Papua New Guinea
Steve and Kim Blewett are advisors for translating the Bible into the Rapoisi language of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea. Kim is also providing computer consulting to various translation teams and supporting the SILAS Bible draft printing system. She has been helping to develop computer solutions for mother tongue translators living in remote locations around the world.
Today about 200 million people do not have the Bible in their own language. Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision a reality, Wycliffe also focuses on community development, literacy development and church partnerships.
Bill and Linda Dickson are committed to the vision of Global Mapping International (GMI) which is to see information play its proper role in promoting mission and in getting the mission planned and done. They believe that the right information, in appropriate formats, readily available to the right people, makes all the difference in carrying out God's mission in the world.
GMI is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the cause of world evangelization through applied mission research, mapping and publishing. GMI is focused on producing and presenting world-class research to fuel emerging mission movements and leaders.
Andy and Sunjong Elliot are Youth With A Mission (YWAM) team members. Andy serves as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Field Director for Asia/Pacific and as the Database Administrator for the International Communications Network for YWAM International located in Colorado Springs.
The YWAM ministry is comprised of people of all ages, from over 149 nations, united in a common passion to know God and to make him known. This is achieved by partnering with churches and lay leaders in the Body of Christ to create awareness and by sending out short-term outreach teams.
Curt and Karen Fenz are committed to the purpose of this ministry, which is to help build spiritual movements so everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus Christ. Curt serves 1000+ staff by providing computer support in the East European Office of Campus Crusade. Karen serves as a student services coordinator and teaches in the local International Christian School.
The Campus Crusade for Christ ministry is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others.
Please pray for the region based on recent tragedy and events in Poland. Here is an email excerpt from the ministry's Polish Area Director:
The country of Poland suffered a great tragedy on Saturday, April 10. The President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, First Lady and about 30 political and military leaders were killed in a plane crash in Smolensk, Russia. All together 96 people died in the crash. Among them were vice-marshals of both houses of parliament, several significant parliamentarians, the heads of several national institutions, the leaders of several branches of the Polish army. They were going to Katyn, Russia, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of a massacre of 22,000 Polish officers (prisoners of war) that took place in 1940.
As you can imagine, the whole country is in the state of shock. This is the greatest tragedy for the nation after World War II. Please pray for the Polish nation that God would use this tragic event to open people's hearts to His gospel. He is still on His throne and only He can provide a lasting foundation for both life and death. Also, please pray for the Polish ministry that God would grant them wisdom in the response to this tragedy.
Nathan and Catherine George lead the Trade as One ministry, which exists as a fair trade certified business to provide a route to the US market for fair trade and missional businesses in the developing world. Missional businesses would include "business as mission" operations, businesses that are founded by Christians who use their business to bring good news to the poor. Its mandate is to both educate and inspire "missional consumers" in America to use their consumer dollars to bring economic opportunity to people living in extreme poverty, those who have been freed from human trafficking, and those suffering with HIV.