SGl, which Dave and Robin lead, has a multi-faceted ministry in the Middle East. They have planted 5,000 fruit trees and vines at farms & orchards destroyed by war, and they are working with refugee women to knit/crochet hand puppets to be given to refugee children bringing joy to the children and a bit of income, dignity, and purpose to the women. Dave and Robin are recruiting individuals and groups for various camps and ministry centers to help with refugee needs.
For more info on Dave & Robin see page 6 of the prayer guide.
As Mike and Stephanie prepare for their transition back to the US, God has shown them examples of the fruits of their labor in participating in the baptism of a seminary student, from a country of no known believers, that they had prayed for 35 years ago. On a trip to Morocco to visit ABTS graduates they revisited a business they frequented when they lived there and the owner produced their card from 30 years ago. Pray for sweet memories, for preaching to a church of Syrian refugees, and for growing friendships with ABTS students.
For more info on Mike & Stephanie see page 81 of the prayer guide.
Pray for Tezar and Tatiana as they lead Covenant City Church, which has grown to 150 in weekly attendance. Pray they will be able to equip and train new leaders so the church can continue to grow, welcoming new people and discipling those already involved. Pray for grace to adjust to parenting two children while shepherding a growing congregation.
For more info on Tezar & Tatiana see page 34 of the prayer guide.
Pray for Clarke and Khrystya as they work to equip their church youth for reaching their friends in Lviv. In their young church there is only one teen who has grown up in the church with believing parents, pray for Svityk as he goes on to university and becomes part of RUF there. Pray for the Nortons’ outreach to other teens in the city.
For more info on Clarke & Khrystya see page 51 of the prayer guide.
Pray for David and Aliece, who have moved to another city to continue their work equipping East Asians with the Gospel. David is working with a large network of house churches who are eager to deepen their faith and learn Reformed theology. Pray for David as he helps them build a seminary curriculum and system to train many leaders. Pray also for Aliece who will seek to establish a branch of her counseling center in their new city.
For more info on David & Aliece see page 59 of the prayer guide.
Haley is filled with joy, excitement, and gratitude at the way her teammates prepared for her arrival. Pray for her language tutor’s heart and for her and her family’s salvation. Pray Haley’s language skills will grow enabling her to build strong relationships with neighbors. Comfort her as she deals with the loss of her grandmother while being so far from her family during this time of need.
For more info on Haley see page 14 of the prayer guide.
Pray for the four teams reaching out to the Sunda, Indonesia’s largest unreached people group. God sent Anto to join the Paul team and brought him into contact with Tatang. Pray Tatang will share the Good News with his family and friends and that his faith will continue to grow as he and Anto mentor new believers. Pray the number of house churches will grow and that local leaders will have passion and boldness to share the Good News.
Brian F has been meditating on how it’s the seemingly “small” things that determine the impact on lives and ministry and has witnessed small things making a difference in the Kingdom: winning football teams, men’s discipleship group, the LEAD team learning the Thai language, holiday festivities, and participating in another CCKK baptism service. Big things need prayer too: for the CCP summer team working with them for six weeks.
For more info on Brian & Terri see page 29 of the prayer guide.
Pray for Elizabeth Smith and Greg Mook as they get married, for God to bless their union and prepare them not only for life together but also for ministry in Beirut later in the year. Pray the joy of this season in their lives radiates to those witnessing their union and depth of commitment.
For more info on Greg & Elizabeth see page 10 of the prayer guide.
As regional leaders the Youngs have been in E Asia visiting teams there, as well as in Cambodia and Thailand exploring new opportunities and briefing teams who had to miss the Asia conference. Pray for their local teams as they work to develop business platforms that not only fit the skills and passions of team members but lead to relationships for deep conversations about Jesus.
For more info on the Youngs see page 23 of the prayer guide.