Thursday, February 26, 2009

Prayer Requests

From Ed Hosmer (Japan):
Please pray a Japanese lady in Tokyo who is dying.

A Japanese lady contacted Brother Matsui in Tokyo to see if he could preach her funeral. She has not been able to eat for two months and is dying. Brother Matsui is a Japanese pastor in the Tokyo area. He is requesting for immediate prayer for healing and deliverance.

From Gary Sones (Spain):
Please pray for my father who suffered a fall resulting in five broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung.

My 76- year-old dad fell from 7 or 8 feet up while working on the garage door. He suffered 5 broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung and is in the hospital. He is in extreme pain and has reduced lung function. We would appreciate your prayers.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Praise Report

Praise Report
From Linda Reed (Middle East):

Ten years ago I had an ultrasound and the doctor asked me if I was an alcoholic! Of course, I told him, "no way!" He informed me I had a fatty liver at that time. He surmised it was from heredity and damage due to the parasitical infections and chemicals we endured as missionaries in Jordan. For ten years, it hasn't bothered me. But this year, it showed signs of progressive problems. A fatty liver leads to inflammation, cirrhosis and even liver cancer. So, after two questionable liver function tests, my doctor ordered an ultrasound. In my desperation to be well, I asked God to give me a new liver, so I could live and work for Him at least another 15 years, like Hezekiah!

Well, this morning [Monday], after an extensive ultrasound, I was told there is no sign of a 'fatty liver'. My liver test was totally normal. The liver is no longer enlarged and filled with fat deposits. God has given me a 'new liver'. This is not possible with men, but God knows we don't have time to go through another lengthy disease cycle. The Middle East needs us healthy now! So, God gave me a new liver without transplant surgery. I am floating on cloud nine! God is so faithful. I thank Him and every one who prayed.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests
From Sharon Ritchie (Windward Islands/French Guiana):
Please pray for the French Windward Islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Guadeloupe has been striking for over a month, and Martinique joined in about two weeks ago. Stores, schools, gas stations, banks, and post offices are closed; buses are not running ... People are hungry; it is not safe to have church in the evenings. The strikers have been throwing stones at the riot police; the police are using tear gas... The situation is explosive, to say the least. It is escalating into a racial riot. We ask prayer for the safety of our church members, and that peace and order will return to these islands.

From Barbara Abernathy (FMD):
Please continue praying for Bryan Abernathy.

Thanks for your prayers! While the doctor did tell Bro. Abernathy that his cellulitis is now in remission, he was just diagnosed today with shingles. We realize this is just another wave in our physical storm and are glad to know who walks on the water! We appreciate all the kind words and thoughts-it has made the rowing easier!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Africa Report

Africa Revival Report
February 2009

Terry Riddick family

In the French zone of the country, ten were baptized in Jesus' name and six more were to be baptized the following week. This took place after teaching was made on how the name of Jesus has all power and everything in word or deed is to be done in that name. One of the ladies who was baptized gave testimony of being pregnant for five months and not feeling the baby move. When she came out of the water she felt her child move and has continued to move ever since. There were sixty in attendance and two baptized in Jesus' name at the newest work in the French zone.
Jim Poitras, Colleen Carter, & Nick Sisco families

In the north, sixteen received the Holy Ghost and nine were baptized in Jesus' name. Faculty Education had twenty-nine in attendance.
Jim Crumpacker & Patrick Groves families

At a recent crusade, seventy-nine received the Holy Ghost and seven were baptized in Jesus' name. Thirty-five received the Holy Ghost during National Youth Convention.
Albert Stewart family

Forty-three were baptized in Jesus' name and forty-four were filled with the Holy Ghost.
Tremayne Simoneaux family

Seven new ministers received license at a recent ministers seminar.
Gerry McLean family

The Bible school has a record enrollment of forty-eight students. There are twenty-three in first year. One fellowship has asked for their ministers to be trained. They sent five students.
South Africa
Karl Smith, Dan Davis, David Flowers, & Louis Louw families

In one major city, thirteen were baptized in Jesus' name.
Richard Smoak & Jim Robertson families

In three days, seventeen were filled with the Holy Spirit.

While traveling to a seminar, the missionary and his daughter experienced the protecting hand of God as they escaped an accident by mere inches.

The missionary was attempting to park his truck at the church as a taxi was in the oncoming lane. He quickly moved to the shoulder and parked. After walking to the back of the truck to retrieve his briefcase, he saw a large drain hole about three feet deep. The left side of the truck was almost completely off the road and in that hole. The neighborhood was completely in shock at the fact that he had driven over the hole and did not fall in.
Phil Tolstad family

At General Conference, thirty-one received the Holy Ghost and thirty-eight were baptized in Jesus' name. Six of those baptized were pastors of churches who have joined the UPCI. One of these pastors has started a new church.

Since the Conference, three pastors from very different areas of the country=2 0have been baptized.

Many miracles have occurred in the last three to four weeks.
1) One six year old girl was raised from death as they were preparing her funeral.
2) A pastor's wife, of a church in the capital city, was raised from her death bed due to AIDS and God healed her. She attends the UPC church. Jesus hears the prayers of these people.
3) Pastors with differences of opinion have made amends.

