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PAUL ALEXANDER
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ABF MISSIONS NEWS

ABF MISSIONS NEWS has a blog format (newest at the top).
In addition to this webpage, ABF publishes a monthly ABF Missions Prayer Newsletter. Take one from the Missions display board at the rear of the Worship Center each month.

 2019 YUGO MEXICO 2019 AND REISSERS UGANDA TRIP DEDICATION PRAYER 

On Sunday, June 30, 2019, Pastor John Erwin prayed a prayer of dedication for the YUGO Mexico 2019 Team who will leave next weekend and Dr Paul and Teri Reisser who leave for Uganda in two weeks.  

 2019 PRESENTATION, PRAYER AND LUNCH WITH ABF MISSIONARIES NATE & ABBY BURRIS 

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Nate and Abby Burris attended ABF and were presented for an interview and prayer during the services, and then lunch together in The Well for a report and Q&A.  

 2019 LUNCH TO MEET NEW ABF MISSIONARIES BILL & TERESA DRAKE 

Sunday, April 7, 2019, after church in The Well. All were invited to meet our newest missionary family. Bill led worship on Thursday (4/4) and Sunday (4/7), was interviewed in all three services and then held the lunch Q&A in The Well.  

 2019 GIDEONS VISIT ABF ON MARCH 10, 2019 

Pastor John interviews Tom Hughes of the Gideons on March 10, 2019, at ABF.
Listen to the interview.


 2019 NEW ABF MISSIONARY FAMILY: Bill and Teresa Drake 

Bill and Teresa have served for 27 years and have been to over 60 countries around the world. They have served as evangelists, missions mobilizers and disciple makers in the nations. Bill was the founder and director of art ministry and now serves as the Area Leader for 446 missionaries on 81 Fields engaged in integral mission/incarnational ministry - church planting using the cultural universals as the key to unlock the last-reached places in the world to bring personal and communal transformation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Bill and Teresa's passion is to engage with Jesus followers all over the world to empower them in expressing their faith and worship through their God-given gifts, talents and expertise, build the Church and extend the Kingdom of God in the least-reached places of the world.


 YUGO 2019 MEXICO MISSION TRIP RESERVATIONS CLOSED

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This annual event will be held on the week of 7/7 to 7/12. Reservations are closed. 

The Mexico 2019 Mission Trip is a family-friendly trip for people of all ages. This year’s trip will feature:

  • House Building
  • Vacation Bible School (VBS)
  • Women's Ministry
  • Media
  • Translation

Depending on our group size (up to 50), we may also do:

  • Sports Ministry
  • Prison Ministry

Questions? Contact or email john@agourabible.org


 2018 JIM AND BARBARA LILJEGREN ANNOUNCE MISSIONS PLANNING TRIP 

September 20, 2018 announcement - 
The Liljegrens will fly in November 2018 to Saransk, Russia, to plan for the July 2019 Youth English Camp and to Kiev, Ukraine, to plan for the July 2019 youth team ministry to orphanage and war zone children at a summer camp in western Ukraine.

 2018 EQUADOR CHURCH BUILDING REPORT 


September 16, 2018
Equador Church Building Report for ABF Mission Project. Update by Lead Pastor Scott Kegel.

 2018 JOHN & CATHY VISIT ABF 

July 15, 2018
John and Cathy visited ABF. Interview and Prayer by Associate Pastor John Erwin.

 YUGO 2018 MEXICO MISSION TRIP 

 
The Mexico Mission Trip was held during the week of July 8 - 13, 2018
  - Full reports were given at ABF services on Thursday 8/23 and Sunday 8/26. Also see ABF YUGO page (blue link at very top).
ABF had dozens of volunteers at the Mexico Mission Outreach from July 8 - 13 with YUGO Ministries building two homes in Ensenada, Mexico. The local outreach included a children’s program, prison ministry opportunities and a sports ministry.
Questions? Email john@agourabible.org

 2018 ANDREA & JEREMY IRELAND VISIT ABF 

June 10, 2018
Andrea and Jeremy Ireland visited ABF from Ethiopia. Interview and Prayer by Associate Pastor John Erwin.
(05:48)

 2018 CIP SIRAVAN VISITS ABF FROM MOLDOVA 

March 4, 2018
Cip Siravan visited ABF from Moldova. Interview and Prayer by Associate Pastor John Erwin.
(02:36)

 YUGO 2018 MEXICO MISSION TRIP PLANNING 


September 17, 2017
Josh Antioho interviews Adam Williford from YUGO for a short presentation about the upcoming July 2018 Mexico Mission Trip. Watch video.

