2016 Prayer Letters

Burton Prayer Letter – November 2016

On November 20th, 2016 the church in Wipim voted to recognize Arusa Gometa as its Pastor. We had over 180 adults and nearly 100 children in attendance for the largest day WBC has ever seen. This day also saw us ordaining Arusa, Job Martin (Iamega village), and Mark Marega (Ruwar village). We officially handed the church to Pastor Gometa and watched on as he took ten men and women into the baptismal waters.

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October – Important Development and Decision for our Ministry

To read or Print in PDF click link >>>>>> October Prayer Letter   “Assuredly gathering the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.”- Acts 16:10c Announcing an important development and decision for our ministry! But, first, a brief summary of how we got to this point… Back in 2013, we came to Wipim in the remote region of the Western Province

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Burton Family – April 2016

To View or Print in PDF format  Click Link >>>>> Burton Family April 2016 Psalms 4:7a – “Thou hast put gladness in my heart …” At the beginning of April we travelled to Port Moresby to obtain our regular food supplies for living in the bush. Our Wipi Churches had just come through Easter with the opportunity to see God work in their mists and

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Burton Family – March 2016

To Print or view in PDF – Please click link >>>>>> April 2016 Prayer Letter Proverbs 15:30b – “A good report maketh the bones fat …” In the beginning of February we repaired the Polaris and Amy and I started traveling to two villages we had wanted to work with. The first is Podare (po-dar-ee) and the second is Wim (weem). Both villages had fellowships

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Burton Family – February 2016

 To view or print in PDF click here >>>> February 2016 Ephesians 5:20a – “Giving thanks always for all things unto God …” I was recently leading the song “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”, in church and the chorus says, “All I have needed thy hand hath supplied.” The irony is that our minds and hearts sometimes tell us that the thing God has allowed in our

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