October Prayer Guide
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The women of the FMC in Kenya will have their annual women’s convention in Kericho, from October 18-21. Tumaini Women Kenya is partnering with the FMC women in providing leadership training as well as bringing in experts to address specific issues related to women’s health. Pray for the educational benefit of this training as well as the spiritual, emotional and relational encouragement of the Kenyan women.
The widow of the first Bishop of the Congo,Bishop Byaene Akulu Llangyi, went to be with the Lord today, Tuesday,October 16. Pray for the church in the Congo as they mourn.
In several countries across Asia, there are increasing restrictions and persecution for the church. Pray for creative access workers as well as country leaders who face uncertainties and new challenges in sharing the gospel. Pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to give renewed passion for Christ, boldness to move forward, and
encouragement that will overcome any fear or doubt they may face.
Pray for the ministry to children in Bulgaria. The English Homework Club recently began for children in Petrich. Also, the FMC in Bulgaria will serve more than 650 children
this year through the Virtual Christmas Gift Box ministry. Pray that both of these opportunities will reach homes with the gospel.
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the northern part of Haiti on Saturday, October 6. Bishop Eliodore Desvariste reports damage to school buildings and homes but no loss of life in the FM schools and churches. The needs include food, medical supplies and the eventual rebuilding of the school buildings and the homes of four pastors. The Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund has responded, funds may be directed there.
Many young people find themselves as refugees with few friends and little educational opportunity. Pray for the church in this region as they extend care and
kindness through youth programs and sports activities. Praise the Lord for those who have experienced the love of the body of Christ and have found faith in Jesus.
Praise the Lord for His healing touch on Phyllis Sorter. She returned to her work with Schools for Africa this past week. Pray the Lord will give her renewed strength, and wisdom to know when to rest.
SEED LIVELIHOOD NETWORK
Pray for SEED Director, Rose Brewer, who will be among the teachers at the annual women’s convention in Kericho, Kenya later this week.
INTERNATIONAL CHILD CARE MINISTRIES (ICCM)
Praise the Lord for ICCM supporters who take on new children to sponsor after the ones they have supported are no longer eligible for sponsorship.
Praise the Lord for a group of young women leading a discipleship and advocacy ministry in Kenya. Last month, on local TV in Kenya, they had the opportunity to discuss critical social issues, such as gender-based violence, sexual harassment, and human trafficking. Pray for their continued impact on their community and the nation.
Superintendent Matt Whitehead will lead a team from the Pacific Northwest Conference to work with an educational institution in a creative access country in Asia, October 17 to November 2. Pray for the safety and discernment of the team, as well as effective ministry.
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