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James & Agape Bermejo Re-assigned October 5, 2017

James & Agape Bermejo JAMES & AGAPE BERMEJO have been re-assigned to serve in Phnom Penh, Cambodia after exhausting all avenues of returning to Singapore. They arrived to a warm welcome by TCM's Team Cambodia on October 3. Julia Liles arrived back from a 2-month furlough in the UK a couple days later to complete the team. International Director, Ben Anderson and Joyce are meeting with Team Cambodia to establish an organizational structure for the work in the city and the rural villages. The Bermejos have been tasked with helping Julia and Myra Omictin develop national leaders and churches in the capital city. Pray for a smooth adjustment and fresh vision for ministry in a new country. Pray for effective working relationships within the Team and with the national leaders.

Maraats Flying to USA Aug 23, 2017

Maraats travelingToday TCM missionaries to Thailand, Genesis and Verna Maraat, along with their son, Josiah, are flying to America via Seoul, South Korea. They will take Josiah to enroll in Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI where their daughter, Andrea is entering her junior year. Genesis and Verna will spend the next 6 months traveling in the USA, visiting friends, churches and partners of Things to Come Mission. Genesis writes: “We will appreciate your prayers for our travel. May God grant us his traveling mercies. May we truly be a testimony of God's grace as we speak to friends and churches. May many become passionate about reaching the unreached for Christ.”

North Brazil Leaders Plan for Growth July 31, 2017

N Brazil leadersTCM-Brazil missionary Joe Campos writes: Praise the Lord for another productive meeting with the leadership of the TCM work in the northeast of Brazil. Training modules were decided for the next trimester. A fund was created among the churches to finance new works, and we also discussed the best way to build a new meeting place for Jardim Jordão church. The highlight of the ministry is the new church plant being developed in São Bento do Una by Pastor Manoel. It is the 5th meeting and we already have 40 people attending. Please join us in prayer for these projects!

Village Church Growth in Cambodia July 30, 2017

Paul RadioPraise the Lord for the completion of the church building in Cheutil Village in time for the 12th Sunday service! Srey Nap (in stripes) came to know Jesus in this center. She has been coming to serve and worship with us ever since. Her grandmother died a few weeks ago and last Sunday she ran to church, asking for an hour of break from her rice planting buddies, to worship. She was gasping while entering the building, praising God for His goodness. Pray that she will become stronger in her faith and will become one of the leaders of the church. Bibles have been distributed to the faithful core group of attendees who have committed to reading them daily. Pray entire families will be added to the church.

Africa Safari in South Africa July 29, 2017

Paul RadioThe Africa Safari group of 4 has been busy since their arrival in South Africa. They helped with a Bible school session and participated in youth services, Sunday services, Bible studies and a school outreach. It’s not all work as they have also gone deep into a gold mine, toured the Apartheid Museum, and eaten a variety of foods. Pray this will be a transformational experience for the Safari group and an encouragement to the Padayhags, Craesmeyers and the South African Grace churches.

Uganda Grace Pastoral Training Resumes July 25, 2017

Paul RadioTCM-Kenya Director, Titus K. Kivilu writes: Thank you for praying for our journey from Kampala where Rev Peter Kagwi and I had a week of fruitful and enriching training and ministry at Uganda Grace Church. We arrived safely though our bus had a little mechanical problem and we had to stop several times for fixing. We count it all joy especially when we see the fruits of our labour in the lives brethren we have reached with the gospel and much more in the lives of our UGPT trainees who are getting ready to do the work of the ministry in Uganda and beyond. We give God the glory!

Radio Outreach in South Africa July 2, 2017

Paul RadioSouth Africa missionary Paul Craesmeyer reports: Pastor Kekana and I had an early start this Sunday. His friend, Pastor Steve, who runs the "Morning Glory" community radio program from 4:00 to 6:30 A.M. had invited us to speak. What a great opportunity it was! Pastor Steve enjoyed what he heard and asked us to come back next Sunday for another radio program, and also to share at his own church service. Pastor Kekana and I are rejoicing with the opportunities and asking the Lord to give us boldness to proclaim the Grace message. Funny thing happened as we were leaving: the pastor who runs the following program arrived and after greeting them, also greeted me by name. Pastor Steve said, "Oh, you already know each other?" "No," he replied, and pointing to his cell phone and earphones, said, "but I was listening!" What an opportunity for spreading the gospel of the grace of God through existing leaders!

