Stories of Updates

Update: Converted Family Donates Land for Honduran Church

October 20, 2022

Missions Door missionary, Carlos Zuniga, reports amazing news. A few years ago, he started to plant a church in Puerta del Ocote, Belen Lempira, which is in the western part of Honduras. This past August, Carlos led a family to the Lord. This family decided to donate a plot of land for that church plant! The plan is to build a prayer house on that land for the church plant’s members to congregate. God has also provided Carlos with the other necessary materials to start on it. Carlos also reports that his church in Zapotillo is doing well. He travels…

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Update: Former Student in College Ministry Becomes Pastor

October 19, 2022

Campus Ambassador to the University at Buffalo, Tim Stewart, has amazing news! Years ago, a young man named Chris started coming to his college ministry. Chris has just become a Christian. He attended CA for about a year, but then Tim never heard from him again. This summer, Tim was asked to sit in on an ordination council for Chris. He was becoming a pastor in Buffalo! It was obvious that Chris had spent a lot of time learning scripture. His knowledge was incredible and his ability to wisely handle difficult questions and scenarios was amazing. Chris gave Tim a…

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Update: Honduran Workshop Bringing Women to Christ

October 18, 2022

Missions Door missionaries, Paul and Tania Steer, report that twenty-four women have graduated from their skills training center and want to learn more about the bible. Tania created this workshop to teach women cooking, baking, and sewing. She encourages these women, many of whom are single mothers, rape victims, widows, and thirteen-year-old girls who are already mothers. She’s trained seventy so far. Tania must be discrete when she shares the gospel for several reasons. One, Hondurans are typically mistrustful of non-Catholics. Two, men forbid women to listen to evangelicals. And three, religious culture prohibits unmarried women who are baptized Catholic…

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Update: 80 Backpacks Distributed in Rochester

October 17, 2022

Update: 80 Backpacks Distributed in Rochester Missions Door missionaries, Marvin and Denise Robinson, report that they were able to supply eighty backpacks and school supplies with scripture messages in Rochester, New York. This was done through gifts from their supporters. They are planning their Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas outreach events for the homeless and families in need. Support the Robinsons here.

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Update: VBS on Wyoming Reservation Sees 110 Kids

October 16, 2022

Missions Door missionary, Allen Peil, reports that this year’s VBS in Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation was a success! Around 110 students from the surrounding neighborhoods and villages attended. Last year, the average attendance was around sixty. Ten students made professions of faith! Five churches total from California, Nevada, Sheridan FBC, and Allen’s home church in Riverton, Wyoming split into five locations and led a three-hour long VBS daily. One of the students who made a profession of faith lives with his Christian grandparents. His parents are interested in starting a regular bible study in their home. This is an…

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Update: Ministry Equip Net Sees Influx of Ex Mormons

October 15, 2022

Missions Door missionary, Harry Olsen, currently leads Ministry Equip Net, an online two-year bible certificate program for church planters, pastors, and church leaders. Harry reports that his largest contingent of new and continuing students is in Utah, many of whom are ex-Mormons and eager to know the truth of God’s word! Praise God! Support Harry here.

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Update: WATCH — Scouting Argentinian Villages for Deaf People

October 14, 2022

WATCH HERE Missions Door missionary, Jessie Fox, sent us this video, showcasing how her team at Signs of Love search for Deaf people in Argentinian villages. All of the Deaf people you’ll see in this video have never had access to learning sign language or the gospel. Deaf people who don’t know sign language typically live in isolation, unable to communicate with the world. Their neighbors often don’t know they exist. From Jessie: “Once we arrive in a village (right now we drive between 1 – 2.5 hours), we begin knocking door to door, asking individuals, shop owners, clinics, and whoever…

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Update: 350 Honduran Prisoners Ministered to

October 13, 2022

Missions Door missionaries, Rick and Ruth Odess, worked with fellow MD missionary, Victor Almendarez, to provide toilet paper to 350 prisoners in Honduras. The prison doesn’t provide these items and prisoners are dependent on family and friends for them. This is the same prison where they provided a medical and optometry clinic a few years ago. They also distributed backpacks and school supplies, beans, rice, shortening, pasta, flour, and sugar to multiple families in need. Lastly, they helped lay the groundwork for a new church in the mountains. Praise God for the work He’s doing in Honduras! Support Rick and…