A combined report from five regions:
1) Sixty-eight received the Holy Ghost and sixty-two were baptized in Jesus' name.
2) Two trinitarian pastors were baptized in Jesus' name and received the Holy Ghost.
3) Two more pastors were baptized and now work with the UPCI.
4) Five new churches were started.
5) Seven pastors gathered with the Assistant Superintendent to be taught the Oneness Doctrine. Zimbabwe
Tremayne Simoneaux family

Over 200 attended 'Big Sunday' services and nine received the Holy Ghost. A total of sixty-eight received the Holy Ghost at two revival meetings.

Getting to Know Our Missionaries

Jim & Karen Crumpacker Jim and Karen Crumpacker gained their first foreign missionary experience as Associates In Missions to Kenya in 1982. They received full missionary appointment in October 1984. As the field superintendent of the UPC of Malawi, Brother Crumpacker oversaw the church structure, pastors, training ministers, and supervising the building of country churches.

In his additional role as a missionary to Mozambique, Brother Crumpacker made periodic trips to help the developing church in a nation still recovering from years of civil war. In 2003, the Crumpackers returned to Kenya leaving behind their beloved Malawi. In Kenya, Bro. Crumpacker holds the position of Missionary Director, serves on the National Board, and assists the Kenyan church in training and evangelism. Bro. Crumpacker also serves as Area Coordinator over the thirteen countries of East Africa.

Five of these nations have resident missionaries and eight do not. The Crumpackers have one son, Jason and daughter-in-law, Jill, who served as AIMers in Greece for some time. As an adult, Jason has returned to Africa twice, for ten month increments on AIM assignments, helping with building projects and to teach in the Bible School.

Jason and Jill now live in Indiana, USA and are proud parents of a precious boy named Orrin. Of course, Pop and Nana Crumpacker are proud of him too.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests

From Bev Lawrence (FMD):
Please continue praying for Robert Norris.

Thursday afternoon: I called ABI and got an update on Robert Norris. They took his feeding tube out and he is out of ICU. He is still in the St. Joseph's Hospital, but he is on the upside, looking better, and feeling better, plus he is eating again. They did find a lesion on his liver, but Brother Norris is doing better.

Friday morning: Brother Robert Norris has taken a turn for the worse. Please have everyone pray for him.

From Albert Stewart (Liberia):
Please continue praying for Liberia as the caterpillars are still causing a lot of damage.

Thanks to all of you that have been praying for the caterpillar invasion in Liberia. It turned out that they were not Army Worms. We understand that Army Worms are much more destructive. However, these caterpillars are still causing a lot of damage. Here is an excerpt from National Geographic News, dated Feb 5, 09: "Moving through the forest canopy on webs , devouring the leaves as they went, the caterpillars advanced like nothing the townspeople had ever seen. They ate food and cash crops -- coffee, cocoa, citrus, plantain, banana, and cassava. They took over homes and people fled. Venturing into the forest meant being hit by a wave of caterpillars that appeared to be moving forward about as fast as the average person walks." The President has declared a national emergency.

For a news update on Liberia: Click Here - I believe God is answering our prayers! Also pray for Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Prayer Needs for Missionaries:

Missionary Prayer Focus for Monday, February 9, 2009:
Rodger and Margaret White (Indonesia/Malaysia)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Tuesday, February 10, 2009:
Steve and Lloy Bennett (Israel/Palestine)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Wednesday, February 11, 2009:
Lonnie and Gail Burton (Venezuela)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Thursday, February 12, 2009:
Allen and Jean Gordon (Solomon Islands)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Friday, February 13, 2009:
Jonathan and Maria Strickland (Greece)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Saturday, February 14, 2009:
Rufus and Pam Parker (Asia Military Ministries/Japan)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Sunday, February 15, 2009:
Phillip and Sandra Rhodes (Suriname)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Monday, February 16, 2009:
John and Anne Nowacki (France)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Tuesday, February 17, 2009:
Kirby and Mary Parker (Malta./North Africa)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Wednesday, February 18, 2009:
Phil and Twyla Tolstad (Uganda)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Thursday, February 19, 2009:
Henry and Sharon Ritchie (Windward Islands/French Guiana)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Friday, February 20, 2009:
William and Elizabeth Turner (Russia/Ukraine/Kazakhstan)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Saturday, February 21, 2009:
John and Aurelia Hopkins (RD, Central America/Caribbean)

Missionary Prayer Focus for Sunday, February 22, 2009:
Louis and Rosemary Louw (Namibia/Botswana)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Prayer Requests and Praise Reports

Prayer Request
From Randall Richardson (Mauritius, La Reunion, and Seychelles):

One of our preachers' wives has undergone medical test for possible cancer. The results will be known on Friday. Please pray for her and her healing.

Praise Report



Exactly three weeks to the day she suffered a stroke our precious Sister Freeman is home! She has had one miracle after another!

Please continue to pray for her that she will gain her strength and be able to resume her schedule. She depends on her bookings for her income and anything you feel no matter how small will be a blessing to her. It will be some time yet before she is able to resume preaching.

Kneemail will still continue to send out updates and have another video up on You Tube in the next few days.

Any questions or comments can still be emailed to her at

Also Gloria Patton is maintaining Nona Freeman Fans on Everyones Apostolic and posting updates.

We still have .42 Nona Freeman stamps for an offering to Sister Freeman of $5.00. This is an actual US Postage stamp with her picture on it.

PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS..... she is home. Please continue to cover her in prayer and pray for Sandra that she can have strength to take care of Sister Freeman and keep her ministry going. She is the unseen support for Sister Freeman.