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Praise and Prayer ~ March 18

Nigeria:

Peter, Rick, and Michael Osang are conducting a training starting today at Gindiri Theological Seminary with around 120 students. They have gone out to evangelize this evening. Prayer them as they grow, and for the team as they minister!

The former sheik and Ishaku Pate is on another journey to follow up with MBBs! Prayer for safe travel for them and praise for more coming to the Lord!

CAN (the organization that facilitates collaboration between Nigerian denominations) would like us to train pastors from smaller denominations who would not be able to put together enough participants for their own training, by allowing them to join the training we’re having of the UMCN and ECWA pastors. They’re saying they can bring 250 total! Prayer for the organization of this training, which is occurring just before Easter, praise for this opportunity to collaborate with more of our brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Our trainer Ishaku Pate has been having severe lower back pain and is having a hard time walking straight and lifting things. Pray for healing for him as he goes to see the doctor! 

Samuel’s little boy Josiah is going to the doctor tomorrow to make the final call about the surgery. Please pray for wisdom for the doctor, and continued healing and hope for his entire family!

Comfort trained 8 people in the village of Biu this week, there were some pastors also from the neighboring village that came. Comfort taught them how to use the gospel card. Prayer for grace and a filling of the Holy Spirit as they implement their training! Praise that Comfort had safe travels.

Continued prayer for peace in Nigeria!

Ethiopia:

Eskendir and others are still arranging the training for 200 students for the summer time! The local churches are determining how they can contribute financially and otherwise to the training. The students are saving money to fund their outreach after the training. Pray for this training, last summer the students witnessed to over 20,000 people, and nearly 2,000 came to know Christ!

Things have calmed down in the country because of the plane crash, people are in shock and not doing demonstrations while the country is grieving. Continued prayer for healing for those who have lost loved ones, and prayer for continued peace; that the country would be able to come together in a lasting way.

USA: 

David’s weekend in WA has been fruitful! He was able to share for 2 hours in the church service about his ministry with FFICM with about 40 of the church members. Church members wrote notes of encouragement for some of our key FFICM team members! 

Pray for our upcoming fundraiser and information event in early May! Many preparations are still needed. 

Praise that Dara’s family is now well! They are dealing with the expense of removing the mold and water intrusion from their house, prayer for God’s provision.

Cameroon: 

Florence’s husband has been able to walk a little bit with the walking stick. Florence praises God for your prayers and for the grace that God has given her. She is the only one able to help her husband at this time, pray for support for her from her community and for healing for her husband!

Cameroon continues to suffer division and human rights abuses by both sides of the armed forces in the conflict. Prayer for protection for the innocent and conviction and salvation for those involved. May God bring peace in 2019 in Jesus’ Name. 

Prayer for Florence’s newest group of evangelists and trainees! May God strengthen and encourage them and give them grace in every way. 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ March 18
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Praise and Prayer ~ March 12

Nigeria: 

  • During the election people were afraid to move around in Maiduguri, now that the election results have been announced people have been able to go around the city. Pray for peace and for relief from the attacks on the Boko Haram. 
  • Praise God that the set-up for the collaborative training with Steve Saint’s organization (Itec) for MBBs is going well. Pray for the leader of the discipleship center there, she is planning on going to the government for the official clearance. They are reasonably sure this will not be a problem, the local chief is in strong support of the training, but the official word is what we need. They also need generators for the training!
  • Governor elections in Taraba and Plateau still not announced. Pray for peace and God’s will be done.
  • Need prayers also, have a training with he GTS students Monday-Thursday next week. Pray God will guide us and lead us through that!
  • Prayers for Samuel’s son isn’t going to be able to get hernia surgery until the 19th, pray for Josiah. Sam’s wife Jessica is having trouble with her eye. Friday, one of his daughters, her neck is hurting her.  The family needs encouragement and prayer in the midst of health challenges. 
  • Former sheik will be traveling to Jalingo and Bali to meet with MBBs. Pray that God will give him wisdom on how to relate to them and build them up in their faith. 
  • The new MBB whose life has been in danger is having difficulty with his accommodations, prayer it will be safe for him to return to his home area soon.
  • Continue to pray for one of theformer drug addicts who became a believer and we trained last year (Benjamin), he has completed a training with the Living Faith Church and they have sent him to a mission field. 
  • Rick is recovering from his dental surgery well! He has had some good meetings in Nigeria, and is looking forward to the trainings with the team.  
  • Pray for conference coming up in the fall, we need more speakers! 

