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.
Praise for safety in over 29,000 miles traveled on home assignment, and for the opportunities, they have had to spend quality time with family, supporters, and churches. Praise also that John graduated from his doctoral program in Oxford, England. Pray that the remaining $125 of support the DeValves need will be raised before they return to Niger July 24. Pray also that they can make substantial progress on the projects they want to complete before leaving.
Praise for the opportunity the Eberles have to return to Niger to offer professional development to schools by training their teachers. Pray that the many Christian schools throughout the country will take advantage of the training to improve their teachers’ basic teaching skills and integrate their faith into all they do with students who do not come from Christian homes. Pray that God will supply what is lacking in their financial support so that they can return by August 14 when school starts once again.
Praise that Randy and Wanda have finished their formal French studies and are eager to be in Niger once again. Praise that several new churches and individuals have joined their support team. Pray that the Lord will provide the $750 a month support still needed. Praise for permission from SIM to purchase airline tickets for late summer, and that God has provided a house and vehicle. Pray for Wanda as she helps young women in literacy and for Randy as he trains young men in computing and provides computer help for missionaries.
Praise for the privilege Kevin has of serving with the SIMAIR team and flying personnel and equipment to hard-to-reach areas in Niger and surrounding countries. Pray for safety as he flies – sometimes in difficult conditions. Praise for the opportunity Krista has to minister to children at a Christian orphanage and, along with their girls, to serve at a government orphanage. Pray for the Rideouts as they return to the US and Canada in June for a year’s home assignment.
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 the Cetons are now back in Niger and are settled into life there once again. Praise also for new relationships in the aviation community and opportunities to show God’s love through new airport operational challenges. Pray also for one pastor, his wife and children as they seek to minister and that God would remove the fear that prevents the people in their community from following Jesus.
Praise for the opportunity the Hoyts are now having to minister at Galmi Hospital, with Steve in the outpatient clinic and general medical wards and Katie in the maternity word and prenatal and gynecology clinics. Pray that God will sustain, empower and equip them for His work there. Pray for wisdom for them as they care for patients who are often very sick in a place with limited resources. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s leading in witnessing to their patients about the hope they have in Christ. Pray also for more personnel to come to serve at Galmi.
Praise for safety on the roads (22,000 miles) and good times with family and friends so far during the DeValves’ home assignment. Pray for continued safety and endurance during these busy days. Pray for effective medical treatments for John so he can return to better health. Pray for time for John and Nancy to concentrate on some of the projects they want to complete while in the States. Praise that the DeValves have received half of their needed support in pledges, and pray that the remaining half would come in before their targeted return to Niger on July 24th. Pray also for desperately-needed staff at the medical facilities in Niger.