ALLIANCE PRAYER REQUESTS
June 17, 2013
URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
Continue to pray for protection of believers in the Middle East. Pray that God will intervene and that the people of these nations will put their trust in Him. Also, pray for the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to flee Syria to escape ongoing violence. Pray for believers in neighboring countries who are ministering to the displaced and that God will be glorified in this situation. Also, pray for protection of believers in Syria as they reach out to lost and hurting people.
Remember to pray for creative-access workers around the world. Pray for protection, good health, and opportunities to share the good news. Pray that contacts will be drawn to Jesus. Pray that God will break down strongholds and give courage and boldness to national believers.
Pray for a complete and speedy recovery for an Alliance worker who had a heart catheterization procedure on Wednesday, June 12.
Continue to pray for the father of an Alliance worker will undergo heart surgery on June 26. Pray for a successful operation and a full recovery.
Praise the Lord that Jaynee Walker’s mom is doing well after a TIA stroke last week. “We are thankful to be with her at this time and grateful for her remarkable recovery,” the Walkers write. Pray for continued healing and ongoing good health.
Pray for preparations and the logistics for the All-Africa Forum in November.
Continue to pray for Jerry Krause’s family as they search for answers after he went missing in April while flying from Johannesburg, South Africa. Pray that if Jerry has been abducted, his captors will set him free and that God will keep him safe and well. Pray, too, for peace and strength for Jerry’s family.
Pray for Doug and Karen Conkle who are involved in three days of evangelism in the Comoe region of Burkina this week. They also will dedicate a well in one of the villages. Pray for effective communication of the gospel, good health for all involved, and that rain will not interfere with the open-air evangelism.
Pray for Joe and Maria Howard as they lead evangelism seminars in the Tougan area.
Pray for a young girl in prison who has been separated from her newborn child. Pray that the Lord will intervene on her behalf.
The Bobo team requests prayer for the Lord’s direction and peace in various ministries and that the team members’ lives will produce every good fruit.
Pray that premature triplets born at Bongolo Hospital will remain healthy and gain weight so that they can go home.
Pray for good progress for Eric Hoffman on the hospital’s bookkeeping, especially that he will finish April’s books this week. Also, pray for Wendy’s smooth transition back to the eye clinic.
Continue to pray for God’s intervention in the escalating political tensions in Guinea. More than 50 people have been killed during the past three months in clashes leading up to the long-delayed legislative elections.
Jon Erickson (CAMA) writes, “We will be in Geaussou for evangelism, June 24-29. I am taking three young men along. Jacque and Moise will preach two nights in between films. Pray for both of these young men as they prepare their messages.” Also, pray that Jon will receive permission from local government officials to provide dental work in the community.
Pray for the Mano people as many villages are preparing to circumcise women and young girls in the devil society. Pray for confusion among their leadership ranks. Also, pray that God will speak to people in dreams and visions and that the Christian women in the area will stand boldly for God’s truth.
Republic of the Congo
Pray for the Nelsons this week as Carma finishes teaching and they prepare for home assignment. Also, pray for the Howells and Anne Stephens as they prepare for home assignment during the next two weeks and for Barb Sorensen as she assumes multiple roles until the Bills and Bellamys return late in the summer. Pray that each will finish well.
ASIA AND PACIFIC
Pray for Lena, a believer whose husband attacked her with an ax and attempted to kill her multiple times without success. When her two daughters awoke and tried to help her, their father turned on them. All three were admitted to the hospital in critical condition. As a result of Lena’s injuries, doctors had to remove her eyeball because it was showing sign of infection that could damage the remaining eye. Lena’s husband fled and is still missing. “[From a human] perspective, we have little hope that any justice will be done for Lena and her children,” Alliance workers write. “We pray that God will deliver His justice on their behalf.” Pray for complete physical and emotional healing for Lena and her daughters. Also, pray that God will be glorified through this horrific ordeal.
Pray for God’s blessing on the Indonesia Field Forum, June 20-26. David Smith and his wife, Kathy, from the Fairhaven church in Dayton, Ohio, are the main speakers. Kevin Moua and his wife, Jill, from the Evangelical Church in Bangkok will minister to youth. Pray for renewal and refreshment for the Indonesia C&MA field. Also, pray for unity as the Indonesia field moves into a modified team framework.
Continue to pray for the Landaw family as they mourn the passing of Jane and adjust to a new norm. Jane’s life and faith were a testimony to many in Japan. Pray that her witness will have a lasting impact on all who knew her.
Pray for Ken Young who is recovering from legionella pneumonia. Pray that he will regain his strength. The Youngs’ return to Japan has been postponed until August.
Praise God for a good pastors’ meeting and for how He is forming this group.
Pray for the Shibuya Church as it hosts a conference on cross-cultural ministry this Wednesday and Thursday.
Pray for the Narita Church that is seeking larger property on which to build a bigger nursery. The nursery has a good reputation in the area, and God is using it to bring people into the church.
Pray for Sam, a Sihhu Church member who has endured a verbally abusive work environment for more than a year. When the abuse became physical, the boss ignored the matter. Sam resigned and filed a police report. Recently, Sam was threatened again. Pray for divine protection for Sam and his family and that God will continue to grow Sam through these trials. He has not fully recovered from the beating and is the only Christian in his family. Pray that God will use this situation to draw the family to Himself.
Pray for two outreaches through the Bordeaux church plant (Merignac) that are planned for this summer, a music outreach on June 21 at Todd and Terri Althaus’ home and a roundtable discussion on July 2 at a local pub. Pray for lasting spiritual fruit from both of these events.