Cameroon: 

  • Continued prayers for Florence and her evangelist trainees! They have been evangelizing and meeting together all month, praise God for them!
  • Continued prayer for peace for English-speaking Cameroon, and for protection for all the vulnerable people. 

Ethiopia: 

  • Ethiopia airline crash, pray for families of the casualties!
  • Pray for the political situation, there has been some unrest! The peace is unstable, pray for security. 
  • Pray for the arrangements for the training of the students this summer.

USA:

  • Pray for upcoming fundraising/prayer events, especially the one at CMBC this week!
  • Praise that Dara’s family is doing better, Dara had difficulty breathing this week and discovered she has asthma, and is doing much better with medication. 
DaraPraise and Prayer ~ March 12
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Prayer and Praise ~ March 4th

 

Cameroon

  • Pray for the ongoing crisis in Cameroon, and also for Florence’s team of volunteers in Mbingo!
  • Praise God that the roads are open, and patients are able to come into the hospital. 
  • Florence is busy farming as well as training. Pray for protection for her and those that are at risk in the fields. The freedom-fighters have been responsible for some terrible atrocities. Last week there was a panic in Mbingo because the freedom-fighters went and drove away some Fulani from their homes, and took over their homes, and took some of their cattle. The Fulani then ganged up and come to burn homes in Mbingo, and many people fled to the hills. Florence and her husband didn’t hear the rumor and were unaware that people were running to the hills. Praise God some elders in Mbingo dialogued with the Fulanis to prevent the attack.
  • Stanley and Heston are two young evangelists that Florence is working with right now, for the next three Mondays they are going to evangelize at the hospital compound, Lord willing! They are waiting for official approval from the hospital. They asked for prayers for more grace from the Lord as they step into their ministries and callings, and for protection for their families!

Nigeria

  • Rick made it safe to Nigeria, his connections went fine, praise God!
  • Jos is relatively peaceful, praise God. 
  • People are confined to the center of the town in Maiduguri because of fear of attack. Thursday there was an attack with 5 soldiers and more civilians killed pray for peace! 
  • Samuel is going to Niger state to conduct a follow-through (follow-up with those we trained) for those we trained in November to further assist them in their development and to see what help they need!
  • Pray for the upcoming trainings in Taraba state, there are three trainings that need prayer as the dates are unsure right now.
  • Prayer for the former sheik working with Rich on Muslim background believer specific follow-up materials. 
  • Pray for I-Tech team as they get ready to go, and for the former sheik and another trainee who will be traveling up to Kano on Wednesday; we need permission from the local government to issue accreditation when the MBBs receive their training so that they can actually implement the training! 

Ethiopia

  • Pray for Ethiopia and the training coming up in July! 
  • Pray for the Eritreans using our materials that they can train and not be arrested! 

