Field Focus

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Quotes to Ponder:

"Where you get the best benefit is by collaborating and  partnering with local leadership in doing training." - TimRice

"The beautiful thing is that the nurses, in conjunction with  churches in the villages, have both a health role as well as a discipling role, hand in hand with churches." - Kathy Rice

 

Focus Notes:

  • The needs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • A family's call
  • Dr. Dan Fountain
  • Fragile Infrastructure
  • Vanga Evangelistic Hospital
  • Building a vision for the future 
  • Partner with the Rice's in Mission and Ministry
  • Mentoring and Encouraging 
  • Sponsor a Medical Lecture

Summary:

Dr. Tim and Kathy Rice have been endorsed to serve as medical missionaries at the Vanga Evangelical Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Rices are from Saint Louis, MO, where Tim is on the faculty of the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University. Through the ministry of their Presbyterian church, the New City Fellowship and then through making the acquaintance of Dr. Dan Fountain and IM missionaries in the Congo, Tim and Kathy have already served short-term at Vanga. They now look forward to long-term service contributing to the training of nursing and medical students for Christ-centered, whole person care. 

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Quote to Ponder:  "During true revival, thousands of lost are suddenly swept into the kingdom of God.  Scenes of the lost coming to the Savior in great, and unprecedented numbers, are common.”  - Henry Blackaby, Pastor & Author
 
 
 

 

Our Guest:

Missionary to the Nations
 

Focus Notes:

  • Kathyrn Sears – a small frame and a big faith
  • 22 years of international ministry and missions
  • How God called an English lady to Liberia
  • Word and Deed Ministries is the Gospel + humanitarian aid
  • 42 gallon container shipments sent monthly with scripture and aid 
  • Building Churches, supporting local Pastors
  • Entrepreneur for small business for Liberian Christians
  • A cell phone in every mud hut!   Solar cellphone charging booths
  • Video clubs generate revenue and the Gospel
  • Planning a 6th trip to Liberia, West Africa
  • Liberia a country bought to it's knees
  • Over 14 years of civil war and centuries of idol worship bring no answers
  • Good News in 2012: 3,000 come to Christ in 3 weeks in the remote Interior of  Liberia
  • God's Word, Church and Christians where there were none.
  • February 2013 going further into the interior of Liberia and beyond to Guinea
  • P.S. Faith and prayer are still brings miraculous healings here in Cleveland, Ohio
 

Summary:

Don't say, “I can't personally impact the nations with the Gospel.”  Join us for this inspiring interview with our guest Kathryn Sears.  She was saved in 1979, at the age of 19.   She studied God's Word intently.  Her ministry was birthed in prayer on her knees rather than by any sending
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Quote to ponder:  “They thought we were worth it.”  Reflections of an adult orphan from Russia regarding those Christians who came to stay, not just to visit.

 

 

 

Our Guest:

Katrina Yoder - Reflections of Hope

Missionary to the Orphan

Chita, Siberia

Focus notes:

  • Recapping one year later after our 1st interview, Episode # 13
  • Chita, Siberia – another 6 ½ hour flight east from Moscow
  • Katrina' 2nd year serving the orphan in Chita
  • Social orphans of drug addiction and alcoholism
  • Foster care option a new paradigm
  • Minimal adoptions, a life without hope
  • Emotional poverty, the walking wounded
  • Aging out of the orphanage with vulnerabilities
  • Dormitories of young adults with the same woundedness
  • Only 1 in 10 will make it in the world outside the orphanage
  • What is different about the one who makes it?
  • Who will be the one to make that difference?
  • Building relationships now that will be a bridge when they leave
  • Where there is someone waiting there is hope

Summary:

Never heard of Chita, Siberia?  It is often God who introduces us to places we would otherwise never hear about.  Chita seemed to find Katrina, and now she is seeing this city more and more as home.  

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Quote to Ponder:

 “..and distribution was made to every man according to his need.”  Luke's reported as the Holy Spirit was poured out on the church.   Act 3:35
 
 
 

 

Focus Notes:

  • Eagles Rest has landed!
  • Janene Buckley-Ala in Ohio during the month of October
  • A mission work of servants serving the servant
  • Southeast Asia native Pastor's challenges: overworked and under supported, bearing the shame of poverty
  • Eagles Rest a unique re-cooperative care facility
  • A family affair – Janene, Rommmel and their 4 children  
  • Restoring God's servants to their work
  • Mending hearts and families
  • Big vision for this much needed ministry

 

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Quote to ponder:  

“There is no healing of our land until we get right with God.  It's a personal responsibility...It starts with us.”      - Ross Hill

 

 

 

Our Guest:  

Ross Hill - Founder & CEO of Bank 2,  Co-founder Circle 7:14

Focus Notes:

  • Breaking down 2 Chronicles 7:14 for rival in our land
  • The 40 day Lent experiment in Washington DC
  • The book “Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson
  • A vision to see millions on their knees twice a day
  • Claim the verse
  • Change our life personally
  • Pray for revival
  • Join an army of almost 10,000 and growing
  • Ross Hill- 1st business man for pilot project, the Giant Experience/ founder Ray Sanders
  • Bank CEO becomes a missionary to emerging countries
  • An entire banking staff making a difference in the lives of families and nations
  • Make a connection, make a commitment to “pray through”

Summary:

How radical it is to find a bank that actually exists to help people.  It's founder and CEO, Ross Hill, shares with us how business and God's work go hand in hand.  He sees a great need for revival in our land.  Revival has never occurred without the persistent prayer of God's people who have repented and began to call on God in prayer.  Inspired by Mark Batterson' 7:14 Lent prayer experiment in Washington D.C. and Mark's book “Circle Maker”, Ross has set out to invite millions to join him in prayer at 7:14 AM and PM, to pray through for healing of our land with the Circle 7:14 project.  Ross now travels the world taking other business leaders with him to see the needs of the third world and allow God to give them their own vision as change makers.  As a prayer partner you can chose from over 40 countries to begin praying for.  Remember it starts with you!
 

