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Praise and Prayer ~ August 12-19

Praise and Prayer

Nigeria

The Nigeria team is in the thick of preparing for the three conferences! Please pray for them for wisdom as they are trying to anticipate how many people will be in attendance; Peter is waiting to receive final names and numbers.

With regard to the Hausa Background Believer Conference, we will possibly have 1,200 people in attendance, more than we anticipated, pray for God’s provision!

Pray that Peter’s visa goes through—Bitrus Dasar was just denied a visa to enter the US.

There was an attack along the road on Friday close to Maiduguri, pray for continued protection!

Pray for Comfort as she starts tries to arrange trainings, she hasn’t had quick responses!

Pray for endurance and encouragement for the Christians in Maiduguri, still facing persecution and trauma.

Pray for Christians in Katsina—they shared with our staff stories about how they are being denied jobs, or kept in low level positions, because Christians are looked down on. In the community where they are living, they have to take care of themselves, they have their own primary school, roads, hospital, the local government does nothing for them, doesn’t permit them to partake in normal community life. 

Continue to pray that God will lead us to partner with people that will help them in terms of community rural development so they can continue to help and empower themselves!

Pray for the office in Jos, by next week Peter and the team will begin fundraising in Nigeria! One of the board members, General Bako, has already given a generous donation! 

Thank God for the peace that they are enjoying in Jos! 

Sam thanks God for His care and protection of their lives. 

Everyone was worried about the Salah celebration but there was no attack. We pray that the peace will continue! 

Continue to pray for the big conference, they are still thinking of changing the venue because the hostel are in really bad shape, but the other option doesn’t have good space for the small groups. Pray that God gives the committee wisdom. 

Cameroon

Linda just conducted a training at Baicham, walking 2-3 hours from Mbingo! Pray for her and the rest of the team in Mbingo as they do what they can to minister locally. Pray that God would repay them for their diligence in ministering!

Please continue to pray for Florence’s husband as he is still sick!

Please also pray, they have been cut off from internet and electricity periodically, pray that their utilities are restored.

Ethiopia

9 of the Ethiopian students were imprisoned, and some were severely beaten and require medical attention! The church had to pay for their release. Pray for them for their encouragement and healing. The attack in Injibara prior to their imprisonment was particularly violent, the Coptic priests led a mob of nearly 3,000, who verbally abused them and physically attacked them, seriously injuring one young woman’s back. Some of them are still in need of medical attention.

Praise God that we are looking forward to a fruitful partnership with the demonization as they have been impressed with our work and are completely supportive of our partnership with them! 

USA

Pray for fundraising efforts! We have applied for a $10,000 matching grant from MIF at their encouragement. Pray that this goes through! After this we will have to raise the money in the months that remain in the year.

Pray for us as we start to branch out to find more partners! 

Rich and David met with the Palau team to coordinate security for the women from their family who will be traveling to our conference to speak, pray for Gloria and Wendy to both be and feel safe as they minister!

Pray for us as we continue to coordinate on our end all the logistics for the conference! Pray for a quick and smooth process for approval for the visas that are needed! 

Pray for Dara who has developed a bee allergy, that she can figure out how to be safe. 

In Ethiopia there was a missionary to northern India in an unreached area, who is interested in working with us! Pray that God opens the doors financially and individually as this would be really great place to reach. 

Pray for our training at Cedar Mill! We have two more weeks that Dara, Susanna and Rick will be leading. 

David led a middle school retreat at his church, and thank you for praying! David had ten eighth grade boys in his group, two of which weren’t believers, and praises God for the openness to spiritual growth that he saw. 

David’s son was rough-housing with another kid at the retreat, and they collided and one kid ended up with a broken clavicle. The other family is very upset at the church and at David’s family so they’re trying to mediate conversations, so wisdom for David’s family and the church to know how to deal with the situation. 

Pray for Rick’s financial needs and scheduling complications as to when he can go to Nigeria, and also for his friend Scott, who he is hoping will commit his life to Christ!

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ August 12-19
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Praise and Prayer ~ July 29-August 5th

Praise and Prayer ~ July 29

Nigeria 

The former sheik and his wife just welcomed a new baby girl, Grace Miriam! Praise God!

Comfort lost her father-in-law, please pray for her!

