Kenya Elections: Praise the Lord for His care during Kenya's recent general elections. Africa Area Director Mike Reynen reported Fri., March 15, "Things are very calm and back to normal here. Many people here did express thanks and praise to God for the peace and orderliness of the overall election process."
Kenya: Praise the Lord with Ken and Letty Myers for the gift allowing them to purchase a projector and other equipment for use in a new ministry showing the JESUS Film. Begin praying now for the lives that will be impacted through this film.
Philippines: Pray as lives are continually being changed through the JESUS Film in the Ayta Abellen language area. Roger Stone reports the film was shown seven times in December and hopes to reach several more villages before the rainy season makes travel difficult. One translator was showing someone parts of the JESUS Film on his cell phone as they stood by the road. The man watching said, "It feels like my insides are being opened up." Pray for God to continue to use this film for His purposes and to guide the team and churches doing follow up.
Portugal: Many people are moving to other countries because there are so few jobs available in Portugal. International missionaries Eduardo and Cindi Angelo report that a family who had been members of the FMC in Charneca for eight years, recently moved to London. Authorities indicate that in the last year more than 40,000 Portuguese have moved to Brazil for work. In 2012, 100,000 had left the country. Pray for the economy in Portugal to change and for God's provision for His people.
Mexico: Praise the Lord for the 11 students who just completed a course required for ordination in Campeche under the leadership of Gary and Jann Allen. Currently on an extended ministry trip in the states of Campeche and Yucatan, Gary and Jann are teaching a course on inductive Bible study in the Ticul FMC. Then they host VISA teams from Oregon and Michigan. Jann returns to Mexico City Wed., March 27, while Gary returns Tues., April 2. Pray for God's help in each of these ministry endeavors.
Honduras: Pray for the safety of the Honduran FM pastoral team. Pastor Juan Rivera continues to start churches, and train and supervise pastors in Olanchito, Honduras. Pastor Javier Mendoza provides key support and training while waiting in Miami, FL, for the US immigration process to allow him freedom to travel. Also pray for the FMC's legal incorporation in Honduras.
Venezuela: The FMC in Venezuela asks the international church to pray for their country during their time of sorrow and transition after the death of President Chavez. Presidential elections will take place Sun., April 14. The church asks that we pray for peace, unity among believers, and God's will to be done.
Kenya: Pray for peace and fairness to reign following the country's general elections that were held Mon., March 4. These are the first elections held under the new constitution, which was passed during the 2010 referendum. FM missionaries serving in Kenya include: Mike and Vickie Reynen and their son Kyle, Debbie Hogeboom, Cathy and Mark Lessig, Ken and Letty Myers and their children Nathan and Nasya, Jill Parsons, and Don and Amy Rogers and their children Joshua and Nathaniel.
Thailand: Remember Don and Kathy Williams as they return to Thailand, Tues., March 12, following their partnership building ministry in the U.S. Pray all the last minute details come together and for smooth transition back to the culture and their ministries with Grace International School and Community Bible Study International.
Taiwan: Tim and Lily Kinkead would like to help seekers and new believers from the Chung Lun FM church in Kaohsiung grow with a better foundation. Pray for volunteers and wisdom to know how to make this ministry most beneficial. Also pray for Tim's eyes. He has recently had some discomfort but is working with the doctor for treatment.
Hungary: Pray as plans are being made for the upcoming spring and summer ministry programs. Pray for guidance in helping new believers learn how to assist with activities and for Spirit-led ideas about reaching out to new people.
Bulgaria: Al and Diane Mellinger return to their ministries in Bulgaria this week after a short time of partnership building. Pray for God's continued anointing over their ministries.
Mexico: Pray for strong bonds to be built in the new, second generation small groups in the Manantial de Vida church. Pray many lives will be changed through this ministry.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
Egypt: A believer from Egypt sent this report: "I believe things are going to get more complicated with the political situation in Egypt by the time of the parliamentary elections in April. I hope things don't get violent in the demonstrations. On the other hand, the spiritual work has never been so much blessed and blossomed as this season. The Lord has been preparing the hearts of the people through the surrounding events to accept His way and salvation."