february 2023 - Matt & Julie Walsh

Matt & Julie and their family spent many years serving in Burkina Faso. In 2022, they transitioned to a new ministry in West Africa. The Walshes will be working with Friends in Action, International doing technical work which includes: well drilling, building construction, bridge building, water distribution, road construction, water filtering and mobilization.

Current prayer requests:

  • Please pray for the Walsh family as they continue to adjust to their new home and ministry

january 2023 - Daryl & Mary WItmer

Daryl & Mary Witmer have served for many years in Monson, Maine, running an apologetics ministry called Areopagus To America (AIIA). 

Current prayer requests:

• Pray for the Lord to grant Daryl special wisdom, creative energy, discipline and stamina as he works on compiling, publishing and distributing a Compendium of Christian Apologetics Resources - a key focus for 2023. 

For guidance and safety through another long, Maine winter.

For successful cataract surgery for Daryl this year and continued good health for Mary.

 For God to move in the lives of our Monson neighbors, drawing them to Himself and, as a result, to church.

december 2022

Below are some requests from a GPC family serving in Western Asia

  • Our fellowship was officially accepted to become a branch of a legally recognized foundation for our city! Please ask that we will be able to find a landlord who will be willing to rent a space to us, which is often times difficult for those not a part of the majority religion. After we attain a rental contract, we can then officially go to the local government to register our fellowship.
  • Sometimes it seems like we take one step forward and then two steps back. That is currently how it can appear with the members of our fellowship. There have been some problems. Please ask that we will be humble, wise and loving as we wait and look for ways to bless in the midst of the trying circumstances. 
  • Praise that there have been some new men who have wanted to meet with what appears to be genuine interest. Please ask for our Father to continue to work in their hearts and for wisdom for Eric especially, as he meets with them
  • We is keeping busy with getting the facilities and vehicles ready for winter at the retreat center. With most of the staff being new, We will also be needing to do training on winter operations (i.e. keeping roads and paths cleared of snow, sledding hill safety and equipment, centralized heat system management, safely towing guest vehicles up through the villages, etc.). Please ask for us to have wisdom, patience and to be gracious as we engages with the national staff. 
  • This month we are hoping to give out cookies/candy and some information about what we are celebrating to our neighbors. Please ask for boldness to take the opportunities that come as a result of neighbors reading the information they receive and, please ask for the neighbors to have softened hearts. 
  • The day before Thanksgiving we experienced our first "real" earthquake. It was a 6.0 and was quite the wake-up at 4 AM. People in our city haven't had a bigger earthquake since 1999, when many buildings collapsed, and there were many deaths. This most recent quake brought back a lot of memories. Thankfully there wasn't really much damage other than some things falling in our apartment. We are accustomed to more frequent small quakes as we live on a fault line . Please ask that we will be able to point people here to the one who is with us through the earthquakes and who we can put our hope and trust in for eternity.

november 2022 - Heather albrecht

Heather works with New Mornings Reentry Services, mentoring women at the Chester Counter Correctional Center and leading a Fresh Start class. Covid has definitely disrupted the routine of prison ministry and made mentoring and supporting women more challenging.

Please pray for...

  • The outreach of generous sponsors to the families of incarcerated women through our partnership with the Angel Tree gift giving program this Christmas.
  • Chester County Prison to reopen and offer supportive programing, classes, and religious services.
  • Our family and those we minister to who struggle with grief and dysregulation throughout the holiday season.

Thank God for...

  • Three new volunteers who have joined the New Mornings Reentry Services prison team!
  • The opportunity for Heather to serve and minister with The Bridge Academy and Community Center in Coatesville on Wednesday afternoons at their Mom's Club.
  • The connection and peace we've been experiencing within our family unit recently.


We celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival (September 10), a family holiday like Thanksgiving, on September 11 at Yutain (name of our church plant), by inviting families and friends of church members to have a BBQ .  Four unbelieving families joined us. Pray that this outreach will deepen our relationship with them.

Praise God, the English Bible Reading Fellowship started with one attendant in August and two attendants in September. Pray that this fellowship can serve as another outreach to unbelievers.

Some church people work long hours, six days a week.  In light of difficulty in scheduling a suitable time for Family Fellowship, co-workers decided to use the Adult Bible Study time (Sunday 9:30 am) to start a Family Fellowship. The first Fellowship started well on September 25. Pray that the Fellowship will draw unbelievers to church.

We have been invited by SIM USA to represent SIM at the Urbana Student Missions Conference (Urbana 22) from December 28-31, 2022 in Indianapolis, IN.  Both international and US domestic airfares have increased significantly.  Pray with us for God's provision of remaining $3,300 to cover the international portion of airfares.

Praise God, Christina passed the National Physical Therapy Examination.

Pray for Desmond as he studies for stage 1 (of 2) of Taiwan Medical Licensing Examination in February 2023.

Pray that the Taiwan Government will remove the border restrictions soon so that we can make a trip to visit Bobby's mother in Malaysia.  It has been over three years since we last saw her.



1. By God’s grace, our ministry efforts have seen over 200 rural Church leaders and Pastors trained and equipped since 2019. Praise God for a successful graduation ceremony for the 3rd batch of students/pastors/church leaders.

2. By God’s grace, we have ministered to over 1500 children and families in and around our rural communities and schools since 2019.

3. Praise God! We have completed and dedicated our missions center (Love in Christ Global Missions Center).

4. By God’s grace, we have acquired an acre of land for our ministry hospital project and a future permanent campus site for eQuip Ghana Bible College and Leadership Academy. This exciting project and journey are expected to commence in 2023. Details of the total cost would be published in the next newsletter report.

5. By God’s grace, we have partnered with over 15 local Bible-believing churches, especially the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to plant and build church pavilions.

6. By God’s grace, many have given their lives to Jesus through our outreach events and many are also being mentored and discipled in Bible-believing churches.


1. Kindly pray for our ministry leadership and the team of volunteers. Please pray for wisdom, grace, and good health, especially for our rural children, families, and farmers. 

2. Please pray for our upcoming ministry hospital project. It is expected to commence in 2023, God willing.

2. Pray for our ‘Back to School Outreach.’ It is slated for September 2022.

3. Pray for eQuip Ghana faculty and prospective students for the next year's 2023 High-Impact Rural Bible and Leadership training program (January – June 2023). Please pray that God would provide 100 Ghanaian Language Bibles for 100 rural pastors in 2023.

4. Pray for our Prisons Outreach, and Bible Radio Talk Show in the coming years. Pray for the ongoing Church Plant/building in partnership with our local Bible-believing churches.

5. We are still in need of school supplies for our End-of-Year School Outreach event known as Fun Time with Jesus in 2022. This event usually takes place during the Christmas season.