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We are excited that our small church has a second new believer. Filip*, a young, single man with a mixed religious background, has been attending our church regularly for the past two years. Last year he was reading through the Bible. After much prayer and many conversations, he accepted Jesus as Savior in the fall.

Please pray for Filip’s growth as a believer and for opportunities for him to share his faith with his family and friends. Also, pray that he finds consistent work in the area. Like many other young people, he is discouraged by the lack of job opportunities here and is beginning to look at Germany or elsewhere.

*Name changed

—Todd and Karen Dinius


Last fall my colleague and I took a small medical team from Koutiala Hospital for Women and Children, celebrating its 10th anniversary in February 2016, to minister in a village about two hours away. We were invited to give a health teaching to boost the efforts of the Malian evangelism team. The combination of a health lesson with a Bible story was much appreciated by the villagers and the evangelism team pastors. I’m looking forward to further developing this model in the coming months.

Also, we resumed our community health-teaching ministry at the hospital. The women were thrilled that we returned to their courtyard and were eager to learn more about their own nutrition and how to better feed their children. Please pray for these ladies. They all are from the majority religion here, and many have had babies or have sought treatment at our hospital.

—an Alliance worker


Pray for Alliance workers who are ministering among Middle Eastern immigrants in Ciudad del Este, a city that borders Brazil, where there are five mosques—including one that seats 500+ people. The Alliance church is the only one reaching these immigrants. Those in this city are much more open to talk about matters of faith than they would be in their home country. But that is not to say the work is easy. Pray for great wisdom in how to reach various segments of the diverse immigrant population.

A refugee from the Middle East has joined our team there. He was trained at a Bible college in the region. Just months before things began to fall apart back home, he and his family fled. This man has begun to disciple new believers alongside the international workers in this city. Pray for the believers as they grow in their faith.

—an Alliance worker


Photo courtesy of the Iversons

Our small church plant is unique in that it has an international flavor. Though we are a Taiwanese church, three Indonesian women worship with us, as well as one from the Philippines. Occasionally we have had Vietnamese believers join us. And, of course, the United States is represented by our presence here.

Please pray for us as we reach out not just to Taiwanese but also to many who are in need of salvation in Christ from other countries.

—Tim and Penny Iverson

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