ABWE: Live Global
Greetings from North Carolina again. We have just completed a fourth move in less than a year. God has been so good to us in providing temporary housing for our family during these last 8 and a half months. We have relocated to Winston Salem, NC in anticipation of settling down for the long haul. This, of course, is where our sending church is located and it was home before we moved to Latin America 3 years ago. We still have many transitions and decisions ahead of us but I want to reiterate that God has been so good to us.
We have been very encouraged to speak with so many of you about the transition to Live Global. Understandably, you have had more questions (so do we!) but you have been very encouraging and excited about what God is doing. We want to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you for reaching out and encouraging us. Thank you for your continued support with our ministry with ABWE – Live Global. Thank you for praying, giving and standing with the Fletchers. It is only by the strength, grace and mercy of our Heavenly Father that we have even survived the many changes over the last 6 years of missionary service, but God has certainly used you!
We have been very busy since our announcement of the change in ministry. While we stayed with the same agency (ABWE), there still have been certain application and normal regulatory obligations to change ministries. We, a few weeks ago, made a trip to Harrisburg, PA to meet with the leadership team of Live Global and completed our orientation. This was such a time of fellowship and encouragement about not only where Live Global is but perhaps even more so with where Live Global is heading. We thank God for the godly leadership which He has provided.
We have begun, as COVID restrictions allow, to visit supporting churches and new churches alike. We thank God for North Point Baptist in Winston Salem, NC, Belmont Baptist in Mineral, VA, Cedar Grove Baptist in Asheboro, NC for inviting us in to present and preach. We have also been in contact with many of you either via phone calls or Zoom meetings. Please let us know if your state would allow us to come and present and/or visit to share not only our ministry but the many opportunities of our national partners.
We heard stories of the way God is currently using Live Global that absolutely thrill us. We heard about a group of leaders in Cuba that have asked to have further leadership and theological training with the thought of increasing the ministry in Cuba. However, the desire of these men has increased on a global perspective and have acknowledged that Cubans can enter North Korea and they are praying how God might use that access to further the Kingdom work.
We have heard stories of a man whom my father-in-law worked with in Paraguay for many years, who is now a Live Global partner. This is exciting because if you know us well, you know we considered going to Paraguay back in 2008 and the Lord shut that door. We now have an open door to the country in a strategic partnership.
We have also become connected to a team of missionaries from Brazil and Peru whom are partnering in the country of Guyana to plant churches. This is a country that ABWE has longed to open as a new country for North American missionaries for a long time. I have been connected with these brothers to help encourage and come along side of to serve.
Please pray for João Sousa and Fernando Ramos (pictured) and their endeavors to plant more churches. Pray for wisdom as I begin the most important step in the process of building a relationship to pray and encourage and Lord willing, one day make trips to visit and help.
- Clarity in our new direction and ministry.
- God’s provision in housing both in NC and VA over this furlough and transition.
- Continued partnership from you, our partners!
- Continued ministry in our relationships in Colombia.
God’s provision of funds and help of our national partner Julio Gutierrez in shipping a container of our belongings (which is in route).
- Our continual online ministry opportunities.
- For the Lord to provide our difference in monthly financial needs with a deficit of about $2,086 from our previous deficit as well as higher costs of ministry travels.
Prayer for wisdom in managing the global COVID threat and a need to travel to meet new partners
Thank you again for your faithful prayer and financial partnership with our family.