J and A
- J and A have been serving in a major global city in Southern Asia—working through a publishing business in order to seek open doors into the community. From August 2008 to June 2015, the couple served as part of the London Partnership and New Life Masih Ghar ministries that plant churches among South Asians in London. J and A have two sons. They family will finish up their current five-year term and relocate to St. Louis, Missouri, at the beginning of June to begin a home ministry assignment. Please be in prayer for this family as they take this time to reflect, get refreshed, give reports, and seek the Lord’s direction.
Roger and Shirley Brown
- The Browns began their ministry in Kenya in July 1991. Roger is a psychiatrist serving at the Tumaini Counseling Centre in Nairobi who helps missionaries deal with the stresses of missionary life. Through her nursing skills, Shirley provides medical attention when needed. Together they provide both spiritual and emotional support to those in need. Please be in prayer for the couple as they are currently on home ministry assignment and celebrating both of their daughters’ weddings—Rachel’s in December 2017 and Hannah’s upcoming in April. Your prayers are greatly appreciated for the Browns’ travels in the States and for their daughters’ marriages.
- Please continue to pray for the ministry of World Missions and the Lord’s direction as new opportunities are under consideration and prayer.
- Pray for our missionary family that serves throughout the world. Pray for their safety, good health, strong families, love and care of the people to whom they minister, and the Lord’s blessing add direction in their work.
The Global Refugee Crisis
Who is my neighbor?
Recent events in Paris, France have put us all on alert as to the growing refugee crisis in our world. While legitimate concerns grow over security, we are compelled to ask ourselves what should be the response of followers of Jesus Christ? There is always going to be a tension between compassion and security—especially for Christians who are eager to help the most vulnerable while guarding against harm. There are no easy answers. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.
- 59.5 million: Current number of people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced from their homes by wars, conflicts, or persecution.
- 19.5 million: Number of displaced people considered refugees who face danger or persecution if they return to their home country.
- 50 percent: Percentage of refugees who are children.
Some of our partners, particularly in Europe, are overwhelmed with the needs of the massive influx of foreign populations seeking safety. They are as follows:
- The Kreuzbergprojekt, pastored by Fridtjof Leemhuis, in Berlin, Germany
- The Wilhelmsburgprojekt, pastored by Sigi Borchert, in Hamburg, Germany
- Greg and Sue Stowers serving in Paris, France
- The London Partnership, led by Bob Heppe, in West London
The Prayer Team coordinated by Leslie Cory meet every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in Tower Room 403. During this time those in attendance will review missionary prayer requests and spend time in prayer for the needs of the week. All are welcome to attend on any Wednesday evening.