Congratulations to the Graduates! July 1, 2017

Mombasa gradsTCM-Kenya Director Titus K. Kivilu writes: It was an honor and privilege to grace and speak at the 5th graduation of the Berean Grace School of Ministry in Mombasa. Thanks to God for the faithfulness of these 11 graduates. Also glory to the Lord for unwavering commitment of Pastor Peter Kagwi to nature and to train such men and women for the ministry. May God use each of you to reach out to the world with grace message that is able to save people from eternal destruction in the lake of fire through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Congratulations!!!

Sanders Join TCM as Missionary Candidates May 30, 2017

Sanders FamilyTCM is excited to welcome Joel and Leah Sanders as new missionary candidates. The Sanders originally hail from Georgia, where Leah’s parents participated in Bible studies led by Pat & Michelle Kilgo. Joel and Leah spent the past several years working at a boys’ ranch in Florida. They believe God is calling them to the mission field, and will spend this year preparing for overseas ministry by taking courses from Berean Bible Institute and serving an internship with Grace Church, Indianapolis. Joel and Leah, along with their children, Enoch and Naomi, are living in the TCM missionary apartment, hearing lots of stories from veteran TCM missionaries while helping out in the office. Joel also has a part-time restaurant job so he’s a busy man! Pray the Sanders will feel at home in this community and the Lord will continue to mold their hearts and minds in response to His call on their lives. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Strategic Church Plant in Voi, Kenya May 29, 2017

Voi CongregationKenya Coast director Pastor Peter Kagwi reports: My trip from Thika to Voi was safe. I thank the Lord for Pastor Patrick Kilei and his family for their humble beginning. The initial stage of church planting has started. Voi Grace Church is located in a very strategic location. Due to the new Standard Gauge Railway from Nairobi to Mombasa, the area is developing every day. Many people are moving there, and we have an open door to reach them with the gospel of the grace of God. On Sunday I shared the Word of God with this group that is so excited with the message of Grace preached and taught daily by Pastor Kilei. After the worship service, Pastor Jacob Doto from Bura GBC in Taita Taveta joined us for the leadership meeting for Voi Grace Team. The planning meeting had the following agenda: Training, Teamwork, Goals, & Challenges. We had good fellowship as well as praying for the new work in this region. I am back in Mombasa. I have joined my wife after leaving her for about one week.

Women's Group Reaches Out to Orphan Teens May 28, 2017

Voi CongregationOn Sunday afternoon after the worship service at Grace Berean Church-Boksburg in South Africa, the Women-of-Grace group along with the Padayhags and some youth from the church drove to Kempton Park to minister in an orphanage for teens. In addition to bags of donated clothing, they brought these orphan teens a very special message. It was such a victorious day because 13 teenagers were saved by God's amazing Grace! Pray for follow-up with these new believers to ground them in the truth of God’s Word.

Gomer & Nene Indino Return to Brazil May 25, 2017

Gomer & Nene IndinoAfter spending the past three months traveling around the eastern USA, visiting churches and contacts and sharing about their ministry in South Brazil, Gomer and Nene Indino flew back to Brazil yesterday. Pray they will fit smoothly back into their church planting and training ministries in Brazil. They will be helping the national leaders plan the national conference for this coming October. They will also endeavor to sell some property TCM owns that has been held up in legal proceedings for many years. Pray for the Indinos as they seek the Lord about handing over their work to the nationals and transferring to a new Portuguese-speaking country.

Pray for Peace in the Philippines May 24, 2017

Philippines map Martial law has been declared on the large southern island of Mindanao in an effort to contain an armed Maute terrorist group that aligns itself with ISIS.  This week they attacked Marawi City in the north central region of Mindanao, setting schools, a church, a city jail and hospital on fire. Government armed forces stationed in the area have been on the defense, so up until now firing is happening between the two groups. Reports have been posted that Maute-captured buildings or grounds have ISIS flags hoisted on them. People have remained indoors, and power and communication lines have been shut down. Please pray peace to be restored and protection over believers and TCM churches in the area.

