Praise Report on Cuba Trip
Thank the Lord for the spiritual harvest during the team’s recent trip to Cuba. In Villa Clara, Cuba, 156 people made new professions of faith in Christ. The team also participated in baptizing 31 new believers. The team and our partners proclaimed the gospel and shared Christ’s love in 11 different evangelistic gatherings. Please pray for all the believers there and the 10,000(!) house churches in the country. Pray also for those congregations, the church planters, and the mission leaders, including our brothers Manny, Pedro, Andy, and Yaniel.
Death of Leading Evangelist in Burundi
Our dear brother, Daniel Ndikumazambo, the national leader of the work of our partner in Burundi, has died in a car accident. Some years ago, Daniel had left neighboring Rwanda to spread the gospel and start churches in Burundi. As a result of his work, there are now 100 house church pastors in Burundi. Thank the Lord for the faithful service of this brother of ours, and please pray for his wife and children and all the believers that Daniel led and inspired.
Upcoming Trip to India
Please pray for the planning and preparations for our trip to India in March/April 2017. Please let us know if you can join us on this or another of our evangelistic mission trips next year. We are now also scheduled to go to Africa June 9-18 and back to Cuba November 4-11.
Ongoing Training of Congolese Leaders
Please pray for the ongoing training in Rwanda of leaders from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“D.R. Congo,” formerly known as Zaire). Please also pray for all the pastors and believers in the D.R. Congo during a time of great political instability and uncertainty there.
Praise for Successful Training in Chad
Thank the Lord for the recent training there led by our brother Leo. According to the first reports, seven people have made professions of faith in Christ, 10 new small groups have been formed in prisons, and 3 other groups have been formed in houses and a mechanic shop.
Due to the generosity of a donor, all new gifts to Doulos through December 31 will be matched, until we reach the matching goal of $20,000. We are over halfway there! Please consider making an additional gift before the end of the year. We sincerely appreciate the support of all of our partners and supporters.
Praise and Prayer Request from One of Our Leaders
Josh and Courtney Clarke are thrilled and very thankful to be expecting their fourth child. In addition to praying for another healthy pregnancy and delivery, please pray for the sale of their house in Jackson, TN, to help ease their transition to Birmingham (and reduce their drive time!).
Please pray for persecuted Christians and churches around the world, especially in Syria and Iraq.
During this joyful season, let us all remember to thank the Father for sending to us and to the whole world the very first and perfect Christmas gift. Let us also ask the Father to send Him again (Revelation 22:20) and to prepare us for His Second Advent. Let us all live expectantly and watchfully as the Lord has commanded us. (Mark 13:36-37)