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Update: Messianic Jew Reunited with Bible Teacher After 67 Years

October 12, 2022

Missions Door missionary, Vincent Morgan, reports incredible news. Vincent is a missionary to the Jewish people. Last month, he along with one of the world’s top Messianic Jewish teachers, Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, hosted a camp focused on the Jewish background of the bible. Arnold was born in Siberia in 1943, during World War II to German Jewish parents who had fled the Holocaust. He and his family eventually ended up in Brooklyn, NY. Arnold began to attend bible studies near his new home. His father allowed him to attend as long as a young girl by the name of Molly,…

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Update: Cambodian Churches Up to 9 Services

October 11, 2022

Missions Door missionary, Radha Manickam, reports that the Cambodian pastors being supported are all doing incredible work in God’s kingdom! Here are some of the highlights: Pastor Cheam Rin is up to nine worship services with 130 people in bible study. He’s baptized five people and is training twelve leaders. Pastor Phan Sophun is averaging 122 people on Sundays and is up to nine services. He is training twenty leaders and led ninety-eight people to the Lord last quarter. Pastor Mam SamOeun pastors a village church of forty-five people. He’s up to two services and even after his stroke, is…

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Update: 90 Non-Christian International Students Hear the Gospel

October 10, 2022

Friends of Internationals, a ministry that supports international students at Arizona State University, is seeing a high number of international students after years of covid. Since the school year started, FOI has met and interacted with over three hundred new international students. A recent Friday night dinner and bible study had over ninety students in attendance. All of them were non-Christians, and a majority had never seen a bible before and didn’t know the basic teachings of Christianity. Many of these students come from restricted nations or nations that are antagonistic to the gospel. They are often Hindu, Muslim, agnostic,…

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Update: Deaf Program in Peru Was a Success

October 9, 2022

Missions Door missionary, Rachel Gober, reports that her recent trip to Peru was a success. Rachel works with Signs of Love to teach sign language to Deaf people who live in rural areas of Peru and may not know sign language and how to communicate with people. She also teaches them the gospel, starts bible studies, and is trying to plant a Deaf church. Rachel and her team recently put on a program in Cajabamba, where they taught Deaf children and families about God. The theme was “strong love,” and the program was about God’s strong love for us and…

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Update: Deaf Girl in Argentinian Village Finds Hope

October 8, 2022

Missions Door missionary, Jessie Fox, has made contact with a Deaf nine-year old girl who doesn’t know sign language in a small village in Argentina. Jessie’s team was able to communicate with the girl by writing their names on her arm with their fingers, and vise-versa. The girl’s face lit up with joyous surprise when she realized they weren’t like everyone else. She jumped on Jessie’s team member and hugged her tightly! Her mom said through tears that she’d been looking for someone to help her daughter for nine years. Her team told the girl’s mom about God’s hope and…

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Update: International Student Ministry Sees Sky Rocketing Numbers

October 7, 2022

A missionary that works with international students at a major American university (missionary and university protected for privacy reasons) reports that the number of internationals at his campus has increased significantly! This missionary has been able to pick up students at the airport and help move them in. Because he often meets their friends, this missionary has gotten to know hundreds of new internationals! The students are often shocked when he willingly helps without pay or expectation. When they ask why, he always responds, “I’m a follower of Jesus, and I want you to see the reality of God’s love…

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Update: Unorthodox “Christian” Club May Start at WSU

October 6, 2022

Kathleen Young, Campus Ambassador, reports that a new “Christian” club is attempting to start at Worcester State University. They are not orthodox and don’t preach the same gospel. Pray for Kathleen as she navigates tricky discussions. Also pray that the Lord provides her more financial partners. Praise report: Through Instagram, four new freshmen were at the club kickoff. They’ve been able to host lots of events from tables to game nights. Support Kathleen here.

