Even though the weather has been very, very cold we have been warmed by God's hand moving in our lives. We have seen God encourage us specifically with just what we need to hear as well as seeing new partners join with us as we prepare to return to the Philippines.
Sarah helping in Ezra's Classroom during 100 Day!
people to give $50 a month (Our List Started at 57)
left to raise in monthly on-going expenses
Because of your partnership:
Jason and Sarah got to attend WorldVenture's Renewal Conference. This is the annual conference for all WorldVenture Missionaries who are in the US. The conference starts off with two full days of pray and then continues on with some great training and worship sessions. God reminded us that our value to him comes from our place in His family not how much support we have raised, which was just what we needed to hear. Also there were quite a few missionaries on home assignment from the Philippines so we got to connect with some dear friends who we were missing. God is so so Good! Check out the blog posts to hear more about how God encouraged us!
Because of Your Prayers:
We have had 5 new partners join with us in the last month!
God has renewed our vision and energy to raise support so we can get back to the Philippines.
Our family is healthy and strong.
We are seeing several witnessing opportunities develop as we serve the people around us.
Pray With Us:
Quick Prayer Focus:
Pray for wisdom for us as we seek new ministry partners. Pray that God gives us insight on how to encourage and build up the people around us.
Pray for wisdom for Sarah and I as we considers Sarah's role when we return to Faith. Sarah was recently asked by Faith's Admin Team to consider teaching next year to help meet the needs of our student population.
Pray for Jason as he preaches on Sunday at New Hope Community Church. He is preaching on God's name Jehovah Nissi or the Lord is our banner.
Pray for Ezra to be obedient in the mornings, we have been struggling to get out the door to school with a good attitude.
Both of the kid's were signed up for community activities starting in the next few months pray that God uses us to communicate his love to the people around us
Faith Academy Prayer Focus:
Pray for Elementary Teachers for Faith for next year! In Sarah's letter from Faith Academy asking her to teach, the school let us know that they still need teachers for kindergarten and 3rd grade and a second teacher for 5th grade. There are also several other grades right on the edge of needing to be split into two sections. Pray that God would amaze us as He provides the teachers we need for next year.
Want to see our smiling faces?
As always if you would like you can connect with us online atjasonsarahquick.com.
Jason and Sarah and Ezra and Tirzah
Check out this months stories at jasonsarahquick.com.
This Months Quick News:
Good News From
Kids International Ministries
A new born baby girl joins us at our children's home this month!
A Month Full of Love
This February, KIM is feeling the love from all over the world!
Ways To Love Us
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Our Largest Visiting Team Ever
On Valentine's Day, our largest group of visitors arrived from China. Four years ago, this team had a total of 20 high school students and teachers. The next year, the team grew to 30 people, then 50, then 80 -- and this year, there are 105 students and teachers spreading the love over their Lunar New Year holiday serving Filipino kids.
Team leader Liz Baker says that what the students enjoy most is bonding with the children in our communities. They are especially warmed by the fact that these kids, despite the many volunteers that come through our ministry, remember them specifically. She observes that these visits, much like other missions trips, end up blessing those who are serving in deeper ways than those who are being served.
Cedric Gets AdoptedWe are happy to announce that our "miracle baby" is going to his forever-family! Cedric came to us as a sickly newborn who did not seem like he was going to make it through the first night. And now, at almost five-years-old, he is healthy, happy, and ready to grow up in a loving family in the US.
Over Christmas, with the support and love donors like you, we were able to help a boy named Edison who needed emergency brain surgery. We raised the exact amount needed for him to be released from the hospital in order to spend the holidays with his family.
Edison Still Needs Your Prayers
However, the surgery performed in December was to remove fluid from his brain in order to stop the seizures he was suffering from. The doctors needed to do this in order to address the big problem, which is a brain tumor.
Pray for healing for Edison. Pray that he understands the love of God through this ordeal. Pray for wisdom from the doctors. And pray for continued provision for this little boy.
The Kids International Ministries Team
Prettol Partner Letter February
Feb 20, 2015 at 12:28 PM
P R E T T O
L P A R T N
E R L E T T E R
February, 2015 . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Siliguri, North
There we sat, two Americans in a
room of our colleagues coming from the Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Canada and
Britain! What a joy, despite our differences, to fellowship and
interact with the family of God from around the world.
Our goal is to listen, provide
coaching, support and ‘care’ for our colleagues or as Ken likes to say --
share about the benefits we have as colleagues – “Colleague Care”. As
we read in Colossians 3:11 (in the Message), we were reminded of how as
believers we are all included in Christ and that is what matters:
like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and
outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now
on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.”
We have shared some exciting
news, discussed some painful issues and wept with a few as we visit with
our colleagues and local partners here in South Asia—but all the while
praising God for how He is at work in all our lives—by His Grace.
Thank you for your prayers and support as we minister, and for those that
we are meeting with these days.
In His service,
· Pray for our colleagues who are here to minister but
face concerns on many levels--from ministry challenges, to unrest in their
· Continue to pray for our Director, Bruce and his wife,
Kathy who is now getting a 6 month chemo treatment in the US. Several
have stepped up to help take on work to lighten Bruce’s work load—including
Ken who will be taking on more responsibilities until they return to S.
· Appreciate prayer for our son, Luke, as his wife, Nicki
will start back to work next month. They need to make decisions about
· We are grateful for the encouragement we have received
personally from our many friends and colleagues here in South Asia.
These trips are good but there are times it is not easy.
· The meetings we had the first week we were here in S.
Asia went very well. There were 30 attendees coming from 9 different
countries and all arrived safely and found the meetings very beneficial.
· Praise God that we were able to make our home in Dallas
available while we are away, to a couple that needed a place to stay.
