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Bridging the Gap Between Missions and Communities
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Monthly Prayer Journal: July 2013
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Monthly Prayer Journal: June 2013
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Monthly Prayer Journal: May 2013
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Monthly Prayer Journal: April 2013
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Monthly Prayer Journal: March 2013
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Monthly Prayer Journal: February 2013
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Monthly Prayer Journal: January 2013
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TEAMHorizons is Online!
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Announcing Our Interim CEO

Bridging the Gap Between Missions and Communities

Missions Place by TEAM
TEAM’s recently opened Missions Place in Maryville, Tennessee, just outside Knoxville. Photo by Andy Olsen / TEAM

“Mission” is a funny word. It has almost as many meanings as people you might ask to define it. When used in an overseas context, as it is in our name, The Evangelical Alliance Mission, it conjures images of workers in far-off cities, eating exotic food and speaking hard-to-learn languages. When used in U.S. communities, “mission” is likely to bring to mind your local meal outreach or homeless shelter, or maybe a young couple living “missionally” by deliberately moving into a distressed inner-city neighborhood. It is used by religious and non-religious people alike — the former often attach varying degrees…

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Monthly Prayer Journal: July 2013

Thank you for joining us in prayer for TEAM’s work around the world. Click here to download a .pdf of the July 2013 Prayer Journal. 1 PAPUA Nathan Jansen writes, “Please pray for the 6th Annual Merauke Youth Camp from July 1-5th. Pray for the approx. 200 attendees to enjoy times of worship, fellowship, and opportunities to make commitments to follow the Lord!” 2 CZECH REPUBLIC Please pray for the English camp that has been going on from June 29th-July 5th. Pray that many adults, teens, and children will hear and respond to the Good News as they spend a…

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Monthly Prayer Journal: June 2013

Thank you for joining us in prayer for TEAM’s work around the world. Click here to download a .pdf of the June 2013 Prayer Journal. 1 CHURCH CONNECTIONS Please pray over TEAM’s Explore workshop being hosted by Bethany Baptist Church and Grace Church in central Illinois May 30th – June 2nd. The purpose of the workshop is to glorify God by helping the church identify potential cross-cultural workers for God’s global harvest.  2 SPAIN Steve and Cheryl Albrecht write, “The United Choir of Tenerife (four from our church are participating) has a concert in the Santa Ursula theatre. They did…

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Monthly Prayer Journal: May 2013

Thank you for joining us in prayer for TEAM’s work around the world. Click here to download a .pdf of the May 2013 Prayer Journal. 1 GLOBAL Please pray for Doug Witzig who will be traveling with 3 Christian businesspeople for a second survey trip into Myanmar. We hope to identify sectors of the society and industries in the economy that a future Launch Team will be able to explore in greater detail. Pray for these Launch Team members to be mobilized in the coming year. 2 CHURCH CONNECTIONS Jim Rathbun will teach a culminating Perspectives class May 2 at…

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Monthly Prayer Journal: April 2013

Thank you for joining us in prayer for TEAM’s work around the world. Click here to download a .pdf of the April 2013 Prayer Journal. 1 ITALY Steve Thompson recently became Ministry Area Leader for Italy. Pray for a smooth transition into that role and that God would help him be a wise servant in this new position. 2 SOUTH AFRICA Pray for Eric Binion and a team of students from Union Bible Institute as they travel to Lesotho for cross-cultural ministry. Pray for a fruitful time both in the lives of the students and the people they minister to….

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Monthly Prayer Journal: March 2013

We invite you to join us in praying to the Lord every day as we lift up these requests from our missionaries around the world. Click here to download a .pdf of the March 2013 Prayer Journal. 1 US Please pray for the Board meetings March 1st and 2nd.  Pray for good, clear communication and wisdom to know next steps to take. 2 AUSTRALIA Ray and Marti Williams write, “First weekend in March is our all-church camp. We are looking to establish some good relationships. Pray that we can learn to love each other somewhere besides inside the church building….

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Monthly Prayer Journal: February 2013

We invite you to join us in praying to the Lord every day as we lift up these requests from our missionaries around the world. Click here to download a .pdf of the February 2013 Prayer Journal. 1 EAST ASIA A worker writes, “Joy on the Journey Camp will hold two winter camps the first two weeks of February. They have been booked full for months. Please pray for the volunteers and staff as they work with the young people and for the new boiler that it and all the equipment works well.” 2 CHAD Scott and Suz Downing write, “Jan….

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Monthly Prayer Journal: January 2013

We invite you to join us in praying to the Lord every day as we lift up these requests from our missionaries around the world. Click here to download a .pdf of the January 2013 Prayer Journal. 1 GLOBAL As the people of the world look toward a new year, pray that the Lord would draw all eyes to Himself as the only true hope for 2013. 2 APPOINTEES Pray for Paul and Missy Robelot who are reactivating after several years of Paul receiving specialized training in counseling.  They have already served in France and hope to return to head…

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TEAMHorizons is Online!

TEAMHorizons aims to tell the stories of God’s transforming power around the globe that would otherwise go unnoticed, miracles of grace that build our faith in the Savior. We are posting new feature stories every week to horizons.team.org that you won’t find anywhere else! Current stories include a travelogue by a veterinarian from his trip to South Asia, the use of new church-planting methods in Japan, living faithfully in Spain, and more. Some great Christmas stories are in the works and will be published later in December, so please be sure to check out horizons.team.org every week!

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Announcing Our Interim CEO

TEAM is pleased to announce the appointment of our Interim CEO, Dr. Scott Henson. Scott joined TEAM in 2003, serving initially as Director of Communications. He launched TEAM’s award-winning TEAMHorizons magazine and spent the last decade traveling TEAM’s ministry areas, collecting stories of God at work. Over the past year, Scott played a major role in shaping TEAM’s future direction and strategies, working closely with the leadership team and the board of directors. Scott received a bachelor’s degree from Gardner-Webb College in religious and Biblical studies (1988). Later, he earned an MBA from Duke University (1992) and a Creative Writing MFA…

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