Robby & Tegwen Heath Accepted as Missionary Candidates May 23, 2017

Robby HeathRobby and Tegwen Heath were accepted as long-term TCM missionary candidates at the recent TCM Board meeting in Indianapolis. The following Sunday Robby shared at Grace Church, Indianapolis how the suffering that he and Tegwen experienced in the death of their son, Rowen, has taught him the importance of focusing on the eternal, not the temporal. He referenced 2 Cor. 4:16-18 and said this is what motivates him to be involved in full-time missionary work: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” Robby and Tegwen, with son Vernon, will spend the summer in Oregon with family before starting deputation in the fall.

Church Planting and Training in Western Kenya May 22, 2017

Sori Church BuildingTCM-Kenya director, Titus K. Kivilu writes: We praise God for fruitful ministries over the weekend in South Nyanza, Western Kenya. It was great blessing for my wife and I to have seminars with the church leaders in Godmirin, Pundo and Sori as well as fellowship and sharing the Word of God with believers in the 3 churches. South Nyanza region has a plan to open a new Grace church in Manguga Market, a strategic market in that area. We pray for God's favor as these brethren preach the gospel in Manguga Market that many people will come to see the light of the gospel and turn to Christ as their personal Savior. On Saturday we launched a Grace Pastoral Training Centre at Sori to train and equip more pastors in that region for the service of the Lord and furtherance of the gospel. It was also impressive to see the new building the believers of Sori GBC has built for the worship and preaching of the word of God. Glory to His name!

Bible School Opening in Myanmar May 21, 2017

Dan BanacMYANMAR GRACE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL (MGTS) will open in June 2017. Training is essential for sustaining the Grace message and supplying laborers in the work of the Lord. Team Myanmar visited some of the Grace Gospel Churches to encourage the believers and challenge them to prepare their young people for the Bible school. Recently, TCM Team-Myanmar missionary, Dan Banac, was privileged to conduct a series of Bible studies in Watkaw, Mindone, Magway division. A 3-year-old Grace church there is hungry for the Grace message and susceptible to false teachings. Let us pray for the opening of our Bible school and churches that partner with MGTS. Thank you very much! We really appreciate it!

Fresh Initiatives in North Brazil May 20, 2017

CamposTCM-Brazil North missionary, Joe Campos organized a meeting of leaders in their fellowship of churches. He enthusiastically wrote: Our pastors reported tremendous things that God is doing in our midst. By the grace of God all of our churches are growing both numerically and spiritually. New plans were made for the continued growth of our ministry here. New literature projects are underway. Modules for our Bible Institute are scheduled. Many evangelistically meetings are planned. Please, join us in prayer for these efforts!

99 New Churches Planted in the Philippines May 19, 2017

Philippine churchTCM IMPACT 2017 church growth program covered a five-year period (April 2012-March 2017). The goal: to plant 115 new churches in the Philippines. After five years, the Lord has blessed the program with 99 new churches planted! Annual reports of “TCM IMPACT” had been encouraging since the inception of the program. The following new churches were planted in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao: 20 in 2013; 23 in 2014; 14 in 2015; 27 in 2016; and, 17 in 2017, or a total of 99 new churches planted over the span of five years! This means “TCM IMPACT” is only short of 16 from the target (115--99=16). We are extending one more year (April 2017-March 2018) this church growth program to give it a chance of reaching the target of 115 churches planted before we celebrate our 60th TCM Founding Anniversary & Thanksgiving Celebration in 2018.

New Outreach in Cambodia May 18, 2017

Cambodia study venue TCM-Cambodia missionary, Ariel Mahilum writes: Will appreciate your prayers for the opening of Cheutil Grace Center tomorrow. 37 students will share this place in three different sessions and levels for English Conversation, Intro to computer, Practical Music and Bible study from Tuesday to Saturday. My wife Faith and I are the teachers. May the Lord grant us a harvest for His glory!

 

Flood Destruction in Mombasa May 16, 2017

Mombasa building damagePastor Peter Kagwi, director of TCM-Kenya’s Coast work, reports: “This morning my heart is broken with news that the wall of our church/ministry center in Mombasa has collapsed.” Despite strong reinforcement when the wall was rebuilt after being destroyed in a previous mudslide, the wall collapsed when a neighbor’s heavy concrete construction materials shifted due to flooding and crashed into the ministry center wall. Click on the picture to see a larger image.

