God hears our prayers and is moved to accomplish His will and ways in and through His people. We have His promise that the fervent prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much. (James 5:16-18) Please join us in supporting our Local and Global Outreach ministries and missionaries through prayer.
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Cambodia Outreach – (Director, Amy Kolb) Please pray for The Chapel team of 13 people going to Cambodia June 5-19. Pray that God would be in the details of what thoughtful, Jesus-centered gifts they bring. Pray that sponsors would write encouraging letters to their child. Pray for the house parents and staff of the 4 homes we support with Asia’s Hope Cambodia as they daily care for the children’s needs and point them to Jesus.
Chapel Urban Outreach – (Director: Lisa Marshall) Pray for Camp Learn-A-Lot this summer and for the volunteers who will be running the two-week camp June 18-22 and June 25-29 at Leggett Elementary School (prayer cards with specific requests are available at the Akron Outreach Kiosk). We have our first training of volunteers on May 2nd. Pray also for the children who will be attending that their hearts would be open to the gospel and for good interaction with parents who bring their kids to camp.
International Outreach – (Director: Stephen Morris) Please pray that God would strengthen the volunteers to continue to reach out to internationals in Akron even at the end of a University semester. Pray for the Lord to watch over internationals as they travel throughout the summer, and as they come back to the area, pray that we can continue to keep the relationships we have built with students going strong.
Mozambique Outreach – (Director: Michael Boso) Pray for our work in the village of Macalawane as Pastor Benedito is preparing to establish a physical church building this year. Pray that as the building goes up that it would be used for God’s glory and renown to be shown greater in the lives of His people in that village. Praise the Lord for the land that has been purchased and the progress that has been made. Pray that the Lord would assemble the short-term mission team He wants to make the trip in July 2018.
Refugees in North Akron – (Nancy Ware) Pray that God would provide volunteers and passenger vans/bus so 35+ children and teens can continue to come to our church. We have many children wanting to come, but not enough volunteers to bring them. Pray for the children Ta, Su, and Ker that they may believe and trust Jesus Christ as Lord of their life.
B & T serving in Asia Pacific – Praise the Lord that B & T are entering their 19th year in mission aviation with 14+ serving in Papua, Indonesia. Pray for continued success of a pilot training program for Indonesian nationals. Three pilots have already completed their training and are currently serving the Papuan people and two more are currently in training. Pray for recent unrest in Papua which affects their ability to fly and serve the people.
J & Mserving in Asia – Pray for continued good health for J & M. Pray for protection for them as persecution is on the rise in India and J’s public profile is growing. Pray that God would hedge them in with protection and maintain an atmosphere of safety for their whole family. Pray for wisdom for J as he and his Council of Bishops work on structuring the dioceses of the Good Shepherd Church of India. Pray for excellent leadership for the regions and that J would lead in a visionary and practical way.
India Outreach – (Director: Doug Lauer) Pray that several of our Chapel members will be led to be a part of the next Pastors’ Conference in early September of this year. Pray that two church buildings currently under construction will be completed very soon despite serious opposition. Pray for all the pastors, their families and churches in our designated state who minister despite increasing persecution of our Lord’s church there. Pray for the senior leadership of the church movement there, protecting them from people who would like to harm them and end the ministry.
Dr. Beryl serving in India – Pray for funding for the hospital where she works. They need another $250,000 US urgently to complete construction. Her twins are teething so nights are rough. Please pray for good sleep!
Lucky & Sonnet Mnisi serving in Mozambique – Please pray that God would fill them with His love and guide them as they lead their church in Chokwe, Mozambique. Also, please pray that God would strengthen them to reach out into their community sharing the Gospel of Christ with boldness. Pray that God would give them wisdom as many times they are called upon to help struggling churches in the area. And pray that God would lead them to know how best to participate in the upcoming Chapel Short-term Missions Trip in mid-July 2018.
Vietnam Outreach – (Director: Todd Schreiner) Please pray that God would strengthen and lead the church leaders and pastors who we support in the Thai Nguyen Province, North Vietnam. Recently they had a training and equipping seminar to help strengthen their churches. Please pray that God would give them wisdom and guidance to disciple the believers and reach out to their village communities sharing the Gospel of Christ. Also, pray for the 5 Love Homes (Bible Fellowships) that God would deepen faith and move these Love Homes to full church plants.
Yucatán Outreach – (Director: Todd Lewis) Praise God for a new water well that was built in the city of San Francisco. Pray for the continued use and blessing that this will offer the village. The women going to Yucatán Green Family STM trip June 2-9 are planning to do some special Bible Studies with the women and honoring them with some gifts. Pray that the Lord would continue to build connections into the women’s lives.