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Praise and Prayer ~ August 22

Nigeria
Our friend and partner Soja lost his wife Mercy, who had had a brain surgery a few months back. Pray for him and their family! 
Emmaus Ministry said Comfort is in police custody, we do not know what is going on, please pray for her! Zainab called the day before yesterday, the police promised they would be releasing her today, one of the girls who was released from the Boko Haram camp. There was a runaway girl she was taking care of about three weeks ago, and she planned to take the girl back to her people. 

One of our workers is taking our teachings and videos to another state, please pray for his safety and the condition of the roads. 

The MBB committee is considering setting the date for the conference at long last– please pray for wisdom for them as they continue to evaluate the situation .

Please pray for the continued radio ministry! More and more people are responding. People are calling to ask how they might become Christians. Others are Christians who have been very encouraged. In our radio ministry we do not directly address Islam, but we talk about understanding Christianity and address issues we know Muslims are interested in. 

A new believer that Ahmet visited just had a newborn baby boy, praise God! He is continuing to visit and encourage new believers, pray for his safety and for the new faith of the new believers. 

There are about a dozen converts in a dangerous state that he is hoping to try to reach and continue to encourage them. Pray for their safety and their faith!

Zainab had about 24 widows and 15 children at her last training, some made bread, donuts, egg rolls and buns. We thank God for the success of the event, she said it was really fun. She is trusting God that they will go to an additional location, they were invited by a local pastor. 

Zainab’s students’ graduation is coming up first Saturday in September. She is having some difficulty personally, the church wants them to leave the house they have been living in, pray for provision for a new house!

Zainab’s mother had to travel back to Kaduna, she may have coronavirus, since she lost her sense of smell, she refused to take the test, she ran from the hospital. She has malaria and typhoid as well as diabetes and hypertension. 

The rains in Abuja have not come, so food is becoming scarce. The local rice usually is bought at 250, now it is 650 Niara, and full of sand. So before you cook rice you have to start sifting the rice the day before. It is that time consuming. The burden is too much on the church. Zainab is the only person in the church to do something about the poor, when she doesn’t have enough. Sometimes she doesn’t feel like going to church. It is hard not to have something when she wants to go tell them Jesus loves you and not give them anything. 


Cameroon
Continue to pray for our sister Florence that God would strengthen and provide for her! 

Please pray for mercy for Cameroon, and that we could return soon to train and strengthen the trainees!

Pray for protection for our workers as the country has coronavirus as well as a very despotic president that is killing many. 

Ethiopia

Continue to pray for the country, for peace!

Pray for COVID in the country, the numbers are rising. 

Eskinder has trainees coming from areas around Addis to pick up materials, they are continue to teach and train in their local contexts as they are able, praise God! 

There is need for more translations into local languages, pray for the translations. 

Pray for Eskinder, he was bitten by a rabid dog along with seven others while he was walking on the road, he is receiving treatment but has been in severe pain from the shots.

USA

Pray for Dara’s continued healing and health tests. 

Pray for our communications assistant, Mercy, who has many severe health issues, and currently her ribs are dislocating while she is breathing and she is unable to take any medications!

Pray for David’s family on vacation that this is a time of rest. 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ August 22
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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
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Praise and Prayer ~ May 18-25

Nigeria

Peter and Yusuf are at the studio being filmed today, to make four or five more episodes!

The lockdown in Maiduguri has been loosened a bit because many people have to work for their daily needs. Comfort reports there has not been any further attacks, praise God. They have not been too many cases in Maiduguri, they have been contact tracing and quarantining some people as they are tested. Pray for eradication of the virus and provision for people’s needs. Many vulnerable young women especially are having a hard time providing for themselves. 

In Abuja the markets are open twice a week. Business is picking up for Zainab, please continue to pray for 

In Jos, the governor of plateau state made an announcement, Thursday and Friday are now official release days from the lockdown. They are hoping in this way to reduce the sufferings of the poor. 

Ibrahim is working with the hospital, some of the doctors who have been caring for the coronavirus patients are now sick with the disease, please pray for the doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus fight. 

Our trainer Ishaku said that the rural areas are particularly vulnerable to the virus, asks for prayer for protection. The lockdown is not effective in the rural areas. 

Please pray for everyone! 

