Thank you for your vital prayers! As God opens effective doors to serve missionaries and to prepare new laborers for His harvest, opposition is inevitable. (I Corinthians 16:9) We’re thankful for real, God-given grace in the face of unusually challenging times for family and in the ministry.
Family answers to prayer: Tom graduated from college in May. Those who‘ve prayed for him over the years know something of the obstacles that God overcame. Tom was invited to play “Taps” for our church’s Memorial Day service this week. His musical gift is a source of much gratitude to God because it surely wasn’t inherited! Please pray for God’s continued direction and blessing on his life.
Laborers in answer to prayer: Since our missions conference, we’ve been focused on God’s command to pray for laborers for the harvest. (Luke 10:2) In our prayer meetings, many have prayed, and God provided two additional missionary families for Candidate School. God gave the opportunity to help develop the Foundations of My Faith and Teaching All Nations curricula for missionaries to use to teach new believers, lay leadership, and those who are led of God to serve full-time. This should result in many new national laborers worldwide. Please pray for Candidate School and for remaining curriculum development. Your prayers would also be appreciated as we finalize plans and otherwise prepare for the missions conference trip west this fall.
To Brazil, in answer to prayer: After over a year of prayer and work, Lana and I soon begin hosting a ten-member team from Hyles-Anderson College for ten days in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lord enabling, we will help to distribute during the World Cup soccer competition one million Portuguese copies of John and Romans with the Gospel in 13 languages. Please pray for final preparations, for the Brazil-trip members, for souls to be saved and added to Bible-believing local churches, and for God to call some of the trip members into missionary service.
Souls won, in answer to prayer: The Lord continues to bless soul-winning efforts as I visit my Spanish Sunday school class and also continue to follow up with new believers in Harvey, Illinois. For example, a week ago we visited the home of a one-time visitor to my class, and his older brother heard a thorough presentation of the Gospel and trusted Christ. In Harvey God opened the door to lead 3 neighbors to the Lord when the person whom I planned to visit wasn’t home. Please pray that I will be granted permission to start a Bible study in a group home there in Harvey and that through this many eventually will be saved and grow in the Lord.
That all might hear, everywhere,
Dan and Lana Siemer and Tom