Juan gives thanks that Maria will be taking 3 months leave after 9 years of teaching. They thank God for his strength, guidance, and protection in Maria’s life and for moving her close to home to teach. Pray for God to continue to give Juan good health to fulfill his tasks as a leader in the Presbyterian church. Praise Stephanie has finished her 2nd year of high school and Joanna is growing so fast. Pray for the Lord to guide their lives and future.
Jeff and Lynne ask for the Lord to bring merciful help to the COVID pandemic in their country, which has seen a huge spike and is in full lockdown. Pray for the Lord to pour out his spirit on the Rohinga refugees and for Lynne’s ministry to these women. They are providing ante and neonatal care, helping with childbirth. These refugees from Myanmar were driven from their homes, are the poorest in a poor country, and need much help, including the good news of Jesus. Pray that these women and their families would receive the care they need and see Jesus as their provider.
Clarke and Khrystya praise God for providing her with a green card allowing them to serve long term with MTW and move to St. Louis in August for Clarke to complete his MDiv and obtain a counseling degree at Covenant. Ask the Lord to bless their travels in the US as they meet with supporters, and for Clarke as he will preach and teach while here. Pray for the Church of the Holy Trinity in Ukraine and for Katya, Khrystya’s best friend, who came to Christ through their RUF ministry. Pray for the 13 American college students and 2 Ukrainian students who will serve there this summer.
Steve and Margaret Winstead and their four boys are back in Memphis for the summer. Pray for a great time of rest and fun for the boys, and for Steve as he preaches and teaches while here. Pray for their church, IEC, for the workers that are needed as they focus on discipleship and membership. Pray for peaceful elections in Ethiopia and for peace in the areas of unrest in the country. They have an agreement to purchase a car for Margaret, pray for all the steps to finalize the sale.
Pray for Dean and Kyria ask for healing for Dean’s Achille’s tendon, which has not improved as hoped. Pray for guidance for Kyria as she researches the various scripture translation projects in their country’s minority languages. Pray for the Lord to provide deep friendships with local friends that will lead to spiritual conversations. Pray for more people to be vaccinated as a new law requires proof of a COVID vaccine for attendance in worship and prohibits children under age 14. Pray for creative solutions to these restrictions.
Craig and Stacy Pohl give praise for their 20+ years in Ecuador and Chile but have felt the Lord leading them to a new place and people. They will be moving to Japan! They will be on home assignment in the U.S. until March 2022. Pray for their time in the states to be refreshing and meaningful visiting with family and supporters. Pray for all the logistics of moving their belongings from S. America to Japan. Pray for the Lord to continue to bless his church in Chile, and that he would prepare the hearts of many who would believe in Japan.
Herb & Heather report that they need miracles at Annoor. Pray for hearts to be renewed in Jesus every day, for local staff and patients to surrender to the One who died and rose again for them. Pray for TB patients who have heart breaking social circumstances that need the miraculous intervention of a loving Savior. Pray for their relationships with the government bureaucracy as they are starting applications to renew their annual residence permits four to six months ahead of time because the process has become that involved.
Despite all classes being online, Josh is grateful he was able to grow close with a few 9th and 10th grade boys as they met weekly to study scripture and discuss life. His church continues to meet only online, and Josh is leading a community group via Zoom with a few others. Pray for the church to remain strong despite not meeting in person. During the summer break, Josh is going on a hiking trip with some close friends from church and school. Pray for Lord to give them rich fellowship as they traverse the second highest volcano in Indonesia.
Jonathan and Sharon ask prayer for India where the COVID pandemic continues to rage. Pray for the Indian Himalayan villages and the country of Nepal which are experiencing a surge. Pray that the Lord would get care to the isolated rural areas. Pray for the Indian church to continue to be unified amidst this disaster, and that they would have boldness to share the good news of salvation through Jesus. Pray for Jonathan and Sharon’s family as they are in the process of adopting a little girl from South India. Pray for grace and mercy as they navigate this process during a lockdown in their country.
Allison gives praise for the approval of her visa through 2025! Praise God for the salvation of the first college student within the Campus Outreach ministry in Johannesburg! Pray that Juandre would be firmly established in his faith and that he would labor to bring many others to Christ as well. Praise God for his continued grace in Allison’s physical health. Pray that the Lord would go before Allison and her teammates to prepare the hearts of those who would believe, for the name of the Lord to become great in South Africa and that the Lord would provide laborers for the campus and the lost world.