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Requests from our Alliance Family


Dominican Republic

During the past year, Alianza, our church plant in Punta Cana, has grown in numbers. Our rented facility is often at capacity. Through Discovery Land—a dynamic new kids’ program—and two camps, our children’s ministry continues to expand. Alianza has active youth and adult discipleship programs, with 15 adults in Theological Education by Extension studies. Church members are maturing as disciples of Jesus and developing into leaders. In addition, Alianza now has its first official Governing Board of local believers.

Photo coutesy of Julie and Zac Stutler

A successful couples’ ministry started in spring 2016 after a marriage retreat. The response to all the marriage outreaches has been strong. A Marriage Coaching program is growing to the point that we recently put some couples on a waiting list. Throughout the year, we have seen wonderful miracles in marriages and families. These are only a few things on a long, wonderful list of what God has done.

Pray that the Lord will continue to strengthen marriages and families through Alianza. Also, pray that He will call leaders to oversee the church’s various ministries and for financial provision to expand the church facilities.

—Julie and Zac Stutler


Throughout the past six months there has been a steady stream of people coming to the burn-care ministry we operate from the gazebo hut in our yard. On average, four to five people were being treated for burns per week, for a total of about 9–12 visits per week.

One patient was an elderly woman who was standing outside near a large tree when a lightning bolt struck it. When the bolt hit the ground, it produced a heatwave flash that burned off all of the woman’s clothes from the waist up; she suffered burns across her mid-abdomen up to her neck.

Thankfully, she had not been holding onto the tree, or she would have certainly died from the electric shock. The woman’s family brought her to us, and we immediately started treatment. We also shared the gospel with her and her family and repeatedly told them that God had spared the woman’s life. They readily agreed.

This patient was seen over the course of about two months and at the end of that time had almost completely healed. We had given her a Megavoice player, and she and her family listened to the New Testament as well as Genesis and other Scripture portions in their native language. We now wait upon God to continue His work in the entire family.

Pray for our ongoing ministries, including medical work, English classes, and computer services. Pray for the local church to grow in unity and passion to reach the community.

—Mark and Dee Krueger

West Africa

We visited many churches in the Kenedougou region earlier this year. The needs that pastors face in these congregations are overwhelming. Intercede for these leaders as they address false doctrines that confuse people. Pray that effective discipleship will take place so believers will not be swayed from the truth.

Also, pray for members of an Alliance team that is partnering with local C&MA churches in numerous village outreaches. Pray for good planning for these events, for the Spirit to move mightily, and for stamina for international workers and national C&MA pastors. Pray also that evangelism efforts will not be hindered by security concerns.

—an Alliance international worker couple

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