ALLIANCE PRAYER REQUESTS
March 3, 2014
The Alliance is answering God’s clear call to create access to the gospel in parts of the world where little or no access exists. Prayer is essential in helping to achieve this goal. Giving is also a critical element in placing and keeping global staff in key unreached locations throughout the world. Please pray that Alliance people will give generously to the Great Commission Fund so that this vital work will be sustained and expanded.
URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
As is being reported in major news outlets, recent unrest and instability in the Ukraine has resulted in the invasion of Russian military forces. The Alliance has three global staff families in the area. One family has already evacuated, and the others continue to assess the situation. Please pray for peace in the affected areas, for the safety of Alliance team members, and for wisdom for field leaders as they make decisions about ministry activities during this time of upheaval.
Remember creative-access country (CAC) 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 participants of a women’s study on the life of Jesus. Most are hearing the truth about His life, and death, and Resurrection for the first time. Pray that God will speak to their hearts and draw them to Himself.
Pray for complete healing for a worker who has suffered from a herniated disc.
Stan Walker writes, “Pray for healing for the newborn baby girl of friends at Dakar Academy, who had to be evacuated to Germany.” Pray for God’s touch on her body and peace for her family.
Pray for a successful soccer outreach for youth in the village of Bama this week.
Pray for God’s blessing on a widows’ seminar this Saturday. Also, pray for a new believer whose husband passed away last month.
Pray for complete healing for Joe Howard and that Joe and Maria will be able to resume ministry in Tougan.
Pray for the transition of the medical work from Peggy Drake and Jetty Stouten to the national staff at ACCEDES.
Praise God; recent evangelism campaigns have brought 21 people into the Kingdom! In Ouo alone, more than 500 gathered to hear the good news. Pray that the new believers will grow in their faith and share Jesus with others.
FATEAC Seminary (Côte d’Ivoire)
Praise God for those who invested in the translation and publication of the Dioula of Côte d’Ivoire Bible. The translation was finished last year; recently, dedication ceremonies were held in the towns of Ferke and in Abidjan. Pray that God’s Word will transform the lives of Ivoirians as they encounter Jesus.
Praise God for safety and good interactions as Dr. Issiaka Coulibaly (FATEAC president) and Dr. Celestin Kouassi (FATEAC academic dean) attended conferences last month related to theological education in Africa.
Thanks to all who prayed for Elizabeth Coulibaly; she is well again.
Pray for pastors of the C&MA church in Côte d’Ivoire as they meet for their annual retreat this week in Bouake. Pray for safe travel, good health, spiritual refreshment, and protection for their families. Also, pray for Ron Julian as he shares about the C&MA’s North American mission work in Africa on Wednesday.
The second semester began at FATEAC last week. Pray for Ruth Julian and Jeter and Laura Livingston as they teach and interact with their students. Pray for a growing sense of community among faculty, staff, and students.
Pray for God’s blessing on Randy and Deanna Harrison in their speaking ministries during home assignment.
Pray for complete healing for a teen at Bongolo Hospital who is undergoing treatment for head trauma. Also, pray that God will provide needed medicine for the patient’s condition.
Praise God for seven boys who received Jesus as Savior during a recent Sunday school class.
Praise God for the many individuals and churches that donated funds to replace Bongolo Hospital’s electric transformer, which was destroyed in a fire. “What a beautiful thing to see the Body of Christ responding during this crisis,” an Alliance staffer writes. “God clearly has heard your prayers. The installation of the new transformer could not have gone more smoothly.” Also, the daily cost to run the generator came to about $600 a day rather than the estimated $1,000 per day. Thanks to all who prayed for this situation!
Pray for efficiency for Wendy Hofman in her administrative work at Bongolo Hospital’s eye clinic, including completing a grant application.
An Alliance couple requests prayer for a friend of theirs who was diagnosed with breast cancer; she also has several pelvic lumps. Pray for complete healing.
Pray for successful training of new nursing staff at the Hospital for Women and Children.
Praise God for seeds that were planted during village medical outreaches in recent months! Many people were prayed for, received Bibles, and asked spiritual questions during these events. Alliance staffers saw more than 1,000 people each day in medical consultations as well. Pray for lasting impact.
