We praise the Lord for the 43 young people involved in Filipino Nehemiah Teams during April & May! These 7 teams shared the gospel in more than 20 villages. Thousands of seeds were sown as evangelistic tracts & VCD's were distributed house to house. More than 200 indicated a decision to follow Christ. We praise the Lord for the harvest!
- Pray for our local partners as they continue to follow up in each of these areas.
Nehemiah Teams American
Backpacks, quick dry clothing, dehydrated backpacking meals, self-inflating sleeping pads, buckets, tents, tracts, neon green bandanas, rice... and a cross. These are things 29 American college students are carrying across the Philippines these next 2 months. All the equipment in the world can't help them if they've left their cross at home though. As they were challenged during the orientation commitment service, each must be willing to give up everything in order to follow the one who only carried a cross.
You can keep up with the ministry of these teams, see prayer requests, view team pictures, and leave comments for the team members on our web log: http://www.nehemiahteams.blogspot.com/
- Pray they will be received into communities.
- Pray they will be bold in their witness.
- Pray the Lord will speak to their hearts and they will respond in obedience
- Pray that Bible study groups will be formed, new believers will be baptized, and God's kingdom will increase in each place!
The first Korean Nehemiah Teams will arrive in the Philippines in a few weeks. This team will be ministering on Dinagat Island, doing some follow up ministry begun by the Filipino & American teams. (www.mobkorea.net)
- Pray for the Lord to provide the right translator for the team.
- Pray that the Lord will continue to speak to the team members hearts about their role in world missions and that they will respond in obedience.