Church Leadership Conferences:
Pray for team members and indigenous partners:|
M.Div. - teaching discipleship, women in
MA Theology - teaching missions, discipleship,
D.Min. - teaching hermeneutics,
Photo journalist - teaching discipleship, SS
workshop; taking photos
student - teaching
computers, sports, discipleship
Red Cross HIV certified
teacher, DBU grad student in missions - teaching youth
activities, SS workshop, HIV awareness
B.S. - teaching sports, art, discipleship
translator, Equip Disciples partner
*Pastor Julius Nudi
*Pastor Samuel Nguma
*Pastor Gideon Safari Katana
*Pastor Martin N.
Pres. of BBM, Equip Disciples partner
*Excellence in preparation
*Wisdom in presentation
*Good Health-both physical and spiritual
*Protection-both physical and spiritual
*One heart and mind
*Communication across language and cultural barriers
*For translators to be accurate and focused
Team leaves for Kenya and Congo
Pray for us!
Of course it takes awhile to reach our destination. The conference in Kenya
starts Monday, and the conference in Congo is the following week.
Approximate locations are shown on the right.
- (#1 on the map) Pray for us as we are going to minister
to a region greatly influenced by Islam, drug trafficking,
Congo - (#2 on the map) Pray for peace in the east of
the country and pray that militia groups
will voluntarily lay down their arms so that there is
no blood shed and no internally displaced people.
Pray for our safety and that the Lord will work mightily
Our website also has more info on the
conferences and the ministry to ex-child soldiers.
Thanks to Mission Arlington for donating a couple of laptop computers and a digital camera.
Christina Barany, a photojournalist, will be
teaching the female child soldiers about photography and how to sell their
pictures to journalists over the internet to earn money for their education
and livelihood. She was inspired by missionaries in India who are
doing the same. We're excited about this ministry as a way to help
these youth reintegrate with society.
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
Gina Mares was recently featured in the Oak Cliff People newspaper for her
upcoming work in Congo with Equip Disciples. (Read the
news article here.) This is Gina's second year as a part of the
discipleship mission team to Congo. One of her topics is teaching HIV/AIDS
awareness to pastors, church educators, and child soldiers.
Gina is one of the main contributors to Equip
Disciples' new booklet on HIV entitled,
and Care: With Biblical Insights (pdf download).
This booklet will be used by the conference participants to help in educating their own people about HIV prevention, Biblical principles for
living, and care for those with HIV. It also gives them details on how
to start Christ centered HIV outreach ministries.
God's Blessings are Inscrutable!
God shows his blessings in amazing ways--ways that just warm your
heart. There are the gifts from children or from missionaries
that are so special. There are gifts from family members and close
friends. There are gifts from a special church or a another ministry.
And there are gifts from friends who know us from afar. All of these are
wound together into a wonderful strong rope, supporting the ministry.
We still have some monetary needs for Bibles and
scholarships for church leaders. It is not too
late to give. So if God
should move you, you may
contribute online as well as
at our mailing address (below).
Thank you for your support!
here's a unique blessing: as we were settling on some
rather-budget hotels in Kenya, the owner of a
rather-large mansion contacted us and wanted us to stay
there--for the budget hotel price!
Thank you for your Prayers and Support!
To the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, now, and forever. Amen.
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