August 23, 2017
International Students: Pray for Tyler and Kellie Penn as they prepare for Quad Day, August 27, on the University of Illinois campus. Pray many international students will stop and talk with them, then follow through and become involved in the English Corner activities. Praise Him for the 15 international students who participated in a Book study over the summer months.
Japan: Pray for Audrey Speer and her family. This morning’s blood test revealed elevated white blood cell and CRP levels. She also had a slight fever. Daniel and Katie decided to move their return date to this Friday, August 25. Pray, if God wills, Audrey’s symptoms will indicate a slight cold rather than more serious infection. Ask God to give them all strength, grace, and wisdom.
Bulgaria: Pray for Tim and Lydia Awtrey and their son Alex as they leave to return to ministry in Svishtov, Bulgaria, on August 24. Yanna remains stateside as a freshman at Welch College. Ask God to give the family strength and peace. Pray for continued healing for Tim’s arm as he recovers from rotator cuff surgery.
France: Dennis Teague and Joel Teague baptized two young men on Sunday, August 20, in France. Praise God for Jered and Maxime’s faith. Pray they will stand firm and God will use them to bring others to Him.
India: Pray for Pastor Chandra in India who is suffering from pain and soreness after a motorcycle accident. Thank God he has no broken bones. Pray he will soon return to his heavy workload.
The Hanna Project: Shane and Joy returned to southern France on Monday, August 21. Ask God to give them wisdom and fruit for their labor as they serve the immigrant population.
Côte d’Ivoire: The National Association of Free Will Baptist Churches of Côte d’Ivoire is in session (August 21-25, 2017) in Bondoukou. Pray for Robert Bryan, missionary to France and former missionary in Ivory Coast, as he brings six messages on the “Church as Family” during the course of the five-day meeting. Pray for Robert and Judy as they travel in the country, adjust to the climate, and rejoice over the growth of the church. Director of Field PartnershipsDr. Kenneth Eagleton departed August 18 to attend the conference and participate in other meetings. Pray the business sessions will bring honor and glory to God.
Kenya: Praise God, immigration officials granted the work permits necessary for Eddy and Amanda Simmons to remain in Kenya! Pray the well-drilling team, to begin work again soon, will be successful as they drill two more holes. Pray the existing well will pass tests affirming suitability for human consumption. Ask God to provide the rest of the funds necessary for another food distribution in mid-September.
Europe: Pray for missionaries in France, Spain, and Bulgaria as they gather for a retreat sponsored by Kirby Free Will Baptist Church in Michigan. Pray for those traveling from the United States and around Europe this weekend. Ask God to bless their time together and pray they will leave the retreat refreshed and encouraged.
Mission family ongoing requests:
Pray for Tom McCullough’s family as they adjust to life without him. Pray especially for his son Ian.
Ask God to continue to heal former missionary to Côte d’Ivoire, Carol Pinkerton, as she recovers from back surgery. Pray for complete relief from pain.
Allison, two-year intern to France, is recovering from gall bladder surgery last week. Pray also for her as she teaches and completes her masters in Teaching English as a Second Language.
Brother Carlisle Hanna is once again dealing with severe back pain. Ask God to intervene as He sees fit.
Pray for Vada Lee, former missionary to Côte d’Ivoire, as she cares for her mother, Pauline Wilson, and seeks to find suitable solutions to her needs. Vada’s mom lives in Arkansas while Vada’s home is in South Carolina. Sherwood and Vada would like Mrs. Wilson to move in with them. Ask God to give wisdom.