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Missionary Update from Justin & Steffani

Here we are enjoying a time out at a local farm during the quarantine.
 
The past couple of months have been interesting to say the least for here, the Dominican Republic and the rest of the world. We’re all ready to come out of a mandated hibernation of sorts where many people have said it feels like Groundhog Day. However, God is still at work both here and around the world.
 
Children in the Dominican Republic are still learning while not currently in the classroom. Many of their parents haven’t been able to work and so we want to help ‘Close the Gap’ alongside them. Normally, our parents pay $30/month to help with the cost of their children’s education. We also have monthly sponsorships that cover the rest of the cost of our school and educating children there.
 
We invite you to take direct action and help ‘Close the Gap’ by sending $90 for the parents’ normal cost of $30/month for 3 months while they’re out of work.
 
 
Our pastor at Southeast, Kyle Idleman, preached a sermon series some time ago titled ‘One at a Time.’ Often times the world’s needs seem so overwhelming and we become paralyzed simply by the statistics of systemic and what feel like unavoidable problems that we just learn to deal with. Millions go hungry each night, more than a billion don’t have access to regular electricity, millions don’t have access to clean drinking water. The lists and numbers go on indefinitely.
 
What Kyle challenged the church with was that change often happens one at a time. One person at a time, one church at a time, one community at a time, etc. Jesus often healed people one at a time or had interactions one at a time.
 
It reminds me of a quote I believe that is attributable to Mother Theresa. “If you can’t feed 100 people, feed just one.”
 
How do you educate the world’s children? One child at a time. Help us close the gap by sending a one-time gift of $90 to cover the cost of one child’s education for 3 months.

Close the Gap

 
I’ve recently started teaching online business classes to a couple of church planters who want to start a chicken farm. It has been a new experience for everyone involved. There are certainly pros and cons to it as with anything, but overall it’s been wonderful. It has been great to reconnect with some Dominicans via Zoom.
 
First time teaching online!  En Espanol!
Well, I had a translator so mostly I taught in English but still…
 
Praises:
  • Technology has allowed me to continue classes with Dominicans and has worked remarkably well, 3 out of 4 days with hardly any interruptions, save a rooster in the background noise.  ๐Ÿ™‚
  • We are healthy as a family during this health crisis that has gripped the world.
  • My parents came a week and a half ago to visit and helped tremendously teaching us and working alongside us to give our home a new face lift!
Prayers:
  • For people who are sick with coronavirus to make a full recovery.
  • For our students in the Dominican to continue to be able to learn while on lockdown.
  • For our missionaries in the DR who are tired of a daily curfew of 5:00PM and just want to be able to go out of an evening for a walk or to the gym.
  • For the 33 million Americans who have applied for unemployment over the last 6 weeks.
  • For the millions more around the world who have lost jobs due to this terrible virus.
 
 
To help support the Hemmings
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GO MINISTRIES
11501 PLANTSIDE DRIVE, SUITE 14
LOUISVILLE, KY 40299
With “Hemming Family” in the memo


Missionary Update from the Sudsberry Family

 
Top Left: Yearly Conference. This year’s theme was having 20/20 vision which encompassed discipleship, mission, and the multiplication of leaders. We had double the amount of leaders from 2 years ago.
Top Right: A new church in Mira Flores where a children’s activity was taking place. It was great to be with our local leaders encouraging them to keep being on mission!
Bottom Left: I spent time going from community to community being with new leaders and this is a new community where a woman has opened her home for a new church to meet. It is amazing how God continues to use faithful women who open their homes for new churches to meet!
Bottom Right: A team came to serve with GO last summer and upon learning that people in their partnered community didn’t have any running water, and the women didn’t have privacy to shower in their bucket shower, they provided these small shower areas for the community. Love the mutual transformation that happens when churches work together around the world!
 

An update to encourage you

There are so many incredible things happening right now thanks to your continued partnership! As Lori continues to grow our organization through HR and Ryan through the starting of new churches we need you to know how important the role you play as we partner together to see “His Kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

Some bullet points:

  • 9 Prisons now have churches meeting in them. The beauty in the prisons is that we keep getting invited to more prisons because the guards and wardens see the culture of the entire prison change once GO comes in and begins Rooted Groups, Celebrate Recovery, and starting a church (sometimes several because of context). We also have a women’s prison who might begin bussing the women to take classes from the Seminary…under armed guard. How incredible is that!
  • Over 100 communities have received food through our Covid 19 Relief program through our new local churches.
  • A global movement of church planting has begun. We are currently developing relationships & structures to build out networks of new churches in Mexico, Argentina, Haiti, and Dominican Republic.
  • Residency created. Though we are not going to be able to begin in 2020 because of the virus, we are recruiting for 2021. If you are interested or have local leaders in countries you support and think they or people in their churches could benefit from a 6 month residency (10 hours theological training & 30 hours of relational training -they are apprenticed by a local pastor) in order to return to their country or context to start a network of new churches, please reach out to Ryan. For the first residency we have Argentines, Mexicans, Americans, Dominicans, & Haitians all planning to be here!!
  • Staffing: We are up to 19 staff (US & Local leaders). If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a missionary with GO on our church planting team, let us know!! (No, they do not need to have planting experience…simply a heart for people, integrity & character, and a willingness to work hard with an awesome team.)
  • Online Seminary: Our Seminary is now online which is allowing us to build out our content in order to be able to share with others throughout the world.
  • Over 100 Churches:  We were projecting to hit over 100 churches this year…I believe we will meet and even exceed it despite the Virus.

Thank you for your prayers! Thank you for your generosity!
-Suds 5

 
 
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11501 Plantside Drive
Suite 14
Louisville, KY. 40299
memo: Sudsberry


Prayers Please!

Alexis Gillispie – Prayers for Pastor Jim Davis & Oak Grove Baptist Church. They had a pipe that burst which flooded the main building, including the sanctuary.


Please Pray!

Alexis Gillispie – Please pray for Pat Gugle, she is elderly and is in ICU in Sebring with heart problems.


Prayer Needed!

Harold Webb, Jr. (Kyndal Hines’ step-dad) – He’s on life support and very sick. Please pray for him and his family.


Please Pray

Alexis Gillispie – Prayer for a friend in Scotland whose 6 year old daughter is in the hospital having seizures. She suffers from epilepsy and hydrocephalus and now has the chicken pox and they canโ€™t see her.

Barbara Jernigan โ€“ Prayer for results of tests



Urgent Prayer Needed!

Vanessa Cortez (Alexis Gillispie’s cousin) – She has COVID-19 and is in the hospital in New York in critical condition. Her mom is stuck in Puerto Rico and can’t get out, and her daughter is not in New York. UPDATE from Alexis (4/10): Praise to our Father, Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Vanessa is out of intensive care, still critical but that new transfusion thing is working and she has a long road ahead but today is a great day. Thank you all for your prayers. So very thankful. Please continue to pray for her.


Praise!

Kristine Svendsen – Baptism


Prayer Needed

Gene Hartline (friend of Alexis Gillispie) – Prayer as he undergoes a serious heart surgery