Just another Teamexpansion.org Blogs weblog

May 31, 2017 Prayer Note

Dear Family & Friends,

“And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works,  not abandoning our own meetings, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and even more so because you see the day drawing near.”  Hebrews 10:24-25

The Word of God often mentions God’s people coming together for the purpose of worship, encouragement, counsel, or service.  All of us who claim to be followers of Christ need to meet together with others who are disciples of Christ, and with those that God is drawing to Himself.  We all need encouragement in this world to remain faithful in our worship and service to God.  We try to be good examples of to those we are leading here in Taiwan.

While our teammates, the Messimer family, are in the US this summer for home assignment, Chad Edwards and John are facilitating the house church that meets in their home.  The last two weeks no one has been able to attend.  This week two people came.  Please pray that others who have been meeting together at the Messimer’s home will be challenged by the Holy Spirit to meet together.

This past week there were no visitors at the Jang’s discipleship group.  Lucy gets really excited when people visit, but then feels low when they do not return.  Pray that the Jang family will continue to grow in faith and in knowledge.  Pray as well for people to be drawn by the love of Christ to return to the discipleship group.

This past Friday was graduation here at Morrison Academy.  Two young men from our mission here on Taiwan graduated, Zachery Pagel and Jack Widener.  Both are very godly young men.  We ask that you pray for them as they leave their homes here in Taiwan and move forward with God’s plan for their lives.

Next week we will be attending a Team Leaders Summit and then a conference that Team Expansion has arranged.  The conference is called Connect.  Part of the purpose is to build connections between Team Expansion missionaries.  We will also be fed from God’s Word and will have the opportunity to receive counseling.  Please pray for everyone traveling to the conference.  Pray as well for everyone to be encouraged and fed through the speakers and the fellowship.

Please pray for our Sports & English campers by name.  We have included their English names in the attachment with this e-mail.

Thank you for praying.

God Bless,

John & Cheryl

1.  Pray for those who gather to worship at the Messimer’s home.

2.  Pray for the Jang family as they continue to be faithful.

3.  Pray for Zach and Jack and other graduates that you know.

4.  Pray for the Team Leaders Summit and Connect Conference for Team Expansion missionaries that will be held next week.

5.  Pray daily for our S&E campers by name.


May 21, 2017 Prayer Note

Dear Family & Friends,

“But Jesus called them and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions use their authority over them.  It must not be this way among you! Instead whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave  just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’”  Matt. 20:25-28

There is quite a stark contrast between the leadership style of Jesus and that of most leaders in our world.  Jesus came to share the love, blessing, and truth of His Father in Heaven.  He came as a servant.  He served people through healing their sick, casting out demons, providing for needs, and teaching them truth that changed their lives for the better.  Doing these things drew people to Him.  The people followed Him willingly.  How different the world would be if we all would choose to serve first rather than demand obedience.  Pray that we would choose to be imitators of Jesus by first being servants.

Summer is approaching fast.  Our team is working to finish the camp booklet, arrange who will speak when, what will be the evening fun activities, ….  It is a busy time.  Even though these important details take a lot of our attention, we still take time to pray for the campers and staff.  We ask that you pray for each person that is a part of the staff to prepare their hearts to be a servant to the campers.  We desire that our staff will have the same attitude as Jesus.  He came to serve not to be served.  Pray with us that our hearts will certainly be focussed on serving Christ and others daily.

This past Sunday evening two neighbors visited the Jang’s discipleship group.  Neither of them had much knowledge about the Bible or Jesus.  Their names are Miss Yang and Miss Wang.  They asked several good questions concerning the story of the Samaritan woman at the well.  Lucy was very happy to have them come.  Pray with us that this is just the beginning of their journey to knowing Jesus as Lord and savior.

We were blessed to attend the wedding of Julie Wu and Josh Xiao yesterday afternoon.  Many of you may remember that Julie lived with us for about 5 years during her high school and college times.  It was a service that brought glory to God.  John was honored to have a small part in the service.  Pray for Josh and Julie as they follow God’s leading for their life together.