Ruth told the staff that a teenage boy from her village who is related to her husband, was kidnapped after his father was beaten, eventually they released the child for 500,000 Niara. Please pray for protection for the city because kidnapping for ransom has become a problem.

The team is discussing preparation for the conferences, please pray for them! This is a lot of work that spans traveling and conferences from September through November. 

Peter finished his class, praise God! Pray God will give him wisdom as he resumes a full schedule of work at the office!

Sheik will be traveling to visit the MBB converts from a Muslim background, he is expecting to   stay for a week, prayer for him as he leaves tomorrow! Pray for safe travels and for wisdom for him. 

Pray for the Nigeria office as they figure out how to manage their newsletter and increased communications needs as they fundraise on their side of the world! 

Some of Sam’s family is a little sick but they are all doing better! His wife is feeling comforted after the loss of her grandmother, praise God. 

Cameroon

Please continue to pray for our Cameroon team as they plan outreaches and trainings! Please pray for them for provision and grace in the midst of trial. 

Please also pray for Florence’s husband, as he has experienced another set-back with regard to his health.

Ethiopia

Second week of training in Ethiopia this week! Pray for Rich and the team for the strength to finish well, and praise God for the enthusiasm, joy, and eagerness to learn.  

Please continue to pray for peace in the country! 

Praise God for our new Ethiopia office! 

USA

David has returned from a vacation with his family! Praise God for their time relaxing together. 

There are some complications in helping speakers from overseas manage their tickets and visas, pray for David as he works on this!

We have a fundraising campaign August-September hoping to help raise monthly donations to support the ministry we hope to do in 2020, pray for God to provide.

We are working on a new database to keep in better contact with our donors, pray that God gives us wisdom, and praise God for the volunteer, Doug Hoy, who has stepped in to help us.

One of our regular volunteers who helps out with finances is on vacation this week, so David has an increased work load this week so prayer for grace.

Pray for grace for Stacey to be able to finish the organization videos! He is leaving to visit his brother who has cancer, also his sister’s husband who has severe diabetes, pray for mercy for all those that are ill.

Stacey’s right leg is bothering him, please pray for healing! 

David’s got two kids at summer camp this week! Pray for them to have a great time, and would grow spiritually. 

Prayer for protection for Dara’s family, she was threatened by a man with an anger problem while out on a walk with the kids. 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ July 29-August 5th
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Praise and Prayer ~ July 22-29

Nigeria 

The training in the UMCN northern conference Gwandum went very well, the turnout was encouraging! Sam, Dauda, Ahamet and Ishaku together trained over 260 people, mostly evangelists and members of the church. They were able to give certificates to 245. During the practicals, on the first day, the participants didn’t want to go out for witnessing, but the second day the team made it compulsory, and divided the participants into 6 groups. 167 converts prayed to receive Christ! The trainees were instructed to give the names of the converts to pastors in the local area who have been trained so they can be followed up! There are a lot of Muslims in this area, so Ahamet was able to talk about how to witness and conduct follow-up with people from a Muslim background. Pray for these new converts!

The number of participants was underestimated, so we ran short of the materials! This week Sam is going to send the materials to those who were not able to take materials with them.The team sat down with the evangelism committee from the training about twelve zones that they can team up and cover. We promised them that if they can do this, we will continue to supply materials! 

This is farming season so this was actually a small number of their pastors! They would like to bring more pastors next time, pray for these plans as they come into place.

No problems with traveling, praise God for the new office car!

There was an attack Thursday about 25 km away from Maiduguri. They killed a captain and a few others, people are scared to go out to their farms. So they have food insecurity if they can’t farm, pray for peace!

Comfort is traveling to EYN headquarters, and will see the director of Evangelism and speak with him about running further trainings. She is leaving tomorrow on a more than 5 hour journey, pray for her safety and for God’s guidance and encouragement for her!

Pray for Peter as he is trusting God to complete his summer course this week Friday, pray that God will continue to lead him and give him grace and strength!

Pray for Sam’s family, when Sam was in Gwandum Friday evening, Sam’s wife’s grandmother died. She is in the village for the burial, and planning to return tomorrow or the day after. Pray for comfort for her and for grace for her family. 

USA 

Rick might be able to travel with his daughter, pray for a good time with her! Continue to pray for healing for Rick’s family. 

Stacey thanks God that his vacation went very well! Travel was all safe, and his family enjoyed each other. Pray for his brother, there is another scan the 2nd of August for his lung, Stacey will be traveling to visit him the 4th. His sister’s husband is suffering from severe diabetes, pray for healing! 

