Elmira Baptist Church
Missionary Updates

November 4, 2018
From: The Post Family
           Missionaries to Canada with Baptist International Missions, Inc.
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We are in prayer for Pastor Harder. He is such a wonderful man.
Thank you for your prayers and faithfulness.
Pray with us for a man named Maurel. He needs salvation. He is very sick and the doctors are not sure of exactly
what he has.
Also...continue to pray for our Permanent Residence and the funds and paperwork for it will be provided.
Thank you so much for your prayers!
The Post Family

October 14, 2018
From: The Kubik Family
            Missionaries to Mongolia with Baptist International Missions
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
God has been so good to us as we begin our ministry here in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. God has blessed us as we
study and learn to speak the local language. We hope to be mostly fluent by next summer.
Please pray that our church will gain registration quickly; then, we will have much more freedom to share the Gospel.
Pray also for wisdom as we will be leading the teen program next month which includes, among other things,
outreach and discipleship. Continue to pray that we will adjust to life here, that God will keep us safe from the
terrible winter cold and ever present air pollution. 
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support on our behalf. Because of your prayers, God has done amazing things.
Serving the Lord together,
The Kubik Family

September 14, 2018
From: The Brooks Family
            Missionaries to Southeast Asia with Baptist World Missions
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
The Bible distribution in Papua New Guinea continues. Due to the earthquake in February, we are only now
distributing to the Southern Highlands Provence. 
We are starting at a large secondary school of 1,250 students;
then, on to do two Primary schools
. The terrain is rugged and dangerous. Pray for the work to continue here as
we have over 3,000 Primary
 schools alone to distribute to. Pray for health and safety and that we give a clear
presentation of the Gospel.
We could not do what we are doing without you. Our greatest hope is that God would be glorified in what we are doing.
Again, thank you for your prayers and financial support for us and Papua New Guinea.
Praise God for all He is,
The Brooks family


September 2, 2018
From: The Allardice Family
            Missionaries to France with Baptist World Missions
We praise the Lord for our meeting place in Faverges. Pray with us that the Lord will provide a meeting 
place in Perigueux, so we can grow the ministry there.
We plan to print invitations for Brive, Faverges and Perigueux. These invitations offer Bibles, Gospel calendars 
and tracts. Pray for success in this.
Ever since we began in 1985, the Lord has faithfully provided for us and the ministry. No doubt He will continue 
to do so as our the ministry expands. Pray with us for these needs.
Again, thank you for your support and prayers.
The Allardice Family

August 26, 2018
From: The Livioco Family
           Missionaries to the Philippines with International Partnership Ministries
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We experienced heavy rains last week; much of the city was flooded, but God is good and the flood did not touch us.
However, our roof leaked and is in need of repair. Ask the Lord to provide the funds we need to repair the roof and
protect us from the typhoon that is due.
Again, thank you for your prayers and support,
The Livioco Family

August 26, 2018
From: The Pardini Family
            on assignment in Washington State- with ABWE Missionaries
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We are serving a one year assignment in the Tri-cities area of SE Washington State.
God is so good.  Washington has been the most unchurched state in the US for along time. Pray that we will have many
opportunities to share the Gospel. 
We are serving in a church with a young pastor and are able to contribute to the ministry.
Thank you to all who contributed funds to our current dental need. In the fall, we will be using the internet to teach Theology 
at Chinese Baptist Theological College in Hong Kong. 
Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support,
The Pardini Family

August 12, 2018
From: The Allardice Family
            Missionaries to France with Baptist World Missions
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
Thank you for praying for our Cultural Exchange Program. We had over 50 people show interest in the program.
We hope that this will put our church "on the map" and gain souls for Christ.
Pray for our work in Brive, as our people there are maturing and we continue to have visitors.
At Faverges, we have been granted a place to meet for one year-this is an answer to prayer. Please pray that the
fellowship will grow. 
Ask the Lord to provide a place to meet in Perigueux, where several people have made professions
of faith. We need a church there. Pray for this year's Gospel Outreach. We want to mail 10,000 invitations. Join us in 
asking the Lord to provide all we need for this event. Finally, we ask prayer for a former member who is
trying to turn way people from our work.
Thank you for your prayers and support,
The Allardice Family

