Please keep praying for Carlos & Yolanda Casco! They usually teach Inductive Bible Study & marriage seminars all over Latin America, but Covid has slowed down some of their travel. God has brought abundant fruit through Carlos teaching in a local congregation and over the internet. Please pray for fruit that lasts even after the pandemic! Please also pray as their son, Carlos, prepares to return to Ecuador and begin training to take over their ministry.
Matt & Jonna - Central Asia
Praise God along with Matt & Jonna, who were able to return to Central Asia after a long furlough in the US due to Covid. Please pray:
- for the 3 oldest children, who have returned to school and are doing well. Pray for all 4 children as they miss their relatives and friends in the USA.
- for the whole family to transition back to a very different way of life, and to stay physically, spiritually, and emotionally healthy during those changes.
- For their local friend, "Gerry", a young man who accepted Christ at the end of 2020. He will be visiting with them and getting some major dental work done. Pray for Gerry to be firmly established in his faith in a culture that is very antagonistic toward those who leave the predominant religion to become Christians, and pray for successful dental treatment.
Eddie & Barbie Broussard - Navigators
Eddie Broussard has the privilege of overseeing the Global Student Program (GSP) Experience. They have just discovered two more alumni from past Global Student Programs who have just become the leaders of Navigator ministries for their entire countries! They are seeing significant fruit being born for the work of the Kingdom through this GSP. Among the many blessings of this year’s program was a new extension of the GSP into French-speaking Africa in Cameroon! The entire English Speaking Program was translated by one of the young leaders in Cameroon into French every week for the Cameroonian participants in the GSP.
Life Equip Global is continuing to minister to leaders around the world in reaching out with the gospel in the midst of crisis pregnancies. Please pray for the group of 20 pastors and leaders from Uganda who recently finished the 10 week training. When taught how to share the gospel, one of the attendees rededicated his own life to the Lord! Pray for growth and fruit in the lives of these Ugandan men and women. Also please pray for the India team that is currently in training!
Thank God for the rest and refreshment He provided through pastors' conferences in Northern Iraq & Lebanon last month!
CWC Missionary Michael Parks shared the following testimonials from the families who attended:
"Thank you for teaching from the Word of God and encouraging us in these times of so much trouble in our country. You help us to stay and not leave." - Lebanese pastor
"I was like a man on the edge of a cliff ready to jump to escape the persecution. but after the conference, your team let me know others care about us, and I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit who encouraged me and gave me strength to stay with my church". - another Lebanese pastor
"When I heard about the conference, I was hesitant to come. I thought you were going to do what most Westerners do, tell us how to run a church & how to evangelize. I wasn't going to go to the conference, but the Holy Spirit told me to go, so I did. And I was surprised. You came to us humbly, as an equal and someone who loved us. You taught us from the Word of God and encouraged us in a time when we need to be strengthened." - Northern Iraqi pastor
"...you helped me believe women are not soft-minded. I can read and understand the Word of God." - one of the pastors' wives
"I've been excited about the conference, but I didn't believe we could be this encouraged. I thought hope was lost for good." - another pastors' wife
Thank you for praying for this conference, and please continue to pray that God will build up these leaders in very difficult places!
"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31