March 14, 2018
India: Praise God for a safe, encouraging annual conference in India. According to Brother Carlisle Hanna, 49 people followed the Lord in baptism. Pray for all those returning to their homes, daily responding to the conference theme verse—“Call upon me in the day of trouble. I will deliver thee.” Ask God to help our Indian brothers and sisters to persevere in faithfulness to the One who sustains them as they often face persecution. Pray for Brother Carlisle to have the strength for each day and wisdom as he counsels pastors and leaders.
Student Missions: Pray God will supply all the needs of E-TEAM and CMP students as they raise funds for summer cross-cultural ministry. Ask God to work in their hearts to prepare them to serve. Pray for missionaries and host country leaders as they prepare and plan. Ask God to guide and give wisdom to the stateside mobilization team: Sam McVay, Jen Thomsen, and Hanna Mott.
Panama: Pray for Lázaro and Ariadna as they teach at the Chame seminary in Panama for another week and a half. Lázaro is teaching apologetics classes; Ari is training in CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship). After daily classes during the week, they visit churches around the country each weekend. Ask God to bless their ministry as they teach, travel, and encourage and strengthen believers.
Bulgaria: Pray for the Bulgarian women’s retreat scheduled for this weekend, March 16-18, in Svishtov. As women gather from not only Svishtov, but also Pleven and Varna, ask God to give them a sense of unity in Him. Pray the women will be encouraged, refreshed, and strengthened.
Student Missions: A 10-member CMP team from Randall University departs today, March 14, for 10 days of ministry in France. Ask God to grant safety as they travel. Pray for opportunities to encourage French Christians and missionaries as well as broaden their outreach base.
Cuba: Dr. Katiuska (approved by the Cuban Church to go, along with her family, to work in the hospital in Ivory Coast) had her request for permission to leave the country denied. She will restart the process. Pray for them not to get discouraged and for a change of heart in the powers that be.
India: Continue to pray for Pastor Evan Guha and his wife Binita. Brother Carlisle said they departed on March 10 for Vellore Christian Medical College and Hospital in South India for evaluation. Binita still cannot walk and speaks in a light whisper. Her feeding tube has been removed and she is taking some soft foods, but can do nothing for herself. Pray for strength for both Evan and Binita. Ask God to give wisdom, guidance, and grace. Pray for Evan’s mother and sister as they care for the couple’s newborn.
Partners: Pray for the Leadership Matters Course taking place in Germany through March 24. Pray for Jeff and Susan Turnbough as they lead the course and ITA. Pray the 30 leaders working in 19 nations receiving training will return home with new tools and reinvigorated for ministry. Pray for Sam McVay and Kristi Johnson as they serve as members of the training team.
Cuba: Pray for the California Mission Church (Havana), which meets in Ramón and Marguerita’s home. They need to rent/buy another house in the neighborhood to serve as a house-church because they have outgrown their space.
France: Pray for Robert and Judy Bryan as they prepare to leave France on April 30. Pray for the seven men and three women for whose salvation they (and many of us) have prayed for years. Ask God to move in miraculous ways to break down barriers to the gospel and bring these individuals to a saving knowledge of Christ in the next month.