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Praise and Prayer ~ June 29

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8

Ethiopia

More and more coronavirus cases each day, please pray for protection for everyone in Ethiopia. 

Eskendir went to Adama area yesterday to check on the follow-up trainees. They are all continuing to teach at home, and they need more materials! Praise God for their faithfulness. Pray for them as they continue to work!

Eskinder’s thesis was approved, praise God! He will be presented with his master’s degree soon.

Ethiopia and Egypt are still struggling over how to resolve their disagreement over the water. 

Eskinder want to travel to check on other trainees, but we haven’t yet been able to raise the funds to provide for a car. Please pray that God provides! 

Nigeria

Ishaku Pate is running a baptism class at his church and using the follow-up teaching with the new believers. They really appreciate it and say they understand so well. Praise God! 

In a nearby village known as Fusa, there is an outbreak of coronavirus! Please pray for healing and for a cessation of the coronavirus. 

The Nigeria team was able to get a really good spot on the television station for our broadcasting! Praise God.

More of the team is working on visiting new believers one a at time, pray for them. 

Two of Peter’s cousins are in a quarantine zone. One is a driver, the other is a vet, so a lot of people were in contact with them. Pray for his cousins and their healing, and all those who would have come in contact with them. The confirmed cases are around 500 or 600 new cases every day. 

Ahmet, for the last two weeks, he went to his village and met a man and his wife who have received Christ, and their three children. They also met with the local Muslim cleric. Pray that he is able to meet with even more new believers, that travel will be both possible and safe.

Zainab is working with Peter for plans to reach out to the widows around her. Many families are experiencing lack. Some of the women who she has trained, she is encouraging them to reach out to about 200 women. Starting on the 24th of July, she usually teaches them the skills, while they are waiting for the things to bake, she uses the word of God to encourage them! The disciples she has been following up has been doing well! In Abuja there aren’t many reports of the virus, praise God. 

Pray for Comfort and the people of Maiduguri, some people were killed on the way to the market. A mother and son were abducted from their farm as well last week. Comfort is taking a theological class as well, pray for her further education! 

USA

Continue to pray for Dara and Mercy who are both struggling with health issues! 

Pray for Susanna who is working on the grant from the Murdoch. 

Rick Cordell asks for prayer for healing, his ear is experiencing issues. 

Please continue to pray for all of us in the US as we work to build our prayer community through the efforts of those on the Prayer Initiative team!

Cameroon

Please continue to pray for all our trainees who are currently mostly isolated in Cameroon!

Please pray for Florence and her family as they continue to grieve and recover from her husband’s death! Please pray for direction from the Lord and His comfort.

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ June 29