Brian had the joy of baptizing four young men and women who came out of prosperity gospel backgrounds, two from Nigeria and one from India. Pray for Serena, Amber, Favor, and Prince that they will grow in faith, hope and love. The Church members enjoyed a campout at the world’s biggest sand dunes. Pray for Brian’s opportunities to share the gospel to a roomful of Hindus and at church each Friday evening. Pray for the growth and freedom to move the worship and ministry activities to appropriate places in their city.
For more info on Brian & Joanne see page 14 of the prayer guide.
Pray for Heath and Angela at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya as they deal with unique issues. Tribal warfare caused an arrow to lodge in a man’s forehead and he was flown by helicopter to the hospital where by providence a special surgeon successfully removed it, in the maternity wing beds are often occupied by two women, or patients may be healed but not released until they pay their bill. Pray for wisdom and grace as they face challenges that come with providing medical care in a difficult setting, working cross-culturally, teaching and discipling others and navigating team dynamics.
For more info on Heath & Angela see page 41 of the prayer guide.
Due to circumstances on the mainland, Tim and Huilan have decided to move to Taiwan this summer. Their focus will continue to be mainland Chinese through theological education as well as local Taiwanese. Pray for Huilan as she continues with her Parakaleo Ministry to the wives of church planters. Pray for their partners at Early Rain who were sentenced or awaiting trial, and for Micah as he fills out college applications. Pray for safe travel as they attend the China Partnership Conference later this month.
For more info on Tim & Huilan see page 26 of the prayer guide.
Thankfully Leonardo’s wife Valeria was not severely injured in the bicycle accident that occurred after she returned from participating in the Women in Leadership Conference in Austria. There were 160 women from around the world and she was able to share with them about the refugee work of II Soggiorno in the heart of Rome. Leonardo has been preaching and teaching in Switzerland and Spain as well as at his church in Rome. Pray for Spirit led proclamation and open ears and hearts to the messages.
For more info on Leonardo and Valeria see page 4 of the prayer guide.
Securing visas can be complicated as Greg and Elizabeth just encountered when they reapplied for a yearlong residency visa. Approval required them to fly from the US, necessitating a trip to Memphis to spend a few days and then fly back to Lebanon. This was further complicated by the fact their baby is due this month. Pray all goes well for the delivery, the family, and for being able to rejoin the team in working with refugees in Lebanon.
For more info on Greg & Elizabeth see page 67 of the prayer guide.
John and Dawn have seen God work through prayer as they dealt with the sudden life-threatening injury of his sister Susie. He was reminded of her gentle words of encouragement that have sustained him in ministry through the years. They were grateful for time with her beloved family during their abbreviated home leave. Pray for daughter Kristi taking nursing certification boards this month after ranking in the top 1% in her comprehensive test.
For more info on John & Dawn see page 82 of the prayer guide.
Haley has spent the last two years studying Arabic in preparation for full time service at Annoor. Dedication to language study has liberated her to a deep-rooted joy that is a manifold answer to prayer. Pray the people in her city will seek peace and justice in Jesus and not in governments, wealth or anything else. Pray for the poor and powerless in the country, and for completion of her language training before her home leave in the U.S. from April to June.
For more info on Haley see page 71 of the prayer guide.
Pray for wisdom for Craig and Stacy regarding whether to seek diagnosis and treatment in the US for his eye condition. Their agency and doctors in Chile are encouraging them to do so as there are openings at a couple of top-notch eye centers. Despite ongoing protests and violence in their country they have adapted their plans and returned to most of their normal activities. They ask prayer for the Lord’s wisdom, justice, and grace to prevail and the light of the Gospel to advance throughout Chile.
For more info on Craig & Stacy see page 48 of the prayer guide.
Pray for Stephen as he travels to his home country to teach 150 pastors and leaders on church planting. Pray for safe travel for all attending and the Spirit’s guiding in teaching and receptivity. Pray for financial and logistical needs for the planned BMB Discipleship class scheduled in May for 40 plus BMBs and 60 support staff. Stephen and Belinda are grateful for the smooth transition into their new home. Pray they can settle in quickly.
For more info on Stephen & Belinda see page 72 of the prayer guide.
Jeff and Katie ask prayer for continued language acquisition as they realize the need for greater understanding and more naturalness of speech in his new role and internship at two Japanese churches. He will be moving into partnership with RUF as his ministry is directed to university students. Pray for the transition, how the ministry takes shape and receptivity. Pray his dear friend, with whom he had a lengthy conversation about religion and Christianity, will have a change of heart.
For more info on Jeff & Katie see page 76 of the prayer guide.