Missions Prayer Requests

Our Ecuador team finished their work this past week.  As this information gets published early in the week…pray for their safe travel.  Pray for the impact they made on the young people they ministered to.  Pray these children and youth will receive follow-up from local churches to solidify spiritual truths they learned during English classes.

 

Week of Jul 17th 2022

 

HOME MISSIONARIES

 

Isaac and Becca Herold: (Greeley, Colorado) Isaac is director of Christian Challenge on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado.  Pray for their student leadership as they engage the student body at UNC.  Pray their student leaders are spiritually ready to lead and share their lives with those who need to grow spiritually.  Pray for their spiritual walk and their resolve to share the love of the Lord with others.  Pray for Isaac and Becca’s support raising.  Pray for resolution of their vehicle crisis.  One vehicle either needs to be sold for junk and replaced or possibly a new engine needs to be installed to salvage the vehicle.  Pray for their wisdom.  Pray for wise counsel and that someone will step forward to help them.

 

Kent and Elizabeth Slack: (COS) The Slacks are on their annual summer trip to Texas to see family, friends and reconnect with their old church contacts.  Pray for their safety as they travel and as they meet new and old supporters.  Pray for new supporters and increased giving!  Kent will be preaching at Mayfield Road Baptist Church on July 17th.  Please pray for Kent’s preparation for these sermons and for his ability to communicate God’s word effectively.  Pray for the upcoming freshman orientation on July 21st – pray Christian Challenge will make important connections with students.  Pray for Bible studies and other events where Christian Challenge leaders and staff can make positive contact with new students.

 

Emily Skinner: (COS) Mission Training International just finished another Compass program sending 46 participants to 19 different countries!  Seventeen teens and children were in the CHIPs class.  Emily had three of these children.  Her children were active, imaginative and enthused to learn new things.  It was fun to see them interact with scripture verses, songs and lessons.  One little girl wrote out her first prayer.  What a treat to see these little minds learn so much!  Emily loves teaching this age group – the children are in a very formative stage of development.  She loves the opportunity and responsibility to play a small part of laying scriptural foundations that will serve them their whole lives.  Emily plays a critical role in preparing young families for overseas service to the Lord.  Please let her know you would like to help financially support her at MTI.

 

Mercy’s Gate: (COS) Please pray about supporting the many facets and missions of Mercy’s Gate.  Some of our church members regularly share their faith while volunteering at Mercy’s Gate.  Mercy’s Gate is a Christian non-profit organization committed to helping the working poor in Colorado Springs by helping them financially and spiritually.

 

FOREIGN MISSIONARIES

 

 

Robbyn Booker: (Africa/Middle East) This month Reach Beyond hopes to get a Christian radio station back on the air in Northern Ghana after the building burned down in 2021.  The facility has been rebuilt and Reach Beyond’s technician believes it is ready for broadcasting programs.  Licensing permissions have been granted and the station should be broadcasting to the one million listeners who primarily are Muslim.  Pray programming will reach hearts ready to hear the truth of the gospel!

 

Mark and Lona Webb: (Killarney, Ireland – on home ministry assignment in the US) The Webbs are here at VGBC through August 14th.  Last Sunday morning Mark reported back to VGBC about how the Lord is using them to show Christ’s love for them.  Pray for Grace Baptist Church in Killarney, Ireland.  Pray for the workers who are keeping the church going during the Webb’s absence.  Praise the Lord, Lona had a good dental appointment – pray the tooth pain will go away.  Pray for Mark as he reports back to the Rosemont Baptist Church in Montrose, Colorado this Sunday, July 17th.  Pray people will help the Webbs with financial support and become prayer partners.

 

Herb and Celeste: Herb and Celeste are now in South Korea visiting their children and grandchildren.  It will be their first time seeing them in three years.  Many things have happened since their last reunion – 2 years of COVID-19 and Herb’s father has passed away.  Pray for this reunion…pray for everyone’s health and welfare during the visit and travels.  Pray the time away from normal duties will allow rest and rejuvenation!  Pray for Herb and Celeste’s Creative Team.  Pray they will be able to present the International Mission Board’s mission clearly to SBC and non-SBC audiences prompting people to get involved and support missions in the Asia/Pacific Rim area.