• Ashley Deans

A(Hmong) Friends

One of my favorite aspects of our job is the various people groups that we have the privilege of meeting. During the last week of October, we had the opportunity to participate in a missions conference at New Life Upstate Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The church members are among the Hmong people from Laos, who bravely fled their country in the midst of the horrors of war. Most of the members of the congregation are either descended from refugees, or are refugees themselves.

We were so encouraged by this group of believers and their heart to see the lost come to know Christ. We were joined at the conference by our dear brother from Uganda, Francis Odoi, who is the regional coordinator of the EE ministry in East Africa. He was able to share about the incredible work that God is doing in his region. Did you know that because of the power of God moving ONE full-time field worker, 556 refugees in South Sudan have come to know the Lord? Don't let anyone tell you that one person can't make an eternal impact! If you are interested to know more about the ministry of EE in Uganda, you can visit their website here: We encourage you to prayerfully consider giving to one of their current needs, which can be done online here:

As part of this conference, we were able not only to present the program to the congregation in hopes of recruiting interns for our program in 2020, but also to set up a booth and make one-on-one connections with those interested. Joining us on this trip were Maddie and Bianca, our two interns from 2019. They were each able to give testimony of the power of God to change lives. Please continue to pray for each of them as they continue to raise their support.

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