August missionaries of the month

August missionaries of the month are Jack and Nancy Snyder who have been serving with TEAM in Chad, Africa since 1987, in printing. Our church has been supporting them since they began as missionaries.
News from their recent letter. Please pray:
- for complete healing for their 18 month old granddaughter Aurora who was very sick but is better.
- for their children Janna & Ed and Mark & Janelle and their families that all will walk close to the Lord and grow daily in Him. They have 8 grandchildren.
- for the needed kitchen helpers from the US for their annual conference Nov. 28-Dec. 5 in N’Djarmena. Each person needs to pay their own airfare.
- for health & safety for other Chadian missionaries. There have been several recent medical issues and some deaths.
- for their replacements before they retire in 2019. Needed:a person/couple with administrative skills, computer business accounting skills, basic digital and some “handyman” abilities.
-.for their busy printing schedule at this time – the 2016 agendas, hymnals, discipleship and training lessons and a host of other things.
- that the late rains would still allow time for crops to succeed. Without these crops, people will go hungry.
- for the situation on their station which is approx. 12 acres – about 4 city blocks in size. They need help. Each day is filled with “divine interruptions, blessed inconveniences, and God opportunities/ encounters.”
- for the nation of Chad for God’s protection, and for the lost, confused souls who believe in a lie about getting to heaven even to the point of suicide.
- for their granddaughter Alyssa who is coming soon to stay with them for up to a year, and for her adjustment. (She is a young teen.)
They say THANKS for our continued support, financially and prayerfully.



Ernest and Effie Dyck have been missionaries with EFC Reach Global for many years. About a year ago they were forced to leave Venezuela, because it became unsafe for them to remain there. Currently they are living in Rainier, Oregon where they had been living with Effie’s Dad and caring for him until his passing this fall.
From their recent newsletter Ernest shares: “Throughout the past year we have never asked the question of “WHAT IF” on leaving Venezuela, but have anticipated the “WHAT NOW, Lord?” We are praising God for opening up some doors for the immediate and possibly longer term. We have been asked to be part of the Caribbean Consortium working with the expansion of the regional ministry into the Caribbean.”
March 26-April 1 they will be in Cuba. Please pray for them as they prepare for this trip and the training they will be involved with there. For more information, please read their recent newsletter on the missions bulletin board.

Love INC (in the name of Christ), Pierce County is a local ministry that helps meet the needs of people in our community. They endeavor to meet these needs in many ways, from helping them pay a utility bull to providing such basic necessities as laundry soap and toilet paper. Each person is screened and interviewed so as to best provide their needs. Churches such as ours, who support Love, INC are sometimes called upon to provide a need either financially or through a service such as helping with yard work.
They have a Christian used book store just off Meridian in Puyallup. There are many wonderful Christian resources for sale at reasonable prices. They also take donations of good used Christian books and materials. Also, they have Jobs for Life training sessions which help people prepare to enter the workforce. Please pray for this much needed local ministry and their outrea