A youth group leaves today for Budapest where they will work with Andras and the Paulus Movement to host an English camp for high school students. Pray for Andrew Keasling, Adrianne Cranford and their team of 15 students to build relationships with the unbelieving students and their families. Pray for all aspects of the trip, travel, witness, health, and joy to abound. They return July 12.
Pray for Jason and Emily Hood as they leave the mission field and Jason takes a position as Director of Advanced Urban Ministerial Studies at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Pray for a pastor to take their place in Tanzania and for them to be guided to a wonderful place for their family and a new mission in Boston.
Thomas and Jennifer rejoice in another baptism in Zhongpu and for increased attendance as a result of moving the worship service from Saturday to Wednesday. Members of their partnering church are helping with teaching and leading making it a more indigenous church. Pray for suitable housing for the Johnson family who will join their team in July. Also pray for Yuna’s assistance to help expand their outreach.
Pray for Will Nease, Alyssa Champion, Brynn Benak and Bill Jorgensen as they lead a large youth team to Mexico to partner with Shalom Church and Blas Pascal School and ministry. The team will work at the school doing any labor needed and at night partner with the church youth group serving together and having a Bible study. Pray for safety in travel, health in hot conditions, true relationships with members of the youth group, and clearer understanding of the Gospel and its breadth before returning July 4.
Chris and Kirsten Furr will remain in France where Chris will continue as UWM Europe regional leader. Pray for Chris as he meets with UWM leaders and helps develop a new vision for UWM Europe, and for the family as they seek God’s next step. Pray for Kirsten as she mentors Catherine in her new faith and for her husband’s heart to be open to God.
The Youngs ask prayer for anyone interested to respond to needs in Bangkok for leadership help reintegrating those exploited in the sex industry back into society, in Myanmar help with a cross-cultural ministry, and in India a teacher for missionary kids, and to lead an outreach for educated young people of the city. Pray for the Lord to touch hearts to fill these needs.
Juan Patt reports that Prince of Peace Church continues to grow with baptisms and small group Bible studies in homes. He is grateful that Maria has been transferred to a school closer to home for the coming school year and can complete the internship for her degree. Pray for the Lord’s guidance for this family as they strive to serve Him in Belize.
Marilyn Whittemore and Sam and Leslie Shaw leave today for Ukraine to join John who has been there recruiting participants for the sports camp for orphans and disadvantaged children, ages 10-15, June 26-July 5 and the camp for graduates of the orphanages, ages 16-23, July 7-14. Both will be in the Carpathian Mountains. Pray for hearts open and responsive to the gospel. Pray for safe travel, stamina, and health for the team and for the country of Ukraine.
Pray for the large team from Campus Outreach as they wind up their time in SE Asia and return home June 29. Pray they have been effective in building relationships with other college students and bringing them into the family of faith. Pray the trip has confirmed calls on some to future service for Christ overseas and that they have encouraged brothers and sisters serving in the host country.
Pray for Guille MacKenzie as he meets with pastors and other church leaders at the EPC General Assembly. Pray for discernment as he looks for God’s will in some decision making and for his health as he continues to try different antibiotic treatments. Pray the Iglesia Church in Buenos Aires will continue to grow stronger in unity and commitment to the Lord.