Warm Missions Greetings!
Thank you for the warm welcomes, love, care, and hearts for missions I found wherever I traveled this furlough. Thank you for your continued, and new, support to help me get back to the field on Dec. 28, 2022. The planned date to see you again is in January 2026, God willing.
Your faithfulness from your hearts to serve the Lord and to show His love touches my heart and is a great encouragement to me that builds me up, giving me great excitement to belong to the IPHC mission family. As part of this team, partnering with God to take the Gospel to the world is the most fulfilling experience. My time during furlough of connecting with you all has been revitalizing. Your interest and enthusiasm to welcome me into your congregations have touched my heart. To see your responses and experience fellowship with you is so warm and stirs an intense focus to carry out our common goal, the Great Commission. My heart is fervently focused to serve well and finish well for His glory. May His power and grace keep me in Him. Thank you for your diligent prayers.
During furlough, I was able to attend a Children’s Ministry Conference. A sweet connection time was possible with other Children’s Ministry leaders. Can you identify them? It was a time to refresh and build up resource information.
While I am on furlough, I remain blessed to hear from the field that the work is developing and growing in Malawi, Central Africa. Twenty-two years ago, we presented the first Annual Children’s Workers Training at the Guthrie Bible Training Centre. The trained teaching team continues to do so well in managing independently. They are keeping their focus now in Malawi to train as many children’s workers as possible so that we may win all kids for Christ. Here is the poster for this coming training notice. Please keep the teachers and students in your prayers as they prepare to effectively reach and teach kids in Malawi. The team also assists the students to train in their conferences with the goal of finding more students who have a passion for children and who will make a commitment to be trained more effectively in order to train others.
Trained children’s workers all help distribute Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in many areas. As distribution takes place, our workers use the opportunity to teach the kids by sharing the Gospel. Our team follows up with the kids and engages them in clubs or Sunday schools.
At Cure Children’s Orthopedic Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, we have set a goal to provide 100 Bibles per week for new incoming patients. This way, they can begin their spiritual life change as they hear and respond to the gospel with a devotional Bible in their own language - Chichewa. We have the opportunity to disciple each patient so that they may become fully equipped for His work at their level when going home. I just cannot even imagine how the Lord will work with these children as they come to know Him and are empowered by Him to bring the Good News and salvation to the lost wherever they go. You can help sponsor one of these Bible’s for $10 using project #11643P or visit give.iphc.org/project/malawi-bibles.
In January 2023 the students in Mauritius, an Island in the Indian Ocean, will take their next training classes to teach children spiritual growth subjects. I am planning to be there and will team teach with Child Evangelism Fellowship. The 20 students started their training in 2019 and have been preparing for outreaches during the school break/Christmas season that will target the kids in the streets, parks, and on the beaches. In January, the other islands, Rodrigues and Madagascar, will be introduced to the potential training students on these islands can experience. Pray with our team as we plan the journey and work with leaders in these different areas to reach the goals to effectively evangelize. Stand with us to call out for the salvations on these islands in the Indian Ocean: Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius, and Rodrigues.
Zoom & WhatsApp platforms are providing an excellent way to train in the following courses developed by YWAM, Frontier Missions, and SOMA (School of Missions Advocacy). I am posting the next training session’s link on my Facebook page, so be on the lookout and join in if you can. The training will help believers take their role in the Great Commission and you will learn how to mobilize believers for missions, a task for us all. It equips believers to get the Gospel out, and disciple the saved to disciple others. This is the discipleship-making movement developing the multiplication process to reach the ends of the earth. To develop ministry workers and leaders, this equipping is a great need.
Each student who participates in the training receives a Bible and a visual bag filled with their teaching needs to train 20 or more students/children to share the Gospel. To help with these funds, use account #10101M - Meyer Althea Ministry or visit give.iphc.org/project/meyer-althea-ministry.
Thank you for giving a hand,