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January 2023 Monthly Focus

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Mission Focus | Sanger, California

Missionaries | Jacob & Francine Zailian


When Jacob Zailian sat in a jail cell, he couldn’t have imagined he would one day hold the title of pastor. He had been living on the streets and was addicted to drugs. But when Jacob started reading the Bible, his life turned upside down.

After Jacob was released from jail, he completed a rehabilitation program and reentered society with a newfound purpose and hope.

Jacob and his wife, Francine, hope that by sharing their story they can encourage people to know “that there is a light at the end of this tunnel and that there is a God who cares about them.”

At Set Free Sanger Church, Jacob and Francine reach people in the community from various backgrounds. The church consists of many individuals that have ongoing struggles with addiction, rehabilitation, brokenness, and troubling circumstances. The Zailians can relate to where they are in their faith journeys. And as a result, they try to reflect Christ’s love, point them to God’s Word, and encourage their relationship with Jesus.

5 Fun Facts about the Missionaries

  1. Mr. Zailian likes to ride his motorcycle and Mrs. Zailian likes to ride a bicycle.

  2. Olivia Zailian likes to go skateboarding.

  3. Hunter Zailian likes to play football.

  4. Sofia Zailian likes to dance.

  5. The Zailian family loves to eat tacos!

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that God will give Jacob and Francine Zailian the strength to do what He has called them to do.

  • Pray that the Zailians will be able to balance their time with family, ministries, and social life.

  • Pray that Mr. and Mrs. Zailian will use their time, energy, and efforts well, and that God will give them a good understanding of what He wants them to do.

  • Pray for the children of Set Free Sanger Church to love Jesus, understand who they are in Jesus, and make good decisions every day.

  • Pray that people who go to Set Free Sanger Church and other churches will work together and love each other.

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