Seattle Partnership

This is a video that we showed this past Sunday in all of our Bible Study classes.  The video is from Andy and Trang Brown who are our church planters in Seattle, Washington.  They have been there about a year now and have planted The Landing, a new church in a suburb of Seattle.  This last Sunday that had about 40 in attendance and have had a number of people saved and even one commit to full-time ministry.  Please, take a look at this video and pray for the Brown’s and The Landing.  Our College Pastor, Aaron Rodgers, will be taking a large group of college students over spring break to help the Brown’s engage in different kinds of ministry there.  Also, pray for Andy.  He has done something to his hip and is looking at surgery in 6-8 weeks and a long recovery.  Enjoy the video…

Columbus, Ohio

columbus_03_14We have some exciting things happening in Columbus! Brad, Don, and I just got back from there where we spent a couple of days meeting with church planters and hearing their needs. God is already doing some incredible work, and we are just excited to get in on it.

Our students are taking a mission trip there over spring break in a couple of weeks. They will be working at the Stowe Center, which is an all-in-one soup kitchen, food pantry, clothes closet, CWJC, dental clinic, eye clinic, etc. They will have a fantastic trip, and I would encourage you all to pray for them while they are gone.

Our main plan in Columbus for 2014 is to build a foundation of support for church planting efforts there. We know the need is there, so there is no question about that. We just need some help. Our goal, then, this year is to raise support within our church as well as try to gather as many other churches as we can to partner with us in this endeavor. One big prayer request is that we know that we will be planting a church there ourselves. We just need to find the right guy to be the planter.

If you are interested in this work and want to get involved, you can email, and we’ll talk.

International Tea Time

I just got this note from the Office of International Relations on the UAFS campus. I have been to the last two of these, and they are a lot of fun to get to know international students. I’d love for you to come.

If you would like to be more involved with the international students here at UAFS, here’s a great opportunity to do so!

What is Tea Time?
Tea Time is an occasion to relax while enjoying some tea and snacks. This is also a time to socialize with with the international students.

Where and when?
Tea Time is held once a month in Gardner Building room 132 from 3-4pm. This month it will be held on March 19th, 2014.

Hope to see you there!
UAFS Office of International Relations

Will & Eryn Cole

willeryn_03_14Many of you have not had the chance to meet Will and Eryn Cole. This wonderful couple from South Carolina moved all the way to Anchorage, Alaska, to help out with True North Church, our partnership. Our church has been financially supporting them for over a year now.

They are now pregnant and expecting within a couple of months! We are about to send a team there to Anchorage in a couple of weeks, and we would like to collect some money for them to be a blessing in their lives. If you would be willing to give a little bit to Will & Eryn, please, bring it to church and give it to me (Scott) or you can go to our GIVE page on our website in order to pay via PayPal (just put in the notes that the gift is to go to Will & Eryn Cole in Alaska).

Women on Mission

If you have never heard of Women on Mission (WMU), then you are missing out on a fantastic organization. I really got to know them when we went on the mission field and discovered that they provide all of our missionaries with vital water filters. It was such a blessing! Not only did they give us these filters, but I was consistently getting emails asking if they could pray for us.

I’d like to invite all of our ladies at Grand to a special WMU meeting that is being held this Thursday, March 6, at 10:30am in Room 119 across from the Small Dining Room. During this meeting, Earlene Toon (one of our BEST!), will be leading a study on North American Missions. Afterwards everyone will share in a potluck luncheon.

Travel to T-Town

We have been asked to pray for one of our partners in Colombia. Will you please lift them up? Here is his note…

Please lift us up as I will be traveling up to T-town with a BCM group from the University of Memphis this weekend.  Please lift up each of us –  Jeff, Cory, Ryan, Danny, and myself as we travel.  We will have opportunities to meet leaders from neighboring villages as all will be coming in to vote.  Pr*y that this opportunity would allow us to meet and gain the confidence of these leaders and receive an invitation to their village in the future.  Thanks guys!

Perspectives – Jamie Zumwalt

I wanted to let you know that this Monday, March 3, at 6:30pm we will be hosting the Perspectives Class in the Refuge on 40th Street. If you have never been, I would like to invite you to come this Monday! Everyone is welcome to come to one FREE class. Our speaker this week is Jamie Zumwalt. Jamie has an incredible testimony and shares that as she weaves it through the stories of past missionaries. You will love to hear her. I think our ladies will especially like her.

Chinese Language & Culture Class

Beau Barrera, the leader of our Welcoming Ministry, has discovered a class on campus. This looks like a great opportunity and is FREE. Check it out…

Hey guys,

We have an exciting opportunity for us at the UAFS campus. Every Thursday from 2-3 pm, in Holt Room 108, a FREE class is offered to learn more about the Chinese language and the Chinese culture!! I am super excited to tell you guys as much as I am to get involved and learn. What a great way to expand our world view and learn about a country that is growing rapidly in regards to the name of Jesus. I pray most of you can make it at least one time and just experience the class. I hope to attend and build relationships with Steve Li, who will be teaching, and Ann-Gee Lee, who coordinated the event. That way maybe they would be willing to share with us at our church how to relate to Chinese students and the Chinese culture. Once again, this is an awesome opportunity I stumbled upon and encourage anyone and everyone to attend if possible. We will discuss this class in our next meeting held in March.

Thanks guys and have a great day,
Beau

For more information about the class, you can go here.

Missionary Request – Uganda

We have been asked to let you know about this special request for a missionary needed in Uganda. If you have any questions, you can send me an email (scott@grandfamily.net). Here’s the request…

Greetings from Uganda,
   There is now a volunteer request at the IMB for an experienced medical professional (RN, NP, PA, or MD) to come and work in the medical clinic of Uganda Baptist Seminary while we (Jack and Evelyn Frost) are on STAS/furlough this summer.  The dates the volunteer is needed are May 12 to Aug 30, 2014.  Either a single or a couple can come.  If a couple comes, the non-medical spouse could teach English, theology, computer, work in the library, or do maintenance, etc. depending on skills and qualifications.  I would appreciate your letting people know of this opportunity to serve.  Anyone interested can contact the IMB volunteer department or me for further information.  The volunteer job request number is  109369 and the field tracking number is VDRJ385.
We depart Uganda on May 23, and I hope to overlap with the volunteer for at least a week to give orientation to the clinic and medical services/resources in town.
    We have from 90 to 140 students from all over East Africa on campus for 3 to 4 weeks each month, and we REALLY need someone to help provide medical care for them while they are studying.  Thanks for your help in spreading the word and for praying that God will provide someone to serve.
Blessings,
Evelyn Frost