Philip and Debbie Renfroe serve through support ministries in North America. In their latest prayer letter, the Renfroes update us on the nations being reached for God’s glory. Continue reading to find out how God is working and bringing ministries right to their front door!
“With the help of friends, I recently completed two memorial windows for our visitors to see a glimpse of God’s faithfulness to our family. In these days of so much confusion in the world, it is important that we remember what God has done, is doing, and will do if we obey Him. God is our provider, our healer, and our protector!
“Many of our visitors are young Indiana Wesleyan University students whom we welcome to our home each Sunday evening throughout the school year. We hosted students from Korea, China, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, India, and many other parts of the world. Yes, the world is indeed coming to us!
“These Sunday evening events are times for food, fellowship, and discussion about an important Biblical theme. Using materials from Disciple Nations Alliance, we had lively conversations as we discussed God’s intentions for the church and community.
“Philip is also excited about the people groups represented in his online Public Health classes. Philip has students representing Africa, Asia, and North America. The hours for class preparation, teaching, and grading are long, but God is producing fruit from these efforts. Recently Philip received a thrilling card from one of his former students who now works in China.
“God is opening other doors of ministry. After watching the movie War Room, I discovered a Bible study about prayer that was written by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, the directors of War Room. Last January, thirteen ladies came to our home for this eight-week study.
“It was apparent that these ladies wanted to learn how to pray. From January until the end of March, we studied The Battle Plan for Prayer. During this time, I found out from our pastor that our county has the worst child poverty rates in the state of Indiana. Philip came home from another meeting and informed me that Grant County also has the most meth (methamphetamine) drug labs in the state of Indiana, and Indiana has the most meth labs of any place in the United States. Our home county is the meth lab capital of the United States! As one of our Bible study members stated, ‘No person’s mind, no matter how many intelligent minds we have, can solve this problem…only God can!’
“In response, I asked the Bible study members, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we saturated Grant County with prayer and saw God transform this place?’ Since then, someone gave us ten leader’s study kits for the Battle Plan for Prayer. We are asking God for forty groups of praying people to saturate our county with prayer. We now have approximately twenty groups who have either finished this Bible study, now doing it, or are planning to start the Bible study in the next few months. Please join us in praying for twenty more prayer groups. We are praying for a miracle in Grant County, Indiana!”
“Prayer means hope. Prayer means help. Prayer means relief.” (S. Kendrick & A. Kendrick, 2015, p. 19) “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV)