August Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 2

August Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 2

August Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 2
August 10, 2020

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Alton Lanier – West Africa Ministry – alanier@charter.net

Prayers:

  • We are planning for a trip in November.
  • We continue to reach out to our people in Senegal (believers and non-believers) as well as other leadership there to learn how to increase our ministry.
  • More and more people have become receptive of hearing the Good News, and ask for a more established presence there.
  • Several senior adults we have shared with for years have died, but praise God some of them have heard and accepted Christ.
  • The process has been slow, difficult & discouraging, but we must continue; “everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)
 Bryce Staggs – Interim Pastor – Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Fountain Inn – brycestaggs@gmail.com

Prayers:

  • Pray for Bryce and Katie as he serves as interim pastor. The church has been without a pastor for several months and only 3 ladies have been involved recently.
  • Pray they will all focus on putting Jesus above all things in the church and life.
  • Pray Cedar Grove stays true to the Word.
  • That God would open mission opportunities for Cedar Grove.
  • Re-Launch date is August 16. Pray for His Blessings.

Jacob – Destination TBD – On a Midterm Assignment.

Prayers:

  • Orientation will begin in November – Mid December. Pray for my preparation, growth & for those leading the training.
  • Pray for countries to start opening up to foreigners so that ministry can continue!
Jim Harrison – Miracle Hill Ministry, Greenville SC  – jharrison@miraclehill.org

Prayers:

  • Pray for the family of Janine Slocum, who died July 21. Bill and Janine were long time staff of MHM.
  • Reid Lehman (former director) is undergoing tests for health issues.
  • Young Ghun, MHM staff (& RC member) as he serves time in Colorado on his “mission trip”.

Important Dates:

  • August 12 – Ministry wide day of Prayer
  • August 20 – Overcomer Graduation

God Story:

  • Serving people experiencing homelessness and addiction can be very rewarding. However, it can also lead to feelings of defeat and hopelessness when a guest relapses. One of our facility directors shared that he didn’t feel he was doing enough to help our guests succeed in their journey. But God!  He went on to say he was at Home Depot when a man walked up and said “Do you remember me?”  The director apologized and replied he did not.  He said “I was a guest in your facility and you took care of me when no one else would.  You loved me and helped me get through the rough time.  I now have a job, a place to live, and I am doing well.  Thank you!”  The director walked away with new found hope and a realization that God is working through us, even when we don’t immediately see the results.  Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.  John 14:1