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Missions Update November, 2019

Thank God for Pastor Zechariah Arni, who ministers to and alongside a congregation of Messianic Ethiopian Jews in Haifa, Israel.

Praise God:

  • for their Messianic beliefs - that they believe Jesus is the Messiah, the promised one of Israel.
  • for their outreach to Jews, Muslims, and Christians around the diverse city of Haifa, Israel, in spite of racial and religious tensions. They are spreading the Gospel of Christ through works of compassion like a backpack drive for school children, street evangelism to the homeless and those struggling with addiction, and a computer lab and music studio.
  • for God's favor in giving Pastor Zechariah a position of leadership in the Messianic Ethiopian Jewish community despite his relative youth.

Please pray for:

  • the youth of their church. They face religious persecution because of their love for Jesus, and also have to cope with racial prejudice in their deeply divided city.
  • an increase in their ministry to the homeless and addicted. Currently, they pray and share food and clothing. In the future, they would love to provide a rehab home for deeper discipleship and transformation. Please pray for resources to rent 2 homes (one for men, one for women) and to hire professionals to provide support and counsel.
  • Resources to enlarge their Sanctuary and update their equipment. The need is great, as they provide 2 Sabbath services every week. One is in Amharic to reach the older Ethiopians, while the other is in Hebrew to serve the younger generation.

Contact us to be part of reaching God's chosen people in Haifa, Israel - email contactus@cwccs.org!

Short-term Mission Trip - Juarez, Mexico

Keep our Short-term Mission Team to Juarez, Mexico in prayer 11/5-9!

Please pray for Joe, Tom, Brady, Emily, Jack, Jacob, and Al as they are sent out to bless and support Nolan & Marie Schockey and the Mexican pastors they are training! Praise God for their desire to "Go into all the world and teach the Gospel!"

  • Pray for the Car Clinic - preparation and training, and for our team to provide a practical benefit to the Mexican pastors & church.
  • Pray for Emily as she teaches some of the pastors' wives to bake! The ladies are very interested in baking, but have not learned basic baking skills due to their culture. Pray for good communication and connection despite the language barrier.
  • Pray for the team's safety as they travel and minister in a less-developed country.

If you are willing to pray regularly for this team, please let them know at jkbenthem@hotmail.com!

Hadesh Women making Restoration Bags for Juarez Immigrants

Praise God for the Restoration Bags Hadesh Women’s Ministry created to donate to our CWC missionaries Nolan & Marie Schockey! The women of CWC collected hundreds of items – toothpaste, soap, shampoo, towels, snacks – to fill the bags. The Schockeys and the Mexican pastors they are discipling will bless immigrants in Juarez with these bags and prayer and the Gospel!

Eddie Broussard - Global Missionary with the Navigators

Praise God for a tremendous outpouring of His Spirit in the 3 Navigators' conferences Eddie recently helped lead! Last month, you prayed for these conferences, and God answered! Praise God for the outcome: a greater focus on pioneer ministries to the Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and secular worlds, including an emphasis on sending bi-vocational missionaries, and also more emphasis throughout Navigators on how to send and receive back their missionaries. Pray for wisdom on how to practically implement the vision!

Please pray for Eddie as he ministers through teaching at a men's conference in Mexico City this month.

Carlos & Yolanda Casco - Latin America

Praise God for Carlos & Yolanda Casco! We rejoice with them for a recent doctor's decision that Carlos is now cancer-free and able to return to a full schedule of ministry!

One doctor predicted Carlos will live another 20 years, while another suggested another 10. Carlos is choosing to add those together, and now plans to live and minister to at least 107!

Please pray as they spend their November teaching at Calvary Chapel Bible College - Antigua, Guatemala and then go to teach an Inductive Bible Study Seminar & Marriage Seminar to pastors in El Salvador.

Tikvah - outreach to Israeli young adults

Praise God for the young Israeli man who visited Tikvah, a retreat for Israeli youth in Bath, England. CWC missionaries Jeff & Naomi Cuozzo share that he came from a Christian home, but was not a believer when he came to the retreat with 6 other young people. Praise God that he did not return to Israel in the same condition, but as a believer in Jesus Christ!

Please pray for the Cuozzos to know how to reach out and build up the church plant in Bath, as well as how to plan for future Tikvah sessions.

