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Recent News Items

November Newsletter by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on December 2, 2019
Excerpt of Update: God is my Strong Salvation – link to monthly newsletter
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October Newsletter by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on December 2, 2019
Excerpt of Update: How Pleasant and How Good it is – link to monthly newsletter  
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September Newsletter by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on November 1, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Wonderful Words of Life – link to monthly newsletter
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August Newsletter by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on November 1, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Do Not be Surprised – link to monthly newsletter
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August Newsletter by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on November 1, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Where He Leads Me – link to monthly newsletter
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October 2019 by Bethany Fuller

Posted on October 26, 2019
Excerpt of Update: October 11, 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are fast approaching the half-way point of the term. As this marks the end of the school year as well, the teachers are taking a close look at the students’ performance and considering who would benefit from an extra year in their current grade. Most...
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Visit to Romania and Moldova, July 2019 by David and Iulia Weir

Posted on August 1, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Iulia and I went to Romania from 2nd – 19th July. It was a profitable visit, as we were able to spend some time with the small assembly in Braşov which we left behind last year. I had six meetings there and gave teaching from the life of Elisha. Although the assembly is small, there...
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June Newsletter by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on July 1, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Day by Day – link to monthly newsletter
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May Newsletter by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on June 11, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Draw Me Ever Nearer – link to newsletter
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May 2019 News by Stephen and Gail Harper

Posted on May 10, 2019
Excerpt of Update: May 2019 Update At this time of year I (Stephen) would normally be conducting some Bible teaching conferences in Malawi, however as there are Parliamentary and Presidential elections scheduled for 21 May we decided to postpone our trip. Tensions are high and unrest is possible before, during and after the elections and it would be...
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May 2019 News by Prison and Literature Work (SALT)

Posted on May 10, 2019
Excerpt of Update: May 2019 Update In our April 2019 and March 2019 news we reported on our visit to Malawi in February and the well-publicised serious weather-related crisis that befell the region recently. This month we want to update you on some of those issues and give you some matters for thanksgiving and prayer. Flooding We continue...
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Monthly Newsletter Page by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on May 2, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Monthly Newsletter Page https://us11.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=31f1ff33d188c60bef1f3a3d0&id=d02f02fc6c
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Rejoice! by Rodney & Joy Brown

Posted on March 7, 2019
Excerpt of Update: We rejoice that our son Joel (12) trusted the Saviour recently. Rodney was preaching locally in a Gospel campaign and Joel was saved after one of the meetings. Praise the Lord!
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MARCH 2019 NEWS UPDATE by Stephen and Gail Harper

Posted on March 6, 2019
Excerpt of Update: During February I was glad to make a further visit to Malawi in the company of Bro. Jim McMaster.  Jim and his wife Janet, have joined us in the formation of Southern Africa Literature Trust (SALT) and the dual purposes of our visit were to further strengthen ties with the Malawi Prison Service, and to...
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Resident Permit Granted by Shawn and Rhonda Markle

Posted on February 12, 2019
Excerpt of Update: We are thankful to the Lord for answering prayer once again. We have learned that Shawn’s Resident Permit Application has been approved and the document is waiting in Lusaka. Shawn is planning to go to Lusaka on Monday, February 18th, to collect his Resident Permit. We appreciate those who have prayed for this with us....
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Upload PDF Test by Shawn and Rhonda Markle

Posted on February 1, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Cannot copy and paste or upload. I can link to a url… https://www.gospeltrust.ca/  
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Work at the Newbury Hospital by Jim and Joyce Beattie

Posted on January 25, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Dear Partners in the work of the Lord, For over three years now we have lived at an apartment that is part of the Middlesex Health Alliance where there are sixteen apartments and a small county hospital with 12 active beds and many other departments.  I am on the Pastoral Care committee and also Palliative...
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Looking back on 2018 by Billy and Elen Watterson

Posted on January 25, 2019
Excerpt of Update: In 2018 we were privileged to see the Lord working in this central region of Brazil. The nine assemblies in our region have been preserved by His grace, and we trust the testimony here may continue until our Lord comes again. In Aguaí, 50km East from us, we marvelled at the way the Lord has blest the young assembly planted in...
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Gospel Tent by Tom and Ruth Hoy

Posted on January 24, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Our tent, trailer, and all supplies were stolen in July of 2018 from the Gospel Hall parking lot in Marysville. A few side walls, some hymnbooks, Bibles, and some banners were found in a ditch after a few weeks, but no trace of trailer or tent. We have purchased a new trailer and have replaced...
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New News 1 by Tom and Ruth Hoy

Posted on January 23, 2019
Excerpt of Update: This is really new news.
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Recent Prayer Items

Health problems and Hospitality by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on December 2, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Reasons to pray: Several believers have been struggling with health issues like anxiety and depression. We hope this season in which we are all here will serve to unite those of us in fellowship more. Reasons to give thanks to God: The initiative we have seen in some believers to learn more and share with...
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Baptism by Rodney & Joy Brown

