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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J & S in Asia – Pray for their adult children. Pray for their son D. to have steady work and to return to the Lord. Pray for their daughter L. as she travels a lot. Pray for clarity in writing as J. has papers due and is working on his dissertation. Pray for S. to have wisdom on how to best help her mom who turns 90 in May. Praise the Lord for His provisions and for their support. They are doing a lot of traveling and have educational expenses.
India Outreach – (Director: Doug Lauer) Please pray for God’s wisdom and strength for the pastors in our designated state in India and that He will meet the needs of each and every one of them. Pray for the completion of a Teacher Training STM Team to help the teachers from the schools we have helped to start there. Pray that God takes care of the many details for a conference like this one.
Cambodia Outreach – (Director: Amy Kolb) Please pray for two Chapel teams going in June and also July/August to visit with our children and the homes we sponsor in Cambodia. Pray for the preparation of the teams and that we would find creative genuine ways to encourage the children/home parents/staff in their faith in Jesus. Pray we all continue to be rooted in God’s Word. And continue to pray that God would draw near to each child in the 4 homes we support of PE 1, BB 6, BB 11, and BB 12.
Denise Rasicci in Japan – In May we will be starting a new discipleship class in church. It is for the young people. We have a few Japanese and Americans who come. Pray that the young people will grow in their love for Jesus and for one another too.
Chapel Urban Outreach – (Director: Lisa Marshall) Pray for the Bible Clubs at Leggett and Glover schools. We’ve had four students make first time decisions for Christ! Pray that the truths that they have learned will be seeds planted in their homes and their families. Also please pray for planning and preparation for Superhero City Community VBS happening at the Chapel, June 10-14, and for the four weeks of Camp Learn-A-Lot at Leggett School following VBS.
International Outreach – (Director: Stephen Morris) Once again, we praise the Lord for the group of students God has continued to bring through our doors for FNDs and ESL classes. Many volunteers are meeting with students outside of general events. Pray for those relationships and opportunities to speak truth into the lives of students, and their families. Pray for opportunities to share God’s Word with students.
Craig & Carol Lynn Rucin in Poland – Please pray for their outreach ministry in Kolbuszowa. A gospel choir has been formed to make contacts into the community, and an upcoming concert will give an opportunity to preach the gospel. Pray that the contacts being made will help form a new church where there is none. Pray for the youth outreach ministry Fusion. Pray that the members and other unbelieving youth would come to English Camp this summer where the gospel can be shared with them. Pray for the upcoming sermon series on cultural and sexual issues confronting the church. Pray for wisdom in preparation and that those who hear the messages will be open to what the Bible teaches.
Mozambique Outreach – (Director: Michael Boso) Pastor Benedito has recently been diagnosed with malaria. Praise the Lord that the medicine is working, and he is feeling better. Praise Jesus that teams are starting to be formed for June & July 2019 STM trips. Please continue to pray for completion of the teams and for their commitment to go to prepare well and Mozambique to be drawn by God’s Spirit of revival. The church plans to inaugurate and open the new church building in Macalawane when the STM trip team comes this summer. Join together with Pastor Benedito in prayer because He is already praying for outreach opportunities in three separate towns!
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). 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. There is great potential in this village of over 3000 people where we can reach out with God’s love and truth!
Tim & Judi Walton in Ohio – Please pray for international believers to grow in their faith and become witnesses to their fellow country men and women. Pray for two short term Bridges International teams going to the Middle East soon. Pray for fruitful ministry. Pray for international students at the U of Akron to understand the gospel message and respond in faith.
Nancy Ware – Refugees in North Akron – Pray for the upcoming refugee summer school. Our first volunteer meeting is April 23. Pray for several families who are going through difficult times. May those families rest in God’s loving arms as they deal with these difficulties. Praise for those who are helping drive kids to church. Ask God for 8 more adult volunteers.
Vietnam Outreach – Our Partners, Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECV) are so grateful to God for everything The Chapel has done to support and pray for them. Continue to pray that God would empower 25 church leaders and pastors to reached out to those in tribal villages in the province of Thai Nguyen and in 4 new neighboring provinces: Cao-bang, Yen Bai, Hà Giang and Dien Bien in North Vietnam. Pray that God would strengthen the 5 Love Homes in Thai Nguyen and guide us to establish more Love Home in these neighboring provinces.