prayer calendar

october 2018

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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Chapel Urban Outreach – (Director: Lisa Marshall) Pray for the Good News Club at Glover and Leggett, the Leggett After school program, the Mom’s Club, and Trunk or Treat in the Glover neighborhood. All of these are taking place this month.  Pray for new connections, new volunteers, and new believers as we dive right in to Urban Ministries this month!

Denise Rasicci in Japan – Praise the Lord that the surgery she had to remove the cancer went smooth and that recovery is going well. While still not being back to 100% yet, she has been thanking God for how He has provided for her thorough this process. Her next doctor’s appointment is Oct. 5th. There will be a CT scan and blood tests to see how things are going. Pray for a woman Denise is discipling named Kaoru. The company she works for is going to be sold, so she will be out of a job. Pray for her future and decisions that she needs to make.

Yucatán Outreach – (Director: Todd Lewis) Please pray that God would strengthen and lead our partners, Mission House. Pray for the 8 churches in villages throughout the Yucatan peninsula. And pray that God would continue to help us grow the ministry and outreach to the Mayan people in the current villages we have churches and looking further to expand the vision to reach more with the Gospel of Christ.


Stephen and Carolyn Crockett in Asia Pacific – Pray for the outreach to the village of Maayoo (a two-day’s hike away) that is well under way. The team are about 20 lessons into the Creation to Christ story, just finishing up the story of Cain and Abel. Pray for these Bible teachers living so far away from their homes and teaching twice a day. It will be exhausting but we’re praying for good and encouraging fruit from their labor. Stephen is finishing a rough draft of John. Pray for wisdom as he disciples the Bible teachers and leaders in the church here. Pray for Carolyn as she is translating Timothy Bible lessons as well as prepping for the next literacy class. She is also training the Moi women how to teach other women God’s Word.

Mozambique Outreach – (Director: Michael Boso) Pray for Pastor Benedito (who leads the new church plant in the village of Macalawane) as he reaches the community with the gospel message. Pray that God would strengthen him to use him in mighty ways. Pray for the completion of the new training center and church building of Macalawane. Pray that the disciples will find comfort in the scriptures and believe. Please continue to pray for Shelise Boso for her complete healing.

Nancy Ware – Refugees in North Akron – Please pray and ask God to draw the hearts of refugee parents and kids to Himself. Praise the Lord for the boys who have committed their lives to Christ. Pray that they may they grow deeper in their knowledge and understanding of Him.


Craig and Carol Lynn Rucin in Poland – Pray for the start of their fall ministries. Please pray for wisdom in the next steps for church planting in Kolbuszowa and Leżajsk! Craig and Carol will be leading a meeting for church members who may be interested in starting a new youth outreach club called Fusion. Pray for strength and sanity!

Cambodia Outreach – (Director: Amy Kolb) Praise God for His equipping the children through education, not only learning The Bible in the Asia’s Hope home but also being able to go to school. Our students nearing the end of high school have passed exams! Pray that each child would lean on God to direct their paths for what they study and how to be most used in His kingdom.

International Outreach – (Director: Stephen Morris) Praise the Lord for a great start to the Fall semester with students! Great connections have already begun during Friday Night Dinners and over 60 adults from 20 countries have signed up for ESL classes here at the church. Pray that God would soften the hearts of some who are against the Gospel and that He would embolden those with questions to ask and seek truth. There is a need for more childcare workers on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Pray that that need will be filled.


Brian & Elizabeth in Central Asia Please pray for a Word study that Brian is about to lead for their clinic staff in. They have been going chronologically through the Word with this group since the Spring. Ask that God would work greatly and that the stones would not have to cry out, but these dear co-workers would themselves cry out in praise to our Savior as they see and receive Him! Also, pray for the family in the time leading up to November 12th and for Elizabeth in traveling to Hungary during the week just before Nov. 12th. She needs to attend an educational therapy course to help her teach one of their children who has learning challenges.

Vietnam Outreach – Please pray that the 5 Love Homes we have helped establish in the Highland areas of Thai Nguyen, North Vietnam, would be strengthen 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. Just recently one Love Home was able to start a new group (Bible Fellowship) and was shut down by local authorities. Pray that God would help the believers (and those seeking) not to be fearful to meet and to be steadfast in their belief in Jesus Christ.

India Outreach – (Director: Doug Lauer) Please pray that God would help and guide our Indian pastors we support to continue being faithful ministers as they return to their churches following the recently concluded Pastors’ Conference led by our Chapel STM Team. Pray for all the details and lesson preparations for a small team that will be leading a Teacher Training Conference during the first week in November 2018 in India. Please pray that God would raise up more Chapel members to go and be a part of the Outreach sessions in India in 2019.