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Mission Nannys News and Prayer Requests From the Field

“And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.” Colossians 1:10-12

MISSION NANNYS PRAYER LETTER –OCTOBER 15, 2018

Currently in the field:

Valerie (54) South Korea – writes: “Goodbye China! By mid-September I had finished with my assignment in China. My experiences in China will remain at the forefront of my thoughts for quite a while. The believers in China are strong, courageous people. They face difficulties that are unimaginable to most Westerners. In spite of the threats to their livelihoods and families they continue to choose to believe in and practice Christianity. Please keep praying for their safety, and that they would be strengthened when facing persecution and pressure from their families and the government.

Hello South Korea! I arrived in South Korea earlier this week. Before you start to worry, I am nowhere near North Korea. I am working on Jeju Island, a beautiful volcanic island in the Korean Strait located south of the Korean peninsula. It is a very tranquil island, with palm
trees, beaches, and a volcano. My job here is to take care of Lou & Thelma, a retired missionary couple who worked for Word of Life Ministries. They retired after 55 years of service and now need a bit of extra help. They live with Steve, their son who is working as a missionary in Korea. Due to visa restrictions, I will only be here for three months. After my term here is finished I will be headed back to Florida to spend some quality time with my family.”

Kelli (22) Fiji Islands – writes: “Greetings from Fiji! God has been working through me this past month and I can’t believe that October is my last full month here!! September has been a busy month but I loved it. The Pittmans’ got two new puppies and it has been awesome seeing the girls interact with the puppies and just stepping up and being responsible with them. We also all got to take a needed beach day. We drove to the beach and it was nice that we got to relax and make some memories together. Isla is such a little fish because she loves doing anything in the water.

School has been going well for all of the girls and I really enjoy working with them. I previously had made her multiplication flash cards and she’s getting so much better. Elani is almost done with her school year and then she’ll be in 9th grade. As for Eden, she started her school year at a different time then the other two, but she’s still pushing through even though this year has been harder for her. I’m really proud of her. The Pittmans also had their last team of the year and we got to help the team at a children’s outreach. The event was at a nearby school and we had 300+ kids attend. It was amazing to see it all and I helped at the face painting. Please pray for the children that were there that they continue to love learning about Christ. As for me, October is my last full month and I ask for prayer that God uses me to make that final impact on the girls and that we can continue to make memories.”

Alinta (18) Chad -“Chad is wonderful, it is at the very end of the rainy season and while it is still quite green it will soon change to be very sandy. There are also lots of Mosquitoes which are a nuisance but its fine. The family I am with are wonderful and I have fit nicely. I homeschool the kids in the morning and then play with them for the rest of the day. We all have a lot of fun. Please pray that I continue to have joy as I teach the kids and that the Mosquitoes don’t bother me.” Jamie- Romania – “ Ciao! I thank God for His faithfulness and loving kindness. My time in Romania has been a challenging but rewarding one. The Lord sprinkled so many sweet times working with the children and moms. The girls I cared for are rambunctious and kept me on my toes! One of them accepted Jesus as her Savior! How awesome is that!

Another precious time was when a young Mom said the “sinners prayer”. The angels are rejoicing. I was blessed to be a part of this intense and active ministry. I do ask for prayer for these new believers (Gabi, Dragona), and Ema who was baptized this summer with Antonio. I was also asked to teach a Mom’s Bonding Class and Sports Class which I eagerly accepted. Being a Lifelong teacher I was ready to use the gifts God gave me. It was such a blessing to see moms interact with their babies in a loving way. The sports class was so much fun. I used my past lessons as a PE teacher to connect with the kids. We had a blast!! Prayer is needed for the children moms, staff and continued strength for the directors. Thank God for directing my steps and going in front of me. Please pray for my continued direction to glorify His name.”