Pastor Peter continues, “Friends we ask for your prayers at this time. We have been raising funds in preparation to put cement on the floor but now this challenging tragedy has happened. Pray for God's intervention as we plan the next step for us to continue using the building. I have suspended the Bible school training temporarily because everything is in a mess. A number of chairs and tables got destroyed and covered by the heap of debris inside. Give thanks to the Lord that during the incident no one inside the building.” For information about this project, click here. To give a donation, click on Donate in the right sidebar menu. To read about Pastor Peter’s work, click on the International Harvest magazine cover (right) and read page 6-7.

Back to School in Myanmar May 15, 2017

Filipino tricycleTCM Team Myanmar missionary, Dan Banac writes: We thank God for granting my family the 70 days business visa for us to return to our country Myanmar to resume our language study! Likewise, we are preparing for the opening of "MYANMAR GRACE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL" this 1st week of June 2017. We recently created a School Board to run this new Bible School with new set of officers, new curriculum, and new faculty members. Please help us pray about this new challenge in this country where the language barrier is our prime concern. Thank you very much for all your support! May the name of Jesus Christ be exalted in Myanmar through the revelation of the Mystery! (Click on the picture for a larger image of Team Myanmar planning with Pastor Kenneth Ling.)

Filipino Pastor Loses Finger in Accident May 1, 2017

Filipino tricyclePastor Carlos Adrales, a veteran minister with TCM-Philippines serving Ilocanos in Laoag Province, northern Philippines, set out on March 23 for one of his regular Bible studies with eager employees of the Rusi Motorcycle Company. He was riding a “tricycle” (motorbike with side-car pictured left, a common mode of public transportation), when a Jeep bumped his sidecar causing Carlos to strike the pavement. His left hand was smashed and the flesh torn apart. No x-ray was available at the first hospital. The doctor at the second hospital struggled to close the flesh but the bones were so badly broken that Carlos' ring finger was amputated. He was discharged from the hospital after two days but the pain remains. Carlos’ wife, Milagros writes, "It is a real joy for him to be able to continually share the message of God's Grace with employees who testify they are now assured of their salvation." Pray for Pastor Carlos' recovery.

59th National Conference April 26, 2017

Conference posterTCM-Philippines is celebrating its 59th National Conference this week! The conference is taking place in Legazpi in full view of beautiful Mayon Volcano, the world’s most perfect volcanic cone. The keynote guest speaker is former TCM missionary to the Philippines, John Shriver. Ben Anderson and Ariel Mahilum are also featured speakers on the theme "Mobilizing the Local Church for Action." All the missionary trainees enrolled in this year’s Grace Theological Center for Mission are present. Pray this will be an inspirational time for all who attend. Click on the image for a larger view.

Rowen Heath Memorial April 20, 2017

Sophal and babyA memorial service for Rowen Heath was held at International Grace Bible Institute in Tagum City, Philippines where Rowen's family lived, worked and studied over the past year, and a mango tree was planted at the burial site in his memory. TCM short-termer, Janae Brown wrote, “I was so touched when Robby got up and spoke. The room was somber and silent as our hearts intently listened to his explanation about how we always plan, but things don't always go according to plan. In the midst of such struggle, we're not to lose focus of our goal in ministry, but to be determined and press on; ministering to lost souls in the regions beyond. I'm encouraged and motivated by this strong family that continues to press on, despite hardships and trials faced on the mission field. They give me such courage. To see how much stronger they're becoming through this situation has inspired my life as a missionary as well. James and Agape Bermejo offered a song to the Lord titled, ‘Press On.’ The Lord knew how much we needed to hear that song.”

Sophal's Cancer Treatment April 19, 2017

Sophal and babyTCM Cambodia missionary, Julia Liles sent this update: Currently Sophal is doing well, all things considered! She has taken time to rest in the village with her parents who are also taking care of baby Reik at this time. Sophal must now undergo 6 more chemo sessions with a new, stronger medication. The last batch of 6 has not reduced the tumor to the doctors satisfaction, so they cannot operate to remove it at this stage. Sophal has mentioned lack of energy but it's amazing to see how she continues to praise God and trust in Him for her future. At our recent National Conference, Sophal was one of the church members who stepped forward to commit her life for service to God- whatever the cost! She was tearful but smiling, as were we. Thank you for your loving support and interest in Sophal's life-it means a lot.

