The CMML directors conducted a vision and planning meeting March 9–11, 2017. Nate Bramsen (Day 30) opened the meeting via video conference call by sharing his observations and feedback gleaned by young people he has encountered about missions. Invited speaker Ian Burness of Echoes of Service, UK, gave a presentation on the state of missions worldwide followed by the state of missions within the assembly movement. Joel Hernandez gave a presentation on the changing view of missions in the assemblies and Allan Wilks gave a presentation on transparency in missionary funding. Considerable time was given to discuss each of the presentations and action items were created. These action items will help guide the directors in the months ahead. Continue to pray for CMML.
Home call of Corina Saword
CMML received word that Corina Saword (Day 17) was called home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, March 25, 2107. She was 50 years old. An infection moved rapidly through her body causing major organ shutdown. On Sunday, more than 1,000 people stopped by the funeral home to join with her husband, Craig, and their three sons, Dan, Jeff and Steven, to express sympathy. Burial was on Monday, March 27. Please pray the Saword family and for those who have been impacted in El Salvador.
Last December, Tim (Day 25) contracted Wegener’s Granulomatosis, an uncommon disorder that involves inflammation of blood vessels. For several weeks Tim was in and out of hospital or on doctor-ordered bed rest. Although under control, Tim must take regular injections and monitor the blood for the next several months. Please pray for Tim and Robin Wagar.
Joel’s (Day 25) follicular lymphoma has returned. Early indications point to a favorable prognosis and Joel is currently in Chicago for treatment. Please pray for Joel.
Peru rains and floods
Several of our missionaries in Peru have reported widespread rainfall and subsequent flooding. CMML disaster relief funds have been released to Tom and Carol Clark in Chiclayo and Pablo and Sarah Cenepo-Torres in Trujillo.
Assembly Health Line
If you have not yet, we urge you visit AssemblyCare.org/healthline. This new service will help you determine health care needs and may significantly reduce how much you spend on health care. When a need arises, simply follow the instructions and you will quickly receive helpful information.