Shauna’s News “Home is behind, the world ahead, And there are many paths to tread Through shadows to the edge of night, Until the stars are all alight. Then world behind and home ahead, We'll wander back and home to bed...” - J.R.R. Tolkien
Vol. IX Issue IX May 2013
This is the front of my house. My old landlord allowed me to transplant my flower garden there in the front. There’s a lot of work to be done inside and out, but it’s already beginning to feel like home.
A Life Saved on Moving Day The closing was on Friday, April 26, and an hour later I was moving in, thanks to several friends from work, my boyfriend and his brother. We got most of it in under two hours. My rental and my new home were just around the corner from each other, which made the move fairly easy. An estimated 4,000 participated. At the host church in Kansas City, over 600 gathered for a multi-media 'big-screen' presentation over the top of the Wall of Unreached Peoples. The live event included over 50 diﬀerent prayer sites around the world. Kelsey, our Project Fulfillment Specialist here at International Services wrote, "We heard prayers from missionaries in the Middle East praying in Arabic for Syrian refugees. We heard prayers from a woman in Antarctica at the McMurdo Science Center. We heard prayers from a group of girls in Romania who work at a halfway house that keeps young women from being traﬃcked. We heard prayers from mega churches in California and Kansas and we heard from small town churches in Indiana and Kentucky." Catch a complete recording online at www.globalprayercast.com.
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On one of the trips, two of my coworkers noticed my neighbor collapse while mowing. They stopped to help and called 911 immediately. The emergency vehicles arrived in minutes and they began CPR on him. After rushing him away in an ambulance we all stood around wondering and praying as we heard he was unresponsive. Days passed and I hadn’t seen or heard if he was alive or dead. On Monday, I was outside and a car stopped beside my house. It was his cousin asking for contact information of my friends who helped him. She said he was alive! As the family was considering removing the plug he miraculously woke up. Now both he and the family want to meet my friends and thank them. I’m excited to see what God will do through this in the coming days.
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The Month Ahead May is always one of the busiest months of the year. Launch training is May 6-‐‑17. A Quest apprentice will join the 3 missionary candidates during the second week of training. Then our Training team hosts a Kairos course the third week. At least 20 are scheduled to come for that. And lastly the Pathways interns come the final week for training before they fly out across the globe for the summer. Ask God to grant patience and energy for our office staff through these events and for all the guests passing through.
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Through God’s provision, the following generously gave toward the downpayment of my home. God has blessed me through all of you. He raised more than enough! Thank you from the boPom of my heart.
David Ayres Amanda Harshman Jeﬀ & Sherry Stumph Jeﬀ Wilson William Yeager Norman & Elida Stephenson Owen & Allyson BeaPy John & Janet Barber Jonathan & Jennifer Breman
Tony & Diane Sweat Marvin & Rose Noegel John & Mickey Montpetit Bob & Eva Watson Spencer Preston Sue Rivers Barbara Roberts Allen & Laura Beth Leddy Lakeport Church of Christ
Prayer Requests & Praises ✤
Thank God for the smooth and (mostly) stress-‐‑free purchase of my home. Thank God for the gifts that came in for my downpayment and ask Him to abundantly bless each of the donors! Ask Him to bless my house that it will be used for His glory. Thank God for a new supporting church! Discovery Christian Church in Cocoa Beach has accepted a partnership with me. Ask God to bless and use the brochures, prayer cards, commitment cards, banners, ﬂyers, photos, social media, and other projects to advance His Kingdom.
Message from the President A field worker recently confessed to me that the main reason she was drawn to apply as a missionary with Team Expansion was because several of our team members wrote her on a regular basis over the course of a year, gently encouraging her toward missions and praying for her along the way. If only we knew the impact of the words we utter daily, both in spoken as well as in written form. In like manner, if we could only see with our very eyes those who are becoming discouraged or disenchanted, and, as a result, deciding not to apply for or not to continue their work in cross-‐‑cultural evangelism and discipleship. A long time ago, I made up my mind that, God willing, I would always stop and pray any time the thought of a prayer need even blipped across the radar in my mind. But we become so busy with the hustle and bustle of daily living. There are so many distractions, some of which are helpful, and others, not so much. Today, I'ʹm thankful for any of the moments you have given to write, pray for, and encourage your favorite Team Expansion worker. Someday, he or she will probably share a testimony with me about the difference you'ʹve made. But in the meantime, may God bless you directly for your ministry on behalf of unreached peoples. Team Expansion is able to move forward with momentum because of the way God is at work in your life, empowering and undergirding the Team Expansion worker that you know. May God bless you. Doug Lucas
PRAY Unreached People Group
Uyghur of China • Population: 10,964,000 Uyghur • Language: Religion: Islam • • Evangelical: 1.1%
Go to www.joshuaproject.net to learn more about unreached people groups and how to pray for them and for more harvest workers to go share the love of Jesus with them.
Financial Report GIVE ONLINE: www.teamexpansion.org/donate Enter my name on the “Missionary/Project Name” line. SEND A CHECK: Please make checks payable to “Team Expansion,” do not put my name on the memo line (just make sure my name is on the envelope) and send it to: Team Expansion ATTN: Shauna Peterson Account 4112 Old Routt Road Louisville, KY 40299 Beginning Balance Support IN: Monthly Gifts (Churches) Monthly Gifts (Individuals) Special Gifts Payments OUT Salary (Food, Gas, etc) Housing (downpayment) Life Insurance Health Insurance Dental Insurance Car Insurance Utilities (water/electric/gas) Postage Ministry (printing + Adobe CS3) Internet/Phone Team Share Tax/Social Security Total
$3,648.11 $1,226.67 $1,035.00 $4,100.00 -$716.77 -$3,290.00 -$15.31 -$156.37 -$35.14 $0.00 -$136.86 -$17.00 -$45.79 -$133.30 -$100.00 -$300.00 ($4,946.54) $5,063.24
Ending Balance Current supporting churches: FCC of Lake Butler (FL), Discovery CC (FL), Southeast CC (KY), Union Chapel CC (IN)