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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G & R in Central Asia– Praise the Lord that one of their dear team members who was forced to go home last spring, due to visa issues, was able to return in January with a long-term visa! The students this member works with were very excited as they were praying for her return. Please pray over details surrounding the process to build a new school. There was opposition a few years ago and they had to work with the local government to obtain a building permit. They are a step closer to building, but there is more to be done.
India Outreach – (Director: Doug Lauer)Please pray that God would strengthen all the churches from the designated we focus on and sustain the pastors even if they are persecuted. Pray God would guide the Pastors Conference during early February when a Chapel team is there. This seminar will have Bible teaching and Worship music writing and recording during this next seminar. Pray that God will truly lead the many component parts of a complex conference like this one, along with the eternal impact of the teaching and fellowship with these dear brothers.
Cambodia Outreach – (Director: Amy Kolb) Please pray for the Chapel team going to visit our children and the homes of Cambodia February 5 -17. Pray they encourage our Cambodian friends with God‘s Word and notes from our Chapel sponsors. Pray for Savorn, the director of Asia’s Hope Cambodia, to continue to be in God’s Word, fueling him as he leads the house parents and staff to be praying, God-dependent followers of Jesus.
T & H in Georgia – Over this past year, H. has been part of the team releasing information on people groups in OM’s context in a prayer movement called “Momentum.” Praise God for many answers to prayer of breakthroughs in difficult areas. Continue praying for T. as an Area leader of Catalytic Ministries. These ministries assist OM fields in bringing the Gospel and establishing churches among the least-reached. Pray for Catalytic Ministries as they establish training hubs in east-Asia and Southern Africa to help equip leaders with strategic tools for reaching people in difficult areas with the long-term goal of establishing churches.
Yucatán Outreach – (Director: Todd Lewis) Pray that God would continue to strengthen the multiple churches that have been planted throughout the Yucatán. These churches face opposition from the culture and community at times. Please pray that God would guide The Chapel Medical STM team that will be serving in the Yucatan at the end of February. 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 God for refuge adults who are growing in Christ. Please continue to pray for our discipleship series with the children. Pray for summer program preparations. Ask God to open more doors to minister to the Congolese who are in our community.
Bill & Sally Dyck in South Carolina – They recently received word that a major supporter who will be unable to support them as they have been the past 3 years. This will put them at about 80% of the recommended financial support level. Pray with for them about how to respond to this news. Praise the Lord that we share the vision of the importance of Scripture as the foundation for our relationship with God. Bill & Sally are eager to continue their ministry of eliminating Bible poverty.
Mozambique Outreach – (Director: Michael Boso)Please pray for the 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 desire to minister for the glory of God. Pray that God would strengthen Pastor Benedito and the young leaders in the church. Pray that they would have wisdom to lead the church well to seek Christ in all they do as well as reaching out with HIS love in the villages.
International Outreach – (Director: Stephen Morris) Praise God for the provision of childcare workers in the ESL ministry. We now have a team of 6-8 people to serve on Wednesdays. Continue to pray for our Friday Night Dinner volunteer team while we seek to fill the Kitchen Coordinator role. We have made great connections with students so far and our team has come together well. Pray that students this semester would have a growing thirst to hear more about the Gospel and Jesus.
B & E in Asia – Pray for unity in the local church. Pray for the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health of their kids. Pray that they would build good and healthy relationships with friends. Pray for a patient at the medical clinic. She is a local Muslim patient who has panic attacks and a fear of the dark. She believes that a spirit is bothering her in her sleep. B & E talked with her about medical help for her panic attacks, but also prayed for her in Jesus’s name for freedom from this. Because local people think a lot about spiritual causes of things, they are quick to accept prayer. Please pray for this girl, that she would understand that the name of Jesus is powerful.
Chapel Urban Outreach – (Director: Lisa Marshall) Pray for after school programs starting this month as well as Mom’s Club Bible Study each week. Pray that this semester will be one that sees a lot of spiritual growth in all the participants and that we see new children and adults who would come to know Christ as their Savior.
Vietnam Outreach – We have helped equip & empower 25 Thai Nguyen church leaders and pastors, and they have equipped hundreds of cell group leaders who have reached out to 4 more new neighboring provinces: Cao-bang, Yen Bai, Hà Giang and Dien Bien in North Vietnam. Praise God for HIS faithfulness to lead these pastors and evangelists. Please pray that God would strengthen them and the 5 Love Homes in Thai Nguyen and guide us to establish more Love Homes in these Neighboring provinces.