Pray for the MBB conference which is supposed to happen in October. We will go forward if the coronavirus has cleared. 

While we were on the prayer call, a young man stole something worth about 500 Niara (about 3 dollars) from a shop next to Zainab, and a mob gathered and began beating him and shouting they were going to burn him to death. Zainab and our team immediately began praying for him, and the police came and rescued him and took him away. Pray for this young man, that he will survive his injuries and come to know the Lord! 

Ethiopia

Please pray for peace between Ethiopia and Egypt. Egypt is angry about the fact that Ethiopia wants to build a dam on the Nile. Egypt is saying they are prepared to go to war over the water use. Ethiopia wanted to sit down and talk about it, but Egypt refused, saying for thousands of years we have used this water, it is ours. 

Ethiopia’s testing resources are limited, but they now know they have had at least 1000 cases. 

In Addis, people are still working. Please pray that the virus stops spreading. 

Pray for Eskinder, he is trying to present a paper for his masters degree, pray he can finish!   

Cameroon 

Pray for Florence, Pastor Yisa, and all our devoted trainees as they continue to suffer oppression in addition to the spreading of the coronavirus.

Pray for Florence’s family as they continue to grieve the loss of her husband!

Pray for peace, and an end to the terrible oppression of the government and the fighting of the freedom-fighters in Jesus’ Name. 

USA

Please continue to pray for Stacey’s daughter who is pregnant, and whose blood pressure is continuing to hover just under the threshold where they would need to bring the baby out early! Pray that her blood pressure goes down and God protects her and the baby. 

Please continue to pray for Dara’s health, her heart, oxygen and breathing continues to fluctuate, and some days are good and others are hard, with no apparent reason. Thank God for his continued protection!’

Please pray for the US team as we continue to make plans and work as we can from home! 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ May 18-25
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Praise and Prayer ~ May 4-11

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Rom. 15:13

Nigeria

The cases keep on rising. Recently they have over 2500 cases. People are dying of corona, and people are burying them without taking precautions. In Kano, people are finally recognizing that people are dying of corona. Everywhere is locked down. They haven’t told people how long this lockdown will last. The government has tried to prevent interstate movement. 

Peter’s church is still going on as usual, they try to space people out but it is very difficult. Many people are not taking enough precautions, and it is a huge concern. Pray for everyone’s families that they would be protected from the coronavirus!

Muslims are in the middle of Ramadan, please pray for them that God would open their eyes! 

Pray for the tv episodes we have been running every Tuesday,  there are three more we have yet to run, that people would hear them as they are locked down, and their hearts would be opened! Pray for internal  

Pray for the MBB conference. The committee was supposed to meet next week. Pray for wisdom for everyone in knowing how to move forward. It is currently scheduled for October, for about 1,000 people. 

Farming season is here, the cost of fertilizer is way too high, so next year may be tough, there may be a lack of food as a result of this. 

The Izere people are close to Bauchi state, where there are many cases, and no one is complying with the orders in Bauchi, pray for the protection of the Afizere people. 

Ishaku reports that the churches where we trained people, they are still using the follow up materials, praise God, pray for fruit for this training. 

Pray that the federal government would make the test kits available. The government ran out of kits in Kano. Many states don’t have testing centers, and the tests have to be sent out of state. 

Ethiopia

There is not yet an obvious outbreak in Ethiopia, so everyone is going about as usual. The government is warning them not to, but no one is really listening. Some government workers and factories are still shut down.

The president of Eritrea is alive, seems to have recovered. No one knows why so many soldiers are in the cities in Eritrea, it still seems ominous. Pray for protection for Christians as they are facing increased persecution still.

Prices of food has skyrocketed, please pray for the poor! Most people cannot afford three square meals in a day. 

Cameroon

Please continue to pray for our sister Florence, who has lost her husband!

Please pray for protection and grace for Cameroonians, especially our trainees who remain in English speaking Cameroon, heavily oppressed by the government. 

USA

Praise for a very successful fundraiser, we raised enough funds to continue on with our ministry this summer! We also were able to make contact with more people who want to pray!

Prayer for wisdom this week as we continue to follow up with people from the event. 

Prayer for wisdom as we want to expand our prayer connections, for the team as we meet to strategize. 

