Pray for Steve and Marion Spencer as they depart for Johannesburg to begin Genesis University, after spending 30 years at ABC in Malawi and leaving much of their family there to continue the work they began. Pray for the logistics of their move; where they will live, educational options for the three children still at home, and starting a new Christian university from scratch. Pray they will pack their bags with faith, trust, wisdom and complete dependence on the One who has called them to this new work.
After a brief visit to the US, David and Lisa are back in E. Asia and face new issues in their work as the political climate is very tense with frequent unexpected visits from the police. Pray for favor with the government and police, for wisdom in Bella’s care as they apply for a visa for her and her mother, and for wisdom and perseverance as they minister in a very tense environment.
For more info on David & Lisa see page 63 of the prayer guide.
Chris and Debbie ask we pray for them to stay close to the Lord, focused on His word and hear His voice of wise counsel as they assist missionary families struggling with marriages, children, emotions, ministry, and spiritual issues. They ask prayer for good face to face time with units in need, and for another group facing the risk of being asked to leave their place of service. Pray for them as they walk by faith through these many unknowns.
Praise for Dave’s successful time in Indonesia. Although they were able to complete the Bauzi New Testament audio recording, pray for the logistics of getting equipment there to so they can hear it. With national helpers Dave was able to check and recheck portions of the OT and is continuing to work from the US with his helper Rudi on additional translations. Pray for clarity and accuracy in translating and for Dave’s hip replacement to eliminate the pain and difficulty he experienced while in Papua.
For more info on Dave & Joyce see page 25 of the prayer guide.
Although Ronnie and Jane finally received their permanent registration, they have just completed their visa renewal and he is back on location while Jane is spending time with family here. After completing his European teaching commitment, he will head back to Memphis for an extended time. Pray his recently completed daily devotional book, “The Path to Discipleship: A Year in John 1-11” gets published and released in the US.
For more info on Ronnie & Jane see page 53 of the prayer guide.
Don Riley and a team of 2pc men are in Cuba working with East West ministry doing door to door evangelism. They will get to know dozens of Spanish speaking families. Pray for open hearts, language translation, and many conversions. Pray for health, safety and travel as the team returns Dec. 8th.
Faith Blanchard will be in Uganda Dec. 9 – 27th to plan for a year-long stay beginning next May. Faith will work at a health clinic and partner with a local church helping with their youth programs. Pray for God to give her wisdom and discernment regarding long term service next year.
Rob Futo’s new church has outgrown its current meeting space. Pray that their proposal to expand the current rental facilities would be accepted (in lieu of rent), so that they can continue to accomodate their growing congregation. Pray for leaders to be developed and for other leaders to continue to grow. Tunde is eager to use what she is learning in her Masters Degree in Counseling to serve the community. Pray for both wisdom and patience as she develops her gifts.
For more info on Rob & Tunde see page 44 of the prayer guide.
After being kickoff speaker for a conference of 1,000 in Houston, Greg L is in Iraq laying the groundwork for a long-term church planting team there. Pray for contacts, wisdom, discernment, and safety as he explores and recruits among those open to the gospel. Later this month he will participate in two seminars in Louisville for those 18-25 years old. Pray for strength, stamina and travel.
For more info on Greg & Sally, see page 32 of the prayer guide.
Pray for Michael and Caroline who are dealing with new and continuing health issues, pray for wisdom and answers from the doctors. Michael’s coworker “M” has attended Sunday services with them, pray the seeds planted will grow and she will be willing to read the Bible. Pray for Michael and for open hearts as he shares truth in the work place.
For more info on Michael & Caroline, see page 13 of the prayer guide.
Jeff asks for extraordinary prayer for a breakthrough among the Malay people, that the Holy Spirit will open new strategies and provide discernment to make adjustments to present strategies. Pray for miracles to move whole Malay families, villages and towns to follow Jesus. Pray for comfort for pastor Koh’s family and for pastor Koh and other abductees to be returned to their families.
For more info on Jeff & Lynne, see page 31 of the prayer guide.