Posted on November 25, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Our son Joel who trusted the Saviour in February is to be baptised on 1 December with two other young believers. We expect quite a crowd of families and friends to attend. This will be a good opportunity for the gospel to be preached and baptism to be explained and we request prayer for this.
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Withal praying also for us,…Col.4:3 by Gilberto and Alicia Torrens

Posted on November 14, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Children’s work: In addition to our Sunday school held at the hall, we hold children’s meetings in the north of the city in a neighborhood called El Porvenir. We meet there every Wednesday and Sunday to plant the seed of the Word of God in these little ones’ tender hearts. We pray that these children...
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Health problems and spiritual growth by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on November 1, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Reasons to pray: Luis and Ricky not only carry the burden of responsibility in the assembly, but also of almost daily physical pain. It would be good for believers to be able to attend events such as Bible conferences and Seed Sowers. Several believers have been struggling with health issues like anxiety and depression. Reasons...
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Help Needed by Bethany Fuller

Posted on October 26, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Please pray for more workers to come to Sakeji Mission School.  Our specific needs are listed below: 2020 (and beyond) school nurse – providing care for 80 or so children plus 20 staff. This also involves caring for employees of the school and their families – an interpreter is provided! *note – we have heard...
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Please pray for the following: by Anderson and Maria Eugenia Hernandez

Posted on August 16, 2019
Excerpt of Update: 1 – There is a girl called Madeleine Perea (11 years old) at Westmorland – CA. She is suffering with a brain Tumor. Her Parents are in fellowship at westmorland Assembly. 2 – Joseph Turkigton (Kenneth and Esther’s son). Actually at Tijuana – Mexico receiving treatment. 3 – Chihuahua, México: They will have their annual...
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Romania and Moldova by David and Iulia Weir

Posted on August 1, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Forthcoming camp for adults and young people from August 12-17. Brother Robert Beckett will be responsible for the Bible Teaching to be given. The assembly in Braşov is small, but there are two younger brothers with great potential for the Lord. They need encouragement and grace to fulfil the role the Lord has for them...
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Pray for Staffing Needs at Sakeji by Jill Avery

Posted on July 9, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Please pray for the staffing needs at Sakeji Mission School. Right now, we are looking to the Lord for teachers, dorm parents, administrative, kitchen and maintenance help.
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Gospel4Sask Summer 2019 by Emily McCandless

Posted on July 4, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Please pray for the packages being mailed out monthly to residences in rural Saskatchewan. Prayer is appreciated for tent meetings being held in Swift Current, SK with Ross Vanstone from July 7-21.  Also, for Seed Sower outreaches in North Battleford, the Battlefords and Mervin SK from July 15-21, and the nightly meetings with James Ronald...
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Wisdom in continued opportunities and thanks by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on July 1, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Erika´s writing has always been a part of the work, but after attending some workshops, more writing opportunities opened up and we need wisdom as we decide where to invest time. Our relationships with our neighbours continue to be strengthened, our hope is that they´ll see Christ in us. We are thankful that our brother´s...
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Our neighbours and health problems by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on June 11, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Recently we have had more opportunities to interact with our neighbours. We want to be approachable, in the hopes of someday approaching them with the Gospel. A brother responsible in the new assembly was very sick with chest pains among other problems, recently.
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Continued effects of VBS by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on May 2, 2019
Excerpt of Update: May the christians continue to be encouraged! May parents realize that learning about the Bible and God can only be good for their children. May children continue to attend the weekly Bible class.
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Forthcoming events by David and Iulia Weir

Posted on April 13, 2019
Excerpt of Update: The assembly in Brasov will be having a gospel outreach in the third week of May with the help of a small group of believers from assemblies in the UK. Robert & Sally Beckett from Pamber Heath assembly in England are much involved in the work in Brasov and are coordinating plans for the distribution...
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Please pray for: by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on April 2, 2019
Excerpt of Update: – Our sister Paty´s recovery from surgery. Her cancerous tumor was successfully removed from her throat and she is now in treatments. – Her son Ramón´s salvation. He is 18. – Growth of the new assembly, especially through the series of ministry meetings planned for the end of April.
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Refugees by Dennis and Gloria Hanna

Posted on April 2, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Please pray for the many Christians from Venezuela and Cuba that are in need of what we’d consider basic items.   Many have been able to leave their country, and have arrived to neighbouring countries.  Some have traveled for weeks to get to Chile.  We had a Venezuelan brother living with us for 7 months...
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New Assembly by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on March 26, 2019
Excerpt of Update: In January of 2019, a new assembly was established in La Purísima, Guanajuato. May the Lord use us to give helpful teaching about His assembly to the believers there.
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On our hearts by Margaret Jones

Posted on March 25, 2019
Excerpt of Update: 1) Pray for those who receive the literature and express interest in attending our meetings, but who are fearful of getting involved in a new “religion”. 2) Recently two sisters younger than I wanted to reach out to other areas by way of children’s classes and asked for my help. I had long had a...
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Immigrants by Dennis and Gloria Hanna

