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FPC's Global Missions Impact Report

Every month, your impact matters
 
Because of you and the FPC community, we are fulfilling the missions to reach the lost by taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to every tribe, tongue, people, and nation to hasten God's kingdom to come.  Thank you for transforming lives each and every month through your faith promise support.

Andy and Lori Keener Wycliffe

FPC, through your generosity to Faith Promise, we are able each year to support Andy and Lori Keener in their ministry work with Wycliffe Bible Translators.  Wycliffe says  "No one should have to learn another language to understand God's Word. And yet millions of people are still waiting for a single word of the Bible's life-transforming power. Let's help churches and communities around the world get Scripture in their language ... until all the nations worship!"  Thank you, FPC, for being one of those churches helping make it possible to get scripture into someone's heart language.  

Here is a testimony about how God used a small word translated into the Cameroonian's heart language to change thousands of lives for His glory and their salvation. 

Jatiya lives in South Asia where he was raised to follow his country’s majority religion. As a teenager, he attended a boarding school where he discovered drugs and developed a substance abuse disorder. He felt his only escape was to take his own life.

“I felt I was unworthy for anything and my life was useless,” he said. While Jatiya was in the midst of his despair, he attended a church gathering. During the service, Jatiya heard God’s Word shared clearly in his language. In that moment, the Holy Spirit gave him, “the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15, NLT).

“I realized that I’m a sinner and I need forgiveness,” he said. “This realization completely changed my perspective. …” That’s when Jatiya turned away from substance abuse and despair, and he turned toward freedom and joy in Christ!

But God wasn’t finished working in Jatiya’s heart. “I became burdened for the Wycliffe Bible translation ministry and went to Bible college,” he said. Eventually, Jatiya joined the local translation team. He is passionate about Bible translation because he has experienced the power of God’s Word in his own life. Jatiya wants everyone to have the same opportunity to hear from God and join him in following Jesus.

There are many more people like Jatiya in South Asia who are still waiting for God’s Word in their language. Please prayerfully consider a gift to help local translation teams translate the gospel, help equip the local church to use translated Scripture and help provide print, audio and video recordings in local languages.

You are a vital partner in helping people experience the power of God’s Word. Ultimately more people will encounter Jesus and find purpose through a clear understanding of Scripture because of your generosity!
-story adapted from wycliffe.org

                 Donor Spotlight: The Marks Family (Christopher, Jennifer, Cromwell, Victoria, and Evangeline)
Our family's tie to missions comes largely through our family devotions. We make it a priority to read the stories of former missionaries, the reports of current missionaries, and pray that King Jesus will advance His kingdom further through these faithful servants. For us, one of the most effective ways to keep our current struggles as individuals and a family in perspective is to hear about the faithfulness of our God to His persecuted people. So we keep a map from Voice of the Martyrs up in our house and try to remember our brothers and sisters in Christ, most of whom we won't meet until Glory, in our prayers. We are so thankful for FPC's involvement in foreign missions and for the ability to easily participate in giving for the work of these brothers and sisters, in many different places and circumstances, lifting high the Name of Jesus.
 
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