Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Rwanda: Recently the Rwanda FM General Conference reelected Bishop Samuel Kayinamura to continue his leadership of the church. Bishop Samuel has served in this role since 2004. Pray for the more than 600 churches with more than 116,000 members to reflect God’s love in their nation. FM work opened in Rwanda in 1942.
Kenya / Malawi: Lift Bishop David Kendall and his wife, Lavonne, as they minister in Kenya and Malawi through mid-August. Superintendent of the Southern Michigan Conference Bruce Rhodes will travel with them. Bishop Kendall indicates this is a strategic time for all three Malawian conferences as superintendent elections will take place. He writes, “Pray for smooth processing, rich and helpful teaching and resourcing, and the moving of the Holy Spirit.”
Asia: Pray for those attending the Young Leaders’ Mission Congress that begins one week from today in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Pray for safety and protection as participants travel from several Asian countries to attend. Pray for the speakers and presenters, and that new leaders and missionaries will be identified and called out to future service for the FMC. This congress is sponsored by APFMMA (Asia Pacific FM Missions Association) and is scheduled for August 2 to 8.
Bulgaria: Pray for plans related to the church plant projects. The goal is to plant five new churches beginning in March. Pray for God’s blessing to surround these efforts.
Mexico: Pray for the VBS to be held Thurs., July 28, through Sat., July 30, at the Luz y Vida (Light and Life) FMC in Nogales. Leaders are expecting 100 or more children, but space is very limited – one room indoors and part of a parking lot outdoors – for all of the activities. Pray God will supply every need.
Haiti: The Free Methodist Church in Haiti celebrated its 50th anniversary Sun., July 24. Bishop David Roller writes, “From their humble beginnings in 1964 with 12 people under a tree, they are now over 33,395 members! With 104 primary schools, 33 secondary schools and a hospital, this is what happens when the Kingdom invades the brokenness of a country. We celebrate along with Bishop Desvariste and their leadership team these 50 years of invasion in Haiti!” Click here for the complete article and photos.
INTERNATIONAL CHILD CARE MINISTRIES
India: Praise God for the gifts He has granted Stella Bokare, ICCM’s Regional Coordinator for South Asia. On June 25 she was awarded the very first PhD in Holistic Child Development ever conferred by Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Philippines. Dr. Bokare’s dissertation focused on the impact of HIV/AIDS on children; she has already been invited to share her findings and recommendations with mission agencies and child advocacy groups around Asia. Her expertise will impact ICCM ministries globally.
Pray for VISA teams/individuals ministering this week:
• Mike McCune, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Omak, WA, is serving in Colombia this week through Wed., Aug. 10. He is ministering alongside Ricardo and Beth Gómez.
• Bekah Greenwood, Cisne, IL, is currently ministering in Kenya with Mike and Vickie Reynen. Bekah returns in August.
• A team from Pearce Memorial FMC, North Chili, NY, will minister in Rwanda at a Pre-K teacher workshop. Carol Stevenson serves as the team leader. (Thurs., July 28 to Sun., Aug. 7)
SEED co-directors David and Rose Brewer challenge: “In the middle of summer, sometimes all we can think about is our own comfort – relief from the heat, family and friend barbecues, vacations, swimming, and the like. This week pray for those who do not have the option of such relief due to their own economic situations … and that we would take seriously God’s call to work for justice and mercy for the poor and oppressed.”
Click below to view recent newsletters from the following missionaries or ministry teams:
Galloway July 25, 2016
Hernández July 22, 2016
Mellinger July 21, 2016
Owsley July 24 2016
Williams July 22, 2016
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