North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

Sandra

{section}Sandra’s Story{/section} Sandra is purposed to help people find freedom in Christ while pursuing holistic healing. Working in health care, she serves to be an agent of Christ’s healing to people who have often never heard the healing, saving name of Jesus.  She is teaching in her field to build capacity in countries with limited health care access, knowledge and resources.  Sandra eagerly awaits the day when the true freedom of the triune God widely flows through Southeast Asia. Please be praying for open doors for the Gospel to be shared in culturally relevant ways and ready hearts to receive Jesus.  

About Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia consists of countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, north of Australia and west of New Guinea. There are 705 total Unreached People Groups across Southeast Asia. Apart from Christianity, Islam and Buddhism are the other primary religions in the countries that comprise Southeast Asia. There is a great need for discipleship and Biblical literacy among the Church. {aside}{/aside} {aside}Ways to Pray 1. Breaking of cultural strongholds that have prevented the spread of the Gospel. 2. Indigenous believers to feel a burden to boldly share the Gospel within their own country.{/aside} {aside}Southeast Asia Facts Population: 643,532,000 Pop. in Unreached People Groups: 331,897,000 Percentage of Population Unreached: 51.6% Countries: 11{/aside}

Mirna Sotomayor & Diana Garrett

{section}Mirna and Diana’s Story{/section} Mirna and Diana worked together to develop Camp Kikomar, located on the Gulf of Mexico near the city of Tuxpan. Besides camp construction, their ministry involves teaching and training people in the Bible and counseling. They also have a special burden for indigenous people, and seek to support persecuted believers. Their goals are to share God’s love with students and their families, to establish young believers in faith through worship, fellowship and discipleship, to equip believers so they can serve others, and to improve the quality of life for boarding school and dormitory students. They are committed to this project and expect God to do great things, and they thank you for your prayers and support!

About Mexico

From ancient Aztec monuments to coastal shores and mangrove swamps along the Gulf, Mexico is a nation infused with history and beauty. Spanish influences have endured since the Conquest and Catholicism still pervades culture. Foreign trade has modernized the country, but the economic benefits have mostly lined the pockets of a small, but powerful elite class. The gap between rich and poor is immense and social ills abound in modern-day Mexico. Systematic corruption and rampant crime, often related to the drug trade, have driven 60% of the population into poverty and fear. Children who grow up in the squalor of the slums are left vulnerable to gang activity. There is a tremendous need for youth to receive mentoring and vocational training. {aside}{/aside} {aside}Ways to Pray 1. Unity among believers to show the love of God and faith in His goodness 2. Deliverance for those affected by corruption, gang violence, and drug abuse 3. For churches to help communities break the cycle of poverty{/aside} {aside}Mexico Facts Population: 129,504,000 Capital: Mexico City Primary Religion: Christianity Language: Spanish{/aside}