Thank you so much for continued engagement in this critical ministry! We strongly believe sharing the Gospel is show and tell: tell people that Jesus loves them, show people that Jesus loves them! As our Lord commanded:
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
As you know, we’re not yet in the field; our plan and our prayer is to be ready for permanent placement by Christmas. (We’re also planning a 2-3 week vision trip to Rome in the meantime, just as soon as restrictions relax). Please take the time to read about what’s going on (in Edson, Rome and abroad), and pray with us. We are desperate for your prayers!
The Gospel in Rome
COVID-19 has done everything in its power to interrupt the work of the Gospel in Europe, and boy has that backfired! God, as always, is 10 steps ahead of the rest of us, kicking spiritual doors open wherever windows have been shut! The Kincaids (the family we plan to join) have been working harder than ever. When teaching English has been interrupted, they’ve delivered groceries. When the Agape Centre has been closed, they’ve made house-calls. Praise God, the work of the Gospel not only goes on, it increases in the face of hardship! We can’t wait to join them!
The Gospel in the 10/40 Window
Todd and Christie have also been equipping workers to bring Christ’s love to those living in the 10/40 window! One such worker has been in Bangladesh these last 10 months, leading a house-church with 10-14 people of Muslim, Hindu and Catholic backgrounds. Other brothers in Christ have been enduring persecution from Iran. One recently fled to Sweden, another has been subject to long-term imprisonment for the crime of apostasy (converting to Christianity – please pray).
What a testimony! Not only are our fellow workers sharing the Gospel with those fleeing the 10/40 window, they’re ‘smuggling’ the Gospel right back into the heart of it!
The Gospel in Edson
The Edson Christian Ops Centre (ECOC) continues to be a priority for us as long as we live here. While COVID has interrupted the group’s ability to get together and fellowship with one another, it certainly hasn’t stopped people from reaching out for spiritual, material and emotional support! Grocery runs continue, as do late-night phone calls with people suffering from loneliness and anxiety. We’re so grateful for our partners in this ministry! It will be so exciting to see what they’ve done with it when we return from our first 3-year trip.
How do the McCombs fare? Like anyone else, we’re sick to death of COVID, longing for fellowship, itching to get out of the house (and in Colin’s case, onto a treadmill…). The kids of course miss their friends and deeply miss those kids’ programs at the church that have been closed due to COVID. Nonetheless, home-schooling goes well, Colin’s job security continues for the time-being, and meetings with new ministry partners have really picked up since Christmas!
- Pray for Todd and Christie Kincaid as they continue serve the Great Commission in Rome
- Pray for the workers they’re equipping, especially those now operating in unfriendly territory
- Pray that God motivates more and more people to partner with this ministry
- Pray that God keeps us firmly in fellowship with His Holy Spirit
- Pray for all the unreached people groups of the world, especially those in the 10/40 window
- Pray for refugees suffering physical, spiritual, emotional, sexual abuse and slavery
And Don't Forget!
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