May 2021 Prayer Letter

May, 2021
Dear Fellow Laborers,                                             

Our Heavenly Father is so good! Thank you for praying for us and supporting us. We are now at 75% of our support! We are asking God to bring in this last 25% quickly. Last month there was a 9% increase. Our support jumped 10% this month. At this rate, we could see our support fully raised in under 3 more months!

It’s now time to pick a departure date and look at purchasing plane tickets! We are also researching the final details of the cost of setting up to live and serve in Indonesia. Please pray for us as we are actively saving our support and love offerings for this move. We trust that God is at work to provide for our move. Many have said they would like to help with this. Thank you! An offering can be mailed to our mission board and marked “Ewing Set Up,” or one can also give online at visionmissions.org/give and designate our name through the drop-down menu and with a comment of “Ewing Set-Up.” Some things are cheaper in Indonesia regarding day-to-day expenses, but setting up can be far more costly than in the States. One example is that rent in our city is required to be paid 24 months in advance.

We would ask that you pray with us about this goal of having the funding before we leave. We want to be able to jump right into ministry as soon as we land in the country. 

Reaching Indonesia for Christ,

Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph, & Olivia Ewing 

PRAISE & PRAY WITH US:

  • Praise: 80% support promised!
  • Pray: Souls to be saved during deputation
  • Pray: Funds for set up in Indonesia

Josh Ewing

Vision Baptist Missions, PO Box 442, Alpharetta, GA 30009

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April 2021 Prayer Letter

April 2021 


Dear Fellow Laborers,

God is still saving, even the “hard” cases. During a recent meeting, I heard of a person who had been attending the church for years. They were living in open sin, not saved, unrepentant, yet continued to come to the church. The pastor has lovingly and faithfully preached and shared the Gospel. I even had the opportunity also to water the Gospel seed while I was there. However, this person still had not been saved. Fast forward two months, I was in a prayer room before service. I was many states away from the church mentioned above. The pastor shared a praise report that he had heard about this church attendee who had been saved. Praise the Lord! 


Cry out to God! Do you remember those times in your life where all you can do is cry out to God for help? You all, our prayer partners, have been praying, crying out to God with us. God is moving in answer to our prayers. 65% is the level of support that we have received. That is a 9% increase since last month! Thank you to each new partner.

We have presented our ministry in GA, TN, NC, SC, VA, and OR. Some of these churches I have known for most of my life. I love to see them continuing for Christ. Also, our family enjoyed a time of enrichment and training at the Vision Baptist Missions orientation. Elizabeth and I are so thankful for the family of VBM members who serve others. We came away encouraged and challenged. One major takeaway for me was the reminder that God has to work for anything to be accomplished. Prayer must be a vital part of our daily lives if we will have God’s power in our ministries. 

We trust you had a wonderful time thinking about the resurrection of Christ. It’s a truth that must not leave our hearts and minds throughout the year.

Reaching Indonesia for Christ,

Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph, and Olivia Ewing
 

PRAISE & PRAY WITH US:

  • Praise: 9% increase in received support!
    Praise: Starting our passport renewals
    Pray: Building of BCWE training building
    Pray: 7 new supporters this month

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March 2021 Prayer Letter

March 2021 

Dear Fellow Laborers,                                                 

We have been busy, but a good busy! I made a trip by myself because of the long drive time. I was in Alabama on Sunday night and then in Michigan on Monday night. What a busy 36 hours of travel and church! God blessed me with safety and a great trip. Sixty-one percent of our support has now been promised or received! We have received 56% of our support with an additional 5% that has been promised! I continue to be amazed by how God is answering prayer to get us back to Indonesia! 

While on deputation, we get to hear of God’s work in the past and see His Hand at work still today all over the United States! Even though we love our time with believers on deputation, we are very eager to get to Indonesia!
We have had some meetings that needed to be rescheduled. God continues to provide other opportunities. I have also had the privilege to preach in three different chapel services. Our young people need the Lord! They also need to volunteer to serve the Lord. The ministry that you and I are doing must continue!

A big thank you to Noah and Tristan Wilkerson for allowing our daughter Hannah to fly to and from South Africa with them. They are now back from her trip to South Africa. Thank you for praying for her and her time there. She had a wonderful trip. We also appreciate the Coffey Family for hosting her.

This trip was part of the Wilkerson’s training for missions. Now they are heading to Mozambique as missionaries. Please contact Bro. Wilkerson about having them come and share their burden. 

Here is their contact info: 
— Ph: 865-257-2025     
— Email: wilkerson@teammozambique.com 

This is a repeat from last month because I am so excited about this! As you are reading this, churches across the country are committing to take up an offering on or before Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021, to establish a place to train the next generation of missionaries. There is still time to participate in this offering.

