Bob and Joy Brougher

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


Bob & Joy - Field Leader and leadership development in Asuncion, Paraguay
Rachel & Jared, Nolene,Jonas, Lucia, Amelle & Isaac - working in the Middle East
Carrie & Jeff Stredney, Micah, Ruby & Eden - working and living in Cleveland, Ohio; lay leaders at West Side Alliance Church, Cleveland
Nathan & Andrea and Silas - living and working in San Leandro, CA
Hannah - working, studying and ministering in Cleveland, OH

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer


Dear Faithful Praying Friends:

He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

1.PRAISE GOD! the work team of 15 who came from Somerset Alliance in PA., a partnership church with Paraguay. In spite of rainy weather, God blessed in so many different and little ways. The children’s medical evaluations totaled 241 and the children’s English camp totaled around 90 in the three churches we ministered in. The construction crew worked on non-rainy days on the Christian education /kitchen addition at the Mbokajaty Church, and were able to work on an inside Christian education building project in the San Antonio church when it did rain. God was at work among us! PRAY the follow-up of the children’s ministries will bear much fruit!

2. The Alliance ministry institute in Paraguay (called IMAP) continues through part of May for new and existing leaders of our churches. Please continue to PRAY for all the students to be committed to their classes and for Angel Silva and Bob Brougher as they teach.

3. Please PRAY for Luis and Olga Felipa as they return to Paraguay on May 11 from their one-year home assignment. Luis will be the new field leader and Olga and he will be involved in leadership development. Also PRAY for Noe Hernandez as he takes over the bookkeeping aspect of the Mission.

4. We (Bob and Joy) are finishing up our last term of service in Paraguay as we leave May 15 to return to the US for a one-year home assignment and then on to other ministries stateside that the Lord is preparing for us in Cleveland, Ohio. We have such a mix of emotions as we say goodbyes to our dear Paraguayan family! Please PRAY for us as we leave, for safe travels, and for a great one year of home assignment ministries! (We are still considered International Workers until July of 2020 when we will officially leave our overseas ministries.)

5. We would like to take this opportunity to ask the pastors and churches of our home district of Western Pennsylvania to please consider us to come and share our missionary work and experience in Paraguay. Please sign up for a visit on the District web page or contact us directly via our email address, We are excited to share God’s work and blessings. PRAY with us for our year of ministries in Alliance churches.

6. Please PRAY for the Alliance COUNCIL 2019! The Alliance family is gathering in Orlando, Florida, on May 28–June 2, and we will be attending. You are invited to join the Alliance family as we gather in Orlando, Florida, to celebrate what God is doing in our midst and seek His heart as we move Beyond.

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7. Did you know that the C&MA approved to date, 50 new workers to be sent in 2019? PRAISE GOD!! And there is a possibility of sending out 10 more! We’d therefore like to announce an upcoming GREAT COMMISSION (GC) DAY!:

“Because of the strong response to the 2018 Year-end Offering, the C&MA Board of Directors was already able to approve 50 of the 60 new workers to be sent in 2019. However, we still face significant financial challenges as we move forward. A strong response to the 2019 Great Commission Day Offering, themed ‘We Are Sending,’ will ensure that all 60 will be sent to live and minister among some of the world's remaining least-reached peoples.” We will keep you posted with more information on the GC DAY!


We will continue sending our PRAYER BULLETINS until July of 2020 as we desire your continued prayer support of the work in Paraguay. We will keep you updated on what’s happening, so you can keep on praying!

Should the Lord lead you, you may give to us and our ministries the following ways, as we continue to be supported by the Alliance until July of 2020.

**The Great Commission Fund (supports the world-wide work of the C&MA, funds our living allowances and ministries for us and for Alliance International Workers around the globe).

**Designated contributions can be sent to the Work Funds for Bob and Joy Brougher (used specifically to help us during our home assignment ministries).

Try out the homepage of the C&MA for on-line giving! Just go to the homepage: and click on “Give” (upper right hand corner of the opening page.) Follow the link to “Missions” and the ways you can contribute to our ministry, or send your gifts directly to:

The Christian & Missionary Alliance, 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

In His Care,

Bob and Joy Brougher

Serving with The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Paraguay




Updated: April 30, 2019

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