Pinke’s Progress

BRUCE AND CAROLYN PINKE, CCCC International Workers, Worldwide Evangelization for Christ (WEC)

The year end news

My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun!
Malachi 1

Valuing, honoring, admiring and worshipping the Father’s name has been a conscious focus this year. Every Friday we are now attending a prayer time for our S* friends—that they will know the Master so deeply that he will be able to transform their lives. We have been surprised to see the numbers go from five to fifteen! On the other side, in our neighborhood, we note that more Jesus-followers are meeting together—from different denominations—for prayer for revival, for reconciliation, for transformation. Our joy is large!

  • What did our year hold?
    Jan—Mar. In between the hours with S* down in S. Minneapolis and our neighborhood outreach in N. Minneapolis, Carolyn took a sudden trip to Washington when her parents were both put in the hospital and Bruce a trip to WEC hq in Philadelphia. Carolyn’s mother went to be with Jesus January 25.
  • April—June. We started noticing more S* families living from one to four blocks from our home in N. Minneapolis, so Carolyn changed her focus from the Franklin Library to up in the north—except for one day always down to the mall in S. Minneapolis. Summer means community garden work in our neighborhood! We spent June in South Carolina helping in the teaching at our new WEC Latino training branch—and learning Spanish!
  • July—August. One neighborhood event that is new this year is the Light of Jordan Café, run by the Beacon of Hope church plant, with Terrell and Marquita Walter. Marquita runs the café and desires all of us to impact the neighborhood by this open door of hope, community, and care. Carolyn is a part of this outreach, and Bruce has input in Beacon of Hope as an encourager. The little church is only about three blocks from our home
  • Sept—Oct. “One of the delights of my year,” Carolyn shares, “has been the developing friendship with my neighbor Rokia and her family. They are a very sweet family. I have now counted seventeen S* families from one to four blocks from our home. I had prayed for five years asking Father to bring them around us. He is awesome!” Bruce and Carolyn took a three-day trauma training, and Bruce taught his yearly “World Religions” class at Bethany Global University (Bethany Fellowship). We highly valued our WEC annual conference in October.
  • Nov—Dec. Carolyn needed another trip west to see how her father was doing and to support her sister Rebecca. She was able to spend good time with our son Jeremy. “Special times together!” A Thanksgiving highlight was the visit of Erik Euving from the Netherlands, now studying near Chicago. Erik’s parents Harry and Pauline were our teammates in Séguéla for about six years. Our Julianne and her Joel, Elena and Norah, are visiting his parents in Bamako, Mali, for Nov. and Dec. Jennifer and Mark, with their John Mark, Morgan Noelle and Daniel, are continuing well on all fronts.

*(an unreached people group)

Things to Note
The Dignity of Life