Praise God for a powerful men’s retreat at EPI. Fifteen men spent more than 48 hours together at a retreat center north of Toulouse. God met them in a special way, and significant decisions were made. Pray for a lasting impact from this event. Pray, too, that these men will lead their families faithfully, be change agents at their workplaces, and serve diligently in their local church. Pray for Brad and Tina Reynolds as they lead this young congregation.
Pray for Envision Paris as it welcomes new interns for summer outreach activities. Pray for a kids’ English workshop that will soon be launched. Pray that all 40 registration slots will be filled. Also, pray for the Envision team: Tony and Raeni Roos and John and Maribeth Hinton.
Pray for revival and renewal to come to the Church in France. Pray especially that revival will begin among the French Alliance churches and then spread throughout the nation. Ask the Lord of the harvest to raise up workers for His harvest field of France.
Pray for members of Tim and Janice Greenfield’s church as they seek to minister to Rosi, who lives in an impoverished area on the other side of the highway. The father of her three children works sporadically and does not always provide for them even when he is employed. To supplement the family’s income, Rosi has been selling items on the street. Pray for wisdom in helping Rosi so as not to create dependency on the church. Also, pray that she will come to faith in Jesus as her Savior.
Pray that God will protect innocent people from kidnappings and murders in cities of New Mexico where violence is prevalent. Recently, Tim Greenfield spent several days with pastors from Guadalajara, Chiapas, Monterrey, La Paz, and Los Cabos. As they were preparing to leave, one of the pastors prayed that God would keep them safe from being kidnapped. Pray for protection for these pastors.
Pray for a seminary module on prayer Monday through Saturday of this week. Pray for Pastor Frank Diaz as he teaches the class as well as for the students. Pray that God will move mightily in their midst.
Pray for short-term teams that will serve at Mi Esperanza Church from June through August, assisting with church construction and ministries to adults and children.
Continue to pray for preparations for an English Camp, July 1-12. “We hope to have 60 kids signed up by June 21,” Alliance workers write. “Pray that God will send them!”
NORTH AND CENTRAL ASIA
Pray for those of our team, three families, who are in the USA for Home Assignment and will be returning to Mongolia in June and July. Pray for this time of transition as they prepare to return, say their good-byes and transition into life and ministry in Mongolia.
The Maveses’ office assistant, Bayarmaa, is on maternity leave. Praise the Lord that she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Pray for Gala, who is working with the Maveses while Bayarmaa is on leave.
Pray that God will provide a pastor for Cornerstone Church of All Nations, the international church in Ulaanbaatar.
Continue to pray for complete healing of Dennis Maves’ eye.
Thanks to all who prayed for an Alliance worker couple whose apartment complex had been infested by fleas. After thoroughly washing the apartment and bombing it with sprays/chemicals, the fleas have diminished. However, the problem is not fully rectified in the stairwell. Pray against another infestation and that the stairwell will be cleared of the pests.
Recently, the Alliance family was asked to pray when the St. Petersburg community center received notice that it must move out of the current facility. After prayerful consideration, the team has decided not to seek a new location at this time. “We appreciate your continued prayers on this front,” Alliance workers write. “Pray that we will be able to connect with contacts we have met through center’s events and go deeper with them.” Pray, too for wisdom in reaching out to them with God’s love and that discouragement would dissipate.
Praise the Lord for the influence of His Spirit on the hearts of those who attended General Council in Tampa, Florida, last week. Pray for Dr. John P. Stumbo as God anoints him to lead the U.S. C&MA as the new president.
Pray for people who have been evacuated as well as nearly 500 families who lost their homes in the wildfire that is burning in Black Forest, north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Several National Office employees have faced the devastating loss of their homes. Pray for firefighters and other first responders who are working to contain the fire. Also, pray for the family of two people who perished in the blaze while trying to get out of their home.
Pray for the following district conferences: Vietnamese, June 28–July 2; Hmong, June 30–July 5; Cambodian, July 8-13; and Great Lakes, July 29-31.
A smaller house church network has contacted the NEO House Church Network, Cleveland, Ohio, about joining and integrating. The founder is relocating and has approached Joseph Horevay to start the process of discussion, exploration, and possible integration. Please pray that the Lord makes clear His intention and that wise pastoral discernment would accompany the process.
Pray for Jordan, a young woman who recently gave her life to Christ and now has thyroid cancer that has spread to her liver and into her lymph nodes. Pray for God to heal her.
Central Pacific District
Pray for the following summer camps at Alliance Redwoods: High School Xtreme Camp, June 16-21, and Middle School Xtreme Camp, June 22-27.
Western Great Lakes District
Pray for CM Unite and KidzMatter’s revitalize, a training session for children’s ministry leaders and volunteers at Appleton Alliance Church, June 26.
Western Pennsylvania District
Alliance Jewish Ministries will conduct a street witnessing campaign in Seattle, Washington, June 22-24. Pray that this outreach will result in many contacts and decisions for Christ.
Pray for Lynette Norris, wife of District Superintendent Rev. Jeffery Norris. Lynette’s second PET scan revealed a cancerous lymph node that has grown slightly. The vocal cord nerve runs near this lymph node, causing paralysis in one of her vocal cords. She will undergo radiation treatment toward the end of June. Pray for complete healing. Also, pray for Rev. Jack Chapman, Lynette’s father, who was diagnosed with stage 4 germinal lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy.
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