Missions Prayer Requests

This next week we want to high light Kevin Green and the Evangelism Explosion ministry.  Kevin is the Western Regional Coordinator for Evangelism Explosion.  This year he and the leadership at Evangelism Explosion are focused on Equip America!  These events across the country are designed to equip churches with the tools to share Christ with their communities and cities.  Please pray for Kevin as he works to equip churches not only here in Colorado but across the western US.  Please watch his video this week at 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 22 Aug 2021

 

HOME MISSIONARIES

 

Kent and Elizabeth Slack: (COS) This past week Christian Challenge participated in helping new students move into their dorms!  Pray these initial events will lead to relationships where students will feel safe, loved and can grow in their faith.  And, for those who are not yet believers that they will trust in Jesus as their personal Savior.  Weekly Bible studies will begin Aug 24th – pray these Bible studies can be on campus.  Pray these Bible studies will nurture students spiritually in their walk in the Lord.  Pray the Bible studies will prompt discussions for those who need to commit to Jesus!  Also pray for the campus club fairs scheduled for August 31st and September 1st.  These will be important events where Christian Challenge students can meet new students on campus.

Life Network (COS) The week August 22-31, Rich Bennett and the Life Network team will attend the Care Net conference in San Antonio, Texas.  This event is an evangelical Christian network of pregnancy centers operating across the US.  This event will be an opportunity for enhanced training and refreshment.  Pray for Rich as he leads a workshop and shares his expertise with pregnancy center leaders.  Pray for travel safety, for a time of connecting, team building and renewed excitement for the ministry!

FOREIGN MISSIONARIES

 

Oswald and Amanda: It is impossible to reach this people group without a team of like-minded people.  Pray Oswald and Amanda will be able to partner with like-minded people who have a heart for reaching their people group.  Amanda has been meeting regularly with women believers who have their own jewelry business.  With the lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions these ladies hope to start meeting others.  Amanda has been helping these ladies with accounting.  Pray these ladies will be able to serve and lead in their community.

 

Ken and Barbie: Barb’s brother-in-law in Tulsa has COVID-19 and just this week came off the ventilator and is breathing on his own.  Pray oxygen levels improve.  Pray for Barb’s Mom who is recuperating from knee surgery.  Pray for Ken and Barbie’s team responsibilities.

 

Mark and Lona Webb: (Killarney, Ireland) Praise – a young woman from South Africa has been attending Bible study, but due to her work schedule, cannot attend worship service on Sunday.  She is new in Killarney and proactively sought out the church.  Her father passed away last year due to the COVID-19 virus.  Pray for her as she seeks fellowship.  Madeleine did not pass her driving test.  Many people fail the first time.  She has an appointment for retaking the test.  Pray for Mark as he interacts with the walking group.  Pray for Lona as she provides a lady in the church a daily Bible study.

 

Robbyn Booker: (Africa/Middle East) Reach Beyond engineers recently installed upgrades at radio station Shalom Radio Kabala, Sierra Leone.  People who live many miles away from Kabala have called to confirm they are receiving Christian programming.  Reach Beyond is also installing upgrades in another station in Northern Sierra Leone.  Pray for the new transmitter that is being built for this station and for the solar power company who will provide power for this station.  Pray these stations will help reach the unreached for the kingdom of God in West Africa.  Pray for Robbyn and her mother, Imogene’s healing from several medical maladies.  Please consider becoming a one-time or recurring donor to keep Robbyn in her position supporting Reach Beyond projects in the Middle East and Africa.

 

Herb and Celeste: Pray for the animator, illustrator and writer who is considering being a part of their team.  Pray the Lord would reveal His truths to Herb and Celeste’s friends on the mainland.  Pray these Christians will have resolve to follow Christ in the face of government oppression.  Pray they will be able to continue to study God’s word.  Pray for Herb and Celeste as they minister to their family in Texas.