Please pray for Brigid and Maggie F., sisters traveling to the Middle East Feb. 1-4 to begin serving a one-year term with Entrust staff there. Pray they will make all their flight connections, for safe travel, that they will have no issues as they cross the border by land and safely arrive at their destination. Pray for smooth transition into ministry with Fuad N. and his family. Ask God to help both young women discover his plan and how they fit into this ministry, during their year of service through Entrust’s short-term initiative, Serving To Equip People (STEP).
Over 5,000 refugees live in camps near Hamburg, Germany. A friend of Entrust recently interviewed several and discovered something ironic. Most of the refugees passed through countries sharing the same majority faith as the refugees. Yet most of them received no help until they met a Christian.
“It was those ‘divine appointments’ that planted a seed to discover something their own religion lacks, unconditional love,” our friend reports. “It is still difficult for them to believe someone would want to help them, without something in return.” When they arrived in Germany, many of them sought out other Christians to tell them more. Could it be that the Lord’s plan is to bring these hurting people out of their dark countries and into the light of the gospel?
Pray for refugees. Pray for thousands more “divine appointments.” Be ready to be a divine appointment yourself!
Amy Carmichael. Lottie Moon. Mary Slessor. Helen Roseveare. Recognize any of these names? Each was a woman who courageously left home and safety to serve God overseas, unmarried. Each suffered in some way while serving and each had a tremendous impact on many lives for God’s glory. Why it is that more single women are more likely than single men to enter full-time cross-cultural service, is a mystery. But we know God uses men and women alike in his kingdom.
Single women on Entrust staff are writing and editing courses, traveling in dangerous countries to equip church leaders in ministry, heading up women’s ministry training in many countries, investing in women leaders worldwide. Praise God for those brave women! And if you’re single (or married) consider joining us! Go to www.entrust4.org/TopNeeds to find out more.
We welcomed several new people onboard during new staff orientation this month. Allow us to introduce them.
Cesar and Angelica Olivares are from Texas and plan to serve in Mexico, where they desire to mentor, disciple and train church leaders. Brigid and Maggie F. are sisters from Wisconsin, heading to Kurdistan with Entrust’s STEP initiative. They will assist Fuad N. with office/communication/finance tasks, build relationships with women, teach, assist in relief efforts and learn Kurdish. Shannon Roach is from Texas and on her way to South Africa to work alongside Arthur and Olga Alard at International College of Bible Missions, also through our STEP initiative.
Do you possess that unique combination of management skills, people skills and a heart for God? If so, you be just the person we’re asking God for. We are actively searching for a president! This person will work closely with our CEO to help Entrust fulfill its vision and strategic plan, to multiply leaders for multiplying churches worldwide, to the glory of God. Find out more at the link below.
Do you love Jesus? Have you been involved in cross-cultural ministry, possibly in Africa? Do you wish to stay involved in cross-cultural work from a U.S. base? Do you have a passion to see African church leaders equipped to meet the distinctive challenges of their contexts with practical biblical answers? We’re praying that God will lead Entrust to a president for African initiatives.
This person (you?) plays a key role supporting our staff in Africa and serves as a trusted advisor and resource provider for them as they develop contextual training by Africans, for Africans. We’re looking for someone who can combine leadership skills with a real heart for the Lord and the people of Africa.
Is this you? Find more about this job opening at the link below.
Singer/songwriter Rich Mullins went home 20 years ago tomorrow. A man passionate for God, genuine to a fault, troubled by life, abhorrent of riches and fame, he gave us worship songs like Awesome God, Sing Your Praise to the Lord and the summer camp favorite Screen Door.
“Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in your beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken.” ― Rich Mullins