USA

  • Prayer for Dara’s communications with B4, they’ve dropped some of their support, Dara is hoping to re-establish support and communication with them. 
  • Pray for David’s safe trip back from Trail Christian Fellowship, praise for a good weekend. A couple of people are interested in supporting David’s ministry! 
DaraPrayer and Praise ~ March 4th
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Prayer and Praise ~ February 11th

 

Nigeria

  • The former sheik and Ishaku are traveling to Jalingo this week to check on MBB converts; particularly two new converts, to discern what would be the best course of action for their situation. Pray for them for safe travel! They hope to be back in Jos by Friday.
  • Last week the Nigeria team checked on a potential vehicle for the team! Hopefully we will be able to purchase it Monday—pray that it is the right one and everything goes smoothly! Praise God for his provision in the funds for this vehicle which will help our team immensely. 
  • Pray for upcoming elections, for peace throughout the country. 
  • In Maiduguri, the situation is very tense, Boko Haram members are filtering back into towns to vote! Everyone is nervous. Please pray that they do not cause any trouble. Comfort says the Christians in Maiduguri are looking only to God to help them in this situation. 

Cameroon 

  • The English-speaking population has been ordered by the insurgency to stay inside, around their homes and not travel until the 14th of February. The freedom-fighters have been stealing from the population and kidnapping people. Mbingo is still relatively safe, as the expat missionaries are still there, pray that they are able to remain and that Mbingo is protected! 
  • Pray for peace. Today was youth day, usually they celebrate the youth and have parades, but the 2 English-speaking regions couldn’t do anything today, as they have all been confined. 
  • Praise God Florence’s family is safe. Any time they hear gunshots they run into the house. Florence’s husband is doing better but is still weak and cannot walk without falling. Pray for him for strength. Pray for their continued safety!
  • Pray for young trainees and evangelists who are really bold to go out and preach. They just brought in their plan of actions for the first quarter! They will be having a lot of Bible studies and prayer. They will be going out in March for house to house evangelism. Pray for them that the HS will lead Florence and the other leaders as they teach the young people to put on the armor of God. 
  • They hoping to do a conference combination training in April, that those in Anjadua can take the bush road and come! Pray for peace.
  • Pray that God and His angels will watch over children as they play and go to school. 

Ethiopia

  • There are 34 people at the training, there will be 9 more Eritreans, Lord willing, tomorrow. Some of them had to go around a mountain to get here. Most of them are young, have a pastor who has been a pastor for 30 years. We told them we will take pictures but won’t put them on the internet! They are joyful and sing a lot, are happy to be here. Their prayer request were for those that are arrested and in prison. They have to do church at night time, many people are coming to Christ. Pray for them for protection! 
  • 11 churches were burned yesterday by Muslims, Alava, near Butajira. Pray for protection and for recovery for those who were burned!
  • praise God so many are turning from idols and amulets (pictured above). Our trainees are hard at work and God is blessing them!
  • Please pray for the Eritrean contingent, returning home by Saturday!!

USA

  • Praise God for the health of Dara’s kids
  • We are getting ready for a planning meeting for a fundraiser tomorrow!
  • Pray for Dara as she meets with more people from Beaverton Foursquare, hoping to let more people know about the ministry. They also dropped some of her support, and she’s hoping to hear why.
  • Rick is planning on leaving in the next few weeks! Prayer for him.
  • Stacey’s daughter has 3 more kidney stones. Her original tests got messed up, and so she needs to be retested so the doctors can discern what is going on. Pray for her healing!
  • David’s wife, Denise, is leaving for a week to go to Arizona to help her parents with transitioning to Oregon. Pray for David as he takes care of his three kids, and his wife as she helps her parents! 
DaraPrayer and Praise ~ February 11th
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Praise and Prayer ~ February 4th

Ethiopia: 

  • We are expecting about 20 pastors from Eritrea, 20 from the refugee camps. Pray for those who are coming from Eritrea, they are hoping to cross the border on foot. 
  • Everything for the training is in order! Praise God for blessing on the preparation efforts.
  • The security issues around Bonga and Hawassa are getting better! Rich, Eyasu, and the Ethiopia team are looking forward to meeting the 130 trainees responsible for the 3,500 in follow-up classes in those strategic areas.  Praise God for his protection and grace 

Nigeria: 