Thank you for praying for Cheryl as she travelled these past couple of weeks.  She had a good time as she visited with family and attended Nathanael’s graduation.  She was also grateful to be present for her dad’s surgery.  We are also grateful that he has done very well after surgery.

Thank you for your constant prayer support.

God Bless,

John & Cheryl

1.  Please pray that we learn to serve as Jesus.

2.  Please pray with us that the hearts of all our faculty will be prepared to be servants during each week of camp.

3.  Please pray that Miss Yang & Miss Wang will both desire to continue to learn about Jesus.

4.  Please pray for Josh & Julie as they begin living for God together as husband and wife.

5.  Thank you for praying for Cheryl during her travel back to Taiwan.

May 14, 2017 Prayer Note

Dear Family & Friends,

“And now I am bound by the Spirit to go to Jerusalem. I don’t know what awaits me, except that the Holy Spirit tells me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead. But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”  Acts 20:22-24  NLT

Paul had an interesting view of the value of his life.  It is the view of one that has a singular purpose.  He was to follow the assignment given to Him by the Lord Jesus.  He was willing to use his life for that purpose even if it meant, suffering, pain, imprisonment, and even death.  All of those things were acceptable as long as he was being faithful to complete his assignment in sharing the Good News about God’s grace.  He was willing to submit his will to God’s concerning all things including his life.  That is quite the contrast to what we see in popular culture.  Everyone wants their voice to be heard, not for the sake of the Gospel or even others, but for themselves.  Very few are willing to sacrifice their time and effort let alone submit their will to God’s will.  Please pray that we are able to submit our will to to the Father’s will that we might be able to complete the task He has given to us in sharing His marvelous grace.

This week John took our field coordinator and his wife, Dana & Chris McCain, to visit Sam’s mom, Chiou Jie.  It was a nice visit.  Dana and Chris were able to share their own story of loss with her, which encouraged her greatly.  Chiou Jie testified how even though it is hard sometimes to think about Benjamin being gone; she had gained great strength through knowing Jesus and knowing that Benjamin is with Jesus now.  Please continue to pray for Sanford and Lin families as they still grieve over the loss of little Benjamin.

Please pray for the Home of God’s Love to be able to hire two social workers.  The desire of the home is to have Christian social workers.  This makes it doubly hard to find people for these roles.  These positions have already been vacated for some time, so it has become a burden on the other workers to keep up their reports as well.

Cheryl will be leaving to return to Taiwan on the 17th.  She will be arriving on the same flight as Peyton Farmer, who is coming to serve at Taiwan Xi En again this summer.  God placed a special burden on Peyton heart for the children of Taiwan when her little sister Mylee was adopted seven years ago.  Please pray for them as they travel.

We very grateful for your prayer support.

God Bless,

John & Cheryl

1.  Please pray that we are submissive to God’s purpose for our lives.

2.  Please pray for the Sanford and Lin families as they continue to grow through dealing with grief.

3.  Please pray for the Home of God’s Love to be able to hire two social workers.

4.  Please pray for Cheryl and Peyton as they fly on the 17th to Taiwan.

May 7, 2017 Prayer Note

Dear Family & Friends,

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:1-2

What is it that entangles me and keeps me from focusing on Jesus during this life?  This is a question for each of us everyday.  There are those sins that we find ourselves fighting often or even daily.  Satan seems to know which buttons to push to cause us to lose control or what to do to cause us to put down our guard.  Often we try to find a scapegoat for these sins.  We want to push the blame off on a person or a situation, but the truth is; we took our eyes off of Jesus.  When temptation comes we did not first ask the Holy Spirit for help.  We did not ask ourselves how will Jesus look to others if I choose to give into this temptation.  We did not confront Satan with the truth of scripture.  Pray today that we remain faithful in the race that Jesus might be glorified because of us.

We are praising God for Nathanael’s graduation with a Master of Fine Arts in Film-Television from Regent University.  The front of the graduation program reads, “Equipped for the Race Hebrews 12:1.”  We are thankful that Nathanael continues to prepare himself to serve God as he prepares himself to work in his chosen field.  Please pray for Nathanael and all the many graduates that you know as they run the race.

