Praise for Allen’s opportunity to serve as an advisor to a new Go Group comprised of four departments responsible for mobilizing, training, placing, and coaching new missionaries. Praise also for trends for collaboration among missions, such as the recent meeting of SIM and JAARS/Wycliffe where he served as a catalyst. Pray for safe travel as the Andrews visit Bolivia March 28-April 11, for divine appointments, for opportunities to be a blessing, and also to receive God’s guidance for the future.
Praise that God is already answering prayers to provide teachers and workers for schools around the world, as four teachers contacted SIM in one week in February. Continue to pray for this urgent need. Pray also for Charlie as he serves in SIMGo, the intense preparation time on campus this week and next for new appointees. Praise that Charlie and family have been invited to help with the SIM Thailand Spiritual Life Conference this summer. Praise also that their church in South Carolina has now joined them as a monthly financial partner.
Praise for the thirteen individuals who will be on the SIM USA campus March 5-18 for SIMGo. Pray for them as they receive training to prepare them to serve with the mission around the world. Pray for good relationships to develop as they interact with each other and staff members. Pray they will not become overwhelmed with the amount of information they will be receiving. Pray that their children will be blessed and well cared for while they are in sessions. Pray also for presenters, as they prepare and teach relevant materials.
Praise for the ministry of SIM in the refugee camp at Doro, South Sudan. Praise that among the 125,000 refugees are the Ingessena, a tribe of over 32,000 where there is a growing interest in the gospel and a few hundred now have turned to Christ. Pray for this people group, and for God to raise up male missionaries to work with the men. Pray also for the Ernsts who are now in Jerusalem for SIM’s second Leadership Development initiative where they are continuing to deepen their mentoring experience with the SIM Philippines Director and wife. Pray for a blessed time of reconnecting and safe travel as they return home.
Praise for a more standardized interview protocol that Faith devised for use with the SIMStart applicants and for the good feedback received from those who used it recently. Pray for the refining and revising process that is going on to improve it. Pray for wisdom for Faith as she assumes a new role over both the Personnel and Member Care departments. Pray for an upcoming Trauma Healing Group that Stan and a Member Care chaplain will be leading for men in the Charlotte area. Pray that the right men will join them.