If you would like more information about the Our Generation Easter Offering and how to receive your promotional kit, please contact us at 770-456-5881 or visit www.bcwe.org/OGEO. Thank you for your work for the Lord in world missions.

Reaching Indonesia for Christ,
Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph & Olivia Ewing
 

PRAISE & PRAY WITH US:

• Praise: Hannah is back!

• Praise: Safety on long drives

• Pray: Our Generation Easter Offering

• Pray: 7 new supporters this month

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February 2021 Prayer Letter

February 2021 

Dear Fellow Laborers,                                                 

We have seen some beautiful, winter scenes this month. We are so thankful for safety as we travel. Our February calendar has meetings in all of these states: TN, VA, PA, GA, MI, AL, and SC. God has brought in over 50% of our needed support, and now we are approaching 55%!

Elizabeth and I were so blessed to be a part of the wedding of two great friends, Jens and Gina Looney. We are so excited to see them start their marriage and raise their support to go to Indonesia as missionaries. Please have them come to your church. 

Phone: 225-250-6373     Website: gospeltoindonesia.com

Jens and Gina met at the Our Generation Training Center here in Alpharetta, GA. It has been housed in Vision Baptist Church up to this time. We are running out of room, though. Now, the Lord has provided for the purchase of 69 acres just up the road from the church. But the land still needs to be cleared, and the buildings need to be built. 

As you are reading this, churches across the country are committing to take up an offering on or before Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021, to establish a place to train the next generation of missionaries. Each church committing to give will receive a promotional kit that will contain materials to connect your people to the training aspect of the great commission. Would you prayerfully consider taking part in the Our Generation Easter Offering? 

If you would like more information about the Our Generation Easter Offering and how to receive your promotional kit, please contact us at 770-456-5881 or visit www.bcwe.org/OGEO. Thank you for your work for the Lord in world missions.

Reaching Indonesia for Christ,
Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph & Olivia Ewing
 

PRAISE & PRAY WITH US:

  • Praise: 5 new supporters!
    Praise: Safety through ice and snow
    Pray: Our Generation Easter Offering
    Pray: 7 new supporters this month

Josh Ewing

Vision Baptist Missions, PO Box 442, Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Prayer Letter | January 2021

This place has been labeled as “Sin City,” but every city has sin. Every city needs Jesus!

Dear Fellow Laborers,             

Thank you so much for being such a vital part of our ministry! God has been at work. I just returned from a 48 hour trip to California. I was only in the state one full day, but God provided me with three churches to present our ministry to. Praise the Lord for the sweet fellowship and the new friends made.

On the trip to California, I had a layover in Las Vegas. I did not leave the airport, but I was reminded of the need for the Gospel to be preached all across this world. This place has been labeled as “Sin City,” but every city has sin. Our hearts are heavy for our own country and the churches of America. We continue to pray for you all as you serve here.

The Our Generation Summit was held at our church during the end of December. It was a wonderful time together around God’s Word. We had over 315 people present, and many young people surrendered to serve the Lord anywhere in the world. Please pray for them as they continue to grow in the Lord and prepare for ministry. My pastor, Austin Gardner, challenged each one of them to return with a mind to work in their home churches. We will never work on the other side of the world if we are not working here and now. After the Summit, Hannah left for a trip to visit the Coffey Family, missionaries in South Africa. We praise the Lord that she made it safely. Pray that the Lord uses this time in a lasting way in her life. 

As you make your plans for this year, I wanted to share a website with some upcoming events. Please look into coming and being with us!   https://www.bcwe.org/events/ Last of all, please remember to stay in your Bible. A constant, daily time with God in His Word is crucial. We love and appreciate you all. Let’s stay close to the Lord as we seek to reach the world in our generation with the Gospel.

Reaching Indonesia for Christ,

Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph & Olivia Ewing

PRAISE & PRAY WITH US:

  • Praise: Meetings scheduled for 2021
  • Praise: Hannah made it to South Africa
  • Pray: For the rest of 2021 to fill with meetings
  • Pray: 5 new supporters this month
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Prayer Letter | December 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our Family to Yours

Dear Fellow Laborers,

We are enjoying what could be our last Christmas season here in the States for a few years. Jesus Christ is truly the reason for the season. God has given us so much for which to be thankful. Salvation is the greatest gift of Christmas. We want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Beyond salvation, God gives us even more! Each of you is part of God’s gift-giving to us. Thank you for allowing God to provide through you to help us in our ministry. Every time you give, it is a gift to us. We are so humbled that you would continue laboring with us to reach Indonesians with the Gospel of Christ. Our family also is so blessed by each special Christmas offering to us. That is so kind of you all. Thank you.