Pray for a smooth transition amid personnel changes on the Koutiala team, as several staffers are returning to their home countries.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will work in the hearts of Go Global Mali student who are participating in the “Seven Signs to God” study. Pray that they will continue to attend for the remaining six weeks of the class.
Pray that God will provide short-term teachers for Go Global Mali.
Recently, the Rahab Center retired a Malian woman who has been a live-in “mom” there for the past three years. There is a need for someone to replace her as well as for an administrator so the work can continue. Pray for God’s provision.
Pray for the McCabes and Renee Walker as they travel to a CAMA conference in Thailand, leaving the McCabes’ four children in the care of Keith and Krista Ellenberger. Pray for safe travel and good health for all involved during this time.
Praise the Lord for the good time of outreach in two villages last week by a medical team from Christ Community Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Pray for those who received physical and spiritual ministry during that time.
Republic of the Congo
Pray for good attendance at a Sunday school teacher training event on March 8.
ASIA AND PACIFIC
Pray for wisdom and direction for Jeff and Heather Williams as they transition from rural ministry to church planting in an urban context.
Barry and Patty Jordan request prayer for the Levinus Rumaseb Theological College in Papua’s Sentani area. Praise the Lord; this semester, students and professors are meeting before classes to pray each day. Pray for five ministry teams at the college as they prepare for summer outreaches in Papua. Also, pray for the logistics concerning construction of a dormitory.
Pray for God’s wisdom in choosing a pastor for Amazing Grace Church.
Pray for the young church plant near Bordeaux in Merignac as it launches the Alpha course this month. Pray that those who were invited will agree to attend and also come to faith in Christ. Also, pray for Todd and Terri Althaus as they lead this work.
Pray for Alliance churches as they seek the Lord for meeting places to rent or to buy. This is a positive sign, as God is growing His Church. Pray for the congregations in Limoges (led by Ray and Carol Simon), Merignac (led by Todd and Terri Althaus), and Leguevin (led by Brad and Tina Reynolds). Pray for increased faith, good stewardship, and effective outreach.
Pray for Alliance international churches in France as they reach out to the expatriate community as well as French people who are interested in improving their English. Pray specifically for Al and Carol Clason in Paris, Karl and Janet Emerson in Strasbourg, and Jan and Marie Coetzer (interim couple) in Toulouse as they lead these congregations.
Pray that the Church in France will experience revival. Also, pray for French Alliance churches as they meet together for their annual meeting on March 8. Pray that this will be an encouraging and motivating time of fellowship. Pray that revival will come to Alliance churches and that God will send out workers into His harvest field.
Pray that God will provide staff for two summer English camps.
Leah, the Careys’ daughter, continues to improve. “Praise God, and thanks again for all your prayers!” the Careys write.
Pray for preparations for a month-long evangelistic event by the Trio Mar del Plata, slated to begin on March 27 in Madrid. The group also will minister in Portugal and Italy. Pray for God’s anointing on all involved.
Pray for favor for Tim and Janice Greenfield’s visa renewal application; there have been some glitches in the process.
Pray for preparations for a barbeque outreach at a new church plant on Sunday, March 9, which will feature a brief time of worship and a special speaker. Pray that church members will invite their families and friends and that guests will be receptive to this event.
Bob and Joy Brougher, along with Forest Schell, will attend a regional leaders’ conference in Ft. Myers, Forida, March 15-23. Pray for a safe travel and a productive time of learning and sharing.
Thanks to all who prayed for 10-year-old Valentina, who underwent extensive dental work recently. She is progressing well, and a donor in the United States is covering the costs of the procedure and follow-up care. Praise God for His provision, and continue to pray for a full recovery.
Continue to pray for Erwin Sotomayor, a Chilean missionary serving in the Alliance church in Ciudad del Este. He has progressed more slowly than anticipated from eye surgery several months ago. He will undergo treatment this month again in hopes of more improvement. Pray that the procedure will be effective.
Continue to pray for preparations for a May 4 “Color Me Beautiful” seminar, an evangelistic tool that demonstrates the use of colors to accentuate outer beauty while introducing women to Jesus. Pray for Jo Kiel, a former worker to Brazil, who will present the seminar, and for Joy Brougher and Sarah Schell who are involved in the planning. Pray that this event will result in many contacts and opportunities to share Christ.
