Dear Prayer Partner and/or Supporter:
To sit down and write to you lately seems to be the same thing I wrote last month. I am sure your pastor gives you “good food” on Sunday and during the week. I want to share with you events, challenges, and testimonies of the IGM family along with their needs. I will include some on the two of us within the letter.
Let me say that Nancy and I do appreciate your prayers and financial support and without either, we would be struggling. Our gracious Lord has seen fit to spare and protect us from COVID-PTL! Without Him, we would all be in trouble.
On Saturday, the 20th of February, Pastor Paul Assignon from Togo joined us at mission headquarters to prepare to go to 15 churches which have been scheduled for him to share his ministry and to challenge the believers of America. He is a precious pastor and oversees 9 churches as the lead pastor of the Baptist Bible Mission for Evangelization (MBBE). This is very common in Africa for pastors to join together into a fellowship. Paul has been pastoring for 37 years in the north country in Togo. He is attempting to raise funds for roofs, land, and 2 of the churches need land and a building. He also mentioned that 5 of the churches need new roofs. Buildings that would be adequate cost between $12,000 to $15,000 and land costs are between $5,000 to $6,000 depending upon the area. Would you pray with us for Pastor Paul to be able to raise the funds to accomplish some or all of these needs?
Since the beginning of 2021, it seems like there has been one challenge after another. At IGM, we have a special project fund to help those who have unexpected needs. One need was transportation for Jutike Rao who was in an accident and his motor scooter was destroyed and he needed a vehicle to get him to preaching engagements, etc. Through God’s people, a vehicle was provided. This brother is fearless and determined to reach his country with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus.
A pastor’s wife is very important and for those pastors who partner with IGM, their wife is also considered to be a partner with IGM as well. In the last three weeks, 3 wives have or are going to have major surgery and need our prayers for healing and safety. The cost is approximately $1,000 each. Our special project fund is now in the NEGATIVE but we are trusting that God’s people like you would rise to the occasion to get us back into the POSITIVE. If you want to help, this is where help can come from. Your gifts are always appreciated and helpful in helping the needy. The Mission has had 2 requests this month for help for tuition for their child to attend college, one to attend a Christian university here in the US and one in the Ukraine to study to be a doctor. Folks, the need is always around the next corner and as long as God blesses His children, we pray they will give. The needs are great and our Lord will meet each one according to His will.
Please be in prayer for the pastors and people of Haiti. Many individuals are being threatened and some even kidnapped. Our National Field Representative (NFR) just missed such a tragedy as a car load of men were looking to kidnap him or kill him. Haiti is in a mess and God’s people need for us to pray. These are just a few of the challenges facing IGM and its partners laboring for the furtherance of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sincerely, in His Unconditional Love,
Gary and Nancy Newhart
Your missionaries for the advancement of the Gospel around the world!
- For our faithful prayer partners and/or supporters
- For daily strength, wisdom, and health to serve our Savior
- God’s continued work in bringing souls to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus
- The many souls who have declared their profession of faith through baptism
- Recently, Bob volunteered to help in the office 2 days a week
PERSONAL PRAYER REQUESTS:
- Safety from COVID-19
- Continued good health
- Continued financial support, both for personal and travel
MINISTRY PRAYER REQUESTS:
- Pray for Volunteers
- Willing to be of help in the Office
- Transport nationals while in country to meetings
- Pick up national pastors from the airport and return them when their stay concludes.
- Willing to help with cleaning, etc.
- Maintain the six flower gardens.
- Paint the outside of the IGM house
- Pray for more MSA (Mission Service Account) funds to operate the Mission.
- Pray for a vehicle that runs well and the body is in good condition to replace our cancer-ridden, dented-up van. (for the Mission, tax- deductible)
- Pray for Michael Grubbs, our Communications Coordinator, who is booking meetings for Spring as he finishes booking meetings for the one National Church Planter going to meetings, May 2—June 6, 2021. If interested in scheduling meetings, please call Michael.
Tentative IGM Activities
(Activities all depend on the Pandemic situation)
1-National Church Planter, US Trip, May 2-June 6
March 8—IGM Council Meeting
June 15—IGM Council Meeting
Aug. 24-30—Mission Training Conference
Aug. 26—IGM Council Meeting
Aug. 29—MTC Pastors in Area Churches
Sept. 1—Oct 10 — MTC Team Travels
Dec. 14—IGM Annual Council Meeting
Schedule for Paul Assignon of Togo- drivers Gary Newhart or Michael Grubbs:
Mar. 7 – MS-Cowlesville Baptist Church, NY
Mar. 7 – ES-Grace Baptist Church, Marion, NY
Mar.10 – Wed.-Faith Comm. Chapel, Batavia, NY
Mar.14 – MS-Morton’s Corners Bap. Ch., Springville, NY
Mar.14 – ES-Bethel Baptist Church, Bergen, NY
Mar.17 – Wed.-Allegany Baptist Church, NY
Mar.21 – MS-Portville Baptist Church, NY
Mar.21 – ES-Bethel Baptist Church, Vestal, NY
Mar.24 – Wed.-Charity Bible Church, Scottsville, NY
Mar.28 – MS-First Baptist Church, Eden, NY
Mar.28 – ES-First Baptist Church, Hamburg, NY
Mar.31 – Wed. First Baptist Church, Holley, NY
April 4 no scheduled meetings – Easter Sunday
Apr. 7 – Wed. Bible Baptist Church, Oswego, NY
Apr.11 – MS-First Baptist Church, Little Falls, NY
Apr.11 – ES-First Baptist Church, Cincinnatus, NY