 22-24). She is quite nervous to speak in front of 70-80 pastors. She had never met any of them before. The event is sponsored by Pilgrim Church (NJ). We will train them with CB training workshop manual and CB material on Jonah. Pray that God will anoint Victor Villanueva, the leading and hosting pastor of the group (Baptist pastors in Yucatan).

9.- Focused Leader’s first follow-up encounter will be held at Emanuel RPC on Sept 10. Pastor Mario Pascual is the host. At this time, he seems to have activity conflict to open his church. Pray that God will give us the best option for this important gathering.

10.- Our daughter Naomi is learning so fast getting adjusted and involved in college life and develop her social skills. So happy to hear from her many good things happening in her life. We bless her so much.

11.- Our ever-growing boys Nathan and Nahum are playing Football at their school. In between win-and-lose games, they have shown maturity in team play and life values. The game is not all about the score, but work together in good and critical situations. Pray that they will have safe games throughout the semester.

12.- Pray for the AID team in Cuernavaca as they have already started preparative for a seminar scheduled in March of 2017. They are meeting on monthly basis and started raising operation funds. Pray for the administrative staff (5 people).

13.- Praise that many young Korean pastors in the Greater Los Angeles area saw the need to refresh their worship understanding and attitude. They have prepared a Worship Conference on Oct 1st. As we failed to invite our mentorees to go to have personal experience due to the lack of valid visas to cross the border, we are going to take it and share it with them in near future. We are also considering, if the Lord willing, to bring the conference itself to Tijuana.

14.- Elaine started her second year at Bethel Seminary. She is taking 3 courses so much elevated level of study and commitment. Pray that she will be ever encouraged to awake in between the textbook pages and exams and research assignments.

Thanks for your endless prayer and faithful givings.

Posted by nanana at October 3, 2016 12:18 AM