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Peter & Brenda Naska August 2020

Peter & Brenda Naska August 2020

  BREAKTHROUGH IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLE Many of you have been encouraging our family as we found out my brother was diagnosed with stage four cancer at the beginning of 2020. Well, we have great news to share with you! Andrew received a phone call from his...

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Jesse & Becki Brattrud August 2020

Jesse & Becki Brattrud August 2020

Hello all,  It has been quite the last couple of months,  We are reaching out more to the people of Hunter in practical ways mowing lawn for miss Betty on a weekly basis while Becki visits with her and has church with her, as a result we have had open doors to meet...

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Dr. Josh & Tobi Peters August 2020

Dr. Josh & Tobi Peters August 2020

August 2020 Dear Friends, TRUSTING THE PLANS OF THE LORD IN 2020!! We know all of us have had to lay down our plans for 2020 and trust that the Lord has something else in mind. This has certainly been a strange year for us, but we are continuing to allow Jesus to...

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Sherika Lockhart August 2020

Sherika Lockhart August 2020

Hello from Mati City, Philippines!! While we are still under pretty strict quarantine in Davao City, Pastor Amy and I received permission to travel 3 hours away to Mati City, since it’s still inside Region 11. After 128 days in quarantine and only being allowed to go...

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A.W & Kathy Jones August 2020

A.W & Kathy Jones August 2020

Dear Family & Friends, August 2020 A.W. & I are praying that his letter finds you and your household well and healthy. This has been such a different/difficult year with COVID-19 drastically changing every part of everyone’s lives. Even though some ministry...

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Greg & Debbie Nissen July 2020

Greg & Debbie Nissen July 2020

July 2020 Dear family and friends, “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from...

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Joanne Chinkers August 2020

Joanne Chinkers August 2020

August 2020 Greetings, Friends. I trust that you are drawing near to God and remaining encouraged during these tumultuous times. God is still on the throne, his purposes will prevail and his people will prosper. He is our protector, our provision, our peace and our...

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Brian & Stephanie Forbes July 2020

Brian & Stephanie Forbes July 2020

The workshop      It is hot! I am spending mornings working outside and afternoons inside. I’m thankful for this mountain retreat. It is cooler here than in other places by nearly 10 degrees.   We  spent a great week in Pennsylvania with my mom.    In  two more weeks...

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Carol Britton Update – July 2020

Carol Britton Update – July 2020

Dear Family and Friends, It IS Summer, but the weather here in Belgium feels like Spring with highs around 70F (20C), sometimes with wind and rain. So it doesn’t feel too much like Summer and the streets are pretty quiet due to people working from home. Belgium is...

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Leann Peterson July 2020

Leann Peterson July 2020

Dear Family and Friends, July 2020 Greetings from Ukraine! We still find ourselves under a quarantine regime here in Ukraine. Thankfully we are still allowed to gather for church! Face masks are still required in any public place, but things are slowly starting to...

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Jonathan & April Noah June/July 2020

Jonathan & April Noah June/July 2020

June/ July newsletter “Are you returning?” We have been asked this question numerous times. The answer is a resounding, “yes!” We anticipate our return being early winter, but there are several conditions that we are monitoring to make a wise decision about when to...

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Guy & Sarah Kump July 2020

Guy & Sarah Kump July 2020

Dear Friends and Partners, We wanted to quickly share with you what we have been doing these past several months. The time has sped by as we have patiently waited for the country to return to some sort of normalcy. We pray you are doing well during this difficult...

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Joanne Chinkers July 2020

Joanne Chinkers July 2020

July 2020 Greetings, Friends! I trust that you are well and, in spite of these trying times, are allowing yourself to marvel at God’s creation in the unchanging, God ordained, cycle of seasons as we move from Spring into Summer. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the...

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Dr. Josh & Tobi Peters July 2020

Dr. Josh & Tobi Peters July 2020

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...

