Mission Praises/Prayer

Missions’ Praises and Prayer Requests: May/June 2020

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Daren and Jodi Beck—ACTION International (Cambodia)

    • Praise:
      • That the Khmer church is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by taking care of those in the Church and taking every opportunity to share Christ with others.
      • That that our daughter was safely evacuated from Israel (she was studying there this semester) and is now back in California.
    • Prayer:
      • For our teammates Ryan and Rebekah Quey.  They are stranded in Japan after the birth of their child and we’re not sure when they’ll be able to return. 
      • For ongoing financial sustenance during this crisis, trusting in the Lord’s provision.
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  • Frank Erb—Capitol Commission (USA)
    • Praise:
      • For working in the midst of this coronavirus crisis to open many new doors for ministry and meaningful conversations via daily video conference meetings and phone calls and writing.
      • For healing me of some unusual health symptoms that doctors were unable to diagnose.
    • Prayer:
      • For God to guide me in ministering to many state leaders by zoom meetings and phone calls and writing, and for a possible return soon to in-person ministry inside the Capitol, and for me to be productive in many administrative tasks. 
      • For my daughter Hannah’s protection from the coronavirus as she is a nursing school student and is working inside the hospital now to earn her clinical study hours. 
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Henry and Grace Banda—YOLEDS (Youth Leadership Development in Sport) (Malawi)

  • Praise:
    • For God’s faithfulness in the tough time of this pandemic.
    • That our God is in control of the whole world.
  • Prayer:
    • For God’s intervention in our nation, Malawi, as we go through this global COVID-19 crisis.
    • For God’s provision for all the missionaries around the world who are struggling with finances and resources at this dire time.
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Jay and Karen—Dynamic Church Planting International (Worldwide)

 

    • Praise:
      • That DCPI’s Church Planting Essentials Online Training track is available with over 4,000 signed up to date. The House Church Planting track will soon be uploaded in both English and Arabic.
      • That God got the world to take notice how precious life is and to appreciate how many days we and our loved ones may have. The Kingdom of God is at hand.
    • Prayer:
      • For full funding for Karen as she looks toward her full-time ministry position at DCPI alongside Jay! Her business background and ministry experience are opening new doors for her.
      • For guidance and direction as Jay leads DCPI’s Task Force 56 to find contacts in the remaining 56 countries of the world who have not yet received DCPI training.
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Kennedy Salano—316 Transformational Sports Ministry (East Africa)

      • Praise:
        • That God has so far kept us safe from COVID-19.
        • For returning home safely after the Djibouti mission trip.
        • For God’s protection when a huge storm hit our ministry school. No one was injured.
      • Prayer
        • For rebuilding of the ministry school. While no one was injured, buildings at the school were destroyed or heavily damaged.
        • For God to intervene in the COVID-19 issue all around the world.  
        • That God will provide for us during this very difficult time.
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  • Lincoln Christian Academy (formerly Community Christian School), Lincoln, CA (USA)
    • Praise:
      • That Hudson (our second-grade student fighting cancer) has finished his last radiation treatment and we are hopeful that this will be the last treatment needed.
      • That our students have been persevering through this stay-at-home order and are on pace to finish the year with all the necessary concepts mastered.  They will have a “normal” summer!
    • Prayer:
      • For the families with businesses who have been greatly impacted by the stay-at-home order. Pray for God’s provision.
      • For continued enrollment in both our preschool and elementary schools and wisdom for our school leadership as we plan for the upcoming school year.
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    • Michael and Irina—Slavic Gospel Association (Eastern Europe)  
      • Praise:
        • That we are able to continue work at the airfield and our housing project despite the COVID-19 crisis.
        • That our family is healthy, and we are able to help others in need during this time.
      • Prayer:
        • For the well-being of the children we ministered to in the orphanage.
        • For opportunities for sharing the gospel during this unique time.
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  • Paul and Grace MosesIndia Sports Ministry/Sangita Charitable Trust (India)
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        • Praise:
          • For God’s providence: at first, we were told we could not travel, so we had to postpone our plans for the ministry, but our prayers were answered and the government has said NGOs can travel for relief work.
          • That we were to travel to the 17 villages we support to provide food, soap, and masks to the widows.
        • Prayer:
          • For protection, health, and strength as we continue to travel to all 17 villages. 
          • For the local communities as they struggle with the lack of work and wages due to the pandemic.
          • That God will show us the way to minister to the widows and widowers during this challenging time.
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Ruth Veltkamp—Set Free Ministries (Nigeria)

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  • Praise:
    • That no IMANI member in Nigeria has symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Prayer:
    • For our brother Abdul in Senegal who has tested positive for the virus. Pray for his full recovery and for good care in the isolation center.
    • For God to lead us through this challenging time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steve and Dawn Liberti—NAB Conference/Proclaim Ministries (Germany/Global)

      • Praise:
        • For many opportunities to inject hope and light into our small community here in Kandern, Germany. Many people are off of work, but still are out and about and that provides times of short contact where we can give an encouraging word. We also have a community of Christian workers and team members who we can stay connected with and keep each other encouraged. 
        • For His provision of a place to go for our oldest daughter, Bianca. When Taylor University shut down a month or so ago, we were wondering where she could go to ride out the rest of the school year. God provided a place with a classmate and hear family. They have been most gracious and have said she can stay as long as she needs.
      • Prayer:
        • For Steve’s mom, Mary. We received news that her brother Charles had passed away due to long term health issues (not COVID-19). Please pray that we can comfort Mary from an ocean away as she still lives in the Sacramento area. Please also pray for her salvation as she remains a devout Jehovah’s Witness.
        • For our ministry partners in Croatia. They had been planning a 100-year celebration of a Baptist Church not far from the capital city of Zagreb. Steve was planning on traveling and attending this celebration—but due to the pandemic, the celebration was postponed. Pray for encouragement for our brothers and sisters in Croatia.
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  • Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge (USA)
        • Praise:
          • That we recently acquired some vans for our centers to be able to more safely transport our students.
          • That our students continue to thrive and grow in the Lord in the midst of this difficult time.
        • Prayers:
          • For the Lord’s protection for our staff and students from this virus.
          • For the Lord’s provision for Teen Challenge during this time of lockdown. We have had to cancel all of our fundraising activities, as well as postpone our ministry work.
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Thamsing and Ring Dilbung—Church Sports International/Sports Resource Center (East India)

    • Praise:
      • That in spite of the lockdown, 34 people recommitted their lives to Christ during Passion Week.
    • Prayer:
      • That God will intervene so that the pandemic and lockdown will end soon. The leaders of the church and sports ministry pray every day at noon for God to intercede.
      • For ways to minister to people if we have to cancel or postpone our upcoming events (much like the events in March and April). We have an upcoming sports camp and a sports ministry conference that are great opportunities to share the word of God.
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