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The End of the Year and “I can’t find love because…”

…I’ve slept with too many people to know what love is” was what one student said when Ellen asked each of approximately 25 students to jot
down something we could pray for them for. Can you imagine being so broken and aware that you’re willing to ask a complete
stranger to pray for this area of your life?! This student isn’t alone… Read more in the newsletter below.

October and November Newsletter

As we close out the End of the Year

We are so grateful to all of you for praying for our ministry and giving financially to us this year. We have had some challenges financially and yet God has provided again and again.  We know he will provide again this year as long as he calls us to serve him here.  At the end of this year, our needs are greater than in years past. For many of you this may also be the case.  We are confident that God continues to call us to work for the Gospel to grow in and through college students. As we move into 2012 we are praying for $10,000 in additional funding to make up for shortfalls.  If you have already taken a new financial step of faith with us recently, thank you. If not, and you haven’t had a chance to do so yet:

Would you make a gift of $50, $200 or $500 to help us contine to reach college students for Christ?

To give online just click below the button below. All gifts made before December 31 at midnight are tax-deductible for the 2011 year.

Thank you again, and we wish you a very safe and Happy New Year!

What a Fall Season We have Had!

What a Fall season we have had!

It has been a crazy Fall season with schools starting classes and meeting new students and campus outreaches happening across the Capital Region of New York.  There is so much to thank God for!  This email update features both the stories of Steve and Rich who are two guys we have ministered to both in New York City and here in the Capital Region, respectively.  You can download our newsletter by clicking on the image below.

September 2010 Newsletter August 2010 Newsletter

Please Pray for Ellen’s talk at the Health Conference at the College of St. Rose

We hope you will pray for Ellen’s talk she will be sharing with St. Rose students on Wednesday (11/3) morning (as mentioned in the prayer requests in the September letter, see link above).

A Fixer upper… a personal update…

God has blessed us with a house with personality! We knew what we were getting into, thank the Lord, (since we rented out the downstairs apartment in our house first before buying) and yet the learning process for painting, scraping, and installing doors and windows to replace drafty ones (while tax credits can still be obtained) is a journey full of surprises, sweat, and hard work.  We want to thank so many people who have been able to help us work on it and all that but also thank the many more people who prayed for us while we went through the first stage of changes in our home.  God loves us through people like you!

Ellen looking through new door we installed

God Speed,


March 2010 – Students serve and share their faith at Big Break 2010 in Florida

Dear Friends,

It has been a little while since our last update.  So much has happened! We hope you enjoy our update on the exciting conference and service project we went to last month in Panama City Beach, Florida.  What a faith building experience!  Recent news not in our newsletter include a student at Hudson Valley Community College and another at the College of St. Rose where we were blessed to personally introduce students to Christ for the first time! Please pray for Mark* and Steve*, that they would plug into fellowship on campus and grow tremendously in their newfound faith in Christ!

We will be sending out an April update soon as well!

March 2010 Newsletter

On a personal note, please pray for Ellen’s sister Jamie and her husband Joe who is still in the hospital for more than a week now with complications after losing their baby that Jamie carried for more than 7 months.

By God’s grace,

John and Ellen

October 2009 Newsletter: Lots of Great stories!

It is a privilege to do what we get the opportunity to do.  This month we are excited to share with you some more great opportunities we had to see God work around us!  Attached you will see our latest newsletter that you can read by clicking  on it. It includes the good news about a new student coming to Christ who is a close friend of Nora, a student who came to Christ about a year ago who you may have heard about from us in the past! We are rejoicing!

By His Grace,
John and Ellen

October 2009 Newsletter

Exciting things Happening at the College of St. Rose! – May 2009 Newsletter from the Flemings

Dear Friends and Family,

We hope you enjoy our latest newsletter about our new sister in Christ at The College of St. Rose!! God has born this kind of spiritual fruit through our partnership with you!! After two exciting months on the field, we have finished our time on the campuses for the Spring Semester, but we have an exciting summer ahead!! This includes packing up our things to move into a new apartment and then we will be headed out to training for over a month as it is our summer assignment this year. We will come back and unpack not only our bags but also our many boxes! We are moving about 20 minutes away into the city of Albany from our current apartment in suburban Voorheesville. We are looking forward to being closer not only to the college campuses (1 mile to the College of St. Rose, a few miles to University at Albany and many others) but also to being more available to college students who want to get off campus into a welcoming home. Ellen (more so than I) has a hospitality gift with which we will be able to welcome students and others more easily in the city. We look forward to sharing more stories like this one that features St. Rose and our friends Natalie and Kathy.

God Speed,

John and Ellen

May 2009-Campuses

May 2009-Campuses

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