· As we step into the Season of Lent, with grateful hearts
we are reminded of the sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf.
to Prayer - We
asked you to pray and God answered…
· Our travels have gone well—no delays, lost luggage or
unexpected surprises—and both of us have been healthy as well.
(We’ll be back in Dallas March 20th so keep us in
· Our Director Bruce’s wife, Kathy is getting
chemo treatments. She has recovered well from the surgery but her
first session of chemo was difficult—her second session went
· Continue to pray for the persecuted church here. A
couple that were jailed have been released but their ministry in the area
is being stopped.
|Jeff Long <email@example.com>||Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 10:41 PM|
P R E T T O L P A R T N E R L E T T E R
January, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas, Texas
As we are starting to pack our suitcases for our upcoming trip to South Asia (leaving January 28), we are reminded of the joy of why we stay connected with the work in India. Just this past month we received an exciting email from one of our colleagues in India—we attended the dedication of the New Testament that they completed about 2 years ago. Here’s what they said following a recent trip to the village area…
“We discovered on this trip that a bit of a revival is happening there. More than 80 people have joined together to build a church out of their own resources and they plan to have the worship service only in Gbaba* using the New Testament translation God used us to complete!!! Right now they are busily preparing to conduct the first Christian wedding there--even writing their own Christian wedding songs in Gdaba!
In another village, a man started to read the NT in Gbaba. He told our friends "I read the Bible in the State language but I couldn't understand anything there. But now I understand and I am growing!" Our friends say this man has grown so much that he can even lead the church meeting in that place whenever the pastors can't come there.”
It’s emails like this that encourage us as we put our “US life on hold” and get back into our overseas life half way around the world. We are grateful to be able to return to India and interact with our colleagues as we continue supporting the work of Bible translation in South Asia. Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement as we go.
In His service,
Ken and Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org
*Gbaba is a pseudonym
· Pray with us as we make our trip to South Asia (Jan 28-Mar 19)
· Our Director, Bruce and his wife, Kathy are struggling to decide what follow up treatment (or if any) they should pursue. It’s no easy decision to choose to step into major chemo treatments. It will mean a 6 month delay in their return to India.
· We continue to get reports of growing persecution among our Indian colleagues serving in rural villages. Pray for protection and for courage as they face these challenges.
· We had a delightful time with our daughter, Jennifer and her family in Maryland for Christmas. We so enjoy ‘making memories’ with our grandkids. (No snow until the day we left!)
· We were so grateful to have Ken’s brother, Tom and my sister, Judy and her husband, Elliot visit us here in Dallas recently as they helped us with some house projects.
· God provided some generous gifts through our financial partners at the end of the year. We are blessed to see God’s provision.
Answers to Prayer We asked you to pray and God answered…
· It was encouraging to receive our visas just before Christmas. The visas are good for 10 years.
· Thanks for praying for us as we have been planning our schedule for our trip. We just heard this week that one of the training courses we were planning to teach has been cancelled. That wasn’t the answer we were expecting so we’re trusting that God has a better plan in mind for our ministry time.
· Last minute update – Bruce and Kathy have decided to go with a 6 month chemo treatment. Pray for Kathy and Bruce as this will be a difficult treatment.
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Since being in the
Philippines (1984-88) teaching Middle School PE (Doug) and Middle School English
(Sheri Cooper/ Morse) we have been in Eugene/Springfield, Oregon as
Missionaries with Child Evangelism Fellowship. We have also been busy
with our eight children who now range in age from 22 - 10 years old. We
reach between 2400 - 3200 children, in Lane County, each year through our CEF
ministries. If you are ever in our area please feel free to look us up
and come and stay, our guest room is always open.
Sheri and I were given
a trip to the PI this year by our children and our oldest daughter Jenel was
able to go with us. We were able to experience a Bible Dedication for
the Bolinao New Testament, have ministry with CEF of the Philippines, in a
public school, visit Faith and people from the past. It was a great
It is hard to believe it has been over thirty years since I left Faith Academy (1981). Where have the years gone? Thanks for keeping me posted on things at that end.
As you know my wife of 45 years, Marianne, died and I have since remarried Sylvia. God has been good to me.
With fond memories.
(Russ and his wife, Sylvia, are with OC International and live in Colorado Springs, CO)
Joe & Debi are now living in Greenville, SC. Joe has a job teaching
at a Christian school in town. We are thankful the Lord has provided
this job though we know this is a 'stepping stone' to where he might
further lead us. Joe would still like to find a position in HS guidance
counseling. We are adjusting to living in the south, in the Bible
belt, where every one, it seems, attends church. I am adjusting to not
seeing very many 'black heads' as i walk around... everyone here seems
to be blonde! We are from 1-3 hours away from 3 of our kids and one set of
parents, for which we are very thankful. We have seen specific ways it has been important for us to be close by to our family. Our
daughter, husband and only grandchild live in Canada so we don't see
them as much as we'd like to. And we had a wedding this summer with
Johnmark who lives with Jessica in Chicago, Illinois.
My home is beginning to look like I've lived in the tropics as it is
getting filled with Filipino baskets, artifacts & Taytay fabric!!!
We both really miss
Faith & pray often for the administration, the
staff and those wonderful MK's!! You, as a Faith Academy community
"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in
knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what
is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled
with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ- to the
glory and praise of God."
Missing you all,
Joe & Debi
Photo: Mangi family with Caroline's husband, Chris Regelous & Joe's Mom, Rose Mangiameli
Picture: Faith Alumni at wedding: Andrea & Bonita Persons, Chris Martin,
Caroline, Johnmark, Josiah, Micah, Clay, Joe & Debi Mangiameli,
Rachel Schwarze, Steven Flammini, Amanda O'Brien