Taiwan: Continue to pray for the Chung Lun FMC's women's ministry meetings. Tim and Lily Kinkead report these twice a month Wednesday meetings provide a great way for many pre-Christians to attend something different from traditional church. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in the seeker's hearts.
Creative Access Country: A short term visitation team will be helping with VBS and other summer activities in a creative access country. Pray for cooperation among team members and understanding for the children who will be hearing the gospel message.
Bulgaria: Pray for next month's Love Bulgaria Youth Evangelism Conference (Aug. 11-16). Pray for the planning and logistics, as well as God's presence to surround each youth attending. Leaders expect nearly 100 youth to attend.
Colombia: Pray for God's help and strength to surround each couple attending the upcoming marriage course being taught by Ricardo and Beth Gómez, July 18 through Aug. 23.
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Creative Access: Pastor Henry notes that oftentimes in villages where creative access workers are attempting to establish evangelical outreach, it is the local church that protests against these new ministries, not the opposition religious groups. Pray for God to change hearts so believers can work together, not against each other.
Burundi: Praise the Lord for the reestablished Kibuye Eye Clinic at Kibuye Hope Hospital, Burundi. The clinic was opened with the help of Friends of Hope Africa University and Dr. John Cropsey's family. When Dr. Cropsey, a Michigan ophthalmologist, arrived in November 2013, the eye program did not exist. Many patients traveled several hours away to the capital for surgery. Today the Kibuye Eye Clinic has nearly 80 patients each clinic day and approximately 10 operative cases weekly. The next step for the eye program is to start mobile clinics. Pray for the continued development of the program. Also pray for healing for a young boy with cancer of the eye, retinoblastoma. His treatment involves chemotherapy at a distant Rwanda hospital. Learn more about Friends of Hope Africa University
Thailand: Pray for the six churches that national leaders Art and Pat Chutong oversee. Pray the churches would be healthy, mature, discipling and reproducing.
Hungary: Pray for Peter Toth as he serves as the Budapest church plant's assistant pastor and continues working toward ordination. Pray he senses God's guidance as he takes responsibility for the Sunday worship music, weekly Bible study, and mentoring individuals, as well as sharing in preaching responsibilities.
Brazil: Praise the Lord for the contacts Dan and Hope Owsley made at their apartment building's recent World Cup party. Moving into the apartment several months ago, Dan and Hope realized it would be difficult to meet the many neighbors who come home after a day of work and shut themselves in their homes. The Owsleys met dozens of new friends at the party. Pray these friendships will bear fruit for eternity.
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Creative Access: Pray for God's blessing over each of the 15 young men and women involved in intensive studies that are preparing them to lead cell groups. Pray for Pastor M's guidance over the students.
Kenya: Bishop Nixon Dingili writes the nation is mourning the death of more than 50 Kenyans who were gunned down by armed militia in Kenya's coastal region. "This is an area where we have four FM churches, friends and relatives," writes the Bishop. "Our churches were not attacked but our people are affected. Join us in prayer for our country and for God to strengthen our members as we seek God's counsel."
Burundi: Rev. Deogratias Nshimiyamini was elected as the new bishop at Burundi's General Conference held Wed., June 4. Rev. Deo has been an ordained minister of the FMC since 1994 and has served the church in several key positions such as national literacy coordinator, director of Christian education and conference superintendent. He has also served as registrar of Hope Africa University. Rev. Deogratias and his wife, Lea, have seven children.
Cambodia: Pray for Asia Pacific Free Methodist Missions Association (APFMMA) missionary Davis Lam as he coordinates mission teams and handles the mission office administration. Remember Rebecca Chung, also an APFMMA missionary, as she translates Sunday school teaching materials. Pray these lessons impact lives for years to come.
Hungary: Join the Hungary team in prayer for God to raise up several spiritually healthy believers to join with the church fellowship in ministering to families in the neighborhood around the Budapest Ministry Center.
Peru: Pray for the ongoing ministry of AdorARTE, a new FM ministry in Peru that trains youth to use the arts in sharing the good news of Christ.
Mexico: Pray as pastors and lay leaders gather for the Northwest Mexico Provisional Annual Conference in Baja California, June 23 to 30. Pray God continues to arm Luis Crespo Collins with wisdom as he serves as conference superintendent. Pray Dr. Delia Nüesch-Olver's visit encourages leaders of this conference where there are 12 churches with a membership of 758 individuals.
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Iraq: Three young men were ordained this past March in northern Iraq. Each has planted one church, two of which meet in homes. Pray God brings encouragement to each of the church planters in a region where growth is slow and harvest often takes much time and much effort.