Missions Prayer Requests

This is the eleventh week of our Virtual Mission Conference.  This week we want to highlight Kent and Elizabeth Slack, Directors of Christian Challenge at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  This fall starts their fourteenth year reaching students with the Gospel of Christ.  Their ministry consists of Bible studies and other outreach events where believers can go deeper in their faith.  Non-believers are also encouraged to attend events where they hear the Gospel.  Kent and Elizabeth have invested their lives into countless students who continue to share Christ as business professionals and as ministers of the Gospel.  Please watch and listen to their video this week on our missions web page at 2021 Missions Conference – Vista Grande Baptist Church (vgbc.org) vgbc.org/mc/ to learn about their work and how you can support them.


Week of 29 Aug 2021




Emily Skinner: (COS) The July/August Compass program proved to be a miraculous testimony of God’s great strength and provision for His children.  First – the 71 participants graduated and will take the Gospel message to 17 countries!  During this curriculum a COVID-19 case surfaced throwing the class into a 10-day quarantine.  Thanks be to the Lord asymptomatic and vaccinated staff members were able to come in to serve food and support the class curriculum.  After the 10-day quarantine Emily and the rest of staff were able to come back and resume in-person learning.  Please pray for the right people to apply to fill positions at Mission Training International.  The next Compass class begins September 6th.  Pray for the staff to recover and rest during the break between classes.  Emily will be going home to North Carolina to develop partners.  VGBC supports Emily financially, but this amount is small.  Please consider becoming a financial and prayer partner with Emily.


Isaac and Becca Herold: (Greeley, CO) Isaac and Becca are in the midst of having people pray for the next 21 days for the Christian Challenge ministry at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.  Please pray for the outcome of student outreach events – that students will have a desire to study God’s word and follow Jesus as Lord and Savior of their lives.  Here’s the link to their prayer requests for the 21 days before their semester begins…21_Days_of_Prayer_Fall_2021_2022.pdf (mcusercontent.com)


Brooks Salgado: (COS) There will be eleven student leaders this year.  Also Matthew and Cassie Allan are new Christian Challenge staff members.  Pray for staff and student leadership unity as this semester begins.  Pray upcoming outreach events and Bible studies will be well attended and relationships are started.


Kent and Elizabeth Slack: (COS) Christian Challenge has had a strong attendance at their summer activities.  Pray these 30-40 students will continue to participate in semester Bible studies and outreach events.  Pray for those students who do not know Jesus as Savior.  Pray for students and the lessons learned during Tuesday evening Bible studies that started this past week.  Pray many new contacts are developed from the campus club fair on August 31st and September 1st



Robbyn Booker: (Africa/Middle East) The Reach Beyond team in Southern Spain not only minister to the Middle East and Africa, but they minister to their immediate community in Spain.  This past July, three Reach Beyond staffers participated in a project to reach out to people who are out of work, the elderly, struggling young families and those who need encouragement.  The team packed bags of food for distribution and provided an English as a second language class to a Muslim woman.  There are migrant workers, refugees and the poor and needy who need the Love of Christ.  Pray for more opportunities to minister to the immediate area near the Reach Beyond headquarters. 


Ken and Barbie: Barb’s brother-in-law is showing gradual signs of improvement from the COVID-19 virus.  Please pray for his continual improvement.  Last week police raided a meeting in Swirl land.  Many people were taken in for questioning.  Pray the answers to interrogator’s questions reveal nothing.  Pray interrogators eyes and hears will be shielded from what God is doing in this area.  Pray for unity of spirit as members of their team arrive in country.  Pray for Ken and Barbie as they assist their team members with getting settled in their new home.


Mark and Lona Webb: (Killarney, Ireland) Pray for Mark’s walking club contacts and relationships.  Pray for the possibility of Mark and Lona having dinner with one of the club’s couples.  Pray for the new relationship with the young woman from South Africa.  Pray the Lord would use Mark and Lona to bring these people to Himself.  The principal and vice-principal at St. Oliver’s National School where Grace Baptist Church meets are leaving.  Grace Baptist gave them Bibles as gifts.  Both men have said they have explored the Bible.  One of them said it’s a work of art!  Mark reminded him it’s a book to be used to learn about God.  Please pray for these two men.  Praise the Lord, Ian has received his second vaccination.