Missions Prayer Requests

During the month of March the Missions Committee asks you to pray and consider your support of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goes directly to fund Southern Baptist missionaries in North America.  Our goal this year is $35,000.  Please pray about your investment in Southern Baptist missions work in the US and Canada.

 

Mark Webb celebrates a birthday on 16 March; please place your birthday cards in the missions box (church office) NLT than this Sunday morning’s last service, 7 March and the Missions Committee will mail it to him!

 

Monday, 8 March, is Elizabeth Slack’s birthday!

                             

Week of 7 Mar 2021

 

HOME MISSIONARIES                                                                            

 

Brooks Salgado: (COS) Pray the club fair this past week at UCCS will bear fruit and that the students they connected with will join them for studies and activities.  Two student leaders start their Ministry Initiatives this month on campus.  Both initiatives involve engaging students in prayer and evangelism.  Pray for the details to fall into place and that the Lord would use these efforts to minister to the campus.  Pray for Brooks and two other student leaders who are preparing to raise funds for an eight week mission trip to South Asia over the summer.  Pray the Lord would prepare their hearts and bless their preparations. 

 

Emily Skinner: (COS) Emily is Mission Training International’s, Assistant Director for the Children’s Pre-Field Program (CHIPs).  This program teaches children (missionary kids – MKs) how to be prepared to live in cross cultural environments.  The CHIPs program is normally presented in conjunction with the Pre-Field Training (COMPASS) course which teaches the adult missionaries how to minister overseas.  The January COMPASS course was lightly attended and there were not many children attending so MTI’s leadership allowed Emily extra time off to concentrate on raising financial support.  Emily spent Christmas with her parents in North Carolina and she stayed there in January to present MTI’s ministry to local pastors and their congregations in her parent’s area.  Pray for Emily’s fund raising – pray the Lord would bring new donors and prayer warriors to help her meet her needs.

 

LifeNetwork: (COS) Pray for the raising of $175 by mid-April to open their third pregnancy center in Fountain Valley, Colorado.  Pray for the renovation and construction project that is on-going in that facility and that they can open this pregnancy center in April completely debt-free. Pray permits and approvals through the city go expeditiously so that their doors can open up and minister to others by late spring

 

FOREIGN MISSIONARIES

 

Robbyn Booker: (Spain/COS) You will remember Radio Vida is Reach Beyond’s FM station in Southern Spain.  This is an economically depressed area of Europe. Reach Beyond has connected with local pastors, missionaries and Christian volunteers to follow-up with radio listeners who respond to Gospel message productions on this radio station.  There’s a lot of work and coordination needed to ensure there is timely follow-up with people interested in the Gospel.  Pray for the leadership of this group in Southern Spain that they will make a huge impact for an area of Spain that needs to hear the Gospel.

 

K and B:  There are reports out of Swirl Land that authorities are interviewing believers.  The questions have been centering on the Swirl people’s finances and reports of their meeting to read from a book.  Pray for these Saints to be safe, protected and that Holy Spirit will blind the eyes of those doing the questioning and accusing.  Pray the innocent explanations of these Saints satisfy the accusers and warrant no further questioning.

 

Herb and Celeste:  The virtual Discover East Asia event last week had over 350 people in attendance!  One attendee remarked the presentation was impactful and encouraging to hear what others are doing around the world.  Another person commented that, “It helped to visualize what I have been praying for as I pray for the International Mission Board prayer requests.”  If you attended this event thank you so much for the success of the event.  There is another virtual missions tour coming up on April 22 at 8 PM Mountain Time.  Please pray for Herb and Celeste as they are working on that production at this moment.  Also please pray for videographers and other technicians who can help them in organizing the media presentation. Pray for Celeste as she has been asked to lead a Bible study in their community.  Pray for the women who will respond to God’s prompt to participate in this Bible study.

 

Mark and Lona Webb: (Killarney, Ireland) Praise the Lord for the good attendance to this past week’s Bible study, Prayer meeting and worship service – all Zoom meetings.  Pray for the day this church can meet in person again.  Pray for the health and safety of students as they return to school over the next several weeks.  Pray for Mark as he counsels a couple.  Lona is virtually attending a CrossWorld women’s conference this week.  These ladies represent team members throughout Europe.  Pray these ladies will be encouraged by what they hear during the conference.  Several CrossWorld team members are suffering with COVID-19 in Bosnia.  Pray for their recovery.

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering: Thank the Lord for the gifts given by God’s people during the LMCO 2020 season.  Our church sent $104,234.57 to the International Missions Board this past week.  Thank you all for your selfless gifts to keep our missionaries in the fight on the mission field.