Pray for Dara as she sings in an opera this Sunday, for strength as she travels back and forth to rehearsals and for opportunities to minister to the people around her with the music that she loves.

Pray for David’s trip with his family that this will be refreshing time!

Pray for wisdom and direction for the US team as we continue to work on expanding our support base. 

Ethiopia 

Rich,  Eskendir, Rich, Jacob, and Dandana (the Oromo translator who has done the materials) all arrive safely at the location for the training, praise God! We trust that the Muslim evangelism expert will be coming Wednesday

Pray that everyone is able to come, they are expecting about 100 students! There was some confusion about the dates, so we need to pray that all the students are able to come.

The team has to make the hundred gospel tracts tonight! Pray for them as they finish lastminute preparations. 

It’s cold in Ethiopia! Pray for everyone as they deal with the cold. 

Pray for next week’s training also, we are hoping another 100 students will be there by God’s grace. 

Pray for the thieves who took Rich’s phone, pray for their salvation. 

Pray for continued peace in Ethiopia. 

Cameroon

Florence’s husband is experiencing another decline in his health, please pray for mercy for him and for Florence!

Please also pray for Florence’s team of evangelists and trainees, for wisdom, continued encouragement and grace as they plan together to reach out to those around them. 

Pray for peace for Cameroon!

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ July 22-29
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Praise and Prayer ~ July 14-21

Nigeria: 

Maiduguri has been safe this week! The weather has been so hot, we believe that this is part of the reason there have been no attacks even on the surrounding villages,. 

Pray that God will help Comfort pull together a training! There are many little churches as well as Good News church that have expressed interest. 

Jos is peaceful, it is calm, people are going about their business. Also, no crisis in town or villages, praise God! 

Sam’s baby is doing better with teething, but his family has colds! Pray for healing.

The staff is in Gwandum doing the training! Pray for grace. They were expecting 200-250 people for four days. Pray that everything goes smoothly!

Peter is working on his school, pray for him as he writes exams! 

Pray for 500 Muslim converts by the end of the year! This is our goal in our partnership with the 9 organizations we work with.

USA: 

Rich is in Ethiopia, pray that the travel to the location goes well and that the training for all 200 university students is filled with the Holy Spirit’s power!

Pray, we have some major supporters who are in need of direction!

Praise God that the woman who was missing was found, and is getting the help that she needs, pray for her that she is healed! 

Stacey is traveling in San Diego with his family! Pray for a rejuvenating time.

We are arranging things for a training with Cedar Mill! Pray for Rich, Dara, Susanna, and Rick as they prepare to train. 

We have a new volunteer who is helping us in the office thank God! 

Praise God the board meeting went well! Continue to pray for wisdom for the board as they provide leadership for the organization, there are some difficult issues that we are dealing with. 

Rick is climbing Mt. St. Helens, with two of his supporters, pray for safety and rejuvenation. 

Cameroon: 

Pray for Florence and her team’s future plans to conduct trainings surrounding Mbingo and in other regions!

Pray for her husband’s health!

Pray for all the country for peace. 

Ethiopia: 

Pray for peace for Ethiopia!

Pray for the Ethiopia team of volunteers, the national director Eskinder, and Rich as they conduct this monumental training!

Pray that Agazi will make it to the training on time!

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ July 14-21
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Praise and Prayer ~ July 1-8

Nigeria

Monday there was another attack by the Boko Haram in the north! Also there was a demonstration in the refugee camp outside Maiduguri, they have not received their regularly scheduled aid in 3 or 4 months. Prayer that people would not misappropriate funds meant for the vulnerable, and that God would provide for them! 

Prayer for encouragement for the Christians in Nigeria, for our co-worker Comfort and her friends,or God to help them to stand in these end times. Some people are losing hope, and it is a difficult situation to be in! One girl, Hannatu, was almost forcibly married to a Muslim this past week, but the church was able to intervene. Pray for her that she will grow stronger in the Lord, and will be safe and provided for. 

Pray for Comfort’s continued ministry to widows!

Jos is peaceful and blessed with rains, praise God. 

Peter is very busy with school and has many upcoming assignments. Pray for wisdom and strength! His class is on contextualization and global missions. 