Pray for Dara as her oxygen levels continue to fluctuate and they do not know why yet. Pray for healing. 

David’s wife Denise’s brother had a heart attack that was bad enough that he died and they brought him back. Denise’s mother may also have had a heart attack, they are putting a stent in. Pray for their health. 

Pray for the construction in David’s house so they can bring Denise’s parents to live with them. 

Pray that we continue to develop the technology to run some trainings virtually! 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ May 4-11
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Praise and Prayer ~ April 20-27

Nigeria

Possible COVID death in Maiduguri. 

The whole country is on lockdown for 2 weeks after this weekend. Please pray for people who are food insecure! Peter will be paying our staff a little ahead of time so they can buy food.

In Ezekiel’s church they staggered seating for church, and church attendance is down. 

In Plateau state after the weekend they will be locked down until Thursday.

Thank God for no confirmed case of COVID-19 in Jos yet. Peter said that his church has not been taking the restrictions seriously. 

Chief of staff of President died. 

Pray for the end of the global pandemic. 

Please pray for stresses on families in the face of the pandemic. Churches in Jos are helping, thank God, they are identifying vulnerable people and sharing beans, rice with the less privileged in the society. 

Ezekiel’s son has been paralyzed from the waste down after a spinal cord injury, he can walk now and is recovering! He is 29 years old. Pray for complete recovery. 

Small businesses have totally shut down, pray for them, even though the government is allowing them to be open 2-3 days a week, many have gone under. 

Peter’s church isn’t taking many precautions, pray that the church will take things seriously. 

Provost of a theological seminary we have worked with is having a really hard time, please pray for all our ministry partners. 

In Abuja they are allowed to move around the community. The lockdown is a travel ban for far distances. They are allowing people to walk. Zainab’s family is doing well, praise God. 

Ethiopia

Continue to pray for peace in Ethiopia!

Please also pray for Eskinder and his family as he continues to work from home. 

Please pray for the process of setting up a visit or training for Eritreans! 

USA

Praise God for Dara’s continued healing, she is not completely recovered yet, but is doing a lot better. 

Please pray that the fundraiser goes well, that we are able to raise the funds that we need too, and just as importantly, bring more prayer partners on board!

Cameroon

Please pray for Florence’s family as her husband has died after a long illness, please pray for comfort, strength, and provision!

Please continue to pray for our trainees!

Please pray that God would spare Cameroon from the coronavirus.

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ April 20-27
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Praise and Prayer ~ April 6-13

Praise and Prayer ~ April 6-13

Nigeria

Continue to pray for the situation in Nigeria, there have been attacks by the Fulani surrounding Jos. Please pray for peace. 

There are now going to be about 2 weeks where everyone is supposed to stay home, and cannot go out to do almost anything! Please pray for our staff as no one can get food for a week.

In Maiduguri the army was able to stop some attacks of the Boko Haram, but there are still people being attacked and kidnapped. Please pray for them! 

Maiduguri is expecting to have a lock down soon, please pray for them! 

There is a man in Maiduguri who has been imprisoned for his faith, his trial was postponed, please pray for him! 

Pray for Ezekiel’s wife! She is in the hospital, sick. 

There is a child Comfort knows who needs an operation, a child name Lucky, please pray for his operation tomorrow. 

Pray for planning! It’s difficult to plan. 

Praise God for Peter’s 27th anniversary! Pray for continued protection for Peter and his wife, who are at higher risk for coronavirus!

Ethiopia

Ask for peace in Ethiopia, Egyptians want to fight Ethiopia over the water on the Nile, Ethiopia is building a dam, and Egypt is threatening to go to war. Pray for peace!

Pray for Eskendir’s family, it has been difficult to buy supplies. 

Pray that the country would be spared the epidemic! There have been two people who have died and everyone is afraid. 

Pray for Eskindir’s continued work with the situation in Eritrea! 

USA 

Pray for the US team as we prepare for our online fundraiser May 2nd!

Pray for Dara as she is still sick and struggling with breathing. 
Pray for David’s kids as they are trying to do online school. 

Cameroon 

Continue to pray for grace and peace for Florence, Pastor Jisa, and all of the trainees that we have not been able to support for a long time due to violence within the country!

Pray for Cameroonians as well to be shielded from the coronavirus.

