Missions Prayer Requests

Week of 30 May 2021

 

HOME MISSIONARIES                                                                            

 

Emily Skinner: (COS) The April/May COMPASS (adults) and accompanying CHIPs (children) classes went well this past term.  The class graduated families destined to serve in 17 different nations.  As always, Emily’s little charges of two and three year olds were willing and moldable to learn how to help their parents when they serve overseas.  Here’s a comment from one family who participated.  “There has been much growth in our family. The program has prepared us for our journey in ways that we didn’t even know that we would need guidance in.”  There are open positions of service at Mission Training International (MTI), pray for God’s candidates to apply and that the positions will be filled in God’s timing.  Please pray for Emily’s back pain and for correct treatment.

 

Kevin Green: (COS) On June 19, VGBC will be hosting an event called Equip America. The goal of this event is to get area pastors and church leaders excited and passionate to share the Gospel.  The training will be taught by Evangelism Explosion President, John Sorenson, and National Director, Randall Wood.  After the morning training the entire group will have lunch and then fan out across Colorado Springs to share Christ!  Please pray for the pastors and church leaders being trained to have open hearts to learn.  Pray they will make sharing Christ a passion in their churches.

 

Life Network: (COS) A fourteen year old girl recently came to one of the Life Network clinics for a pregnancy test.  The staff immediately noticed the “sing song” way this girl was approaching her potential pregnancy.  She was handling a potential life-changing pregnancy as if she had skinned her knee.  One of the veteran client advocates really connected with this young woman.  Her pregnancy test was negative which relieved her, but the conversation with the client advocate continued.  She assured this young woman that she was valuable to God and how she could make valuable decisions to protect that value.  When the young woman left the clinic she was a believer in Jesus Christ!  Saturday June 5th is the Walk for Life fundraiser.  Every dollar raised makes a life-saving difference.  Every $50 raised by a walker or runner covers the cost of one life-saving ultrasound for a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy.  And 85 percent of the women who receive ultrasounds at the Life Network pregnancy centers choose life after meeting their babies!

 

FOREIGN MISSIONARIES

 

Robbyn Booker: (Africa/Middle East) As Robbyn has been getting acquainted with the new countries she oversees as the financial administrator for the entire continent of Africa, she has discovered Vox Radio.  Vox Radio is a Christian station in Liberia who targets young people.  Since the end of the Liberian civil war over 60 percent of the Liberian population is now under 25 years of age.  The future leadership and the future of Christianity in Liberia rests on these young people.  Vox Radio has children’s programming about Jesus.  There are programs for young women which answer questions about families, relationships and day to day family living.  There are Christian dramas produced by Christian young people in the area.  The radio station wants to be used as the hands and feet of Jesus.  Pray for this radio station and its outreach to the young people of Liberia.

 

Brooks Salgado and Jaymee Collins: Praise God – Brooks and Jaymee left for Johannesburg, South Africa this past Thursday.  Pray the Lord will use them in a way which brings Glory to Himself and the gospel message.  Pray the people they contact and witness to will ask Jesus into their hearts.

 

Mark and Lona Webb: (Killarney, Ireland) Grace Baptist Church had thirty people (three on Zoom) attend their second “in person” meeting of 2021 last Sunday!  And soon they will start meeting in person on Wednesday evenings for Bible study.  Please continue to pray for the couple Mark is counseling and also the families in their church whose family members are not believers.  Pray for the staff and teachers at St. Oliver’s National School and for revival in Killarney and in Ireland as a whole.