JAPAN Rev. Ralph & Miho Clatworthy, OMF, thankful for the provision of a condo to be their “launch pad” for ministry; pray for financial provision for Ralph to rejoin Miho in Japan; and for God to use their original Gospel tract based on Easter. Seita & Emma Sakaguchi, thankful for their renewed lease of their apartment, for a permanent space for their gatherings, for increased support needs.
INDONESIA Dana & Karen, for clear diagnosis for Karen and healing of the root causes, strength for Dana as she provides care, thanksgiving for the Muslim neighbors praying for Karen’s health, healing and protection for other team members many have experienced or continue to live with serious health issues.
OCEANIA Guy & Summer Benton, SAMS, for the leaders and participants of a Better World, a social justice gap year program.
INDIA Pray for persecuted Christians in Northern India and peaceful resolution to the tensions with Pakistan. Rev. S. D. & Sheila, Bihar Theological College, School of Evangelism, for the Musahar people (UPG) to be reached with the gospel. Rev. Andrew & Esther, India Grad. School of Missiology, for protection. Rev. Dr. R., Indian Inst. of Missiology, training professors and church planters. I & F, GT, for them as they go into three new unreached people groups, for the safety of all their leadership during increased security risks, for her as she cares for people from other cultures. G & V, GT, for team unity and focus in the coming year, for wonderful training and partner care this spring.
CHINA M & S, GT, Asia Area Director, for safety as he travels to different countries in Asia, wisdom and discernment regarding current security situations, thanks for open doors with UPGs. P & D, AFM, give thanks for residence permits and support for staying in this country; for progress on three translation projects; and for a new website for BAM. John & Sarah, AFM, for language skills, health, protection.
SOUTH ASIA J & K, GT, for collaboration with the indigenous translators for the “Shepherd” group, visas where needed. B.R., for protection, wisdom and partnerships.
NEPAL Rev. Lewis Lew, Dean of Nepal. Rev. Peter & Silvia, GT, for evangelism opportunities. John & Vi, GT, that Jesus’ love would continue to be demonstrated through their water ministry, thanks for health and strong local leadership.
MIDEAST Fran, for protection of local churches. C & Z, AFM, ministering to refugees traumatized after war, for full funding for the New Story Project, opportunities to share the gospel, and finding an Arabic language tutor. D & P, AFM, training Zaza Kurd leaders, for long-term partnerships with churches, continued boldness for Ezra and Buket.
MIDEAST Millions need protection, provision, comfort, and hope. Bin Said & Nadia, for protection, wisdom and guidance. C & R, AFM, for wisdom in family life and in work, for the birth of their second child in May, for R’s continued growth in new position. Rev. Drew Schmotzer, chaplain at St. Martin’s international congregation in United Arab Emirates. J & S, Love for the Least, for their transition from working alone to working with a rather large team of long- and short-term teams and local staff; for financial and logistical needs in translating the Bible and discipleship materials into Badini Kurdish.
CHILE Bp. Tito Zavala, for grace and wisdom, as he is the new Archbishop of Chile, the newest province in the Anglican Communion. Rev. Russ & Heidi Smith, SAMS, for the local church in Labranza to begin sharing the gospel; for this year’s students and Russ as they begin the school year of Rural Bible Seminary in mid-March; the ministry of Equipping Servants International (ESI) and the modules that will begin in March in Temuco, Concepción and Santiago, and for the new facilitators’ training in Santiago; and for the launch of ESI in Valdivia.
BRAZIL Abp. Miguel Uchoa, Recife, pray for the province, for expansion and church planting of the new dioceses and missionary region, Casas de Paz initiative. Rev. Ron & Debby McKeon, SAMS, for blessing on their ministry, increased financial support.
JAMAICA John & Michelle Chase, for relief from financial strain from their move to Baltimore, more mission-minded people to join Apostles in the City; larger meeting space for Backyard Bible Club; financial partners for Heart for Jamaica; for Ms. Donna’s roof to be fixed.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Cathy Donahoe, SAMS, for the teaching of physical therapy students and discernment for the best recipients with the construction ministry in her community.
