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.
Pray for Roger in his leadership role and for the many people from multiple nations seeking to start businesses that bring transformation. Praise for the recent two-day workshop attended by some of these people. Praise also for the exciting future possibilities Roger and two others saw on a vision trip they took to a city in a nearby desert state. Pray for guidance for Hiroko as she transitions to the role of supervising and training those leading the women’s aftercare home.
Praise that though there is trouble in the eastern part of the country, Matt and Julie are safely relocated in the capital and able to minister in the SIM office and in well drilling. Pray for wisdom to know if and when they can return to their home and ministry in the east. Pray for those, including Matt, who collect and process the changing security information and are charged with making decisions that affect others.
Praise that Steve and Sherree have initiated a relationship with a local couple, and pray it would continue to deepen. Praise that the new academic year at the international school is going well and for the good leadership team Steve has to work with. Pray for favor from officials who deal with visas for the school’s foreign teachers. Praise that Sherree has more volunteers for the children’s playtime team at the hospital, and pray that this will lead to more consistency.
Praise for the support Josh’s family and church have given the Parsleys who are in the US for home assignment. Pray for them as they further prepare themselves through books, training, and personal studies to help them face challenges when they return to Ecuador next spring. Pray that they can raise not only needed monthly support but extra funds to purchase a car. Pray also for healing for their son who broke his femur recently.
Praise for God’s supply of strength through the process of goodbyes, moving and getting rid of possessions and that there are less than two months left before Nick and Jennifer depart for South Asia. Praise that Nick has been granted his visa, but pray for the remaining needed visas. Praise that the Lord has raised 92% of their support. Pray that He would provide the remainder. Pray for a good final month of training and for grace in the transition process.
Praise that on August 16, the first SIM missionaries from Thailand moved to their country of ministry. Ryan writes, “It was a great joy to work with them through the application, training, support raising, commissioning, etc., and to now see them launching into ministry.” Pray for them as they settle in and adjust to a new culture and language. Pray also that the Hannahs’ financial shortfall will be made up before the end of this fiscal year on September 30.
Praise that the Stocks, along with two other pilot families, have now been given the green light to move to Arua, Uganda, a strategic hub for AIM AIR allowing easy access to South Sudan, Congo, and the Central African Republic. Pray that the Lord will do the seemingly impossible and find them a house near the rest of their team. Continue to pray for safety for Elisha as he flies and for peace for them in this challenging transition to another country.
Praise that the Smiths completed the sale of their home in July and their temporary work permit to enter Malawi has been granted. Pray that they can finalize their October 1-3 flight plans and finish all necessary preparations before their departure. Praise for good health, and pray this will continue – both physically and spiritually. Pray also for more financial partners to cover their monthly ministry expenses as well as the cost of a vehicle.