July 2020

Dear Friends,

FSM GRADUATION ON ZOOM!! Our last graduation for our onsite students of FIRE School of Ministry here in Concord was supposed to be a wonderful celebration at FIRE church at the end of May. However, because of Covid, plans had to change. So, we had a Zoom Graduation!! It was wonderful to be able to gather together around the country and honor these men and women who had finished their course. We had the honor, again, of saying each name as well as sharing our hearts briefly with the graduating class. Every year we have tried to have some unique way of remembering that class. I don’t think anyone will have difficulty remembering this one!!!

TRAVEL PLANS DISRUPTED!! Last month we mentioned that we had a trip to Tanzania scheduled and were hoping we would be able to go. However, our flights were cancelled. We are hoping to be able to go next year. This has truly been a frustrating time for us as well as many of our missionaries as so many plans have had to change. Some are trapped in countries and can’t get out. We have one couple who have been separated since last year because the wife stayed back to care for a dying mother and the husband went back to the country of their calling. Because of Covid, the borders are closed and they cannot be reunited. Other families had plans to bring their children to the states and help them prepare to enter university in the Fall, but now have to send their children to the states alone. If the whole family leaves the country, they may not be able to return to their field of ministry. We have another family who had planned to transition to another country, but are stuck in one country and can’t even come to the US to begin the transition process.

Sometimes trusting the Lord can be challenging!! At least we know He is not affected by the Covid virus!!! He is enthroned above it ALL and we must remember that we are as well. We are seated with Him in heavenly places FAR above all principalities and powers!!

Thank you for continuing to stand with us!! We already have a number of trips planned for this year as well as next year! By God’s grace, Covid will not be an issue!!

Love in Jesus,

Josh & Tobi

Dr. Josh & Tobi Peters

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Dr. Josh Peters is an Apostolic Teacher and Missionary who has ministered in over 40 nations of the world, establishing Bible schools, cell groups and leadership training schools within the local church. Dr Peters served as a missionary in Malaysia for three years as well as Indonesia for three years where he established Rhema Bible Institute. Dr. Peters has served as a missionary overseer since 1987.