Joyce Johns

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update



I hear of some people who say to “lean in” to Jesus. In some of Amy Carmicheal’s devotional notes she speaks of ”leaning on” Jesus. I’m reminded of the song “leaning on the everlasting arms”. Deuteronomy 33:27 “the eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms…”

The dengue fever (mosquito borne illness) season seems to be subsiding. One day when doing hospital visitation, I heard loud crying and went to see what happened. A 7-month old had just died from dengue and the family was distraught. Also a taxi driver told of his little girl who died from dengue. Those have been difficult times for families, but Jesus carries the little ones in His everlasting arms to a better home. Pray for many who are experiencing dengue, even several missionary people have had dengue fever.

A family (believers) just lost a young husband to cancer. Pray for the family as they grieve and to let the everlasting arms of God strengthen them in these days.

In Kbal Romeas, there has been added persecution, but the few believers there are leaning on Jesus. Pray for their lives be a testimony so that others may find Jesus too. Just had one baptism as well.

At out Field Conference in July, the speaker’s messages focused on spiritual warfare. Our adversary is busy with many tactics, but we look to the hills and find help from God. The everlasting arms of God do battle for us so that there is victory.

My Mom, a believer and now 94, has over the course of 3-4 months had several heart issues. Several weeks ago she was critical, but now is stable enough to be back in the place she was staying before.. God has given me great peace so as not to worry as I have been leaning on Him. I will briefly be seeing my mom this month

In December I hope to get a new teammate. Pray for Cecilia as she will be finishing Khmer language and for us as we seek God’s wisdom to serve together.

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

-good amounts of rain for rice and other crops
-Pert growing in her ability to teach both health and Bible
-for those who have recently been baptized in O’Krieng and Kbal Romeas, to truly follow Jesus

-my Mom’s health, whatever God would choose to do
-Lao ministry, that there would be at least 2 families to commit their lives to God by end Dec 2019
-for my travels and speaking

Thanks to all of you for your continued prayers and support. The Cambodian field will have one new couple that was commissioned at Council. God answers prayer through your giving and praying. To give, go to and look for my name and ways to give.

Together in His service, Joyce Johns



Updated: September 30, 2019

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