Zac and Julie Stutler

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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On Wednesday February 13, twenty-eight couples enjoyed a special evening in Alianza learning about “The Art of Romance.” The AMA - Alianza Matrimonios Asomborosos (Allianza Awesome Marriages) leadership team did an amazing job preparing for the event. The couples could feel the love and romance as they entered the beautifully decorated main salon of Alianza´s worship center. One member of the leadership team is a director of various spas in the area. She and her husband greeted each guest with loving embraces and words of welcome as well as a hand massage with chocolate hand cream. The couples enjoyed a romantic photo booth being able to take souvenir photos on their phones. (There were a lot of new profile pictures after this.). After a fun dynamic where various husband did impromptu readings of love poems to their wives and exchanging roses and chocolates, the couples were blessed by an excellent Biblical message on the Art of Romance given by Rev. Freddy William De Los Santos, Alliance pastor and family therapist from Santo Domingo. The night was topped off by delicious refreshments and some fun door prizes including things like a couples Zip Line adventures and Honeymoon Surfing. You can have some cool prizes in a tourist community.

God worked in beautiful ways. It was an evening full of fun, joy and romance. One of the highlights of the evening occurred at the end of the message. The couples were asked to look into each other’s eyes and share some special thoughts from their hearts – words of love, forgiveness, care and affection. It was truly a precious moment. You could feel the love and the joy.
Thank you so much for your prayers for this special event. Many of those who attended were not from the church so in addition to ministering to our church family it was a great outreach. Everyone was so happy and enthused.

The AMA committee did such a great job. For two of the couples on the committee this was their first event and it went great. The whole committee worked so well together. They are now excitedly starting to dream and plan for a couples retreat which we hope to have in early May.
Once again, you were a vital part of this precious evening. How can we ever thank you enough for your faithful prayers and sacrificial financial support? Your giving to the Great Commission Fund and our Work Special Funds make it possible for us to be here sharing Christ´s love and strengthening families in Punta Cana.

Please continue to join us in prayer for these families that God would continue to bless their marriages and families in wonderful ways. Pray also for our AMA committee as we begin planning a Marriage Retreat for May.

Thank you so much for being a part of the mission of Alianza – to motivate and equip the families of Punta Cana to live in an authentic relationship with Christ and reflect His love to others! May God bless you in wonderful ways.

Joyfully Living the Call Together,

Zac and Julie Stutler
International Workers with The Alliance serving in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Prayer Requests

Prayer Request for Zac and Julie Stutler
Ministry
• Pray that we would always walk closely with Jesus and that God would make our agenda each moment. Pray that God would be glorified in our lives and shine through us every day.
• Pray for AMA - Alianza Matrimonios Asombrosos (Alliance Awesome Marriages) - our new couples ministry. Pray that God would lead and direct in this important ministry and that families would be impacted for Christ.
• Pray for the different counseling opportunities that the Lord is giving us lately. Pray that the Lord would give us wisdom and use us in the lives of the people involved.
• Pray for our ministry of Marriage Coaching using Prepare and Enrich. Pray that God would use this ministry to help many couples have stronger marriages. Pray also that we would be able to expand this ministry to couples outside the church also.
• Pray for the AliTeens leaders that God would continue to lead and direct them and that many teens would come to know and follow Jesus. Julie is in a role as mentor to the two youth leaders. Pray that God would use her to train these two very talented young adults and help them to make disciples of the teens in Punta Cana.
• Pray for the Alianza Kids ministry that God would continue to use this ministry to reach many children and impact their families
• Pray for the need for more space for Sunday morning services.
o Pray for God’s financial provision for expansion of our church facilities.
o Pray for creative ideas of how to solve the space problem that we presently have since any construction will take time.
• Pray for the Theological Education by Extension program. Pray that God would continue to work in great ways through those leading the classes and those studying in TEE. Pray that God would use this program to develop leaders in Alianza.
• Pray for the small groups.
o That these would be outreaches into their communities.
o That God would raise up local leaders for these groups.
o That these groups would multiply and that there would be many new groups in the future.

• Pray that we can continue to reach out to our friends and neighbors.
• Pray for various members of Alianza who are having serious health issues. Pray for God’s healing touch.
Family
• Pray that God would bless and care for our children and grandchildren in the US. Pray also that we would be able to continue developing strong relationships with the grandkids (Lincoln and Reagan) via Skype.

Dominican Republic

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Updated: February 24, 2019

Children's Names
Luke
Ana
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Dominican Republic
Address
Apartado 2683
Santo Domingo,
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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