 2017 MISSIONARY LILJEGRENS ANNOUNCE 2017/2018 PLANS / COMPLETED NOVEMBER AND JULY TRIPS 

Announcement: September 13, 2017   /   Planning Trip: November 1-13, 2017   /   Saransk and Italy Youth Camp: July 2018
Jim and Barbara Liljegren have announced plans for a 2-week planning trip to Saransk, Russia, for November 1-13, 2017. The Slavic Youth English Camp is in Italy in July 2018. Contact them at ABF or Encouragement International, Inc. in Northridge, California.

 2017 MISSIONARIES TODD AND MELODY VISIT ABF 

July 23, 2017
Prayer was given for Todd and Melody following a brief presentation by Todd in both services. Continue to pray for their ministry and for Melody's health.

 YUGO 2017 MEXICO MISSION TRIP TEAM DEDICATION 


July 2, 2017
Prayer and comments by Lead Pastor Scott Kegel.
The team of 42 prepared to minister to families in Mexico from July 9 to July 15, 2017.



 2017 MISSIONARIES JEREMY AND ANDREA IRELAND VISIT ABF 

May 21, 2017
Ethiopia missionaries Jeremy and Andrea Ireland visited ABF in both services. Senior Pastor Scott Kegel introduced and prayed for them. (06:22)

 SPECIAL RUSSIA/ITALY MISSIONS TRIP REPORT AFTER CHURCH ON MAY 21 IN THE WELL 


 2017 SPECIAL PRAYER FOR RUSSIA/ITALY MISSIONS TRIP 

March 19, 2017
Associate Pastor John Erwin led a special prayer for Jim and Barbara Liljegren, and the rest of the Missions Team. Update by Jim. (02:49)

 2017 MISSIONARY CIP VISITS ABF 

February 26, 2017
Associate Pastor John Erwin welcomed, interviewed and prayed for Missionary Cip Sarivan from Moldova.

 2016 GLOBAL MISSIONS SUNDAY 

October 2, 2016
Associate Pastor John Erwin led a special global missions emphasis which included a missions sermon. The program consisted of the Jim & Barbara Liljegren Report, the YUGO Team Report, and Pastor John's message, "The Unfinished Task...Reaching the World for Christ".
COMPLETE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
   Complete Global Missions Program Highlights (01:07:30)
THREE INDIVIDUAL PARTS OF THE PROGRAM
   Jim and Barbara Liljegren's Moldova and Italy Missions Report (05:27)
   YUGO Mexico Mission Team Report, moderated by Associate Pastor John Erwin (16:30)
   Global Missions Sunday Message by Associate Pastor John Erwin (42:07)

 2016 JIM AND BARBARA LILJEGREN PREPARE FOR MOLDOVA AND ITALY MISSIONS TRIP 


August 14, 2016
Lead Pastor Scott Kegel prayed for Jim and Barbara Liljegren during the Sunday Worship Service as they prepared to leave for Moldova and Italy on August 21st. See 10/2/16 report, above.

 2016 MISSIONARIES JEREMY AND ANDREA IRELAND VISIT ABF 

July 17, 2016
Missionaries Jeremy and Andrea Ireland visited ABF in both services. Lead Pastor Scott Kegel introduced and prayed for them. Jeremy and Andrea also gave a presentation in The Well following the second service telling of their experiences in Ethiopia. Watch 5-minute video.

 ABF YUGO 2016 MEXICO MISSION TRIP TEAM DEDICATION 

July 3, 2016
YUGO Team Introduction and prayer by Associate Pastor John Erwin during the Sunday services. 40 people left on Saturday, July 9th. Plans included house building, sports ministry and two VBS programs.
See 10/2/16 post-trip report, above.

 2016 TIM AND CECI RAMSEY VISIT ABF 

June 26, 2016
Tim and Ceci Ramsey visited ABF in both services. Interview and prayer by Associate Pastor John Erwin.

 2016 CECI RAMSEY VISITS ABF 


May 15, 2016
During both Sunday services, Associate Pastor John Erwin interviewed and prayed for (Tim and) Ceci Ramsey. Comments by Ceci Ramsey; Prayer and comments by Associate Pastor John Erwin

 2016 NATHAN & ABBY DEPART FOR ASIA PACIFIC 

April 17, 2016
During both Sunday services, the church had special prayer as Nathan & Abby said farewell to ABF for another term in Asia Pacific. Prayer & Comments by Lead Pastor Scott Kegel

 2016 NATHAN & ABBY ASIA PACIFIC MISSIONARY REPORT 

March 20, 2016
Nathan & Abby gave a full report in The Well during both Sunday services.

