Monday, May 11, 2009

Focus On Missions

Jon & Dot Andrews
Serving in evangelism and church planting in Portugal

Fast Facts

Birthdays Jon (Jonathan) (9/4), Dot (Dorothy) (3/21)
Anniversary (8/2/75)
Children Sarah (4/18), Simeon (10/9)
Education Jon: B.S. in chemistry 1973, Seattle Pacific College, Washington; M.Div. 1977, Western Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon; Dot: B.S. nursing 1973, Seattle Pacific College
Appointed July 1981
Home Church Light on the Hill Fellowship, Oregon City, Oregon


Primary Ministry Focus: Evangelism and church planting.
The People: The Portuguese have a wide mix of beliefs, but their loyalty is to Roman Catholicism. The young people are exchanging religion for materialism and agnosticism.
Major Challenges: To gain a hearing for the gospel. Most Portuguese are either intent on emulating Western material prosperity or blinded by centuries-old traditions.
Prayer Focus: Courage for new believers to take a stand against the pressure from family and friends to forsake their new-found beliefs. A new fire of devotion to Christ among evangelical Christians


Samantha said...

Love learning more about missions,
they are so special sharing Gods word. Thanks for sharing this great post !

RCUBEs said...

These missionaries do so much for God's glory. We need to keep them in prayers and it's really great that you are sharing them through your blog. God bless.

Lisa said...

Portuguese folks are Brazilian...and isn't RioDeJanNero not sure of that spelling, the most sinful place in the world. I have a friend from Brazil who is a missionary, he would tell me about that city there.
God Bless Missionaries. I will pray for them.

Pam D said...

I believe there's a special place reserved in Heaven for missionaries, and the mansions are particularly beautiful and well appointed there. Can you even imagine? I'll be praying for this couple; how hard it is to compete with Western mores and materialism. We haven't done so well with that here in the U.S., have we?
Blessings... hugs... love you!

Serendipity said...

Bless the missionaries! Thanks for sharing this.

Gretchen said...

I think it's great that you're spreading the word. :)

Angie said...

I love that you share this each week! My home church supports many missionaries and I always love to hear what they share when they visit.

Love you Denise :)