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Boisvert Letter – October 28, 2015

This is just to let you know that Doug leaves for a teaching module in South Sudan on Wednesday. There is always a question of who can attend the training due to the great instability and poverty this newest nation on our planet is currently facing. The unrest has not been in the area he is traveling but the economic disaster the country faces is very much present there. 

Please join us in prayer that we (Doug and the Sudanese Church Leaders) can all gather together around the teachings of the Word of God, that hearts would be encouraged to look past their current situations and into the gracious hand of our LORD and Savior Jesus! Also that transportation can be found for each one to come; food secured for the families left behind during this coming week; and the Sudanese teachers and Dr. Doug will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading and emphasis as we teach God’s Word. 
 
Striving to Serve Christ,
Doug Boisvert, D. Min.
Tri-M Eastern and Central African Director
sent out by Springville Baptist Church, PA
 
“To this end I also labor, striving according to His working…” (Colossians 1:29)

Pray for Doug and Cheryl Boisvert

We had hoped to get a prayer letter out before this however the need to assist with all that surrounded Cheryl’s mom death (and promotion to heaven through Jesus) has delayed that. We have been working out of upstate New York and had limited access to internet and office. We have been back a little over a week in Kokomo,Indiana now trying to get caught back up. Thank you again to ALL who so encouraged Cheryl & myself in the emails and cards sent during this time!

Doug now leaves tomorrow, Tuesday 12th May, for South Sudan while Cheryl heads back to Up State New York to continue assisting there with her dad.

I would ask that you join us in prayer for
1) Cheryl as she drives the long trip by herself and returns Memorial Day Weekend.
2) That Cheryl can continue to minister to her 91 year old dad
3) Doug as he flies with stops in 5 countries before reaching South Sudan to teach 3 courses himself. Traveling alone.
4) Our Sudanese brethren that are facing extreme inflation and shortages of everything. The country is suffering greatly from fighting. Doug will be in the most peaceful province of country and there are no reports of fighting near them.
5) The extra demand to teach in both groups as the school is expanding and the leadership there are working hard to take on all the teaching. Yet there are areas they need me to to complete the curriculum. Both exciting but challenging to keep the momentum going string in spite of the countries struggles.

Thanks for praying with us. You are a significant part of this ministry. Heb 6:10 applies to you as you support us in prayer and financially!

Striving to Serve Christ,
Doug Boisvert, D. Min.
Tri-M Eastern and Central African Director
sent out by Springville Baptist Church, PA

“To this end I also labor, striving according to His working…” (Colossians 1:29)

Doug Boisvert prayer letter/request

Doug is off to Tanzanania Thursday (tomorrow). Cheryl was suppose to go this trip but hurt her knee back in November and has not improve since then. We are concern that she gets treatment before it gets any worse. So we cancelled her ticket with a medical excuse and hope after the 6 weeks of treatment she will be able to be back traveling and teaching with Doug. Please join us in prayer for full healing for Cheryl knees.

Doug will be traveling with Dr Erskine Dodson to Tanzania. He will be teaching with Doug and examining the TRI-M Ministry approach as well. Please pray as Dr Dodson considers God’s leading in this.

We will be attending the installation service for one of the Tanzanian Pastors that is involved in the TRI-M training. He will be installed as the Vice Chairman of the Tanzanian Baptist Convention. Then we are teaching a week in the village area of Turiani and off to a graduation for a second group that was mainly taught by Tanzanian Pastors themselves using TRI-M Curriculum. It will be a full schedule and lots of miles (KM) on dirt roads. Please pray with us for transportation safety and endurance.

It is an honor to represent you before our Tanzanian brethren. Thanks for praying with us.

Striving to Serve Christ,
Doug Boisvert, D. Min.
Tri-M Eastern and Central African Director
sent out by Springville Baptist Church, PA

“To this end I also labor, striving according to His working…” (Colossians 1:29)

Boisvert prayer letter – January 20, 2015

Dear Partners in God’s Ministry, As we are well into 2015, we would first desire to offer anyone of our partners in ministry (you) a summary report of our activities for 2014. Just request it at our email and we will get it out to you as soon as possible upon our return to USA. It is amazing to think of all God has done in our lives and the lives of those you have invested in through us by prayer and finances. We will send you a summary, but we wish all of you could meet these faithful servants of Christ personally.

