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Mike and Becky Dente

August 28, 2019

Bonjour!

 We hope you had a great summer. Our’s was more eventful than expected but restful too. This last month especially was filled with some pretty major events. As we close this summer chapter, I would like to introduce you to some of the new faces of Calvary Chapel Paris.  As it has grown a bit over the summer months, while many of the regular church members have been on vacation, we have been able to pour into the new people that have made CC Paris their home.

 Meet S.  He is a gypsy, living in the gypsy community in Paris.  He came to the Lord and has a heart to minister to his fellow gypsies.  Though he works often all night, he still comes to all Bible studies, wants to get baptized. We’ve actually tried a few times but he seems to get called into work when we get a moment free. As I write this we currently calling everyday trying to get a moment free to bring him to the lake! S. brings people to hear the Gospel and is asking Mike to train him to teach the Word to his people. Literacy is an issue, but nothing is too big for our God! Please pray for Mike and S. 

 Meet G’s family.  They are Iranian refugees.  They speak Farsi and Turkish so one of the brothers in the church has been translating the sermons for them (into Turkish).  Then, during the question and answer time, they come to the front of the church with their cell phones and use Google translate to understand.  Praise the Lord for translation apps!  They have been so glad to be in France and part of the church, and Dave has made friends with their son.  They cannot go back to Iran since becoming Christians but despite all that they have been through, they are joy-filled, helpful, eager to be part of any outreach or work that we are doing! 

 Meet B.  She had been living a double life, walking around with a burden of guilt and shame.  The police department had called her, and asked her questions and asked her to come in for follow up questions.  But, the Lord convicted her, and told her to confess to a completely different issue.  So, she called Becky to set up a counseling session for her and Mike.  The three of them talked and prayed, and she agreed to not hide from the police, but to go in, and confess to everything.  She did ask that we go in with her while she confesses, which we did.  Well, the day of, the police captain wouldn’t hear anything of it, and only would listen to the one case she was working on.  So, B. is able to get a lawyer, knowing that she tried to confess and now she can truly get right with the law.  

 Meet K.  She has been a Christian for over twenty years.  She is more of an artistic, free spirit, and every time she has thought of getting baptized, she has talked herself out of it. We invited her and her husband over for a BBQ this summer and she asked if she could get baptized.  It took three tries but eventually it worked out and she did get baptized on a lovely lake near our home.  We actually had to talk some fishermen out of their fishing hole at the last minute!  

 Speaking of baptism, our own Sophie also got baptized this summer as well!  She was very excited to show us that it really is her own faith in Christ and not just ours that she is following.  Also, Emma recommitted her life to the Lord during her mission trip to the UK and was re-baptized. God has truly overwhelmed us with good blessings and as could be expected the spiritual fight is on for them. Please pray they hold firm and grow in their walk this year. 

*** Let’s talk about some new events coming up this month:

 We are still praying about two services in the fall.  It is a bit nerve wracking because in the past when we add a second service we end up losing people… It is a strange phenomenon… But we’ve counted chairs and there is just not enough for everyone. Please pray that if we do make the switch people will work with us and we grow.  We love each member of CC Paris and want to serve them better.

 ***Here is a quick list of other requests for the new ministry year:

  1. Please pray for the ladies Bible Study that is going to have it’s kickoff on September 14th. 
  2. The youth group that is also about to start up again.  
  3. The All Church Retreat on October 4 - 6.  
  4. The outreach to physically clean up Rue de l’Hirondelle on September 22nd.  
  5. For all the students as they are a light in their schools.  
  6. For Mike as he is looking into some ideas to better organize our Dammartin Bible study.  

 Also, this last bit of news just came in—Becky was asked to teach at a ladies retreat in Scotland in October.  If at all possible, she would like to bring Sophie, it would be a great bonding moment with her, and a good time for her to widen her perspective on the church.  Also she was accepted into a chaplaincy training program which would allow her to legally go into hospitals, some schools, and even prisons to share the good news!  We know one of the people who runs the chaplain program in Paris for he hospitals, and he would like to have more evangelicals involved. 

