John-Mark and Susan Brabon are missionaries in China where God is moving in an amazing way. Here is the latest entry from their blog, “Brabon Bamboo Express”:
Since May 2012, our hearts have been broken for the lost people of South Central Asia. We have tried to visit the country again to train church planters with three potential partners, but visas have not been granted. So in November, as we traveled to visit our daughter, Christel, we prayed that God would open doors for ministry!
On Friday morning at the end of the church service, two men from South Central Asia walked up to John‐Mark and began talking to him! Through that conversation, two meetings were set up with a group of twelve of their countrymen!
John‐Mark and Susan taught the men how to do the “I am Second” Bible study so that they could begin to do Bible studies with other men in the labor camps where they live. It is also an obedience‐based study method. One young man said he was going to share what he had learned with his friend from South Asia where it is difficult for Christians.
We could not have worked it out better! God works above our expectations!
Frazer’s Backpack Ministry
The love of Frazer is toted around in backpacks all over the city. Frazer UMC is currently providing 30 backpacks to Dozier and Dalraida Elementary Schools, and soon, through a new partnership, 13 Montgomery Public Schools will be served by the Backpack Ministry. A Frazer Ladies Bible Study class is partnering with Wednesday Splash Kids to keep the Backpack Pantry packed. Frazer, Zion UMC and True Divine Church are working together to reach out to more children in our area. Faith Radio interviewed ladies from all three churches recently to help get the word out!
Adding to the excitement, Braxton Gilchrist asked his friends and families to bring food for the Backpack ministry to his 8th birthday party instead of presents! Thank you Braxton!
Red Out for Orphan Awareness Month
Frazer’s Red Out for Orphan Awareness Month was a huge success! Our church family responded in a big way, wearing red to our Sunday morning services November 16th. The proceeds from t-shirts sold in the atrium supported Common Ground Ministries Montgomery and the Hands and Feet Project in Haiti. Frazer’s One Family Ministry provides support to families fostering a child and those going through the adoption process. There are many other ways to support those children without a home through One Family, so please look into what you can do.
Second Mile Spirit—Volunteer Spotlight
Whenever Marquis Jones is asked to help with something, he says, “Wherever the church needs me…if it will help the church, let’s do it!”. Marquis joined Frazer this year and since then he has stepped up to help out in every way. He attends committee meetings even after he has traveled all day for work; attended a leadership conference in Atlanta; is always looking for opportunities to share what’s going on at Frazer with his friends on social media and he’s excited to be a new face making announcements on Sunday mornings. All the while, he has that big smile on his face. Marquis strives to live his life as Jesus taught us when He said, “Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.”
Frazer UMC Worship—through the eyes of our talented volunteer photographers!
We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing you in worship. Frazer offers Traditional and Contemporary worship at 8am, 9:30am and 11am every Sunday. Hispanic services take place at 11am on campus as well along with Chinese services at 10:30am. Please join us as we praise our Risen Lord and enjoy these photos of our recent ONE Sunday taken by three of our talented volunteer photographers at Frazer!
This is just some of the Breaking Good News happening in our Frazer Family! Stay tuned for more details of how God is moving through Frazer UMC.