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A.W & Kathy Jones July 2020

A.W & Kathy Jones July 2020

Dear Family & Friends, July 2020 Outreaches to help those in Need during this crisisWhile talking to Carmen, our landlord, we started discussing the tremendous need in all of Mexico. She proceeded to tell me that she and her daughter Karina were bringing food to a...

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Greg & Debbie Nissen June 2020

Greg & Debbie Nissen June 2020

June 2020 Dear friends and family,                                                                                                                     As we move into summer, there is some hope of quarantine restrictions starting to be lifted. Since we last wrote, our...

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Joel & Pat Crumpton June 2020

Joel & Pat Crumpton June 2020

Greetings, in the wonderful name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our God is AWESOME! We are seeing so much intense hunger everywhere. When I carry the cross, when we feed and minister to the homeless on the streets of Atlanta, and when I minister in house church...

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John & Roja Edward April 2020

John & Roja Edward April 2020

Dearly Beloved in Christ, Grace and Peace to you from the One who is the source of all grace and all peace. In Him there is security and rest like no other. His presence is our refuge. For sometime i have felt the need to put into writing some of the thoughts that...

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Crystal Harden’s June 2020

Crystal Harden’s June 2020

What a wild and crazy season we have been experiencing! I realize that I haven’t given a solid update on what’s happening with the COVID virus here in the Philippines. I’ll try to give you a snapshot of what’s happening over here. At the time of my writing, our island...

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Brian & Stephanie Forbes June 2020

Brian & Stephanie Forbes June 2020

The workshop It is starting to heat up in the South. We continue with the outdoor work before we have the 90 degree days of late summer. We removed the small trees and burned them. A friend had a method to separate the wood from the dirt piles. Finally we can smooth...

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Jesse & Becki Brattrud June 2020

Jesse & Becki Brattrud June 2020

Hello everyone,Jesus said “Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.””John 12:31-32 NIVWe are beginning to enter some real interesting times,...

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Joel & Pat Crumpton May 2020

Joel & Pat Crumpton May 2020

Greetings, in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We have been even busier during this global pandemic than we were before. I have been going out to the streets more than ever with the big cross, and we are receiving many more requests for prayer over...

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A.W & Kathy Jones June 2020

A.W & Kathy Jones June 2020

Dear Family & Friends,                                                                                              June 2020 A.W. & I pray you and your family are doing well and taking this time of quarantine to spend more time with the Lord and your family....

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Greg & Debbie Nissen May 2020

Greg & Debbie Nissen May 2020

May 2020Welcome to another “quarantine” edition of the Nissen newsletter! As other states slowly begin to open up, Washington is on shut-down for at least the rest of May. We continue much the same as last month. Greg and Isaac work. Debbie and the girls do...

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Brian & Stephanie Forbes May 2020

Brian & Stephanie Forbes May 2020

The Workshop With the U.S. in social distancing we focused on cheap, inefficient, manual labor - us! We spent many days cutting down pine trees and making huge brush piles. I am saving the trunks for future building projects. We dug a small flower garden and planted...

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Jonathan & April Noah April/May 2020

Jonathan & April Noah April/May 2020

April/May 2020 Newsletter       “Live loved” has been a bit of my (April’s) personal anthem for several years.  I’ve been leaning more into grasping God’s great love for me and living in that... letting that be what overflows in my daily life and interactions with...

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Jesse & Becki Brattrud May 2020

Jesse & Becki Brattrud May 2020

Hello Everyone. This has been quite the month, with the lockdowns, and church closings all over, it has brought our partnership development to a near stop.  But God is faithful to use his people to accomplish his will no matter what is going on in the country.  As I...

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Dr. Josh & Tobi Peters May 2020

Dr. Josh & Tobi Peters May 2020

May 2020 Dear Friends, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT TODAY!!  We all are facing a unique situation in our normal day to day lives.  We are grateful that our lives have not been totally disrupted.  Since our jobs are considered “essential,” Tobi is still going to the office for a...

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