Uganda Bible Institute continues to grow and has finalized the process of beginning a degree program with Bishop Stuart University, their sister chartered university, with the first class beginning this month. Pray for Johnson Twinomujuni as he leads the institute’s various programs of certificates, diploma, and ordination.
Pray for Jackie B. as she prepares to leave for Jakarta to join Tezar’s church plant team which held its first public service last month. Pray for continued peace in this season of “farewells”, for smooth logistics in making the transition of actually getting there, and for hearts prepared to give and to receive the Lord’s blessing through her obedience.
Pray for the Price’s follow-up on conversations they had during the month of Ramadan and for language study as they trudge through learning the complicated, yet beautiful language. Pray for her friend, an unbeliever that she meets with on Wednesdays, to willingly tell her dying mother the story of salvation and that they both will come to believe Jesus.
Valery M. asks for prayer regarding a serious legislative challenge to Evangelical Christians and their ministries in the Russian Federation. Pray the law requiring government authorization for those who share their faith in any way will be vetoed. Approval would greatly affect the work of Wycliffe Bible Translators-Russia, as well as churches, ministers, and their members.
Scott and Tina Lawrence and their kids have had a lot to share with family and friends during their brief visit to the US. Scott’s team in Ethiopia made great progress in building a new eye unit with their partner hospital, formalized contracts with a charity, hired six new support staff trained in eye care, and begun renovation of the new clinic. Pray for them as they return to Ethiopia to continue the work of saving sight and lives through medical and spiritual care.
Dan B. and John Good are in Kazakhstan doing pastoral care, meeting with pastors and leaders. They will have an opportunity to visit Ruslan and Zhanna’s new home that is a blessing for family, friends, ministry, and church. Pray Dan’s return to the place where he planted churches and birthed a presbytery will bring much encouragement before their departure on 9/5.
Norm and Ruth Ann are in the midst of the debriefing season at Pioneers. Seventeen full-time Pioneer field workers from 7 countries with 33 children have experienced a time of strengthening and encouragement. This was followed by summer teams returning from six weeks of service in 11 countries. Next 53 new candidates will come for EXPLORE, for interviews and training as they seek to determine the Lord’s leading in missions and how Pioneers fits into that journey. Pray for all of these in service and exploring ministry calls.
Pray for Larry and Carey Brown who left African Bible College in Malawi earlier this month and are trying to settle into a year of home leave in Second’s mission house and for Carey’s adjustment to school in the US.
Andras Kazar reports the summer camps in Hungary were wonderful opportunities to reach out to people, build relationships, and share the good news of Jesus Christ. Pray for effective witness of the gospel in each of camps and for the Paulus training scheduled for this week. Andras rejoices in the increased prayer for and in the local school, and asks for continued prayer support for the coming year.
Mike asks prayer for ABT Seminary graduates’ re-entry into their Middle Eastern communities, some with no home to return to. Pray they will find fruitful places of ministry. Pray for Mike and Stephanie as he teaches, counsels couples, and does one-on-one mentoring while Stephanie guides child related ministry needs. Pray for Mike as he goes to Oxford to prepare for pre-defense of his doctoral thesis at the end of the month.