FPN Update – March 26, 2015
Project Liberty (Mozambique. Jennifer Jestes)
I continually thank God for His faithfulness, protection and provision during these last few months. On the 28th of January, I was informed that the house we had lived in for over 10 years had been sold and we had two week to move out.
Due to the short notice, I needed to find another home to rent in the same neighborhood to be close to the children’s schools and hospital. I thank God for helping me find a place just down the road.
I have had a lot of remodeling to do in order to move into this house. Water, electricity, septic tank, fence, driveway and much more. I will need to build an additional 3 bedrooms because the home is half the size of our original home and currently the children and I are sleeping in the living room due to the lack of enough bedrooms.
I am thankful for all your prayers and provision for the children and me over the last 2 months. God has answered many prayers. Please continue to pray for us as we still need to do many, many things at this home in order for it to be livable. Pray for provision to finish the bedrooms that need to be built. Pray for safety of the children as we have moved out of our old home and will be living in a home during the building and remodeling. Pray for wisdom and discernment as I work with the Government and Social Services and that they will be understanding of our situation and not cause additional problems.
I am blessed to know that so many of you pray for us and truly see God working in mighty ways in our lives. I don’t always understand why things happen; but I never doubt God and His ability to care for the poor, sick and fatherless. His promises are unfailing and He is faithful to carry us in the most desperate of times.
If you would like, you can send donations or go to the GoFundMe page at http://www.gofundme.com/homefororphans
Or send to Project Liberty – PO BOX 1025, BETHANY, OKLAHOMA 73008
Blessings to all from the children and me in Moçambique África,
Grace Bible Fellowship (Moline, IL. Donnie Plemons, pastor)
Thanks so much for you prayers for these Grace ministries.
Rejoice – the Lord has helped us get new carpet and floor covering for over 1000’s of sq. feet – an answer to prayer.
Please, continue praying for the Pantry outreach as there a so many families in need.
Pray with us for direction of the Container ministry as “times are changing” and the need changes with it. Each time we have come to a “crossroad” the Lord has helped us follow the correct plan.
One of our great needs is help in teen/young folk ministry. Thanks for praying with us.
More than anything we long to bring glory and honor to Christ Jesus.
Liberty Church (New York. Michael Persaud, pastor)
Pray for the following:
- week of fasting and praying from Monday to Sat. March 23-28
- two weeks of old-fashioned revival services from Sunday March 29th to April 12th.
- for new souls for His Kingdom, backsliders to return to the Lord, believers to be sanctified and be committed to be faithful in their calling.
- started a “SOW”( Singles, Orphans, Widows) ministry for the care and concern of the poor and needy
- a new Liberty Church planted a year ago in Paramaribo, Suriname by Pastor Mahendra Singh.
- this year for the District Conference and Seminar in Guyana
- a team heading to Haiti for a mission trip
Thanks for your prayers.
New Beginnings International Church (Lagos, Nigeria. Gary Maxey, pastor)
Here’s a praise to Jesus: Thank God for a really SUPER DAY our church enjoyed at West Africa Theological Seminary last Saturday, March 21! We took 42 or 43 NBICers to WATS for our first workday of the year. We were joined by 18 volunteers from the God Bless Nigeria church (the outreach church sponsored by This Present House, who also sponsor Bethesda Schools and Genesis House that we support). We did LOTS of sweat work building concrete walkways and the foundation of new restroom facilities, tiling and painting three offices and five classrooms, preparing soil for a new vegetable garden, helping Dr. Shelley Chapman (WATS academic dean) organize office files, etc.
We also worked with the WATS Clinic to see around 300 patients in a FREE MEDICAL CLINIC, including four nurses and two medical doctors from NBIC. Ten of those people also responded to our evangelism team by giving their lives to Jesus! Our next WATS workday is probably July 11, and we may try another super day November 4, but at least we know we are solidly behind the great work WATS is doing with 800 pastors-in-training, working to support the Nigerian Church all around the country and beyond.
Pray for our new NBIC pastor-in-training, Kabelo Lekala, one of our members from South Africa married to a great Dutch sister, and with two small kids. We anticipated starting a branch church in Ibadan this month, but at the last minute our host people there backed out and asked us to WAIT until a later date. But pray for Kabelo that God will prepare him for the expanding pastoral responsibilities at NBIC.
Pray also for the discipling of three members who gave their lives to the Lord in a recent NBIC service, including a life-long Muslim and a married couple from southern India.
An update about my sister Cathy: she is in treatment, the chemo is making her so ill this round, she cannot keep food or fluids down. She asked we pray for her miracle.
Also, pray for God’s will concerning a ministry opportunity for me.
J. Steve Orwig