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Please pray God will provide us with a home near our church so we can do ministry in the neighborhood, just as God has called us to. We are praying we can land in Lakewood, Los Alamitos or Long Beach. All three cities are 15 minutes from the church, which is in Lakewood.

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Please pray Port City Church’s first conversion will experience the progression of baptism to membership to being a multiplying disciple. We sense a breakthrough is coming. Please pray our teams will have endurance, zeal, trust and gospel, risk-taking boldness.

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The Lord is My Shepherd Church (TLIMS) was launched on September 11, 2022, and from its inception we have been renting space for Sunday morning worship services at the local Sheraton hotel. On April 4 this year, I approached a local Lutheran church about renting space from them for Sunday morning worship. The senior pastor was amicable but would need to take the request to their committee for approval. This church is perfectly located within the area of the community, where I desire to serve. I’m soliciting prayers that this Lutheran church will say yes, and we can begin worshiping and serving there this month!

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God brought me from Jordan with a vision to reach the Arabic community, make disciples, equip leadership and plant healthy, multiplying Arabic churches in every city and every state. So our church, the Arabic Church of Cincinnati, plans to conduct outreaches in the Arabic community in Columbus, Ohio, and northern Kentucky. Please pray the gospel is received and embraced by many. Pray for the yearly gathering of Arab church planters and potential partners that will take place July 10–13. The goal is to plant 20 Arabic healthy churches by 2026, by God’s grace and for His glory.

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We have been able to move into a new location with a more affordable lease. Please pray for growth that would allow me to return to full-time vocational status in ministry. I just started a new full-time job (the first time in 28 years to work outside the church) and am learning a new rhythm in life that allows for adequate rest, time with my wife, leadership of the church, etc. God is good to have opened this role for me, and I am ministering in that context, but I also know that I need a clear focus for the church as well.

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Pray for me as I provide spiritual support to the patients, families, staff and chaplains I lead. Pray for my chaplain team as we navigate some upcoming changes. Pray for my wife as she navigates difficulties at work as a marriage and family therapist. Pray for my 10- and 13-year-old daughters as they make their way through school. Pray that my entire family of four will grow in our faith and be protected spiritually.

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We are a church plant going into our third year in Gillette. With all the repairs and updates that were necessary due to neglect of the former church, we need to recover a sizable amount of money to replenish the savings account. We also need ongoing partners to sustain our budget and ongoing prayer partners who will aid in accomplishing these things and reaching the lost in Gillette. May we stay close to Christ and gain a passion for the lost and the kingdom of God.

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Please pray for my family and me. My wife’s name is Sarah, and our son is Silas. I am an M.Div. student at Southeastern Theological Seminary and just started as a chaplain candidate in the West Virginia Army National Guard. We live in Wake Forest, N.C., while I am finishing my degree and, Lord willing, we will return to West Virginia when it is completed. Please pray for the soldiers and airmen of the West Virginia National Guard. Pray the Lord would save those who are far from Him. Pray our chaplains would be refreshed and empowered by the Holy Spirit to spread the gospel. Please pray for my family this summer. I may be going to Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course this summer and will be separated from them. We need strength, peace and endurance from the Lord during this time. Thank you for praying!

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Please pray for chaplains as we serve God and cadets at Fort Knox this summer. Pray also for my son, who is 6 and has selective mutism.

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Please pray for my wife’s health as she is being treated for breast cancer. Ask for healing in the name of Jesus. Thank you so much.

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Praise God for those who were at our launch service and wanted to learn more about accepting Christ. Pray they will commit to serving in our church. Please pray they will not waiver in their decision and that we would shepherd them faithfully according to God’s Word. Please pray our launch team will continue deepening relationships with each other, with their neighbors and with coworkers in the area. Pray God leads us to more people whose hearts are prepared to hear the gospel. Please pray for us as we begin membership interviews with those interested in covenanting with the church. Please pray for unity among those in our church, built upon love and humility through the Holy Spirit (1 Peter 8-9).

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We are very grateful for supporting us in prayer. We praise the Lord for the many new believers attending discipleship classes in homes. Vacation Bible School will start the first days of June. Pray children and their parents will respond to the gospel. Our English Second Language (ESL) classes will begin in August. Pray this evangelism tool will continue to sow the seed in the hearts of the people. Pray for a ministerial team and for God to provide for our family. Pray we can continue staying in the place where we currently live, as the cost of rent in this area is high. Pray for the mission trips to Guatemala and Argentina in July and August.  Pray for our family, Bethany, Bethsaida, Bethel, Berenice and Barnabas. Thank you very much for being partners in prayer.

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Please pray for my family and for me as we seek wisdom in the care of our mom, who has dementia. Also, pray the Lord will raise up more disaster relief volunteers.

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Over the past year, I have been seeking the Lord about a new ministry season that He has been preparing for me. Where I am presently serving at the children’s hospital, God is giving me release. My last day here is June 30. I am taking a step of faith by leaving this position. I have been approached by a local chaplain team to see if I would be interested in joining them in the future. I definitely would be, but there is no guarantee a position will be open with their organization by the time I leave here. Pray I will completely trust God’s provision, though the path is not clear. Please also continue to remember my youngest son (Caleb), who struggles with his mental and emotional health. We are continually asking God for healing and balance for him. We are his legal guardians as well. My wife (Mary) and I are also taking care of her mother in our home. Though she is doing okay overall, this is still a consistent source of stress for my wife. Finally, I believe in God’s best plan for me as I obey Him, joining Him in His work. I truly appreciate the ongoing prayers and support!

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