September 7, 2012

Summer Missions Update

September 7, 2012

Brian & Danyel Warne

Wow, 2012 seems to be flying by as it is hard to believe that we are already in September. This has been a very busy year for us with the construction of the house in Mochicahui on top of a very active ministry schedule. We praise the Lord for all that He is doing. Thanks so much for you prayers!

  • Praise the Lord for Antonio and Jorge, both have been faithfully attending services over the past few months. Pray for their salvation.
  • Praise the Lord for much progress being made on the house! Pray that we will be able to move my study/office from Jahuara to Mochicahui next week.
  • Praise the Lord for Martin, now leading music during our mid-week services!
  • Praise the Lord for baptisms of Brenda and Merari!
  • Pray for upcoming trip. We will be traveling September 21-October 15. During this three week trip we will be visiting Calvary in Show Low, AZ (9/23), family in Kansas and Missouri, as well as our Countryside family (Oct. 2-9). Please pray as we make all the needed preparations over the next couple of weeks for our time away.

Your fellow servants, Brian, Danyel and Amy

New Address:
Calle Naranjo, Poste 8
Colonia Primavera
Mochicahui, Sinaloa (Los Mochis)
Mexico 81890

Please Note: It is important to write “Los Mochis” in parenthesis after the town and state for our mail to get routed properly for delivery to our home.

Roger & Crystal Johansen

In Brazil we are in our "winter" time, which means that we get more rain and cooler weather. It is actually very refreshing in temperature but is the season of everyone getting the virus. This last month there have been so many people getting sick. It is really bad when Crystal gets sick. You know the old saying, "When mom gets sick, everyone is sick." But, it was a joy to help nurse her back to health and everyone pitched in. Church-wise, attendance has been up and down because of the virus, but it looks like we are coming out of that phase of the year. Please keep praying for our health.

We praise the Lord for several newcomers in the church. Please pray for Claudete. She is a young mother that loves the Lord, but her husband does not, though he has started doing a Bible study with us. His name is Claudio, so pray for his salvation. Then there is Dona Fatima. She too has a husband that is not saved, and his name is Angelo.

Our youth group is doing great! Pray for them to reach out and see more youth give their lives to Christ. In June we had a lot of emphasis on missions, and God has been working in our youth in our city. Pray for the following youth that show interests in serving full time for the Lord: Joshua (my son), Maria Elisa (a youth from our church that wants to be a doctor missionary in Africa), Mateus (he is actually praying and possibly feeling the Lord call him to ministry, he is one of the youth that leads our state in computer projects), Danielle (from Clima Bom church with Pastor Eriomar), Jean (Clima Bom), and Silas (Clima Bom).

Pray for our Bible Institute. I just finished a class on "Hermeneutics." It is always a joy to see our people understand the importance of authorial intent and context when seeking to apply the Word. Pray for our seminary students to grow, and be fruitful. We have some interested in Aracaju. Remember Aracaju is a city of over 560,000 people without a single good church. We are going there next week to research the city some more, and to pass the vision to our men. What a great need! The city is about three hours south of us.

Coming up:

This next week is a Ladies Retreat. Pray for our ladies to have great fellowship and good challenges from the Word.

In October, we are hosting the BGFM conference. BGFM is our mission. We have the joy of showing all the missionaries the needs here in our state as well as have Pastor Kurt Seboe (formerly a part of Countryside) teach and challenge us from the Word. At the end of October we have a men's retreat. Pray for God to use these retreats for His glory. In November, we go to another part of Brazil to share with seminary students the challenge of our area. Also, I speak at a conference to reach the lost.

As you can see there is a lot going on, and coming up. There is always the weekly studies, discipleship, leadership development, and family needs. Pray that we balance it all and be more like our Lord,


Missionary Roger Johansen