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ April 6-13
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Praise and Prayer ~ March 30


“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Dear Friends,

We want you to know that we are all in prayer for you as well! May God keep us all now and forever through this time of great trial, as we fix our eyes on Him!

Nigeria: 

All trainings cancelled or on hold for now! Please pray for our team as they work from home. 

More and more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Nigeria, yesterday the President did a broadcast, and in the 20 minutes he spoke the number of confirmed cases rose from 89 to 511. He has shut down the borders of several states, there is no going and coming from affected states. More and more states are shutting down. In Kaduna they have a 6am-6pm curfew, which, in effect means that no one goes out at all because no one goes out at night. They aren’t letting anyone out even to buy food.  In Jos there are no cases reported but very few have been tested.

In Maiduguri everyone is trying to get as much food as they can, because starting tomorrow they will not be allowed outside. 

Please pray for provision for everyone, for healing from sickness, and also for food provision!

Boko Haram just attacked and killed about 20 men (both Christian and Muslim) 24 km from Maiduguri yesterday, the soldiers were able to rescue the women they abducted, but all the men died. Please pray for comfort and healing for all those who lost loved ones. 

Many churches in Jos are still open, but they are trying to create space of at least 2 meters. There is no children’s church because they didn’t have any room for them. Sam’s church divided into groups of ten. In the villages, people are still meeting, but shortening church services. Please pray for wisdom for the churches as they continue to try to discern what is safest. 

There are no reported cases yet in the hospital in Maiduguri, where Comfort also works as a nurse, but there are almost no tests. Please pray that the outbreak is contained!

Ethiopia 

Not many cases in Ethiopia that they know of. Government workers were told to stay home, but everyone else is going about their business. The denomination we work with, Kale Heywet, has everyone on a rotation schedule, so there is only one person in each office at a time. There is food for the time being, continue to pray that Ethiopia is spared!

Eritrea wants us to come, the government won’t want Rich to teach but he can encourage them and hear their stories. Eskinder may be allowed to teach. The people we trained are training other people, they have been sharing the materials on a loan basis. We are trying to get more materials to them but it is very difficult. We want to send 1,000 copies. Pray for us as we try to navigate helping them! 

USA 

Rich’s siblings are all in their 60’s, 70’s. Rich’s sister Marsha is a nurse nearing 70 and plans to help when the virus hits. Please pray for safety for them and that they would come to know Jesus. 

Pray for our fundraiser on May 2nd as it is now virtual! We are trying to negotiate this as well as we can, but it is uncharted territory for us. 

David’s kids are supposed to be starting school virtually on Wednesday. Please pray for the whole family! Pray for the kids, that they would have motivation.

Prayer for continued healing for Dara, who is continuing to slowly recover. 

Also pray for the hospital workers in Oregon and all over the US, they have a lot of cases and are all vulnerable! 

Cameroon —

Please continue to pray for Florence, Pastor Jisa and all of the trainees who are still in regions where they are being heavily persecuted by the government! 

Please pray for health and provision for all their families in this trying time, as the coronavirus adds to the suffering of the people.

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ March 30
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Praise and Prayer ~ March 14-21

Nigeria

On Wednesday Peter and his team will go to another theological school to set up another training! They are training 150 at the UMCN theological school right now. One of the professors said we should call the gospel card the miracle card, because it is so clear and works so well. Three of the theological students rededicated their lives to Christ, saying they had not clearly understood the gospel before now! The seminary said they want every graduating set to participate in this training. Praise God, and pray for these new trainees!

Sam is leading a team in Niger state not far from Ilorin, training another 150 people to evangelize and follow up with new believers. Pray for the trainees and also for the team as they travel home!

Ezekiel’s son is sick, but he is improving. Sam’s wife last week was not well, they went to the hospital, they gave her medication, so she is feeling better. Ahmet’s mother has been sick as well. Pray God would fully heal and restore all those who are sick.

Pray for Peter’s family, tomorrow is the burial of his uncle who died last week. Pray God will give them peace and provision. 

Pray about the open doors we are seeing in the ministry, that God would help the team articulate what they are going to do well as people ask them about the training. Pray God leads us to the right people to work with, that the ministry would prosper and move forward.

Pray about the conference in Jalingo, as we will likely have to cancel it, for God to provide for another time!