  • There has been a Book haram attack near Maiduguri, about 3,000 people fled into Cameroon. Please pray for them, as Cameroon is unstable itself right now. May God protect all of them.  
  • Peter, the young man from Maiduguri who was severely traumatized, wasn’t admitted to the hospital when he needed to be and ended up overdosing. He survived and is doing okay now. Pray for his continued protection!
  • Peter’s nephew’s four year old son died this week. His nephew is not a believer, but his wife is a believer.  The nephew did not bring the child to the hospital in time, even though he had been sick for a while, so the hospital staff could not save him. Please pray for Peter and his nephew and wife and their family for comfort and healing and that the nephew would become a believer.
  • Rich and the Nigeria team report that their work in planning to further the cause of reaching Muslims and establishing the new believers in the faith is going very well! We have planned two conferences to focus on this—one conference will reach out to current Muslim background believers in need of support, and a second will train 1,000 Hausa indigenous Christians who will be our best option to work with new believers in the communities in which they are already established. They will be safer and more effective! We need prayer for protection and wisdom moving forward; all the Nigerian teams and denominations we work with are excited about the plans! May God draw many to Himself. 

USA: 

  • Praise for David’s time with Foot’s Creek Chapel sharing about the work that FFICM is doing! 
  • Pray for safe travel for David, who is returning through snowy roads. 
  • Prayer for Stacey’s daughter who is suffering from recurrent kidney stones. Prayer for wisdom for the doctors as they try to help her determine how to resolve the condition. Prayer for comfort for them as she and her husband are wanting to have a baby, but have been unable to because of her condition.
  • Pray for Dara’s family, continuing to struggle with sleeplessness. 

Cameroon: 

  • Praise God for evangelism going on in Mbingo! Follow-up classes that have been going on, and going very well! 
  • Thank God, it has been quiet around Mbingo, even though the people have been confined to their city and are not allowed to leave except to go look after their farms.
  • Please pray for peace and for mercy on the English-speaking population of Cameroon—the freedom-fighters have told the populace to stay off the roads for 40 days as they will try to destroy the government forces, and the government for its part has sworn to obliterate the freedom-fighters.
  • Florence and her friends are planning to hold a conference and training in the 1st or 2nd week of April, Lord willing! They are expecting 500 trainees. Pray for miraculous peace which would enable this work! 
DaraPraise and Prayer ~ February 4th
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Praise and Prayer ~ January 28th

 

Nigeria:

  • Rich, Peter and the team met with Muslim Background Believers for 3 hours! Some are those that the former sheik led to the Lord only a few weeks ago. Please pray for them as some of them have come from very intense situations.
  • We discovered of our workers planted a church in Jalingo; there are now around 100 people attending! The worker is doing follow-up using our follow-up materials, they are from the UMCN denomination. One woman said the thing that I learned that was most helpful was the picture from the follow-up materials of God’s hands; that I am safe in the hands of Jesus! Praise God for this church; continue to pray for their growth in faith.
  • The team will be traveling this week to visit a church that was planted by one of our trainees in Bali; it is very remote, they are going via motorcycle, pray for safe travel!
  • It is 96 degrees in Taraba right now! Pray for a relief from the heat.
  • Thank God the vehicle has not yet broken down, pray that it continues to hold out!
  • Comfort reports that there is a crisis in Maiduguri because of the elections coming up. They won’t be able to arrange any trainings until the 2nd of March because of the fear and insecurity. Recently they had to take a young man to the hospital to be seen by a psychiatrist because he has been so severely traumatized. Pray for peace and for healing for this young man.
  • Rich, Peter, and the team will be meeting tonight with ministry leaders that work with MBBs. Pray God blesses this meeting and that God will give them His plan for following up with MBBs.
  • The team will travel Wednesday to go back to Jos, pray for safety in travel!
  • The team might also look at a vehicle on Saturday in Bauchi, to see if we can purchase it with the donations from supporters toward the cause of obtaining a safe vehicle for the team! Pray for wisdom and that this is the right car.
  • Monday, the team hopes to meet with the leadership of the denomination COCIN, please pray for that meeting, for unity in spirit and for direction!
  • Pray for safety in travel, the car has broken down in dangerous situations recently! We have not yet heard how the break down below has turned out….Lord protect our team!

