"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,"

 Matthew 28:19 (NIV)

FPC is blessed to walk along side of many missionaries, both locally and internationally. These missionaries, and their families, need our prayers. Often called far from their homes, missionaries find themselves on the frontlines in the fight against lostness. Missionaries can also find themselves up against forces that don’t want to see the Lord’s Kingdom advanced and will stop at nothing to hinder their efforts to spread the Good News. This is why we must always keep missionaries in our prayers.

Take a moment and say a short prayer for these individuals. Our prayers for missionaries should always be that they stand in God's armor and that their service as servants of God be not in their own strength but in the grace and strength of the LORD. We can pray for the missionary's protection from evil and that their daily needs be provided.

Pray for open doors - that God will lead His people past barriers to hearts ready to receive his Word.
Pray for boldness in witness - that the Spirit will provide them with words that communicate effectively in other cultures and languages.
Pray that God’s Word will spread - that God’s Word will indeed spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes.
Pray for protection - that God will keep Christian workers safe from those who seek to hurt them.
Pray for their ministry - that colleagues and fellow believers will be supportive.
Pray for guidance - for clear guidance from God regarding decisions.
Pray for refreshment - that God will provide times of peace and relaxation to refresh his workers.

Amen!  Now read about their latest accomplishments and trials.


Turkey Update

As you may know, in 2005 we started a project to raise money to build a new church building in Antalya. In 2013, we bought land and in 2014 we began construction of the building itself. We were able to start using the building in 2016 and we had planned to have a grand ...

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From Spain

We don’t know where the time goes, but we know who holds the time and we see Him at work here in Spain. So many times, because of fear, we are silent, when we should boldly proclaim the good news of who Jesus is and what He has come to do. Last week, ...

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Cambodia Update

After thirty-five hours of travel we arrived in Phnom Penh. We then had another five-hour drive to Sihanoukville. We finally arrived and moved in with Rahel’s brother, wife and family. Moving with a two and seven- month-old, to a country we have never been to, is certainly both an adventure and a challenge. To ...

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Safe Arrival in Cambodia

We arrived safely in Cambodia last Friday to join Johnny (Rahel's brother), Marie and their two children. We will be working as a team for YWAM (Youth with a Mission) in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We are just getting settled into the house that we will share.  The initial need is to find furniture (cheaply built by ...

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News from Indonesia

This past week has been really hard on our family.  We have reached a crisis in our family and have come to the conclusion that it is time for our family to return home, to the US.  This community does not have the available resources that we need to work through this crisis at ...

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Kenya Update

Sue had her second invite to Maasai Land in Kajiado, Kenya. She was asked to go and minister to the school children and to the women’s intercessory team for the area. Liz Fargo joined her, and off they went on a 3-4 hour drive including an hour into the “bush.” She can’t tell you ...

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Reaching Cuba

The mission team of FPC commissioned a group of four members and Pastor Jeff to fly to Holguin, Cuba to explore the possibilities of building a relationship with the Gethsemane Evangelical Church denomination.  The Executive Presbyter, Pastor Julio Fernandez, greeted the team members at the Frank Pais Airport and proceeded to show them around ...

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A Kenya Christmas

It was such a joy to be able to minister together at Living Hope Church in Eldoret, Kenya. Our dear friend, Pastor Jonah, hosted a Family Conference with five churches represented. They were so hungry for the Word! Meetings lasted from 9 AM to 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday, as well as the Sunday ...

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News from Spain

We wanted to share something that Gonsal said last week as we were studying the Bible.. “I used to feel so alone and angry and sad. Now, I have a friend- Jesus. I walk down the street and I am not alone anymore. I thought that everyone else was “the problem” and realized that ...

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Christmas Greetings from Turkey

We continue to reach out to the Syrian refugees. There are at least 3,000 in the city of Antalya. As we have mentioned before, after some trial and error, we realized that meeting the medical needs of these poor people seemed most practical and urgent. Every week, we send a doctor with medicines and ...

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We Are Thankful

As the year comes to a close I know we all have a similar feeling. We can't believe another year has already gone by and yet when we stop and reflect it really is amazing to consider all that happened. God has done a great work in South Africa over the past twelve months, ...

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Security Safeguards in South Africa

A few weeks ago at 9:45a.m. Kelly was in the kitchen with Luke and Nathan doing a science experiment when she heard something fall and our back door rattle. She ran down the hallway toward the living room where the noise came from and saw two (maybe three) men running out our partially open sliding ...

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Kenya Prayer Requests

Dear Family and Friends, It is hard to believe how quickly this year has gone by. We read in Psalm 90:12 (AMP) “So teach us to number our days, that we may cultivate and bring to You a heart of wisdom.” We have been made aware of this in a very real way. On November ...

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News from Indonesia

Greetings friends and family.  It has been several weeks since I last sent out an update.  A lot has happened in that time. At our recent staff meeting our manager shared a story of a man we shall call Fred.  Fred is a national evangelist that had a heart for seeing a people group in ...

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News from Turkey

Around 8pm July 15th, we heard on the news that the Turkish military took control over the government and country. On television we saw lots of Turkish military soldiers armed with heavy guns on the streets and on important sites in Ankara and Istanbul. It was then we understood that something serious was happening, ...

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