Friday, October 19, 2012

October Foreign Mission Monthly News

Endeavoring to obey the Word of our Lord...Go ye into all the lands and preach the Gospel to every creature.
Pastors Seminars in South Africa

From South Africa:

TILL THE STORM PASSES OVER Last night we held services in this church in Ikageng in Northwest Province. Storm clouds were gathering as we entered. I was speaking from Revelations 7 as the storm broke over this little shack in full fury...

Jonas was translating. The wind shrieked, thunder crashed, lightening flashed continually and rain plummeted down. We spoke louder and louder. Finally the din was so great and the metal sheets that held the shack together were banging so threatenly that I could only shout, "In heaven above there will be not more storms, fear, pain or sorrow when our robes are washed white by faith in the blood of the Lamb!!" Then I quickly said a prayer and the benediction and we all scurried for home. Next to where we were staying three shacks collapsed in the storm and Leona and Jonas went to help the people try to save some of their possessions in the deluge. "Keep me safe..." Dennis Hilman (picture by Leona Matson)

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Word from the Field:

(The below is part of the monthly Pastors Report from Guatemala)

 The Lord gave us the opportunity to complete all the things we had in our program for this month.

We had all our services on Sundays and Wednesdays. We thank God because our attendance remains in both services.

Juan Ponce:  
Thank God also because we see also how the attendance in Juan Ponce remains.

Piedras Azules:  
We have now two new houses open for home services on Tuesdays. Praise God for it. This new people are able to receive us in their house to preach the Gospel.   

About home visits:
I made home visits in Zacapa and Juan Ponce this month. It is always a blessing to visit our brothers and sisters at their place and to share time with them knowing better each other.

Support options 

Email or click on the Donate link above for regular support options.

Special projects
Only funded with earmarked funds

> Main church building in South Africa (any amount)
> Bicycles for poor pastors ($80 each)

Verse of the Month:

  1 Corinthians 1:18
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Upcoming events

> Dennis and Raymond Hilman will be going to the Philippines during the last week of this month into Novermber. Please pray for that time of ministry!
> Gregory Greve and Brian Niemitalo are going to Russia in early Novermber. Please remember them as well!
> Kenya, India, Ghana, Togo, and Liberia are upcoming trips as well. Some of these trips may be able to accept a few more people. Email: for up to date information.

Prayer and praise

> The Foreign Mission had a wonderful yearly planning meeting in October! Please pray for the entire board as they desire to follow the Lord's leading. The FM board members along with their positions are:  Bob Maki : Chairman, Dan Olin: Vice Chairman, Secretary: Scott Niemitalo, Vice Sec. Gregory Greve, Treasure: Al Traffie, Vice Treasure: Tom Lappi Trustees: Chad Kuivanen, Shane Juuti, Brian Niemitalo
> About 17 trips were planned to 13 countries during this years meeting. We know that the Lord decides, so please pray that His will be done!
> Pastor Sylvester in Kenya has been released from the hospital. $2400 remains to be paid on his bill. Feel free to continue to help with that bill.

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