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.
Praise for the ministry the Sauers have to help people connect with God’s heart for the world and prepare them well for service. Pray for Maridee as she works in Member Care to encourage missionaries, many of whom serve in difficult places under very trying circumstances. Pray for encouragement and healing for Ralph as he recovers from extensive surgery needed to repair a severely-fractured wrist that did not heal properly. Praise that many of the short-term missionaries he has worked with the past few years are returning as long-term ones.
Praise for Stan’s trip to Kenya to assist staff at the House of Hope School lead a trauma healing workshop, for the positive response of students as they worked through the material and for a young mother who gave her life to Christ. Pray that the De La Cours are finding rest and renewal in their time away to celebrate Stan’s birthday and their 35th anniversary and that no crisis arises at SIM that would pull them away from this much-needed time.
Praise for the new prayer structure, “Partners in Prayer,” that Janie has helped introduce at the USA office to enlist office staff to pray for the missionaries that SIM USA has sent around the world. Praise also for the greatly-improved process by which “By Prayer,” the bi-monthly SIM prayer guide Janie oversees, is being produced. Pray for her as she cross-trains a colleague in the process of preparing “By Prayer.” Pray also as she is currently experiencing health challenges.