Kyle and Claudia Zimmerman thank God that after six years of planning, her brother and his family will serve in another part of the world. Their ministry in Buenos Aires has experienced recent baptisms, spiritual growth of their small group in Fatima, and growth in the Palermo ministry with small groups, new contacts, and church services twice a month. Pray for the Zimmermans mini-furlough to the US in February.
Paul and Violette Bridgman are excited for son Jeffrey’s engagement, and look forward to being in the US for his July wedding. A basic Bible study class has been started to help seekers understand the Bible better. Pray recent outreach events will bring more to the church, that they will be able to reach more young people and children, and for the leadership team to develop in unity, numbers, and maturity.
Bob and Janie Till organized The Syrian Circle, a 31 day prayer movement for Syrian refugees. They believe that due to the civil war, at least 40% of the population has been left without homes or jobs. Pray for strength and safety for workers in the refugee camps. Pray for colleagues in Germany and Greece where refugees arrive daily. Pray that this crisis presents many opportunities for them to share the Gospel.
After a three year effort, Larry Brown received his Permanent Resident Permit, a huge answer to prayer. In addition to teaching in both the history and theology departments of African Bible College, Larry, along with his students, regularly do a lot of children’s ministry, prison ministry, and various Gospel proclamation within the community. Pray for him in all these venues, plus being a single dad to twelve year old Carey.
Valery and Janna Morozov rejoice for 15 years of Wycliffe Russia and over 40 missionaries who work in Asia and Africa. Pray for protection of this growing ministry in a rapidly changing political situation and for wisdom in making decisions. Pray for their health, life, family, and ministry in Russia. Their daughter Rita and husband Artem welcomed a second son into their family.
Ryan is grateful there were no break downs on the road as the dental outreach van went throughout the region. They are seeing the Lord move among the Bedouin people. Ryan, Glenda and the kids will be in the US in Feb. and March, so pray for good travel and health. Continue to pray for a long term teacher for Annoor kids and for another nurse and administrator for the hospital.
Joe and Austia are grateful for the encouraging visit with fellow workers in Kuala Lumpur and the ability to catch up with three former language helpers who are studying there. They desire to be effective prayer warriors for their team. Pray as the team visits homes and public areas, that the Holy Spirit will open doors of opportunity to present the Gospel.
Brandon will be traveling to a Disciple Making Movement training conference in SE Asia Jan. 14-25. Pray this training will be helpful and that Brandon will be able to use these tools to train others headed to the field for church planting among Muslims. Pray for Liz as she stays home with the four kids, with another one expected in April.
Juan Patt shares the Prince of Peace Church is growing strong with new members and the Friday night Bible Study is going well. Pray for the church as they look at new ministries and potential leaders among them. Juan is wearing many hats as he also preaches at two other churches, teaches at the Presbyterian seminary, is active in the Presbytery and a father of two. Pray for Maria as she works alongside him, and for the health of the family.
Greg L is convinced this is God’s moment for the Syrians. Before the civil war, there may have been only three very small Protestant churches in the entire country. Pray the Muslim Syrian refugees will consider the Good News, and that the Lord will thrust out a whole regiment of Christ’s disciple-makers among Muslims who are perhaps more open, now more than ever in history.