August 5, 2018
From: The Nordstrom's
            AAA Ministries
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
On September 20-October 1, we are planning to go to Hong Kong for a Gospel-sowing Training with 
missionaries that have been there in the field for 10 years and have planted 2 churches in the Hong Kong area. 
We will preach and go door-knocking with them.
Pray with us that:
1. We will gather enough Financial Support to cover costs, including Gospel Tracts. 
2. Pray that souls will be saved and God glorified through this event.
Thank you for your prayers and support,
The Nordstrom's

August 5, 2018
From: The Livioco Family
          Missionaries to the Philippines, with International Partnership Ministries
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We are truly thankful to the Lord for your partnership in ministry and for all of your support.
Pray for our children as they continue their education. Also pray for Hershey, a new convert, who has cancer.
We ask you to continue to pray for our support and the printing of the Bible in Tagalog. Please pray that our August
lectures 
in Singapore will bear fruit. We will also be teaching a September class on Hermeneutics in Manila. Pray it 
will bear results for Christ. Finally, pray for the success of our Annual October Fundamental Bible Conference  
in the Metro- Manila area. Please pray also, that the weather will be good for this event.
Because of Calvary,
The Livioco Family

July 21, 2018
From: The Nordstrom's
            AAA Ministries
Dear Elmira Family,
I recently attended a friend Jim's funeral. He had been saved for 13 years, but his wife, Hong, remained a Buddhist.
After the funeral, we went to her father-in-law's home. There I met Hal, her son, and step-daughter, Lauren,
and shared the Gospel with them. When I finished, I asked Hong is she wanted to be saved, and she said,
"No, I'm a Buddhist." But Hal and Lauren accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. Praise God!
I had thought I had come to "save" Hong, but God had other plans.
God is good!
The Nordstrom's

July 15, 2018
From: The Gomez Family
            Missionaries with Baptist Missions to Forgotten Peoples, in Colombia, South America
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
Your prayers and support for our ministry are deeply appreciated.
We are asking all of you to pray for strength in our church family. Also, pray that our people will continue in their Home Bible Studies and prayer meetings. Pray for Bother Brandon, that the Lord will continue to touch his heart.
Finally, please continue to pray for our church events, such as Family Conference Day, Mother's Day, etc.
May the Lord supply all your needs,
The Gomez Family

July 15, 2018
From: The Allardice Family
            Missionaries with Baptist World Missions, in France
Hello Elmira Baptist Church,
We are in the midst of our Cultural Exchange outreach to make contact with our neighbors. The youth group from Oregon is
doing a great job. Please continue to pray for the usefulness of this program, especially for people to enter into our circle of acquaintances and for the safety of the youth group. We praised the Lord for their help. 
Thank you for all your prayers and support,
The Allardice Family

July 8, 2018
From: The Jack Family
            Ethnos 360
Greetings from Ethnos 360 in Michigan,
This summer we plan to be on the road. We'll be visiting three churches in the west that support us. Pray for
us that all will come together for this trip.
On August 5th we plan to visit Elmira Baptist Church. it will be good to see all the Elmira family, especially pastor Harder.
Please continue to pray for Ethnos 360, the students, the faculty and our finances.
Blessings,
The Jack Family

July 8, 2018
From: The Brooks Family
            Missionaries to Southeast Asia
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We have returned to Papua New Guinea. It is our greatest joy to place "God's Word" in the hands of students.
Please continue to pray for the logistics of this project...that we will continue to move Bibles out of Port Moresby
in a timely fashion and avoid storage fees. God is able!
We have two secondary schools left in the Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces where there is tribal warfare and
recently there was an earthquake. Pray with us that all this will calm down so we can finish this work.
We are now in Phase 2 of our Bible project, that is, distributing bibles to 4-8 graders in the Metro area of the Capital.
Please pray for our safety and the success in this undertaking.
Thank you for your support and prayers,
The Brooks Family

June 10, 2018
From: The Van Winkle Family
            Missionaries to Turkey
Time flies! We have been on deputation two whole years and hope to be in Turkey next January.
Pray for us as we visit churches in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
We ask for you to pray for Mersin, Turkey. Ask God to send laborers to raise up nationals who will start 
Gospel preaching churches.
Please pray for our moving expenses. We need over thirty-nine thousand dollars to move. God is able. 
Thank you for your prayers and support.
The Van Winkle Family

