Paul and Violette Bridgman ask prayer for Sakuragaoka Church to be revitalized with a new pastor, for the leadership team to continue to develop, and for members to rally behind their new pastor, becoming more of what the Body of Christ is supposed to be. Pray for new opportunities for the Bridgmans to bring the Gospel to their Japanese neighbors and friends and become even more effective for the last years of their ministry there.
For more info on Paul & Violette see page 57 of the prayer guide.
Ryan and Glenda give thanks for God’s perfect timing in providing a new dentist to continue the work they began at Annoor. Pray for wisdom as they transition back to the US and for boldness in long-term relationships as they finish out their term of service. They will officially leave Annoor in mid-July and Ryan hopes to begin working part-time in an orthodontic office in Knoxville and part-time for Annoor after they are settled. Pray for Amber, Daniel, and Rachel as they transition into a completely different lifestyle and community.
For more info on Ryan & Glenda see page 4 of the prayer guide.
Jonathan has been busy training through his agency and with several UN and corporate groups in “Conflict Resolution – Peacemaking”. Pray for Jonathan and Sharon as they follow God’s calling for service the next couple of years. As a result, Jonathan has asked Fusion Church, where he has been the lead elder for the last 14 months, to appoint a new leadership by June 2019, as he had taken this assignment on a temporary basis. The Khushbu Project, which Sharon runs, has been granted an export license and is launching its trial online store. Pray for this couple in their multifaceted ministry.
For more info on Jonathan & Sharon see page 17 of the prayer guide.
Pray for Greg and Elizabeth as they prepare for marriage next month. This has been a very busy time for these two who are planning to head to the Middle East in January to join the existing team there. They will spend the months after the wedding adjusting to married life and working. Pray for all the details of the wedding and for the Lord’s blessing as they grow accustomed to life together.
For more info on Greg & Elizabeth see page 10 of the prayer guide.
Guille MacKenzie reports that Mision BETA started a two-year program in partnership with City to City to train church planters. Fifteen pastors and church planters are participating in the program. Guille continues developing a multicultural congregation “Nuevo Avivamiento” and has started a leadership class with 25 leaders actively preparing to serve. Pray for them and for the Sunday school program to bless the children in their spiritual growth. Pray for Helena, one of the SS teachers who is going to China as a missionary for six months.
For more info on Guille & Debbie see page 67 of the prayer guide.
Brian and his team participated in the CMU Science Faculty Soccer competition enabling Brian F to host dinners for team members who were not believers and for the science faculty. Both events proved productive for the Lord. Pray for Brian and Terri as they lead, encourage, and love students in Chiang Mai and more effectively do God’s work on the two campuses building relationships with students and faculty.
For more info on Brian & Terri see page 29 of the prayer guide.
The Youngs report that the making of a video about their team’s ministry has opened the door for good questions and follow up with AF and the community where he lives. Pray for him and for Sulanganj. Ashok asked help in improving his English, pray the Youngs can make time to develop a relationship with him. Aditya has been a huge help to the team, so teammates Brandon and Kimber are asking him be a key partner in their new business platform. Pray for the perfect space for their business and that it will lead to Kingdom impact in people’s lives.
For more info on The Youngs see page 23 of the prayer guide.
Chris and Debbie are back in Budapest after a month in Indonesia and Thailand where they trained and equipped six couples from across the Muslim world. Chris taught a marriage seminar and topics on care and conflict. Pray for wisdom, insight and discernment as he and Debbie help with the selection and screening process for new EPC/WO candidates because it is so important to get the right people in the right places. Pray as they help workers thrive in difficult and dangerous places reaching people with the Gospel.
For more info on Chris & Debbie see page 45 of the prayer guide.
Jeff and Lynne ask prayer for the team: that Mac and Thoda can discern how to best fulfill their calling to the nationals, and for a good transition for Joe and Austia returning into ministry with the team. Pray for 300 additional people from the Pac N West Presbytery to commit to pray for the local people and for closer, deeper relationships with all their partners.
For more info on Jeff & Lynne see page 31 of the prayer guide.
Several of the Indonesians Jackie spends time with have transitioned into “real” friends. She is encouraged by the privilege of becoming part of their lives and enjoys time with them. Pray for Katelyn, with whom she partners to share with majority women in the parks on Saturdays, and for Amanda who is beginning to disciple another woman at the church. Pray the training Jackie led at the church about sharing your faith will ignite a desire to engage those who have not heard. Pray the opportunity to share with a group of believing university students leads to a partnership in ministry.
For more info on Jackie see page 26 of the prayer guide.