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Missionary Update from Justin & Steffani


The other day I was reading in 1st Corinthians 3 where Paul says, “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.” Before that he’s referring to how some say, “I follow Paul” and others say, “I follow Apollos.” He’s lamenting the fact that his people have forgotten the point, God makes things grow. I think this principle holds true whether it’s talking about accepting Christ in salvation or in our jobs as believers.
Many of you have planted seeds of prayers and finances, you have watered it by investing in us as a family, and God is making things grow in the Dominican Republic through kingdom business.
Just this last Thursday we opened our first restaurant, “Pica!”. Church, YOU helped create 3 new jobs this month!!! Praise God for growing jobs in the Dominican Republic through all of you!!!
One of the employees is a church planter/chef who is using his income to support his family as well as the church he is planting. The other two are waiters and busboys who are part of our Bridge program which is a collaboration between GO sports and Kingdom Business.
This is a response to when students age out of our sports program at age 18 or 19 and need jobs to stay off the streets. We hope God continues to grow this work so we can have jobs for all the youth who are not going pro or going to college in the states to play baseball after our sports program. Here’s our 3 new employees getting set up before our big launch!!!
Prayers, Family update & Other Stuff
We’re still getting acclimated to Louisville, but it’s starting to feel like home. Thank you to those of you who have prayed over our transition. We have found a church home, and are getting more and more involved in the community. David loves his toddler’s class at church, and is very social. He’s so active now, is walking and talking like a pro, and loves the water. We love to take him to the splash park, it’s the best free summertime activity! Below is a cute baby picture just for fun.
While I Justin travel to the D.R. and work out of the home office a lot, Steffani looks after David. However, now she is able to participate in some unique opportunities teaching ESL to immigrants and refugees here in Louisville. Last weekend she attended a training designed for this purpose. This fall, our church will host English classes for refugees and Steffani will be involved. We want the fabric of our lives to be woven with people who are not like us, and include the marginalized, the foreigner, the other.
We recently met a couple at the park one evening while walking. They’re asylum seekers from the middle-east and came to the U.S. for refuge two years ago. We had a great conversation with them, connected instantly, and shared contact information. We desire cross-cultural relationships to pour into, and we believe God brought this couple into our path (literally met on the path at the park). We’re looking forward to developing this friendship.
In July we have some travel coming up. Please be in prayer for us as we head to Union Mills, N.C. to attend a debriefing for our time overseas. We’ll be at the Center for Intercultural Training for one week. Later this summer, we get to spend a little time with our families in Tennessee and Illinois.
Thank you for your continued prayers, support and for being our people as we serve God’s global Kingdom and Church from Louisville.
Love & every blessing,
The Hemmings
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Missionary Update from the Sudsberry Family

“It isn’t the healthy”…Mark 2:17

“On hearing this, Jesus said to them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.'” Mark 2:17
Both physical sickness and sin-sickness draw us to Jesus. He did not come to “call” righteous people, but rather sinful people, just as healthy people do not typically seek out a doctor.
On one level, Jesus explains His mission as a friend of sinners who comes to save lost people. However, Jesus also subtly rebukes the religious leaders who see themselves as righteous and without need of Jesus and the salvation He provides.
We share this text with you to celebrate what the ministry we are a part of is doing. GO Ministries is working to meet the needs of our communities both physically & spiritually. We don’t see the separation. Medical is a wonderful tool to share The Gospel through our new communities and it is changing things!
The above picture is some of the church planting team and some of the medical team planning which communities will be hosting mobile medical clinics for the remainder of 2019, talking through the training of our pastors to host the clinic, and the follow-up needed evaluation to happen post-clinic.
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Pray for Lily!!

Join Heartland For Children in praying for Lily, a foster child looking for her forever family. Lily loves being with people whether it is just playing a game, watching a movie, or going shopping together! Speaking of shopping, this is something Lily enjoys, especially if it involves buying new clothes. She also enjoys swimming and arts and crafts. Lily will flourish in a home where she can be the center of attention and obtain all the nurturing and praise her extroverted personality craves. Please take a moment and pray that Lily may find her Forever Family.
I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.”
~ Samuel 1:27