prayer calendar

December 2018

The truth is all those who believe and trust in Jesus have been sent by God to be ambassadors for God’s Kingdom (John 20:21 & 2 Corinthians 5:20). Some of us are simply sent further to different countries of the world and they need supporters to help fulfill the call from God to be a minister of the Gospel of Christ into the world. Please join us in supporting our Local and Global Outreach ministries and missionaries through prayer.

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S & A in Africa –  Pray for S & A as they continue to grow in their Arabic language acquisition. Pray for wisdom and guidance as they look into education choices for their sons as their current school is not a primary school. Pray that local believers would have bigger dreams for what God can do in their city and country. Continue praying for opportunities to share about the Messiah and that there would be specific ladies interested in reading the Word with A.

Cambodia Outreach – (Director: Amy Kolb) Pray for the 4 homes we support as a church to grow stronger in Christ’s love and truth. Please pray that God would give the home parents wisdom and guidance the minister to all the children in their home. Pray that many Chapel sponsors would write their Cambodia child and be encouraged as they engage in this global outreach ministry.

Yucatan Outreach – (Director: Todd Lewis) Please pray that God would strengthen the multiple churches that have been planted throughout the Yucatan. These churches face opposition from the culture and community at times – feelings that their faith is too different from their traditions and practices (influenced by the Catholic church & Mayan traditions). Also, pray that God would provide and guide Mission House (our partners) to develop a piece of land that was recently purchased in the Village of Thiliop where we hope to build a church, sports activity center, training center, and housing for future STM teams.


Nancy Ware – Refugees in North Akron: Praise for the outpouring of generosity and for a blessed refugee Christmas program. Pray that these gifts would remind families of the true gift of Jesus and continue to pray that God would draw the parents to Himself. Pray specifically for one of the refugee dads as he deals with emotional issues. Please also pray for the children’s Bible study groups as they start a new discipleship study. We continue to pray for our volunteer driving team to be completed.

International Outreach – (Director: Stephen Morris) Pray that the relationships made in the Fall will continue and grow deeper in the Spring semester. Pray that the Lord would open up opportunities to share the truth of the gospel with students. Praise the Lord for providing two new volunteers for our ESL childcare ministry! Such a blessing to see the Lord providing!


Mozambique Outreach – (Director: Michael Boso) Please pray for right teams to be formed for the upcoming June and July 2019 STM trips. Pray for them to be filled with dedicated individuals who seek to serve the new Macalawane church and those that they minister to the glory of Jesus. Pray God would strengthen Pastor Benedito and the young leaders in the church to have wisdom to lead the church well to seek Christ in all they do.

Pastor Minh Dang in Akron: Please pray for good health and protection as he often travels to Vietnam. Pray for guidance and wisdom as he works with many different Christian partners there. Please pray for the churches to keep strong in their evangelism, faithfully sharing the Gospel to those that do not know Jesus Christ. Lift up prayers for his wife Xuan-Hien as she leads the Women Ministries of the Vietnamese Church in Akron.


Stephen & Carolyn Crockett in Asia Pacific: Please pray for more faithful Moi men to lead the body of Christ in their village. Two Moi men, Bubabo and Mbameyodeo, are attending seminary/missions training off island and will be coming back to do an internship among the Moi believers. Pray for hearts of humility and willingness to learn. Pray for the goal of reaching 100% literacy amongst the Moi, and for perseverance as they serve. Pray for the completion of the Bible translation and that they all would see a mature body of believers.  Pray for Stephen & Carolyn’s daughter as she studies for her Nclex (national test for nursing).

India Outreach – (Director: Doug Lauer) Pray for all of our sponsored pastors, their families and churches in India. Pray for the next STM Team to serve of the end of January for a Pastors’ training conference. We will have traditional Bible teaching and Worship music writing and recording during this next training time for the pastors from our designated state, January 26th through February 8th. Pray that God will truly lead the many component parts of a very complex conference like this next one. Pray that all the participants will be greatly encouraged during this week-long seminar. All honor and praise to our Lord for making all of this possible. 

Chapel Urban Outreach – (Director: Lisa Marshall) Pray for the planning taking place for the ministry taking place at Leggett, McEbright, and Glover schools this semester. Also, pray for Summer outreach planning for 2019. Two college students have stepped up to teach a group of first graders, freeing up time for Lisa to teach at another school.

Vietnam Outreach: Please pray that the 5 Love Homes we have helped establish in the Highland areas of Thai Nguyen, North Vietnam, would be strengthened and grow into full church plants – their hope is in 2 years they would be full church plants.  Pray that God would give the Love Home leaders wisdom and empower them to reach out to other ethnic people groups that are hard to reach like the Tay people; who have less then 1% who are believers in Christ.  Also, pray that the gifts of rice given through our special Generosity Project at the Akron Campus and WOW (Women for Oppressed Women) will further allow these leaders to reach out to their community.