EUROPE Phil, GT, for his local engagement with Mirpuris and Pashtun; for his mentoring and coaching of those working in North Africa and the Middle East.
FRANCE Anne, SAMS, thanksgiving for progress with ministry during time in France & Holland; for the preparations and hearts of all hosting and participating in the Congress in August.
HOLLAND Drs. Phil & Linda Gottschalk, Tyndale Theological Seminary, for health and stamina during relentless work; for Phil’s book to be edited and accepted by the right publisher.
SPAIN Elisa, AFM, for safe travels; language absorption. Rev. Dr. Duane and Sharon Miller, AFM, thanksgiving for the Millers having their residency extended; for visiting team in June doing repairs at the cathedral; new friendships with Muslims and secular Spaniards.
EASTERN EUROPE Bp. Jasmin Milić, REC Bishop of Croatia/Serbia, for churches to grow, ministry to Syrian refugees. Stephen, SAMS, for translation of the Book of Common Prayer, financial support.
GERMANY Jimmy & Gayla Renslow, 5:14 Initiative, thanksgiving for next year’s lease; for visa resolution; wisdom in helping the kids to succeed academically; health and healing; financial provision for surprise expenses.
S.E. ASIA Bp. Rennis Ponniah, for grace, blessing on all the deaneries. Bp. Kuan Kim Seng, for Diocese of Singapore missions. Abp. Stephen Than, Myanmar, for peace, justice for those suffering military attacks. M & D, GT, for long term visas to be granted; discernment and funding. J & J, GT, for J as she continues chemotherapy treatment for cancer; the family, including their two sons in the U.S.; pen doors and relationships with Muslim friends and neighbors. Brother B, GT, for the seminary he recently established and for God to call more workers to go to UPGs. R. & T., GT, for them as they apply for visas and prepare to serve among Muslim people groups. Rev. Loren & Linda, for their health; resolution of their visa situation; their ministry to be from God’s strength. K & S, GT, for distribution of a translation of the four Gospels; K's upcoming trip to southeast Asia to speak to a group of Christians on reaching the majority people group as well as immigrants. L. & S., GT, for the leaders they training and for the new UPGs where God seems to be opening a door.
CAMBODIA Rev. Greg & Dr. Heidi Whitaker, SAMS, Church of Christ Our Peace, for her medical work. Rev. Jesse & Sara Blaine, SAMS, for opportunities to share the gospel.
JAPAN Rev. Ralph & Miho Clatworthy, OMF, for their move back to Miho’s hometown; thankful for the provision of a condo to be their “launch pad” for ministry; for many opportunities to network around the upcoming Olympics and Rugby World Cup. Seita & Emma Sakaguchi, for progress in building relationships with men in the community; Emma’s language learning.
INDONESIA Dana & Karen, for clear diagnosis for Karen and healing of the root causes, strength for Dana as he 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 Rev. S. D. & Sheila, Bihar Theological College, School of Evangelism, Musahar Children’s Ministry, for new villages to be identified and tuition centers started; tuition centers teachers and students; for the cooperation from parents and village elders; and for needed funds to sponsor more students. Rev. Andrew & Esther, India Grad. School of Missiology, for protection. Rev. Dr. R., Indian Inst. of Missiology. I & F, GT, for them as they go into three new UPGs; for security concerns and the safety of all of the leadership in Northern India; for her as she provides care for those serving in the area. G & V, GT, for team unity and focus in the coming year. Herbert, GT, for the family as they prepare to move to India.
CHINA M & S, GT, for safety as M. travels to different countries in Asia, sometimes with his family; for wisdom and discernment regarding current security situations, thanksgiving for open doors with unreached people groups in Southeast Asia. P & D, AFM, thanksgiving for progress on the translation projects and the BAM website; for stamina for those working on these media projects; that they would bear good fruit with the UPG. John & Sarah, AFM, for language skills, health, protection.
SOUTH ASIA J & K, GT, for translation collaboration; for visas where needed. A., GT, for him as he is expanding his ministry into a new country; for discernment on his next role with Global Teams; for his translation work. Sadi, GT, for the new leadership and structure that has been put in place; his work among the Muslim refugees; his translation work.
