All things working together...
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16
Dear Prayer Partners,
We were recently welcomed to the Conference in Gbelekpalai (a quarterly conference where all our church plants attend) and were surprised to see a new location and temporary structure for the church. We have been church planting here for a number of years and it was great to see the church take the initiative to both move to the land that has been purchased and to put up the new structure. We have been praying and working toward a permanent church building there for some time, so we would appreciate your prayers in that regard. We also had a great time teaching them from Colossians on taking off the old garments and putting on the new.
Gbelekpalai – church between houses
New church location on their land
We went to Voloblai this past weekend and the people there who attended the conference were still talking about taking off the old and putting on the new. We had a great response there also to the message as a number of people responded by making decisions regarding salvation and security. Praise the Lord.
This weekend we are taking four MPA students to Coopers Farm. This is a small village where we started a church plant work several year ago [after my car broke down there - Rom. 8:28]. Our students will gain practical ministry experience and the people in the village will be blessed as we look to encourage them.
Our Missionary PA program has recently started its second trimester. The students are progressing in the academic area and are also growing spiritually. Back when we were selecting student our hearts were touched and we were moved to accept a couple students who had come from a Muslim background, who told us they wanted to learn about Jesus. It was such a blessing recently to hear one of these student’s testimony about accepting Christ and never going back to the Muslim faith. This past week the men in our class started the front porch evangelism at the health center. We trust many will come to salvation as a result of God’s Word.
Helena is a young Liberian girl with Insulin dependent diabetes. She, like so many others here have not been afforded an education. Jeanne has been meeting with her and sharing God’s word with her. Because of her poor reading skills and the language barrier it is a slow and difficult endeavor for both. Jeanne is also involved with the many neighborhood children with a time of drawing and coloring. It is also an excellent time for her to learn Liberian English and show love to the many children who come.
We would really appreciate your fervent prayers for all the areas mentioned above, for it is your prayers and financial support which sustain us in the ministry here in Liberia.
Steve & Jeanne Trexler