How God is working was evident to Bob Till as he spent time with people from Syria, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan, and Germany visiting with Amir and learning of his work among refugees. A German lawyer, who was not a believer but who helps refugees, contacted Amir for a client from Amir’s home country. Subsequent meetings led to this lawyer’s conversion. Pray for Amir who is planting churches among refugees and recently baptized 12 in one week.
For more info on Bob & Janie’s ministry, see page 47 of the prayer guide.
Larry Brown rejoices in the increased number of students enrolled at African Bible College and asks prayer for political stability in the country which affects their ministry. Pray electricity will be regularly available and give thanks for the solar panels installed in some buildings by a visiting team. Larry had the opportunity to give Bibles to 50 men in the Maula Prison, where many must remain after their sentence is served because they do not have money to pay for the paperwork required for their release.
For more info on Larry, see page 67 of the prayer guide.
Pray for Rob and Tunde Futo as they pour their energy and time into the church plant. The ten Bible Study groups are going well, pray the people would grow in their faith as they study the Bible together each week. The youth group leaders are doing a great job, pray as they work with the teens, they will grow wisdom and deepen their walk with Him.
For more info on Rob & Tunde, see page 41 of the prayer guide.
With their annual conference and home leave behind them, pray for the Youngs as they address some of the issues facing their team regarding visa platforms for each teammate and the best paths forward for future ministry there. Pray for time for the Youngs to get back to the Muslim area of town to follow up on activities begun before home leave. Pray for guidance regarding their rental situation and their relationship with their landlady.
For more info on the Youngs, see page 23 of the prayer guide.
Heath and Angela are grateful that the surgical residents at TenWek passed their board exams, and request prayer for these soon–to-be grads as they look for jobs and adjust to being on their own. Pray that they will take with them a strong knowledge of Christ and an ability to be missional with their lives. Pray for continued healing of Angela’s hip and Rees’ foot.
For more info on Heath & Angela, see page 69 of the prayer guide.
Dave reports that Servant Group, Int’l has been working with a large refugee community in Katerini, Greece helping with preschool for refugees, English classes for adults, and science & engineering workshops for refugee teenagers. In Iraq, they continue to help staff the School of the Medes and build a new ministry center for refugees returning to their home. Pray for Dave and the team to proceed carefully and wisely and for the situation In Iraq to stabilize soon.
For more info on Dave & Robin, see page 6 of the prayer guide.
David and Lisa report on the childbirth training trip to the mountains for a special ethnic group. Weather, accommodations, illness, and cultural stumbling blocks affected the number and outcome of the training. However, they had discussions with the women and learned a lot about culture and relationship building. Pray for the translator, who was not a believer but asked many good questions, that God will work on her heart. The team learned how to work together and help each other, pray for them as they plan for future trips.
For more info on David & Lisa, see page 57 of the prayer guide.
As they review and update teaching curricula used in International Aviation Safety at JAARS and seminars for field trips, pray for guidance for Daryl Bussert and the team as they analyze content and make changes regarding presentations and technology tools. Pray for the families of new members coming for spring pre-field Orientation Training as they have a large group of personnel, both fixed wing and helicopter pilots and mechanics.
For more info on Daryl & Marlene, see page 27 of the prayer guide.
Marcelo Robles faces numerous challenges as he oversees the LaMision ministry: Palermo needs a larger worship center and the Floris Church really needs a pastor. He and Guille MacKenzie are working with church planters throughout Argentina. His daughter Vicky has just completed a three-week intensive English study in Baltimore, and he continues to care for his mother. Pray for wisdom and strength as Marcelo juggles the many demands of ministry and family.
For more info on Marcelo, see page 63 of the prayer guide.
Thomas and Jennifer give praise that they now have a teacher for their kids, an issue that caused them great concern. They are grateful for those who attended the Christmas events, and for the help of the team from Singapore as well as their partnering church. They ask prayer for Yan, a member, who faced a challenging home situation and has been living with Thomas and Jennifer. Pray God will draw her closer during this time.
For more info on Thomas & Jennifer, see page 55 of the prayer guide.