Guille MacKenzie asks prayer for laborers and leaders for the Mission Beta church planting initiative in Argentina, and for a good response to new medicine for his Cystic Fibrosis. Pray for blessings and growth of the church and for his wife Debbie and their three children.
For more info on Guille & Debbie see page 49 of the prayer guide.
Mike has begun his responsibilities as ITEN Specialist for Missional Theology and Practice and Stephanie seeks wisdom as to which opportunity to take with World Outreach. Pray as they settle into Washington State, that they can find a church where their gifts and abilities can be utilized and that they transition well after living in the Middle East for many years.
For more info on Mike & Stephanie see page 16 of the prayer guide.
Pray for Andy as CO Intl. goes through organizational restructuring. He is learning to be an operations person after being in the teaching arena for many years. Pray for more mature CO leaders overseas and a team leader for Athens. Pray for healing for Brooke who still deals with back issues, for Esther transitioning from homeschooling to public school, and for Abby on choosing a college. Pray for Andy and Brooke as they seek ways to honor and help their aging mothers.
For more info on Andy & Brooke see page 54 of the prayer guide.
Language continues to be a struggle for Laura though she is grateful for steady improvement. Being on a travel visa requires her to leave the country every three months so she took the opportunity to visit a counseling center in another country for debriefing. Pray it will help her process her time thus far and discern direction for the future. Pray for continued ease in receiving her visa and wisdom in balancing her responsibilities.
For more info on Laura see page 13 of the prayer guide.
Thomas and Jennifer ask prayer for the Friday night Bible study members to grow spiritually as they go through important discipleship material. The first youth group was a success, pray it will continue to grow. As they seek a local pastor for the church, pray details can be worked out for the candidate they are considering. They are shorthanded and ask prayer that another missionary couple will join their team.
For more info on Thomas & Jennifer see page 77 of the prayer guide.
Pray for clarity and direction in the many opportunities Jackie has while on home assignment. Pray for refreshment and nourishment as she focuses on several classes she is taking through RTS. Pray for the girls she cares for in Jakarta as several are going through some tough times, especially for Amanda and Stephanie to seek the Lord even when things are hard. Pray for Jackie’s return to Jakarta at the end of May to begin her second term.
For more info on Jackie see page 32 of the prayer guide.
Juan reports that the pastors’ conference and sports ministry training he and Maria participated in was very helpful in prioritizing certain things in their marriage and ministry at Corozal. They are looking forward to moving into the manse to be more available for ministry. Prince of Peace Church is growing and additional ministries have been added. They are encouraged to see the Lord working in the life of their church and blessing the church plant in Calcutta village.
For more info on Juan & Maria see page 47 of the prayer guide.
Paul and Violette ask prayer that many children will come to the Saturday morning children’s classes at Sakuragaoka Church. Her English Bible Class on Sunday morning is well attended, however, pray the Thursday morning and Friday evening English classes can be channels for evangelism. Pray the gastroenterologist will be able to help Paul deal with the abdominal pain he has been enduring and enable him to get off pain medication.
For more info on Paul & Violette see page 74 of the prayer guide.
As Faith Blanchard prepares to go to Uganda next month, pray for logistics of the trip, support raising, and family acceptance of her decision. Pray for her mom’s health and salvation and that Faith will learn what it means to teach and mentor the youth with whom she will be working.
For more info on Faith see page 39 of the prayer guide.
The message of Easter is the main reason our missionaries go to people who have not heard or responded to this gift from God that is available to them. Pray they will be empowered by the risen Lord to share the good news and show His love and grace in dark places. Lift up our missionaries in prayer and that the living Lord will reveal Himself to many through their faithfulness.