Quentin and Karen
After 22 years of service at Christ’s College, an international Christian liberal arts college in Taipei, Taiwan, Quentin and Karen returned to the States on August 17, 2017, for a year of home ministry assignment. While at CC, Quentin served as president and Karen as part-time teacher. CC students come from Taiwan, Mainland China, and other nations in Asia. Currently the couple is considering joining MTW’s ministry, PS78Teachers, which encourages an interest in and the facilitation of the creation of God-centered day schools and home schools in evangelical churches worldwide—equipping teachers for these schools. Since its inception in 2015, PS78Teachers has ministered in Uganda, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Haiti, and Belize; They have been in discussions with MTW leadership about opening up ministry sites in Asia. Quentin and Karen ask for prayer as they seek the Lord’s will in regard to joining PS78Teachers.
Bill and Cheryl
Bill and Cheryl have been involved in training national church leaders in Europe and Asia in Islamics, pastoral skills, and church planting through the International Presbyterian Church (IPC). Currently based in northern Italy, the couple has also been serving with Trinity Church, a small IPC congregation that serves American military families, Italian locals, and an increasing immigrant population. Effective June 1, Bill will step down from his leadership role at Trinity, and he and Cheryl will relocate to the States on July 13. Bill has accepted the position of associate pastor of missions at Great Plains Gathering, a Native American PCA church plant in Billings, Montana, where he will be involved in cross-cultural church planting in the region. He also plans to make biannual trips to Asian to continue his work with the IPC. Your prayers are appreciated for Bill and Cheryl as wind up their responsibilities in Italy, return home, and prepare for their next assignment.
- 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.