Kenya: Praise the Lord for the impact the Children's Activity Center at the Karinde FMC is making on the community. Pray this day care center will continue to be a means of outreach and ministry to mothers in need of child care services.
CREATIVE ACCESS MINISTRIES
A creative access worker is hosting two Bible studies with university students: one for believers and one for those exploring the Christian faith. Pray this worker and other group leaders will be surrounded with God's guidance to answer students' questions and to build stronger relationships.
Hungary: Praise God the insurance company will cover part of the expenses caused by a recent break-in at the Budapest Ministry Center. Pray for discernment as the church leadership team plans and prepares for autumn ministry. Also pray God will raise up people to come alongside to serve, including those to help with music, mentoring, teaching and community outreach.
Brazil: Pray for God to work through Hope Owsley as she teaches English as an outreach to residents in the Owsleys' apartment building. Also pray for Dan Owsley as he teaches a New Testament survey module to Free Methodists preparing for church leadership. This class meets for seven hours on Saturdays. Praise the Lord for the commitment of these young adults who are training to be pastors and lay leaders in area FM churches. Dan will speak at an evangelistic retreat next week, Oct. 12 to 13. Pray God will bring renewal to each attendee's heart.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
Jordan: A small group has begun meeting weekly in a new neighborhood. This vibrant group is passionate about seeing their community come to know Christ. Pray many would hear of Christ through this group and for discipleship among group members.
Burundi: Pray for Dr. Eric Nzeyimana who gives focused leadership to the Van Norman Clinic, part of Hope Africa University's medical school. Also pray for Joel Miller who is teaching a course on Christian Philosophy of Medicine to students in their final year of medical studies. Both Joel and his wife, Janette, are involved in the clinic several days a week to teach students doing their clinical rotations.
India: The India General Conference of the FMC will be established this week. The conference sessions will be held Fri. and Sat., Oct. 4 and 5. A grand celebration will commence on Sun., Oct. 6. FM work in India started in 1881.
Bulgaria: Praise the Lord for those who attended the first men's conference on Sat., Sept. 21. Pray the men will continue to consider the teaching they received. Also pray for the Chance and Dee Dee Galloway family who have returned to their ministries in Bulgaria following a time of partnership building. Pray the family adjusts quickly to the time change and culture.
Rwanda: Sheila Etherington, who currently resides the majority of her time in the United Kingdom because of her father's poor health, will minister at Kibogora Hospital, Rwanda, Sept. 17 to Nov. 14. Pray Sheila will have good connections with team members and will be an encouragement to hospital staff and patients alike.
Creative Access Ministries: A couple who serve in a creative access area report they will lose one of their regular meeting places at the end of this month. Pray a new location can be found in God's timing.
Ukraine: Pray for Alla and her four children, a family from Zastavya who are going through difficult times. Alla's husband recently committed suicide. Pray for the FM Ukraine Team, who has been ministering to this troubled family, to offer the best support and guidance.
Brazil: Consider joining the church planting team in Aguas Claras, Brasilia, as they are currently engaged in a 21-day period of prayer and fasting through Sun., Sept. 29. They are seeking the Lord of the Harvest for ideas, encouragement, strategy and overflowing love for their fast-growing neighborhood. They are also praying for a place to meet since they currently meet in Dan and Hope Owsley's home. At present only three couples are involved; but the community has more than 549 apartment buildings, and 200 more are being built.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
North Africa: Leaders in three North African countries want to be trained as community house church planters. Impact Middle East is working hard to find ways to train them to do the job successfully without exposing these leaders. Pray for God's hand of protection over these men and women.
Democratic Republic of Congo: Pray for students who attend the more than 200 FM schools where teachers have freedom to present the Bible to their students. Pray students' lives will be changed by the Word of God and that the students will be godly examples to others.
Philippines: Pray for the Ayta Mag-Indi team as they prepare to dub the JESUS Film in their language this month. Pray for the far-reaching impact of this film.
Taiwan: Pray for the new school year beginning this month at Holy Light Theological Seminary. Pray for these future pastors as they seek God's direction in their lives.
Hungary: Pray for teachers and students starting the school year this month, as well as the beginning of English class at the Family Help Center in Budapest's 11th District.
Europe: Pray for the Europe ministry team and for Jerry and Jan Coleman through this transition month. After 17 years as FM missionaries in Europe, the Colemans will step into new ministry roles. Jerry will serve as director of the Francis Asbury Society International, based in Wilmore, KY. Jerry and Jan will depart Hungary on Tues., Sept. 17.
Mexico: Lift Juan Carlos Rodriguez, new superintendent of the Mexican Annual Conference, in prayer. As superintendent he has to travel long distances over two large states of Mexico, as well as pastor a local church. There are also a number of new church plants to oversee. Also pray for leadership development and for God to raise up pastors and leaders for new churches in the conference.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
Egypt: The unrest in Egypt continues this week as protestors and security forces clash.
Please pray that:
1- the Lord prevails with His peace and security over the country.
2 - God intervenes with a powerful hand of protection over believers and church buildings. Pray that attacks on FM buildings will not endanger the safety of individuals and God will protect work in powerful ways.