 With all of this in mind, 2019-2020 looks to be a busy year. A blessed year. Please pray for Becky’s health which has been good and we hope to see it last. Please pray for our finances as we are still paying off the wedding. Our plan is to save up to visit the States next year and we hope to see you and our families.  It seems out of reach right now but God is faithful. We are so thankful for you and for your prayers and for your encouragement.  

 

Love in Jesus,
Mike and Becky

If you feel led to support us, please send checks to:
Calvary Fellowship marked for Mike Dente to:
Calvary Fellowship P.O. Box 128 Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-0128
Please make sure you put in: FOR MIKE DENTE in the note section
Or give electronically at: https://pushpay.com/pay/calvaryfellowship.
Please mark FOR MIKE DENTE in the note section.
Or through PayPal at: calvaryparis@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:
Dente 
11 rue Neuve
78111
Dammartin En Serve
France

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Prayer Requests from Missionaries Michael & Jackelin Gaudé

wk6o@yahoo.com
Capilla del Calvario Emanuel Church
Los Cocos, Nicaragua, Central América

Aug 5,2019

Missionaries Michael & Jackelin Gaudé 1. We are expecting a team to visit us from Calvary Chapel Paso Robles with Joe Garza to arrive in 2 days. We have planned for an outreach service this Fri and Sat nights, there will be a work project to build a class room for the children’s ministry. Pray that God blesses while the team is here, and His will is done.
2. We had a wonderful time in the Lord when Karyn Austin and her son Tyler came to visit us. They did help in the ministry here. Both are in Bible College. Pray God direct their lives in serving Him.
3. Pray for Rosa Maria and her husband Fabio as they have been planting seeds of division. They are the only members of our church who complain and judge us especially against Jackelin who God is using tremendously. They are prone to gossip. Pray God get a hold of them.
4. Our 2 FM broadcast low power transmitters are both off-line needing repairs. Victor is working on them. Parts may be needed to order.
5. Still waiting for the TELCOR office, in regard to our license for our FM broadcast radio station. If approved, there will be fees involved.
6. Baptism at Las Peñitas beach for Yelman, our son Samuel and his cousin Isaac. Pray God have his hand upon all of them.
7. Expenses: We have been conserving electricity because the cost charged per customer has gone up again nationwide. We payed $226 last month, highest so far. Cost of food has gone up too. We had to get our Honda car repaired again. Microwave oven is going out, it’s old. Please pray God will provide.
8. Cristobal’s neighbors causing problems. He has been able to come to church. Healing for his kidneys. His mother Maria had to quit her job due to her health. God heal and provide for them. We give to them and others in our church as God provides.
9. God supplied, bad solar panel was replaced, for our water pump system.
10. Pray for David Firth who lives in Texas, fell off his ham radio tower, is doing better, after he recovers, he is to ship us a donation of 5 solar panels and batteries from Blessings for Obedience ministry.
11. 11 Bathroom project at a standstill, also the dormitory rooms. For God to provide in His time.
12. We continue to feed all the children at our church services. Also giving provision foods to each family. Used clothing given to those in need.
13. Our son William is underweight. Jackelin suffers from digestion. I have chronic fatigue. We serve the Lord no matter what. God’s healing.
14. Sanctions from the USA, Canada & the U.N. against Nicaragua. Reason why cost of living has increased.
15. We live by faith trusting in God for our financial needs. God has been taking care of us all these years we have been serving him here on the Mission field. Please pray for God’s provision. Know if you donate to us, its tax deductible. Thank you.

Please visit our Web site at this link: www.calvario-emanuel.com

Would you like to support this mission in Nicaragua? You can donate as follows:
You can donate on line to us missionaries. Click on the link below to donate with your credit card or PayPal account.
To donate to us on-line via Go! Ministries web page, please click on the below link:
http://goinchrist.com/missionaries/entry/34/
Here is our account information for our Missionary account: Gaudé, Michael & Jackelin Los Cocos, Leon, Nicaragua, account # 1139. For on-line donation.