GRENADA Gwen Burbank, instructional technology specialist at St. George’s University.
CUBA Bp. William Suarez, Diocese of the Reformed Episcopal Church, for the 42 churches and church plants to grow.
COSTA RICA Rev. Orlando & Ligia Otarola, GT, Latin America Area Director, for the rest of provision for a new truck, the possibility of the network of Hispanic churches in Orlando, FL, thanks for provision for his travel to Chile for catalyst training.
HONDURAS Bp. Lloyd Allen, wisdom and grace, ministering in a country where 60% are poor. Rev. Suzy McCall, LAMB’s human trafficking prevention, healing for girls in the safe house. Betsy Hake, Jericho Ministries children’s homes, for protection for their staff and families, new believers to have a heart to be discipled. Mike & Kim Miller, SAMS, for traveling to fundraise for the Children’s Home in Honduras and the start of future projects.
PERU Dorcas Day, WBT, for the final $3,000/month needed to be fully fundraised and able to return to Peru to facilitate Bible translations. Cinde Rawn, for Threads of Hope breaking the cycle of poverty for 400 families.
MEXICO Carol Zylstra, WBT, for the arrival of the published Mixtec New Testament; the plans for its presentation fiesta and later distribution. Rev. Manny Chavarria, men’s ministry in Mexico City. Meredith Omland, GT, for peace, grace and comfort in the wake of her mother’s passing; clarity in next steps. William & Victoria Cain, GT, for their English language tutoring of medical students, for him as he travels into the jungle, for her as she uses her gifts in medical training, Spanish language skills. Roger and Joanne Griffin, SAMS, for transition to Mexico.
BELIZE Bp. Philip Wright, for churches to grow, more vocations to ministry. Rev. David & Mary Beth Alenskis, SAMS, for their discipleship initiatives, training of leaders, and sustained finances.
ECUADOR Roberto & Cameron Vivanco, SAMS.
MADAGASCAR Bp. Todd & Rev. Patsy McGregor, SAMS, wisdom for New Assistant Bishop Samitiana, praise for the launch of Rooted in Jesus and that much fruit would be seen from this ministry. Jacky Lowe, SAMS, Women’s Ministry in diocese.
MALAWI Francis M, GT, Malawi Country Director, for his BAM ventures, short-term team in March from US, more workers as the house churches multiply. Ulrich Family, GT, for the BAM startup sausage business, finishing and translation of the Sunday School curriculum, healthy rainy season.
RWANDA Martha Vetter, for Fraterine. Rev. Brandon & Emily Walsh, Hope on a Thousand Hills, for all of their schools to be reopened after government restrictions, continued funding. Archbishop Mbanda, vision for the province.
TANZANIABp. Elias & Lucy Chakupewa, Tabora, for encouragement for students at St. Peter’s Secondary School, a response to their request for assistance of missionary doctors, nurses, and teachers. Mike & Claire Fedele, SHADE Tanzania’s work with vulnerable peoples, for the launch of a new education outreach; for smooth logistics and funds for the building project planned to begin in April; protection for children with albinism.
SOUTHERN AFRICA Rev. Johann & Louise van der Bijl, SAMS, for financial provision, fruit from trainings of Disciple-Making Ministry.
KENYA Guy & Susan, SIM, for Guy as he edits and memorizes the Swahili translations of his stories so he can share them orally with Abdi and others; for Susan as she puts together documentation of Josie’s homeschool work, hopefully it will count towards her graduation requirements with her online school; pray as they get in contact with several people who were involved in Rehema’s first 10 days of life in SS, they will be helpful affidavits in her case. Bp. Qampicha, Bishop of Marsabit, for wisdom as he helps to navigate tribal tensions in a peaceful way. Getch & Betty, for ongoing ministry to unreached villages. Elizabeth A, GT, Turkana Mission Team leader, for the new women and children’s center in Turkanaland, for field partners to serve in Northern Kenya among Muslims. Rev. John Nganga, for sponsors for Rafiki Children’s Center, financial provision, blessings on staff members. Bob & Joyce Carlson, WBT, Africa International University Graduate School Dean & Language, Linguistics, and Communication Dept. Head. Bryson & Deborah, GT, Africa Area Director, for the multiplication of believers, wisdom and discernment, thanks for the new well in a Muslim area.
