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January 14, 2017

January 2017 Prayer Concert

God has been so gracious and attentive that after all our life has been plenty and merciful by Him. We thank you so much, dear Lord.

Praise God and pray with us for the following needs:
1.- Monthly mentoring continues. We had it on the very first Monday (Jan 2). Ramon brought a dozen of tamales with deer meat he hunted last month. Israel got a traditional bread ‘Rosca de Reyes’ (The King cake) to share with us. He is always thoughtful for others, so we had a good morning talk and new year cheers.

2.- Elaine will lead pastor wives’ fellowship on the 7th at Cristo Vive Church (Pastor Santiago). They will work on book reading and sharing. Elizabeth (Agua Viva Church), among others, is very motivated to get involved in learning and building up her gifts through this fellowship.

3.- Korean missionary peer group and network will have our second meeting as mutual learning small group and ministry sharing network. Rev. Kim (Emanuel Church, a mission in Terraza) will share his findings on Christian Spirituality. He is from Christian & Missionary Alliance.

4.- Coffee Break small group will gather at Cristo Arca de Salvacion Church (Armando Ponce) on the 10th. We will take a walk through Acts (volume 1 out of 3), which will take 2 months. May there come good number of people hopely with a vision for God’s Kingdom worldview and lifeview. Especially pray for Gil and Eleazar, who have shown learning growth with deep application in life through the book of Ruth.

5.- Focusing Leader Network meeting will have its 3rd encounter (Jan. 14). We will be talking about spiritual battle that we may face in doing ministry and even at home. Pray that our 5-7 pastor couples who come to the meetings will continue to battle for their growth deep and wide on God’s calling.

6.- We are grateful to step in the area of our churches’ spiritual needs. Our mentorees agreed to welcome a speaker on prayer. On Jan. 20-21, we will assist a Prayer school (by Rev. Kim who had come some years ago to Cuernavaca) at Agua Viva Church (Obrero Israel Ponce). The theme has been chosen, “Teach us to pray” from The Lord’s Prayer.

7.- A preparation meeting for upcoming AID Seminar in February will be held on Jan 19. We have about 10 volunteers that is not enough to run and assist the event. But we also have another 10 people coming from outside the Tijuana area. We pray that God goes ahead of us to find and recruit local volunteers. We will schedule a fast calendar for a month to the dates of event (Feb. 10-11).

8.- We will offer a Timothy Leadership course (Stewardship) at an independent church starting on Jan 26.

9.- We have finally published the book of Esther to add to Coffee Break study bookshelves. So we have built Coffee Break library with about 10 titles.

10.- Thank God that we were able to spend family vacations along with Naomi. Naomi will go back to Iowa at the end of this week. May she be healthier and maturer as she builds her life goals according to God's call.

11.- Praise God for Elaine’s growing interest in learning at Bethel Seminary. She got pleasing grades last semester, and very healthy relationship with all staff. Soon she will have a license exam. May God open a door for her to experience further blessings in this area.

12.- Our boys, Nathan and Nahum, are getting through their teenager-hood smooth and effectively. We praise God for being their God in all times.

Posted by nanana at January 14, 2017 12:31 AM