Cheryl’s dad’s back surgery went very well.  The cyst was removed and he went home the same day.  He continues to improve and do well.  We are very thankful that Cheryl was able to be with mom & dad for the surgery.  Thank you for praying.

Sports and English camp is just over two months away.  Both weeks have filled-up with campers.  Our team is preparing the lessons, booklets, games, and so much more.  We ask that you pray for everyone that will be a part of each week.  Our faculty are so important.  Their attitude and faith can help make an eternal difference for these campers.  Please pray that our faculty prepares themselves through devoting themselves to God as camp approaches.

Our teammates Allen & Cherry Messimer with their four girls will be leaving Monday for the US for a three month home assignment.  They will be traveling lots of miles to see family & friends.  They will also be presenting in many congregations the work that God is doing through them and our team in Taiwan.  Please pray for their safety as they travel.

Thank you for praying.

God Bless,

John & Cheryl

1.  Please pray for us to run with endurance.

2.  Please pray for Nathanael and all of this year’s graduates.

3.  Thank you for praying for Cheryl’s dad’s surgery.

4.  Please pray for all the S&E Camp campers and faculty.

5.  Please pray for the Messimer family as they travel to the US on Monday for a three month home assignment.

April 30, 2017 Prayer Note

Dear Family & Friends,

“For we groan while we are in this tent, since we are weighed down, because we do not want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.  Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.”  II Corinthians 5:4-5

The days of our lives vary as to what we may call them good, bad, happy, sad, enjoyable, painful, fruitful, barren or so many other things.  We should not be surprised.  We live in a world with people like us that hope for the best, but realize it does not always happen.  This because though our world was once declared, “… very good.”  It has since fallen.  There is still good in this world, but there is also evil.  We, who are disciples of Christ, all look forward to the day that we no longer have to live with the effects of sin on our lives.  We look forward to the day when this mortal life is done and our new eternal life takes over completely, but that day has not yet come.  We are still here trying to live as ones who know that God has created us for His purpose of worshipping Him for eternity in heaven.  Until that day comes, please join us in choosing to praise and thank Him for everyday no matter how you would describe it.

We continue to praise God for the work He is doing in Chiou Jie’s life.  The other day Cheryl was interrupted by several messages coming in on her cell phone.  She stood there texting continually.  When asked about what she was doing, she replied, “I am enjoying answering Sam’s mom’s questions!”  She was asking about how to pray.  We ask that you continue to pray for Chiou Jie as we work to disciple her.

This week on Thursday Dana & Chris McCain, our field coordinators, will arrive in Taiwan to spend some time with our team.  They will begin their time here in Taichung and then they will also go over to Lotung to visit with the Sanfords.  They have already been and will continue to travel these next several weeks visiting workers here in Asia.  We look forward to their encouraging conversations.

Friends and missionaries to Papua New Guinea, Wayne & Gail Chen, are dealing with some tough news.  They have been on home assignment for almost a year now.  They had planned to return to their people group in June for some final instruction and other work to fully establish the Church among the Biem people.  These plans have been postponed as Gail has has had a recurrence of her cancer.  It has returned in her bones.  She is undergoing treatment right now.  Medically speaking her situation is very serious.  We don’t know what God will choose to do, but we ask that you pray for Gail to have many more years on this earth serving God.  They have chosen to thank God for everyday they are given.

Cheryl left this morning on her way to the US and Canada.  Her first stop in Evansville, IN where she will be with her parents for a few days.  Her dad will be having back surgery this week.  Please pray for his surgery to go well.  She then will be attending Nathanael’s graduation for his masters degree from Regent University.  Following celebrating with Nathanael she will be go through Canada to visit Philip, Bethany, and our four princesses for a few days.  We ask that you pray for every aspect of her trip.

We appreciate your prayers.

