Praise for the efforts Debbie and others are making to give Bibles to Christians and Study Bibles to pastors. Pray that these recipients will be greatly encouraged, grow deeper in their knowledge of the Lord and of who they are in Christ, and be equipped to stand strong in the face of adversity. Pray for funds still needed to ship the Biblical Library that has been donated in the US and destined for Kenya. Pray for grace for Debbie as she continues to serve in Khuanga.
Pray for a restoration of peace in Cameroon where violence has been continuing. Pray for Debbie who has bought her ticket to return to Mbingo Hospital on November 20. She writes, “The security situation during and after the elections will determine if I can actually go back.” Pray that the Lord will show her very clearly what He would have her do. Pray also that He will prepare her physically, emotionally and spiritually for whatever lies ahead for her.
Praise for the work Danny performs at the seminary grant writing, fundraising and preparing for English classes. Pray for grace and energy for him as he is leading a youth ministry program one weekend per month at Tchincombe Ranch in the bush. Praise that this program is thriving with Angolans greatly involved. Pray for April as she ministers at the hospital with large caseloads and many very sick patients. Praise for answered prayer for one young patient in crisis during brain surgery who is recovering.
Praise for Jim’s opportunity to help train the next generation of missionaries from the areas that received the gospel from his parent’s generation, since he is on his fourth trip to Bolivia to teach via the “Latin Perspectivas Course” in four cities. Pray for strength and grace for Jim as he travels and speaks and for confidence and timing for his four translators so they can communicate the message well. Pray for the students in each city to receive what God wants them to understand and apply.
Praise that an intern has been found for the business in Ben and Ashley’s former area who has the same burden for the unreached. Pray for him and his wife as he learns the business. Pray for Ben and the family as they apply for work visas this month and start over in a new place to build a business. Pray fervently for the peace in the area and courage for those working to bring the Good News to the those who still need to hear it.
Praise that Jeff and Amanda’s friendship with their language helpers is growing. Pray for Jeff as he focuses on the agricultural aspect of ministry, faces technical challenges and looks for opportunities to work physically with growers. Pray for strong relationships with students as Amanda and her teammate start teaching English at a new center in Kaffrine this month. Pray also for the Lord to open children’s hearts in Amanda’s Sunday school class.
Praise that the Lord has led the Beckers to agree to help wherever most needed at Sahel Academy. Pray for the Lord’s guidance as they switch from planning to be dorm parents to becoming full-time teachers. Praise for the new opportunities to build relationships this will give by living in the community. Pray for more members to join their financial team in order to cover the significant cost of moving and ministering overseas.
Praise for many new mission workers preparing to serve Christ in difficult places. Pray for the SIM team as they provide critical training and support services. Pray for Doug as he trains at SIM USA October 14-20 and at the Global Health Missions Conference in Kentucky November 8-10. Pray for the Lord’s daily grace and help for Esther in her ongoing severe health needs and for Doug and family as they care for her. Ask God to provide for Esther’s extra medical expenses.
Praise that Emily could help with a discipleship class that provided fellowship and spiritual input for local women believers who often feel isolated. Pray for guidance for the leadership on how to make future meetings helpful and encouraging so the ladies have open hearts to engage with the material. Pray that God would use Emily to help at-risk girls see their value in His eyes and have hope for the future. Pray also for a new visa and work permit for Jake.