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The Mortensons’ November Letter

November 2022


Dear Family and Friends,

We hope that you are doing well and reflecting on the blessings of God as we come into the fall season.  God has been so good to us, and we are so thankful for what He is doing and how we get to be a part of His plan to reach the world.  Normally our fall season here is a little more “routine ministry,” but this past month has been a busy one.  We helped host a great ladies conference, which had about 150 ladies in attendance from quite a few neighboring churches.  We were also able to host another surgical team who performed 29 surgeries.  As always, those weeks with the surgical teams are busy, yet full of so many blessings.  We had one patient who was able to get his arm repaired from a car accident that happened 3 days before the team arrived.  He was in a lot of pain when he arrived and was actually delivered by a fire department van.  I was able to do the translating for several steps through his procedure and recuperation and then a follow up the next week.  At the follow up appointment it was so good to see him smiling and not in pain.  Please continue to pray for physical healing for all of the patients and for the spiritual follow up that we will begin this month.  The love of God, demonstrated through medicine, truly does give us open doors to share the message of salvation.

Also in October I started teaching the second section of our theology class that we offer to church members.  This section is over the doctrines of Christ and the Holy Spirit and will run through the month of November.  There are 8 students for this section and we have started well.  Please pray that I am able to clearly communicate as we go through these foundational doctrines of our faith.  Knowing what and why we believe certain truths is so foundational to a growing walk with the Lord.

November is always a wonderful time for remembering the blessings of God.  As Christians, we should be some of the most thankful people because we have so much for which to be thankful.  God’s goodness, grace, mercy and forgiveness are among the top of the list, but He showers us with so many blessings it truly is good to take time to “count them one by one.”  We are so thankful for your partnership in ministry, both prayerfully and financially.  We are thankful for how God continues to amaze us with the ways in which He provides and has provided for all that we are needing to manage Blake’s diabetes.  We are thankful for the health and strength that He gives on a daily basis and for his comforting presence in the midst of life’s difficulties.  We truly serve a wonderful God.  May you see His blessings in your lives as well.


Prayer & Praise:

  • Continued spiritual growth in the church family.
  • For wisdom as we grow in our understanding of Type 1 diabetes, and how to best help Blake.
  • Praise the Lord for the marvelous way He is working out logistics for the one prescription item that we need from the States.
  • Praise the Lord for the successful surgeries performed by the surgical team and pray for our spiritual follow up with the patients as they recover.


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

McCoy Family in November

November 2022

Qué está pasando



  • Disaster relief work in SW Florida
  • Bethany turning 15
  • Witness opportunities

Prayer Requests

  • Ongoing relief work
  • Church moved and settled
  • Health
  • Safety in travels


Galatians 6:10
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good onto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Everyone has needs that can be met by you and I. We all have some resources and some time and some abilities, we can use them to help the brethren and others as we come together in times of need. Many hands make light work!

Want to wish our second daughter Bethany a very happy 15th birthday today. She is really turning into quite the young lady and is such a blessing to everyone and has the sweetest spirit. She is also dad’s best helper many times as she is always hungry to learn new things even boy stuff.

October started out with an insane amount of busy. Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida about 2 1/2 hours south of our house on Wednesday September 28th. We had watched the storm closely knowing we were really close and could respond quickly once roads were open and local authorities there would allow workers into the impact zone. Operation Renewed Hope had already instructed me to deploy the minute I felt it was safe and had a destination. Our church got word that a personal friend and pastor had to leave his home in an emergency and only take the things with them they could carry in a canoe and evacuated to higher ground close by. Pastor Sheperd and 13 other people fled to a nearby church member’s home and were stranded with no way in or out and running out of supplies. We got a list of necessary items and gathered them quickly and drove them to Arcadia Florida until we ran into the water. At the water that is not supposed to be there we met some church members with a big airboat and transferred all the supplies into the boat and took them out to where the pastor and the others were waiting. Roads and bridges and homes and you name it were all completely submerged in the flash flood waters.

After getting the supplies to this pastor we were able to go to several local churches and do damage assessments on the churches and parsonages and other church properties. Most of the properties did fairly well with the winds but had roof leaks and wet sheet rock and those type things but were in good enough shape to become relief distribution centers. We began contacting other relief organizations obtaining supplies and renting trucks and getting drivers to make the pick-ups and deliveries. This was all day, every day, for the next two weeks until the churches told us they were okay on supplies and were going to change gears to clean up and demo of damaged homes and buildings in their communities. Going through the local churches many people in the communities had their physical needs met and were given the gospel. The churches have another opportunity to be a witness and come alongside their communities in time of need.

Our church got word from our landlord that our leased building had been sold and we had 60 days to find another place to meet and move. This is a small town and there are not a lot of options in buildings suitable for church. After looking all over we found a place after 32 days but the building would need a total remodel. One of those extreme makeover type deals, ha-ha. Once we had the lease signed and actually got the keys in our hands we had 28 days to make a former call center into a church. So for the last few weeks it has been from daylight to midnight every day but Sunday trying to make it happen. As of this writing we are pretty close and only have a little bit of painting and touchup here and there to do prior to bringing all the church’s furniture and sound equipment in and hope to have the first Sunday morning service on November 6th .We are literally living out our dreams and calling because of your prayers and giving and partnership. We get to work full time for the cause of Christ and use our gifts and abilities for his honor and glory. Thank you all for your faithfulness!


In Christ,
Kevin, Sonya, Bethany, and Jon McCoy
Training Center International

Kevin 850 777-0097
Sonya 850 698-1694

Fredericks’ Latest Building Update

November 2022


Praise the Lord! We are getting so close.

Last week we were notified of several more very generous donations toward our churches building fund. We are now within $5000 of being able to purchase this building!! No you didn’t read wrong. Just $5000 away from purchasing the land and building for our church plant.

We are so thankful for the many generous donations of various amounts and for your faithful prayers for this project. We are so very close. We still have two months, but time is getting short. If you feel led to help us get over this final hump, please give through the Central Missionary Clearinghouse online in our name, designated “Building Fund”. You can also mail a check to CENTRAL MISSIONARY CLEARING HOUSE P.O. Box 219228 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77218-9228 with a note that it is for Michael Frederick Building Fund. As the Lord wills, we hope to start the purchase process at the end of December 2022 and so will need all funds in place by that time. Again, thank you for faithfully holding the ropes while we minister as church planters in Thailand.

For the Lord’s Service in Thailand,
Michael & Frances Frederick

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