Training Trainers in Kenya April 17, 2017

Trainers workshopTCM-Kenya Director, Titus Kivilu writes, “We had a great time over the weekend held here in Thika leading the workshop for training pastors to be trainers. We praise God for the 15 trainers who were able to attend this very important workshop. Of most importance is that all of the 5 regions where we have GBC churches were represented. Pastor Peter Kagwi and I facilitated the workshop and we were so grateful for such an opportunity to share our expertise, experiences and inspiration with these pastor trainers. We are so grateful that now we have a sufficient workforce for the training ministry in Grace Bible Churches which will enable us to expand this ministry to more places. We remain focused on training more pastors and church leaders for the service of the Lord. Glory to His name!”

Rowen Heath is with Jesus April 10, 2017

Rowen HeathOn Saturday, April 8, Rowen’s mom, Tegwen Heath announced, “To all our precious family, friends and prayer warriors, it is with incredible emotion that we inform you that Rowen passed away this morning. Robby and I were holding his hands and singing ‘my chains are gone’ as his spirit went to be with the Lord. We are heartbroken but are so grateful to God for making a way for Rowen to be whole again. ‘But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ 2 Cor. 15:57”

The Litex Grace Gospel Church in Manila hosted a memorial service for Rowen, Sunday night, April 9. Tegwen commented, “We're sure Rowen is celebrating in heaven, but our grief is no less intense. [The memorial service] was a difficult thing for a parent to attend but it was such a comfort to reflect on the impact Rowen's short life had on so many people. He brought people closer to God and to each other. He brought honor and glory to the name of the Lord. He reminded me that all people are precious in His sight and that we should be just as fervent in prayer for the salvation of every soul.”

Thank you for praying for Rowen. We believe the Lord, in His great wisdom and compassion, answered those prayers by mercifully delivering Rowen from a long road of further suffering. Please uphold his precious family, Robby, Tegwen & Vernon Heath, as they mourn this separation from him, return to Tagum to pack up and say their good-byes, and make decisions about their future. Condolence cards and gifts can be sent to the Heaths through TCM here.

Praying for a Miracle! April 6, 2017

Rowen HeathRowen Heath, infant son of TCM missionaries, Robby and Tegwen Heath, remains in critical condition at the Philippine Heart Center in Manila. Rowen underwent open heart surgery on March 16, but the surgeon has not been able to close his chest due to swelling that would put too much pressure on his heart. Rowen has now developed pneumonia making the prognosis even more grim. However, we believe in a life-giving Almighty God whose arm is not too short to save, so we continue to pray for a miracle while trusting Rowen completely into His hands. Pray the God of Peace will envelop Rowen’s family in this extremely stressful time of Rowen’s life hanging in the balance.

Rowen's hospital bills, though much cheaper in the Philippines than they would be in the US, are not covered by insurance and are mounting every day. Praise God for family and friends who have already contributed several thousand dollars to help defray these costs! Others who would like to donate may do so here and receive a tax-deductible receipt. (Note that credit card donations are charged a 2% fee by the electronic server, so checks are preferred whenever possible.)

Hannah Wangari Update: Leg Amputation April 5, 2017

Hannah WangariHannah Wangari, a student at TCM's Bible school in Kenya was hit by a motorcycle last October and severely fractured both legs. She has been hospitalized ever since. TCM-Kenya Director, Titus Kivilu, shared this heart-breaking update: "I was at the church where Hannah worships (Gikoe GBC) last weekend. I got news about her but it was not good. After examination of her left leg the doctor said the broken bone had died and couldn't be fixed so it had to be amputated. That has been done, and she will need an artificial leg after she heals. The right leg is continuing to heal after she had surgery to fix the bone to a rod. The church friends and relatives are organizing a fund raiser on April 15 to raise the money for the hospital bill which is estimated to be $4850. Her hospital insurance may pay about $2000. Surely she needs a lot of prayers for recovery and for the money to pay the bill." Anyone who feels led to contribute may do so here. Please designate your gift Kenya-Hannah Wangari. Thank you!

33 Students March in IGBI Graduations April 4, 2017

IGBI graduatePraise the Lord for 145 students enrolled in TCM’s four International Grace Bible Institutes (IGBI) in the Philippines during the 2016-2017 school year. Of this number, 33 graduated in March: IGBI-Tagum City = 19; IGBI-Ozamiz City = 11; IGBI-Cauayan City = 2; IGBI-Bataan = 1. Prior to graduation, they served internships in the field, which means they were assigned in the churches under their senior pastors to help and experience church ministry activities. May the Lord empower these new graduates and use them mightily for His glory!