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Update: Fitchburg State’s Club Status Saved

October 5, 2022

Campus Ambassador, Elizabeth Cernoia, shares some good news! Her campus, Fitchburg State University, lost a key student leader. Within days of their last prayer time, a new student agreed to take on the role and saved their club’s status on campus. FSU also had fourteen people at their first bible study despite the university cancelling events, and ten were new students. Pray for student S. Elizabeth met her at bible study where the student confessed that she was once told by a minister that she’ll never be good enough for God’s love and still struggles with this till this day.…

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Update: Honduras Ministry Sees Increase in Professions of Faith, Baptisms, and More

October 4, 2022

Victor Almendarez, Missions Door missionary in Western Honduras, has an amazing praise report! Virgilia Almendarez continues to disciple women and children in the Honduran mountains. Five house churches are outgrowing their meeting places, meaning five new churches need to be planted. Thirty-five people have been baptized. Forty-five children living in poverty have been given backpacks and school supplies. Fifty ministry leaders are being trained. Sixty-five people have made professions of faith. One hundred extremely poor families have received prayer and a bag of food. Pray that Victor’s team is able to raise $5,000 for each of the new churches that…

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Update: 28 New Videos Produced for CB Matrix

September 27, 2022

Missions Door missionary, Louis Mann, is the dean of education at CB Matrix, a free distance-learning program that trains lay church leaders and planters. Because of generous donations, CB Matrix has been able to produce 28 videos for their curriculum this year! They have also been able to procure new equipment. Over 30 students (and counting) have registered for the courses. Support Louis here.

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Update: Formerly Homeless Man is Lead Chef at the Hope Center in Hollywood

September 26, 2022

The Hope Center is a food program that prepares and serves over a thousand meals each week to those in need in the East Hollywood and greater Los Angeles area. Overseeing that food program is Chef Cesar. Cesar arrived at the Hope Center in 2018, homeless, addicted to drugs, and with no hope for the future. He desperately wanted to take control of his life and refused to give God the reigns. But little by little, God loosened the grip of fear on his life. “I don’t have to be in control because I know God is!” says Cesar. Today,…

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Update: Churches Planted, People Saved, and Women Taught Work Skills in Lenca Area of Honduras

September 25, 2022

Isaias Cantarero and his team are continuing to plant churches in the Lenca area of Honduras. In July, his team visited houses in Carrizal and Cedros Opatoro, La Paz for five days. They planted two fruit trees in each house and shared the gospel. They also helped replace roofs and floors of homes. Children and adults came to Christ! His team also recognized and appointed five pastors in the Comayagua area. These pastors will work in Cane, Monte Cristo, El Ciruelo, Lejamaní, and La Paz. They are continuing to support pastors in four areas of Honduras by visiting and maintaining…

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Update: ASU Experiencing Record Number of International Students

September 24, 2022

Missions Door missionary, Ben Joseph, reports that Arizona State University has a record number of international students this past school year. The ministry he serves in, Friends of Internationals, has been able to take these students all over Arizona to experience the beauty of the Southwest and build relationships. FOI’s Easter Celebration dinner had a full house, and the gospel was shared. Their Friday evening dinners and bible studies averaged around fifty students, all non-believers. Praise the Lord! Support Ben here.

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Update: Jewish Man Saved and Being Discipled

September 23, 2022

This summer, an unsaved Jewish man approached Missions Door missionary, Mottel Baleston, after he spoke at a church located in a strongly Jewish suburb of Las Vegas. The man came with his believing wife and was open to the gospel. He willingly prayed with Mottel and came to saving faith. Mottel is happy to share that the man has been faithfully attending his weekly Zoom discipleship meetings. Praise God! Support Motell here.

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Update: New House Church in Dominican Republic

September 22, 2022

Felix Abreu, Missions Door missionary in the Dominican Republic, started a new house church on July 17th. That month, he presented the 5-5-5 plan: five strategic cities in the Dominican Republic where his team wants to establish five strategic church planting centers in the next five years (2023 – 2027). He asks for your prayers for this project as it will be the focus of the next five years of ministry. Pray for wisdom and guidance from the Lord as the team chooses planters, cities, and necessary resources. Join them in this great adventure of a church planting movement in the Dominican…

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