Samuel, Ishaku, Yusuf, and Dauda will be running training for UMCN close to Gombe in a couple of weeks! We haven’t been able to communicate with the area lately so pray that Sam will be able to get through. This group was inspired by our training of pastors in Jalingo, and wants us to train 150 of their pastors and church leaders so that all of their local area churches will catch the vision for evangelism and follow-up. 

Peter and Rich visited the area eight years ago, there is a local wonder which they are very proud of. There is a series of what appear to be running footprints in a rock formation up on a mountain nearby. Rich and Peter hiked up in between the training sessions and the locals were very gratified by the interest that they showed! Local legend is that even if you chisel the footprints away, they return. They call them “magical footprints”.

Thank God for the impact of the IDENT and IFIX training! The discipleship center leader called to tell that a woman came to receive Christ after having her teeth removed by one of the trainees! 

Pray for the MBBs up north, some of them are unwilling to stay in their home area, and some just want to move around receiving support from the church, and may or may not be genuine in their conversion. Help them not to see this as a means of getting money but to take up the cross of discipleship! 

Cameroon

Florence and our Cameroonian trainees are running a retreat for about 8 leadership, and next week planning to have another training for more people! Pray for continued encouragement and grace for all of them in Jesus’ Name. They have been praying and fasting and asking God for mercy for their country and for guidance for them all in ministry.

Mbingo is peaceful, but Belo is not, continue to pray for peace and stabilization! 

Ethiopia

The country appears stable now after the coup, praise God, but pray for continued peace as the government works to continue to apprehend those involved. 

Pray for the final preparations for our training of 200 students!

We continue to praise God for the official Ethiopia office we now have with the hiring of Eskinder as our National Director! 

USA 

David is up in Washington doing support raising for his family! He spoke at one church Sunday morning, and has had fruitful meetings with supporters, pray for his increased support as he is facing an increased need.  Everyone at the church has been praying by name for the FFICM team members overseas, praise God for their faithfulness in prayer!

Praise God we have a new volunteer! Doug Hoy will be working with our staff to see how he can best help. 

Praise God for all the help Stacey has been able to give with audio/visual. 

Continue to pray for Dara and Susanna as they support a friend in her marriage. 

Pray for the organization as we are facing a potential huge financial hurdle! Pray for wisdom for Dad and David as they develop a strategic plan and Dara as she works to communicate this complicated scenario. 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ July 1-8
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Praise and Prayer ~ June 24-31

Nigeria

Comfort asks for prayer for security in Borno state and that the Christians are given the strength in the Spirit to stand firm in the midst of severe persecution. The Boko Haram attacked on Saturday and were repelled, but not before about fifty people died. Please pray for an end to the violence! The women in the refugee camps are continuing to convert Islam, despite the efforts of the local church to provide support. They are not getting the aid that they need! Please pray for them. 


Comfort’s daughter is finishing her final project for school!


The Nigeria office car is now malfunctioning! Pray for Peter for strength and encouragement as he deals with it, and that the Lord would prevent the enemy from attacking the ministry at all!


The office van is working very well, and now has both seatbelts and AC, which we praise God for in the danger and heat of Nigeria! 


Praise God for peace in Jos this past week. 


Continue to pray for the details to come together for the conferences in the fall!


Cameroon

Pray for the retreat for FFICM trained evangelists and church leaders, as they pray and ask God to grant them renewal and wisdom to know how he is leading them to minister in this time of great trial! Florence asks that we pray for some of the evangelists who because of unforeseen circumstances will not be able to attend, that they will not be discouraged. Pray for God to encounter each one of us accordingly. Pray for grace to fast and pray through the retreat fervently!


Please continue to pray for Florence’s husband, as he lost his younger brother this past week!


Ethiopia

Please pray for improved communications with our Ethiopian team!


Please also pray for the country–a major general was assassinated in an apparent coup attempt this past week, and numerous officials killed in the north. May God grant them peace!


Please pray for the continued set up for the training of the students in July! That everything (especially now security) would fall into place.


USA

Pray for Rich and David as they are catching up on all of the new information they have from Nigeria and the US the past few weeks and will be developing further strategies and budgets. 


Pray for David as he travels this week to a church with his family, he will be speaking twice, and has his wife’s birthday celebration, parents’ anniversary, sisters’ anniversary, and other birthdays to be present for! May God bless each family member. 


