for praying for my recent trip to Angola, Africa.
of us missionaries met in the capital city of Luanda and spent six days meeting
with church leaders, preaching in churches (in the photo below), listening to
local missionaries, and teaching a leaders’ seminar. Our aim is to replicate
our work in Mozambique, which the Lord has immensely blessed over the last 20
years. Our focus was to establish the Pastors’ Library Project and training
conference in collaboration with Brazilian evangelical publisher, Editora Fiel.
was a very productive trip for an important ministry and we sense a clear open
door to take the next step with this work.
in Africa, I spent two weeks back at the Bible Institute of South Africa –
teaching in class, teaching in a church leaders’ seminar, preaching in Cape
Town churches, meeting with numerous former students who are in the Lord’s work
there, and spending delightful time with our Sonia in her second year at the
pray for Mozambique as it recovers from the recent devastating Cyclone Idai.
I’ve read that 80% of the city of Beira was severely damaged and hundreds lost
their lives. We’ve been to Beira a number of times and church leaders from
there participate in our literature and conference ministry.
development of the important literature and conference ministry in Angola;
African students in my two online courses at the Bible Institute of South
- Our daughter, Elsa,
due to give birth in a week with our first grandchild – we’re excited!
again for your prayers and love for Africa.
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