March 30, 2010

Special Prayer Request

I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Psalm 17:6

Alan has received his Visa Appointment to come to the United States for the birth of our girls. His appointment is March 31st at 8:30am EST... TOMORROW MORNING! Please pray that the US Consulate will grant him a visa so he can fly to Las Vegas to be with our family for the birth of our girls. The US Consulate will make a decision on the spot as to whether or not they will grant a visa. We have many letters from Doctors, mental healthcare professionals, even Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Shelly Berkley petitioning for his Visa, but ultimately the decision will lie with the person interviewing Alan.

Today will you take some time to pray for his appointment tomorrow? Tomorrow morning will you spend time in prayer asking God for favor in this decision?
We truly believe that God will use the decision made tomorrow to His glory and His purpose. We thank all of you who stand beside us in this. You are our family, our friends, our brothers and sisters. Many many thanks to each of you as you walk alongside of us in this journey.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Sharing in God delight in missions,
Alan & Jackie Perez
G.O. Ministries, Inc.
Serving in the Dominican Republic

March 10, 2010

The Hole on Primetime

We have a news anchor from Louisville, KY here in the Dominican with us featuring our work in Haiti. Before he flew to Haiti though he spent the day seeing ministry in the Dominican Republic. Check out the video below.

March 9, 2010

G.O. Working in Mongolia!

"We have this hope as an anchor in our soul, firm and secure..." Hebrews 6:19 

G.O. Ministries not only works in the Dominican Republic and Haiti but we work in Colombia, Mongolia, and Inner-City Louisville.

In Mongolia we partner with John Kholer who works amongst some of the most forgotten people to Mongolia; alcoholics, drug addicts, and prostitutes.  We have hope that although the world may have forgotten them; God has certainly not forgotten them and we are so thankful to partner with John in his work.

When you partner with Alan and I through G.O. Ministries you are touching lives around the world even in Mongolia! A portion of what we raise is dedicated to the ministry in Colombia, Mongolia, and the Inner-City of Louisville. Please pray for John and the work G.O. is doing in Mongolia and see his update below!

Before I left, Boka, the young Kazak man living with me got baptized. That was a great day as we also had 5 other men get baptized!

5 men to be baptized

I got back last Thursday night and on Saturday I had a very mixed day. First we celebrated with Oyuna (our first Lady to leave that way of life) and Zorga, one of the men who came to us last year, whom the Lord has changed,
in their wedding ceremony! I have included some pictures for you. It was a tremendous day of celebration for them. They are our first wedding of anyone from the project, so we were quite excited. They both have gotten counseling and taken this marriage very seriously. We are excited for them and ask that you continue to keep them in prayer. Zorga is a very hard worker but has had difficulty finding consistent employment.

John (left) with Zorga, Oyuna, and Boka

Then I went to visit Nomin. She had been sent home from the hospital in her home town of Nalaih, and told that there was nothing more they could do for her and that she would probably die soon, that there was no hope for her. A nurse friend and a few of us went to visit her. A Hospice in UB said she could come there, but Nomin said she just wanted to just be with her family before she died. She was quite pale and weak. We had brought an IV but Nomin refused it saying the doctors had told her there was no hope so why take any more medicine. I was really angry inside as it was obvious to the nurse and myself she was dehydrated and though she has some other difficulties, hopeless was not the word that come to our minds, in need of an IV and fluids, some good medical attention, but not hopeless. So we talked and prayed with Nomin and later she allowed us to give her an IV of fluids which when done of course had a profound effect on her color and her body. She is praying about coming back to UB for some medical treatment. 
Please pray that she listens to the Lord and allows us to help her get some good medical help. Well God answers quickly! As I was writing this my one staff called to tell me that Nomin is on her way to Hope Hospice in UB! Now please pray that we can get her the medical treatment she needs and a place to stay here in UB for continuing treatment.

We have two new Ladies who are coming almost daily and are very open to the Lord. They both were at Oyuna’s wedding and the one is now coming weekly to church. They both have left their old way of making money but again here comes the difficult part, finding them new work. Please pray for us for real wisdom on how to help when Ladies leave their old lifestyle. We have not been very successful as of yet with job creation. One of our women is barely making a living through jewelry making and our attempts at teaching sewing have been a bust, so please pray for us in this area. The same can be said about the men’s project also, we have not been successful with job creation. Please pray that God would send us someone that has a passion and the experience to help us in this area.

Thank you for all of your support and prayers, we can not do this with out you!
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