November 17, 2017
Mission Family: Mary Ellen Griffin, mother of former missionary to Japan Debbie Griffin, entered her Savior’s presence on Sunday, November 12. The funeral is today (November 15) at Bellview Free Will Baptist Church in Colquitt, Georgia. Pray for Debbie, her brothers, and the rest of the family.
Panama: Praise God for the baptism of two teenage girls at the Good News FWB Church in Chitré, Panama. Pray for Pastor Cirilo Mendoza as he leads this congregation.
France: Praise God for the salvation of Manuella, a woman who recently began attending the St. Sébastien church. Ask God to give Robert Bryan and Jean-Michel wisdom as they disciple her.
Bulgaria: Jonathan and Amy will host their second gathering on November 26. Pray people will understand the love of God the Father as they explore the theme of family. Pray for good attendance from the many groups with whom they interact on a weekly basis. Pray the three friends who have recently received Bibles will read them, ask questions where needed, and come to faith in Christ.
Spain: Ask God to provide a larger worship space at an affordable price for the Esperanza FWB Church in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Pray their current property will sell at a good price. Praise God that they have outgrown their space. Ask God to give wisdom to Pastor José Manuel Parrón, Neil and Mandi Morgan, and the rest of the congregation. Pray for the Morgans as they prepare to return to the States in December to raise funds.
Japan: Pray for Judy Bailey and her opportunity to teach weekly English lessons to a young mother. The family will move to Los Angeles, California, in March due to a job transfer. Pray, as Judy teaches English, the young woman will recognize her need of Christ.
Partner Ministry: Pray for all those teaching overseas. Ask God to give them many opportunities throughout the holiday season to build relationships and share truth. Pray for God to give them peace and comfort as they miss family gatherings in the States.
Cuba: Pray the Cuban government will grant the documents Dr. Katiuska’s family needs to leave Cuba and serve in Côte d’Ivoire. The doctor would be a tremendous asset to the Doropo Hospital.
Globally: Pray for those involved in preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas events over the next few weeks. Ask God to give strength, grace, and wisdom to each participant regardless of their role. Pray many lives will be impacted by the gospel for the first time.
Partner Ministry: The last Leadership Matters Course of 2017 will conclude in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, November 18. Pray participants will benefit greatly from the two-week training program. Pray for Jeff and Susana Turnbough as they lead ITA.
Brazil: Pray for Kenneth and Rejane as they prepare to return to Campinas, Brazil, on December 1. Ask God to give them stamina and wisdom as they complete their stateside assignment with meetings, church services, and packing. Pray for strength and good health.