Praise for Megan and her team’s opportunity during April to work along with Compassion International (CI )in Potosi to provide well-child checks for some 600 children. Pray for many of them who are underweight, malnourished and neglected, and with whom Meghan has been able to share the Father’s love. Pray for health for Meghan as she completes 450 CI visits in the coming weeks. Praise for her involvement with an after-school program providing lunch, homework assistance, health education, and weekly Bible teaching.
Pray for the Pettys as they have been counseled to return to the US this summer for medical consultations for their daughter, which will begin on June 19. Pray for God’s grace and mercy for them in this challenging time, and pray that they can return to Bolivia by the end of July. Praise that the Pettys’ vision for reaching the least reached is motivating them to move to the jungle to work with the Tacana people. Pray for joy and peace from the Lord to sustain them through all the upcoming transitions.
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 that the Hawthornes are now back in Bolivia after their home assignment. Pray for Steve who is again seeing patients, especially rural Quechuas, and seeking to meet medical and spiritual needs. Praise for three new colleagues—a doctor, a nurse and an occupational therapist. Praise for how the course “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” that Steve took stimulated his thinking on how to make Christ known to the thousands of miners in an nearby area. Pray for Mary as she is teaching five topics at a Quechua women’s conference April 26-29.
Praise that Mike’s doctrinal thesis is being published in a series of eight articles. Pray for him as he reorganizes it and translates it into Spanish. Pray that Ann will be able to complete a series of workshops that cover the roles and responsibilities for board members of Christian organizations. Pray that this badly-needed course will be practical and helpful. Praise that a qualified person has come to the radio station’s board, and pray that the April fund-raising endeavor will create an awareness that the station needs more local support if it is to continue.
Praise for the new school year at Carachipampa Christian School, and that it has been able to continue in spite of challenges. Pray for the Lord’s care and wisdom as the staff seek to bring the school up to Bolivian school requirements. Pray for Becky as she plans for home assignment in the US, hoping to visit with friends and supporters when the first semester ends June 29. Praise for Becky’s roommate, who is the new science teacher for high school classes, and pray for her as she adjusts to the altitude and her classes.
Praise for the Hursts’ ministry of planting missional churches and discipling Christians. Praise also for the opportunity their daughter had to join a Samaritan’s Purse medical mission trip using a river boat so the physical and spiritual needs of people living along the Bolivian Amazon can be addressed. Pray for her as she makes decisions regarding her future. Pray also for the nation of Bolivia as it is experiencing political unrest. Pray “for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:2).
Praise for the great response Kep received in February from church leaders in three new countries (Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina) asking for Equipping Servants (ESI) training. Pray for the ESI Facilitator Training Sessions planned between March and June in these countries. Pray for the current 1000 ESI participants in seven other countries. Pray also for the 1800 ESI graduates since 2002 to grow spiritually, disciple believers, and reach the least reached with the gospel. Pray also for Debbie as she trains women in their church in La Paz in evangelism and discipleship.
Praise for growing relationships with Bolivians and missionaries and a new church home that Meghan has found in her first three months in Potosi. Praise also that her visa application has been accepted, that she has hosted an English Club, and is partnering with her local church in caring for “latch-key” kids. Pray for her as she holds procedural workshops for new medical interns until she can officially see patients. Pray for continued diligence in Spanish learning when formal language classes end.