Here are excerpts from some of the most recent updates from some of our mission partners around the world, along with links to the full letter. Please keep them in prayer as they share the Good News!
Mark & Deirdre Zimmerman, Nepal
“2021 was quite a year for us. Even leaving aside work in a COVID hospital, it brought more than its share of unexpected challenges and dangling issues… Our family, who’d spent the last two decades together, was abruptly in four different locations… [still, 2021 brought] a sense of gratitude. I don’t think we as a family had ever prayed as much or as fervently. So, along with its ups and downs, the journey has left an aftertaste, the sweetness of having shared a path with Immanuel…”
Kevin & Kathy Bruce, Liebenzell, Ecuador
“The recent uproar over the new Omicron variant is taking Ecuador (and the world) by storm this Christmas season. The government is struggling to know how to respond, and we hear daily news of new rules and regulations. At the same time, rainy season has hit early, and we are being deluged with daily rains, triggering major mudslides and road closures. landslide. The main road between us and the city is now closed for perhaps the next 6 months as the engineers try to figure out a way to move a large section of the mountainside to re-construct the fallen roadbed… Amidst this chaos, we were recently encouraged by the phrase ‘Business as usual’ — God’s call to keep going about the business of teaching and discipling. People need to know Him, and amidst the craziness of the world situation, that is still our call!”
Pam Boake, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
The Boake family has been a mission partner for many years as they take in and care for children and young adults in their home.
“I, as, mom to these children am so blessed, I love them dearly and they in turn are so kind, caring and a great blessing to me. We all miss our wonderful dad [Colin Boake passed away in 2020] –he was such an example of strong values, consideration and manners & I proudly say the children are following his example. Our home is bursting at the seams with every corner occupied. In the outside rooms we have Sean, Kayleen & four little boys. Sean’s work place was completely destroyed during the unrest so they have come to stay with me. In the main house we have Joy (now 24, Donny (24), Mathew (22), Siyabonga (18), Asanda (15), Lindo (15), Samuel (11), Thabiso (8)…”