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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

4112 Old Routt Road Louisville, KY 40299

Office: (800) 447-0800 Cell: (502) 468-8693 Fax: (502) 719-0008


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. @teamexpansion @shaunaruth77

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 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: 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)

05-2013 Newsletter  

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