Johanna (26) Papua New Guinea –“ Johanna is excited to share that her paperwork is finally moving forward and she will be able to get on her way to Papua New Guinea very soon, maybe even by the time you read this. Please pray for the final few details to fall into place and for her as she transitions into a new country and culture.” William (17) Bolivia – “I am comfortably fitting in and adjusting to my new home. All transitions have been smooth, and I am greatly enjoying exploring this culture. I would love prayer for wisdom in pursuing the best methods for teaching. Thank you!

Emily (18) Indonesia – “Hello from Indonesia! For the past few weeks I have been living in a remote part of Indonesia with my Mission Nanny family. However, recently we have returned to the mainland to renew our visas as well as restock our food supply. We will be returning to the interior in a few days and ask for prayers as we journey back and for our ministry upon our arrival. Over the course of the past weeks we have gradually established a routine. When I arrived, Kevin and Sarah told me that “80% of life in the interior is just surviving. And it’s true, most of our time is spent fixing things or battling some kind of oddity that plegs us on. Besides this, Kevin spends much of his time preparing lessons for the men’s Bible study or sermons for church, interacting with the villagers, pulling or filling teeth, studying the tribal language, or voyaging to a village upriver to do ministry there. Sarah’s primary job is mothering. However, in addition to this she leads a women’s Bible study and also spends her time treating the people of the village for basic ailments. I help in any way I can, doing laundry, dishes, or helping to school the children. The island itself is very beautiful with majestic waves and seascapes. Often, the children and I will voyage along the shore looking for broken generators, clogged pipes, and deafening rain we have encountered any number of setbacks. Even so, we have survived the past weeks with nothing more than a few bug bites and for that we are very, very thankful!”

Jill (38) China – Karlynn (31) China “We are now 4 weeks into homeschooling co-op with three families and things are going well. We are working with 7-11 students depending on the time of day. These families, and many others, have been extremely welcoming and helpful. Please pray for grace and good communication as we work with three different families who all have different methods and routines.”

This delightful letter was received in September from a Mother who has sent 3 of her children to be Mission Nannys:

Dear Betty – Greetings! What an absolutely wonderful letter to receive from you on the eve of William’s departure to Bolivia! Thank you so much! It is my husband and I who would like to thank you for allowing our three children to experience life on the mission field in such a meaningful way. Madeline went to Brazil and Rachel to Bolivia and now William is going to the same family in Bolivia. I actually had the pleasure of flying to Bolivia and met the Andersons and have kept in regular contact with them since. Our daughters’ lives were eternally altered by their time as a Mission Nanny and we are so thankful to God for leading us to your website and to you for leading this ministry.

Since being a Mission Nanny, they have volunteered in Guatemala and Rachel went to Peru this summer to volunteer teach at a Christian school there. They are both currently studying at the University of Toronto, Madeline Psychology and Rachel BioChemistry. We were delighted to hear that William is the first male to serve as a Mission Nanny and he is very honored! We know that there are countless missionary families who need our encouragement and support and I tell everyone I can about the website. We are grateful to Valerie for continuing your work and we will hold her up in prayer too. We cannot thank you enough for your love and support of our children and we pray that God will use them all for His glory. In His precious name, with big hugs. Anne and Stephen Springle, Ontario Canada.

Pray for Natalie(21) Albania; Laura(21) Honduras; Anastasia (19) in Vanuatu; and for Holly(36) in Africa and Ashley(36)
in Italy. Lilly (17) and Maggie (18) are deciding where to go!

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Please pray for Eye of the Needle Foundation – David Malme and Valerie Dunn

David and Valerie are now running Mission Nannys. Betty is now 91 years of age and serves as our Prayer Warrior! Their desire is to assist and help missionaries around the world by sending people to love and care for their needs – such as many with younger children in need of loving care and school instruction. Under Betty’s leadership, Mission Nannys served from 1991 to 2016 sending 325 volunteers to help out many missionary families – we rejoice that Mission Nannys will continue to send nannys! Use MissionNannys.org to locate a family and then complete an application online. When you do, Valerie will be in touch with you. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact Valerie at NannyPartners@gmail.com  

Love in Christ,

Betty Sullins
Founder and Director Emeritus, Mission Nannys

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