February 15, 2017
Samburu: Pray for rain for the Samburu. The river is completely dry. Pray for wisdom, guidance, and strength as the Simmons deal with the extreme drought, survey for wells, install solar panels, and set up house. Ask God to provide opportunities to encourage Christians and share the gospel with unbelievers in the midst of all the busyness.
Uruguay: Pray for Pastor Julio and four others as they travel from the border to Montevideo to do a three-day VBS/children’s outreach at the Malvin FWB Church. Ask God to reenergize this congregation and to provide them with a new pastor.
India: Brother Carlisle Hanna still has not heard from the Indian Embassy concerning his visa. Ask God to provide favor as the paperwork is processed. Pray for the economic situation in India. Ask God to provide the physical and spiritual needs of pastors and evangelists. Pray funds will be released so people will have food to eat. Also, pray God will meet every need of Brother Carlisle’s sister who has been in ICU for more than a week.
Cuba: Cuban Free Will Baptists will hold their 75th national convention February 24-26. Ask God to bless this meeting and to give the planners wisdom as they deal with logistics and details. Praise God, those invited to attend from the States received their visas. Pray for Steve Lytle, Kenneth and Rejane Eagleton, and Clint Morgan as they leave February 21 for the convention.
Globally: Pray for pastors and leaders around the world to maintain godly lives. Ask Him to help them resist temptation and be diligent in their study of the Word. Pray for good interpersonal relationships with their families, other Christians, and those outside the faith.
Mission Family: Continue to pray for the family of former missionary to Brazil Jim Combs who was released from the pain of pancreatic cancer on February 7. Ask God to provide peace and comfort to his wife Shirley, children, and extended family members as they celebrate his residence in Heaven and mourn their loss.
Partners: Pray for Jeff Turnbough and all those participating in the trainer formation course in El Salvador right now. Ask God to provide safety, clarity, and wisdom as they prepare to provide the second LMC course in Spanish.
Bulgaria: Thank God for all who attended a Valentine’s party at Varna’s New Life FWB Church. Praise Him for the leadership role Georgi played. Ask God to use the truths shared about God’s love to draw non-believers to Himself.
France: Praise God, around 120 students attended the international fellowship dinner at the Nantes FWB church. Students represented 30 countries including Morocco, Kazakhstan, China, and India. Several students indicated interest in the Friday night discussion groups. Pray nothing will prevent them from attending. Pray hearts will be open to truth as they begin exploring what Easter means to Christians.