A Time to Rest

by John Richardson A story from African colonial history relates what happened to a traveler making a trek deep into the African wilderness. Men from a nearby tribe had been engaged to carry the heavy load of supplies. The first day they marched rapidly and traveled very far. The traveler had high hopes for the progress of the journey given the pace of their initial day. But the second morning these wilderness tribesmen refused to move. For some strange reason,

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What’s New with Josh Krato?

by Cathy Nelson Josh Krato, one of our supported missionaries, continues to thrive in missions in the Czech Republic.  He writes about some of the events: “English Club has been a blast this year. We average 8-12 students every Wednesday after school and have English conversation-based activities and games. Students have started taking turns baking goodies to bring to Club! It’s a great indicator of the sense of community we’ve developed. Still teaching English and sharing God’s love, except

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Points of Interest

Serving Carman Trails Elementary School: As you know, First Free has been partnering with Carman Trails at various levels. We have recently committed to serving students and their families by contributing to a ‘backpack program’. Rather than collecting food items for Circle of Concern, we will now do so for the Carman Trails Partnership Backpack Program. This program provides a weekend’s supply of food for 22 children. You may donate at the drop-off baskets at each entrance to the main building. The foods

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Prayer for Missions and Missionaries

Pray for the Search Team for a Mobilization Pastor/Director to lead Outreach. Pray for wisdom and strength for Laura and Cathy as they coordinate the Outreach Department. Pray for D&S as they have recently deployed to an undisclosed country. Pray for their transition, their boys, and their new baby (due at the end of 2018!). Pray for Ryan and Shannon Potter as they transition back to the U.S. and set up their home in St. Louis. Please pray for our

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