Long Hill Chapel Supported Missionaries
Updates and prayer requests
Sylvia Adolfsen - Belize
Dear Prayer Partners & Friends,
Praise God for the gift of His Son! The Lord Jesus Christ came to earth to die so that we might live! What greater love is there than this: to know God’s forgiveness, presence & love living in, through and among us? May God encourage, strengthen & give us wisdom to boldly yet sensitively reflect and share His message of hope, love & peace to those around us this Christmas and New Year!
Praise God! Jesus continues to be born in the lives of the Mayan & Ketchi people in Belize. In June 2018, fifteen year old Ketchi teenager Lucia Sanchez accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior & Lord. Her parents asked if I would be willing to restart a children’s Bible class in San Isidro. When I agreed, Lucia visited families throughout her village and requested the parent’s permission to send their children to class. More than 50 children are attending. On November 17, fifteen children came forward after the lesson to receive the Lord Jesus Christ. On December 8, five additional children responded to receive Jesus Christ or recommit their lives to Him. Pray for Lucia as she has become a young evangelist to her own people. Pray also for her as her family requires her to work; vending food to people on the highway. I offered her a scholarship to complete school, but she said she does not want to return to school. At age 15, she is not required by Belizean law to attend. Pray that if it is God’s will for her to complete her high school education that she would be willing and able to go.
In October, a team of young ladies from The World Race Mission came to minister in Belize. I invited them to share a Bible story with the children in Bella Vista. When we presented the Gospel message, many children prayed to receive the Lord Jesus Christ.
In November, I was given the opportunity to teach teenagers at a Mayan Church how to present the Gospel to their families & friends. Pray that God will give them courage, wisdom, love & sensitivity as they live out and share the Gospel.
God has opened the door for me to organize the distribution of Samaritan Purse Christmas Shoe Boxes in three Mayan & Ketchi churches in San Isidro & Bella Vista. Over 50 children are registered at each site. Pray that a clear Gospel presentation will be given to the children & their parents during the distribution. Pray also that these children will be willing and able to complete the 12 lesson follow up discipleship classes. Each school age child will receive a lesson book & Bible when they finish the course.
Praise God for His faithfulness! He has provided local Christian leaders & friends to help teach these classes. Operation Christmas Child & Child Evangelism Fellowship are providing effective training & materials to willing teachers. Pray for Pastor Charles, Armede, Pearl, Yolanda and Candalaria who have shown a love & heart for these children & their parents.
There is so much poverty in Belize. It has been a privilege to provide scholarships to 7 children, distribute used clothing and provide financial assistance for food & medical needs to those in need.
A neighbor next door, told me his story. He grew up in Belize City. His single mother could only afford to send 3 of his 13 siblings to school. So he never learned to read & write. He seems intelligent & creative in his ability to build a house for his common law wife & children from scrap wood & zinc roofing he finds discarded in the neighborhood. He was told he would be only able to find a job such as a garbage collector. Currently there are no local adult literacy programs to teach adults how to read & write. His family attended a revival meeting with me at a local church & his daughter prayed to receive Jesus Christ. I gave her a Bible to read. He told me he is a Christian & his Christmas wish is to learn to read. I am meeting with teachers at the primary school to see if I can obtain some books to help him learn. Pray for this new adventure!
My 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport vehicle has been needing constant repairs. I newer more reliable vehicle is needed to travel around Independence and to the Mayan & Ketchi villages where I minister. It has broken down several times on the road. Please pray for a newer, more dependable car. I praise & thank God for each of you, your prayers & partnership in ministry! Without you, I could do nothing. Would you please continue to pray for the following:
1. Consistent, obedient walk with God & sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit
2. God’s anointing on all ministries
3. Health & healing of a small hiatal hernia as I adjust my diet refraining from eating spicy foods
4. Needed financial support. Two churches have had to reduce their mission budgets & giving. Several prayer partners have entered into God’s presence.
