Praise for the growth and effectiveness of SORA Livelihood Communities in providing women in SE Asia with training in life skills, a trade, and life in Christ. Pray for the establishment of two new SORA partner communities, an expanded product line that is easier to produce and more “SORA Angels” to sell product and host home shows in the US. Praise also for Amy’s January wedding to Craig, a SORA volunteer and her best friend from college. Pray that their marriage would grow and honor God.
Ibrahim, a former Filipino Muslim, and his wife Mae are crossing cultural and religious barriers in Mindanao to support Islamic communities and the people who serve them. Through local arts, storytelling and the House of Barnabas retreat center they are hoping to introduce Muslim Filipinos to the prophet Isa – Jesus. I am a Storyteller He saw the group of university students from a distance and approached. They were packed into a crowded public area on a campus that is 98 percent Muslim students. Ibrahim approached them with a simple introduction. “I am a storyteller,” he said. They looked intrigued as he told them the Bible story of Jesus healing the paralytic man. Ibrahim pointed out that like the crowded house in the story, the students were also sitting elbow to elbow in the tight space. “We came to the part of the story where Jesus forgave the sins of … Read More
Praise for Amy’s past visits to the Philippines to help facilitate women’s retreats for workers in Ethnic ministry, and then to establish a missional marketing business in poor communities. Pray that women who are provided marketing opportunities for hand-crafted items will also be led to Christ. Praise that Amy now has been appointed as a missionary with SIM for a two-year term to further develop the livelihood ministry there. Pray that God will supply full financial support funds soon so that she can then focus on ministry in the US and prepare for a December trip to the Philippines.