Commencement: A New Beginning

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We are pleased to announce the graduation of
Ruth Charity Weaver
from Shades Mountain Christian School.

Ruth graduated as valedictorian of her class. She was awarded the Scholar athlete award and the Principal’s award for exemplary Christian character and service. She plans to study Psychology and Youth Ministry at Columbia International University in South Carolina this fall.

This summer, Ruth is helping lead sports camps for children at the Wurmbrand Christian School in Romania, and is also a camp counselor at Camp Straight Street in Birmingham.

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Ruth’s graduation – even baby Shiloh was there!

This summer, we will be traveling to churches up north for three weeks. Please pray for new opportunities to share about our ministry. In September, Lord willing, we will both travel to the Philippines to train workers, and to speak at the 25th anniversary of the Mangaldan church we helped establish. We are praying God will provide our full support this next year, so we can be based in the Philippines again. We appreciate your prayers for all that must come together before then.

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Our co-workers, Leonard and Leonisa Diawa

From the beginning of the Church Planting Institute, Leonardo and Leonisa Diawa have been our faithful partners helping us establish the Faith Bible Christian Church in Mangaldan, and training workers to start new churches. In April, I (David) had the privilege of going with them to where they got their start as a couple, and in ministry, at Talim Island. Since Leo and Leonisa began their ministry, God has used them to start at least 9 churches, and to train dozens of pastors and church planters. We have been blessed with the longest lasting partnership between Filipino and American missionaries in our church fellowship.

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Ferry boat to Talim Island

Many of you have prayed for us and supported us since the beginning of our ministry. We are grateful to God for each of you. Would you pray that God will raise up a new batch of partners just like you to help us in this work?

Servants together,
David & Joy & Family

Praise & Prayer

  • Praise God for Ruth’s graduation, summer ministries, and future studies at Columbia International University.
  • Praise God for a long-lasting partnership with Leonard and Leonisa Diawa, training church planters.
  • Pray for God to bless Faith Bible Christian Church and its two daughter churches on their 25th anniversary.
  • Pray for God to supply our full support this next year.

5 thoughts on “Commencement: A New Beginning

  1. David & Joy,

    God bless you and your dear family. I know you thank God for your sweet family and Ruth who has graduated from school and now going to serve in Christain Romanian sports camp. I will keep her in prayer and you both as you travel. I always send this out to our prayer team to stay in prayer for you all. God blessing on your family. In Christ, Betty


  2. Congratulations. Love all of you. Praise God for eternal fruit born into kingdom through Holy Spirit in your work.

    Sent from my iPhone



  3. Blessings to all of your family in each of your many accomplishments and for those yet to come! I am blessed to be a part of your ministry from the time I first met Daniel & Pauline here in Imlay City, Mi. That was 1960/1961. I really enjoy your newsletters and the photos. Love & Prayers
    for all, Jan Fritch


  4. Great picture of a beautiful family! I know you are so proud of Ruth and the rest of your family. Praying for all of you. Love Kathie


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