The Duboy Family
& Sandhya Oaks

Marenrri serves with Iglesia Evangelica Hispanoamericana.
Sandhya serves with Cru, a community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

The Duboy Family

We lead a church for the Hispanic population in Appleton. Thank you for your valuable help towards our family and ministry. 

We would ask for you to be praying specifically for the following needs:
1. More involvement of the church in discipleship to the Hispanic population.
2. Provision in the pandemic. Some have lost their jobs.
3. Spiritual growth in the church leaders.
4. Wisdom in how to continue this work in our community.

Sandhya Oaks

I serve full time with Cru! Cru is a community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Our purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith, and sending them to win and build others. We help the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship in a variety of creative ways. We are committed to the centrality of the Cross, the truth of the Word, the power of the Holy Spirit and the global scope of the Great Commission. 
My ministry holds a multiplicity of roles!  I get to lead Bible study and disciple 6 women who are all college-age adoptees and studying at the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University. It is the highlight of my week and has transitioned well as we moved to Zoom last year.  I hold a discipleship group for students at Northwestern which focuses on our relationship with God, Self, and others. We've been studying topics like resilience, perseverance, and how to care for our brothers and sisters.  Every month I have the opportunity to sit down with 3 groups of staff women who are scattered across the United States and focus on listening, caring, and praying for them. These staff care and development groups have been so life-giving and refreshing. The focus of these development groups is that these staff would be cared for and be able to flourish on the field and off the field.  I recently was added to our People and Culture team to serve with developing resources and focusing on staff care. I will be trained this month to serve on the National Crisis Staff Care team and serve staff and teams who are going through difficult seasons and crisis.  Part of my role is also serving with Athletes in Action (Lenses, in which I help host monthly trainings with the purpose of equipping our ministry staff in cultural awareness and reaching every student with the Gospel.

Requests & Reports

Prayer Requests

Pray for God to bless those I am serving and give me wisdom as I lead and serve staff and students from across the nation. Pray Shalom over me. Pray that I would know it and walk in it daily. Pray for our staff to experience a deep sense of care and encouragement in this season of disruption. Pray for me as I record a virtual talk about "Beautiful Feet: evangelism in this season" for a Cru weekly meeting in early February. Pray that God would bring the gift of a husband to my life and that others would hold hope for this with me. Please pray for me to experience healing for my body which has held a lot over the last year. Pray for it to be strong and that I take good care of it.

Celebrations

I have seen God be so faithful in this season! One of the gals I disciple just saw two college gals trust Christ! Praise the Lord for new Sisters in Christ! In December I was invited and honored to be a seminar speaker for our Cru National Winer Conference coming up in February. I gave a 45-minute seminar on Spiritual Disciplines. Seeing the women in the Bible study grow has been so encouraging! I celebrate them growing stronger in their identity in Christ and allowing healing in their stories to happen. Our December Bible study allowed me to see and hear the fruit Jesus is producing in and through them. I left that study in tears and with a tender heart because of listening to their responses when we did a "cheers to Jesus"! For those of you who know my story, my journey has held trauma, loss, and grief. I celebrate the healing that has come from bringing this before the Lord and being intentional with seeking help. The healing and comfort I have received is able to help me currently walk alongside numerous students and staff who are struggling in their faith, have experienced deep loss, and in dark places. I celebrate how God has used my story to bring hope and goodness to others who I am serving. I am in awe of how He is doing this in this season.

How can we help?

Ya'll have been so generous to me and my ministry. I am so grateful! I am trusting God to bring $555 of new monthly support in this season. May we trust God for people who desire to partner with this kingdom work!

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