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The following letter was recently sent to the friends and supporters of Jesus and Rosa Munoz:

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I just wanted to share with all of you that I have started working with Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM). My ministry with GO 2 Church Planting concluded at the end of February, 2009.


Linda Mensinger's Mother with the Lord
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 13:51


The GBIM family extends condolences to Linda Mensinger, daughter of Enid Paden, 99, of Portland, OR, who passed away Monday, July 13, 2009, at an Adult Care Home in Portland, Oregon, six months short of reaching a century.



“It started with a time of greetings and prayers,” writes Frank Puhl (Africa Regional Director), concerning the Africa Regional Charis Leadership Encounter taking place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Delegates attending Charis Africa represent Grace Brethren Churches from the Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria.


AMI Team Report
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 15:42


AMI (African Missionary Internship) 2009 has completed two full weeks together and they have experienced a great variety of peeks into African life. They camped in the bush at Yaloke for two nights, and had a not too terribly close encounter with a now dead African snake.


Update on Brenda Welling
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 15:40


Brenda Welling (GBIM staff) was released from the Warsaw hospital at noon on Sunday. She did very well after the surgery, but was scheduled to have an endoscopy this morning at 10:30 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A stone was stuck in the bile duct. She should be home tomorrow.

Bess Farrell writes, “We are very thankful for you and your prayers. God is so good to us and we have seen His hand in working out all the details of this entire experience. It is so great to be in His care and to be able to rest right there. Do continue to pray.”


florent Praise the Lord that the Lyon church moved back into its renovated / expanded facilities Sunday July 5th, hosted a youth evangelistic camp, and held an evangelistic concert July 11th. Pastor Florent Varak recently requested, “Pray with us that (the building) becomes a tool in God’s hands to reach the lost and edify the church.”

Florent Varak



Larry DeArmey, GBIM staff, heads out July 13th to Bangui, C.A.R. for two weeks of leadership of the Africa Mission Internship (AMI) team . Mike and Myra Taylor, GBIM staff, have been leading the team of 7 young adults for two weeks, and Larry now takes over in order to release the Taylors for important commitments in the States.



Brenda Welling has an inflamed and enlarged gall bladder full of stones and is scheduled for surgery for 8 AM Saturday morning, July 11th, in Warsaw, to remove the gall bladder. Brenda and Bess will be staying in Winona Lake at the missionary residence until the doctor gives the OK to travel. He restricted travel for at least a week, so Bess and Brenda’s scheduled stop in Roanoke, VA, for Friday had to be changed, along with other speaking engagements.


Stuttgart GBC Inaugurates New Rooms
Friday, 10 July 2009 15:11


Rainer Ehmann reports that “We started services in our new facilities on May 21. What a huge praise! Monday we will start the first activity for the center for handicapped people where we are now renting our rooms.
Please pray for inroads into these peoples' lives and for fruit for eternity.


GBIM Family Reunion 2009 Ends Today
Thursday, 09 July 2009 16:02


GBIM Family Reunion 2009 ends formal sessions today with the topic “Tending the Garden: Creating Space for your Ministry to Flourish,” addressed by Executive director Dave Guiles.

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