Latest Prayer Requests (Print Version)
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NAMB Prayer Requests
We are going to host a youth camp February 24–26. Please pray that 50 youth who desire to know God and learn from Him will attend. Please pray for protection against the enemy, as well. We have Bible studies with four couples in attendance. Please pray for one couple, who are not believers. Please pray they will receive Christ and follow Him. My family is going to Texas in February to raise support. Please pray for God’s grace and vision. Pray also that Erkhes and Yesugen, my two kids, will dedicate their lives to God and receive His calling.
Please pray we would experience the abundant life offered by Jesus (John 10:10). Pray our church members would be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray God would show us a place to start a Korean school. Pray we would be united as a church body. Pray for our college students as they attend a retreat February 17–18. Pray those attending our Sunday fellowship groups would grow in knowledge and spiritual maturity.
Connie and I had COVID beginning Thanksgiving weekend and had to miss church for three consecutive Sundays. We only had to cancel one week. I was able to get guest speakers for the other two weeks, but, obviously, it hurts for a new plant to be without the pastor for three weeks in a rural, small church setting. We haven’t really been able to work things as we would like since Thanksgiving. However, we did lead a high-school senior to Christ on New Year’s Day. Please pray for him. None of his family goes to church. We gave him a Bible and a Partners in Growing booklet. He comes to the high-school Bible study I lead on Wednesdays. Secondly, since I am a full-time pastor at another church, which is our Sending Church, I am a bivocational planter at Word. It is admittedly hard. Please pray for God’s guidance.
Pray please for the salvation of two of my teenage children, Danny and Mariel. Pray the members of Sola Gracia Baptist Church will have more passion for nonbelievers. Pray the discipleship program we are starting this month will be effective and produce disciples who make disciples. Thank you!
I am requesting prayer for my wife, Felicia. This February we celebrate our first year together as a married couple. Felicia is having some significant health issues with her nervous system and has had several surgeries, and it looks like she will need to have another one. She is in some serious pain and takes quite a few medications that make it difficult for her to function. She is on modified work restrictions, which is helping. Please pray the Lord will bless her and heal her condition and that the doctor will be able to provide her some help. Thank you for this opportunity to ask for prayer. Our church has been praying also, but prayer is one thing we can never do enough, and I know the prayers of the righteous avail much.
Dear brothers and sisters, thank you so much for remembering us in your prayers. We’re working to reconnect with Vietnamese people in Jacksonville. Many of them attended church in the past but for different reasons got disconnected and went back to Buddhism or ancestor worship. Pray we are able to lead them back to the truth. We are going to start three small groups this month, one each in Southside, Westside and Saint Johns. Please pray God will give the families who are hosting these groups strength, wisdom and commitment. Please also pray for my family: Chinh, Michelle, Simon, Nathan and Jonathan. Thank you again for your prayers.
My wife, Kelly, has been fighting pancreatic cancer for 16 months. She is getting tired and fatigue is winning, but she isn’t ready to give up and go to hospice. We have been in the hospital since Thanksgiving and are still waiting for God to give us a path and blessing as He has so many times in this battle. Pray Kelly’s body will regain strength, that she will prepare for a journey to the Father at some point and that God will expand my business and ministry boundaries.