Missions News and Updates

Pioneers Prayer Update - August 2017

Posted onAugust 10, 2017 | by: Dave & Sonya | 0 comments

To our dear Prayer Partners, This morning I was meditating on Matthew 21 and verse 22 caused me to call out to God for more faith in prayer. It says, "whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith". It is God's will that we continually knell in His presence, calling on Him in prayer. Please pray with us for the Chwea people. Pray that God will soon bring whole families to Himself....Keep Reading

Pioneers Prayer Update - June 2017

Posted onJuly 3, 2017 | by: Dave & Sonya | 0 comments

Dear faithful Prayer Partners, We are excited to announce the arrival of our third grandson "Cai". He arrived on May 9th and we could be happier for the blessing of a healthy baby boy. Matt and Steph and kids are stateside right now wrangling out visa issues. Pray for them as the adjust to a new family member and work on getting back soon. Zach and Tina also just relocated to Greenville, SC. Tina got a job working with legal refugees with "World Relief". Zach was able to transfer to a Marriott Conv. Center in Greenville. Praise God with us in how He continues to provide for all our kids in their various places. ...Keep Reading

Hesman Herald - May 2017

Posted onMay 28, 2017 | by: Paul Hesman | 0 comments

Dear Wake Chapel Family We have put our furniture in storage, emptied our home in South Africa, said our goodbyes, took our flights back to the States and arrived in the USA late Wednesday evening. We are presently in Virginia with Penny's parents. This morning we had a breakfast of sausage gravy and homemade biscuits, quite a treat after three years of missing true southern cooking!...Keep Reading

Crossworld - Dan & Donna Standridge - April 2017

Posted onApril 22, 2017 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

By the end of the summer, both Marco and Gioia wondered how to break the news to each other as their lives had changed dramatically. High School sweethearts and now in their early twenties, Gioia and Marco (not their real names) left Milan to learn English in Great Britain for the summer. Gioia found work in a family as an au pair. Marco was hired in a hotel in a distant town making it hard for them to see each other. ...Keep Reading

News from Pioneers - March, 2017

Posted onApril 18, 2017 | by: Dave & Sonya | 0 comments

Good things are happening in County district and the gospel continues to spread throughout our adopted Country as God powerfully changes lives and villages. The County Churches continue to reach out to make other disciples of Jesus and start new churches. I recently went up to visit County and returned to visit one of the new church plants where 6 new believers were baptized and the church is maturing. This church is in the village of Purun. Please Pray for Steve and his son-in-law Hank whom God is using to gather this new church together each week for worship....Keep Reading

Crossworld - Dan & Donna February 2017

Posted onFebruary 17, 2017 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

Dear Friends, 2017 has begun with some very exciting developments! “La Radice”, the church we are presently involved in, is well on its way to confirm its leadership and several home groups have started with mature believers taking responsibility for the Bible studies....Keep Reading

Hesman Herald - January 2017

Posted onJanuary 7, 2017 | by: Paul Hesman | 0 comments

Dear Wake Chapel friends, Happy New Year! It is a time of new beginnings, new challenges, …We are praying for God’s direction and blessing in your life as you embrace His grace in 2017! As Paul reminds us in Romans that the Lord says, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”...Keep Reading

CRU Update December 11, 2016

Posted onDecember 12, 2016 | by: Ashely & Heather Holleman | 0 comments

This semester Heather taught a group of grad students and faculty members how to teach Writing in the Humanities, a class she designed and created for Penn State. ...Keep Reading

The Earth Shakes and People Move! Crossworld 11/2016

Posted onNovember 25, 2016 | by: Dan & Donna Standridge | 0 comments

After a very intense summer in the US, and after a quick trip to Kansas City in mid-October, we are settling into our Milan routine. Traveling through the South, East, Mid and western states, gave us a wonderful opportunity to visit with and report to many of you. Your hospitality, questions and concerns gave us the stamina and encouragement we needed. Thank you for your pampering, time, continued support and prayers....Keep Reading

Hesman Herald - October, 2016

Posted onOctober 12, 2016 | by: Paul Hesman | 0 comments

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20... Once dead, now alive,... Though we live in the flesh, we live by faith in the very one who lives in us, and gave himself for us. It is this message we share with those we meet in South Africa, the gospel message of hope and grace through Jesus' life, death, burial and resurrection!...Keep Reading