June 10, 2018
From: The Post Family
            Missionaries to Canada with Baptist International Missions, Inc.
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
Thank you for the nice updates. It is a joy to hear how the Lord is working in hearts and lives at
Elmira Baptist Church. 
What a wonderful congregation and pastor. 
Thank you for your prayers and support. It is our desire to have fruit abound to your ministry.
Pray for us as we are working though the medical part of our permanent Residence paperwork. 
Our son has passed and been accepted. As far as we know this is the last ting required.
God is goo! thank you for praying for us. We pray for your pastor, his family and Elmira Baptist Church everyday.
We love you in the Lord,
The Post Family

May 6. 2018
From: The Kubik Family
           Missionaries to Mongolia with Baptist International Missions, Inc.
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We praise the Lord for His grace toward us. We are at 90% of our support level.
Pray with us as we seek to know how best to arrange our families' journey to Mongolia.
We are excited about being a part of what God is doing in Mongolia. We often get texts telling us that more
Mongolians are coming to Christ. Several local men are excited to be learning and working to serve the Lord
in full time ministry.
Also, pray for the completion of the translation of the Old Testament. 
Thank you for your prayers and support.
The Kubik Family

May 6, 2018
From: The Fritz Family
            Missionaries to the Cape Verde Islands
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We rejoice that we are leaving, finally, for Cape Verde. We want to thank you for all your support and prayers.
Continue to pray for our support, as we still need a small portion of our monthly support.
Pray with us that the good Lord will send more missionaries to Cape Verde, as there are no missionaries
on several of the islands.
Finally, pray all will go well with our language classes and that the Lord will bless us as
we minister here for Him.
The Fritz Family

April 21, 2018
From: The Livioco Family
            Missionaries to the Philippines
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We never cease to thank the Lord for your partnership in this ministry.
Here are some things from this past quarter:
-We had the privilege to speak at Precious Cornerstone Independent Baptist Church on their anniversary. 
Pray with us that this ministry will continue to be used mightily of the Lord.
-Our Sunday School workshop was a success. We had 23 show up. Pray that these teachers will be used greatly by the Lord.
-The passing of one of our members' father was a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel with the
friends and family of the deceased. Pray for spiritual Fruit in the hearts of those who read our literature
and made professions of faith.
-At Family Camp, we had great fun and fellowship. Four couples joined our church and a teenager trusted
Christ as Savior. Pray with us that the seeds planted here will bear lasting fruit.
- On Easter, our choir sang beautifully. We also praise the Lord for the decisions of dedication made then.
Also...please continue to pray for:
Our budget needs. We still need 70% of our funds.
The translation of the entire New Testament in Tagalog is ready to be printed. Pray that it gets printed and
distributed this summer.
Because of Calvary,
The Livioco Family

March 18, 2018
From: The Van Winkle Family
            Doing their deputation to serve as missionaries to Turkey (w/Vision Baptist Missions)
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We are excited to announce that we have attained over half our support. Please join us in
asking the Lord to allow the rest of our support to come in soon.
Next month we will visit ten churches, all east of the Mississippi. Pray that at least six of them
will support us as we endeavor to go to Turkey before the year's end!
Thank you for your prayers and support,
Yours to Turkey,
The Van Winkle Family

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March 11, 2018
From: The Pardini Family
            Missionaries to Hong Kong
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We have began our furlough. The Lord has provided us a house near our daughter in Washington.
We covet your prayers as we still need a car and some furniture.
We are anxiously looking forward to seeing you later this year.
The Pardini Family

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January 28, 2018
From: The Jack Family
            Missionary Trainers with ETHOS 360 in Jackson, Michigan
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
Thank you for praying for the returning student's safe travels. The snowstorm ended up being much milder
than predicted, with its heaviest days falling before and after the day most students were driving.
Yours in Christ,
The Jack Family

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January 28, 2018
From: The Livioco Family
            Missionaries to the Philippines
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
I have re-contacted an old college friend. Pray with us for him, his wife, and son that they soon will be free of 
the cult they are involved in.
In a recent Bible Study, I led a friends' Mother-in-law and Brother-in-law to Christ. Pray for their spiritual growth.
As Keynote speaker at the Young Professionals Camp, we had such a good response that we are doing it again.
Pray with us for those that made decisions for Christ.
Continue to pray for our Santa Cruz Lake outreach as there appears to be much interest in the Gospel there. Pray for
Spiritual growth among the attendees.
We covet your prayers to protect the people near the Mayon volcano as an eruption appears imminent.
Continue to pray for printing of the Scripture in Tagalong, and for wisdom as we seek to distribute them.
We need you to pray for us as we seek to inform the Philippine House of Representatives of the Biblical Truth
about homosexuality.
Also pray:
-Annual Family Camp will be a success.
-We can continue to raise funds to operate here.
-For our church choir, especially on Resurrection Sunday.
-Pray for Robert as he finishes his Doctor of Ministry Program.
Because of Calvary,
The Livioco Family

