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Psalm 119:9-16

How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
Blessed are you, O LORD;
teach me your statutes!
With my lips I declare
all the rules of your mouth.
In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.
I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.



International Partners | SE Asia

Update: We are finishing up our furlough this month and are eager to return to the field. We are thankful for the time we've had back in North America. We planned to connect with partners, visit family and friends, raise support and rest a bit if we had the opportunity. We've had the opportunity to visit many friends and family members. While there have been many hardships even in this time, we have been encouraged and refreshed in many ways. We've been loved well and, while we haven't raised the support we aimed to, we are sufficiently supplied with what we have to launch back overseas. We launched back into a new role in our new home in July.

Prayer: Please pray for grace to transition back. 
Please pray for grace to set up our new home, begin my new ministry role, and establish our family rhythms in a new spot. 
Please also pray for immigration issues we're having, with unknown deadlines on visa processes. If not, please pray for the grace needed to fall back on a contingency plan in the midst of hectic traveling. 
Lastly, please pray for the Lord to raise up more co laborers as team and supporters to support in prayer and financial giving for the ministry to continue without any interruption for the duration of the term.






Religion & Geography

Largest Religion: Muslim
% Evangelical: 0.7%
Population:    14,528,770
Continent:    Africa

A military coup in 2021 that deposed then-President Condé was the latest in a series of unfortunate setbacks to Guinea’s stumbling progress toward democracy. After decades of autocracy and corruption, elections in 2010 and 2015 brought hope for change. Then the President changed the constitution to give himself additional terms beyond his term limit. Massive protests over this change, and over the controversial election in 2020, were met with ruthless suppression. Less than a year later, after a food crisis and a fuel hike, the military had arrested Condé and seized power, to the delight of many Guineans. The long-term outcomes from the coup remain unclear. Currently, the Christian minority and the missionary community have the freedom to share the blessed hope of Christ to a nation long-plagued by poverty, corruption, and uncertainty. 
Leadership training for pastors and laymen is a great need. Guinea has three Bible schools and six leadership training schools for laymen. Despite all of this, there is still an overall lack of leaders in most areas, which delays church growth and evangelization. Pastors and leaders also need to be trained as mission mobilizers; pray for more godly leaders to be raised up and trained.