Thank the Lord for interested volunteers resulting from David’s last speaking engagement at Laurel Community Church!


Continue to pray for Stacey’s brother, who is waiting for test results still–pray for peace and for news of healing!


Pray for Dara and Susanna as they support a close friend who is struggling in her marriage. 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ June 24-31
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Bread of Life

Zainab was facing severe discouragement in her life, but she was so blessed through the work of God through the training we ran at Emmaus Bible School she now has hope! This is her story…

Zainab learning to train others to disciple new believers


“This is my twelfth year running a baking school to support myself and my ministry, and this year things became very hard. I had no new students at my school, no money to pay my bills, I was sick with no means of purchasing treatment, and I had to withdraw my children from school. My Muslim family members mocked me.


I almost gave up before I came to Emmaus.

But thank God, I came to Jos. By the grace of God since I returned home and started making disciples and training others, God has blessed me! My health has improved, and my life has meaning again.

Training the bakery students in follow-up and discipleship!


Today, God added four new students to my school and I am able to pay half of my shop rent that I haven’t been able to pay since February.

My landlady has given me grace and believes I will able to pay my bills again.

God is blessing the people through this teachings! Some people have been living in fear and not faith, others have received Jesus Christ, but are not sure of their salvation. But the classes on following Jesus has brought hope and faith back to them.


Once again thank you for teaching me the truth. And thank you for the materials. God bless you all.”

“Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.'” John 6:35 (NIV)

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Praise and Prayer ~ June 17-24

a ferry dumped a car in to the river immediately prior to our team crossing!

Nigeria

Praise the Lord we got a new small car for the Nigeria team (Peter laughed for several minutes when we ask if the AC worked, he said the mechanic told him he forgot to fix it) but the seatbelts do! Pray we need to get seatbelts for the van! 

The larger meeting with the nine organizations and our Nigeria team went pretty well, they weren’t as prepared as we had hoped, but we now know the venue for the large conference, the MBB conference, but not the Hausa background believer conference yet (which will be somewhere in Katsina). They didn’t have the budget ready, so pray that they will be able to come up with the budget. They’re having a second meeting tomorrow to try to hash out the finances together, pray for wisdom and good collaboration! 

We are figuring out the lodgings for most of the speakers for the fall conferences, pray for the success of the final plans. 

Rich is leaving day after tomorrow, pray for safety in travel to Abuja, and the flight. 

Peter is writing an exam on Friday! Pray for wisdom and easy memory! Peter’s water tank is not working, so they are collecting rain water for use in their house. Peter’s wife is supposed to go and see the doctor again for her checkup this week, pray for good news from her tests! Pray for his daughter, Greta, who is still trying to get into university and is very discouraged and frustrated. 

Praise God for the safety of the trip prior to this, God protected the team in a number of ways as some very serious dangers presented themselves. 

the journey north

Jos is safe! There has been no crisis in the city or in the villages. Praise God! 

DCC chairman and UMCN meeting—pray for better memory and implementation of the strategy. They want to have their own conference in Jalingo, so we are going to pray about this. They said they could bring enough people who would be interested in evangelizing and following up with Muslims in the local area who don’t feel confident. 

Everyone agreed again that there isn’t a way that we can send 500 converts to discipleship schools, and this is what we are praying for and what we want for Muslim

Rich and the sheik are continuing to work hard on the Muslim background believer materials, and have gotten to test some of the materials in the field with positive results. Pray for their continued collaboration. They hope to finish writing three follow up segments!

Pray for continued set up of the ministry that Wendy and Gloria Palau are hoping to do among the internally displaced widows and children while they are in Jos for the conference. 

One of the ITEC dental trainees has already started removing teeth. He is looking for a place to rent space where he can continue working. 

The house where we all stayed during the training and the primary school was all pulled down by a wind storm. A tree was ripped out of the ground. Pray for the head of the discipleship center, as she is facing serious challenges and discouragement. 

In Maradi where we hope to have a training, the Muslims burned an AOG church and some vehicles. 

Pray that the Lord will put an end to all the attacks on our team and Nigeria. 

Ethiopia

Pray for the continued work of set-up of the training of the university students in July! At least 200 students are coming. 

Half of the students are going to Muslim areas so they need to be trained to share the gospel in Muslim areas, we’re bringing in the head of the department for Muslim evangelism for Kale Heywet church to come work with us training the students. He’s taking care of all of his expenses. 

