Jun 26

Pastor Jerry Bowers: Provision for Ministry

Jun 22


Dear Friends,

Let me tell you what is happening in Nicaragua and with our Ministry

More than 200 unarmed people have been killed in peaceful protests in the last 60 days. Many more than in Venezuela in 3 years.  An evangelical pastor and his family of 6 was just burned to death inside their home including two babies because they refused to let paramilitary use their home as high ground for a sniper attack.  All while the president drags his feet as he allegedly agrees to plans for peace and new elections in 2019.  He is reluctant to leave the presidency.

A glimmer of hope

Though there is nothing much on the US news and most Americans don’t even know what is going on in Nicaragua, the Washington Post and others are reporting now that Pence just announced that the USA is solidly against what is happening.  Today (6/20/2018), the U.S. Ambassador to the OEA arrived in Nicaragua to help with the peace talks.

Now, even the UN and EU are getting involved to condemn the killing of innocent people and what is going on in Nicaragua.

El Nuevo Diario and 100% Noticias can be found on the Internet.

Meanwhile, Masaya refuses to be controlled by the government of Ortega. Six more civilians have been killed their and many more injured. However, many police are leaving the police force there and in other towns so as not to be involved in harming civilians.

As Nicaragua struggles for freedom from oppression, our ministry continues to minister to the children

With this country in civil unrest it means we need more money to function.  Prices have gone up for everything because the supermarkets and markets are practically bare.  The road blocks haven’t allowed the trucks to get through.  And the attacks on the markets have caused most people to take down their stands.  Even the electricity and water have tripled.

We need your help more than ever!

 Most people right now have no income because they cannot get to work and that includes the people in our churches in Juigalpa and Diriamba.

In order to feed the children who attend our church we need staples like oil, vegetables, beverages and, when possible, chicken.   We still have the Manna packs but they are not really palatable cooked in water.

Ultimately, our people are looking to us for help.  Even our Pastors have no support.

For the past two months, Pastor Glenn and I have sent funds to our Pastor and his wife who were living in our house taking care of our daughter, Emmy.  This money also took care of him, his wife and our youth pastors living in Diriamba.  He and his wife finally were able to return to Juigalpa where their own daughter had a medical emergency and where his church needs him. 

Now, we have to send funds for household expenses and for a new person who is taking care of Emmy.  We have almost no food in our house in Jinotepe and we have ministry and personal bills to pay also.

We are currently in Florida and praying for an end to this violence and for us to be able to return.  Emmy is studying online since it is too dangerous for the schools in Jinotepe to reopen.  We pray she doesn’t run out of medication.  Right now she is sick with a bad cold and she isn’t getting very good nutrition.

We have two households to support plus our pastors and youth pastors.   We cannot do this alone.  We are living on Social Security and we cannot work due to health issues.  We need monthly support.

Our plan to sell our house in Nicaragua is on hold.  We know that God has His plans for us.  We must continue on until He releases us from Nicaragua.  No matter what, we are dedicated to continuing our ministry there and helping the wonderful, self-sacrificing people who are giving their lives to set their country free from tyranny.

Brothers and Sisters we urgently need your help!

We know that you care about Nicaragua, so would you please send help to:

PayPal account:  mateo516ministry@ yahoo.com or

Western Union or Moneygram to:  Lynne or Glenn Schweitzer. (You can call 772-597-4334 or Facebook us at:  Lynne Schweitzer)

Thank you for your prayers . 


Lynne and Glenn Schweitzer

Missionary Pastors

Jun 20

Chris & Larena Johnston – Missionaries to Galway, Ireland

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Another Amazing Month

Another amazing month has flown by! We have seen
God moving in mighty ways, even in the sadness that came with
Ireland choosing to allow abortion on demand into the country.
We were really praying and hoping that this would not happen,
but we know that God has a plan and turns everything around for
His good for those who love Him. If nothing else, this has really
shown the heart of this country, and the way it is going more and
more towards secularism. It has broken our hearts but has given
us a deeper passion to reach the lost and hurting in this nation.
The day after the referendum, I went to my friend

Carmel’s daughters first holy Communion. It was really amazing
to see how God was orchestrating all of this, because one of my
prayers has been to really get more acclimated to the Irish
traditions. Even though many of the Irish (sadly) are going away
from the Catholic faith, they still tend to bring up their children
to do the important things such as first communion and
confirmation, which is a beautiful thing.

Unexpected Opportunity

It was an honor and pleasure to be able to attend Ruby’s
first communion. Afterwards, another mother named Georgina
invited us back to her home for lunch. Georgina is an Irish woman
who lives about 45 minutes away from us, and has two young boys.
Carmel, her 4 girls, Chris, Anora, and I all decided to take her up
on the offer, and boy was I glad we did!

Not only was it a total
divine appointment, but this opportunity allowed for me to invite
Georgina and her friend to get more connected. We invited them
to church, and I also told them about the Mom’s group I am hoping
to set up. It was an amazing afternoon! Not only that, but Chris
was able to give his testimony to around 6 of them sitting around
the table. They were all sitting on the edge of their seat listening
and asking questions. Sadly, none of them attend a church, and all
of them believed in different things, but certainly not that Jesus is
the way, the truth and the life. We hope and pray that God will
open the doors for them to stay connected to us. Will you pray that
God will help us build a relationship with them, and lead them to
Jesus? We know your prayers are powerful!


