In this unprecedented time Jackie prays for the light of the King to shine brightly in the face of overwhelming darkness. The new women’s study she is leading focuses on perseverance in times of trials and suffering. The Indonesian language community group is thriving despite its online format and they are getting to know each other more deeply. The daily prayer call continues to draw 15-20 who are interceding for the city and the world. Pray all these efforts will bring light into the darkness.
For more info on Jackie see page 57 of the prayer guide.
In an order to be a loving witness to their Syrian neighbors, Greg and Elizabeth and their team have chosen to fast and pray during Ramadan. Pray the Spirit will move powerfully through these sacrificial gifts and open doors for future relationship building. They are grateful Elizabeth’s parents and her best friend were able to visit them and meet Hermione before the pandemic shut things down.
For more info on Greg & Elizabeth see page 42 of the prayer guide.
Chris and Debbie are feeling the challenge of not seeing people in person even as they counsel and mentor missionaries virtually. Pray for renewed and refreshed insight that will make a difference in their ministry to others. They desire their walk with the Lord to be alive and growing out of which they can share and minister. As they look forward to their youngest daughter Bekah’s marriage later this month, pray for wisdom regarding if they should reschedule so more family and friends can participate.
For more info on Chris & Debbie see page 12 of the prayer guide.
Pray for Valery and Janna’s son Kirill who has been undergoing chemo treatment for lymphoma. Pray for wisdom for the doctors, for remission of the cancer, and that Kirill and his family will be able to return to their home and his ministry work. Pray also for the ongoing ministry of Wycliffe Russia as Valery and Janna continue to give guidance to this growing mission endeavor.
For more info on Valery & Janna see page 17 of the prayer guide.
John and Dawn ask prayer for God to comfort her Dad as they grieve Dawn’s mother’s death. Pray for John and Dawn as they continue time in the US before switching from overseeing the SAMSEA region to take on teams in MSEA. They share the story of “Deep” from the sheep-herding people in the Himalayas who through one of their team members put his faith in Christ and began to study the Psalms. This led him to write the first ever song of worship in their language. Pray for many more songs from many more souls for the Kingdom in this remote area.
For more info on John & Dawn see page 60 of the prayer guide.
Brian reports they are under quarantine in UAE, so they have split their church into zoom groups with elders meeting with each one and Brian doing a weekly sermon on the web. They have started a Monday night prayer meeting with half to three fourths of the members participating. He is encouraged how the church members are loving one another, even taking in members whom they disciple while they provide housing for them. Pray the church will continue to grow during the pandemic.
For more info on Brian & Joanne see page 43 of the prayer guide.
Dave is still planning a trip to Papua this fall in order to check Yormi’s and Rudi’s work on books they have recently translated. Dave will also go to Noiadi to check with other Bauzi language speakers to see how they are comprehending those translations. He asked we continue to pray for God’s clear direction on whether he and Joyce should return to Papua for another 2-3 years to finish the shorter Old Testament. This would be a huge challenge as they no longer have a house or belongings there, plus they are older now with new ailments that plague their bodies.
For more info on Dave & Joyce see page 56 of the prayer guide.
Herb and Heather ask prayer that Annoor will continue to be COVID-19 free and open for business. The doctors have worked hard to get a safe and effective routine in place at the out-patient clinic and keep it separated from the in-patients who are all high risk. Some former patients continue to be subjects of prayer especially Jeremy and Harold each struggling with life issues. Pray when the country re-opens that Herb’s residency status will be approved.
For more info on Herb & Heather see page 40 of the prayer guide.
Dave and Robin report the local refugee sewing program “Sew for Hope” has been of major use to the medical community as they have been making masks and gowns. Some of the 20 students have no family income because of the tornadoes and virus but they continue to sew. They ask prayer for the staff in Turkey who have been their national partners for 20 years. One staff member has planted three churches there among refugees, but has been given a year to get out of Turkey. Pray for a breakthrough in his case.
For more info on Dave & Robin see page 38 of the prayer guide.
While Brian was disappointed to not be taking Terri to Africa for a CO meeting and 30th anniversary celebration, he is grateful for the opportunities where they are. He asks prayer for rain in Chiang Mai to put out the fires and clean the air and for protection for his extended family. Pray for wisdom to lead, serve and minister, and for wisdom for the Thai Christian leaders. The indigenous staff spent time studying the foundations of the faith with the help of the Bangkok Bible Seminary, pray they will build on that foundation.
For more info on Brian & Terri see page 61 of the prayer guide.