Cameroon 

Pray for their short retreat they are having for FFICM trainees end of June!

USA

We are hoping more of our US team will become proficient in “high” Hausa, which is highly respected in the north. 

Dara is sick with an infection and is leaving for a vacation, pray she recovers quickly!

Pray for the arrangements, we have found an open door for being able to process visas for people going over in September! We are grateful for this, but continue to need prayer for all the set-up issues. 

David is preaching Sunday, prayer for wisdom. 

Roy’s memorial service is on Saturday, prayer for the family. 

Pray for Rick’s classes at Multnomah and fundraising efforts!

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ June 17-24
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Praise and Prayer ~ 2nd week of June

Nigeria

Rich began working with sheik ad his coworker writing MBB materials, they outlined what an MBB needs practically to transition to the church. Praise God! Rich heard many stories about why these materials are necessary. In one scenario a Muslim convert went to church in Maiduguri, and the people at the gate refused to let him in because they were afraid that he was going to bomb the place, they called the police, the policeman was a Muslim and was mad he had converted and accused him of being BH, and put him in jail for two years.

Praise God, there was no trouble over Salah in Jos or in Maiduguri. In Jos, they didn’t let anyone ride the “tricycles” over Salah so they wouldn’t have an easy attack method. 

In Kindjandi BH attacked and kidnapped a woman who they later released too send a warning that they plan on killing all the Christians in an area.

Maiduguri is completely calm which is making everyone nervous, because this kind of calm usually means they’re planning a new strategy, pray that God has mercy and averts all tragedy, and thwarts all plans of the enemy.

This week Comfort had 2 people she trained, one is an immigration officer and another local person. She sometimes trains people within her house, pray for her! Comfort asks for prayer that there will be more open doors for her to train more people. Pray for grace and encouragement for her as she works in this difficult region.

Pray for Rich as he travels north hopefully Wednesday, going up for two days. Sheik and his co-worker will be traveling with him. They will meet with the ECWA folks, making sure they’re going to follow through with their muslim evangelism and follow up strategy we agreed on. It has been difficult to help the church accept MBBS, the church got burned recently because they accepted an MBB, there is a lot of fear. Please pray for safe travel because it’s dangerous around there. 

Pray for the 500 convert goal that we are trusting God this year! Pray for wisdom as we continue to work with church leaders to figure out how to care for them. 

Pray for the meeting to set up all the conferences. Committee meeting on Monday! Pray it will work out well and will be a good time of fellowship. 

Some of the people we trained from the??? training. Someone from abuja, a woman has trained about 30 people, she has been sending pictures and reports. Another one in Lagos started training some teenage girls, she is using her training really effectively! Another pastor called from delta, that he has started conducting the training with his church leadership, and need more materials. Pray for people who are using the training that god will give them wisdom to know how to continue to put their training into practice. 

Pray for the Nigerian office, they just sold their small car and are hoping to get a new (and better functioning one!) Pray for wisdom! 

Pray for Peter, he has just started classes! One of his classes is on Islamic theology and thought. He thanks God that it has come at the right time, there are eight in the class and most of them know exactly how they want to use it in their ministry. 

One of the challenges is that the churches are running away from the training, some of the MBBs are using the churches for money, and continually rotating between churches. Peter is brainstorming with other classmates how to best solve those problems. 

Pray for plans for the end of the year, thinking of ideas for how to raise funds internally for the Nigeria Office. They met as a team the past two weeks, and agreed on a strategy for developing video clips and newsletters to send to strategic people to share about the ministry. Pray that God will give us more wisdom for how to best communicate and who to talk to!

Pray for Stacey as he develops videos for the Nigeria office! They are hoping to start meeting                                                                                                                                                                                                      with some major potential supporters by August. Ten minute video. 

We are trying to set up a training in Niger, the week after the fall conference. We need visas to be able to do that! 

Thank God, Sam’s father is improving, the problem is heart failure. He will be taking drugs to help with that, pray for God to miraculously heal him, his name is Phungwon! 

Ethiopia 

Pray for continued collaboration with Kale Heywet and our Ethiopian colleagues for wisdom and understanding as we’ve signed the MOU! 

Pray for Eskendir’s continued work with us, and also for the set up of the training. 

