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The McCoy Family’s April Prayer Letter

April 2020

Praises

– $8K moving expenses came in
– Import fees only $3K and came in
– One new supporting church
– Residency paperwork
– Safety and traveling mercies

Prayer Requests

– Jon’s salvation
– Raise remainder of support
– Leave for Costa Rica soon

 

Hebrews 12:1-2

1) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

We have examples all through the scriptures of believers enduring every imaginable trial and tribulation. Today we have the opportunity to show a lost and dying world that not only is Jesus our Savior but He is also our sustainer. These times are tough for everyone regardless of age, occupation, color, tax bracket, religious preference, and the list goes on. What the world needs to see from you and us is the love of Christ lived out in shoe leather. We have seen and heard personally in this time like never before people are soft and open to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please reach out in these times.

Our last service in our sending church, Gulf Coast Baptist Church, was to be March 1st. We were to leave the Pensacola area and make one last loop to see a few of our supporting churches and visit Sonya’s parents/siblings and our oldest kids and their families. For our residency the last piece of paperwork needed was our FBI background checks. Sonya’s fingerprints were denied twice so after 5 days and 3 tries we finally got them in the mail and us on the highway. We left Saturday the 7th heading to Houston, TX to visit with the staff of our mission board, Central Missionary Clearinghouse. The minute we got to Texas, all the COVID-19 panic really got going. We were able to be a part of Sunday morning services there and the evening services in Austin, TX. From there we went to Indiana, to see family and then on to South Carolina. So, 15 states in 13 days, over 4K miles on the car and back to Pensacola, FL just in time for quarantine.

At this point our flights to Costa Rica were cancelled and the president of Costa Rica closed all borders to non-residents until April 12th at the earliest and possibly even May 17th. We do have our flights reserved for the next available departure.

A lot of details and a lot of plans did not go as we would have liked. However in the midst of our own disappointments and difficulties we have had many opportunities to reach out, to minister to others in distress, and share the gospel. We give God the praise for His timing in all this.

To date all $8K of our additional moving expenses have come in and $3K for our additional import fees on our household belongs and the tools for the vocational school. We still need a few more churches or individuals to follow through on monthly support to get us to the 100% mark.

We are in the states and our car and belongings are in Costa Rica going through the customs and registration process as we speak. There are several of the brethren in Costa Rica willing to help us get our things to our house there even before we arrive.

Thank you all for the prayers and encouragement and financial support. Your faithfulness allows us to keep at this work.

In Christ,
Kevin & Sonya McCoy

 

Young Ho Lee – March Prayer Letter

March 2020

The Young Ho Lee Family – Missionaries to Korea
 
June 25, 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea.

50,000 US soldiers and 1 million South Koreans lost their lives during the Korean War. The Korean peninsula was totally devastated but they cried and called upon God and He showed His mercy and compassion. God made Korea prosperous, but they abandoned the Lord; but God is trying to bring them back again unto Him.

We are made humble again through this corona virus. The Korean people are under fear of death and dying every day. We do covet your prayers for us. Many churches are closed because of corona virus, but we continued services as usual, trusting the Lord is our shield and defense.

We had a special speaker last Sunday service by the name of Bro Yoon. He was saved and baptized at Calvary Baptist Church, which is our first church established in Korea. We need your prayers for this preacher.

Cathy and I are still trying to stay faithful in His work here in Korea, looking forward to His coming for us. We do owe you a great love of Calvary and supports.
 
Because of Calvary,
Young Ho and Cathy Lee
Your Missionaries in Korea

Mortenson Family’s March Letter

March 2020

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you all for faithfully praying for our family. What an amazing month we have had. It has represented much work but we are so thankful for all that God did through the labor. We started off the month with a great Come Away conference for missionaries serving here in Honduras. The speaker this year was Dr. Steve Pettit who preached several very powerful messages from the book of James on wisdom. I know that many hearts were encouraged by the time of fellowship with other missionaries, but we were all also encouraged by being fed deeply from the Word of God. Another great blessing was having Evangelist Adrian Burden with us who gave two special sessions for all the missionary kids. We love this conference every year and are looking forward to next year.

As I mentioned last month, Cori’s parents were able to come down for a visit which overlapped with the conference and made it an extra special time. One of the highlights of visiting with Grammy and Papi was taking them to the beach that is about an hour from our house. God gave us beautiful weather to go along with a great time making new memories with family.

The week after Cori’s parents visited, my parents made their first visit to Honduras. The first 3 days of my parent’s visit we took advantage of having my dad here and held a Creation Conference. My dad was able to give 5 different presentations to help biblically answer many of the objections to the Bible that modern science tries use to undermine biblical authority. All 3 days of the conference were well attended and many people expressed that each of the sessions were very helpful in fortifying their faith. We have received feedback from several people who said that they had never heard a presentation so clearly explaining that Christians do not need to compromise their faith and accept evolution because true science lines up perfectly with what the Bible teaches.

After the conference we again enjoyed time with family. Since this was my parents first visit to Honduras it was fun introducing them to many of the unique things that we have here. They enjoyed getting to be a part of some of our weekly activities like Bible Club which is always a highlight. Thank you again for your faithful partnership with us in prayer and financial support.

From Honduras,
Nate and Cori, with Mykenzie, Grant, Blake and Savanna.

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