God has continued to protect us on the road. Our meetings have been a lot closer to home this month as we have been in Alabama and Georgia. Praise the Lord for new supporters this month. We look forward to reaching 100% of our needed support as soon as possible.

We continue to pray for you all. Please contact us if there are specific things about which we can pray with you. Please pray for one friend of ours that is witnessing to his grandfather. The man is in his 90s. Yet, there is still hope for him to call on God for salvation.

It is still not too late. Register for the OG Summit today! The OG Summit is open to all! If you want to find your place in world evangelism, the OG Summit is the conference for you. Typically we have a great mix of individuals, couples, families, and church groups attend. The dates are Dec 28-Dec 30. Go here to find more details: https://www.worldevangelismcenter.org/event/og-summit/

Reaching Indonesia for Christ,

Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph & Olivia Ewing

PRAISE & PRAY WITH US:

  • Praise: 4 new supporters!
  • Pray: God to work during OG Summit
  • Pray: For 2021 to be filled with meetings
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Prayer Letter | November 2020

Alaska is one of the most beautiful places to which we’ve ever been.

Dear Fellow Laborers,                 

God blessed, and we were able to safely travel 4,700 miles in one day! It helped that Elizabeth and I were flying for a trip to Alaska. Last year, we were invited to attend a missions conference here this year. The Lord also gave us meetings with three other churches while we are going to be in the state. Please pray that we can be used of the Lord in a way that only he can do. This is our first time to visit here. God’s creation is so beautiful. The land, the water, and the animals are all breathtaking. We see his power and design in his creation. God is truly worthy of our praise.

Our family is praying for you all as you serve the Lord in your field of ministry. We thank you all for praying and partnering with us in so many ways. We are now almost at 50% of our needed financial support! Please continue to pray that we will reach 100% quickly.

https://www.worldevangelismcenter.org/event/og-summit/

We would love to invite you all to a special meeting on December 28-30. The Our Generation Summit is not simply another conference. It is a gathering of Christians endeavoring to further the Gospel of Christ. This can be a great time to learn more about how you can have a greater impact in reaching the world with the Gospel in our generation. 

Many have found that the best thing about the OG Summit is the relationships that are established over the two days. You will have the opportunity to talk with missionaries serving all over the world. There will be fervent preaching and helpful sessions that will assist you as you seek to carry the Gospel to the world. I know that with family and work, it can be difficult to make it. Please work to arrange things so that you can come. Contact us with questions or register here: 

https://www.worldevangelismcenter.org/events/

The OG Summit is open to all! If you want to find your place in world evangelism, the OG Summit is the conference for you. Typically we have a great mix of individuals, couples, families, and church groups attend.

Reaching Indonesia for Christ,

Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph & Olivia Ewing

PRAISE & PRAY WITH US:

  • Praise: 4 new supporters!
  • Praise: almost 50% of our support
  • Pray: for America’s churches
  • Pray: 7 new supporters this month
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Driving a Tesla now | Your place in missions?

TN, GA, OH – Pray for our pastors & other leaders

Dear fellow Laborers,

The Josh Ewing Family is doing well as we continue on deputation! Our schedule took us into Georgia and Tennessee this week. We are looking forward to being a part of a missions conference this week in Ohio. Elizabeth and I are also honored to speak with some young people that are a part of the Christian school of the church here. Please pray that the Lord will work in hearts and that hearts will be tender to his leading. There is nothing that we can do of ourselves to impact lives. Yet, we can share the Word of God and testify of God’s work. The Spirit of God is still at work through his Word!

We appreciate the hotel suite that the church is providing for us this week. As Elizabeth and the children are doing homeschool in the room, I came downstairs to do some calling. The hotel was kind to allow me to use their boardroom to work from. I am working to fill up our calendar with meetings. As I called this morning, I’ve been burdened about the weight on pastors and others in the leadership of churches. Please stop and pray for your pastor, missionaries, as well as others that are serving and leading. Many things have improved, but every ministry is unique with what they are facing each week. 

GOD HAS A PLACE FOR YOU IN WORLD EVANGELISM!

Do you ever feel that the best days in missions are in the past? We believe that God can use us to reach the world in our generation. He wants to use you. Whether going to the mission field as a missionary, raising up new missionaries or being used to send missionaries around, God has a place for you in world evangelism.

The World Evangelism Fellowship exists to encourage you to believe more and do more to reach the world with the gospel. As a guest, you will hear spirit-filled preaching and be a part of practical sessions on reaching the lost around you and the lost around the world.

