Steffen

Under Steffen’s leadership at Mittendren, God’s Kingdom is growing in Potsdam, Germany. They continue to celebrate the steady stream of new people coming to church. Pray for the three new people on the church Leadership Team and for elders to serve alongside Steffen. Pray for their church plant in Cottbus and for those working to build a church.

Sundanese Fellowship

The Sundanese Christian Fellowship “Paul” team gives praise for the salvation and healing of Udi and his family. Pray the house fellowships will multiply and every member will be bold in sharing the Gospel with their family, friends, and acquaintances. Sandro and his family have moved; pray for quick adjustment to new home and surroundings. Pray also for the churches—only four have been granted permission to build, the result of a strong resistance to Christianity in the area.

Laura

Pray for Laura to grow in her understanding of the Bedouin culture during the summer, while simultaneously preparing for a new year of teaching the children at Annoor. Pray that God will give her time and energy to prepare well for the academic year, and provide the necessary knowledge and ability to serve the local community around the hospital. Pray for strong and healthy relationships with other expat team members as they all serve together in their various roles.

For more info on Laura, see page 12 of the prayer guide.

Laura

Pray for Laura to grow in her understanding of the Bedouin culture during the summer, while simultaneously preparing for a new year of teaching the children. Pray that God will give her time and energy to prepare well for the academic year and a greater understanding and ability to serve the local community around the hospital. Pray for strong and healthy relationships with other expat team members as they all serve together in their various roles.

For more info on Laura, see page 12 of the prayer guide.

Tim & Huilan

Tim and Huilan ask prayer for rest while with family in Taiwan, for the senior pastor and associate in the presbytery who are in an ongoing conflict, and for reconciliation and healing between leaders and congregants. The seminary needs two staff members in the education and administration departments; pray for the right individuals. The ministry to church planters’ wives needs more local committed workers; pray these will come forth.

For more info on Tim & Huilan, see page 56 of the prayer guide.

WR Cambodia

Pray for new staff at World Relief Cambodia who started last month. Bunsao will implement the integral mission discipleship material for both equipping and envisioning cell churches and traditional churches. Sothea will work to coordinate service projects from US church partners and help in communications and grant writing. Pray for Samedy, who will oversee them as country director. Pray that all components of their ministry might be coordinated to serve the vulnerable throughout Cambodia.

Paul & Violette

Paul and Violette Bridgman ask prayer for Pastor Katayama who is battling bile duct cancer and trusting the Lord for his care. Pray for Paul as he preaches often, and for inspiration as he gives comfort and encouragement from the Word of God. Violette is still receiving PT and Paul is working on getting off pain medication. Pray for encouragement and complete healing.

For more info on Paul & Violette, see page 49 of the prayer guide.

Juan & Maria

Juan Patt is grateful for the work done by our family mission team and reports how awesome the church fence, office and newly tiled kitchen look. He has begun to use new ideas to help him preach on living a fruitful Christian life and asks prayer that the church would continue to grow in the areas of need. Pray for effectiveness of the VBS and for the Calcutta community, that the hearts of children and their parents would be drawn to the Lord.

For more info on Juan & Maria, see page 61 of the prayer guide.

Theo

Pray for Theo Visser as he moves full time into launching ICP (Intercultural Church Planting) Europe to envision and train church leaders to develop churches that serve the many nationalities now residing there. This replicates the ICP Network he started in the Netherlands, which serves 30 intercultural churches and now run by Hans, his longtime associate. Pray for wisdom, a healthy pace, good connection with church leaders and that many will be welcomed into the family of Christ through these new churches.

Roger & Abi

Roger and Abi ask prayer for their son, Eastin, who was hit by a car which broke his leg—they’re grateful it was not worse. Grace City Church celebrated its 7th anniversary performances by the gospel choirs and son Aidan’s hip-hop team. The Bach Festival concert series ended with a two-hour musical evangelistic work on Roger’s portable digital organ for which he prepared a 90-page booklet to accompany the performance. Praise God for the reactions witnessed through this program.

For more info on Roger & Abi, see page 53 of the prayer guide.