God Bless,

John & Cheryl

1.  Pray that we choose to be a witness by praise God and thanking Him for each day.

2.  Pray for Chiou Jie as she learns to talk with God.

3.  Pray our team’s time with our field coordinators, Dana & Chris.

4.  Pray for the Chen family as Gail fights cancer again.

5.  Praise God that Cheryl can spend this time in the US & Canada.

April 21, 2017 Prayer Note

Dear Family & Friends,

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” I Peter 1:3

We praise God for the new life and hope that we all as Christians have through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We have continual evidence of this hope worked out in the lives of many during the time since little Benjamin’s death.  The Church in Taiwan has wrapped their arms around the family loving and encouraging them.  They themselves have testified as to the great support they have felt.  The faith of many Christians has been increased and many non-christians have been caused to consider the truth of Christianity.  Living out our faith in times of crisis is one of the strongest means of evangelism there is.  Remember, God will use all things for His glory and for the good of those who love Him.

We want you to rejoice with us this week as Samantha Sanford’s mom, Chiou Jie, is going to baptized into Christ on Sunday morning in Lotung.  Mr. Lin has yet to come to faith, but is not standing in her way.  We ask that you pray for Chiou Jie as she grows in her faith.  We will continue to disciple her and reach out to her husband, but there will certainly be challenges ahead for her.  Satan will cause disruptions in their lives and bring temptations to continue to worship other gods.

Registration for the upcoming Sports & English Camp opens today, Saturday.  We expect it to fill-up quickly.  We ask that you continually pray for the campers and the faculty that will be a part of each week.  We have had several of our stateside groups that have either reduced the size of their group or are not able to come.  Please pray that we will have adequate faculty for both weeks of camp.

Please pray for our kids as they have about five weeks of school left.  Andrew will be taking advanced placement tests and the SAT in early May.  Moriah has been very busy with school activities as well as homework.  Pray that they finish well.

Thank you for your faithful prayer support.

God Bless,

John & Cheryl

1.  Let us live out the hope with have in our Savior Jesus as a testimony to those around us.

2.  Praise the Lord that Samantha Sanford’s mom is getting baptized on Sunday morning.

3.  Please pray for the campers and faculty that will be apart of each week of S&E Camp.

4.  Please pray for our children to finish the school year well.

April 16, 2017 Prayer Note

Dear Family & Friends,

“Then Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and gave up his spirit.  Just then the temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks were split apart.  And tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had died were raised.”  Matt. 27:50-52

This scripture is speaks of the power of the blood of the Lamb of God to take away sin.  When Jesus died our sins were taken from us.  That which separates one from God was removed; therefore, the earthly representation of that separation, the veil in the temple, was torn in two.  God tore it in two allowing us the opportunity to approach Him.  He wants there to be no barrier between us and Him.  Praise the Lord!  Pray with us to be able to share the marvelous story of the death and resurrection of Jesus with the people of Taiwan.  Praise be to God that Jesus is risen!

We ask that you continue to lift up the Sanford family daily in your prayers.  It is still hard for them in so many ways.  Sam has trouble sleeping.  Chris is able to sleep, but has his own troubles of dealing with the loss and pain of Benjamin’s death.  Please pray for them to be able to communicate well with each other and to support each other.

We ask that you also pray for Chris and Samantha as Chris has shoulder surgery on Monday.  A short time before Benjamin was born Chris was in a scooter accident that caused a tear in his rotator cup.  It is a difficult time to be less one arm, but God is providing help for them to care of the children.

We ask that you continue to pray for Sam’s parents as we teach them from God’s word about what it means to follow Jesus.  Sam’s mom is very willing to listen and to learn, but her dad is less interested.  Please pray for the spirit to convict them both of their need for Jesus and the futility of worshiping their ancestors.

Ted and Bev Skiles returned to Taiwan this past Thursday evening.  We spent part of this past week helping to clean, move furniture back into their house, and unpack boxes and other things in preparation for their return.  Pray for their adjustment back to living in Taiwan and the work God has given them to do.

All of the mission teams from Morrison are back on Taiwan now.  We helped to pick up Andrew’s team at the airport last night.  They were all excited to tell different parts of their experiences.  Thank you for your prayers and support for them while they were serving.

Thank you for praying.

God Bless,

John & Cheryl

1.  Pray that we will have opportunities to share the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus with the Taiwanese people.