Posted on March 16, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Please pray for the many Venezuelans believers that have come to Chile.  Last year we had a young man from there living with us for 7 months.  He is living in our assembly hall now.  Another Venezuelan couple are living in a small cabin we have beside our hall.  We try to help them as...
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Gospel preaching opportunity: by Marcos and Sara Sequera

Posted on March 9, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Abdiel Sanjur died yesterday, he professed to be saved a year ago but the cancer was very advanced. Tuesday 12 March in the city of David will be his funeral. We pray that it will be an opportunity to preach the gospel to family and friends, finding comfort in Christ. Last week we did a...
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Points for Prayer by PBS Centre Inc.

Posted on March 8, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Upgrading & redesigning our PBS website The URGENT NEED for more PBS Teachers to mark BibleTime lessons & NewLife Bible Studies Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Brandon, MB – Gospel Booth – March 25th to 30th D.V. (IBH Texts and children’s tracts [with PBS info overprinted on the them] form part of a ‘goodie bag’ that will...
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Points for Prayer by Pete & Elaine Smith

Posted on March 8, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Upgrading & redesigning our PBS website Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Brandon, MB – Gospel Booth – March 25th to 30th D.V. Pete & Elaine joining delegates from over 40 countries at the fourth International PBS Conference being held in N. Ireland. (22nd – 29th April D.V.) Pete returning to St. Lucia & Antigua (for ministry)...
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Conference by Billy and Elen Watterson

Posted on March 7, 2019
Excerpt of Update: This past weekend our family was at a conference over the Carnival holidays. For three days I was ministering three times a day on the perfect Servant, our blessed Lord, portrayed in the Servant Songs of Isaiah. About 250-300 believers were present. Please pray for blessing on the seed sown.
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Road accident by Billy and Elen Watterson

Posted on March 7, 2019
Excerpt of Update: A young Brazilian couple who serve the Lord in Aguaí, here in our region, had an accident last week while traveling home from some ministry meetings. The Lord preserved their lives, but they need your prayers for a full recovery. Adriano broke his ankle, and his wife Aline suffered damage to her spine (nothing permanent,...
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Door-to-door work in Analândia by Billy and Elen Watterson

Posted on March 7, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Analândia is a small town about 30 km west from Pirassununga. We have given out literature there a few times in the past decades, but have never heard of any fruit. We have started going round the town again, and value your prayers that we may find someone who is seeking for salvation.
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Seed Sowers Namibia by Rodney & Joy Brown

Posted on March 7, 2019
Excerpt of Update: There is to be a “Seed Sowers” outreach in Namibia from 11-23 March with believers from various countries. Rodney is to be there for most of this time. The capital city of Windhoek and the town of Swakopmund are to be visited. Prayer is requested for blessing. As far as we know there are no...
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Overseas trip by Willians & Kylie Alcala

Posted on March 6, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Dear brethren and sisters, In the will of the Lord, we all as a family are going overseas for three months at the end of March. Our exercise is to help with gospel and ministry meetings among several assemblies in Colombia, and we also expect to visit a couple of assemblies in the USA on...
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Spanish contacts by Willians & Kylie Alcala

Posted on February 5, 2019
Excerpt of Update: We would appreciate your prayers for several Spanish speaking-friends who have been coming to the gospel meetings for several years, but they are not saved yet. We specially think on two Colombian couples who have been coming for almost four years. One of those couples had not been to the meetings for a while but...
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Please pray for: by Heinrich (Ricky) and Erika Sawatzky

Posted on January 30, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Growth on behalf of those who are saved in relation to conviction about gathering to the Lords name (with a future assembly in mind). Salvation. Simply because people need to be saved. For Gods glory, their fulfillment and a future testimony the Lords name. Faithfulness. It is easy to get side tracked and distracted but...
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Gospel Meetings by Kyle and Allison Wilson

Posted on January 29, 2019
Excerpt of Update: This Sunday 3rd of February we will begin a gospel series in the hall here in Managua. Your prayers would be much appreciated for this effort.
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Gospel4Sask Project by Emily McCandless

Posted on January 29, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Please pray that the Holy Spirit will be preparing the hearts of recipients of gospel packages that are being mailed to farms and apartments in rural Saskatchewan beginning January 2019.  the plan is to cover the towns in these same postal regions in the spring, summer and fall.  Also, please pray for wisdom to respond...
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for prayer by Lawrence and Ruth Perkins

Posted on January 29, 2019
Excerpt of Update: – that the will of the Lord will be done in our lives – that the Lord will use us in the salvation of souls and the edifying of His people
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Prayer Request #2 by Lawrence and Ruth Perkins

Posted on January 23, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Please pray for the people of Thailand.
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Prayer Request #1 by Lawrence and Ruth Perkins

Posted on January 23, 2019
Excerpt of Update: Please pray for the work in Thailand.
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