These are the current Missionaries that Bridge to Grace Covenant Church supports:
Physician Assistant (PA) Medical Missionary to DR – Congo
Here is a brief overview of plans of ministry for the next couple of years, and she talks about it a little in the video.
- She has been invited to work at a different mission hospital in DRC – Vanga Baptist Mission Hospital.
- She hopes to work at the hospital the first 6 months, developing relationships with new Congolese and missionary colleagues. She may also be doing some language study during that time. They do speak Lingala in the area, but they also speak Kituba.
- September – PCP is planning a Medical Ambassador trip to the CEUM area. She is planning to travel from Vanga to Gemena in late August with hopes of remaining in the area for 6-8 weeks.
- She will return to Vanga in late October to keep working at the Vanga Hospital.
- Sometime in 2022, she hopes to help the Vanga Baptist Mission hospital implement the program Helping Babies Breathe. This is a program that has been done in the CEUM area. She would like to bring down two nurses from the Karawa/CEUM area to help with training at the Vanga hospital.
Fabio and Johnna Muniz, Missionaries to France
Their mission to Serve Globally facilitates the practice of the five priorities of the ECC across cultures and around the world through: equipping local congregations for mission, training the people of God through formal and informal theological education, sending missionaries to strategic places, cultivating partnerships with churches and organizations in strategic contexts.
Newsletter August 2023
A Wink From God
Un Clin d’Oeil de Dieu – This is a phrase we hear from time to time from believers in Lyon when something special happens that is out of the ordinary and seems to come from God. It means “a wink from God”. Last month we talked about synchronicity. This month we continue in that theme because synchronicity can also be seen as a wink from a loving and gracious God.
All the special moments and connections lately have felt like Someone sees us and knows us and wants to provide good things. We are grateful for the ways in which God uses you to walk with us, encourage us, pray with us, and support us in many ways. We pray that you may get a “wink from God” today as you go about your daily tasks and ordinary commitments.
Ministry, Connections, Preaching in Brazil!!
Last Thursday, we had a pizza party with about 60 people. Besides seeing dear family, partners in ministry, friends from when Fabio was a kid, the Bolivians that Fabio used to pastor… we also learned that some of our friends knew each other from other places. More than once that evening, someone saw someone they knew from somewhere else and said, “How do YOU know Fabio and Jo?”
Thank You for Praying!
Sophia’s dental surgery went great. She had to have a tooth removed from her upper gums. We are so grateful for medical care in Brazil. We find it to be the BEST fit for our family’s needs…The professional care is just unbelievable! We feel absolutely honored and privileged to have this opportunity.
Thank you for praying.
Thank you for your faithful giving and partnership!
We could not be here without your prayers, words of encouragement, phone calls, emails, texts and giving.
Joel Zamorano serves with Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
Joel and Valdinete Zamorano Approaching the end of the year once again we want to thank God for His infinite faithfulness and care for us. We have seen his provision, his care in every moment. We thank each one of you who through your prayers and offerings are part of these miracles. Thank you very much and our prayer and desire is that God bless you greatly and supply each of your needs in glory through Christ Jesus.
Alicia is almost on vacation! She is doing very well at school with very good grades and received a diploma as an example of a follower of Christ, showing love to other classmates with her good testimony and service.
Isabela is also doing well, she continues to teach at school and in June she finishes her Japanese course, she has a very good lever now, thank God. She also continues preparing to go as a missionary to work in Japan, in 2023. She is raising her finances for that.
During these months we have continued with our ministerial work:
Supporting the church with preaching and the girls with worship.
Supporting another ministry with short-term teams (translation, evangelism, transportation)
Valdinete continue with the counseling for mothers
Camp for children and teenagers – Light in Action Camp
Thank God we were able to carry out the camps with the teens and it is a blessing to see them grow in the knowledge of the Lord. It is a great reward to invest in this generation to see them make a difference with their words and actions. Now in December we hold the camp celebrating Christmas with them. We were able to offer a nice Christmas dinner for the children and a Christmas program for the parents at night, where their children danced, sang and we listened to testimonials and together we shared a tasty hot chocolate. This thanks to the generosity of brothers who joined with their offerings.
- Prayer Requests:
For our family
For our physical and spiritual health
By Isabela to raise the necessary finances.
For our ministry here
Thanksgiving for all that the Lord has done and will continue to do. He is faithful.
A big hug to all,
Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year.
Joel, Valdinete, Isabela and Alici