"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.


Anderson Update

What impact does God’s kindness through us, have over time? One of the men from the residential “welcome house” that Mission Urbana ran several years ago (we both worked there during that period), came by the Mission last week to visit. I’ll call him Bali, who is from Mali. He came to tell ...

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News from South Africa

Thank you for your partnership! As a family we feel compelled to continue to reach and train the next generation of leaders in Africa. I wish it were possible to fully express how thankful we are for all of our ministry partners. We hope you have a blessed holiday ...

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Saying Good Bye to KKV

We have been packing our house in preparation to move on January 4th. We have found a comfortable house in a safe neighborhood in Eldoret. It is centrally located 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from town and church.

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Happy New Year from Spain

Thank you for your love and prayers for us. We look forward to seeing what God will do in and through us this new year and how HE will work in the lives of others. We are thrilled to see Him working in the lives of our students and how the faces of the ...

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December Update from Spain

May God bless you all at Christmas and always. May He heal broken hearts and lives and bring peace, hope and physical healing in this new year. We love you,

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Happy Thanksgiving

Can you believe that we are in the middle of November already! Our time is going by so quickly. At KKV we are preparing for the end of the school term program, the graduation of 9 of our kids from high school, and Christmas. Not to mention all the church outings and camps and ...

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Coming to America

The Broadaways will be back in the United States this month for a well-deserved visit.  They will be at FPC on Sunday, November 19.

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Conflict in Spain

I guess the biggest news here in Spain is the problems with Cataluña. Several of you have asked us if we were safe here. So far, thank the good Lord, the problems are 3 hours north of us although the situation is much more serious than we thought before. Many of our GEM partners ...

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A Kenya Move

Greetings dear family and friends, Please take a moment to read our newsletter. God is ordering new steps for us. Blessings, Jim and Sue

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October Spain Update

We prayed for you all before, during and after the hurricane and hope that you are all well. That is one reason we did not write sooner. Then, my recovery was taking longer than I wanted, but thank God, I am up and running now. And lastly, because my computer died, I ...

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Change in Direction

Since May of 2016 we have sensed God stirring our hearts concerning new direction. We have been ministering in a town called Eldoret through a pastor that we have become friends with through Faith Christian Fellowship. (Jim was officially ordained through them on August 25th.) Both of us have ministered in his church, and ...

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August News from Zambia

Myself, Samantha Roberts and Christo Sadie will be in Zambia from August 24th - 29th. We will be setting up the logistics for our Cross Cultural Project (CCP). The CCP is made up of South African staff and students and they will partner with Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka ministering to University Students. The ...

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Missionary Update from Cambodia

Cambodia is such an amazing place with amazing people. The people are kind and hospitable. Our biggest challenge right now is the communication barrier. We so much want to converse with the people. We have begun language study with a young Cambodian Christian from the local Bible school.

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News from Bill Devlin

I’ve been working in Cuba since 2007 & have visited (all legal) 32 times. I have trained over 1,000 Cuban pastors; and trained hundreds of Cuban youth in Leadership.  I have a license from both US & Cuban governments. Every July, REDEEM! conducts the "Havana Jesus Youth Festival"- we bring in hundreds of Cuban teenagers ...

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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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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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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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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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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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