Dear Prayer Partners and Supporters, I am Pastor Gilbert Yao N’Guessan. I am the pastor of the International Ministry of Awakening and Evangelization (Ministère International de Réveil et d’Evangélisation) (MIRE) in Cote d’Ivoire. I would like to take this opportunity to update you on my ministry and let you know how you can pray for us. POSITIVE ASPECTS: We were pleased to observe that many church members had their prayers being answered and we thank God for it. Love is being spread within our community as we see our brothers and sisters truly develop fraternal relationships. CHALLENGES FACING THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK: The two main challenges that we face within our community are related to prayers and evangelization. It is difficult for our people to have a life of prayer and to share the Gospel with their peers. It seems that some of them have given up and we are currently working on uplifting them so that they can have a devotional life and get even closer to Christ. MATTER FOR SPECIAL PRAYER: We would like you to pray for our church to maintain its structural stability and integrity. CHURCH ATTENDANCE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER SUNDAY SCHOOL (MONTHLY AVG.) 50 65 60 MORNING SERVICE (MONTHLY AVG.) 150 130 135 EVENING SERVICE (MONTHLY AVG.) 50 70 80 BIBLE STUDIES (MONTHLY AVG.) 70 65 80 MID WEEK SERVICE (MONTHLY AVG.) 75 70 80 SPIRITUAL PROFESSIONS OF FAITH 15 20 19 BAPTISMS 0 0 0 MEMBERSHIP CLASS 200 150 140 Thank you for your prayers and financial support. In Christ’s Harvest Field, Pastor Gilbert Yao N’Guessan Ivory Coast