Barb and Evert Temminck – Pioneer Bible Translators
Evert and Barb Temminck have been serving with Pioneer Bible Translators in West Africa for the last 24 years. They are excited to report that the COMPLETE Bible was finished and published in 2017 in the language Barb has worked in while in West Africa.
During the time the Temminck’s were stateside for six weeks, Evert was diagnosed with brain cancer which was quite a blow to the family. Their plans to return to West Africa were immediately cancelled. They re-located to Dallas, Texas where Pioneer Bible Translator's head office is located and Evert is continuing to receive excellent medical care. Evert has received radiation and chemotherapy through December 2017. Thus far his cancer has greatly slowed down.
While in Dallas, Barb is in process of dialoguing with the leadership at the Pioneer Bible Translators headquarters. They are talking and praying about possible new roles within the head office.
The family resettling in America has been challenging, as the girls have never lived in America, only visited for a few weeks at a time. Up until this past year, they were only schooled in French. Jennifer, (18) the oldest daughter, graduated from High School in May 2017 and has begun her college education. Jessica (16) is now in her Junior year. She is excited to be involved with sports in High School, as that has
not been an option for her overseas.
“Despite the many challenges we have faced this past year, we have seen the Lord's care for us almost daily! Our detour was not a surprise for HIM! We appreciate Knott Avenue Christian Church for your continuing prayers for our family and your faithfulness over the years in bringing God's Word to the people of West Africa.”
Evert, Barb, Jennifer & Jessica
Sheri Snyder, Chaplain to Incarcerated Youth, Orange County, CA
I began serving in the Orange County juvenile correctional facilities in 1995 as a
volunteer teaching Bible study to the boys. In 1999, I entered the ministry full-time and
my primary focus became teaching and discipling my beloved girls behind-the- walls,
and spiritually mentoring them following release. I invite you to partner with me in
fulfilling Isaiah 58:12 - "Those from among you shall build up the old waste places; you
shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer
of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to dwell in. "
- Pray I will develop deep lasting relationships with my girls from incarceration through
- Pray I will love unconditionally while holding my girls accountable for wrong attitudes
- Pray God will prepare the hearts of every youth to receive, understand, and apply the
seeds of His Word.
- Pray for continued favor and open doors within the Orange County Probation
Robert and Liz Crews have served on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Eastern Arizona since 2012. Ezekiel 22:30 states “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.” God has asked us to stand/kneel/pray “In the Gap” between Him and the Apache people. We will do whatever is necessary to help the Apache people discover who Jesus is and learn to follow Him.
CYB Rob Bishop
ROB BISHOP dedicates his time to reaching “at risk” youth in Santa Ana through Bible
studies, mentoring and field trips. CBY partners with Teen Challenge every Friday night
for a youth program called God’s Gang. Fourteen of the thirty CBY kids attend this
youth program on a regular basis.
Tumaini International is a Christian organization dedicated to working with AIDS
orphans and other vulnerable children, families and communities in bringing hope so
that they can live fulfilled lives, both spiritually and materially. We focus on four critical
areas of need: child sponsorship, education, healthcare and micro-enterprise or
reduction of extreme poverty. We currently work in Kenya, East Africa with plans to
expand services to other developing regions. We are motivated by our faith in Jesus
Christ and his call on our lives to serve the poor, especially the AIDS orphans and other
vulnerable children and their communities.
Recovering Life Ministries
FROM CRISIS TO CHRIST - RLM helps men who are recovering from hurts, habits and hang-ups. This ministry provides housing, resources, employment assistance and most importantly, HOPE for a new way of life through the redemptive work of Christ.
Beruma Ministry Inc.
The word BERUMA comes from the Arabic word meaning, a well
of water . (Genesis 21:19) It was on this occasion that Hagar and her son Ishmael were facing death in the harsh, barren desert. But God had mercy on them and miraculously provided them with water. He spared their lives and in so doing, saved Ishmael’s descendants, the Muslim people of the world. God loves Muslims and wants to provide Living Water for them through Jesus Christ. The vision of BERUMA Ministries Inc. is to open the eyes of the Muslim community and to bring them from darkness into the light
of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts: 26:18)
New Mission System – Jay & Karen Devers
DISCIPLING AND EQUIPPING CHRISTIANS IN INDONESIA .
Wycliffe – Bob & Amy Carter
For more than 70 years, WYCLIFFE has helped people around the world translate the
Bible into their own languages. They also help with language development, literacy and
other spiritual and physical needs. Today, up to 1,800 languages are still waiting for a
Bible translation to begin, and Wycliffe is working faster than ever to reach those
languages as soon as possible.
Mustard Seed Church – Matt & Jessica
Matt & Jessica have a passion for Japan and are eager to share the Good News with the 2nd largest unreached people group in the world.
· Less than 1% of Japan’s 127 million people are Christian
· Japan is the second largest unreached people group
· There is one church for every 16,701 people in Japan
· There is only 1 missionary for every 64,244 people and the number of missionaries in Japan has decreased over 30% in the last 20 years
· 70% of pastors in Japan are over 50-years- old and there are not enough replacements for the next generation
Lighthouse Book – Alan & Anne Cloud
Lighthouse Book Ministry was established to provide donated new and used books, bibles, CDs, DVDs and other resources to churches and seminaries in the Philippines. Since 2001, Alan and Anne Cloud’s ministry has shipped resources to churches throughout the Philippines, helping to put Christian teaching materials in the hands of people who would otherwise be unable to afford them.
Josiah Venture – Jim & Linda Miller
Jim and Linda are thrilled to rejoin Josiah Venture after a decade of service with International Teams. From 1994-1999, the Miller family served with JV in Havirov, Czech Republic developing a model youth ministry, working in administration, and participating in summer evangelistic English Camps. Since that time, Jim and Lina have served in the HR department of International Teams doing member care and training. They are now part of the JV ministry serving in Leipzig, Germany. They are building relationships with the hope that many will come to saving faith in Jesus Christ.
LifeVine aims to reach out in redeeming LOVE to people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, with the Word of Truth that God may LIBERATE them from the power of sin and death. It is our aim to LEAD every believer to be a fervent and fruitful disciple of Jesus Christ that they will LAUNCH out empowered by the Holy Spirit to effectively reach Long Beach with the Gospel.
South Seas Christian Ministry
Talofa! Greetings from the South Pacific! We praise God that His great name is well and alive in Samoa and His grace flows abundantly through its tropical islands and her hospitable people. South Seas Christian Ministries (SSCM) was established in 1988 to provide support to the islands of the South Pacific by way of Medical Clinics, building supplies for the hurricane plagued region, Bible Camps, Bible Seminars, Youth Sports Camps and other needs in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. SSCM mission is to come alongside the already established churches in Samoa and provide tools to support their development of a personal relationship with Jesus. This staunchly religious country is admirably devoted to their churches, their villages and their families. South Seas aims to support that devotion through the building up of personal understanding and discipleship of Jesus Christ.
YWAM – Jeff & Kristi Wilke
Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known. Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people aged 8 to 80. We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.