Prayer August 2016

GOD ANSWERED July was still busy with church visits but we were able to work out of our Home Base in Rockford, IL and spend some quality time with our families in Illinois and Kentucky. In August Elaine will be at her high school reunion in Iowa.  August will also mean some vacation time staying around Rockford. PRAYER PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS Pray for the city of Sagamihara Japan that underwent the terrible stabbing attacks July 26 …

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SCHEDULE MEHN US TOUR – AUGUST 08/14 Skokie Valley Baptist Church, Wilmette, IL 08/21 Elim Church, Minneapolis, MN ****** You can follow our tour schedule here every month (and online at *****


We arrived from Japan in March with 100% of our monthly support. Since that time the dollar has been hard hit in the international currency markets dropping from nearly 120 yen to the dollar to now 100 to the dollar, meaning a loss of about 15%.  We will need an increase of special gifts and monthly giving to make up this difference. Pray about our support situation. We will not be allowed to return to …

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Unreached Peoples

Looking to finish the task of the Great Commission, mission experts have identified over 6,600 unreached people groups (UPG) in the world. UPGs are defined as any group less than 2% Christian. Practically they need outside help to complete the evangelization among their people. There are also unengaged unreached people groups (UUPG) with over 1,200 groups that have no known Christians and no missionaries working with them. Our mission focus must be on these peoples. …

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Prayer for July

GOD ANSWERED God has been gracious and we completed our three major writing projects! Elaine finished her second devotional book and a Bible study series on spiritual growth. John finished his work on church planting in Japan. All three are at the editors and proofreaders for the next step. Pray for blessing on this next step. God has been so good. Our second Colorado trip has been rewarding seeing old friends and being encouraged. But …

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07/02-03 Bethel Baptist Church – Greeley, CO 07/10 Crosspoint Church, Ingleside, IL 07/17 Temple Baptist Church, Rockford, IL 07/24 Gracepoint Church, Mundelein, IL 08/01 First Baptist Church Greenhills, Cincinnati, OH