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Let’s start by talking about volcanoes. I am no expert on them, but I know that when the pressure builds, the natural result is an eruption. God has been doing a work in our hearts, under the surface, for a long time. Our reasonable response to that working is to go back to Indonesia. As we have stepped out by faith, God is now propelling us back there.
We are really blown away, pun intended, by the moving of God! We have had 4 churches take us on in the past two weeks! We are traveling full time as well as scheduling meetings. We are now scheduling to be with churches in 2020 for Missions Conferences, Mission Emphasis Sundays as well as during regular services. We still have a few openings in 2019. Please let me know if you would like to have us come to your church and share our burden, our plan and the need of Indonesia.
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. Here are 3 prayer requests and praises together.
•People to be saved – A praise that my wife and I had a good, though brief conversation with Marquisha at Walmart. Pray that that she would come to church. She wrote down mine and Elizabeth’s names.
•Believers to be encouraged- Churches are not exempt from discouragement. We are asking God to use us to encourage pastors and church members. They are going through trials and attacks. I am thankful to God for every opportunity to speak in a church.
•People to surrender to God – I was blessed to speak with two men this past week who both said that they are open to becoming a missionary. Not only that, but they are already serving God in their church. Praise the Lord!
The Indo Info (Learn a little bit more each week about Indonesia)
Have you ever heard about the Ring of Fire? It is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. It runs right through Indonesia.
Here is a short video about the Ring of Fire.
Dear Fellow Laborers,
The month of July was our first month of deputation. We started booking meetings and traveling full time as of July 22. We are working hard to raise the needed financial and prayer support in order move back to Indonesia as quickly as possible. What a joy it has been to fellowship with believers and to see churches faithfully proclaiming God’s Word.
Our calendar is filling quickly as I call each day. I ask that you would pray that we will book meetings with churches that will partner with us as we serve long-term in Indonesia. There are still openings in August and September that I am working to fill. Contact me if your church would like to learn more about the need for more churches to be planted in Indonesia.
A special thank you to each church that has supported us when we were on the field before. Please rejoice with us and thank God for how he has worked in our lives these past few years that we have been in the States. If you have not heard our story, you can read more on our website.
Will you prayerfully consider partnering with us as we go back to reach the world’s largest Muslim country and the world’s 4th largest country?
Thank you for praying for our family and for the ministry to which God has called us.
Reaching Indonesia for Christ, Josh, Elizabeth, Hannah, Joseph and Olivia
PRAY WITH US:
- Souls to be saved during deputation
- Saints to be surrendered to go into all the world
- Support to be raised quickly (prayer and financial)
- Reaching Indonesia for Christ,
We are now on full time deputation! On July 22 I left my job and we stepped out in faith. God is providing and we are working to quickly get back to serving in Indonesia. You know the Christian farmer works hard, but has to trust the Lord for the harvest. Elizabeth and I are working hard, but we are trusting the Lord to raise our needed financial support.
I want to thank each one of you who has given a one time gift to help us as we step out by faith. The Lord has truly helped us in so many ways.
•Support to be raised quickly
•Meetings booked with future supporting churches
•People to be saved
•People to surrender to be missionaries
•God has kept us safe on the road
• Our calendar is filling up quickly
•We have had great fellowship with the churches we have been in so far!
The Indo Info (Learn little bit more each week about Indonesia)
Street food= Indonesian Food. Each person in our family, from the oldest to the youngest, loves Indonesian food! As you learn to enjoy the foods of Indonesia, so many conversations can be started. When you love their food, then the person will feel loved. I have been able to start many conversations, in the States and in Indonesia, about food, but ended up talking about the Lord.
One dish that was a bit unusual for Elizabeth and me, but we now love, is called gado-gado. Here is a link to a video where you can watch a quick video about it. It’s a delicious mixture of many flavors.
Dear fellow laborers in the Gospel, We are so excited to announce that we will be returning to the country of Indonesia as church planting missionaries!
I moved to Indonesia with my parents in 1991. They have served there as church planting missionaries for the past 28 years. I returned to the states as a young man to attended Bible college and begin preparing to serve the Lord in whatever capacity He would allow. Elizabeth and I married during our junior year of college.
After graduating from Bible college, the Lord allowed us to serve him for one term in Indonesia. During this time we focused on learning the language, cultural adaptation and teaching the Bible. We have both learned the language and served in various roles in our church both on and off the field. We returned to our home church here in the states to continue our training and gain experience. During this time we worked in our church’s missions program, mentoring those who are training as missionaries, led a Sunday School class and served as a deacon (Josh). We are excited to return to Indonesia and apply the things which we have leaned.
Many countries that have a high concentration of Muslims are very difficult to enter and even more difficult to remain there. My parents have lived and served as church planting missionaries since 1991! The door is still open and we are praying for more laborers to go with us to reach Indonesia with the gospel. The pattern of ministry we seek to duplicate is that of Jesus Himself. He spent His time on this earth training twelve men that could carry out the ministry after He retuned to heaven. We have seen this modeled in our home church and in ministries that we have watched for years. It is not our goal to be longterm pastor of one church. Our goal to disciple and train men who will then pastor and lead churches that we are able to start. From there other faithful men will be discipled and trained to launch out and start even more churches.
If you are interested in having us present our ministry and partnering with us to reach to country of Indonesia with the gospel, please feel free to contact me at the address below:
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