Australia

Plum Creek supports Jim & Becky Newman in Toowoomba, Australia.  Australia has two general groups of people who need Jesus.  1) Much of Australia is considered "Post Christian".  Many of these people know who Jesus is, but have decided not to follow him.  Many of them have hardened hearts.  They need to know the power of Jesus and his love for them.  2) Many people from unreached people groups in southeast Asia travel to Australia. Some come for education and others for employment.  The harvest fields are ripe in Australia... both for revival among those who have turned away from Jesus and those from people who have never heard the name of Jesus spoken.


-Pray for Jim & Becky by name.  Pray that they will have the health, energy, and wisdom to continue their faithful work (20+ years) in Australia.

-Plum Creek will be sending a short-term mission team to Australia for the first time in September 2023.  Pray for that team to be an encouragement to Jim & Becky and the local church.  Pray for them to bring new energy to reaching unreached people in Australia.

-Pray for the local church in Toowoomba.  Pray that they are encouraged in their faith and that they are given courage to reach their neighbors for Jesus.

-Pray for Jim's work to start a new Bible College in Australia that would train up a new generation of pastors for churches in the country.

Guatemala

Plum Creek supports Tom & Sheila Anderson in Jalapa, Guatemala.  Tom & Sheila run the new Puentes Training Center in Jalapa.  Here, Latin American young adults are trained to be missionaries in the least reached places on earth.  These students are trained in English, Fund Raising, and Mission Work.  They learn these skills over the course of a few months.  They then go to an unreached area for an internship.  Once the internship is complete, these students begin raising support to become missionaries.  We are sending missionaries out to the least reach parts of the world from central America.  Plum Creek sent a short-term team to visit Guatemala in 2022.


-Pray for Tom & Sheila by name.  Pray for them to be encouraged by our support and that they continue to grow the Puentes Ministry in Jalapa.

-Pray for the current Puentes students.  They are now beginning their internships in Asia.  Pray that they will be encouraged to continue the work God began in them.

-Pray for the new class of Puentes students who will begin in August.  Pray that even now God will begin raising up a new class for Tom & Sheila to train for mission work.

-Pray for God to raise up an additional missionary to move to Guatemala to help Tom & Sheila with the college.

-Pray for retired teachers in the United States to commit to going to Jalapa for one month each fall to help Tom & Sheila with English training for the students.

Dominican Republic

Plum Creek has supported Eastern Dominican Christian Mission for over 20 years.  What started as one church in La Romana now has grown to 5 churches, medical clinics, water treatment facilities, and schools.  Most of the work in the Dominican Republic has been handed over to indigenous workers who are under the guidance of Ryan Vande Linde, EDCM Director.  Plum Creek plans to take a short-term trip to the DR in 2024.


-Pray for Ryan to have wisdom in how to lead EDCM as the churches continue to raise up indigenous workers and become self-sufficient.

-Pray for Harold Diaz, the emerging indigenous leader of the churches in the DR.

-Pray for EDCM churches to grow in passion for reaching unreached people groups around the world.

-Pray for EDCM leaders to have wisdom in finding ways to become self-sufficient.


North Africa

The work in north Africa is very sensitive.  We can't write the names of our missionaries there... we can't even name the location.  We call it Liberty.  Liberty is a country that is less than 1% Christian.  It is believed that no Christian Churches exist within the country.  Our team on the ground is working to establish a church to reach this people group.  Plum Creek sent a short-term team to Liberty in 2022.


-Pray for the three families of missionaries who are on the ground in Liberty.  Pray for them to be protected from persecution.  Pray that they stay focused and encouraged in this difficult task.

-Pray for the missionaries to identify a location for a "house of prayer" for the people of Liberty.  The team has been working on this for some time.  Pray the house of prayer comes to be in 2023.

-Pray for the team to have the courage to continue boldly proclaiming the name of Jesus in spite of it being illegal to do so in this country.

-Pray for the very first Libertine to be accept Jesus and be baptized in 2023

Nepal

Nepal is in Asia between India and China.  Hinduism is woven into almost every part of Nepali culture.  It is illegal to evangelize in Nepal.  The work there is very sensitive and difficult.  In Nepal, we support a network of mission workers who are training up indigenous workers who are planting churches all over the country.  Just a few years ago, there were only a handful of Christians in Nepal.  Because of this exciting work, the Nepali church is now among the fastest growing in the world.  Plum Creek plans to send a short-term team to Nepal in 2024 or 2025.


-Pray for our efforts to train indigenous pastors for new churches in Nepal.  Pray for the leader of this effort.

-Pray for God to raise up interns from the United States to go survey new locations for churches.

-Pray for God to use Latin American interns to grow the church in Nepal.

-Pray for the new Christians in Nepal - that they would be encouraged and remain strong in their faith in spite of persecution.


Perspectives Class

Plum Creek is hosting the class: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, beginning this Monday.  The purpose of the class is not to make every Christian a missionary, but to get every Christian on mission with God.  God's purpose is to bring glory to himself by bringing all nations back to him.  This class helps participants understand how they can be on that mission no matter where God has placed them.  Plum Creek has 18 participants taking the class this year.


-Pray for the participants of the class to have open minds and hearts to what God is communicating to them about reaching the nations.  Help them to think creatively about what their role is in completing the task of reaching all nations.

-Pray for the speakers as they prepare and travel.  Pray for God to speak clearly through them to help our students learn about what God is doing in the world.

-Pray that because of our class - more unreached people groups will hear about Jesus for the first time.