". . . being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" --Philippians 1:6
January 16, 2008 Colombia: Rod Guptill and Jarvis Ferguson as they are in Colombia for the National Conference and the 60th anniversary celebration (68 years since the first missionaries arrived). Pray that God will move in hearts for decisions that will be made and leadership that will be elected.
The Lord continues to use the JESUS film ministry in the towns, villages, and cities of Colombia. In 2008 the JESUS film was shown 58 times with 1775 people making decisions to follow Jesus. The JESUS film team had the opportunity to share the gospel with a settlement of former paramilitary soldiers who were being reintegrated into society. Forty prayed with team members to commit their lives to Christ. Many new believers are being discipled and new churches have been planted. Over the past two years God has used the JESUS film ministry to bring people to Christ and to plant new congregations in the Occidental District of The Wesleyan Church in Colombia. Seven new congregations have been started with the assistance of the churches in Colombia and church planting funds from the Florida District in North America. Praise God! Continue to pray for the JESUS film ministry in Colombia, which makes these ministry opportunities possible. -- Rod and Joy Guptill, GP regional director for Colombia and Venezuela
Ibero-American Wesleyan Fellowship ◊ Rev. Richard West -- Coordinator Global Partners, as the international arm of The Wesleyan Church, partners with Wesleyan churches in the Africa, Latin America, and Pacific areas while expanding ministry in Asia, Europe, and the Muslim world.