Latest Prayer Requests
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Thank you for praying for Judson, our 7-year-old son we adopted when he was seven months old. He is the youngest of the five children God has given us, whom we dearly love. He has some significant emotional and physical needs related to the abuse he endured from his birth family. These challenges have become much more acute in the past several months and are greatly impacting us as a family. Please join us in praying first for his salvation. Only Jesus can satisfy his soul, and we are praying God would save him. Second, please pray for his emotional and physical healing. Pray God would stabilize his heart and mind and bring peace to him. And third, pray that we and his doctors would have wisdom as we explore getting him the help he needs. Thank you so much.
Please pray for God’s protection, guidance and wisdom as we deal with a difficult situation. Please pray for protection against attacks from the enemy.
Please pray for our ministry as constant lock downs are creating many ministry obstacles. Pray that the many Bibles and Christian literature we have distributed will bear fruit. Pray a Bible college project can move forward in the facility. Pray we can reach the large and growing Muslim population with the gospel of Christ. Pray for my family as we recently moved here and are still adjusting to our new church and the area.
Please pray there would be revival within Compass Church and in our city of San Diego. Pray we will transition smoothly to indoor worship. Pray we would have wisdom in our outreach and discipleship efforts. Pray especially for an outreach we are planning at San Diego State University this fall. Pray for the spiritual protection of our leaders and members and that we will see more confessions of faith and baptisms.
Please pray that God will call someone to lead our children’s ministry. We already have several children and are remodeling to create ministry space.
Please pray that our church can find a building soon! We have been meeting at our local library’s event center but have been informed we must be out this month. Retail space is available, but the cost is very high. We are two and one-half years into our church plant, and just as we were gaining momentum, the coronavirus hit. Now, just as we were regaining momentum, we have this challenge. We know God is faithful, and He has a plan. We are trusting in Him and looking to Him to supply what we need at the right time. Please pray with us that we can find a new location quickly. Thank you so much!
Please pray for the spiritual growth of a new believer named Linus. He was recently saved and is resistant to discipleship. My wife, Cindy, is pregnant with our fourth child, who is due in October. Pray for the health and well-being of Cindy and our baby. I was recently sworn in as an Army Reserve chaplain candidate. Please pray for my family and me as I prepare for the three-month training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Please pray souls will be saved and lives changed during our Rodeo Bible Horse Camp, which will be held June 14–18. Pray for protection as we spend a lot of time in the arena. Pray for the building of a pavilion and bathrooms, as it’s moving right along. Pray for all my precious little ones as they enjoy summer break.
I am taking a new position as the wellness unit director for the Arkansas State Police, which will require us to move to central Arkansas. Pray the wellness team members will be both proactive and reactive in considering the personal and professional needs of the more than 1,000 employees of the Arkansas State Police. Please pray Jennifer and I would have a successful relocation, that there would be a teaching position for Jennifer in the new school district and that we would have continued peace and faith as we rely on God’s guidance and His perfect timing.
Please pray for the organizers and attendees of the Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals (ACMI) conference, which will be held June 11–13. This conference will celebrate four decades of networking and equipping among international student ministers from multiple denominations, including Southern Baptists. Pray today that international student ministers on campuses across the U.S. and Canada would have God’s strength, stamina, flexibility and grace. Pray local churches will welcome students from every nation and share God’s love with them. Pray the Lord of the Harvest will raise up more international student ministers to serve on campuses everywhere.
We would greatly appreciate prayer as we begin construction on a building for our church. Pray that the Lord would continue to provide for our needs and that we would have a smooth construction process. We will be new to the neighborhood, so please pray that we would have favor among neighbors and in the local school. Pray that we would be faithful to share the gospel and that we would see people come to Christ. Please also pray for the team we are sending out in September to plant a church. The name of the church will be Harvest Church. Thank you for praying.
Please pray that God would raise 12 Bible study teachers from within our church and that He would stir our members to have an active prayer life. Pray we would all be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray we would make wise decisions regarding how we conduct our Sunday worship services. Please also pray as we plan for Vacation Bible School, which will be held June 28–July 3. Pray we would have great success in our community and that many who are lost will be saved.
Pray those who have been watching our worship services online can make it to Sunday morning in-person services, as live services reopen.
The week the pandemic hit, our church plant voted to merge with a church that has 60 years of ministry in a community with few evangelical churches. We are preparing to have our grand opening August 15. Pray we will see hundreds of lives changed by Jesus in our community and around the world.
Please pray for us as we work to have Beacon Church fully functioning by the time college students return to Kutztown University in August. We are also taking over the leadership of our community’s after-school program (Oasis) for middle-school and high-school students. We have a lot on our plates all at once. Pray we would have a palpable sense of God’s presence and empowerment as we move forward with these new things. Thanks in advance.