Zac and Julie Stutler

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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Dear Partners in the Ministry,

I (Julie) really want to express a heartfelt thanks to everyone who accompanied me on the trip to Chile via your prayers. It was an amazing eight days. I sensed God’s presence in real and amazing ways each and every moment of the trip. The days were filled with wonderful activities and blessings from the moment I got there. Within three hours of arriving in Chile, I was being picked up to speak at the first regional ladies meeting and lunch in a local C&MA Church. Later that afternoon, after a two-hour bus ride to the coast, I was blessed to speak in another activity with women from the five churches of that region. I had not even been in Chile for 24 hours but had already met over 100 wonderful sisters in Christ who quickly became very dear to my heart. I was so blessed and the conference hadn’t even started yet.

The “Amada 3” conference was amazing. The Chilean Alliance Women did an incredible job organizing the three-day event. Over 340 women from C&MA churches in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Canada and one from the Dominican Republic/US (me  ) gathered together as one big family with the purpose of learning and growing in their relationships with Jesus. I have to admit that as I got up to speak the first time I was a bit nervous but the Lord worked in awesome ways and I felt an incredible peace and freedom. I know that so many people were praying and I am so grateful. I felt at home and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the conference. I gave it to the Lord and just had fun. I realized quickly that it was all about Jesus and not about Julie. That is where the freedom came. Many shared with me how Jesus was speaking to them in specific ways. It was all about Jesus and all for HIS glory.

The fellowship at the conference was so sweet. It was a time of making so many beautiful new friendships. The family of God is so big and what a joy it was to meet my sisters from so many different countries. I don’t think I have ever been in so many pictures and “selfies” in my life but it was so much fun. The warmth of the friendships helped overlook the very cool Chilean air.

Even after the conference I was blessed with the opportunity to speak on Sunday morning in a local church in Santiago Chile and then concluded my time speaking at a women’s activity for all the C&MA churches in Santiago, Chile. Thank you for being there with me through your prayers.

Now back in tropical warm Punta Cana with many wonderful memories and new friendships we are thanking God for this amazing privilege that He gave. I thank God too for your prayers. You were a vital part of the Amada 3 conference. Please continue to pray that God will use His word in wonderful ways in the women’s lives. Many of them have told me that they are taking the materials back to their churches to share with their ladies. Please pray that God will continue to use and multiply HIS word and work in many lives.

Back here in Punta Cana God is continuing to work in many ways. The church will be officially organized soon, electing its first official governing board later this month. We are continuing with Marriage Coaching and opening it up to at least one new couple this coming week. As a church also we are starting a series of messages focusing on outreach. A lot is going on and God is at work. Please continue to pray for Alianza and that God would continue to work in and through HIS people and HIS church.

Thank you so much for accompanying us wherever God might lead us through your prayers and support. You are an important part of our life and ministry. We thank God for you!

Joyfully Living the call together
Zac and Julie Stutler

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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 that God will give wisdom to the committee that will be investigating possibilities for expansion and the church´s own building. Pray for Zac as he leads this committee.
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: September 05, 2016

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

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