May News Update 2014

John & Mary are based in Singapore. John serves as the Director of World Outreach International (WOI), a multiracial fellowship of Christians and ministries focused on the least reached peoples of the world. WOI has more than 350 fulltime personnel serving in over 60 nations on five continents. John heads an executive team of senior missionaries, pastors and a board of leaders who oversee the field personnel, various ministries and WOI bases, around the world.


John & Mary

Dear Friends,The first four months of 2014 have been full on for us, involving annual World Outreach International (WOI) prayer & planning meetings in Singapore, NZ and Australia, also visits to WOI teams based in neighbouring countries, and of course the wedding of David and Penny.

East-West Wedding. On a perfect weather day and picture book setting, David tied the knot with the lovely Penny in Northland, NZ on March 08. This was followed by three more wedding celebration dinners, ie in Chennai (Penny’s home city), Singapore (where they met five years ago) and Penang (where they are based). To be expected, each celebration was memorable, fun and very colourful.


David & Penny

Nations Course. Head WOI facilitator, Hendrik V, reckons the most recent six-week WOI cross-cultural Nations course held in South Africa this past March/April period, was the best ever! Some 12 participants serving in six African nations attended. Feedback from them helped back up Hendrik’s assessment. More than 220 WOI field personnel have now undertaken this great course. Two courses are held each year with the next set for Thailand this June / July.


Nations course graduates in South Africa

2014-Nations-CoverTestimonies. I do hope you receive and read our Nation magazine. It is full of wonderful testimonies of what the Holy Spirit is doing through ordinary people on different continents today. These faith inspiring testimonies hopefully encourage folk to believe the same can happen where they are living also. Why not!  When we spend time with our WOI missionaries, just listening to them give account of what the Holy Spirit does through them (& through the locals they are training), we can tell that their own faith is very much alive and hungry for more of God.

Opportunity To Serve. After three years of dedicated service, Donna Elliott will step down as WOI Communications Manager this August. WOI is on the lookout for a Senior Graphic Designer to serve WOI and in turn all those serving with the Mission. Please help us make this important vacancy known.

Ahead. One of the many joys in what we do is spend time with (potential) new missionaries and help answer their many questions. The next three months will see us involved in this and other WOI assignments in South Africa, Australia, Malaysia, and of course Singapore.

In Closing. We are extremely grateful to the Lord and to those who financially partner with us in our non-salaried position as WOI ID. Your practical and prayer partnership truly encourages us.

Thank you.

John & Mary Elliott

This is the personal newsletter of John & Mary Elliott, World Outreach International Director. As with all other World Outreach missionary personnel, John & Mary are non-salaried and trust the Lord each month to supply their personal needs. With the change of circumstances for some of their long serving financial partners, John & Mary need to increase their personal support base. If you would like to financially partner with them, you can do so by sending support to any World Outreach International country office. Please clearly designate your gift when it is sent via a WOI office. You can advise John & Mary via email:  They are happy to share more information with you. You can also donate via our website:

World Outreach Country Offices:

  • New Zealand: P O Box 97230 Manukau 2241.
  • Australia: PO Box 5000 Sunshine Coast MC Qld 4560
  • Singapore: 2 Kallang Avenue, #04-09 CT Hub, Singapore 339407
  • Holland: PO Box 2549, 2002RA Haarlem.
  • USA: 615 East Sego Lily Drive, Sandy UT 84070.
  • UK: PO Box 9256, Market Harborough, LE16 0FH, UK

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