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Widbins: Stories from the Heart: This Sunday

Stories from the Heart: The Widbins in Guatemala Sun., Aug. 19, 9:45 a.m., Rm. 315 (Student Center) Ron and Sally Widbin will be sharing the work they’ve been doing at a local orphanage along with the work they’ve been doing with Guatemalan ministries as the entire country tries to recover from a nearby volcanic eruption

Rob & Tündi Futo from Hungary: Meet & Greet

Sunday, June 10, In the Foyer, between services:

Stop by and meet missionaries Rob & Tündi Futo. They lead Cornerstone, a church plant in Budapest, Hungary. As pastor for Cornerstone, Rob is involved in the two year training program with City to City, the church-planting ministry of Tim Keller’s Redeemer church in New York. Tündi is completing a two year counseling degree through Westminster seminary online. Born in STL to Hungarian immigrants, Rob became a Christian through Cru at Mizzou. He met his wife, Tündi, while serving with Cru in Hungary. After Rob’s graduation from Covenant Seminary, he was ordained & they returned to Hungary where they have served for 18 years as full-time missionaries. They have two teenage girls, Haini & Csenge.

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Missions Prayer Needs:

  • Pray for Rob & Tündi Futo and their girls as they visit family, connect to their sending agency, and to their US supporters. They need travel mercies and restoration during their US stay. Pray for them to be sustained and strengthened through their time of travels.
  • Pray for The Wallace family from Kenya. They just spent a week at The Crossing volunteering with Kids Club and are also traveling much this summer. They could also use travel mercies on their journeys. Pray for their visits with supporting churches, for their needed support to be met, for their family to be refreshed and their strength restored.
  • Pray for kids and families who may have heard the gospel for the first time through attending Kids Club this week. Pray for God to draw their hearts to himself, for him to open them to the truth of the gospel, for him to grant them grace to believe, and grow them into sons and daughters who walk with him in faith.
  • Pray for the Jamaica Student-Parent Mission Team 2018. The team leaves Sunday to serve with Won by One in Harmons, Jamaica. Pray for God to work in many hearts, for relationships to be strengthened, for eyes to be opened to the gospel of Jesus, for much good to be done among the people of Harmons, for compassion and encouragement to be poured out to those who suffer.
  • Pray for Ron & Sally Widbin in Antigua Guatemala & other ministry partners including ASELSI . They are safe, so far, and actively responding to the aftermath and continued impact of the Volcano del Fuego eruptions. Pray for endurance and courage, hope and resilience as they strive to help in the midst of such terrible devastation.
  • Pray for the Summer Guatemala Team 2018 as they prepare to travel to Chichicastenango, Guatemala. They will be working with ASELSI several hours travel away from the area of the volcano. However, the eruptions have disrupted Guatemala in many ways including air travel. The evolving situation may impact their trip.

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Mission Spotlight: Widbins in Guatemala

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Ron and Sally Widbin live in Chichicastenango, Guatemala where they have served with ASELSI for three and a half years.  Keep Ron and Sally in prayer as God leads them into new adventures. If you are interested in going to Guatemala with the Summer 2016 missions team, make sure to attend the March 20 Guatemala Info Meeting.

  • Support the Widbins by making a check payable to The Crossing with “The Widbins” in the memo line.
  • Contact the Widbins via Sally’s email: [email protected]

Below is a guest blogpost written by Ron.

Mission Spotlight: Guatemala

1805The Crossing became involved in Guatemala through the work of Dr. Jim Gamble an optometrist who had for many years been leading eye glass teams to Chichicastenango (often called Chichi) where they served with ASELSI (Equipping the Saints International). Now, each year, The Crossing sends short-term mission teams to serve in a host of different capacities from construction to running pastor’s conferences to medical care.

Ron and Sally Widbin, members of The Crossing were so captivated by Guatemala that they moved to Chichi to serve as full-time missionaries at ASELSI. Together they coordinate the short-term teams. Ron also uses his extensive feature reporting experience to tell the stories of ASELSI. Sally is also the director of Jesus’ Little Lambs Center. Watch for a missionary spotlight about them in coming weeks.

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Guest Post: Building to Change Lives

Thanks to Emily Pilkington for the following post, which she originally contributed to Leaving a Legacy, the blog of Crossing Kids.

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Last Sunday as I pulled into the parking lot, I took notice of the construction site around the building in a new way.  This is because a large chunk of my last week was spent in a remote village in the mountains of Guatemala working with a team of people from The Crossing and Guatemala to build a new church.  When you sit down to have a conversation with their pastor, Miguel Anjel, it would be easy to focus on the ways his job is different from ours.