Praise for the recent successful Healthcare Leadership Conference in Kenya. Pray for the SIM Health Ministry Team’s ongoing mission to shape, support and strengthen local leaders who provide medical services to downtrodden and marginalized people, and introduce them to Jesus. After five years full-time in this ministry, pray for the Friesens who are now SIM volunteer associates and available for special assignments. Pray for Quinton as he travels to Niger along with Dr. Kendrick Lau after Thanksgiving to work with the Danja Fistula Center’s medical ministry.
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 for Joshua’s safe travels and good teaching opportunities in Rwanda, Kenya, and England recently. Praise especially for the positive response he received after a pastor workshop on the minor prophets in the north of Rwanda. Pray that the pastors will continue to grow in their understanding of the Bible and be able to share it with their congregations. Pray for good balance for Joshua between teaching at Dallas International University, research projects and needed rest.
Praise for a safe return from Monrovia, Liberia, where Louis supervised a Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Post Resident in Surgery. Praise for the patients helped while the Carters were there. Praise for the SP program which allows new missionary doctors to go the field directly from residency without raising support for the first two years. Pray for provision of two missionary surgeons and another family practice doctor desperately needed by the ELWA/SP hospital.
Praise for the many years that the Foutes have facilitated Trauma Healing workshops around the world, and pray for them as they help lead a training at SIM USA headquarters October 1-5. They write, “God has blessed us with good health to be able to continue answering requests for trauma healing training. And the doors remain very very open around the world!” Pray that the Lord will bless them with many more years of ministry in this important and needed area.
Praise for the opportunity Dave is currently having to help host the Healthcare Leadership Conference for Eastern and Southern Africa in Kenya. Pray that the conference will be transformative for the medical participants as they return to their seven countries of service. Pray also that the Burgesses will learn to use the tools that will be presented when they attend a week-long Trauma Healing course in Charlotte in November.
Praise for Paul’s health ministry team who mentor individuals and help SIM leaders integrate compassionate medical care with gospel outreach. Pray for the team in Kenya this week offering their fourth SIM Healthcare Leadership conference for 53 participants from seven countries in eastern and southern Africa. Pray also for Clare who is at home helping SIM missionaries with restoration, healing, and resilience.
Praise for the new things in Beth’s life: car, knee, and ministry role. Pray for grace and strength as she moves to the Charlotte area in late October to support nurses and allied health professionals through a prayer-advocacy ministry. Pray for safety and provision as she travels to visit her last ten supporting churches and seeks to raise the extra support needed for this new ministry. Pray also for her continued adjustment to life in the US after many years of serving in Guinea.
Praise for the relationships that God has given Linda in SIM with kids whose families are preparing to work overseas, a retiring missionary still vibrant in ministry, plus mentoring a group of young ladies in her home and relating to her Dominican neighbors. Pray that she would trust God’s timing for a return trip to Nigeria, as her fall plans were canceled due to the unrest around the Miango community. Pray for the Christians there as they address the needs of orphans, widows and other displaced peoples.