Thank you …….
For praying for us and supporting us in this ministry. We are grateful to God for your prayers and financial giving that makes it possible for us to do this ministry.
The month of July has taken us to Bolivia for the South American Region Retreat as well as WGM Marion, for Orientation Camp with 9 new missionaries being sent out. Last week we completed our summer ‘Renewal’ at WGM with 20 missionaries (26 kids) returning from the field. These are great days in ministry and we thank you for being a part of our team. We are currently in Colorado for a Child Protection/Safety Network training until Friday, Aug. 1.
On Saturday, Aug. 2 we will be flying to Lagos, Nigeria to respond to two of our single, female missionaries who were accosted, robbed and threatened at gunpoint last week. This emergency trip will enable us to do an official Debriefing per World Gospel Mission’s Crisis Incident Stress Management Protocol and help to ensure the safety and well-being of our missionaries serving there. Among other areas of the world, Nigeria is experiencing safety issues and we are in need of prayer as we work with leaders there. We are thankful that God has spared our missionaries from life threatening injury but we know the emotional and physical trauma has been challenging to Shelley and Jennifer. They need our prayers.
You can read the missionaries thoughts on this crisis event at their BlogSpot http://shelleyachapman.blogspot.com/
Please pray for us as we minister in Nigeria next week. We need God’s wisdom as we seek to be His hands, His feet, and His voice. We ask that you pray for safety as we travel. We are taking replacement electronics into the country and praying for smooth passage. We have received our VISA’s for travel and we praise God for answering that prayer. We are trusting the Lord (Prov. 3:5 -6).
We will spend 3 days with our missionaries in a Safe House, and then accompany them to their homes to assist in re-entering and working with leaders to assure their safety. We will be debriefing some of the leaders of the West African Theological Seminary as that community is shocked by this event.
We return to the States on August 8, where we continue another week of home ministry in Nebraska and South Dakota. We fly to Detroit on August 13 to return to WGM in Marion, IN.
We ask an interest in your prayers. We are so thankful that God has led us to WGM and this important work. We trust that you feel your investment in us is accomplishing God’s purposes. We believe it is and we know that it is only because of you, our Champions, that this is possible. Thank you so much!
Ned and Marlene McGrady,
Director Member Health/Missionary Pastors
World Gospel Mission
Marion, IN 46952 765-664-7331