Pray for strength for our church as we recover from some internal conflict. Pray for the new believers we are seeking to disciple. Pray for single moms who are in tough circumstances. Pray for the college-aged and young adults we are reaching. Pray for the many newlyweds and new parents in our church.
Since precautions for COVID-19 were lowered last year, hospital chapel services, Sunday worship and a Bible clinic have been re-implemented, and a weekly prayer clinic has been added. We thank God for that. My 13-year-old son, Tytus, recently accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and has been baptized. Please pray his newfound faith and love for Jesus spurs others to give their lives to the Lord and that this will rejuvenate fellow Christians.
Please pray the teaching of our small care groups in Nogales, Ariz., and in Nogales, Mexico, will be effective. Pray our leadership will remain unified as we grow and for our Sunday sermons. Pray God will provide the resources for some much needed interior renovations and for a van to pick up brothers and sisters who are crossing the border with Mexico to attend Sunday services.
Please pray for our Unit Ministry Team (UMT) as we engage soldiers, share truth and grace, and seek to promote sound judgment as we make decisions that impact various groups of people.
I serve as the only chaplain for 200 residents and 85 staff members in a multi-level senior care center. There are several, including staff, who have never accepted the Lord into their hearts. Please pray they would be receptive to hearing the gospel and then respond. Pray, also, for my sister who is battling terminal cancer. Thank you.
Pray God will increase our church a thousand times in quantity, quality and missions outreaches, both locally and globally.
Please pray with us as we are contemplating a new direction. God seems to be moving us to replant as a Millennial-focused congregation. We have several 20–30 somethings who would attend if we began a congregation geared toward them.
Please pray our relationship with the local school staff will strengthen and that opportunities for gospel conversations will be the result. Please pray for Grace Harbor Church’s Christmas Challenge fund. Every year around Christmas, we seek to raise money for a specific need or area of ministry. This year we are trying to raise $300,000 to finish remodeling our ministry center next door. Please pray the Lord would provide through the cheerful and generous giving of His saints.
We are in need of continuous prayer as we navigate the world of dementia. My mother in Texas recently had another stroke, which has caused her condition to worsen. I have been in Texas helping my sister get our mother’s affairs in order (sell her house, etc.). This has proven to be a challenge as my mom sundowns daily, which causes her to struggle more with accepting where she is and why. We could use prayer for continued guidance and strength for all involved.
Please pray the Army will keep my family at Fort Campbell at least one additional year so my daughter can finish her senior year in high school. She is connected to a youth group and wants to go to college nearby. I don’t want to move her before her senior year ends.
On October 27, 2023, we suddenly lost our 20-year-old son, Josiah. Please pray for us as his parents and for his siblings Jocelyn and Jensen. Pray as well for our ministry with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry in Terre Haute, Ind.
The house my wife and I live in is sinking due to foundation issues. This is causing damage throughout the house. Please pray for financing for a new house in the same school district.
Please pray schools will continue to allow us to minister to the children by providing weekend food bags. Pray that missions teams will be allowed to share the good news as they help with school events. Pray God will provide for this much-needed ministry.
Please pray we would have many confessions of faith and baptisms before the end of the year. We have followed up with many people from outreaches we conducted during the year, and we are praying we might see fruit from those before Christmas. Also, please pray for our Christmas Eve service. This service can be one of our most highly attended services all year, and we are praying God will move in a mighty way.