Jerad Mellette (Montreal, Canada) as he spoke at a recent youth rally. She was one of 16 who accepted Christ as Savior! Jerad & Wanda add, “This is just one of many questions that we get asked on a regular basis as we seek to speak God’s truth into young lives that have been so devastated by the lies of the enemy.”
Please pray for FIM missionaries in Venezuela in the midst of social and economic suffering. Pray for salvation through the network of local churches and the mission training center.
Please pray for the ministry of Jose and Mary Ferrero in Argentina.
At the Crossroads Refugee Center in Athens Greece, each week hundreds of refugees are given food, clothing, and friendship. They also hear the life changing message of the Gospel. Many are trusting in Christ as their Savior. Their lives are still in disarray and their existence is transitory, but they have a hunger to know more about their Lord and His Word, the Bible. In March the plan is for a team of eight Christians from the US and Europe to take 35 new believers on a 3-day retreat that will provide them with a safe place to sleep, 3 hot meals a day, Christian fellowship, and 9 Bible classes focusing on helping them grow in their walk with Christ. The team is providing their own funding, but the cost for each refugee guest will be $125 per person. If you would like to help with this event, please send your gift to FIM with the notation “Greece Refugee Retreat” or give online via the link:
Abbey Reed (Mexico) shares. “We had a long Christmas break and I thought they would all just be sleeping, playing video games and recovering after a long semester. I was so surprised when the girls started a WhatsApp group called “Bible study”. At their initiative they wanted to get together over break and study the Bible. We met four times. It blessed me to see their excitement about the Word of God. When the new semester started, the second day of class we were meeting again to study God’s Word and pray together! I’m hopeful their contagious excited faith will spread to their teammates.”
Cephas & Nguhemen Tushima wrote from Jos, Nigeria. “On the Sunday I was to visit them, I confirmed my coming at 3:00. However, while in church, I seemed to pick up a terrible cold virus. I texted them that I had a bug I didn’t want to share, so I would need to cancel the visit. The interesting thing is by the next morning what seemed like a cold was all gone.
“We found out there was so much violence along the road to their house that people were killed Sunday afternoon between 2:00 and 3:00—the exact time I would have been on the way to their house. I would have been in the middle of the crisis. The sudden cold I seemed to have caught was God’s way of keeping me safe.”
Having outgrown their present location, the church in Salta, Argentina, constructed a new auditorium in a new neighborhood, led by church-planters Lucio & Amanda Gallo.
“Starting construction with little resources and the country in economic crisis, God continues to be faithful,” the Gallos wrote. “There were days we had to pay the workers and had no money. Out of nowhere an envelope appeared under the door with the exact amount needed for the day.
“It was also a huge blessing seeing…how so many churches and individuals have been a part of this construction not only in Argentina. We are so excited to see what God has in store for us and His church.”
(Photo of church meeting in new building.)