Archive for May 3rd, 2017

May 2017

“…to make the Word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” -Apostle Paul, Colossians 1:25b-28 (ESV)-

Below are some examples of how the above scriptures are being worked out through your partnership with us in both Indonesia and The Philippines. Thanks for giving! Thanks for praying! Thanks for being family!

BALI – An Island of Indonesia, Southwest of Java
• Mid-March ten Sougb men along with Yakobus and his workers from the Department of Agriculture West Papua, flew to Bali for free training in coffee growing and pig raising, training which empowers the Sougb missionaries regarding income to fund mission work. They were Christian examples in word, deed, and character, amidst a strong Hindu religious culture. They learned and experienced much!
• This activity connected government officials from very different locations with the common goal of livelihood development, thanks to our friend Yakobus who made this happen!
• Family in Christ from the Philippines came to see us in Bali since we also traveled there. Thanks Samongs, for spending your time/money to visit Indonesia. You encouraged us!!

BAPTISM – Lanao Fellowship in Mindanao Philippines
• Christ continues to be made known through his saints in the Philippines whom we are privileged to be a part of, living and serving there from 1994—2010.
• This past April, four more people decided to follow Jesus. Jessie & Maricel (JesCel Quinones) posted photos of the baptism fellowship on Facebook with the following quote on one of the photos, “Haide Palasan, Bonifacia Asentista, Mae Kris Abatayo, and Jonathan Samuel Quinones publically declaring their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. They really need our prayers for their journey. Thanking God for their new life.” Thanks Cel & Jessie for your faithfulness! We are praying!!

BABO – A small Island in South Bintuni Bay, ministry base for Urias and family, Elimas and family
• Because Babo is an island, boats are needed for transportation. Our last update mentioned a boat accident involving Urias & Lois. Since then, Lois has healed up, and supporters have offered to help cover needs. Purchase of a new boat vs. repairs on the old almost reached the same amount, so a new boat it is. This can only be bought in the larger city of Fak-Fak in West Bintuni Bay where Jon will fly this coming August to help Urias secure the boat and bring it to Babo across the bay. Thank you, Glenside family, for your thoughtful and generous provision to cover this need!
• Three new units of Sougb missionaries recently joined and are already at work — Jois & Timotius in Babo (daughter & son-in-law of Urias), and the Igba brothers, Yustus and Makarius, working in the Bintuni Bay area. Currently they must support themselves, hence the reason we work hard to connect/train/empower the missionaries to be self-supporting. This month of May, Urias & Elimas are in Makassar, on the Island of Suluwesi, being trained for chicken/duck farming. This training is free, run by a Christian Chinese Indonesian, who is a friend of our friends Jack & Fatimah (thanks guys!), who connected us with him and his ministry. It’s not what you know but who you know!

BROOKFIELD – Suburb of Chicago IL USA, new home for Ellie, Tyler, Eva, and Levi starting in June
• Cornerstone Church in Brookfield IL recently hired Tyler, our awesome son-in-law, to be their full-time youth pastor, starting this month of May, and then moving the family into the parsonage early June.
• Since Ellie handles our mail, please note their/our new stateside address: 9012 Fairview Ave Brookfield IL 60513. Ethan & Adam share an apartment not far from there while Ethan finishes his second masters degree from Wheaton College in December, as Adam continues work at the zoo.
• Sherri returns to the USA May 9-June 6 to care for some medical things, plus help with the grandkids.

Serving Christ together with you, Jon & Sherri Lunow
Support to: PowerSurge Worship Ministries 22 Hemlock Dr Franklin NJ 07416 powersurgeworship@gmail.com
Communications to: jonlunow1@mac.com (email remains the best way to connect with us)
Please refrain from sending packages and/or snail mail because of the complications and the cost. Thanks.

March 2017

“…Jesus replied to the man who told him, ‘Who is my mother and who are my brothers?’ And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’” –Matt 12:48-50

SUCCESSFUL GATHERING… The Sougb missionaries arrived safely from afar to Manokwari for encouragement, reporting, evaluation, planning regarding their ministries, and training for new coffee plantations (Feb 21-23). Much was accomplished in the spiritual realm and the physical realm! Imagine our surprise when the coffee trainer, our friend Jakobus, who works for the Department of Agriculture, announced that there is a special fund for the locals, and that 10 of the missionaries will be flown to a coffee farm in Bali, March 15-18, for on the job training, all expenses paid!! Thanks for your prayers!!!

SAFETY TRAVELING… God miraculously protected Urias Ahoren (pictured to the left of the clock wearing navy plaid with white stripes), along with his son-in-law and 1 year old grandson, who were thrown from their small speedboat into the ocean upon hitting something hidden from view under the surface. Lois, Urias’ wife, remained in the boat but sustained injuries on her left arm. The boat needs repair, Lois needs healing, and the others were shaken up but unharmed. They use this boat to travel back and forth from ministry base in Babo to ministry outpost in Aroba down in the Bomerai Peninsula. Continued survey regarding the Baham people in the Bomerai has been postponed to September. Your continued prayers are much appreciated regarding safety, healing, provision, timing.

SERVING CHRIST TOGETHER WITH YOU,
Jon & Sherri Lunow (email remains the best form of communication: jonlunow1@mac.com)
Support: PowerSurge Worship Ministries 22 Hemlock Dr. Franklin NJ 07416 (201)230-9755

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January 2017

sougbmissyprojectsSelamat Hari Tahun! Happy New Year 2017 from us Lunows here in Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia!

ADDRESS TIDBITS… Manokwari, located above, in the top red circle, on the right side where the arrow is pointing. Yes, our address remains: D/A Jln Wajib Senyum no. 7 / Perumahan Dokter Sowi Gunung / Manokwari Papua Barat 98315 INDONESIA, however having an address does not equal receiving mail! We’ve been informed that International Flat Rate Boxes with bar code and tracking# travel best. A postal worker encouraged us to have senders take photos: 1) bar code & label on the package (before you go inside to mail it as our daughter learned no photos allowed inside!), 2) tracking# on the receipt, 3) send photos to us for the info (Email/Facebook/WhatsApp). He also said standard letters sometimes make it to Manokwari, sometimes get lost in Jakarta, no one can predict.. If you send something, let us know..

BAHAM TRIBE… Thanks to all who are praying for this people group, located in the third red circle down from the top, inside the left half and below. These are the tree people Jon/Urias/Elimas surveyed last year, whom we understand to be without a witness of God’s Word, either written or spoken. Translators and missionaries are needed, the Sougb people are willing, more research and additional contacts still required. Last half of March we plan visit the Bomerai Peninsula with Urias, Lois, Elimas in their home-ministry locations of Babo and Aroba (inside top right of 3rd circle), plus Baham areas as allowed.

COFFEE TREES… The latest addition to the Sougb Missionary livelihood projects is a new strain of successful coffee trees from Sumatra, East Indonesia. Praise God for our 2 Papuan friends with neccessary connections and knowledge, one providing the contact person and seed purchase, the other (who is with the Dept of Agriculture) is providing the training this coming February regarding planting/growing/harvesting.
CORNELIUS COMMUNITIES… Please keep praying with us for open hearts and homes (see Acts 10).

Thanks for your partnership in Christ, to know Him and to make Him known! –Jon & Sherri Lunow-
Support gifts to PowerSurge Worship Ministries 22 Hemlock Dr. Franklin NJ 07416 (201-230-9755)
Email: jonlunow1@mac.com Jon’s cell: +6281316785706 Sherri’s cell: +6282113641719