Nancy Thompson

Southeast Asia

Nancy Thompson* is a nurse practitioner and missionary who helps with medical clinics in villages in Southeast Asia. One day, Nancy met a woman named Melea. She was around 50-years-old and was born with a genetic disorder which caused hundreds of tumors to grow all over her body. Melea was ashamed of her appearance and saddened that nobody in her village would have anything to do with her. They would not even shake her hand.

But Nancy did not avoid Melea as the villagers had done. Instead, she sat with Melea and asked about her life. Melea was shocked when Nancy actually held her hands as they prayed. Before long, Melea tagged along to help Nancy with medical clinics. Nancy took her to church, where the members also cared and prayed for her.

Soon not only Melea was saved, but her entire family came to faith in Christ. For the first time in history, there are now nine Christian believers sharing the Gospel in Melea’s village.

Our church supports Nancy in Southeast Asia with our gifts through the Cooperative Program. Let’s pray and ask God to keep her safe and bless her in her ministry. And let’s pray for Melea, that she would be healed — and remain strong in her new faith.

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Nancy Thompson

El sudeste de Asias

Nancy Thompson* es una enfermera autorizada para expender recetas médicas. Ella ayuda en clínicas en villas en el Sureste de Asia.

Un día, Nancy conoció a una mujer llamada Melea. Melea tenía cerca de 50 años y había nacido con un desorden genético que causaba que cientos de tumores crecieran por todo su cuerpo. Melea se sentía avergonzada por su apariencia y entristecida porque todos en su villa la ignoraban. Ellos ni siquiera le daban la mano.

Nancy no evitó a Melea como las personas en su villa lo habían hecho. En vez, ella se sentó con Melea y le preguntó acerca de su vida. Melea se impresionó de que Nancy le tomara las manos para orar. Dentro de poco, Melea comenzó a acompañar a Nancy a las clínicas. Nancy la llevó a la iglesia, donde los miembros también se interesaron y oraron por ella. Pronto, no solamente Melea fue salva, sino también toda su familia. Por primera vez en la historia, ahora hay nueve creyentes compartiendo el Evangelio en la villa de Melea.

Nuestra iglesia sostiene a Nancy en el Sureste de Asia con nuestras ofrendas al Programa Cooperativo. Oremos y pidámosle a Dios que la proteja y bendiga en su ministerio. Y, oremos por Melea, porque sea sanada—y permanezca firme en su fe.

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