NEPAL Rev. Lewis Lew, Dean of Nepal. Rev. Peter & Silvia, GT, for wisdom in new ministry for training leaders; spiritual protection; settling into new residence; funds for Bible seminars. John & Vi, GT, that Jesus' love would continue to be demonstrated through the Safewater ministry, even as the political climate changes, thanksgiving for health and for 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. S & H, GT, for physical healing & health for both of them; for deepening relationships with the Kurds. J.A., GT, for him as he launches from a refugee camp into an unreached Muslim people group; for God’s provision and platforms for open doors. E & S, GT, for them as they prepare to go & work with Kurds.
MIDEAST Bin Said & Nadia, for protection, wisdom and guidance. C & R, AFM, for wisdom in family life and in work, for R’s continued growth in new position. J & S, Love for the Least, for new church partnerships after losing some; for sponsors to support the orphans they are serving in the refugee camp. O., GT, for a new network of Muslim background believers that formed in order to make their outreach more effective to the UPGs in their areas; for his work on the Luke translation.
CHILE Bp. Tito Zavala, for grace and wisdom. Rev. Russ & Heidi Smith, SAMS, for Joyanne’s first semester in college; for summer travels and Joshua & Marita’s wedding in July; for Kingdom of God Anglican Church of Labranza and their building project.
BRAZIL Abp. Miguel Uchoa, Recife, 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.
BOLIVIA Jorge Contreras, GT, for networking with other partner care facilitators and providing support for field partners sent from their areas.
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.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Cathy Donahoe, SAMS, for the teaching of physical therapy students and discernment for the best recipients of the construction ministry in her community.
CUBA Bp. William Suarez, Diocese of the Reformed Episcopal Church, for the 42 churches and for church plants to grow.
COSTA RICA Rev. Orlando & Ligia Otarola, GT, for the provision for a new truck and for a face-to-face gathering for GT Latin America leaders; for the possibility of the network of Hispanic churches in Orlando, Florida. Jose Antonio, GT, for his learning the Cabecar language; his training with Daniel and Cristina. Jorge Umana, GT, for the Costa Rica team and their coffee business. Daniel & Cristina, GT, protection as they go deeper into the more remote Cabecar areas in the rain forest.
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 provision of a double-size van after a major accident, Lisel’s complete healing and emotional healing to those who were in the accident; for nursery personnel and furnishing; funds to finish the chapel. Mike & Kim Miller, SAMS, for the Children’s Home in Honduras and the start of future projects. Giovanni Sierra, GT, for his recovery from a gunshot wound and regaining the use of his arm; the situation in Honduras.
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 July 20th arrival of the published Mixtec New Testament and the plans for its presentation fiesta and later distribution. Paty, GT, for her as she works with field partners being sent from her area. Meredith Omland, GT for a refreshing furlough for Meredith as she grieves for her mother and grandmother, handles their estates, and prepares to return to Mexico, probably this summer; for the church and academic scholarship program in Fresnillo, Mexico. Moises & Teresa Herrera, GT, for them as they network with the other partner care facilitators and provide support for the field partners being sent from their areas. William & Victoria Cain, GT, for their English language tutoring of medical students; for William’s travels into the jungle; for Victoria as she uses her gifts in training in hospice and palliative care; for a local group of churches from Chiapas in their mission work with the "Circle of Silence" in Central Mexico. Roger and Joanne Griffin, SAMS, for their adjustment to Mexico. Hector, GT, for the development of the business that will provide economic support to this base.
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, for students as they finish school in July; for safe travel & meaningful ministry for teams coming this summer; and for their 3-week HMA at the end of July-August; for God’s provision for life and ministry needs.
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. Mary Sherwood, GT, for the orphanage and the BAM projects that help to sustain it, for the final work on the expansion of the children's center, for a graphic design teacher (could be short-term) and computers and software.
MALAWI Francis M, GT, thanks for their healthy baby girl; for his BAM ventures; for more workers as the Bible studies and house churches continue to multiply. Ulrich Family, GT, for the startup of the BAM sausage business; for the finishing and translation of the Sunday School curriculum.
MOZAMBIQUE E.B., GT Country Coordinator, for the multiplication of the house churches that are emerging out of the Bible Studies they are leading.
RWANDA Martha Vetter, for Fraterine, who awaits biopsy results regarding possible oral cancer; for Godfrey Karema the onsite director to complete the Feeds Factory. Rev. Brandon & Emily Walsh, Hope on a Thousand Hills. Archbishop Mbanda, vision for the province. Emmanuel Rugazura, GT, for him as he coaches field partners and prepares them to go to the unreached.
