Missions

OUR MISSIONARIES:ministries

Doug Landro International Teams

August 11-28:  Bogdan and Krystal will attend our church’s children summer camp in Crimea.
August 18-25:  Doug will be in Ternopil with IT Ukraine staff.  Board meeting will be held on the 23rd.
August 30 – September 1:  Final semester of coaching our four churches in Lviv.
September 7-9:  Begin coaching Church of the Living God in Kyiv.
September 9:  Marina’s birthday
September 18-22:  We are hosting the Central and Eastern European Missions Bi-Annual Forum in Lviv.
September 29:  Global Training Network Youth Conference (Kherson)
October 19-20:  Re:Fresh Regional Youth Leaders Conference (Kyiv)
October 23:  Our 13th anniversary
Prayer Requests Doug Landro International Teams
1.  Pray for us as we continue searching for new finances for Ruka Dopomogy, our ministry of coaching churches in youth ministry.  Our current funds run out in October and we need to find new partners.

2.  Pray for Bogdan and Krystal as they head off to summer camp in August.  This will be Krystal’s first time at camp.  Pray that they will be responsive to the work of the Holy Spirit on their lives and for their safety.
3.  Pray for Doug as he gives leadership to IT Ukraine.  Pray for the board as they begin the process of searching for a new president.
4.  We are in the process of developing a Print On Demand business that will support the ministry of Ruka Dopomogy.  We are preparing a business plan and will soon present it to several Business As Mission foundations.  Pray for the funds to begin this business/ministry.
5.  Pray for our new teams in South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda and Tajikistan.  Pray that they will keep their eyes open for what Christ is already doing around them and discover how they can join in His work.

MISSIONARY GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP:

 

Prayer With Kepners July 30, 2012

Dear Praying Partners,

This is Preparation Week. We have two infusion days for Betty. This is to give added medicine for a longer interval between infusions. Duane has two “medical visits” taking others to a doctor or doing a hospital visit to a friend.

Friday and Saturday we travel to Turlock, CA for our annual MGF (Missionary Gospel Fellowship) five day conference. Sal Sarkís and his daughter Christie will travel with us. This is special fellowship time for us four.

Sunday both Betty and Duane minister to the Senior adult Sunday School Class in the Crossroads Evangelical Free Church in Turlock. It is about a 40 minute period. We prepare this week for the class with some visuals.

Pray for times of refreshing and blessing at the conference itself. This is always a time of spiritual renewal and fellowship with other workers in MGF.

Thursday, August 9, we’ll return the 500 miles home to Spring Valley. This time it is a one day trip home for the four of us. We’ll have no “extra visits” enroute home.

Our 80-60-80 Celebration “Open House” time on August 25 at Mount Miguel is also in the “preparation stages” as Duane & Betty do this shorter one ourselves. Thanks for your prayers.

In His arms of love,

Duane and Betty Kepner

 

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