This will be a shorter prayer letter and without the expert assistance of our brother, who makes it look so attractive to the eye, due to the short time between our annual TRI-M team meeting and overseas African trip.
In November 2014, Doug was pleased to see the South Sudanese taking so much ownership of their training program, SSEST. One of the Sudanese Leaders said that their government military was commanded to instruct the local people in their tribal tongue to be sure they understood and could follow governmental procedures. The soldiers complain that their training is not in local language, how can they effectively turn around and communicate that immediately. With a big smile this Sundanese Pastor said, “But we (SSEST) are teaching in the local language and these students can turn around immediately and minister the Word of God to the people and this is done without the resources of our Government!”.  As the youngest country on our globe, South Sudan is in confusion, turmoil, and conflict. But darkness is where the light of the glorious Gospel shines the brightest, and Sudanese are being won to Christ and Bible preaching Churches are being planted. There are other training programs within the country, but most are in English (one of the official “trade” languages). This excludes most of those under 40 years of age because they had very little education available to them –unless their families fled to neighboring countries and somehow got established enough to enroll their children in the local schools of the guest country. Truly SSEST is filling a great need for those called to ministry but have no access to Bible training.

The LORD gave us a wonderful time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, to visit with both sets of our parents who live in the Eastern US. The Lord gave us refreshment in being home for Christmas time and entertaining our oldest daughter’s family from Texas and our youngest daughter now studying in Indianapolis. So we had a full week of Christmas celebration and look forward to another new year to celebrate Jesus, the Christ of Christmas. We also enjoyed seeing the grandkids as they continue to grow and develop their own God-given personalities. We keep praying that we can have Godly input into their lives in spite of the thousand mile difference.

We are writing this from the Washington DC Dulles Airport on a layover between flights for Uganda and Kenya, East Africa. This trip will end with the second graduation of the Kenyan group including both men and women. It is exciting to see, in an area that grew up around a bus stop and is about a mile walk to the nearest small village, the existence and growth of a Bible training program, preparing men and women to serve Christ in the villages of Kenya. There are three groups being trained at various levels at the same time. “Breaks” feel like a College campus between classes. The Kenyan leaders have taken over all of the lower level courses themselves. This graduation at the end of trip has great potential in prompting this training as a reasonable and desirable program especially in the village areas. It is currently unclear whether the women’s program will continue or if the women will be accepted into the basic certificate program with the men. Wisdom will be needed, so prayer will be appreciated.

Striving to Serve Christ,
Doug Boisvert, D. Min.
Tri-M Eastern and Central African Director
“To this end I also labor, striving according to His working…” (Colossians 1:29)

Doug Boisvert is home from Africa

Just a quick note to let you prayer supporters know I (Doug) have arrived back home in Indiana from South Sudan & Uganda trip. God was (and is) at work there developing these men and their training program. One leader said they have something even the government has not yet developed,but wants,- training in the local language to serve people in the local, heart languages! They are the leaders in this area and will show others what Christ can do to reach the hearts and minds of Sudanese!

The students are stepping up to the next level of training and are showing to everyone’s surprise (including themselves) how much they are learning and growing in the handling and applying of God’s Word to their lives. They are so excited about seeing God work in them that they are designing ways to get their local churches directly involved as those Churches comment on the growth and change in preaching and discipling of these Pastors in their midst.

Thanks for praying and will give more details in the next prayer letter from this trip. If you have emailed me with questions or requests in past 3 weeks please be patient as I have narrowed down the 256 “personal” type emails while gone and I am getting closer to seeing some more personal ones in the midst. However if you do not hear from me soon (next few days) feel free to write again to be sure I see it. Thanks.

Striving to Serve Christ,
Doug Boisvert, D. Min.
Tri-M Eastern and Central African Director
sent out by Springville Baptist Church, PA

“To this end I also labor, striving according to His working…” (Colossians 1:29)