Latest Prayer Requests
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Please pray that God will give me wisdom, strength and love to minister to hospital staff as we all continue to deal with COVID-19 and related concerns. Thank you.
Our beloved pastor, Roger Ball, died November 14 from a heart attack. Roger was pastor of Freedom Church, a Southern Baptist church in Vero Beach, Fla., for 30 years. He has been our sponsoring pastor as NAMB missionaries for the five-plus years of our assignment here. Please pray for Roger’s wife, Laura, their two daughters and three grandchildren. Besides shepherding his flock, Roger led an annual church-building trip to Brazil. Congregations all over Brazil worship in the 19 buildings that were constructed during those trips. Roger also started and led a recovery ministry called Dynamic Life for men trying to break free from the bonds of alcohol and drug addiction. Dynamic Life, with its 30-bed sober living facility, has helped hundreds of men. The news of Roger’s passing was devastating to his congregation. But even as we mourn our loss, we take comfort in knowing he is with his Savior, and we are determined to carry on in a way that will honor his legacy. Roger was 65.
Pray the Lord keeps us all healthy this winter. Pray our Christmas outreach would be effective. Pray God would ignite the hearts of the three college students in my new “Disciples Making Disciples” group. Pray the Lord will increase our number. Pray the Lord will continue to provide for my family. Praise to Him for all His blessings!
Pray the relationships we are developing within the hockey community will become relationships with Jesus. We recently experienced floods and landslides from torrential rains. Pray for all who have been impacted by this weather event.
Please pray for the effectiveness of the vision and mission of Rancho Evangelical Church. Please pray for our church leaders and our ministries. Pray for the success of our Christmas musical drama, which we will perform December 25. Pray also for those being baptized on Sunday, December 26.
Someone broke into our church several weeks ago. Our sound equipment and important items from our office were stolen. Pray God will touch the heart of the person who did this and that they may give their life to the Lord. Please pray our church family will have an urgent passion for the lost souls in the area. Pray for the health and well-being of my family. We also have some unspoken prayer requests. Thank you for praying.
Pray for the group of high school seniors from our church who will be sharing Christ and His love with Muslim immigrants this month. Pray that God will prepare them, give them boldness and love for the people He brings to them and that His power will be evident.
Please pray for God’s supernatural provision of a meeting place of our own so our ministry may expand. Pray our church plant would continue to grow. We praise God’s blessings in this area. Having more people expands our reach into our community. Please pray for God’s provision and protection over our church, its leadership and its people. We feel the pressure of Satan at every turn and how much he wants to destroy this work of God. Pray for a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season, as we reach out to bless our community.
We are encouraging our members to invite friends and loved ones to our Christmas banquet, December 12. Pray many will hear the “good news of great joy for all people,” respond in faith and surrender to Christ. Pray for the several college students who will be staying around for the Christmas holidays. We will host them for Christmas festivities. Pray true, lasting discipleship will take place in the lives of these young people. Pray for Simon and Marco, the non-believing husbands of two of the believing women in our fellowship. Pray they will turn to Christ as Lord and Savior. Pray for a place to meet for Sunday services in January. Right now the Holiday Inn has only agreed to a contract through the end of December.
We have an evangelistic outreach event coming up. Please pray God will move the hearts of those who hear the gospel and will encourage our people to reach out in faith. Also, there seems to be an epidemic of depression, anxiety and life problems in our community. I am currently feeling stirred to help somehow, but I don’t know exactly where yet. Please pray that God would direct me and provide resources for how to proceed. All of these requests are for His glory alone. Thank you.
I was recently hospitalized for 72 days with COVID-19. I spent 15 days on a ventilator, almost died twice and lost 90 pounds. I am home recovering while trying to find out the extent of the damage to my lungs, and I am learning to walk again. Please pray for my healing. Pray also for God’s provision to repair the damage done to our church by a cracked water pipe in the concrete slab. Thank you.
Our launch service is December 5. Please pray for our team and our community as the date draws near.
I am going to Israel December 1–11. Pray for safe travels and that I will return spiritually renewed.
Pray for my wife, Josiane, and my family. Pray our church plant will be spiritually healthy and that God will provide children’s and youth ministry teachers. We will have a Christmas worship night on December 18. Pray many people will attend.
First and foremost, we want to praise God that we celebrated our two-month anniversary with a Thanksgiving feast after worship on Sunday, November 21. We are so thankful God has brought us this far, and we are excited for the future. We are continuously praying that our message reaches people and that we impact our community. We are praying for clear direction for the future, which could mean a second location. If that is the case, we pray God opens that door. We are also praying that God continues to bless us with the resources we need to fulfill that vision and that we will be faithful in how we use those resources. Please pray with us.
The past three months has been very hard on my wife, Kayla, physically. In August, she started having paralytic episodes throughout her body. We are still uncertain of what is causing them or the triggers that lead to them. This past Sunday (November 14), while helping me put Christmas lights on our roof, the ladder Kayla and I were using to access the roof slipped out from under her. She fell 11 feet, landing on her back on top of the ladder. Thank the Lord she had no breaks or internal bleeding, but she is badly beaten up, sore, and her neck hurts quite a bit. Pray that Kayla will heal well with no long-term impacts from the fall. Pray our children—Jamison (6), Whitman (4) and Sutton (1)—will see Jesus in us through this. Church planting these past five months has been both exhilarating and costly. We knew that going in. Please pray with us that the Lord will guard our hearts from becoming discouraged.
This Friday, November 19, we will be taking 30 students from Montgomery County Community College to the Sight and Sound Theater to see the show “Queen Esther.” Many international students and others who are not yet believers will attend. As the gospel is shared at the end of show, pray that students will come to know Jesus.