GTCM Starts Next Week! March 30, 2017

IGBI Tagum Grace Theological Center for Mission (GTCM) is Things to Come Mission's intensive 2-month missionary training program. This year GTCM will take place on the campus of IGBI-Tagum, our Bible school in southern Philippines. The trainees hail from Indonesia, Philippines and USA. Orienation and opening ceremonies take place this coming Sunday, April 2. TCM International Director, Ben Anderson, will commence training with a week of instruction on the Theology of Mission. Pray the Lord will speak to the hearts of the trainees through these courses. Pray for stamina for all through April and May as the schedule is rigorous.

Forging partnership in Myamnar March 27, 2017

Myanmar Leadership meetingTeam Myanmar's Dan Banac writes, "Great day! We believe that the National leaders and Team Myanmar are both happy for the fruitful results of our first leadership meeting represented by the six local pastors and some of the newly graduated pastors. It is the Holy Spirit who works behind us all. We praise God for this declaration of clear partnership between TCM and the Nationals. Ministry is not sponsorship but rather a partnership. (Philippians 1:5)

Growth for TCM-Uganda March 26, 2017

Peter Kagwi trainingTCM-Kenya leaders, Titus Kivilu and Peter Kagwi made the long road trip to Uganda once again to provide pastoral training for TCM-Uganda church members. Pastor Titus writes: We thank God for safe journey for Pastor Peter and myself from Kampala, Uganda back to Nairobi. We had a great time and opportunity to train in Uganda Grace Pastoral Training (UGPT) and to minister to the brethren in Uganda Grace Gospel Church of Christ. We praise God for the UGPT students who are very brilliant and noble Bible students who are searching Scriptures daily like the Bereans (Acts 17:11). We were encouraged by their testimonies that the Holy Spirit is enlightening them with great truths from the Bible and they are ready to convey it to others. On Sunday I ministered at UGGCC in Luzira Kampala and Pastor Peter and Elder Livingstone went to minister to a new Grace fellowship in Nabasumba which has over 25 people who are meeting every Sunday to worship God and to learn the Grace message. We greatly appreciate all your prayers.

Bible school expands in South Africa March 25, 2017

Paul Bible school classGrace Berean Bible School (GBBS) in South Africa is expanding! In addition to the main Boksburg campus, two satellite schools have been opened in Tshepisong and Shoshanguve. TCM missionaries Dean Padayhag and Paul Craesmeyer are actively involved in teaching the courses alongside national leaders. Their wives work hard preparing the Bible school materials and doing the registration paperwork. Dean writes, “It’s so rewarding to see students learning the truth and growing in their relationship with the Lord.”

Heath newborn facing open heart surgery March 15, 2017

Rowen HeathRowen Heath, brand new son of TCM short-term missionaries to the Philippines Robby and Tegwen Heath, and grandson of Ben and Joyce Anderson, was born last week with a congenital heart defect: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. This tiny infant was airlifted from Davao to Manila last Sunday and will undergo open heart surgery on Thursday afternoon, March 16 (Philippine time is 12 hours later than USA Eastern Time). They have the best surgeon in the country, but this remains a very high risk operation with a high mortality rate. If successful, two more surgeries will be required over the next couple years. Pray our Almighty God will do a miracle of restoration for Rowen. Pray for His abiding peace to be with the Heath and Anderson families throughout this ordeal. May God be glorified!

Update on Sophal's cancer treatment March 14, 2017

Sophal chemotherapyTCM Team Cambodia missionary Ariel Mahilum sent this update about Sophal who is undergoing chemotherapy for rectal cancer. “I just came back from visiting Sister Sophal at the hospital after receiving a message that she threw up many times in her 6th chemo session. This did not happen in her previous chemo sessions. I prayed for her and her husband Pastor Chrrorn. At the end of this month Sophal needs to undergo a rectal operation followed by another 6 chemotherapy treatments. We trust in the Lord in all times and believe that everything has purpose for His glory and honor. All praise goes to Him alone and thanksgiving to those who prayed and gave.” Continue praying for full healing for Sophal. Thank you to all who gave so generously toward her medical treatment! We have reached and exceeded our fund-raising goal for her.

