Doug and Karen Conkle

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


We have just been honored at council in Columbus, Ohio for our 40 years working with International Ministries and will retire at the end of this month (June)

Present focus:
We asked for prayer this past year as we looked to the future. As we went on our fall and spring speaking tours for the Alliance we have had confirmation of the burden that God has laid on our hearts for the underprivileged and refugees. One way we will be helping is to volunteer with ENvision and the local Alliance churches around Atlanta to reach the large number of refugees that have been resettled in Clarkston, GA just south of us. Karen hopes to get training to become an advocate for immigrants to help with all the paperwork. We are also will also volunteer with student ministry.

Our children:
Ruth and Chris and children are attending Boone Alliance in Iowa. Shawn and Becky and children are in Mali as regional workers for CAMA (Compassion and Mercy Associates, the social arm of the C&MA). Becky's ministry; Hands of Honor will be the project for the GCWomen for the next two years. Matt and Rachel and children are working with the C&MA in the middle east and have recently seen fruit from the ministry center they direct in the capital city. Abby and Brian also work for the C&MA and helping with a church plant north of Bangkok. Please continue to pray for their son James who has type 1 diabetes. Ben, our son, is in medical school with the goal of working overseas as well.
Your faithful prayers have kept us going!

Living the Call,
Doug and Karen

For forty years, we have been supported by the Great Commission Fund; the consistent giving of Alliance people all over America. And now those funds will send others!
Thank you for faithfulness!!!

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Updated: June 12, 2017

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