Thursday, October 19

Church planting amongst prostitutes

The following comes from fellow team member, Barbara Rivers, who has a wonderful ministry amongst women in prostitution. Thanks for reading what she writes and for praying for her and this ministry...

Miriam had not worked in prostitution for the past 10 months. She was needing a job and was greatly tempted to go back into prostitution. She stated that she was at the point of going back but she prayed and the Lord provided her with a job at a restaurant in the downtown area. The owner is allowing her to take off two hours on Fridays so she can continue her discipleship. The Lord provides for us beyond our expectations!

On October 6, twenty women participated in two conferences in which they were taught what the Scripture says concernng sexual relationships. Twelve committed themselves to the Lord to never work again in prostitution. Pray that they will seek the Lord in times of difficulty as Miriam did.

In the month of October, we have been reaching out to a new group of thirty women working in prostitution and have asked us to pray for them and their family. Please pray for them as we share the gospel! We also want to start reaching out in the southern part of Guayaquil. However, we are in need of more volunteers! Pray that God will send more workers. Three of our volunteer workers have had family situtations in which will not be able to participate for some time. Sonia's elderly mother is to be operated Friday, Oct. 19. Tania gave birth to a healthy little girl and will be out for several months. María Jose needs your prayer for a personal need in the family. With 30 more women open to the gospel, we need workers!

For the year October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006, 60 women and 30 children attended the weekly discipleship meetings. Nineteen were baptized and 10 are seriously contemplating baptism. Pray that they will obey in believer's baptism.

Thank you for your prayer support!

10 comments:

Tim Sweatman said...

Guy,

Thanks for sharing this. It is a blessing to hear about broken lives that are being put back together by the power of Christ. May God continue to use Barbara and her ministry to reach out to these women and their families.

antonio said...

It is always amazing to see or hear how God changes lives and how He gives joy and hope.

Steven said...

Happened across this blog by random chance.

Will be praying for you and your work

Gordon Cloud said...

It is wonderful that the grace of God is at work in the lives of these women.

I pray that God will continue to use you and your wife there.

Debbie said...

Guy: Thanks so much for posting things like this as it lets us know what to pray for. It also makes me even more appreciative of the work both men and women missionaries do.

GuyMuse said...

Tim, Antonio, Steven, Gordon, Debbie,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, and for praying for us and the ministry described in the post. It makes us realize we are not alone in the task, but there are many others who stand alongside us in prayer.

Wade Burleson said...

A wonderful post that makes me proud to be a pastor of a church that supports the Cooperative Program.

Blessings Guy.

Julio Guarneri said...

Guy and Linda,

It's always exciting to hear what God is doing through you all and your team.

Muchas bendiciones. Los recordamos en nuestras oraciones.

Julio Guarneri
Fort Worth, Texas

Heather said...

Awesome awesome awesome!!! ... thanks so much for sharing what God is doing!

Peace...
~Heather

GuyMuse said...

Heather,

Thanks for your interest in what God is doing in our midst. Please keep us in your prayers as God brings us to mind.