5. Salvation of children & parents in Bible Classes & Distribution of Christmas Shoe Boxes. Wisdom, health & strength for local Belizean teachers in these classes.
If God places it on your heart to help with these ministries, please send your gifts to Global Outreach Mission, Box 2010, Buffalo, NY 14231-2010, (716) 688-5048, www.missiongo.org. For accounting purposes, please attach my name. May God richly bless you & your family this Christmas & New Year!
You co-servant in Christ & His Love,
GREAT COMMISSION FUND (GCF)
The first work of Long Hill Chapel Missions is to complete the Great Commission. By supporting the GCF, we contribute to the work of Alliance Missions all over the globe. Together, we will see the gospel preached to all nations.
CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE SUPPORTED WORKERS
DAVIS – NEW YORK CITY, NY After working several years in Senegal, Brian & Michelle Davis are now in New York City, working with Envision NYC to minister to the West African immigrant population. They have four children: Jacob, Jonathan, Karas, and Josiah. They are leveraging their experience among the Wolof people primarily using health, education, and chronological Bible story telling as avenues to demonstrate the love, truth, and power of Jesus.
PHENICIE – BERLIN, GERMANY Darrell & Cheryl are long time partners with the C&MA and Long Hill Chapel. They have three grown children: Nathan, Glenn, and Rachel. LHC has journeyed with their family for over 33 years as they have worked among Arab-speaking people around the world. Now, the Phenicies are in Berlin, Germany to work with Syrian refugees. They have begun a new ministry, The Lighthouse Gathering Place. Partnering with a Syrian pastor and wife, they reach out to these displaced people, providing for their physical needs, with wifi and german classes, and for their spiritual needs.
ROMANO – SANTIAGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Rick & Tammie are workers with Marketplace Ministries, the entrepreneurial arm of Alliance Missions. They have four children: Jonathon, Rebekah, Abigail, and Moriah. Following 6.5 years in Ensenada, Mexico in 2012, they were called to the Dominican Republic. Their passion is to provide ways to connect local Dominican C&MA churches to their communities by providing for spiritual, social, educational and medical needs. Mission Twenty-Five 35 (Matthew 25:35-36) has a vision to share the Gospel and plant churches through implementing a solution that addresses the lack of clean water, sustainable food sources and the limited access to healthcare and vocational training in the poor and marginalized in the "El Cibao" region of the Dominican Republic.
CLOSED ACCESS COUNTRY (CAC) WORKERS Long Hill Chapel has a passion to bring the gospel to the most unreached people groups of the world. This involves supporting workers in CAC countries. For the protection of our workers and their ministries, we have kept their identities and locations private. To learn more about the ministries of our CAC workers, please speak to a member of our LHC Mission Committee.
COMPASSION & MERCY ASSOCIATES (CAMA) CAMA is the relief and development arm of Alliance Missions. It is a Christ-centered agency committed to the social demonstration and verbal proclamation of the gospel. CAMA staff members seek both physical and spiritual wholeness for the people they serve. They have translated short-term relief into long-term development projects that emphasize local ownership and sustainability, capitalizing on local strengths and resources.
NON-ALLIANCE SUPPORTED WORKERS
ADOLFSEN – INDEPENECE, BELIZE Sylvia is a worker with Global Outreach Mission in Independence, Belize and surrounding villages. Her aim is to train and raise up Christian leaders to minister in the local indigenous churches. Sylvia teaches Sunday Bible Classes to children in the surrounding Mayan/Ketchi villages. She also prays for and distributes food to the poor, sick, and elderly in the community.
AGOSTINI – WILMINGTON, DELAWARE Gabe & Judy serve with Ripe for Harvest Outreach. Gabe does leadership training in Latin American and Europe. Through their leadership network, SALT (Support and Leadership Training), the Agostini family continues to develop new leaders in the church, primarily in South America, to effectively bring the gospel to their communities.
