The Guyancourt church that Bill and Bobbie Boggess founded in France continues to struggle to secure a suitable worship location. Pray for a stable place to meet and a director for the Sunday school. Pray for growth for the church in quality and also in numbers up to “critical mass” size. Pray for health, strength, and perseverance to work for the King and for a long-term leader of the church as the Boggess’s look toward retirement in two years.
The VBS partnership with Chiayi Baptist resulted in new relationships and enabled them to accommodate working parents. Pray this and other outreach events to continue and for Thomas and Jennifer to finish well before starting home leave. Thomas is grateful for recent seminary graduates, the Pans, who will continue to work with the ministry while they are away.
Pray for the team of men Don Riley is leading to Kazakhstan to do construction on a new church facility. Pray much can be accomplished in the time there 8/19-29, not only in material construction but also in spiritual strengthening and encouragement to the leaders and congregation.
Tim and Huilan return to E Asia to start a new school year at the seminary which now has over 200 students in the Masters and Baccalaureate programs. Pray for wisdom for Tim & Huilan as they parent their three children and have regular time together. Huilan is beginning a new ministry to ministers’ wives which four ladies are spearheading. Pray for Tim and his East Asian partners who are developing a Christian school and seminary to help train a new generation in Christian thinking and practice.
The academic year at Asia Graduate School of Theology began yesterday, so it is with urgency that George and Anne Harper are eager to return to Manila after home leave that included repeated medical issues. They are thankful for the young couple who leased their San Antonio home and ask prayer for Ruth’s employment. Pray that once they are re-established in their roles at AGST life will fall into a routine that is healthy and comfortable. Pray for their health and that Anne will be free from recurring medical issues.
Daryl Bussert asks prayer for additional personnel in the International Aviation safety section. Pray the person interested will be able to visit Waxhaw in the near future. Pray for the young man who recently passed his Technical Evaluation and plans to be at field orientation training next fall. Pray for the upcoming audit in Kenya and for the Bussert’s to meet Wycliffe’s support requirements.
Herb and Heather ask prayer for God’s touch on the female patients at Annoor who faced difficult living situations before contracting TB, and for the two male patients who left wives and children to seek healing before spreading it in their homes and communities. Treatment can take up to a year. Presently the sanatorium has patients from 13 countries, each with a family waiting for their healthy return. Please pray for God’s healing of body and soul.
Sasha Flek’s ministry Ta Cesta (“the way”) has grown significantly in three years amidst the atheistic setting in the heart of Prague. Pray for an assistant/executive pastor and a worship leader. Pray for completion of the renovation to the cafe that hosts their services, for furnishings, all the events, financial sustainability, and for the people who come to hear the gospel and be drawn to God. Pray God will give Sasha strength, inspiration, and spiritual growth to balance his time to allow for research as he begins his PhD in OT theology.
Following a very successful Summer Camp, the Thai CO staff spent time evaluating, planning, and training for the year ahead. Brian F. and his family are moving from Khon Kaen to Mae Jo University in Chiang Mai. Pray for the family as they adjust to this move after 18 years in the same house, especially for Amy and Caleb starting school at Grace Intl School. Terri is planning a visit to the US later this month to see sons Will and Matt.
Stephen K has taken on the role of EPC Refugee work coordinator in Europe. He is organizing Arab-speaking believers from Islamic backgrounds to serve refugees in addition to placing an EPC family in Germany to coordinate the work among refugees. Pray that God would bless his mobilization efforts among refugees in Europe that many might experience God’s personal care for them and hear the gospel of grace.