Continue to pray for the television program we are running in northern Nigeria as people hear about the gospel in Muslim communities for perhaps the first time!

USA

Continue to pray for wisdom as the coronavirus spreads as to how we should respond. Pray for the US as people grapple with the sickness. 

Praise about Stacey’s brother, he is cancer free!

Pray for Dara as she is having breathing issues still after a long illness and two miscarriages, and Ian as he has a worsening cough.

Pray about our finances as our fundraiser has been cancelled. Pray that God meets our needs creatively!

Ethiopia

Pray for our Ethiopian team, the country is mandating no meetings or conferences, so we had to cancel our trainings! Both the trainings that Eskinder ad Rich were going to run.

The Eritrean leaders want to have more trainings with their people! Please pray that we can make this happen as soon as it is safe.

Pray for Eskinder as he continues to plan for the fall, we are hoping that the coronavirus pandemic abates in time for us to run the 10-20,000 person conference in December.

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ March 14-21
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Praise and Prayer ~ February 24-31

Nigeria

The former sheik’s baby has recovered from her illness, praise the Lord! 

Comfort and Zainab are in Jos now, for the trainers’ training, please pray for this training! The team hasn’t heard back from everyone, but are hoping to have 25-27 of the head trainers attend. Pray for safety in travel.

We thank God for last week’s trainings in Katsina and Kano, they were very successful, and travel was safe! Let us continue to pray for the participants, many are trying to evangelize, and have plans to evangelize together in April and beginning of May, and go on trips to go to different states. They intend to use our gospel cards and follow up materials!

Ishaku went to Jalingo on an outreach and is still there, he spent the night in Jalingo, and tomorrow he is coming to Jos, pray for safety!

Last week when Sam was away, his wife was suffering from an eye problem, and thank God she is doing better. 

Let us continue to pray for the upcoming events in Jos, thank God for journey mercies from Abuja to Jos, for Rich and Peter!

On Saturday some of the Nigeria team will travel to Jalingo to meet with the committee organizing the conference in Jalingo, pray for safety in travel and a fruitful meeting. 

Rich will be preaching in an RCCN (Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria) church on Sunday, pray for wisdom as he shares the message. 

Continue to pray for the TV program! They will air the second episode in the north this week! Pray that God will use this to spread his word. 

The Nigeria team is having another training next week in the Foron area, pray that God will guide them and lead them! They are expecting 150 people. Most are pastors and elders some group leaders from COCIN (Church of Christ in Nigeria). 

Things are better in Maiduguri, the government announced that both Muslims and Christians should pray and fast. There were two attacks close by, but God has been faithful. Pray that God will comfort and strengthen them. The governor said he is going to fast and pray for peace! Please pray that God hears their prayers

There are three girls who had turned to prostitution who are listening to Comfort and learning from the follow up materials, Comfort is not in Jos this week, but has left one of her trainees in charge of reaching out to them and continuing with the follow-up lessons. Pray for them!

Praise God, the internet in the Nigeria office is working! The printer is working as well!

Ethiopia

Eskinder is arranging the training for prospective trainers with Rich, he is expecting 16-20 people! Please pray for wisdom and grace as he does this.

Eskinder is praying that David would be able to finish all the materials, because about 1300 people are waiting for them. Pray David is able to figure out the changes soon!

Pray for the large conference, they’re postponing it until November-December, hoping to have 10,000-20,000 people! Pray for wisdom about exact timing, and resources!

Cameroon 

Continue to pray for peace for the country, and for health and strength for Florence’s family, and encouragement in the Spirit for the trainees!

USA

Stacey’s daughter is doing better! Praise God! Please pray that God continues to protect her and the baby. 

Pray for David’s son Ben, they’re changing some of his teachers at school to try to help him. 

David shared at Laurel community church yesterday, and people responded well! Next Sunday they have a missions conference, and David will be there. 

David’s wife is in Arizona this week with her parents, helping them, please pray for her! The plan is that they will move to Oregon in July, so pray for the building process, that all the permits and financing would go well! 

Continue to pray for preparations for the set up for the fundraiser on the east coast! 

Continue to pray about Dara and Ian’s finances! Also, the kids are sick this week, pray for quick healing, and that the kids could sleep through the night again. 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ February 24-31
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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
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