You can also donate by sending a personal check or money order in the mail:

Simply make your check or money order payable to “Go! Ministries”* and mail it to:
Go! Ministries
270 East Palais Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
*Please do not write the name of us Missionaries in the payable area of the check.
*Please write the account (#1139) and name: Michael Ga udé in the memo area of your check and / or on a post-it sticker along with your check.

· Please pray with us for God to supply our needs according to His will and time. We live by faith and put our trust in Him. And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

· Ham radio schedule every Sunday afternoon from 20:00 UTC to 23:00 UTC, on 14.319 MHz +/- QRM on the B.F.O. net, my call sign is YN3M.

Thank you for praying & supporting us here on the Mission field.

Love to all in Jesus
Michael & Jackelin Gaudé & sons Samuel & William


Mike and Becky Dente

calvaryparis@gmail.com

Date: August 3, 2019

Bonjour,
We hope you are doing well! We wanted to give you a brief update of what’s happening here. We have plunged into summertime, where a good half of the population is camping and the other works until they come back. It creates a favorable context for talking with people as they have more time to discuss what’s on their mind and allows for a more mellow conditions for ministry. One of our exciting moments was to see two people from the church leave on mission! One lady who has been with us for many years, went to Hungary to teach at a kids camp and was able to share the Gospel with those that came. The second is our daughter Emma who is currently with a group of Europeans and Americans organized by Calvary Fellowship of Mountlake Terrace in Washington. They are evangelizing Ireland and the UK as they make their way to serve at Creation Fest. We were so excited to see God put it on their hearts to step out but even more to see the church get behind them in prayer. We hope that their willingness to go will inspire others and who knows, maybe these young people will one day organize their own outreach teams!

Meanwhile, back in Paris, the church is slowing down (as many are on vacation). Every Sunday we welcome quite a few visitors and new people. During the summer we keep to our regular schedule and have more fellowship times. This can be watching a movie and eating together or pic-nicking. Also, we will continue the training for the worship team, while our future elders are staying in contact, sharing prayer time and decisions even though at times we are on separate continents. Summer is also the moment we prayerfully organize and schedule the main events of the year, please pray that everything would be divinely orchestrated.

We have a few projects for this month. The first is for our neighborhood cleanup outreach towards the end of August. We are praying as a church body and are gathering ideas. We will have an organizational meeting on the 18th and then launch out Lord willing on the 25th. Please pray for us. This is the first time we’ve done anything like this, but we are excited to see what God does. In the meantime, we are praying about our organization for the new ministry year. Specifically, how we will welcome our new members (we may have to try two services). Also, Becky is using her administrative gifts to prepare for our first Church Retreat in many years! It looks like we have found a venue, it may be in Brittany in October. As for the teachers, we will have the future elders and Mike split the teachings.

During our down time we are trying to spend as much time with Dave and Sophie as possible. Please pray for them that they will grow in their love for Jesus. Dave is starting Junior High this year, so it could be a strategic time for him to grow. We’ve also enjoyed spending time with Abby and Kris as newly-weds. Our prayer for them is they continue to grow in their love for the Lord and each other. It’s really a sweet moment for them and we are so thankful we get to share this time with them.

Thank you for your support and your prayers. May God bless you this month!
In Jesus,
Mike and Becky Dente

If you feel led to support us, please send checks to:
Calvary Fellowship marked for Mike Dente to:
Calvary Fellowship P.O. Box 128 Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-0128
Please make sure you put in: FOR MIKE DENTE in the note section
Or give electronically at: https://pushpay.com/pay/calvaryfellowship.
Please mark FOR MIKE DENTE in the note section.
Or through PayPal at: calvaryparis@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:
Dente
11 rue Neuve
78111
Dammartin En Serve
France

Praying over Emma as church before her mission's trip.
Praying over Emma as church before her mission's trip.

We had a sweet visit by Pierre and Nancy Petrignani last Sunday!
We had a sweet visit by Pierre and Nancy Petrignani last Sunday!