Latest Prayer Requests
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Please pray for my family as we will probably have to evacuate our house because of fires in the Pacific Northwest, especially the fires in the Clackamas, Ore., area. Also, please pray for our church this new season as we start a new series of online messages about discipleship. Pray for courage, creativity and relevance as we endeavor to reach the next generations of Romanian-Americans with the gospel.
Our Upstate ethnic people group team is planning a “Four Fields” training for our ethnic pastors. It will be three hours one Saturday a month in September, October, November and December. The training will include evangelism and discipleship with the aim of making disciple makers who will begin multiplying disciple making groups among our ethnic neighbors here in the Upstate of South Carolina. We will have a mentor for each attendee for the training who will stay in contact with the trainee throughout the training. The end vision is to see a multiplying movement of disciple makers and disciple-making groups in the Upstate region of South Carolina continuing to the ends of the earth. Please pray for the success of the training and, more importantly, for the implementation of what was learned so the end vision will be fulfilled for the Lord’s glory and His kingdom alone.
We want to give praise to God and thanks to those throughout the Send Network who prayed for an indoor facility for our church for the winter. God has graciously provided it in the form of a coffee shop in our town. We began gathering for worship Sunday afternoons September 13. An extra measure of grace is that the owners of this shop are believers. Please pray for us as we make plans for doing ministry together in Windsor!
I am experiencing pain in my left index finger. I may need surgery. Please pray for healing; I do not want surgery.
Please pray for Ashley’s heart as we’ve had issues figuring out what’s going on with it. She has a procedure this week. We are unsure if she will need a pacemaker or ablation therapy.
Please pray as new team members are joining us in the next four to six weeks. Pray their their home buying process goes smoothly and that they will have opportunities to love on their new neighbors. Pray we will have opportunities to care for the Russian immigrants in our county and that we can share the gospel with them. Pray that God would bring persons of peace who can be the start of new micro-churches within that part of our county. Pray for our five kids as they all do distance learning. Having the first year of school in a new city be online is not a great way to make new friends. Pray that we can creatively help them develop friendships.
I am asking for prayer for the city of Portland. My hope is that we as the church will stand with the oppressed and help the helpless. Portland is hurting, and Jesus is the answer to the pain. Also, please be praying for the salvation of my parents and three brothers. None of them follow Jesus yet.
Please pray Philippians 3:10 for us. Please pray that we would know, love and glorify God. Pray we would be used of Him to raise up qualified laborers, in significant numbers and as quickly as possible, to help fulfill the Great Commission. Pray that we would lead our family to do the same.
Pray for revival among the inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. The ministers are doing the work just as they were trained. Pray for the harvest of souls.
Christ Church has been meeting at Main Park in downtown Windsor for many weeks now. This is a beautiful location and, by God’s grace, the weather has been perfect so far. The time will come (sooner than we like and for various reasons) when outdoor venues will no longer be a viable option for us. Please pray that God will give us favor soon in the form of an indoor place to meet. It is almost impossible to get our lost/unchurched friends to visit a home for Bible study and worship. We need the Lord to provide a public place, such as a school, coffee shop, recreation center, etc. Please pray for provision of such a venue.
Pray that God will draw people back to the church as we begin to meet again. Pray that those we have been able to love and serve during the pandemic will remain connected and many will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Pray that God would raise up more leaders in the church from both the community and from those who move in. Pray that our leadership would begin to reflect our community more and more. Pray that God will raise up a new worship leader and a team to serve alongside him. Pray that God will raise up a children’s director.
Please pray for our three teenage children. Each in his or her own way is in a dark place spiritually, questioning God’s goodness and/or His power or will to meet us in our place of need. This perspective is influenced by teen angst and personal struggles, but also by the difficulties and pressures of ministry and by the circumstances in our world right now. We are deeply concerned that they would be confident of God’s goodness, grace, love and power, and that they would press into relationship with Him.
Please pray for opportunities to share the gospel with students who have never heard it and for softened hearts. Pray also that our student leaders will be more missional than ever before. Pray for wisdom and the Lord’s encouragement for our campus staff as we plan for next semester. Please also pray for all of the collegiate missionaries in the New England area. Pray that our passion to see lost students come to Christ will be reignited. Thank you for your prayers!
Please pray for divine direction for the church plant and that God would give my team an encouraging spirit and strengthen the vision of the church plant. Pray for God’s protection and provision. Pray for the health and well-being of my family and the families of my team members. Pray that God will work through the team so that souls will respond to the gospel and the city of Calgary will come to Christ. Pray He will give us love and faith to continue on the journey.