World Mission News: North America

Deadline to register for UBF North American staff conference

Dear Co-workers,

This is a friendly reminder to register for our upcoming staff conference at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA (Seattle area). At this staff conference we especially want to pray for all the UBF families living in or near the Pacific Northwest. From 2018, our annual staff conferences will be in January in the Chicago area.

Preach the Word

2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”

I. 2016 Thanksgiving topics

* 5.6 (Sat) between Paul Toh and Baxy NG (U of C)

* 5.20(Sat) between Faith Koh(Chicago) and John Park (NJ) Jr at3 p.m. at Chicago Center 

* 5.27 (Sat) between David Valente and Joy Razvindrakato (NU, Evanston)

* 5.27 (Sat) between Mary Bohembo and Tim Lopez (Triton)

*5.27 (Sat) between Wungreishang Hungyo (India) and Paula Yumshanova (Moscow) 


    On March 25, 2017 at the Chicago UBF Sunday worship service, Pastor Ron Ward awarded our 13 CBF teachers with certificates of achievement for completing eight months of education in teaching and communication skills. It was a significant landmark in raising teachers who can serve second generations’ spiritual education and to equip our one-to-one Bible teachers in the ministry of teaching regardless of class size or student numbers. This education for teachers is the one of our Teachers & Parents Education (T&PE) for our growing second generation ministry.

Toledo UBF 2016 Review and 2017 Key Verse, Prayer Topics and Goals

Rom 12:11-12 “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

  • 2016 Annual Review

In 2016 we studied the book of Mark for Fall and also started John for Spring semester.  Over the summer we also started a DVD series called the Alpha series. It was focused on reaching non-Christians or very young Christians.  It was a very good tool to get many non-Christians or even some of our members who only go to Sunday service to attend Bible study. We are continuing our study of John’s gospel for the upcoming semester.  

M. Samuel Lim had a successful operation. 

Three arteries of M. Samuel Lim's hearts have been seriously blocked.

The operation is a kind of replacement surgery called 'coronary artery bypass grafting'.

M. Samuel Lim was transferred to different Hospital and had a successful operation on April 20.

This time is very hard for him, little Esther, Daniella and M. Esther Lim.

Please pray for M. Samuel Lim and his family to be strong in Jesus' grace and love.



Ezra 7:10 “For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.”

Remains in me

John 15:1-8  Key Verse 15:5 

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”