Please join us for this one of a kind event, and see how God will be able to use you to reach the world in our generation. Please click below for additional information.

* World Evangelism Fellowship November 9-10, 2020 at Vision Baptist Church.

Do you think that electric cars are the future?

Indo Info

A dear family at our home church recently adopted a child. They celebrated by renting a Tesla, the young guy’s favorite kind of car. I did not actually drive the car, but I dreamed I did that night. 🙂 It was so realistic. I even had a police officer pull me over, even though I was going under the speed limit.

Indonesia is working to grow in this industry. Here is a video about The Biggest Indonesian Battery Manufacturer in Indonesia. Maybe electric cars are the future. We will see. I know the missionaries on deputation would have to stop and recharge often.

Pray and Praise 

This is where we ask that you take us to the Lord in prayer. When we all talk to God we can praise Him for His goodness and pray for His help. 

PRAY WITH US THAT:

  • Pastors and church leaders will be encouraged at the World Evangelism Fellowship
  • Our calendar would be filled up as I work to schedule meetings
  • Pastor Brian Swafford would recover well from Transverse Myelitis.

PRAISE WITH US THAT:

  • Very few churches have had to cancel/reschedule meetings lately
  • Safety as we drove all day yesterday to Ohio
  • Pastor Brian Swafford received a diagnosis.
  • We heard from two new supporters this week
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Prayer Letter | October 2020

Indo Info : Mount Bromo – truly beautiful (video with a view)

October  2020

Dear Fellow Laborers,                                       

We rejoice that we had another full month of meetings. We were excited to be in churches in Tennessee, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Thank you to each church that allowed us to be a part of your service or mission conference. Our family is so blessed by the many acts of love toward us as we travel the road.

As we travel, we love meeting new people. The friendships that God is giving us through this time means so much to us. We pray that God will use us to encourage others in their walk with the Lord. Elizabeth and I speak to many about prayerfully considering if God would have them serve as foreign missionaries. Will you please pray about this part of our ministry? Pray that the Lord would give us wisdom in these conversations. We can’t call anyone into the ministry. If we could, there would be a lot more missionaries to Indonesia. Yet, we can talk to people who are already willing and praying about their service to the Lord. I received a text message from one church that we were with this month that a young man has surrendered to be a missionary. That fills my heart with joy and excitement! God is still sending laborers out.

The change in weather has been enjoyable. Of course, it was coolest in Maryland, but Georgia is also enjoying milder temperatures. Even though we enjoy autumn, please pray that this will be the last one we have before returning to Indonesia. We thank the Lord for the multiple new churches that have partnered with us this month. We also appreciate our supporters who help us be full time on deputation as we return to Indonesia. 

God has given us 40% of our needed support! We are working hard to save up for our setup fund. If you are interested in helping with this need and would like more details, please contact me.

Reaching Indonesia for Christ,

Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph and Olivia Ewing
 

PRAISE & PRAY WITH US:

  • Praise: 4 new supporters!
    Praise: One surrendered to be a missionary!
    Pray: Indonesian man I met here in the US
    Pray: 7 new supporters this month

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Prayer Letter | September 2020

September  2020                                                                                                  

Dear Fellow Laborers,                                                                       

We had a full month of traveling and presenting the need of Indonesia. We traveled over 7,000 miles to the following states: DE, PA, NC, TN, VA, TX. Please continue to pray for those affected by Hurricane Laura. It was shocking to see the aftermath when we drove through that area.

Show God’s love by sharing God’s Word with others around you.

Do you see more Muslims in and around your community now than you did ten years ago? I know that we do here north of Atlanta, Georgia. We also saw many in Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. What a great need all over the world to reach the lost. The people of Islam are often passed by for differing reasons. Let’s go to them when we see them. Let’s share the gospel with them in love and boldness. I was blessed to be a part of an online conference focusing on the need for Christians’ to reach Muslims. David Gates, missionary to the Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan, taught this first conference. Please let me know if you would be interested in learning about any other meetings that we will have in the future.

Seven new churches partnered with our family’s ministry in August! Thank you to each one that supports us in the ongoing ministry that God has for us. Please pray as we strive to get to Indonesia by August of 2021. Currently, we are at 37% of our needed financial support. We serve a big God who we know is ready and able to provide the other 63% in the next year. I am praying that we can reach 50% in the next two months.

Reaching Indonesia for Christ,
Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph & Olivia Ewing

PRAISE & PRAY WITH US:
• Praise: 7 new supporters!
• Praise: Churches are opening up!
• Pray: People to be saved while we serve now
• Pray: 7 more supporters this month

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