Praises and Prayer Requests
Praises and Prayer Requests from our Mission Partners and Affiliates
Change30 – Jarrod and Katie Zurcher (Kaliningrad)
We are so thankful for the teams from Arkansas, Texas, Ohio and Minnesota that served and shared the love of Christ with our orphans in Kaliningrad! They encouraged and loved on them, played soccer and basketball with them, laughed and cried with them, and were able to build relationships with them. We pray God will continue working in the hearts of the orphans. Thank you for sowing the seeds! change30.org
Christ Life Ministries – Joy Sumner (Romania)
I would appreciate prayer for His healing touch upon Lidia; for the Lord to continue to draw the young people & children in Romania into a right relationship with Himself; for His wisdom & His will as mission teams serve with us this summer.
Cru and NBS2go – Mark and Deb McGoldrick
Please pray for: Preparation for speaking and training churches in Michigan, South Carolina, and Georgia to use NBS2GO simple steps and Acrostic Bible Studies tools; Clarity/diligence for Tawny as she pitches Keeping It Simple to publishers; God's perfect timing and best avenue to get this simple "self-feeding" and "seed-planting" tool into the hands of Christ-followers around the world. nbs2go.com
Cru –Tabitha Kimani (Kenya)
Praise the Lord for eight girls from the streets that have joined the rehab program this year; Praise God for four girls that have already received Christ as their savior; Thank God for partnerships with two other churches who are considering establishing ministries among the ladies bound in prostitution. Pray for the ladies I am discipling and counseling at the rehab center; for God to open doors for sale of products that the ladies are producing at the rehab center.
GEM Cologne – Fran and Jessica
Language learning for both of us is crucial to diving deeper into ministry. Please pray that we both can acquire the language quickly.
As we become part of communities here, please pray that all people we encounter see Christ in us and are open to receiving His message. The 'S' family in particular at the moment.
Continue to pray for the lost in this city and that we are able to build relationships that will grow into disciple making opportunities
Protection from Spiritual warfare, not only for us, but also for all those that are choosing to stand with us as ministry partners (Prayer warriors, financial supporters, helpers, GEM team members, all FBC missionaries, etc...)
Please pray for an opening in the school where God wants Jessica. We are looking at three different schools and ask for His direction.
Health, energy and wisdom for us, our ministry partners and our field partners. Also for Jessica and I to have grace towards each other as we adjust to our new lives.
Heart for Lebanon – Camille Melki (Lebanon)
Pray for the Syrian refugees we are serving who have recently placed their faith in Christ Jesus. Pray that they would grow in their faith as they look to start discipleship soon.
Pray for the Assyrian Christians who are fleeing religious persecution from ISIS in Syria. Pray also for the Heart for Lebanon leadership as we come together and prayerfully consider how to help these families that are pouring into Lebanon.
Pray for the T-360 team as they continue preparations for opening a new non-formal education program in Southern Lebanon. Pray especially that they would be able to find the teachers they need for the program.
International Partnerships – Nick and Maia Mikhaluk (Ukraine)
Please continue to pray for God's protection for everybody who is going to the war zone. That we will be light and salt everywhere God leads us: to those we bring food to, to volunteers, to military. Pray for the volunteer initiative Wings of Generosity and Care to bring glory to God. Most people who are taking part in it are non-believers. Pray that many will come to Christ. Pray for our kids as it's a scary time for them when we go to the war zone.
Living 1:27 – John and Deena Theiss
Please be praying for the 7000 children in Georgia's foster care system, the workers, the fostering families and the birth families. living127.com
Medical Missions Ministries – Hermann & Linda Alb (Guatemala)
Please pray for transformation on the communities where we will have the medical clinics and healthcare training; for the US short-term teams that will come through the year; for the non-believers who will come to the clinics for salvation; for our support to be increased; for the new challenge in reaching teachers of the public schools together with the local church to equip them and reach them with the gospel.
Mustard Seeds and Mountains – Randy and Jacque Wallace
West Virginia - Pray that God's Word would take root in hearts at our two weekly Bible studies; for the effectiveness of the mission teams we host this summer; three of our ministry vehicles are on their last leg and need to be replaced this year (pickup truck, work van, and SUV).
California - Pray for Hope for the Future children's summer outreach: spiritual growth of children, funding and volunteers for the program. Pray for the Sunday school children at Plaza Iglesia Cristiana: activities to build relationships and provide fun, for the Word of God to change their hearts and lives, for new converts as they are discipled and for safety from gangs.
North West India Baptist Association – Nazir Masih (India)
Please pray for God’s protection of Christians and their churches in N.W. India who are being persecuted by Hindus (who belong to political party of recently elected PM) to return to Hinduism. Now Sikhs in the state of Punjab are trying to strengthen their numbers by going after pastors and new Christians to return to Sikhism. Also pray for Nazir Masih as his ability to speak and travel has been severely limited by the progression of ALS.
Open Air Campaigners – David Wilson; Bruno Costa-Brazil; David Proano-Ecuador
Pray for protection of our national evangelists in India, where the new BJP Government is anti-Christian. Pray for guidance as we move our base in Kenya to a new harvest field in the west, from regions near Lake Victoria to the Sudan border. Please pray for the pastors we work alongside as they follow up those responding to Christ. Please pray for funds to be provided for a truck needed in Bolivia - $13,000.
Rivers of Praise Ministries – Verna Law
We praise Jesus for the wonderful serve opportunities we have this summer! Please pray for those we share with that they will surrender their lives fully to Christ. riversofpraiseministries.org
Smoke Rise Missions – Dan Chamberlin
We at Smoke Rise Ministries pray that God will lead us in His direction, to present projects and activities that further and advance His kingdom. We pray for unity, love for each other and all that we serve. We pray that God would bless our time together and make us models of God’s love to others who we encounter. smokerisemissions.org
Snowbird Ministries – Marsha Harwood
We're working hard to get the ministry house set up for the next phase of ministry with various types of weekend workshops and retreats. I love how God touches hearts and provides in unique ways. Please pray for the remaining physical needs and the continued development of our workshops and retreats to meet the needs of our community here in Graham County, NC. Please also pray God will raise up some additional support. God is always faithful.
World Team – Siddhant Yogi (Trinidad)
We are praising God for Siddhant's good health; those who are preparing for baptism in Corinth Hills. Please pray for the school ministry: that the gospel will penetrate into the lives of the students as they are discipled to become strong leaders. Pray for the upcoming gospel outreach in schools this summer and evening crusades in Corinth Hills; protection for the children from moral danger and drug addiction; restoration and renewal in the BordeNarve and Barackpore churches.
World Team – Steve & Ann Miller (New York)
Pray for the outreach by the interns here in NYC to International Students at Columbia U and NYU. They are also seeking to share the Gospel with Unreached People Groups (Muslim West Africans, N. Africans, Tibetans, Nepalese, and Bengalis. Pray for them to find men and women of peace that can lead them to others. Pray for our health as we mentor the 22 interns, do training and outreach.