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Connecting a Timothy Culture in the Church Interns, Trips and Blessings!

We want to focus this month on praises and prayer for some of the great opportunities our staff and others involved with Small World Connections have had to serve internationally and locally.  God has brought some amazing people into our ministry circle with gifts and talents that have opened up new doors and taken us into new areas of ministry.  Please lift each of these up in praise and please be praying for the fruit of each ministry they represent...

Business Intern

We are excited to welcome our first summer intern to Small World Connections.  His name is Jack Ressler and he is a business and economics major at Monmouth College.  Please pray for Jack this summer as he serves our ministry and experiences a variety of business environments, works on several business projects and takes a mission trip to Uganda to help in the development of a business called Free Indeed that is set up as a way to help refugees in Uganda.  His time with us has already been very productive as he has served at all three of our resale shops and assisted the festival director for Unite Fest 2018.  We are glad to have Jack on our team and it is fun having someone we know so well serve with us in ministry!
Africa Go Team Coach in Albania!

One of our staff members Steve Waggoner, who primarily focuses on connecting, coaching and serving our ministry partners in Africa, just returned from leading a trip to Albania.  Now you might be saying, I didn't think Albania was in Africa, and you would be right.  Steve is also a pastor at Cross Walk Fellowship Church in Delavan Illinois.  He was the organizer and leader of a team that traveled to Albania and assisted the church planting effort there through ministry and discipleship training and by helping with a mission business that is providing relationship opportunities as well as helping to fund the church plant.  We are thrilled that Steve has been able to model what we call a Timothy culture in a Africa as well as other continents!










Video Production in Haiti

What a thrill to be able to send our friend Brian Du Pont to serve two different ministries working in Haiti with his creative talents in video production.  In one week Brian was able to shoot video at two locations in Haiti as he traveled on a whirlwind tour.  He blessed a ministry called Jacob's Well whose founder we met recently at the ICOM conference in Peoria and worked with the team he traveled with from central Illinois to serve the orphan ministry they partner with in Haiti.  Brian just returned home a few days ago and will soon be getting to work on editing both videos that we pray will help these ministries communicate clearly their vision to serve others and share the love of Jesus Christ. Thanks for supporting our Video Go Team efforts and please pray that Brian and others like him will continue to use their talents for Kingdom work!


Video Production in Mexico

You have seen our Communications Director Chris Brett (on the right) in shots like these before as he has traveled to Africa and India to produce high quality videos for our ministry partners.  Well, the Lord is using him again as he heads out tomorrow to serve our partners Lowell and Sheri Glick in central Mexico.  Chris is joining a team from Chillicothe Christian Church that is heading down to Zacatecas Mexico to install smokeless stoves in a remote village.  We love being able to send staff members with teams that are forming and going for multiple purposes.  Please pray for safety and productive ministry for Chris and the whole team as they serve our mission partners.

Your prayer and support allows us to connect a Timothy Culture in the Church by:

  • Planning and facilitating experiences that help missionaries and expose people to their work
  • Encouraging and equipping leaders so that they can follow through on God's prompting to serve a specific ministry
  • Helping leaders recruit and train a team of people as needed to fulfill their vision for serving
  • Breaking down barriers that might keep people from following through on God's call to serve missions

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