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TiPS for Missions (Together in Prayerful Supplication)

TiPS LogoMay 20, 2020

Mailing Address:
CCCU Global Ministry Center
Missionary Department
1553 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113

Missionary Department

Michael Tipton HeadshotDear Prayer Supporters,

Thank you for your fervent Great Commission prayers! The prayers of the Church are the primary fuel for all missionary endeavors. Please join us in prayer for the needs of our missionaries below. Passionate prayer changes the world.

Trusting Him,

Michael Tipton
General Missionary Superintendent


~Mike & Donna Brown - Please pray for the missionaries in Bolivia who have had to live with much stricter “lockdown” restrictions during the COVID-19 crisis than we have had here in the United States. Even with the best of attitudes and perspectives, such conditions are wearing. Pray for strength, understanding, encouragement, and grace for the hour.
-Praise God with us for continuing ministry among our churches there in Bolivia in spite of, and indeed sometimes because of, the virus restrictions! God’s Word continues to be proclaimed and continues to bear fruit..

Updates and Continued Prayer Requests

-Retired CCCU Missionary Dr. Burnis H. Bushong passed away on Sunday, May 17th. Dr. Bushong and his late wife, Thelma, served on the Texas-Mexico Border, Honduras, and Bolivia beginning in 1946. He later served as a member of the General Missionary Board. He was 94. Please join us in praying for the entire Bushong family during this difficult time.
-Pray for former CCCU Missionary Rev. Bob Jones who will be having surgery this week. Rev. Jones has been in the hospital and rehab for nearly two months, separated from his family.
-We covet your prayers for our missionaries on Homeland Ministry Assignment (HMA): Mike & Donna Brown, Greg & Teresa Leeth, Gene Mattox, Tim & Aleyda Spetnagel, and Davis & Joy Thomson.
-COVID-19 restrictions, service cancellations, and stay-at-home orders have caused a significant disruption to their support raising plans. Their anticipated departure dates have been delayed, but they are still needed on the field. Pray that our missionaries would be encouraged and sense God’s closeness and provision as they develop their support teams.
-Pray also that 1) new monthly support would be pledged for each missionary, 2) missionaries will be able to make new contacts as COVID-19 restrictions are eased, and 3) churches, small groups, and individuals will schedule/reschedule meetings with our missionaries.

Missionaries available for services, events, & small group meetings:

-Tim & Aleyda Spetnagel (Honduras) 740-207-9753
-Davis & Joy Thomson, Creative Access (Call Missionary Department at 740-474-8856)
-Tom Amlin (American Indian Field) 937-631-0122
-Mike & Donna Brown (Bolivia) 765-603-0179
-Butch & Leatha Jenkins (Special Assignment) 740-601-0942
-Greg & Teresa Leeth (Pastors to Missionaries) 740-804-1084
-Gene Mattox (Papua New Guinea) 614-207-4823

 Other Available Missionary Speakers:

-Dr. Mary Hermiz (Interim Missionary Supt. and former missionary) 740-777-7661
-Dr. David Lattimer (Missionary Evangelist) 740-497-9410
-Rev. Scott Polley (168 IF ministry leader) 614-558-3790
-Rev. Michael Tipton (General Missionary Superintendent) 740-474-8856

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