Missions Prayer Requests

This Sunday is week five of our virtual missions conference.  This week’s missionary and VGBC church member is Emily Skinner.  Emily is the Assistant Director for the Compass CHIPs program at Mission Training International in Palmer Lake, Colorado.  Compass is a program which prepares missionaries for long-term work in a cross-cultural environment.  Please take a moment to watch and listen to Emily’s video on our missions web page at 2021 Missions Conference – Vista Grande Baptist Church (vgbc.org).  If you’ve missed any of our previous missionary presentations you will find them all on this web page.


Week of 18 July 2021




Kevin Green: (COS) Pray for Evangelism Explosion’s Equip America plans to educate and equip churches throughout the US on sharing the Gospel message with those who need Jesus.  Pray for Kevin as he partners with more churches in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area.  Also, as the Western Regional Coordinator, pray for Kevin as he encourages Evangelism Explosion volunteers in the Western US to partner with more churches so they can educate their church members on sharing the Gospel message.


Emily Skinner: (COS) Emily is the Assistant Director for the Compass CHIPs Program at Mission Training International in Palmer Lake, Colorado.  Pray for the staff as they work on sprucing up the MTI property.  Pray for Emily as she deals with back pain.  MTI has several job vacancies.  Pray for the leadership to hire the right people for those open positions and pray the positions would be filled soon.  Pray for Emily’s support raising.  Pray the Lord would give her holy boldness to ask people to help her raise financial support. 




Ken and Barbie: They are back in their ministry country and have already completed their first week of a fifteen day quarantine.  Pray they stay well.  Their country is in full lockdown due to COVID-19 restrictions.  After their quarantine period is over, it is likely they will have to remain where they are at, because local transportation to other cities is frozen.  Pray they will be able to travel to their home city after the quarantine is over.  Pray other team members will be able to enter their country.


Mark and Lona Webb: (Killarney, Ireland) Praise the Lord for the 49 people who attended their church service on Sunday morning including the nine new visitors!  Also praise the Lord for wonderful conversations during recent walking club outings.  Pray the advertisement in the local magazine brings interested people to Grace Baptist Church.  Pray for the couple Mark and Lona are counseling. Pray for Grace Baptist’s Sunday school situation as they strive to cope with the COVID restrictions and keep a normal Sunday school routine. 


Robbyn Booker: (Africa/Middle East) Continue to pray for Robbyn’s mother, Imogene.  Pray new medications and therapies will have the desired effect on her Parkinson’s Disease.  Pray for Reach Beyond’s partners who are providing Christian Arabic radio programming in the Middle East and North Africa.  Pray the listening audience will understand who Jesus is and ask Him into their lives.