Ethiopia: 

  • Eyasu is preparing for the training in northern Ethiopia, preparing materials and gospel tracts. We don’t know how many pastors will be able to attend, as the border is only partially open! Pray for safety for these trainees! Pray for Eyasu for wisdom and strength as he completes the preparations.
  • Please continue to pray for Rich, Eyasu, Eskinder, and the rest of the FFICM volunteer trainers for safety in traveling as there is continued sporadic instability and unrest.
  • When Rich comes, the Ethiopia team is planning to visit Bonga. We trained 81 trainees there and they have 2,000 in classes! This region has over 1,000 witch doctors and apparently they are coming to receive Christ as well, pray for them and for these dedicated and Spirit-filled trainers! They will also visit Hawassa, where we trained 50 and they now have 1,500.

Cameroon 

  • Continue to pray as tensions in English speaking regions are high—there is currently no safe travel between French and English-speaking regions.
  • Please pray for peace! And also for protection for all our friends and coworkers in Mbingo who are working hard running follow-up classes and also looking at the possibility of running a larger training in the future!
  • Please continue to pray for Florence as she needs more funding for her work, and also is seeking the Lord’s wisdom regarding her ministry as her husband’s health is suffering. Please pray for his healing!

USA

  • David speaking on Sunday at Foots Creek Chapel in Southern Oregon! Pray for grace for this time, and that the Lord would open up connections and opportunities for people to partner with us!
  • We are sending out mailing today for year end summaries! Praise God for all he has done this past year, and pray for what God will do through all of us this next year.
  • Pray for Stacey’s son; his family just came up on the 18 month anniversary of the sudden death of their 4 year old daughter, pray for every grace and comfort to be given to their family in Jesus’ Name.
  • Pray for Stacey’s daughter who is in terrible pain from a kidney stone; pray for quick healing.
DaraPraise and Prayer ~ January 28th
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Living Hope

Cameroon
-Pray for hospital. Currently at only 20% capacity due to unrest in the area. Roads around there are constantly being closed. People are dying at home and not able to go to hospital.
-They are being told that February will be worse that January in the English speaking areas of Cameroon. There will not be any movement between English and French speaking areas of Cameroon.
-This week, Florence and 8 other evangelists were having a meeting. They were meeting together and trying to figure out a good time for FFICM to come and do an Evangelism and Follow-up conference there in Cameroon and where they would be able to do it.
-Pray for Boyo land. Many villages have been abandoned. Everyone is tired of the fighting. There continue to be killings every day. The Cameroonian government is threatening the English speakers and is trying to eradicated them.
Nigeria
-Continue to pray for the growing number of new believers coming from Muslim background.
-Pray that more and more of these people from Muslim background will continue to choose to follow Jesus
-Pray for Yusuf who continues to share about Jesus with Muslims. Many are interested.
-There was another kidnapping recently in Nigeria. Pray for safety.
-Pray for health for the FFICM National Director in Nigeria’s wife (Margaret). She continues to have health issues.

USA
-Pray for Rich’s trip to Nigeria/Ethiopia.
-Pray for the remaining funds needed for the team vehicle in Nigeria. We will need to raise about $5,500.
-Praise for the good connections FFICM made at Mission ConneXion and this past Sunday at Cedar Mill Bible Church. Pray that we will have wisdom in following up with all of those contacts.
-Pray for board meeting this week on Tuesday. (Update: It went well!)
-Pray for Rick Cordell has he works on things related to family, scheduling, speaking and support raising that he needs to do before he can go back overseas and serve in Nigeria with FFICM.
-Pray for David’s continued financial support. He is currently at 82%.
-Pray also for Dara’s continued need for financial support.
-Pray for wisdom as we start planning for FFICM’s spring fundraiser (this will be on May 4th)

Ethiopia
-Pray for the border to be re-opened between Eritrea and Ethiopia. It is closed again. If it remains closed, we won’t be able to do the training that we were planning to do there in February.