The leadership wants us to go south to a really unreached area where they have indigenous people there willing to be trained! They want us to go in November, but it’s unlikely we will be able to, so prayer for the opportune time to present itself. 

Cameroon

Pray that the Cameroonian team will get the funds in time to run their retreat for the FFICM trained evangelists and church leaders. 

USA 

We’re putting out the monthly newsletter this week, pray for wisdom and grace that people will be prompted to pray and give!

Also pray for knowing who to follow up with as far as volunteers, we need a lot of help…with everything 🙂 

Pray for starting to plan the conferences, and also fundraiser!

Pray that the visa process will go smoothly on this end, since the way we had before to get visas without an in person interview is temporarily stalled. 

Wendy Palau is wanting to minister to the widows around Jos in the camps, pray for the process of setting that up. 

Last week of school for David’s kids before the school year is over! Pray that the kids will be able to finish strong, and the transition process to summer goes smoothly! 

Pray for Rick as he begins classes at Multnomah, that he would be blessed and the ministry would also be blessed through his growth in knowledge of the Lord. 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ 2nd week of June
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Praise and Prayer ~ June 3-10

Nigeria: 

It is very hot in Maiduguri! Prayers for everyone for relief from the heat. 

Comfort was able to share the training with 6 widows from a Baptist denomination. Some are widowed because of the Boko Haram, they all have between 2-4 kids. Prayer for them for their needs and ministry!

For safety in Maiduguri and Jos, the Muslim Salah celebration starts tomorrow, Boko Haram were saying in Maiduguri, they want to come into town to celebrate Salah. Pray for wisdom for the Christians to understand where they should go and how they should be watchful.  Also in Jos there have been a number of threats circulating, prayer for peace. 

Pray for Comfort’s daughter who will be finishing her degree in September!

They haven’t been able to run the training in Biu because the rains have come and people are farming, pray for an opportune time. 

Peter started his classes today! Prayer for safety and wisdom as he continues to study for the next eight weeks. 

Pray for Samuel, his father Tungong has a health challenge in his leg, a boil or a wound that has persisted, possibly cancer, pray for healing!

Prayer for wisdom as we continue to work on plans to help the latest trainees how to begin to apply what they just learned! Some of the trainees from the recent training have been calling and letting us know that they are applying their training, fixing generators and small engine. 

Of 8 dental students, there were three that were fully certified, one was only qualified for silver nitrate, and as particularly devastated. Prayer that God will help him as he deals with his disappointment. For the I-FIX guys, four of them were from the same state, and they were talking about trying to set up a central office where they could share the tools and work together to fix generators and motorcycles! They’ll have logistical challenges in sharing the tools that they received. Adamu was able already to fix a generator in his area that has been broken for two years! Praise God

Yesterday the woman who leads the discipleship center called and said that the one man who was treated came to show appreciation for his treatment and gave his life to Christ. 

Prayer for one dental student who is having a hard time figuring out where to put the dental chair for his ministry. It’s complicated culturally, he doesn’t want his current boss to think that he isn’t committed to his job. 

Cameroon: 

Pray for wisdom for the retreat that they want to host for the FFICM trainees. Praying for the Lord to lead them to a time that they can do another training.

 For continued prayers for peace in the region! May God have mercy on Cameroon!

Ethiopia: 

Pray for Rich as he just landed in Ethiopia! He is scheduled to sign the MOU tomorrow, and is meeting with the deputy general secretary tomorrow.

USA: 

Stacey’s older brother has prostate cancer return that went to his lungs. They’ll be doing new scans to make sure it hasn’t spread anywhere else. He’s a Christian and says he is experiencing peace, but pray for healing! 

Our friend and partner Carl Palmer has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, prayer for healing and grace for him and his family. 

We need some prayer for getting visas for our speakers for the conference, there are a lot of issues with the Nigerian consulate, running out of visa stickers etc. Pray that a) the New York office would be able to start working in a timely manner so we can get the visas by mail and b) if this isn’t going to work out that we would have wisdom to know when to move forward with other options (i.e. flying to Los Angeles or somewhere else). 

Prayer for Dara’s family as they’re preparing for the memorial, especially for Janice, also for family members that are not Christian. 

Pray for Asher, David’s son who is celebrating his 9th birthday, that he wins his baseball game tonight. Pray also for Ben who is struggling with his growth and some emotional issues. 

DaraPraise and Prayer ~ June 3-10
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