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Brian & Stephanie Forbes's Update, 9-2018 - Fire International


     It’s said that pictures are worth a thousand words.

The Church we are attending prayed Stephanie on her way and have been praying for her through updates.

Stephanie and “M’s” mom arriving in China.

August 20th is our 13th wedding anniversary – and Stephanie is in China!

 DO NOT SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Stephanie is helping move the orphanage from one location to another – a 45 minute commute. The government has been changing the rules. They took all the children and sent them back to the government-run orphanages. “M’s” facility was not approved for a physical therapy center because the government will not be registering any new therapy centers until next year. Government officials gave them the choice of opening as a special needs school this fall or waiting. The interrogations and threats to “M” and her husband  seem to have stopped. “M’s” baby is due and she will have it in China with an assigned delivery doctor that she actually likes.

We have been talking about how easy it is for us to categorize ministry with perception and numbers. Right now “M” is fighting to make the gospel known and having everything stripped away at the same time. God provided the building and money for modifications and it appears empty right now. We sometimes need to step back and wait for God to show us what comes next.


– Safety for Stephanie with in-country travel and protection from government inquisitions.

– Clear understandings for me with my counseling course.

– Additional supporters for our ministry.

– Clarity of direction for our ministry