Zac and Julie Stutler

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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On July 9, we said goodbye to the Dominican Republic, a land that has been the country of our heart for over 30 years. It was very hard to leave the many people who have become family to us. The last few months have been full of so many different emotions but the strongest is GRATITUDE. God has done so much in these past 31 years and we are so grateful. In June, we had a very special surprise going away party at the Dominican Alliance National Pastors’ Conference with many precious people many of whom we have known for decades. Though sad to say goodbye, our hearts were filled with joy and GRATITUDE as we shared with our Dominican brothers and sisters in Christ, our fellow labors in the harvest God is bringing in the DR.

A couple days before the left the Dominican Republic, the church in Punta Cana had a wonderful going away party for us. It was a celebration of the amazing work that God has done and continues to do. Children, youth and adults participated in a very special program that included many testimonies, skits, video messages from our very first church planting team, and even puppet presentations all giving glory to God for the work HE has done in Punta Cana. It was especially impacting when leaders from each of the many ministries that Alianza now has, placed a paper “fruit shaped ornaments” with the name of a ministry on a small tree that symbolized the fruit that God has produced. The little tree was full of “fruit” representing ministries to children, youth, couples, men, and women as well as discipleship, TEE, greeters, worship, audio visuals and more. Local lay believers now lead and serve in these different ministries that are carrying on the vision to motivate and equip the families of Punta Cana to live in an authentic relationship with Christ and share his love with others.

Listening to testimonies and looking into the faces of people from Alianza and friends from the community who were visiting that night brought incredible joy to our heart. Alianza is in excellent hands as Miguel and Keren Rodriguez, Alliance International Workers with Axcess continue to lead this growing congregation and they are doing an excellent job. Even though it was hard to leave, we are filled with joy to see a strong growing body of local believers desiring to impact their community and country. This is amazing considering that when we moved to Punta Cana ten years ago there was no evangelical church reaching the professional families. Because you prayed and gave, a strong growing church was planted in a community where no evangelical church existed.

We are so blessed to have lived and worked among such wonderful loving people who have taken us into their hearts and lives. We are so blessed to have seen God work in so many amazing ways over the last 30 plus years. God has been building His church all over the Dominican Republic in so many ways. Lives have been transformed and leaders raised up and God gave us the joy of being a small part of it. Our hearts are filled with GRATITUDE!

We are now in the US for a year of Home Assignment before beginning another exciting adventure of faith in 2020. We are excited about being a part of the Alliance´s plan to plant a network of multiplying churches in Guadalajara, Mexico. We plan to move there in July 2020. We are so GRATEFUL for the opportunity to continue to be a part of God’s work in Latin America.

We are also excited about the opportunity this year to share in churches in the US about all the wonderful things God has done in the Dominican Republic. We are so GRATEFUL to the Alliance family who have so faithfully prayed and supported us all these years. Your ministry in prayer and giving is vital. We also look forward to sharing God’s vision to reach the regions beyond with the amazing life changing message of Christ.

Our Home Assignment started in a very special way welcoming a new grandbaby Eliana Grace Devereaux, Ana and Steve´s first baby, born July 5. It will be such a blessing to be able to share with our family this year as well as with the Alliance family throughout the US.

Thank you so much for being such a special part of our lives and ministry. Because you prayed so faithfully and gave sacrificially churches have been planted, lives transformed, communities are being served and leaders developed in the Dominican Republic. We are so GRATEFUL! And God still has many amazing exciting opportunities ahead. Thank you for living the call together with us.

With GRATEFUL hearts,

Zac and Julie Stutler,
International Axcess Workers serving with the Alliance

US address until July 2020
18 Rio Grande Circle #6
Florence, KY 41042

US Cell phone
Zac 616-929-2908
Julie 616-929-3316

Please visit out website for photos and videos
www.zacandjuliestutler.wordpress.com

Prayer Requests

Prayer Request for Zac and Julie Stutler

Pray that we would always walk closely with Jesus and that God would make our agenda each moment. Pray that God would be glorified in our lives and shine through us every day.
Alianza Punta Cana
Pray for Axcess Workers, Miguel and Keren Rodriguez and their two children Isabel and Damian that God would continue to use them in great ways in the leadership of Alianza.
Pray that Alianza will continue to grow and reach out in mighty ways to the families of Punta Cana.
Home Assingment Ministries
Pray for our upcoming ministries in the churches in the US. Pray that God would give us many opportunities to share about the exciting things God has done in the Dominican Republic and to challenge people to continue to live the call together with us in Guadalajara.
Pray that God would be preparing us to minister in Mexico starting in July 2020.
Mexico
Pray for the Alliance Team in Guadalajara, that God would continue to use them to bring the gospel to the many people of that city.
Family
Pray that God would bless and care for our children and grandchildren in the US.
Pray that we would be a blessing to our family here in the US and have lots of quality time together this home assingment year.

Mexico

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Updated: August 08, 2019

Children's Names
Luke
Ana
Status
Home Assignment
Country of Service
Mexico
Address
18 Rio Grande Cir #6
Florence, KY 41042

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