Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Rwanda: Pray for Sheila Etherington, who divides her time between Rwanda’s Kibogora Hospital and her home in the United Kingdom. She will be ministering in Africa, Mon., Oct. 3, to mid-January. Sheila is the representative of the Better Together (BT) partners of Kibogora Hospital whose aim is to help FMC leadership maintain and protect the central mission by promoting good governance in all aspects of hospital leadership and funding programs. Hospital programs include the community program for the elderly, palliative care program, chaplaincy, leadership training and nurse management development. Appointed in 1983, Sheila was the first FM missionary sent from the U.K.
Newly Appointed Missionaries/Philippines:
Continue to pray for language acquisition as Matt and Christine Sauder study Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines. Starting to practice while they are partnership building in North America, they will begin 14 months of language school when their financial needs are met and they arrive in the Philippines. The Sauders ask you to pray for the thousands of children in Manila and throughout the Philippines who are forced to work. Pray for the work the Set Free Movement is doing to combat trafficking and child labor around the globe.
India: The FMC in India is a General Conference, having received that status in October 2013. Pray for the three Indian bishops, three large conferences, hundreds of FMC pastors and leaders, and more than 100,000 members. Pray for new churches to be planted among the tribal people, in the rural districts and in the urban centers. Pray for followers of Jesus who still experience opposition and even persecution. Pray for under-resourced leaders and churches and for bivocational pastors. Pray specifically for creative solutions to reach out in an increasingly globally connected economy.
Portugal: Pray for the new church plant opening in the center of Lisbon Sun., Oct. 2. Pray God speaks to people’s hearts to attend this first service.
Spain: Join in prayer for the pastors and churches in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Murcia, as well as the John Wesley Bible Institute, where local leaders are trained to implement Community Church Planting.
Brazil: Dan and Hope Owsley read the Bible and pray with seamstresses at a bridal shop each Wednesday morning. Most of the seamstresses are unchurched, but very open to the gospel. Next, the Owsleys go to an Herbal Life store a few blocks away to share with a worker there. After that, Dan makes ministry visits to four other area stores on his own to share the gospel and pray. Pray lives are changed through these ministry visits.
Mexico: Praise God for His leading as the first Provisional General Conference of the FMC in Mexico met over the weekend (Sept. 23 to 25). Church leaders elected Rosario Castro as their first suffragan bishop. Pray for Bishop Castro as he steps into this role.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
IMPACT MIDDLE EAST
Iraq: There has been great growth in Iraq in the last year, reports Pastor Dale. “In spite of hard situations and many refugees and people moving to safe areas,” he says, “God is working. In fact, this movement of people has opened the door wide for the gospel of Jesus.” Pray for lives to be changed in a tent school. A partnership among IME, a church from Egypt and a Korean church, is giving children an educational opportunity they would not have otherwise.
INTERNATIONAL CHILD CARE MINISTRIES
ICCM Ambassadors will meet in Indianapolis, Fri., Oct. 7, to Sun., Oct. 9. Pray for their safety in travel and that they will have a renewed vision of what God is doing through ICCM. To learn more about ICCM Ambassadors click here.
Pray for those ministering on VISA assignments this week:
• Alexa Biever (Timberview Christian Fellowship, Mead, WA) will minister in a Kenyan ICCM school. (Thurs., Sept. 29, to Thurs., Nov. 3)
• Jerry and Carrie Elmore and their family (Quincy FMC, WA) will work with Haiti Healthcare Advocates in Dessalines, Haiti. Jerry will do electrical work and Carrie will help manage staff and teams. (Sun., Oct. 2, to Tues., Dec. 13)
Urgent team need: A team is needed for the end of 2016 or early 2017 to assist with a construction project in Monte Santo, Brazil. A team of around 10 would be ideal for a project lasting 7 to 14 days. Teams will work alongside Brazilian experts to help continue the building project at an International Child Care Ministries school. If interested contact Jonathan Eccles, or call 317-616-4777.
SEED’s Network Relations Manager David Brewer is reaching out to FM colleges and universities about potential partnerships with SEED: internships, guest lectures, curriculum development and other ideas. Pray for the right connections and fruitful conversations.
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