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April 2012 Update

Hello Prayer Team


I have been wanting to show you how your prayers are impacting ministry connections we have all around the world.


One of the coolest surprises in this past year has been our new target area right in our home town. As I had mentioned before we are now connecting international missionaries to our community by bringing them into serve at both our local youth center called CrossWord Cafe and at Helping Hands Re-Sale Shoppe.


Below is a section of the prayer letter sent out by CrossWord Cafe Director John Heffron in February that focuses on how God is using one of our missionaries serving here from East Africa. His name has been changed in the version that John uses to tell his story but you can be sure that Samuel was available in this story because he is serving as a short term missionary through Small World Connections. Please continue to pray for this team and our others planning on trips to India, Mexico, Cambodia and Indonesia this year.


Here is John's note:


God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28.


All things? Take a charge during an IVC girls basketball game and I’m (Anna) out for the season with a painful fracture. How can I (Abby) get through 2nd grade if I can’t do better in reading and math? What am I (Samuel) going to do at the Café with my PhD in math and statistics?


Anna has been helping Abby every week with her reading and math.


Abby studies at the Café every afternoon that we are open and is making steady improvement.


Anna wants to be an orthopedic surgeon someday. She mentioned that she is taking some tough prep classes at IVC this year …especially math (pre-calculus) and statistics and could use some help.


Anna … let me introduce you to my friend Samuel. He loves to talk and study math and statistics. He taught this stuff in college. [the story is true but all the names were changed … except God’s]


Thanks God!

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