UGANDA Rev. Dr. John Senyonyi, Uganda Christian University (UCU) Vice Chancellor. Rev. Jessica Hughes, SAMS, UCU chaplain, for her sore and weak knees and ankles, productive use of time, continued healing for godson, financial support. Mary Chowenhill, SAMS, teaching economics and business at UCU; for the ministries, students and people she encounters. Mark & Abby Bartels, UCU Partners, raising scholarships in US. Rev. Sandra Earixson, Principal of Abp. Janani Luwum Theol. College in Gulu, for financial provision. Friends of Kibbuse and Rev. James Adyeri, for successful re-registration of the Kibbuse Foundation with the Uganda Department of Internal Affairs; the construction start of the Good Samaritan Clinic Outpatient facility in March/April; and for God’s provision of the funds needed to furnish, equip and staff the clinic for the first year.
UGANDA Abp. Stanley Ntagali. Rev. Cn. Dr. Alison Barfoot, Archbishop’s Assistant for International Relations, equipping evangelists to reach unreached people groups in East Africa. Janine LeGrand, SAMS, Masindi diocese health promoter, training teams to serve AIDS and malaria patients. Mustard Seed Babies Home, Hoima, for more sponsors, funds to feed 100 street kids. Dr. Katie, GT, for her teaching and medical training, short-term trips of Ugandan medical students she leads, work in refugee camps.
NIGERIA Abp. Nicholas Okoh, for Gafcon leadership transition. Abp. Edmund Akanya, for protection, wisdom, faith to grow. Bp. Nathan Inyom, AFM-Nigeria, for wisdom and grace. Abp. Ben & Gloria Kwashi, for leadership positions in Gafcon, General Secretary and Women’s Ministry track, respectively. Rev. Paul Dajur, General Secretary of the Church of Nigeria, for his wife, Michelle, and three children, for the church in areas under Fulani attack.
CAMEROON Mark & Bonnie Lambert, WBT, admin for Bible translators, protection for villages in the Far North Region from Boko Haram attacks, peace for the nation. Ken & Judy Hollingsworth, WBT, for him as he continues to check the B Language Acts manuscript.
FRANCOPHONE AFRICA Debbie Hatfield, WBT. Tillie, AFM, thankful for a successful surgery and recovery; pray for safe travels back to the field; for energy and positivity in transition; and for the continued orientation of the K family.
NIGER is less than 1% Christian. Steve & Nancy Brown, SIM Regional Director, for a long-term surgeon for the Fistula hospital, the financial needs of their patients, emotional strength.
MALI Brad & Sue, WBT, training Bible translators from different languages, for the gospel to spread.
THE GAMBIABernard & Rawn Ugwuoke, for partner development work with The Jesus Film strategy team.
SUDAN Ongoing war in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan state is experiencing insecurity and starvation, regarding the popular uprisings. Pray for an end to the brutal Muslim Brotherhood regime led by Pres. Bashir and a peaceful transition to new government and constitution with freedom of religion and racial equality. Bp. Andudu Elnail, for hope and peace. Slater Armstrong, Joining Our Voices, for creativity, wisdom, guidance and provision to fulfill the calling of sharing/publishing the inherent message in the indigenous worship songs of suffering Christians.
