Just three months ago I shared with you the news that due to family health issues the Shimomura’s had tendered their resignation as Assemblies of God world missionaries to Japan. Their resignation was effective June 30, 2022. Today I’m writing to inform you that two more of Oregon’s world missionaries are in transition.
Diane Peters has announced that after calling Paraguay home for 35 years, she is making a change. She has made it clear, "I am resigning from AGWM, but not resigning from ministry! I look forward to dedicating time to family and the next generation of nieces and nephews as I anticipate God's next assignment!” July 2022 was the last month for her to receive financial support through AGWM.
Josh & Renee Ransom have announced that after serving in Northern Asia for 18 years, they are resigning as Assemblies of God world missionaries. They had just completed deputation in the summer of 2020 and were planning to return. However, due to the global pandemic, the country in Northern Asia where they have served was closed to foreigners. After waiting and praying for two years for the doors to reopen for their return, they sensed that God was redirecting their steps to stateside ministry. They will officially conclude their service with AGWM on September 30, 2022.
As you are praying for these friends in transition, I would ask you to pray about the possibility of transferring your support to other members of our missionary family. Please contact our office for more information. I want to thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration.
Your partnership in reaching the nations is deeply appreciated. Your ﬁnances and prayer support are essential to completing the unﬁnished task.
Sincerely, Contending for God's mission, Boyd Powers.
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Keizer, OR 97303