April 5, 2020 Rev. Bill & Aletha Green – Costa Rica The drastic measures taken by the government for the COVID-19 virus, combined with the complete collapse of the tourism industry, is plunging Costa Rica into what looks like a coming severe depression. Already members of our church and school are without work. Even though our school continues classes by internet, many parents won't be able to pay. Church members are already asking for assistance with food. Please keep our church and school community in prayer, as we try to get organized to deal with the crisis. Please check urcnnamissions.org for regular updates on our missionaries and the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 12, 2020 Rev. Matt & Anne Marie Van Dyken – Tepic, Mexico 1. Give thanks that we (Van Dykens and Bouts) could travel back and forth to Mexico and are now quarantined in our homes. 2. Pray for us in Tepic as the COVID-19 situation begins to affect the city. 3. Pray that the Lord may provide for us and grant us wisdom and love as a church, as most people do not have savings. 4. Pray that the Gospel may go forth powerfully in these days of closed yet open doors!
April 19, 2020 Rev. Rich & Yukyung Bultje – Niagara Falls, ON 1. The purchase of a new building is dependent on us getting the building rezoned and now that city hall is closed, we are not sure if we will be able to get it rezoned in time. Pray that things will work out and we will be able to accept whatever our Lord allows. 2. We have many elderly people who have come to faith and live on their own with no family accept the church family. Pray that they can still be ministered to in a good and healthy way. 3. Pray that our life streaming services would be a blessing to all the members as well as those who have visited us at times or know about us through the different outreach events we have had in the past. Pray that as they join us in worship they would be encouraged in Christ, as we all deal with the COVID19 virus. 4. Pray that the many Bible studies that are now done via the phone will be a blessing both for members and seekers.
April 26, 2020 Rev. Rich and Margaret Kuiken - Pennsylvania 1. Praise God for the fact that April 2020, marks the one-year anniversary of our worshiping together as the Pocono Reformed Bible Church. 2. Praise God that our "fledgling flock" has been blessed with a mixture of young families, children, singles and more aged saints. 3. Praise God for a high level of "morale", "congregational commitment", and much love and care for one another as well as excitement for the Reformed faith. 4. Praise God for the provision of a more conducive worship facility. 5. Please pray that the Lord will provide the $34,000.00 in "outside funding" which our 2020 budget calls for while praising God for the "above-budget" giving of our folks. 6. Please pray that the coronavirus restrictions which are preventing our worshiping together will not "sabotage" the momentum we had been enjoying with increasing worship attendance by visitors.