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Quote to Ponder:

“And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.  Let us, then, go outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.  For we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come”  The writer of Hebrews (chapter 13:12-14)
 
“I don't leave God to go out there.  He is already out there waiting for me”  Yvonne Herring
 

Our Guest:

Yvonne Herring
Co-host of Field Focus Radio
 

Focus notes:

  • Spring 2012 adult missions trip with Appalachia Service Project (ASP)
  • Devotional prayer preparation – working in us, working in those we would serve
  • Jonesville, Va. - the heart of the Appalachia
  • St. Charles and the blown up Meth lab detour
  • Feeling like Gideon – unprepared
  • Hitting a deer , the best bad luck
  • Two broken down houses, 2 amazing ladies, 2 beautiful afghans
  • Challenged by the beautiful hearts of our hosts
  • Giving God 2% of our year to leave the camp
  • Getting beyond akwardness
  • Keeping our eyes open for Jesus
  • Finding Jesus outside the camp
  • We are all going back next year
 

Summary:

I left for Jonesville, Va. with  eight other adults from my church in Massillon, Ohio on April 23rd.  We had planned and prepared for 6 months, yet that morning seemed to be the absolute worst time for me to be leaving home for a week.  I felt even worse when we hit a deer only 1 ½ hours out.  We spent 6 days working on housing reconstruction projects, trying to pick up where someone else left off.  I would find that the work we did was really just secondary to all that God wanted to show us outside the camp of our own Christian experience.  My most meaningful time was when I took the time to learn about the lady, whose house we were working on.  She taught me a lot in that week.  I felt that God was putting a mirror in front of me and showing me what I lacked: simplicity, contentment, a simple faith, might prayers, and close family ties.  I in turn gave her what she lacked : encouragement, confidence in the goodness of God, Bible readings, hymns, and a partner in prayer.  Grace flowed through our relationship.  Jesus loved her through me and me though her.  I returned having found what I went out  for, a sense of the realness of God.    
 
 

Contact information:  

To learn more about ASP short term missions go to ASPhome.org

 

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Quote to Ponder:

"Living Beyond Awesome was really an emotional and physical journey for me." - Jen McDonough

 

 

 

Guest: Jen McDonough

Speaker, Author, Motivational Storyteller, Devoted Mom 
 

Points to Ponder:

  • What is an Ironman race?
  • Why would anyone want to compete in it?
  • Writing a book will change your life
  • Your story has power in it
  • You cannot run alone, support is necessary
  • Planning is essential

Summary:

On today's interview, we are able to take an inside look at the life of a mother who felt a call to transform her life and commit to something extraordinary.  You will be blessed to hear of Jen's commitment to family, training and worship as she walks out her calling.  Her book Living Beyond Awesome will change your life as it has for people around the world.  Listen to the entire show and then please let us know in the comments what this interview motivated you to do.  Today is the day to do something extraordinary in your own life.  tell us about it below.
 

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Quote to Ponder:

"Living Beyaon Awesome was really an emotional and physical journey for me." - Jen McDonough

 

 

 

 

Guest: Jen McDonough

Speaker, Author, Motivational Storyteller, Devoted Mom 

Points to ponder:

  • What is an ironman race?
  • Why would anyone want to compete in it?
  • Writing a book will change your life
  • Your story has power in it
  • You cannot run alone, support is necessary
  • Planning is essential

 

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Quote to ponder:  

“I am this day four score and five years old.  As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, to go out, and to come in.  Now therefore give me this mountain, “    - Caleb, the son of Jephunneth the Kenezite

 

Our Guest:

Shirley Tropea

Social Worker, Missionary

 

Focus notes:

  • 76 and going to Tanzania
  • A dream that started 24 years ago
  • Father Milton, Shirley's Joshua
  • Mountain of a dream. Dream of a mountain, Kilimanjaro.
  • God provided in every step of 2 year preparation

 

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Quote to ponder: 

“Grace flows through relationships”

 

Our guest:

Willie Santiago,

Cuba Connection Ministry

Former Pastor & Church Planter

 

Focus notes: 

  • Cuba Connection Ministry – Not an organization but a network
  • Fostering relationship for advancing the Kingdom of God for over 14 years
  • 53 years history of no relationship between the US and Cuban governments
  • 8 fold increase in Christian population in Cuba since 1960
  • The biggest Church revival in Cuba's history happening today
  • A new generation of young Christian leaders
  • “tearing down walls ministry”, the house churches of Cuba
  • Cuban emphasis on relationship in evangelism
  • Cuban missionaries to other Spanish speaking countries
  • Cuba closer than you think
  • Getting to Cuba is easier than you think
  • An invitation to the short terms missions minded
  • Suffering for Christ in 1st class accommodations and a roast pig feast awaits
  • Best utilize the skills of your missions team with advanced planning