Norma Van Dalen

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,

Thank you again for your continued prayers and support. I arived back to Mexico City safely with my luggage and am now looking forward to catching up on what God is doing in the lives of friends and co-workers in the ministry here. My challenge in the next few weeks will be to find a place to live where I can invite others to share conversation, coffee and a meal. I want my home to be a place of peace and rest for all who enter...a place where they will encounter Jesus.

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

1. Pray for God to continue to call and equip men and women to serve Him in Mexico City. Pray specifically for Gilberto and Laura, church planters in Mexico City. Pray for others who are responding to God's call on their lives and are exploring HOW to follow that calling: Alejandro, Rebecca and Chuy, Paulina, Sonia and others. Praise God for the vision and burden they have for the unreached people groups in Mexico! It is exciting to see God calling each one to take the Good News to the least reached people in the nation of Mexico.

2. Pray for our pastors and leaders to continue to boldly pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out more workers into the harvest. We have seen a movement of prayer and missions blowing across Mexico as mission and national leaders have partnered in the College of Prayer and the Kairos courses. Pray for continued revival in our hearts as we serve together. Praise God for a joint vision trip to two areas of Mexico where there is a need for a team to begin outreach into the communities. Pray for favor with the leaders of these communities where Christians are not welcome and creative ways to serve the communities in the name of Jesus. The doors are opening slowly so continue to pray for spiritual breakthroughs.

3. Pray for more opportunities for partnering with like minded groups in providing theological training for those who desire to serve God in their communities and world. Pray for openness to consider alternative delivery sytems for training, such as online courses. Pray for our national leaders to see the need for training and for a healthy partnership relationship as together we consider how to best meet this need.

4. Pray with us as we dream and plan for continued opportunities to train our women leaders for more effective ministry. Please continue to pray for local churches to see the need to equip and train their leaders for engaging in Kingdom work. I have had several invitations to come alongside and help equip. Pray for wisdom.

5. Thank the Lord for the beginning of an International Bilingual School which serves our international workers and their families, as well as serves as a means of outreach to families in Mexico City. Please pray for financial provision as they struggle to meet financial obligations. Pray for God to provide qualified teachers and personnel for the Fall of 2019, as well. Pray for the new director of the school as he assumes leadership this summer. This is an ongoing request....dlon't stop praying, please!!!! This year, the school lost 4 IW families who are going on home assignment, so they need a miracle for increased enrollment.

6. Thanks you for praying for the National Council Meeting of all pastors, leaders and international workers the end of May. God's Spirit is moving among us and briingng unity of vision and a spirit of cooperation in the work of the Kingdom, according to the report of our country team leader.

7. Please pray for God's provision of an apartment and for me to sense God's continued leading for how to best invest my life in this next term of service. Pray for greater opportunities to mentor and encourage leaders as they serve.

Thank YOU for giving to the Great Commission Fund and for praying!

Mexico

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Updated: July 05, 2019

Children's Names
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Mexico
Address
Pestalozzi 1230, Colonia del Valle
Benito Juarez
Mexico City CDMX, 03100
MEXICO

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