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August 26, 2020
Jonathan & Amy Postlewaite – Last Sunday some of the people from our church in Pleven were able to travel to Svishtov to visit the church there. We praise God for the spirit of unity that exists among our churches! Please pray that all of the Christians in Bulgaria will be able to stand together to see the gospel spread among the many unsaved people in the country.
David & Mimi Reeves – Please pray for the American visa process to reopen so we can get Mimi’s visa and be closer to returning to France. We are also waiting for Jade’s passport to come in the mail. Pray for us as we raise support that we might be fully funded so we can go back to France by the end of the year. Please also pray for Mimi, she has a very unpleasant rash under her eyes.
Jacob (THP) – Pray the French Embassy in Atlanta will reopen so I can get my visa.
Brother Carlisle Hanna – Please pray for me as I fly to Delhi on August 29th and out before midnight on the flight to Newark and on to Charleston, SC. I trust Him as I have for all of my life as I travel. Pray for a new church that was dedicated this past weekend, Dawn FWB Church. It was a lovely service. Pray for pastor Stanley, who is in South India. He is a Free Will Baptist mission representative and wanted to come to visit with his father (our senior pastor in South India), but the state would not permit them to travel out of state so I am not able to see them again. Pray for those continuing in ministry here in India as I leave.
Kenneth Eagleton – Please pray for the political situation in Ivory Coast. Presidential elections are scheduled for October 15th. There is widespread discontent over the president’s recent decision to run for a third term. Riots have erupted in several cities and towns and several have died in a confrontation with the police. The National Association, which was scheduled to be held this week, has been postponed until things settle down (probably until after the elections). Ivory Coast has had a history of violence during the election period in the last couple of decades. Please pray for peace.
Daniel & Kate Speer – Pray for Audrey as she resumes Japanese school after the break. Pray for the new contacts that we are making in our community, and especially one lady who came to church this past Sunday. Pray for Kate, for a continued healthy pregnancy. Pray for a continued good transition at Kamifukuoka church as we begin serving alongside the Carney family while the Baileys return to the U.S. on Stateside Assignment.
Donnie & Ruth McDonald – Pray for the Japan missionaries as we meet (virtually) for our annual Field Council meeting September 1-4. Pray for God’s wisdom and direction as we make decisions, and for encouragement for all.
Rusty & Brenda Carney – Pray for Kelton and Katherine as they have started back to Japanese kindergarten this week. They both seem to be adjusting well after a long break. Pray they learn more and more Japanese every day! Also, thank you for praying for Grace—her first few days of school have gone well. We continue to pray for good friends for her this school year.
Nathan & Linda Snow – We are planning special activities with my English class families. Please pray for good, safe experiences and for chances to share about the Lord in meaningful ways.
Ken & Judy Bailey – We are thankful for two meetings last week with families from the Mommy and Me Classes, and also one of the women from the Iriso Church English/Bible group, all unsaved. One of the Friday Mommy and Me Class members attended KCC last week with her son. She has attended worship service multiple times in the past few years and continues to show an interest. Please pray for her salvation. Some people in our apartment building have recently heard that we will be moving out in a few weeks and have approached us to ask about our plans. A few have said they want us to be their neighbors again! We were the first foreigners to rent in this building, and some have mentioned they have enjoyed our “friendliness” to everyone. Please keep praying that the Holy Spirit will move in the hearts of the Japanese. We are blessed to have these opportunities to share the love of Christ in Japan!
Annabelle Ellis – Please continue to pray for my CIT status. I’m still on the waiting list for CIT in October and November, and although I haven’t heard anything otherwise, I’m continuing to ask the Lord to open a spot for me if it would be in accordance with His will and timing. Please continue to pray for this with me.
Eddy & Amanda Simmons – Pray for the upcoming birth of our third grandchild in early Sept. Pray for our son and daughter-in-law, Seth and Rachel as the due date approaches. Pray for the men who are being trained as possible future church leaders. Pray for rain to continue in Sesia.
Anthony & Lea Edgmon – Thank you for your prayers for our congregation in Alpedrete. Summer in Europe makes it difficult to get things done, and there are still several things that need to be worked out as we look at how the church will continue to minister this fall with COVID restrictions. Our meeting place needs internet and this has been held up. Please pray for local leaders as they make decisions.
Jaimie & Tammy Lancaster – Pray for the Bible Institute and its students in Uruguay. Pray for Steve Torrison and me as we travel to Melo and meet to invite national participation in the leadership and vision of the Institute. Pray for Uruguayans to adopt an outward-focused vision.
Pray for our expecting missionary families: Daniel and Kate Speer (Japan) and Austin and Lauren Biggs (IM Family). Ask God to give each mom good health and wisdom. Pray the babies will grow and mature as expected.
Please pray for our missionaries as they continue to seek prayer and financial support.
Pray for former missionaries struggling with a variety of health problems:
Bobby and Sue Aycock (Brazil), Florine Coscia (Brazil), Ledgel and Sharon Ferguson (Ivory Coast and France), Glenda Fulcher (Uruguay and Panama), Mirial Gainer (Japan), Joe Haas (France), Sherwood and Vada Lee (Ivory Coast), Jerry Pinkerton (Côte d’Ivoire), Lloyd Plunkett (Côte d’Ivoire), Amy Robinson (Uruguay), Tom Willey, Jr. (Cuba & Panama), Patsy VanHook (France), and Don Robirds (Brazil, IM office).