Kyle & Claudia

Kyle and Claudia ask prayer for deciding the best times to offer the woodworking class to adults in the church. Two women in Claudia’s Palermo small groups work in homes for abused children – pray for opportunities to connect Christians to a secular environment and bring love to these children. Also pray for the 2PC/Downtown Church team that is currently there working with Kyle & Claudia and La Mision.

For more info on Kyle & Claudia see page 51 of the prayer guide.

Steve & Marion

Pray for safety and a new community of friends for the Spencers now that they have moved to Johannesburg to start Genesis University. Pray for strategic partners in South Africa as they spread the vision of a Christian university, and for wisdom as they seek educational support to develop culturally relevant curriculum and pursue accreditation for the initial degree programs.

For more info on Steve & Marion see page 44 of the prayer guide.

Bob & Janie

Bob and Janie had the opportunity to see the on-going work of the GEM teams at refugee camps on the Greek Island of Lesbos and the refugee centers in Athens. They continue to see people come to the Lord and be baptized. Most of the refugees are from countries where it is difficult to get access to the gospel, but now they have the freedom to hear the gospel. Pray for many to hear and come to the truth.

For more info on Bob & Janie see page 57 of the prayer guide.

Craig & Stacy

In September, Chile celebrated its Independence Day, and Lonquen Valley Presbyterian Church designed special patriotic outreaches to the community. Craig and Stacy have a new weekly home group ministry and have begun a new youth group to serve young people from 11th grade through university age which daughters Karis and Aimee help with. Pray for these new outreach endeavors. Pray for the Pohl family’s continued good health and diligence in the exercises needed to support their health.

For more info on Craig & Stacy see page 48 of the prayer guide.

Argentina short term team

Philip and Hannah James, along with three members of Downtown Church leave today for Argentina. The team will work with Kyle and Claudia Zimmerman and La Mision church at a weekly VBS camp and woodworking class in Merlo, multiple Sunday worship services, and various small groups. The purpose of the trip is to visit and encourage our mission partners and to learn how they are growing and caring for their church. Please pray for fruitful ministry opportunities and open eyes and hearts to be molded by the Lord’s work in Buenos Aires.

John

John reports that construction is underway on the first hatchery building for the mari-culture project. He gives praise for protection through a difficult situation in which they were targeted with a bribery/extortion scheme. There is also praise for the three new church planters on the team and positive relationships in the three villages. Pray for ongoing protection for the project, the local workers and especially the church planters. Pray for wisdom for John as he leads these efforts.

For more info on John see page 36 of the prayer guide.

Thomas & Jennifer

Thomas and Jennifer are at a crossroads as their teammates are leaving the ministry and they have taken on the future pastor and his wife. However, they are far from ready to take over the church and have several personal issues. Pray as they plan and work to equip this new pastoral couple to lead the church. One of their four appointed Taiwanese coworkers is going through a very intense personal struggle, pray for God’s intervention in this situation. Church attendance is down, pray for creative ways to outreach and grow the church.

For more info on Thomas & Jennifer see page 77 of the prayer guide.

Tim Byrd

Pray for spiritual fruit as Tim Byrd and his CO team continue to challenge Zambia students to join them in discipleship and participation in the local church. He was refreshed by the visit from his family following the death of his grandfather and prays for more times of refreshment with family and friends. The team has been dealing with a lot of sickness, pray for diagnosis and healing for three staff members as well as Tim.

Jackie

Jackie has moved into a new apartment suitable for hospitality and hosting groups. She is grateful for the successful transition of the church to two services and asks prayer for unity despite the two services and for strength and perseverance for the servant teams. Pray for connecting with partners for a potential Saturday outreach that would enable her to share with majority folks. Pray for the family from Second who recently visited there to have clarity for their long-term vision, and for more leaders as the church grows.

For more info on Jackie see page 32 of the prayer guide.

Marcelo

The economic crisis in Argentina has greatly affected La Mision’s daycare program – pray they can find resources to sustain the program and outreach to the neighborhood. The church has 5 worship centers and is actively growing. Pray for the leaders and the session as they guide and lead these centers. Pray for Marcelo as he parents Vicky, juggles his many responsibilities to the Presbytery and oversees a growing church network.

For more info on Marcelo see page 50 of the prayer guide.