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January 14, 2018
From: The Allardice Family
Missionaries to France with Baptist World Missions
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
Greetings from the Nation of France! Our ministries in Brive, and its outreaches, Pompadour and Faverges, have all 
grown. Pray for more attendance and growth to these ministries.
Some of our Brive visitors have stopped coming, pray they will return.
This year should see the purchase of our new building. We have the money- we're just waiting for the paperwork 
to go through. Please pray with us that from our ministries several local men will become leaders; then, we can turn the
churches over to them.
We are working on a booklet to help the common misunderstandings of Scripture. Pray for the success and usefulness
of this booklet.
Our visit to the States this past December was wonderful. God is good,
Thank you for your prayers and support,
In France for the Gospel,
The Allardice Family

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December 3, 2017
From: The Livioco Family
Missionaries to Metro Manila, Philippines
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
Greeting from the Philippines! We covet your prayers for our Christmas Cantata on December 17th.
Pray for those unsaved who attend will come to Christ.
Also, pray for our Christmas Outreach and G
ifting project. Pray that the weather will be good and 
that souls will be saved and God glorified with the gifts and the message.
Rejoice with us as we have been married 35 years: God is so good.
Thank you for your prayers and support
The Livioco Family

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October 7, 2017
From: The Jack Family
            ETHNOS 360 
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
Praise the Lord! God is good. Andrea has been promoted to Childcare Department Coordinator
and has spent many hours overseeing the move of the Child Center from upstairs to the ground floor
where they can have easy access to exits if needed.
Ken, as Head of the Kitchen, has finished training the new students for kitchen jobs. He also continues
to serve on the Deacon Board, in the Adult Sunday School, do side-jobs, act as handyman, and do the
prison ministry. Please pray for him.
Another praise: There was a problem getting students cleared for the prison ministry but the new Chaplin
is processing the applications quickly.
We love you in the Lord.
In our Savior's care,
The Jack Family

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October 7, 2017
From: The Pardini Family
            Missionaries to Hong King
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
God is Good! Chinese Baptist Theological College (CBTC) has been accredited. It has accepted 3 Full-time
and 2 part-time students for the Fall Semester.
In July CBTC hosted 19 students, all Pastors and Evangelists from China for two weeks of courses.
This semester Dave will be bust teaching three classes, working on his book. "All By Grace" and 
speaking at the CBTC Bible Conference in December. Please pray for him.
It has been a long time since we have visited the States. In February we have to move again, so we
will use this opportunity to return to the States. We plan to initially settle in the Seattle area.
We covet your prayers for us as there are many things to do before we leave Hong Kong.
Again, than you for all your prayers and support.
The Pardini Family

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September 23, 2017
From: The Post Family
            Missionaries to Canada
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
Thank you for your updates and prayers. We are praying for your building project and for Pastor Harder as well.
We praise the LORD for all He is doing at Elmira Baptist Church.
Please pray for our housing situtation as the house we are renting has been sold.
Also pray for the salvation of those we have contacted.
Thank you,
Dan Post

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September 17, 2017
From: The Gomes Family
             Missionaries to Colombia, South America
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
We appreciate your support and prayers so much.
Please continue to pray for our Children's Ministry that is will continue to be properly lead and organized.
We are losing our Music Teacher- please pray that we get a replacement soon.
Ask the LORD to send us more couples for our church and please pray for those families that have left or
have become discouraged. 
We love you and pray for you,
Thank you for your faithfulness.
Rafael & Sandra Gomes

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September 17, 2017
From: The Brooks Family
            Missionaries to South East Asia
Dear Elmira Baptist Church,
The Bible distribution in Papua New Guinea has started. In the city of Goroka, at the Secondary School,
we handed out 3,000 Bibles and gave a clear presentation of the Gospel.
During the first week we visited 13 schools and handed out 17,000 Bibles. Pray that souls will be saved
and lives changed because of our efforts.
Please pray for the continued safe transportation of the Bibles to other parts of the country. 
Thank you for your prayers and support.
Alan Brooks