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The Cross by Night

 

Praise and Prayer

Nigeria

  • Peter’s wife started taking the drugs for her illness three days ago; as of yesterday there has been a great improvement! She’s feeling great relief for the pain in her abdomen! Praise God and pray for her continued healing.
  • The former sheik and Ishak Pate left for Bali! They’re going to be visiting the new converts. One of the new converts is an former imam, was leading a traditional Islamic prayer group, bowed down and saw a picture of Jesus on the ground. He suddenly started talking about Jesus. All other Muslims were astonished; the next in command pulled him away and from that day forward that man refused to pray as a Muslim and went to a church and became a Christian. Please pray for all the courageous new believers in dangerous circumstances!
  • One of the new believers in the discipleship center in Bali whose son who was born with severe heart problems last month, was able to get funding for an operation in India, and is currently there waiting for the surgery. Please pray for him! The little boy’s name is Samuel and his father’s name is pastor Enoch.
  • Peaceful in Berom land, thank you for the prayers.

USA

  • FFICM will have a booth at Mission Connexion, pray for God to bring people to us who will be a good fit to join the organization!
  • Dara’s family continues to struggle with sleeplessness for their children. Please pray for rest in this coming year!

Cameroon 

  • Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in ministry there, especially for our sister Florence as she is continuing to seek God concerning her calling and responsibilities as a missionary!
  • Pray for peace! The conflict in Cameroon continues to claim lives in the English-speaking regions. May God have mercy on our friends.

Ethiopia

  • Pray for peace in Ethiopia!
  • Agazi has safely crossed the border and returned as a test! Praise God and please pray for the pastors as they consider the risks of attending the training, and for our partners on the ground as they seek to make this crossing safe.
  • Pray for Eyasu’s wife—her older sister died while she was in the US. Praise God, she is feeling his comfort, but pray for continued comfort and healing for her!
DaraThe Cross by Night
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Praise and Prayer December 18th!

 

Nigeria: 

Praise

  • Sam is safe after his travels!
  • Our friend and partner, Nuhu, the head of NLFA needed a serious eye-surgery, it has been successful, and he is back in Jos!
  • Praise God for journey mercies to Nassarawa state; we now have an open door with ECWA. They want us to train all their pastors in the region so they can then train their elders!

Prayer

  • Peter’s wife is seriously sick with hepatitis! Please pray for her healing
  • Pray for safety for Maiduguri (especially Comfort and her friends) as they are still under the threat of attack by the Boko Haram. 
  • The NGOs working in Baga have left, scared off by the Boko Haram warning letter. Pray for protection for that region, and mercy as the aid organizations leave.

Cameroon: 

Praise

  • Praise God for the continued safety of Florence, her family, and our volunteer trainers! 
  • Thank God for the ministry of our volunteer trainers, particularly Killian and Linda, who have been hard at work evangelizing and following up with new believers. 

Prayer

  • Killian has attempted to reach out to freedom-fighters. Several expressed interest, but most of them said that their demons protected them better than God. Florence told us that many young people are beginning to turn to the occult. Pray for them, that they will turn to the Lord instead of the false “protection” of the enemy!
  • Florence and her co-wokers were planning on a larger outreach in December, but due to security risks, will need to remain in Mbingo and will be praying for the sick. Pray for them! 

Ethiopia:

Praise

  • The pastor was located, praise God! He told us that 25 people are confirmed to come to the training. 
  • Eskendir has been conducting follow-up lesson with a couple of dozen new believers from his home village!

Prayer

  • Continue to pray for peace in Ethiopia! Violence continues to break out in disparate regions. 
  • Pray for Eyasu, Eskinder, and the continued safety of our contacts as we plan the Eritrea training! 

