May 17, 2017
India: Thank God that Carlisle Hanna’s visa was granted last week! As of this writing, he does not have it in hand. He wrote, “Please express my deepest thanks to all who have prayed for this need.” Ask God to give wisdom about when to return to India. Pray the injection he desperately needs to relieve his back pain will be approved by insurance and administered soon.
Mission Family: Pray for minimal post-surgical discomfort and a quick recovery for Rob Conley (Mission office) as he recuperates from ACL surgery last Friday, May 12. Pray for Victoria Little’s (Samburu people group) recuperation from her May 5 reconstructive knee surgery. Ask God to help her heal quickly. Pray therapy is productive and successful. Pray for Katie Speer’s (Japan) health. Since Analeigh’s April birth she’s dealt with multiple illnesses. Ask God to give her strength, peace, and grace. Anthony Edgmon injured his knee while playing basketball and will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus on May 26.
Spain: Youth from the Alpedrete congregation will sing, give a devotion, and encourage patients in a local nursing home today. Ask God to encourage the young people as they serve others. Pray nursing home patients and staff will see God’s love, mercy, and grace through the ministry of the youth.
France: Pray for Dennis and Carol Teague as they prepare to return to the States next Tuesday, May 23. Ask God to give them peace as they prepare for stateside assignment and safety as they travel. Pray for a fruitful stateside ministry.
Student Ministry: Pray for OAs Kaylin Ridgeway and Morgan Riffey as they serve with Tyler and Kellie Penn May 28-July 5. This week pray especially for members of E-TEAMs France (Gabrielle Boomer, IL; Hailey Boyer, MO; Jacob Coleman, KY; Bryan Houser, VA; Tyler Justice, NC; Whitney Moody, MS; Nicholas Plank, OK; Jessica Pointer, TN; McGwire Portell, IL; Elizabeth Yerby, AL; and team leaders Jerry and Barbara Gibbs, TN), Chicago (Kirstian Bruns, KS; Kenzi Butcher, KY; Gracelyn Coker, SC; Hanna Floyd, MS; Hannah Johnson, WV; Brendan Jorden, TN; Adison Koenig, OK; Grayson McCuin, AR; Caitlin Moncrief, AR; Courtney Moody, MS; Justin Skelton, AL; Kaylie Wilson, GA; and team leaders Shelby and Daniel Culwell, TN), and Kazakstan (Matthew Barnett, AR; Victoria Dunlap, NC: Jakob Luper, OK; Emma McIntosh, MO; Mary Grace Stevanus, TN; Morgan Weathers, TN; Truman White, TN; and team leaders David and Angie Outlaw, TN). Pray all the students will complete their fundraising quickly. Pray the Lord will prepare their hearts for ministry.
Cuba: Today, Wednesday, May 17, Ariadna Riesgo, Elizabeth Hodges, Judy Trail, Keila Delgado, and Judy Lytle travel to Cuba to host a women’s retreat. They expect 400 women (capacity for the seminary) to attend from all the provinces in Cuba. Six women from Panama will join them. Ask God to smooth their path through immigration and customs as they take in small gifts for the women. Pray the retreat will be a blessing and inspiration for all attending. The group returns on May 30.
Japan: Doug and Miriam Bishop return to Japan on May 25. Pray they can joyfully accomplish all they need to do these last two weeks in the States. They plan to pack their container tomorrow, May 18. Pray especially for Miriam and her pregnancy (due July 29). Ask God to keep both her and the baby healthy.
Partner Ministry: Pray for the Leadership Matters Course going on now in Ghana and ending May 20. Pray God will give the trainers clarity and good working relationships with one another. Pray participants will be encouraged, energized, and equipped for ministry.