The Churches of Christ in Christian Union

Missionary Tidings - March 2009


March 2009    Missionary Department: 740-474-8856, Extension 714

American Indian Field

Housing market difficulties caused buyers to cancel their purchase of ten acres of land on the American Indian Field property.  This means they wont be able to complete the new buildings needed at this time. Please pray that the land sells. Pray for Steve and Debbie Cartwright as they experience an empty nest on the field. Their youngest daughter, Jennifer, is now attending Ohio Christian University.

Steve, Lori and Caylah Baldwin were blessed to travel home at Christmas for a few days

with family and friends. After they returned to the field they attended field meetings for three days for those who work and minister on the American Indian Field. This years topic was spiritual warfare.

Pray for safety in travel for Virginia Detillion and also that she will feel totally well after some winter sickness.


Pray for Mike and Donna Brown as they prepare to come to the States for Homeland Ministry Assignment this spring. Continue to pray for the country of Bolivia, which has been experiencing some turbulent months.

El Salvador

David and Debbie Hawk are seeing swift progress in getting permits for the surgical clinic in Jucuapa. They expect to begin construction in March.


Pray for Kent and Rhonda Harmless as they travel among our churches. Pray that the Lord will lead them to the supporters who need to join their team. Praise God for the good contacts they made in Florida last month.

Pray for Terry and Colleen Hawk as they provide leadership to the field of Honduras.

Praise the Lord for traveling mercies and the contacts Jared and Chris Moyer were able to make during their trip to the western United States.

Praise the Lord for Tim Spetnagels ministry with youth and children in Choluteca, Honduras.


A missionary named Margie has moved to the Baby Center to help with the finances. She is a gifted lady who will be a great help to the Center.

Pray for Mary Hermiz as she provides leadership to the Tenwek School of Nursing. The Spiritual Emphasis Week was a real blessing. Praise the Lord for the rain that has arrived in Kenya, and pray that more will come.


Pray for Missionary Disciples Tim and Kim Benner. Tim will assist work teams and help with carpentry and mechanics at Taylor Christian School and Taylor Community Center, and Kim will teach at the school. Pray that the right people will catch the vision for their upcoming ministry and begin to support them with prayer and finances.

Papua New Guinea

Praise the Lord for the contacts Shawn and Bethany Waugh were able to make during their road trip to the western United States.

Jim and Becka Johnson praise the Lord that the church is seeing the importance of working with youth. PNG nationals with a heart for youth need training to be able to teach and mentor. Pray that individuals in each district will have a burden to reach these young people.

Pray for Benji and Erica Jenkins, who are needed back in Papua New Guinea as soon as possible. Pray that their Homeland Ministry Assignment will go smoothly and God will lead them to the supporters they need.


Mark and Susana Bev Donahue continue to make plans to return to Paraguay in July 2009. God has given Mark a strong desire to reach out to the people in a village called Ybycui and its surrounding area. He will need to learn Guarani, the second official language of Paraguay, to communicate with them. Please pray for this future ministry and Marks study of the language.

Pray for Weadette Burge as she continues to raise support for her next term.

Special Assignment

Praise the Lord for the new spirit of responsibility and commitment among the local brothers and the wonderful team God has brought together. Pray for divine guidance and direction for this team.

St. Croix

The youth department at the St. Croix Church continues to grow. The church had a youth Sunday that was a great success with some dedicating their lives to the Lord. Ned and Marie Prince need your prayers as they serve in this labor of love.