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Praise and Prayer ~ February 17-24

Nigeria 

Sam, Valentine, Dauda, Ahamet are training, it is going well! They started this morning, and and by evening there were 147 trainees. The trainees were very organized and attentive, praise God. They went through the gospel tract and practiced together. 

Pray for the training as it is challenging to run a training that large! 

Praise God for safe travels for the team!

There is a challenge, they can’t go out and witness en masse, because they are going back to their communities and families to share the gospel. 

Peter is also leading a training, in Katsina. There are 170 trainees, please pray for them!

The guest house is very low quality. They arrived and there were no mattresses, and the guest house asked if they wanted to pay to buy them for the guest house! 

There was a car accident close to the training–One person died and 6 are in the hospital, the pastor who died was part of one of our previous trainings, please pray for the bereaved families.

In the early morning Peter visited another site where we are considering having the Hausa Background Believer conference. One of the elders in the community took Peter to meet with the church leader, and they’re going to work on organizing it! They are going to choose the date together. Thank God for that meeting and discussion, pray that the conference planning goes forward well!  They want the Hausa Background Believer conference in April or May this year! They are hoping to bring 1,000 HBBs together. 

The sheik’s 6 month old daughter is sick with malaria and typhoid and has been hospitalized Saturday-Sunday, please pray for her quick healing!

Pray for attacks in and around Maiduguri! Pray for peace and protection for Comfort! 

Please also pray for Comfort as she is attempting to minster to girls in Maiduguri ages 14-20 who are dropping out of school and turning to prostitution out of desperation. Please pray that she can gain their trust and that they will come to know the Lord in a new way and that God make a path for freedom for them!

Ishaku will be traveling to Jalingo tomorrow to do evangelism with the ECWA-Taraba trainees from a few years ago. Pray for them! 

Ethiopia

Everything is going well in Ethiopia! Eskinder is going south this week between Sodo and Arba Minch. How many people will be attending? Eskinder talked to a person in the south about the large conference in November 

Pray for everyone that they trained in the past couple weeks! 

They need materials! There are over 1,000 people waiting for the training manual/booklet

Cameroon

Please continue to pray for safety for Florence, her family, and all our trainees in Jesus’ name!

Please pray for peace in Cameroon.

USA

Prayer for a meeting with our east-coast organizer, Deborah Sezov this week! Pray for the East Coast fundraiser.

Stacey’s daughter Hannah’s kidney stones have resolved, praise God! However she now has inflammation in her lungs. She is pregnant, please pray for healing!

Rich is leaving for Nigeria on Saturday! Pray for the trip, they’ll be traveling to Jalingo to finalize the conference in April. They will be doing a lot of committee meetings, and doing training of trainers. 

Rick flies out next Monday for 3 months, has a lot of arrangements to make! Pray for arrangements, and for safety in travel. 

Praise that David made it back safely on Saturday night! Pray for wisdom as David continues to follow up with the Nigeria and Ethiopia staff about critical operations issues. David’s wife is leaving Saturday for a week in Arizona with her parents, so prayer for strength for both David and his wife! They have a contractor coming over to figure out how to make a space for Denise’s folks, pray for those plans! Continue to pray for David’s son Ben, who has gotten suspended from school, pray for growth and healing for him, and wisdom for David’s sister and brother-in-law. 

Pray for Dara and Ian’s family financial situation, as their renters will be moving out. 

We have an opportunity to train in Guatemala, pray for wisdom! 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ February 17-24