2.  Pray for the Sanford family as they continue to grieve the loss of their son.

3.  Pray for Chris Sanford’s shoulder surgery on Monday.

4.  Pray for both of Sam’s parents to be convicted of their need to worship Jesus alone.

5.  Pray for Ted & Bev Skiles as they work through jet lag and begin working again at the Home of God’s Love.

6.  Praise God for the work the missions teams from Morrison accomplished and for their safe return.

April 2, 2017 Prayer Note

Dear Family & Friends,

“But as for the seed that landed on good soil, these are the ones who, after hearing the word, cling to it with an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with steadfast endurance.”  Luke 8:15 NET

How do you understand the meaning of this verse?  Is is largely speaking of evangelism or does it go beyond that?  As we walk daily as a disciple of Christ we are receiving the Word of God into our lives.  Do we accept it as truth and act upon it so that it produces fruit in our lives?  If the answer is yes, then we are truly good soil and have allowed the Word of truth to keep our lives free of weeds, thorns, and rocks that would keep us from producing the fruit of righteousness in our lives.  It is important to notice that such fruit is only produced with perseverance.  It does not happen without effort.  This verse is about evangelism & discipleship.  Pray that we allow the Word of God to continue to produce a great harvest in our lives.

We continue to lift up the Sanford family in prayer daily and ask you to do the same.  Chris and Sam brought the children over on Friday and spent the night.  The team from Central Christian College of the Bible provided child care for the younger children of our team while we adults went out for a meal.  It was a good change of pace for Chris and Sam.  Chris is preaching today at the Home of God’s Love.  Life is little be little getting back to normal in what they are doing, but in their hearts they feel like life will never be the same.  Please continue to pray for their family to rely upon the strength and grace of God to face each day.

We met with Sam’s mom this past week.  Sam’s dad was gone to visit some of his family for a few days.  It is obvious that Sam’s mom is very committed to becoming a Christian, but just as obvious that she does not know much about what that truly means.  Sam’s dad is the same.  Please pray with us to use wisdom as we teach them the truth of God’s Word so that they will accept the truth and not reject it.

We have been very blessed to have the team from CCCB here this past week.  They have prayer walked, helped read stories to children, presented the story of the resurrection of Jesus at the Tai Ping Elementary School, participated in several of discipleship groups, helped paint at the Pregnancy Support Center, and more.  They certainly came to serve.  They leave tomorrow to return to the US.  They start school the day after arriving.  Please pray for them as they travel.

Please pray for the the four different missions teams from Andrew & Moriah’s school that are leaving this coming Thursday for different locations in Asia.  They all desire to be servants of God and of the people where they will be serving.  Two teams will be going to the Philippines.  One team will be going to Thailand.  The fourth team will be going to the city of Taidung, here in Taiwan.  We thank you for your generous support for Andrew and his team.  He received more than enough money to cover his trip.  The rest will go to help others on his team be fully funded or to cover other expenses for the trip including materials for their projects in the Philippines.

Moriah participated in a track meet yesterday here at Morrison.  There were other Christian schools from around Asia that participated as well as other international schools here in Taiwan.  Morrison’s boys and girls teams both came in first.  Moriah personally won two gold medals for relay teams and a silver for the 100 meter sprint.  What was really encouraging to see was how the teams supported each other even while competing.  We could often hear Moriah’s voice encouraging runners from other schools as well as Morrison.  Praise the Lord!

Thank you for your prayers.

God Bless,

John & Cheryl

1.  Please pray that we will allow the Word to produce fruit of righteousness in our lives.

2.  Please continue to pray for the Sanford family as they learn to rely upon God’s grace and strength each day.

3.  Please pray with us to have wisdom as we teach Sam’s parents what it means to be a Christian.

4.  Praise God with us for the team from CCCB.  Pray for their safe return to the US on Monday.

5.  Pray for Andrew and all the others that will be going on mission trips during Spring break.

6.  Praise the Lord for a great track meet where people were encouraged & God was glorified.

March 26, 2017 Prayer Note

Dear Family & Friends,

“The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans.  They should return to the Lord, and he will show mercy to them, and to their God, for he will freely forgive them.   … ‘In the same way, the promise that I make does not return to me, having accomplished nothing.  No, it is realized as I desire and is fulfilled as I intend.’” Isaiah 55:7,11

