This past week, as they closed the first phase of their assignment in Haiti, our Rock Ambassadors hosted the Haitian Ministry Team retreat where local leaders had the opportunities to dive into the Word and participate in life changing team-building exercises. The Haitian Ministry Team is composed of seven local Haitians that our Rock Ambassadors have been discipling over the past eight months. Those seven locals will be carrying on the ministry work in Jeremiewhile the Rock Ambassadors return to San Diego to raise support for the ministry in Haiti. The funds raised for the initial phase have been completely used up.
Please pray for God's protection over them as they travel back to San Diego, and for the strengthening of the local leaders so they will faithfully carry on the ministry in the absence of our missionaries. Pray also for God to send new laborers into His Harvest in Haiti, and to provide the funds badly needed for continuation of the work in Jeremie.
*currently 6 Rock Ambassadors
In Africa, four of our Rock Ambassadors spent twelve days participating in food distribution in two very different villages in the area most hard hit by the famine. Six semi trucks worth of food holding one hundred and thirty thousand pounds of corn, millet, and peanuts arrived in these villages where this food was distributed to two thousand two hundred and fifty seven people. This is enough food to carry each family through the next two months, hopefully until the next harvest. During the unloading of the trucks and the rationing and distribution of food, our Rock Ambassadors had countless opportunities to develop new relationships, invest in existing ones, and to share the Gospel. We are also very excited to share that two women in one of the villages have made the decision to follow Jesus. Someone coming to faith in this kind of people group is normally at 2 1/2 year project through oral bible translation and these two women were brought to faith in Jesus in less than one! A miracle of the Holy Spirit ar work in establishing God's Kingdom among this unreached people group.
Pray that God will continue to open the hearts of those they are ministering to these people groups so that many more may soon come to a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Also pray God's sovereign protection over the teams, that they may be kept in good health as they continue to minister under extremely difficult and challenging conditions.
*currently 2 Rock Ambassadors
Rock Ambassadors are serving faithfully in Asia through the patient work of building relationships and sharing the Gospel at opportune times. Currently our teamthere is leading a weekly bible study, teaching english to locals and spending quality time with locals as they are led. One of Rock Ambassadors is currently six months pregnant & so excited to welcome this new little life into the world!
Please pray for a healthy pregnancy and a smooth visa renewal process.
*currently 5 Rock Ambassadors
Five Rock Ambassadors have successfully opened a Global Impact Center [GIC] in Pangasinan. At the GIC, many classes are offered to locals on a weekly basis. Classes include Bible Education, English, free tutoring in addition to manyothers. The Lord has blessed the Philippines crew with many opportunities to get plugged into churches in the area. On Sunday they are often invited to lead worship services and preach in front of various congregations. Every Saturday, the team also teaches worship lessons to local believers along with a biblestudy. This worship ministry has expanded to the youth camps where our RockAmbassadors have led drum and vocal lessons.
Please pray for transportation safety as the rainy season is now in full force and they areforced to maneuver through mud on their motor-bikes. Pray that the needed funds would come in for paving of the muddy path on their property, for more supplies to be sent to their library - specifically a printer, printer materials and a projector.
*currently 4 Rock Ambassadors
On Saturday nights in Okinawa, our Rock Ambassadors lead a young adult group. They have been faithful to reach out to the local Japanese and to U.S. military personnel stationed in the area. With side by side translation, they are incomplete awe of how God continues to bring new people on a weekly basis. They have also been blessed to participate in training some local believers to evangelize, giving them a burning passion to spread the Gospel.
Please pray that God would provide them with more partners to support their work in Japan financially. Please also pray for many people to come to faith stateside in July, as they will be traveling to seven states sharing what God has been doing in Japan!
*currently 6 Rock Ambassadors
Three weeks ago, Impact195 sent a team of missionaries to Romania and they have been settling into the new home the Lord has provided there for them. God graciously provided them with a place that was fully furnished. Visits to local gypsy villages have begun as they seek to build deep relationships there. They have also been afforded opportunities to share and encourage local believers at church services.
Please pray for the smooth execution of an entry strategy that will lead quickly to a spirit-led campaign of evangelization and the planting of new churches where new believers can grow in stature and grace as strong disciples of Jesus Christ. Pray that the hearts of the gypsy people to be touched and transformed by the power of the living God.
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