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ABAD Quarterly Watch — Q2 2023

Updated: Mar 25



Go to wherever they are.


As Jesus was talking to His disciples about His departure from earth, He promised them this in John 14:12:

Truly, truly I say to you, he who believes in Me will do the works that I do also. And he will do greater works than these, because I am going to My Father.

What an encouraging promise! Because we believe, we not only can do works Jesus has done but even greater things.


As we continue to believe God for the growth of A Buck a Day, sharing its vision and encouraging each believer to participate in God’s global mission, we rest on this promise that what He started in this ministry will be completed.


With your generosity and support, we can serve missionaries and encourage believers to build up Christ’s kingdom. We hope these updates encourage you as you see the impact your partnership is having throughout Asia.


Thank you for supporting our mission.



Blessings,


Eben Tabelisma

Cofounder, A Buck a Day



MISSIONARIES IN HISTORY

 

Charlotte “Lotte” Diggs Moon was a Southern Baptist missionary to China who helped pioneer the role of women missionaries in evangelism.


Born in 1840 to an aristocratic family in Virginia, Lotte was an intelligent woman with a heart for the nations. After earning her degree and spending three years as a teacher, she heard a call from God to the mission field “as clear as a bell.”


In July 1873, she was appointed as the first unmarried woman missionary to China by the foreign mission board of the Southern Baptist Convention. She served the city of Qingdao where she opened a school for girls while constantly appealing to the Church back home to send more recruits, specifically young women missionaries.


During her 39 years of ministry, she served thousands of people in the Shantung Province and planted more than thirty Chinese churches. Her dedication to missions and the example she set forth impacted the Southern Baptist Convention to eventually become one of the leading missionary-sending bodies in the world.


We are grateful for all the missionaries who have dedicated their lives to serving others and sharing their faith so that many may hear the good news of the Gospel.




MISSIONARIES IN THE FIELD

 

Don’t Despise the Small Beginnings

Our missions partner in Thailand, AMO Foundation, just celebrated 29 years of ministry. God’s faithfulness has been evident since its humble beginnings in the Philippines and now its expansion to Thailand. With the leadership of Ariel and Paz Acuna, many more missionaries will be trained and deployed in the 50 nations of Asia.




Continuing Work in India

After more than two years of being stranded in the Philippines due to the pandemic, Amy has finally been able to return to India and continue her ministry there. A new Bible training center has been established in Udaipur, a city in Rajasthan. Additionally, she and her team formed a tutorial class to reach children in Bikaner.




Sharing Grains of Love

RHMI, our missions partner in Nepal, provided rice caravans for villages as an opportunity to reach an endangered tribe. Having no access to development or basic facilities, these marginalized individuals suffer from hunger every day. Children yearn for a filling meal, and wives struggle to feed their families. Having to depend solely on natural cultivation, they are constantly challenged to feed their families. Watch the video to see how local missionaries are sharing God’s love by feeding the hungry.




Meeting People Where They Are

Ruby's ongoing strategy to reach the people in Chiang Khong, Thailand, is to meet them where they are. She’s able to develop relationships with them, teach them God’s Word, and help them in improving their livelihood such as taking care of chickens and growing vegetables.




ABAD UPDATES

 

Life Surge

Malou, Eben, and their youngest daughter, Mikx, attended the Life Surge Conference, a 1-day event where entrepreneurship and Christianity come together to help people be inspired, transformed, and equipped for Kingdom impact. They had the opportunity to meet some of the main speakers personally. Among them were Nick Vujucic, the motivational speaker of Life Without Limbs, Tim Tebow, a former NFL quarterback and best-selling author, and Willie Robertson, the star of the hit TV series Duck Dynasty.




GOMakeDisciples

In July 2019, Jonathan Camcam and his wife, Joann, came to our house in Nashville to reconnect with close friends. When we shared the vision of A Buck a Day with them, Jonathan told us that he was currently working on a project in the Philippines with Senator Manny Pacquiao to introduce a new holiday to celebrate the Christian faith. The project was a success and was introduced by Senator Pacquiao as National Bible Day. One of the highlights of our 2019 meeting was the possibility of using the GOMakeDisciples brand for their campaign. Almost four years later, National Bible Day has now adopted our brand.




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Stay Up to Date with Us

If you’d like to view past newsletters and keep up to date with what’s going on with A Buck a Day, visit our website below!





THANK YOU!

 

Our goal is to support missionaries’ efforts to reach every nation with the truth of God’s love. Your faithful partnership helps make our mission possible. We greatly appreciate you!



Please stand with us in faith and prayer for the following:


  • For the ongoing training of the new missionaries under the RACE program through AMO Foundation.

  • For distribution partners in South Korea and Canada for the GOMakeDisciples brand.

  • For ABAD to be connected with local churches in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • For the expansion of the GOMakeDisciples store.

  • For the growth and fruitfulness of the missionaries we support as well as the protection of their health and wellbeing as they continue to serve their communities.

  • That ABAD will have more individual and corporate partners in order to support more missionaries.



"No higher honor could be imagined than to be an instrument in the hand of Jesus Christ, to be at His disposal for the furtherance of His purposes, to be available whenever wanted for His service." (John Stott, 20th century theologian)


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