Our missionary we're going to pray for today is a nurse practitioner by training. She helps with medical clinics in villages where she serves. That's in Southeast Asia, so we cannot use her name or specific country. We'll call her Nancy.
We could have a book written on every one of our missionaries, but we have just a minute so let's talk about one person that Nancy met. We'll call the woman Melea. This poor Asian woman was born about 50 years ago with a genetic disorder which make hundreds of tumors grow all over her body. Nobody in her village would have anything to do with Melea - they wouldn't even shake hands with her. Melea was ashamed of how she looked.
Then Melea met Nancy. This American woman did not avoid Melea. Instead, Nancy sat with her and asked about her life. And this was what shocked Melea - Nancy actually held her hand as they prayed! Before long, Melea tagged along to help Nancy with medical clinics. Nancy took her to church, where the members also prayed for her. Soon Melea was saved. Better yet, her entire family came to faith in Christ and now there are nine Christian believers in her village for the first time in history.
I'm really happy to tell you that our church supports Nancy there in Southeast Asia because we give through the Cooperative Program. Let's ask God to keep her safe and bless her in her ministry. And let's pray for Melea, that she would be healed - and remain strong in her new faith.