BURUNDI Richard Manirampa, GT, for a successful BAM pig project and for the open doors it is providing with the Batwa people.
TANZANIA Bp. 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, for the health & safety of people with albinism; for impact from their education outreach program; for completion of the new multipurpose shipping container building.
SOUTHERN AFRICA Rev. Johann & Louise van der Bijl, SAMS, for financial provision, fruit from trainings of Disciple-Making Ministry.
KENYA Guy & Susan, SIM, for sponsors for Christian students to go to the Christian high school; for a team to be raised up to work through agricultural, animal husbandry, health, and small economic developments; for their ministry of Chronological Bible storying; for the first Christian from the M community; and for daughter’s adoption progress through S. Sudan lawyers and courts. 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, for the new women and children’s center in Turkanaland; for field partners to serve in Northern Kenya among the Muslims. Rev. John Nganga, for sponsors for Rafiki Children’s Center, financial provision, blessings on staff members. Bob & Joyce Carlson, WBT, Africa International University Language, Linguistics, and Communication Dept. Head, for Bob’s health. Bryson & Deborah S., GT, thanksgiving for the new well in a Muslim area; for multiplication of believers in the local Muslim people group; for wisdom and discernment as he leads the Africa Lead Team.
UGANDA Rev. Dr. John Senyonyi, Uganda Christian University (UCU) Vice Chancellor. Rev. Jessica Hughes, SAMS, UCU chaplain, for safe travel & transition to life during sabbatical; continued healing for godson, Nick; continued financial provision. 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, Praise for the successful re-registration with the Uganda Department of Internal Affairs; for the Chamil Construction Co. as they work on the Good Samaritan Clinic; for health for Rev. James as he oversees the construction project; and for funds needed to furnish, equip and staff the Clinic for the first year.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Elius, GT, for safety as he connects with the field partners. Pray that in the midst of conflict, God would still be at work and that He would establish His peace.
UGANDA Abp. Stanley Ntagali. Rev. Cn. Dr. Alison Barfoot, Archbishop’s Assistant for International Relations, equipping evangelists to reach UPGs in East Africa; pray for the relaunch of the Nehemiah Leadership Course. 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 as she continues teaching and medical training; for the short-term trips of the Ugandan medical students she is leading; and for her work in the refugee camps. Henry Segawa, GT, pray as Ugandan field partners discern where they are to go next, even across country borders.
NIGERIA Abp. Nicholas Okoh. Abp. Edmund Akanya, for protection, wisdom, and 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 Tillie, AFM, for her witness and service during Ramadan as she tries to take gifts of ice each evening.
NIGER Steve & Nancy Brown, SIM Regional Director, for a long-term surgeon for the Fistula hospital, the financial needs of their patients, emotional strength.
THE GAMBIA Bernard & Rawn Ugwuoke, for partner development work with The Jesus Film strategy team.
SUDAN Bp. Andudu Elnail, for hope and peace. Slater Armstrong, Joining Our Voices, for creativity, wisdom, guidance and provision to share & publish indigenous worship songs of suffering Christians.
SOUTH SUDAN Abp. Justin Badi Arama, for grace and hope. Bp. Abraham Nhial, for wisdom and unity for Christian leaders. Bp. Moses Deng Bol, Diocese of Wau, for peace and tribal reconciliation. Fran Boyle, for tuition for 8th grade graduates to go to high school in Aweil region; that the medicines for Malaria in the area will multiply to meet the needs. Rev. Samuel & Stella Marial, Principal of Bp. Gwynne Theological College in Juba. Rev. Bol Deng, for wisdom. Rev. John & Sarah Chol Daau, for safety and provision. Deborah Martin, for health, wisdom. Rev. Tom Prichard, Sudan Sunrise, for schools; reconciliation and community building; and for deep 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. A & C, GT, for open doors with the Berbers. A, GT, for him as he walks with refugees to Christ. R & E, GT, for continued success as they run a school for refugee kids in their home.
ETHIOPIA Rev. Chris & Suzy Wilson, faculty at St. Frumentius, and their kids Abigail & Matthew. A.F., GT, for God’s peace and direction and for the situation that has caused the security risk; for continued multiplication of those who have been coming to faith from two completely different groups.