 “But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness.”  I John 1:9

Our God is a just and forgiving God.  He does stand in judgement of the intent of man’s heart as he lives out his life, but His desire is to have a right relationship with mankind.  God, therefore; desires to forgive everyone.  Why then do more people not come to God seeking forgiveness?  The answer lies in the unwillingness to humble ourselves before our creator, judge, and redeemer.  We have to be willing to recognize our sin and our inability to deal with our sin on our own.  Only then will be we be able to bow before Jesus, call Him lord, and ask Him to redeem us.  Pray with us that we live in such a way that exemplifies a humble spirit and a redeemed soul.

Thank you for your continued prayers for the Sanford family.  They continue to move forward step by step, day by day, but it is hard. They know God is with them and that all of you care, but the ache still remains.  Little Rebekah seems to be having the hardest time of the children.  Pray for Chris and Sam as they try to help the children grieve as well as themselves.

Samantha’s parents, the Lins, were truly moved by the love that God’s people poured out on their family during the time Little Benjamin was in the hospital and through out the funeral.  Lin Mama came to Cheryl on Tuesday bringing a gift of food and a message of hope.  She said that they wanted to believe in Jesus, but did not know what to do about their family’s gods.  They have a god shelf in their home with a few idols and an ancestral tablet.  We went to visit them on Friday at their home.  We found out that Lin Baba still was not certain of what he would do.  He is having a hard time giving up worshipping and providing for his ancestors.  He will not stand in the way of the rest of the family.  He is going to talk to his son about the situation to see what he would prefer to do about the ancestors.  This is so much a part of who they are it is central to their worldview.  Please pray for them to be able to give up their old ways for freedom in Jesus.  Wednesday afternoon we will go back to visit with and share with them from God’s Word about our creator and man’s rebellion.

Friday night a group of four students from Central Christian College of the Bible arrived here in Taiwan to spend 10 days with our team.  Pray for them as they are here to realize the lostness of the people of Taiwan.  Pray as well that God will speak to them concerning His plan for their lives.

Thank you for your prayers.

God Bless,

John & Cheryl

1.  Pray that we live as humble redeemed people among the lost.

2.  Pray for the Sanford family as they all continue to work through their grief.

3.  Pray for Samantha’s parents as they are coming to faith in the one, true God.

4.  Pray for the Central team as they serve with us this coming week.

March 20, 2017 Prayer Note

Dear Family & Friends,

“And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.”  Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”  II Cor. 12:8-9

“On the day I called, You answered me;
You made me bold with strength in my soul.”  Ps. 138:3

All of us at times have faced difficult times.  Some people have experienced great adversity.  When we cry out to God to change our situation, but His answer is, “My grace is sufficient for you, …” how do we respond?  We may want to be strong, but sometimes we just can’t.  That is when we find God perfecting us in our weakness with His power.  He comes to us and lifts us up and carries us in His arms.  We witnessed this happening time and time again over the past two weeks as the Sanford family dealt with their new born baby having serious problems and eventually going to heaven.  God sent them peace through His Word, His Spirit, as well as through the words and presence of His people.  On Sunday we witnessed the family being surrounded by God’s love and being lifted above the despair of losing a child.  They went from knowing the truth of these verses to experiencing them personally.  They left graveside with a different countenance than when the funeral service had begun.  We thank you for praying them through to this point.  Please continue to lift them up constantly in prayer as they live one day at a time.

Our team is so grateful that the Team Expansion’s home office sent Eric Derry to represent them.  He has been a great blessing to the Sanfords and the rest of our team.  Pray for Eric as he returns tomorrow to Louisville where he will immediately enter a week of training for missionary candidates.

Thank you for joining us in prayer.

God Bless,

John & Cheryl

1.  Please continue praise God for His grace as you lift the Sanford family up in prayer.

2.  Please pray for Eric Derry as he returns to the US tomorrow and continues his ministry there.