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As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 PETER 4:10

Grace River desires to faithfully be used by God for His mission to reach the lost, mend the broken, uplift the downtrodden, and feed the hungry. This happens right in our surrounding communities, across New England, and around the world. Join us on Christ's grand mission and partner with these meaningful ministries in financial and prayer support. 

ANN & BILL CLEMMER

Democratic Republic of the Congo & South Sudan

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WHO WE ARE. Ann and Bill reside in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the Congo-Rwanda border where they serve as regional consultants and work with IM partners Heal Africa and IMA World Health in the town of Goma. Bill provides counsel to health care workers, hospitals, and clinics that provide life-saving maternal and child health services while Ann supports educational and relief services to orphans and vulnerable children. The Clemmers began their service with International Ministries in 1993 and have served in DRC, South Sudan, and Haiti.

HOW TO PRAY. Please pray for an end to the deadly Ebola outbreak and for those who have lost parents and children, and thus live in fear and in grief, that they will be comforted. Please pray for the children of Goma, those abandoned on the streets, the vulnerable and forgotten that they will know that God loves them and has prepared a place for them. Please join us in acknowledging how good and faithful God has been to meet not only our needs, but to provide the tools and blessings, enabling us to continue to touch lives in the name of Jesus.

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NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS MINISTRIES (NAIM)

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WHO WE ARE. We are a community of believers serving Jesus Christ in a variety of capacities throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in Western Canada, and Washington State, Montana, and New Mexico in the USA. An increasing number of staff are First Nations Native believers. NAIM is a multicultural team that exists to glorify God through building the Church by making disciples among North American Indigenous peoples, to reach the world for Christ. Although the words “evangelism” and “discipleship” are not in our mission statement, “making disciples” is all about evangelism and discipleship. This is the bread and butter of who we are.

HOW TO PRAY. 

  • Please pray for the youth in Maskwacis, that they will know that unexplainable peace of God. 

  • Pray that they be faithful to learning from the Bible.

  • Pray that they become disciples of Christ rather than disciples of people.

  • Pray we have wisdom and clarity in how to encourage and teach.

  • Pray for a healthy and reinvigorated change in first nations youth leaders everywhere. We could all use some invigorating change and support in each other. 

  • Please pray for Dene's pregnancy.  She is due in March, and is having a baby boy. 

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The Eeles' Latest Newsletter 

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Dene + Isaac 

GREATER THINGS MINISTRIES

WHO WE ARE. Greater Things Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit para church organization engaged in evangelism, discipleship, and community service. We operate primarily in two locations: Navotas City Philippines, and Charlestown, NH. We are governed by a five-member, independent board, that pledge to use all funds received to fulfill our mission in the most fiscally responsible way possible. We consider the donations we receive as God’s money, not ours.

HOW TO PRAY. 

  • Please continue to pray for the GTM store in Charlestown, NH.  With the $19,800 in sales last year, they were able to provide weekly food to the backpack program in Charlestown for the elementary schools and middle school.  They also provided 50 hygiene packs at Christmas, and baby bags for the Springfield Parent Child Center.  The Dayspring Pregnancy Center was given ten homemade baby blankets. 

  • Please pray for the GTM in the Philippines to find the right pastor and work out the details for a new church in Marcel. 

  • Please pray as they recruit more volunteers locally, raise funds to keep up with their growth, and listen to the Holy Spirit on how to best implement God's plans for them. 

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JEWS FOR JESUS

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WHO WE ARE. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up primarily of Jewish people, as well as other followers of Jesus who are committed allies of the Jewish people. Our staff promote Jewish faith in Jesus, facilitate Jewish community, and provide local services. Our staff come from diverse Jewish backgrounds—some were raised Orthodox Jewish, some nominally Jewish. We’re artists, parents, doctors, and former IDF soldiers. But we have one thing in common: we all believe Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah our prophets foretold.

HOW TO PRAY. 

  • God"s blessing on our twenty all-out evangelistic outreaches throughout this year

  • Tara to grow in her new faith and ability to face her unique challenges

  • Many Christians to be encouraged and inspired to share their faith through Avi's book

  • God's provision of the next generation of Jews for Jesus missionaries, and the partners they will need to support them

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Retired Ministers and Missions (RMMO)

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WHO WE ARE. 

During these unprecedented times, we have learned new ways to transform, exist and embody the kingdom with the same goal in mind−to reflect the gospel.  Through the deep commitment and faith of the church, great efforts have been made to remain connected and build relationships within their congregations and community.  The Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) acknowledges and appreciates the extraordinary commitment of such church leaders, congregants, and missionaries.

 

To honor this annual tradition, we chose, “Transformed by Generosity” as our theme with supporting scripture from 2 Corinthian 3:18: “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit”.

 

This timely theme lifts up the true strength and perseverance of ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses who have devoted 15 or more years of service to the American Baptist family.

 

To support your congregation’s efforts to organize RMMO, we provided a combination of printed and online marketing materials. Through RMMO, we hope you are inspired to give to those who continue to transform and embody the spirit of Christ. We thank you.

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TEEN CHALLENGE NEW ENGLAND

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WHO WE ARE. Teen Challenge is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful program of its kind in the world. Teen Challenge New England serves individuals and families in the six New England states and New Jersey by providing Christian faith-based, long term residential recovery homes for more than 400 adults and adolescents and outreach and drug prevention programs to children and youth in schools and local communities. Through Teen Challenge, sons and daughters are restored and reunited with their once heartbroken families torn apart by their loved one’s past drug and alcohol addiction. 

HOW TO PRAY. Praise the Lord for providing a brand-new 9,000 sq. foot home for teens and young women battling addiction. This home will help women from RI, MA, and CT in their recovery. Please pray for the addicted teens and young women who come to one of the homes; may the come to the Lord and become sober. Continue to pray for staffing for each of the 7 homes located throughout New England and New Jersey. 

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