Janice Evans - Ukraine

Please pray for Janice Evans, CWC missionary to Ukraine, as she says good-bye to her friends in Mukachevo, Ukraine, to move to Chornomorsk, Ukraine. Praise God for her time in Mukachevo, and pray for:

  • God's presence and provision for her move.
  • The team she will work with in Chornomorsk as they pray and plan and work to plant a new church.
  • The team's Russian skills. Janice will be a key part of helping them with the language, as this part of the country has more Russian-speakers than Ukrainian-speakers. Pray also for the cultural shifts that will accompany that shift.
Matt & Noelle Harris - Uganda

Praise God for Matt & Noelle Harris, ministering in Gulu, Uganda. Praise Him for:

  • their neighborhood outreach. 15 men are meeting in their home every Wednesday night to fellowship and study God's Word and Noelle started a separate study with a couple of the women from the community! Their goal is to lead people into developing their own relationships with God where they know how to pray, how to read the Bible for themselves and understand it, how to memorize scripture, and most importantly give them an understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Praise God for his faithfulness to seek out and save the lost.
  • the business side of the mission - they just finished a 2nd chicken house, and now have the capacity to house 6,000 chickens!
  • the medical clinic - in the last month, they have seen over 300 patients, immunized more than 400 children, delivered 48 babies and treated many tropical diseases including 143 cases of malaria.

Please pray for:

  • the pastors they teach as the go through the books of Israel's return from Exile - Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.
  • continued "walking in the Spirit" to know what they need to do each moment in their many roles: Matt in preparing and teaching pastors through the Bible, managing the medical clinic, and managing the business (chickens, grain mill, farming, etc.), plus neighborhood outreaches and leading his family. Pray for Noelle as she keeps her home and trains her children and also reaches out to the neighborhood women and children.
HIs Safe Haven - Gbarnga, Uganda

Praises:

  • Praise God for the lives of the two precious children pictured above! They were being starved to death by their families due to cultural beliefs in Liberia about children with special needs. BUT GOD has provided His Safe Haven, a ministry to these children, where He will provide life and purpose through their foster moms, physical care, love, and God's love.

Please ask God to provide more sponsors for a recent influx of children into their new foster homes. A sponsorship of $100/mo. will include shelter, security, food, medicine, therapy, and day to day care for a child.

Pastor Steve Kariithi & Mathare Worship Centre - Kenya

We are thankful for the way Pastor Steve Kariithi & Mathare Worship Centre minister in Mathare Valley Slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Please pray for continued wisdom for the leadership as they seek out the best ways to disciple & invest for long-term transformation!

Pastor Karau on the Coffee Farm

Please continue to pray for a breakthrough! Hope's Promise - Sanctuary of Hope and Pastor Jepson Karau hope to use the Karau's family coffee farm to export and sell coffee in the United States. This will provide a sustainable long-term home and business for the 24 orphans who have found a home in Sanctuary of Hope, especially those with special needs. Pray for the right connections for a good importer, roaster, and seller.

Syrian refugees fleeing to Northern Iraq

Please pray for the Syrian refugees fleeing Turkey's assault on Syria!

Please pray for God's intervention to bring health & safety for the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children fleeing to Northern Iraq. Pray for His Gospel to go forth in power as Christians minister to these hurting people. Thank God for Mike, our CWC missionary who ministers alongside Iraqi pastors through prayer and practical comforts - food, diapers, water, and heating fuel!

Bob Simons - Latin America

Praise God for the pastors' conference Bob & Esperanza Simons taught last week in Lazaro Cárdenas, Baja California, on the topic of forgiveness. Pray it will change hearts, marriages, and churches!

Please continue to pray for Bob Simons as he travels every other week to Vicente Guerrero, Mexico. Pray for David & Aida, who have been confused about the deity of Christ. Pray that God will use Bob to give them "a better understanding of the way of God." Acts 18:26

Linda Weber - Lamorlaye, France

Please continue to pray for CWC missionary Linda Weber, and the small church in Lamorlaye, France! It has been a tough month for their church plant. Please pray for:

  • Pete & Angie, in whose home the church is meeting. Pete had a heart attack and had to have two blockages cleared in a local hospital and Angie is dealing with a knee that has not healed properly after surgery. Then she fell while getting off a train and broke her wrist in 3 places.
  • Jean-Christophe, the president of their church association, who was recently hospitalized for mental and emotional stress.
  • several of the people Linda has been discipling, who have been pulling back from following Christ due to doubts. Pray for Angelica, Josephine, Heide, Celia and Patricia.
  • Pray for Linda's faith to be strengthened through this time of testing - "And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:1b-3

When you pray or give, YOU are part of the Great Commission - going into all the world to spread the Gospel!

Be a part of the work God is doing at Calvary Worship Center!

If you'd like to be a part of what God is doing in Missions through Calvary Worship Center, please email us at kellyb@cwccs.org or call 719-632-3311!