Pray healing for Hannah in Kenya March 13, 2017

Hannah WangariTCM-Kenya Director, Titus Kivilu shared this very moving story: Pastors Peter Kagwi, Samuel Mwangi and myself had a blessed ministry at Ndururi GBC in Nyahururu last weekend. On our way back we met Pastor Paul Kinyua in Nyeri and went together to Consolata Hospital to see sister Hannah Wangari who has been hospitalized since October last year after she had an accident where she was knocked down by a motorcycle and got very bad fractures in both legs. Hannah's faith and confidence in the Lord amazed us all. Though she is in a very difficult situation her heart was full of praise and thankfulness to God for who God is and what He has done for her. Before Hannah had the accident she was continuing with Grace Pastoral Training at TCM’s Thika centre. We were encouraged that she is sharing the word of God and the saving grace with her fellow patients in the hospital. Pray that God will heal Hannah and get her out of the hospital. (click on picture to see larger image)

Partnership of TCM African Leaders February 22, 2017

Mdluli, Kagwi, KiviluPastor William Mdluli, National Coordinator of TCM-South Africa visits Kenya to meet with TCM-Kenya national leaders, Pastors Titus Kivilu and Peter Kagwi among others, and TCM-Uganda leaders, Pastors Philip Walendo and Stephen Cwinyaai. The visit began with an evangelistic outreach in Nakuru, during which 8 people put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. After attending the funeral of Pastor Titus’ mother, Pastor Mdluli traveled to Mombasa and met with the Coast regional pastors. His visit will culminate in a TCM Africa leaders meeting February 23-24. It's our prayer that from this meeting the objective of unity and strengthening our ministries will be the priority as we look forward to reach the unreached countries in Africa. Praise the Lord for this cooperation and partnership!

Cancer Diagnosis in Cambodia February 2, 2017

Sophal & babyTCM Team Cambodia missionary, Julia Liles writes, " I would like to raise awareness of the need for prayer for this precious family. Assistant Pastor Chhron and wife Sophal have recently become parents to their son Riek. However, much to everybody's shock Sophal has just been diagnosed with Stage 2 Rectal Cancer. Times like these are never easy and I'm just thankful that this couple share the comfort of Christ together and have a supportive church and family back in the village too. Sophal is an incredible witness of God's faithfulness and I am inspired by her courage at this challenging time. Please would you pray with us or send messages of support to this lovely family... We are currently raising funds for the medical fees to help contribute to the high cost of Chemo treatment... If your heart is burdened to get involved please contact either myself or Things to Come Mission. Thank you for your involvement in the lives of others in faith and love." TCM missionary, Ariel Mahilum, said this of the couple when he performed their marriage ceremony: "Pastor Chhrorn Sorn found Jesus while staying in our college dormitory in the capital and committed his life to serve the Lord while studying in college in an assistant pastor capacity. Sophal is one of the pioneers of TCM Cambodia. She is a scholar of our student's assistance program and has been one of the strongest pillars of the church."

Learning Burmese January 18, 2017

Kenya groupTCM Team Myanmar missionaries, Dan and Amy Banac write: “We are learning basic Burmese in a language school but we needed a tutor. We are thankful for Wan [pictured foreground with Amy behind], our Thai friend and classmate for teaching us more. We've learned a lot. She feels like part of the Banac family now. She visits our house and often eats with us. Please pray that she will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ in a very personal and intimate way. We are also thankful to God that we speak better English, for many nationalities want to learn more English through us. We consider this an advantage for sharing the Grace gospel. Thank you our senders and supporters for your share in the mission field through your earnest prayers. Blessings!”

 

Evangelism and Revival in Central Kenya! January 17, 2017

Kenya groupPastor Titus Kivilu, national director of TCM-Kenya, writes: “I thank God for the two days evangelistic and revival mission last weekend at Machakos town which was organized by Kenya Grace Bible Church (GBC) pastors from Nairobi region. Seven people prayed to receive Christ as their personal savior and a great revival to the believers was experienced. Pray for Daniel, the pastor of Machakos GBC, and his wife as they do follow-up and help these new converts to continue growing in the Lord. Glory to the name of the Lord!  ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!’”

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