 2016 MISSIONARY CIP VISITS ABF 

January 16, 17 & 19, 2016
Associate Pastor John Erwin interviews Missionary Cip Sarivan in this video during the Sunday Worship Services and concludes with prayer. Cip also ministered to children and others on Saturday at his Tae Kwon Do event and on Tuesday at AWANA.

 2015 NATHAN, ABBY AND NOAH WELCOME SHEM 

 Shem:
 November 11, 2015
 22 inches, 9 pounds

 2015 NATHAN, ABBY AND NOAH VISIT ABF 


Photo by Carolyn Brookman
August 23, 2015
Associate Pastor John Erwin welcomed Nathan and Abby in the first ABF worship service, and Noah joined them in the second.

 2015 HAL AND CECILIE HAYS VISIT ABF 

May 24, 2015
Associate Pastor John Erwin welcomed Hal and Cecilie Hays (Encouragement International). They attended both services.

 MISSIONARIES TACHEENI AND DEB SCOTT VISIT OUR ABF AWANA CLUBS EACH YEAR 

Every Year on a Missions Night
Tacheeni and Deb Scott visit ABF on one of the Tuesday AWANA Missions Nights each year. The children thoroughly enjoy the hot Navajo Fry Bread and presentations. The Scotts, former members of ABF, visit ABF AWANA each Winter or Spring.

 JIMMY & ERIN EXCITING NEWS 

March 2, 2015
Missionaries Jimmy & Erin welcomed Baby Nathan on March 2, 2015. Congratulations!

 MISSIONARY CIP VISITS ABF 

March 1, 2015
Associate Pastor John Erwin welcomed Missionary Cip Sarivan, and Jim Liljegren led in prayer.

 MEXICO MISSION TRIPS 

December 27-30, 2014
YUGO Ministries
Rosarita, Mexico
Associate Pastor John Erwin leads groups each December to Rosarita, including some from ABF. The 3rd annual trip concluded with another group from ABF ministering at Rosarita.

MISSIONARIES JIMMY, ERIN, SIENNA AND SETH VISIT ABF

August 17, 2014
Associate Pastor John Erwin interviewed Jimmy and Erin during both Worship Services. Jimmy and Erin also gave a media presentation to both 'Kids BLAST' sessions during those services.

 2014 MISSIONS COMMITTEE INTRODUCES MISSIONARY SAAZI GODFREY 

July 27, 2014
ABF Special Video Presentation
Missions Committee introduction: Phil Runsten

 MISSIONARIES DAVID AND JULEE SCHOCH VISIT ABF / PSKOV TEAM DEDICATION 

June 29, 2014
David and Julee Schoch visited ABF and gave updates during both Worship Services. They also presented a slideshow presentation to ABF 'Kids BLAST' children at 9:30 AM.
Also special prayer for the Pskov Russia Team's July 2 - July 13 (2014) Mission Trip
  COMBINED VIDEO
   - David & Julee Schoch
   - Pskov Russia Team Dedication

 CROATIA TEAM DEDICATION 

    June 22, 2014
Croatia Team / June 25 - July 5, 2014
    Croatia Team Dedication at ABF  -   Dustin Arrieta and part of the team

 2014 NATHAN, ABBY AND NOAH VISIT ABF 

 Worship Service Interview
 Sunday Morning, April 27, 2014

Nathan's Special Sunday Evening Presentation
Sunday Evening, April 27, 2014

 2013-2014 NOAH 

Noah was born in July 2013. They visited ABF on Easter and April 27, 2014. See two videos, above

 CIP VISITS ABF FROM MOLDOVA 

   March 2, 2014
Interview by Associate Pastor John Erwin and comment by Lead Pastor Scott Kegel
TUESDAY AWANA PHOTOS LINK

 SUMMER MISSIONS TRIPS 2014 

   Promotional Video
   Jim Liljegren and Dustin Arrieta

Croatia Flyer -  June 25 to July 5 
Pskov Flyer -  July 2 to July 13 

 FACE TO FACE AT ABF 

ABF has enjoyed meeting, greeting and hearing reports from some of our visiting ABF-sponsored missionary families in recent months during our ABF Worship Services. Most of them also visit the Children's Building to speak with our ABF 'Kids BLAST' children. Others are also listed on other parts of this webpage.

VIDEO LINK

 VERY POPULAR ABF MISSIONS VIDEOS BY DR. BOB COCHRAN 







MISSIONS TRIPS - Slideshow Reports

Lessons from Thailand and Philippi (PG-13)
Dr. Bob Cochran

Rwanda Trip Report (1 hr 14 min)
Dr. Bob Cochran

 RUSSIA MISSION TRIP MEMORIES PHOTO 




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