John & Beth Fankhauser (Liberia)

SIM USAPrayer Requests

Praise that ELWA Hospital’s ministry is thriving with growth in quality of care, the development of a training program for doctors, and growth of the spiritual care ministry. Praise that through the support of donors a strong laboratory has been developed and ground broken on a new surgical ward. Praise for a new general surgeon who will join the team in January. Pray for John in his very busy administrative role as CEO, and praise for the others God has provided to assist him. Pray especially for strength, family health, and endurance to continue serving in a way that glorifies God and touches many lives.

Alan & Sheri Shea (Liberia)

SIM USAPrayer Requests

Praise for continued progress on the ELWA radio studio and for a helper coming to assist Alan and the electricians with the building wiring. Pray for Alan as he is now also filling the challenging role of construction supervisor to complete the studio building. Pray for plans to have the building dedication toward the end of November, to be followed by equipping five studios and five production/control rooms in the months following. Praise for the opportunities this will open for proclaiming the gospel to West Africa.

John-Mark & Sarah Sheppard (Liberia)

SIM USAPrayer Requests

Praise that the book of Acts is now ready for consultant checking, and also that John-Mark has progressed in language learning so that he can now teach in Manyakan. Pray that God’s Word would have a lasting impact on those involved in recording the four Gospels. Praise also that John-Mark has found an open door for ministry, along with a Liberian pastor, in a nearby village using translated and recorded stories from the Bible. Pray for lives to be transformed. Pray that the Shepherds would receive increased financial support to supply the $350 monthly deficit they are experiencing.

Gene & Amanda Brooks (Appointees/Liberia)

SIM USAPrayer Requests

Praise that the Brooks family has been given a departure date in November, and they have been cleared to purchase plane tickets and a vehicle! They write, “The joy and excitement in our home is palpable.” Pray for them as they make many decisions about flights, paperwork, disposition of belongings, etc. Pray for Gene as he continues serving as interim pastor at one church and teaches a Bible survey class at another on Sunday afternoons. Pray for provision for their family until they leave, and pray for continual progress in support raising.

John-Mark & Sara Sheppard (Liberia)

SIM USAPrayer Requests

Praise for good progress John-Mark and his assistant are making in translation work, including the help of a Manya pastor from Guinea who reviewed the books of John and James. Praise also for the primer and book of folktales they have prepared to be used in a pilot literacy program, and for the excitement, people show as they see their language in writing for the first time. Pray that many will learn to read using these materials. Pray also for protection over the family, for good health, and for grace as they host a variety of missionaries and workers in their home.

Gene & Amanda Brooks (Appointees/Liberia)

SIM USAPrayer Requests

Praise that the Brookses’ departure fund is complete. Pray now for the full supply of their regular monthly need and their faith plan to leave for Liberia at the end of this summer to serve as Church Ministries Coordinators. Praise also for a baby boy due on Easter and pray for a safe delivery. Pray for Amanda as she home-schools their four children and Gene works full-time at Greer Relief. Pray also for their ministry at their church where Amanda has led a well-attended women’s home Bible study and Gene recently became part-time interim pastor, plus teaches a Bible survey class Sunday afternoons at another church.

Alan & Cheri Shea (Liberia)

SIM USAPrayer Requests

Praise that Alan’s work on a new water cooling system which needs to be installed at the radio studio is on track for its opening in November. Pray for him as he works on the studio in the midst of stress from other constant demands on his time. Praise that Alan has also supervised installation of security cameras at the new ELWA Hospital, whose footage recently disproved a high-profile claim against the hospital. Praise also for a short-term missionary who arrived recently to help with IT and computer work. Pray for ministry opportunities that may be opening for Cheri, besides home-schooling which is going great.

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