USA:

Praise

  • We now have half of the money we need for the car in Nigeria! 
  • Dara’s husband Ian received really good news from his artery scan; he does not have heart disease! 

Prayer

  • Board meeting for FFICM is this week! Pray for the board as they look to this next year! Russia/Siberia:

Praise and Prayer

  • Roman is conducting follow-up in Siberia, praise God! Pray for him as he continues to minister
DaraPraise and Prayer December 18th!
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Praise and Prayer December 11!

Nigeria: 

Praise

  • Comfort and her friends were able to do an outreach last week, and came back Monday safely! They came through Bama, and went to Nchikka, Gwoza, Goza. Praise God for protecting them and for their ministry!
  • The former sheik has been able to meet with 8 of the new converts whose lives were in danger last week, and praise God, they are no longer in danger! All those that he has met with are prepared to be discipled in their own villages. The local pastor (who we trained) has accepted them and wants to help them, and there is a discipleship center we may help them connect to as well! He will meet with the other four MBBs soon.

Prayer

  • Boko Haram has issued a letter warning that they plan to attack Maiduguri over the Christmas season. Please pray that God will protect everyone and will not allow them to kill anyone.
  • Comfort prayed with a woman whose husband was killed by the Boko Haram when he was not able to run away fast enough. Pray for her and her family.
  • Rick is traveling to Lagos meet with 15 people we’ve trained! Pray for protection and for these trainees as they continue to minister.
  • Some of the new believers, who resulted from the outreaches during last training in Rijau are going to church! The boys that are underage are not currently being permitted by their parents to go; pray that the parents of the new believers that are young boys will be allowed to go to church!
  • The man who runs the discipleship center that we are wanting to work with had a newborn baby this month who has a lot of heart and hearing problems. The doctors in Jos have said that the baby won’t survive unless the parents can afford to fly the baby to India for an operation, which they cannot afford. Please pray for a miracle; that this baby will be healed!
  • The  Fulani are still attacking vulnerable villages and churches, please pray for protection.

Ethiopia:

Praise

  • So far, the Eritrean training is moving forward! A supporter has paid for the Eritrean pastors’ transport, which is a major step towards the training being funded!
  • We continue to praise God for Eyasu’s safety from the near-miss car accident last week.
  • Praise for the 800 new believers and almost 200 new baptized resulting from trainees supervised by Belay!

Prayer

  • Eyasu hasn’t been able to contact the Eritrean pastors recently, please pray that they are safe!
  • There is conflict in various parts of Ethiopia recently ; between students and different tribes. Please pray for peace!
  • Pray for Eyasu as he has one more month in Ethiopia without his wife, as she is visiting relatives in the US.

Cameroon: 

Praise

  • Thank God that several of the expat missionaries are back in Mbingo, so the army has backed off for now.
  • Thank God the road to Yaounde is quiet! The shootings are now not as much around local towns, but around the camps of the freedom fighters, so praise God for increased consideration for civilian life.

Prayer

  • Florence needs transport to go to the north soon or the preparations for February won’t be possible and we will need to choose another time for a conference in Cameroon!
  • Florence’s meeting with the medical people was very successful; they are very interested in continuing to be trained to reach out to their patients and their friends!
  • The Mbingo hospital is in financial crisis, as they haven’t had as many patients because of the crisis.
  • There are three follow-up classes going on in Mbingo with dozens of trainees! Please pray for safety for everyone, and for wisdom and grace for the dedicated trainers!

USA:

Praise

  • We have gotten a couple of generous unexpected donations that will really help our ministry continue to function!

Prayer

  • Dara’s husband Ian is needing to have a scan to take a look at his arteries to make sure they are functioning well, pray that there is good news and no sign of heart disease!
  • Prayer for Stacey Lloyd, our new volunteer who is having health problems, pray for healing!
DaraPraise and Prayer December 11!
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