CREATIVE ACCESS COUNTRIES – MEKONG MINISTRIES
Jeff and Ellen work among unreached people groups in two restricted access countries of Southeast Asia, catalyzing church planting movements, since late 2004. They have seen over 1,300 conversions and baptisms primarily in two different people groups, but three other unreached groups have also responded and now have over 100 believers among them.
An interesting factor in this ministry is that the first two people groups are illiterate, so Jeff and Ellen have used Biblical storytelling to evangelize, disciple, and plant the church. The idea of 2 Timothy 2:2 is foundational, with a focus on exponential multiplication of disciples making disciples and churches planting churches. Their team, Mekong Ministries, has six Thai national co-workers who have been trained in cross-culture ministry. They go to nearby nations of Near Culture target groups to begin reproducing churches. There are six other Americans working with Mekong Ministries, in addition to Jeff and Ellen. Prayer is a key element in their work and they use short-term prayer teams in a strategic way to further the church planting efforts. They would love for your small group or Sunday school class to come out on a prayer journey.
- For the TL church plants in Laos that need your earnest prayer support for continual evangelistic efforts, encouragement, growth, and joy and strength in standing against governmental and registered church pressure.
- For the Lord to richly bless Mekong Ministries (MM) FM radio work with ever-increasing numbers of TL listeners.
- For the China TL team and a TL brother who has started six groups. The team has the opportunity to provide help and mentoring for him and his ministry. Pray for God’s help in training people to evangelize and share testimonies and faithfully press on in the face of setbacks.
Birthdays: Jeff (12/20), Ellen (10/12); Anniversary: September 14