Praise that Debbie’s brother is doing well following recent surgery and that she was able to return early from language study in France to be with him. Pray that she can continue French study while on home assignment in order to communicate better with patients when she returns to Cameroon. Pray for her as she visits ministry partners while here and also does some medical work to keep her license current, maintain skills and earn some extra income. Pray for peace in Cameroon and safety for Mbingo hospital workers and patients.
Praise for preserving Claire’s life ten years ago, when the plane on which she was a passenger crashed in South Sudan. She writes, “I could’ve died that day . . . ten years ago. Oh, what a miracle that all on board have made a full recovery from injuries.” Pray for her as she presses onward in ministry by serving refugees in Arizona where she has retired. Pray for a Nigerian family that is seeking asylum, and pray for Claire as she walks them through Biblical principles of Trauma Healing to gain comfort and perspective on the extreme difficulties they’ve endured.
Praise for the opportunity the Sweanys are having to serve at Bourofaye Christian School. Pray for strength for them to finish this term strongly and that they will be intentional with the kids in their care to see them grow in the Lord. Pray for the addition of two sets of dorm parents for next year, and that all the classes will be adequately covered. Pray also that no major maintenance issues would arise at the school, and for good health, especially for Margaret who has some challenges.
Praise that the Lord has called a new director to Carachipampa Christian School (CCS). Pray for David as he prepares to transition out of that role and turn over responsibility to Mike McCarthy. Praise for the opportunities Myriam has had to facilitate Trauma Healing seminars with moms from CCS and women in a local church. Pray that the new plane that is now in Bolivia will receive the necessary permits to fly so that the day clinics Myriam holds in least-reached communities can continue. Pray for David as he teaches and trains others to lead “The Art of Marriage” course with couples in their church.
Praise for the two groups of ESI (Equipping Servants Internship) students Jose has been working with and for the commitment they show to their studies and to serving the Lord. Pray that each young man would have wisdom to apply what they learn as they lead and teach others at the churches where they seek to serve. Praise for kids and parents that came a neighborhood kids’ club, and pray that they and other neighbors would have soft hearts towards the Lord. Pray also for the urgent need for teachers for missionary kids for the next school year.
Praise for the wonderful times William and Charisa had in the US reconnecting with people who partner with them. Pray for grace as they transition back to North Africa. Praise for the way the curriculum “Healing the Wounds of Trauma” (TH) has helped many in Sub-Saharan Africa and how God is using it in the north as well. Pray for Charissa as she leads a Healing Group in her town, works as the TH Coordinator for the region, and participates in a working group that is adapting the material for use with people in the region.
Praise for continued calm and that God has been at work in a difficult situation that includes needing to reduce the staff at CSL (leprosarium). Pray for employment for the families losing their jobs. Pray for wisdom for the CSL leaders as they work on reorganizing processes and assignments to adjust to having fewer workers. Praise for those coming to serve in the Browns’ place from mid-May to the end of July when they come to the US. Pray for arrangements to see people during their time here and for time for much-needed renewal.
Praise that Richard has presented three training seminars and spoken at a symposium on deliverance. Praise also that the Lord used a church elder Richard has trained to free many from demonic oppression. Pray for plans for future regional conferences and a national seminar. Pray for Valerie who has health challenges and is looking for employment in social work to help with financial needs, as well as for her ongoing involvement in ministry. Pray for their summer visit to the US and for the seminars being planned for Richard to present.
Praise for Bill and Grace’s trip where Bill shared and interacted with students and faculty in mission classes at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and Grace participated in a Bible study with DTS student wives. Pray for students preparing for a short-term missions trip to Ethiopia this summer, and praise for the encouragement Bill’s sharing of God’s work there was to them. Pray that one church’s outreach team that Bill and Grace worked with to connect with SIM-related churches in Ethiopia will partner with them in reaching an unreached people group.