December 2015 Missionaries

David & Izabel Warren
Evangelical Church Missions, Brazil
David & Izabel Warren serve in Brazil and have several ministries ongoing.  One is a soccer ministry that they have started at one of the local soccer fields.  After they play, David brings a devotional.  About half of the people who play do not have a church background, so pray for the seeds that are planted during their times together.  
They have seen a specific need for a social program helping less fortunate families in their city.  They continue to provide food, but feel led to provide in other ways as well.  Pray for clarity and direction as they seek to meet the needs of their community in tangible ways as a mission team and local church.  
The longest running ministry of the Evangelical Church Missions in Brazil has been teaching English classes in the Favelas.  David is currently using the Jesus films as a means to teach English, so they are definitely an opportunity for outreach.  Also, Amanda, the gal that assists David in teaching the classes, does not have a relationship with Christ, so it is as much about ministering to her as it is helping in a needy area.  Pray for direction and wisdom as they teach English.  
Finally, pray for the health of their family.  Levi, about 1yr, has had problems with bacteria in his lungs since birth and is currently battling an ear infection.  Pray for their daughter Samantha as well.  
 

 

Minda Kleman
World Gospel Missions, Honduras
Minda has been serving in Honduras for many years….for a many years with her husband Paul, and for the last 13 years since his passing.  She primarily works in a local church helping with pastoral visitation, discipleship and home Bible studies.  Since Paul’s passing, her ministry has focused more on single moms.  She ministers out of her own experiences being a single mom after being left to raise her two youngest children on her own.  Her kids are all grown and happily married.  Two of them married Hondurans and live close to Minda while her youngest lives in Indiana with his wife.  
Minda also serves as the chair on the board of directors at the Christian bi-lingual school that all three of her kids attended.  Her daughter, daughter-in-law and son all work there and three grandchildren attend.  This has been a year of transition with some new administration and personnel.  Please pray that the Lord will give wisdom as they do much needed strategic planning for the future.  Pray that God will use the lives of their staff to reach students and families for Him.  For the most part, the school is attended by self-sufficient families that struggle to understand that they need the Lord.  
Pray for two moms that Minda is starting a discipleship program, which that will require discipline on their part.  Pray also that they will stay committed and grow in their relationships with the Lord.