Below is our monthly prayer letter.
my mention of my trip to Angola next month. Angola is another
Portuguese-speaking African country. Our prayer has been that we'd be able to
develop the same conference ministry that we've been doing in Mozambique for 20
years now (thanks to the generous sponsorship of Grace Church). I'll meet up
with another missionary who coordinates these conferences, we'll meet with
pastors, hold a brief seminar, give out some good books, and seek the Lord for
opening a pastors' conference there soon. Do pray for this.
always, we are grateful to the Lord and to your for your support of this
conference work in Mozambique.
for God’s church – in Africa or America – aren’t born; they’re grown. That’s driven our work
both in Mozambique and South Africa. So at our church here in the Denver area,
Parker Hills Bible Fellowship, we as elders have begun a Ministry Development
Class to grow future leaders in knowledge, character and ministry skills. A
dozen gifted guys and gals from ages 22 to 81 now meet monthly to talk about
gift development, missions, eldership, and serving the church in general. We
couple together Alex Strauch’s new online School of the
Shepherds with our own in-house material to challenge their
heads, hearts, and hands. I can’t wait to see what two years together with this
great team of servants produces for our congregation and for world missions.
Ministry Development Class that I’m coordinating at Parker Hills Bible
speaking seven times at Camp Elim’s high school youth retreat next weekend on
the theme “Pressing On”. Pray as I prepare my talks and as the Lord prepares
“spiritually mothers” quite a number of younger women in our fellowship. Pray
as she encourages and counsels them.
travel to South Africa and Angola February 15 – March 9 to teach, preach, and
begin preparation for a new church leadership conference in Angola. Pray for
safety, strength, and blessing to God’s people in Africa, as well as for Glynn
and the kids as they remain at home.
- Our daughter, Sonia
(below with Lael), returns to Africa this week to resume her studies at the
Bible Institute of South Africa in Cape Town. Pray for her continued
flourishing in her studies of God’s word. We’ll miss her terribly!
for your ongoing prayers for our work in Africa and in the USA.
& Glynn Peterson
February 16, 2019
Praying friends at
Grace Church of Napa Valley,
Today I’m on my way to Africa for three weeks. I’ll be in
Cape Town, South Africa and Luanda, Angola.
Would you please pray for the following?
- Two of us missionaries will be in Luanda, Angola
(another Portuguese-speaking country) for five days, laying the groundwork for
a future church leadership training conference like we have in Mozambique.
Angola is an important country in the Portuguese-speaking world and we are
eager to see as much blessing there as we’ve seen in Mozambique over the last
20 years. We’ll meet with church leaders, missionaries, Bible colleges, preach
in churches, and hold a seminar Saturday morning Feb 23rd. Pray for a successful
beginning to this important work. Grace Church has been so faithful in
sponsoring the Nampula conference over the years. We’d love to see this now
branch out to Angola. Pray toward this!
- In Cape Town, I’ll be teaching a preaching class
at the Bible Institute of South Africa. I’ll also teach a church Saturday
morning leadership seminar in the school’s satellite training program in one of
the city’s gangster-ridden neighborhoods – very near to where Pastor Mario
Mannenberg serves, whom you know. I look forward to preaching in a couple of
Cape Town churches as well. Pray for blessing and safety.
- Also in Cape Town, I’ll meet with a number of my
former students, who are now serving in churches. Pray as I encourage them in
the great work they are doing.
- And I look forward to spending time with our
daughter, Sonia, who studies at the Bible Institute!
- Pray for Glynn and the kids back in Denver with
their many activities in school, church, and family.
Thanks for your prayers and love for the church in Africa,
including your gift last month of $625 toward our Nampula conference ministry.