Days prior to that, we had the Pulse Youth camp director
Sam, and his wife Sara and little girl Hazel-Grace down to speak
at Torch. It was an amazing night and the kids got a powerful
message about how to clothe themselves with the love of Christ.
We were delighted to spend the weekend with them and have the
two little girls hang out together. We look forward to this budding


Chris is gearing up for another camp meeting next
month, for planning and preparing. He is excited to be overseeing

the operations of the camp. He will be in charge of all operations,
including security, accommodation, catering, amenities, making
sure all programs run smoothly throughout the week, and over
many groups of leaders. I can’t wait to be able to be there with
Anora this year, it is going to be such an amazing camp this year!
Chris was also invited to a church planting conference.
Sam (the camp director) invited him, and offered to help him with
the costs of the 2-day conference. I would really like to attend with
Anora, and praying God will provide the funds to allow me to go
as well. We are still praying about the future of the church in
Galway, so this conference might really spark some ideas to pray
into and share with Galway Christian Fellowship.

A Great Honor

We are excited that we are invited to Sean Mullarky’s
home for dinner this upcoming month. He is the head of Christian
Churches Ireland (formally Assembly of God Ireland). Sean
invited us to come to Dublin to share in a meal and fellowship with
him and his family. This is a great honor again and we are so
excited to connect with them on a deeper level. These national
leadership opportunities are still such an honor to be a part of,
and we are wondering what God is doing. Only time will tell.
This week we are packing Torch in several cars and
heading to Limerick to a youth group who are hosting an event.
We hope this event will connect the youth, inspire them spiritually
and connect them as friends before camp this summer. Please
pray for safe travels, and that the Holy Spirit will really show up
and impact these youth.

Housing Concerns

We have not heard anything concerning our living
situation. We are hoping that we have more time in this home. We
are praying that maybe our landlady will change her mind and
continue renting this home to us. Either way, we are trusting the
Lord for His direction.

Thank you for standing with us and
covering this in prayer. We really love this home and it was a
major answer to all our prayers 3 years ago. We are praying for
a miracle to stay in it, but not our will, God’s be done.

Prayer Requests:

Please pray that we will be
able to witness the love of
Jesus to everyone we
connect with
Please pray for the Lord to
open the doors for the
young mom’s group
Please pray for Pulse youth
camp and the plans going
into it
Please pray for our living
situaon, that God might
give us a miracle to
connue living in this house.


Thank you again for your love, your support, your
kindness in investing in this nation and her people. It’s more
evident than ever before how desperately we need to be praying
into a city center location, and praying over this city, this
nation, and her people.

Every single life that is changed for
Jesus, you have a part in as you stand with us spiritually, and

Thank you! We love you all so very much and
cherish our relationships with each and every one of you! Till
next month!


If you would like to team up & contribute to this
important mission, please make checks out to:

Hope Ireland Missions
229 W. Exchange St.
Crete, IL 60417
(Chris & Larena Johnston
on the memo line)

Signing off from Galway,
~Larena (Chris and Anora

Jun 19

Report from Shirley Featsent, Dominican Republic

Hello and God Bless you all,

Gabriel and I are back from the states, it was a whirlwind trip, from a homeless child, sick family members, with both in hospital, my granddaughters wedding, and dealing with the 1st anniversary of Earls death, we had so many mixed emotions. Praise God, He’s with us all the way.

The school has closed for this year, will begin in September.  Teachers and administrator are preparing the report cards for all the students. They will be given out to parents in church on Sunday after service. We are praying for the decision that all high school children will be going to public school next year, these children are very intelligent and are ready and equipped to be mixed in Dominican schools.

The children had their end of the year party, with a spaghetti dinner, songs, and good times. We thank all the supporters for their donations and supports.
We are still looking for funding for the new school, and a piece of land for them to have recess on. I have a couple places in mind, but will update that on next letter.

Here are our prayer request…..

1. Funding for new school and playground.
2. Teams to come and share the Love of Jesus with these children.
3. Continue support for Gabriel and I for one more month, and for the supporters to continue their support with the school.
4. Adoption process

If you would like to support or donate for any of these requests, please send to T.M.C.I., P.O. BOX 1761, Columbia, S.C. 29202.  Please send message of which you would like to donate too.

May God give you the desires of your hearts.

Until next month, have a great day.

All for the Love of Jesus, Gabriel’s Outreach, (Gabriel and Shirley Featsent).


Shirley Featsent
100 Airport Ave.
Venice Fl. 34285
Phone # 829-639-0741
Missionary’s in LaVega, Dominican Republic

Jun 19

Bishop Coulter: Enjoying the Journey | part 3

Jun 12

Bishop Coulter: Enjoying the Journey | part 2

Jun 05

Bishop Coulter: Enjoying the Journey | part 1

May 29

Prepared? When? Rev. Cheryl Eaton

May 22

What holds you back? Rev. Cheryl Eaton

May 15

Bishop Charlie Wynn: Are you a Faith Builder, or a Faith Breaker? (#2)

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