SOUTH SUDAN Pray for peace and stability. Abp. Justin Badi Arama, for grace and hope. Bp. Abraham Nhial, for conflict to end in South Sudan, wisdom and unity for Christian leaders. Bp. Moses Deng Bol, Diocese of Wau, for peace and tribal reconciliation. Fran Boyle, praise God for their fourth 8th grade graduation at their orphanage school and first graduates (formerly enslaved children) from a high school in Aweil; pray for funds as numbers grow and funds decline; for ongoing relationships with Muslim Darfurians in the area. Rev. Samuel & Stella Marial, Principal of Bp. Gwynne Theological College in Juba. Rev. Bol Deng, for wisdom. Rev. John & Sarah Chol Daau, thanksgiving for their new baby, provision for hospital bills, schools to thrive. Deborah Martin, for health, wisdom. Rev. Tom Prichard, Sudan Sunrise, schools, scholarships, reconciliation, community building, Christian/Muslim relationships. Rev. Daniel Deng Kuot, training clergy, preaching peace to armed youth in cattle camps.
NORTH AFRICA Abp. Mouneer Anis, Egypt, for peace and grace. Frank & Anne, for wisdom, son Asher at Wheaton College. E&S, GT, for them as they prepare to go and work with Kurds.
ETHIOPIA Rev. Chris & Suzy Wilson, faculty at St. Frumentius, and their kids Abigail & Matthew. A.F., GT, God’s peace and direction, for the situation that has caused the security risk, continue multiplication of those coming to faith.
ANGLICAN GLOBAL MISSION PARTNERS Annual Meeting, Mar.7-8 in VA. Agape Year, Co-Directors Nate & Erika Twichell, for Kieran and Tessa as they return from Thailand; and the birth of Twichell twins in March. Anglicans for Life, Georgette Forney. Anglican Frontier Missions, Rev. Chris Royer. ARDF, Bill Deiss. ATLAS, Rev. Dr. Susan Bubbers. Church Army, Rev. Greg Miller. CMJ USA, Rev. Cn. Daryl Fenton. E412 Ministries, Clark & Carol Smith. Ekklesia, Rt. Rev. Dr. Bill Atwood. Five Talents, Dale Stanton-Hoyle. Global Mobilization Ministries, Rev. Cn. Dr. Alison Barfoot. Global Teams, Sheryl Shaw, for God’s provision after staff in two key positions transitioned into missions. Kateri Medical Services, Inc., Ven. Tom Furrer. Kellermann Foundation, Diane Stanton. La Frontera Ministries, Rev. Dr. Steven Tighe. Nashotah House Theological Seminary. New Wineskins Missionary Network, Jenny Noyes. Rock the World, Rev. Whis Hays. SOMA USA, Dr. Glen Petta. SAMS-USA, Stewart Wicker. Trinity’s Stanway Institute, Dr. Erika Moore & Rev. Aidan Smith. Uganda Christian University Partners, Mark Bartels.
MISSION AGENCY STAFF AFM Office: Chris, Kristin, Kathi, Stephanie, David, Andy, Janet. GT Office: Curtis, Sheryl, Tamara, Beth, Juanita, Ann, Elizabeth, Lauren. SAMS Office: Stewart, Lynn, Denise, Nita, Julie, Howard, Sarah, Bonnie, & Dana. Dan & Brenda Boerger. Bill & Kerry Bremmer, WBT, for new and increased financial support in a new season; for their four kids, two as they look for jobs and two for academic progress; and wisdom as Bill takes lead on a major new ministry effort in Eurasia. Jim & Betty Fitzgerald, WatchWORD Video Bible. Wayne & Rena, YWAM. Rev. Bill & Diane Jerdan, REC Bd. of Foreign Missions. Rev. Brent & Kim McHugh, Director of Christar International, for grandson’s successful surgery and planning next treatment steps; for Brent’s good health and stamina; and for students to be mobilized from the G5 Initiative to use their professional skills to reach the least-reached. Clark & Carol Smith, E412, for health, safe travels, and the powerful working of the Holy Spirit during their missions to Myanmar in Feb./Mar; Nepal in March; and Uganda and Kenya in May.