47th Annual Fall Conference
More than 450 people attended CMML’s Annual Fall Conference at nearby Lincroft Bible Church. The theme was “Cross-Cultural Missions in America.” Last March, the CMML directors approved a new section for the 2018 Missionary Prayer Handbook called, “Cross-Cultural Ministries in the US and Canada.” For some time now, CMML has been aware that the Lord is increasingly bringing the foreign mission field to North America. This has resulted in some, including former missionaries served by CMML, to live among people groups that have resettled in the US and Canada.
The three speakers at the conference, Bard Pillette (working with Spanish-speaking assemblies in OR), John Kinlaw (out-going missionary to Tanzania but currently living in an apartment complex with many refugee families), and CMML Director Tom Schetelich, challenged attendees to be aware of our neighbors and to see the mission field that is in our communities. John Kinlaw also spoke at a youth meeting the night before the conference on the theme “What can we do to reach refugees?”
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Mary and her helpers are decorating the house. CMML’s annual Christmas banquet is on December 2 preceded by the meeting of the directors.
We are pleased to announce that Craig Fritchey (conference coordinator) and his wife, Daniela, are expecting a baby girl in April 2018. Shannon Louro (graphic designer) and her husband, Nate, are expecting a baby in May 2018.
We are happy to have Esther Brooks (former missionary to the Philippines and first CMML Guest Home hostess) now volunteering in the office a half day each week.
Please pray for Millie Malonson. Her husband, Jack, was called home to be with the Lord on September 20. Jack and Millie faithfully volunteered at CMML for many years.
Brian Kramer has served as CMML’s short-term service coordinator for several years but has indicated that it is now time for him to pass on this role to others. We have greatly appreciated his time in developing this important role and we appreciate your prayers about the next steps.
CMML has been advised of two new scholarships. One is specifically for third-culture missionary kids and the other is for Colorado residents. The application is due no later than January 15, 2018, and more information about these scholarships can be obtained at TeliosLaw.com/scholarships.
Liberty University has also announced MK scholarships available to students who plan to attend (or are attending) the university during the upcoming spring 2018 semester. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Liberty University at email@example.com.