NORTH AND CENTRAL ASIA
Pray for several young children who attend church against their parents’ wishes. These youngsters are torn between their love for Christ and their obligation to obey their parents. Pray that their faith will continue to grow and that their unbelieving parents will open their hearts to the Lord.
Pray for short-term teams that will serve in Mongolia during March and June. Pray that their ministry will be empowered by the Holy Spirit and for lasting spiritual impact.
Pray for transitions taking place on the Mongolia team as several families are leaving the field permanently or for home assignment ministries.
Pray for God’s blessing on the biblical counseling training in Darhan and Ulaanbaatar.
Pray for preparations for a short-term dental team that will minister in April, especially for the provision of the dentists’ temporary licenses.
Pray for God’s direction in Field Leadership Team meetings, March 6 and 7. Also, pray for the annual team prayer retreat, March 7-9.
Pray for Dennis Maves as he prepares to transition field leadership responsibilities to Pieter Theron. Also, pray for Dennis as he meets with his eye doctor on March 24 in preparation for a cornea transplant in his left eye.
Please see the Urgent Prayer Requests concerning the situation in the Ukraine.
Pray for God’s blessing on the drug rehab center, which recently began a new program with eight men and one woman participating. Pray that they will find Christ as they seek freedom from their addictions. Also, pray for funding to finish construction of the new building.
Pray for the Inkerman church plant, which has developed from a small group to a fully active congregation. The church members recently chose to begin supporting their pastor and to create a budget; also, they are planning ministries for the upcoming year. Praise God for their growth, and pray for wisdom for their leaders.
Pray for the following District Conferences: Southern, March 17-19; Spanish Eastern, March 26-29; Alliance Northwest, March 31-April 2; MidAmerica, March 31-April 2; and Ohio Valley, March 31-April 2.
Pray for Mark and Michele Lynch and their family. Michele’s dad, Wayne, passed away recently. A memorial service is planned for March 22 in Seattle. Pray for God’s comfort and peace.
Pray for Craig Smith, who will undergo more medical procedures this week. Pray that these will help to relieve the pain in Craig’s left hip and leg.
Pray for Alliance leaders who will attend the Fresh Start BootCamp in Costa Mesa, California, March 18-19. Fresh Start is the process of investing the people and assets of declining churches to develop new congregations with the help of strong, healthy partner or parent churches under an effective coaching structure. Pray for good application of the material learned.
Pray for the launch of a home church on March 10 in Newark, Ohio.
The Central District will host a Church Planters Assessment, March 17-20. Pray for God’s wisdom and discernment for the assessors and for several couples who will be evaluated.
Pray for a Church Planter BootCamp in San Diego, California, March 26-28. Pray that attendees will come willing to learn and that they will be fully engaged in the teaching. Pray also for Todd Sovine, one of the presenters, who will be assisted by Josh Franks and Clint Bieri.
Eastern Pennsylvania District
Pray for Jason Cutter, the son of Rev. Stephen and Margaret Cutter (Fairlawn Community Church Cogan Station, Pennsylvania). While driving, Jason swerved to miss a large pothole and hit a patch of ice; his car flipped in the air. He spent five hours in surgery for a broken back, which has been fused. He also suffered a broken neck, collapsed lung, and extensive bruising. He will face a long road to recovery; pray for complete healing.
Pray for the Metropolitan District as it partners with Nyack College to train students for Christian service in the region upon graduation.
Spanish Eastern District
Pray for church multiplication initiatives in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania; these include five new Hispanic congregations. Pray for God’s blessing on these endeavors.
North Central District
Pray for God’s blessing on evangelistic outreaches by church plants and churches during Lent. Many have testimonies and baptisms planned on or around Easter Sunday.
Pray for the district’s global staffers who serve in countries where there has been political unrest and turmoil. Pray that God will use these situations to open the hearts of many people to His life-changing message.
Pray for Chris Teien, pastor of River Rock Church in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, who is on a short-term vision trip to Chile through March 17. Pray for good insights into ministry opportunities there and wisdom concerning a potential partnership.
Pray for two district churches as they develop their first multisite campuses. Riverside Church in Big Lake, Minnesota, is in the process of identifying and acquiring its campus location. Freshwater Church in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, has developed its site and is cultivating the campus pastor role.
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