Praise for the Hoyts’ medical work at Galmi Hospital and for the many opportunities they are having to share the love of the Lord with their patients. Pray for Steve as he makes weekly visits with a translator to villages surrounding Galmi. Pray also for the people who have received SD cards with the New Testament in the local language for their phones – including one village chief. Pray also for perseverance and wisdom for Katie as she prepares for her Ob/Gyn oral board exam to be taken next year.
Praise that Jeremy and Beki are anticipating their upcoming return to Niger. Pray for the remaining support to come in so that they will be cleared to leave. Pray for sweet goodbyes and safety on the road as they visit family before their return planned for the first week of September. Pray that God will give them grace for the transition back to Niger with a new baby.
Praise that the Rideouts have completed their home assignment and returned to Niger. Praise that they have returned refreshed in soul, mind, and body and ready for the new adventures God has planned for them. Pray for them as they reconnect with friends and seek to share Jesus with those who cross their path. Pray that God would equip them to transition well and adjust to a new field director, SIMAIR and office teammates.
Praise that the Blakes were energized by their time of debriefing at SIM USA headquarters and six-week road trip reconnecting with partners to share their lives and ministry in Niger. Pray that God would provide the one-time finances for anticipated extra ministry expenses and the $1000 monthly ongoing support needed to continue in ministry. Pray that the remainder of their time in the States would be refreshing and glorifying to God. Pray especially that the people group to whom they minister would continue to seek the truth.
Praise that Ken has had help in Treasury for six weeks and has made progress in streamlining Treasury processes. Praise for the recent Bible school graduates and pray that as they become pastors they will stay true to the Word and faithful to their calling. Pray for stamina for the Goldes and all the missionaries who are in the extreme heat of summer with temperatures 105-110 each day. Pray also for an Administrative Director for the Danja hospitals, since the director role is too large for one person.
Praise for a time for rest and renewal for the Browns in the US and for the several people who are filling in for them at the two valuable Danja medical centers where Steve has been the director of both. Praise also that after Steve’s meeting with Worldwide Fistula Fund, a new system of receiving the funding they give will be implemented, which will be fairer to SIM and require less detailed financial reporting. Pray for guidance for the Browns as they listen to the Lord about their path forward.
Praise for the opportunity Nate had to learn from and connect with a community of Christian scholars in Oxford, England, while on home assignment and for the possibility it opened for studies at some future time. Pray for wisdom, grace, and patience for both as they complete administrative tasks, pack and say goodbye to family and friends. Pray for safety in travel on July 15 and for a good transition for them and the children as they return to life and ministry in Niger.
Praise that the Foxes have completed their first full year serving at Sahel Academy. Pray for the eleven recent graduates as they adjust to college abroad. Pray for Bob and Cheryl as they prepare for next year’s classes and that the Lord will fill open positions. Praise for the Foxes’ faithful prayer and financial supporters, and pray for additional support to cover increased costs. Pray also for opportunities to share Christ with unbelievers whose hearts have been softened.
Praise for the opportunity Sadie and Becky had to serve at Sahel Academy as Dorm Assistants for two years and for every one of their dorm kids. Pray as both Sadie and Becky are in the US for the summer after which Becky will return to Niger and Sadie will remain and look for a job. Pray also for smooth transitions and good Christian friends for the two seniors from their dorm who just graduated and will be attending university in the US – one is Nigerien and has never been to the States.