BONDS – DALLAS, TEXAS Austin & Darcy are the directors of Metro Relief. They have four children: Elijah, Quintin, Isaiah, and Annalee. Metro Relief seeks to mobilize, empower, restore, and satisfy the needs of the poor and hopeless communities in and around Dallas-Ft.Worth, TX. The Bonds do this through offering a mobile food pantry and resource center. They take a converted bus to homeless communities where they serve food, hand out hygiene products, and offer prayer. Doing this on a consistent basis builds relationships that lead hurting people to Jesus Christ.
HARPER – WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA Chuck & Cindy are the directors of Western Indian Ministries. They have three children: James, Mike, and Ben. Their purpose is to work alongside Native American believers to know Christ and to make Christ known. Seeking to cultivate a Christ centered community and serve the Church. The Harpers train youth, disciple believers, and take the Gospel to the communities. They broadcast quality Bible teaching on three radio stations, covering the Four Corners region of the Southwestern USA, reaching the largest Native American population in the United States.
SPIEKER – CARY, NORTH CAROLINA Edmund & Marli started at TransWorld Radio (TWR) Brazil, where Edmund was the first Executive Director. They have three grown children: Marcio, Simone, and Fabio. After 34 years with TWR, Edmund became International Ministry Director of Churches in Missions serving Christian leaders, pastors, and their wives worldwide. Edmund leads Pastor Care Seminars, mainly in Brazil. He has started and directs Champions Arise, a discipleship ministry for men. Marli founded TWR-Project Hannah, a ministry to downtrodden and abused women with a prayer network in 125 countries, programs in 69 languages, and multiple mercy ministries. Marli retired in 2017.
WORT – LONDON, ENGLAND Grace is a leader with Community Bible Study International. She is an Ambassador for CBS and is a class leader in London, UK. Her desire is to watch women grow in their faith, impacting others with the love of Jesus.
WORLD IMPACT – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY World Impact is a Christian missions organization committed to facilitating church planting movements by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering America's unchurched urban poor. They seek to recruit, empower, and release urban leaders who will plant churches and launch indigenous church planting movements that will advance God's Kingdom in every city.
NYC RELIEF – NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK New York City Relief is boots-on-the-ground in poverty stricken areas of New York City and New Jersey. Leading over 7,000 volunteers, they take poverty, addiction and despair head on. By going to the front lines of critical need, bringing relief and compassion to those falling through the cracks of society, they help bring life and joy to these vulnerable people. NYC Relief connects suffering people to vital resources that can turn their lives around. Shelter, medical care, addiction recovery and job training are lifelines to many who are sinking. The strategy is compassion and the mission is life transformation.
MARKETSTREET MISSION – MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY The goal of the Market Street Mission is to help men, women, and children in need through an Emergency Assistance program and a Rehabilitation and Recovery program. Market Street Mission provides meals, shelter and hope to the needy of Northern New Jersey. This hope comes by meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs. In our rehabilitation program, families are freed and transformed by the power of Jesus.
FIRST CHOICE First Choice opened in 1985 and now has five centers in New Jersey (Morristown, Montclair, Jersey City, Newark and Plainfield). Their mission is to protect the unborn by empowering women. This is accomplished through prevention, intervention and restoration. First Choice is involved in everything from abstinence presentations in public high schools to counseling a woman who is pregnant and considering abortion, to offering a Bible study for women and men who have personally experienced the pain of abortion and need to know Jesus’ healing in their lives.
GOODWILL RESCUE MISSION – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY Goodwill Rescue Mission ministers to those suffering in the hopeless cycle of poverty, homelessness and dependencies, bringing renewal, hope, joy and victory to their lives through the transforming grace and power of Jesus Christ. The Mission will enable the poor, homeless, and addicted of Newark to encounter Christ through compassionate care that meets their immediate needs, encouraging many to hope for a life of dignity made possible through the Mission’s spiritually rich and vocationally focused program of sustainable comprehensive life transformation.
MASTERMEDIA - REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA Because people matter and media shapes people and people shape media. MasterMedia actively participates in the media community by building bridges of communication between media executives and evangelical leaders to help heighten trust and mutual understanding.