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Missions Opportunity

Posted by Rick on January 20, 2009

We have received the following letter from Martin Whipple:

martin-whipple

January 19, 2009

Dear Friends of Immanuel Southern,

Happy New Year and God Bless You!  This past year has been absolutely amazing.  God has been at work here in Enid, Oklahoma.  Our church, Emmanuel Baptist, has ministered to countless numbers of people through conferences, revivals, church camps, vacation bible school, our annual Christmas Pageant, and local missions.   I have participated in these various ministry opportunities and have been tremendously blessed.

We have been given another ministry opportunity.  March 12-23, 2009, Emmanuel Baptist, is taking a group of 11 people, teenagers and adults, to Tokyo, Japan.  While there,   we will be ministering to children through vacation bible school, day camps and bible studies.   The children will range from pre-kindergarten through teens.  These children and youth are special to us because their parents are missionaries who have been called to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Japan.

While their parents are participating in training and teaching seminars to help them as they continue their work spreading the good news of Jesus Christ, we will be teaching, training, encouraging, and loving the children.  This in turn will build stronger young people who can help and support their parents in telling others around the world about Jesus.

I am writing this letter to ask for your support.  …  First, I need people to begin praying right now for this mission trip.  Pray for our team as we travel.  Pray for our safety.  Pray that we can be a vessel used by God for His glory.  Pray for the children and youth to whom we will be ministering.  Pray that they may hear His word.  Secondly, we need financial support.  It is the responsibility of each team member to obtain the funds for this trip.  The cost of the trip is $2,500.00 per person. …

As I asked earlier, please pray for the team and me as we prepare to share the love of Jesus by strengthening and encouraging those who have been called to spread His Word around the world.  Please pray for foreign missions.

Sincerely,

[Martin Whipple]

Martin was the Worship Leader for our Spring Revival last year.  We will be taking up a special offering for him this next Sunday.  Make your tax deductible checks out to Immanuel Southern with the notation of “Japan Trip” and we will make sure the money is sent to his home church in Enid.  If you have any questions, please contact Bro Rick.

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