Mission Praises/Prayer

Missions’ Praises and Prayer Requests March/April 2023

Daren and Jodi Beck—ACTION International (Cambodia)

  • Praise:
    • For the opportunity to lead and invest in our 2023 Leadership Cohort (10 men from 6 countries).  Pray for God’s direction in each of their lives as they continue to serve in the Harvest.
    • That Andrew (our youngest son) was baptized last month and is making plans to attend The Master’s University in the fall. Pray as we continue to shepherd all our young adult children.  
  • Prayer:
    • For our upcoming International Council meetings next month in Cape Town, South Africa. Thirty-four leaders from 17 of our Fields will gather for prayer and planning.
    • For Jodi as she continues to lead the special education team for elementary students at Logos International School.

Frank Erb—Capitol Commission (USA)

  • Praise:
    • That God is giving me meetings with many legislators at the Capitol to share about Him.
    • That I am getting to know many of the new legislators and staff at the Capitol and many have expressed an interest in attending the weekly Capitol Bible Studies.
  • Prayer:
    • For strength to keep up with my very busy schedule at the Capitol as I reach out to all and teach God’s word there.
    • For “open doors and open hearts”: open doors in that legislators and Capitol staff will respond favorably to my requests to meet with them, and open hearts in that they will receive the message about the Lord as we talk.

Henry and Grace Banda—YOLEDS (Youth Leadership Development in Sport) (Malawi)

  • Praise:
    • For God’s faithfulness to me and my family. 
    • For the success of our ministry one-on-one program. 32 young people were reached, and 11 of them gave their lives to Jesus!
  • Prayer:
    • For spiritual growth for those who gave their lives to Jesus last month.
    • For a bountiful harvest of more souls through sports ministry.

Jay and Karen Devers—Dynamic Church Planting International (Worldwide)

  • Praise:
    • For the success of Jay’s monthly online training, with eight people finishing a course in February. 
    • For the wonderful revival/renewal going on across America and the world. Starting in Asbury University in Kentucky in February, DCPI seeks to fan the flames of revival to this generation everywhere! 
  • Prayer:
    • For Jay as he finishes the Blue Med conference in Malta with 500 attendees, focused on church planting and outreach to the Muslim world. Jay plans and desires to train leaders from Malta and Libya. These are countries new to DCPI training. 
    • To find new partnerships for DCPI. DCPI staff are travelling to conferences in Florida, Turkey and Malta!

Kennedy and Emily Salano—316 Transformational Sports Ministry (East Africa)

  • Praise:
    • That last year’s sports ministry to the unreached peoples here in Kenya has been fruitful. Two new churches have been built in remote villages in Northern Kenya, Laisamis and Kargi. We give God all the glory! Thanks LCC for your prayers and support. 
    • That we received 2,000 Bibles that will be distributed to pastors, church leaders, and coaches. This will be a great opportunity to empower leaders in our area.
  • Prayer
    • For the success of a program to distribute sanitary pads to girls. Pray that the soccer girls will be positively impacted with this discipleship program meant to help them overcome the mensturation stigma that is rampant in our nation.
    • For safety in travel as I fly to Houston, Texas for a sports ministry conference. Pray that my life will be impacted and that I can more effectively reach our children and young people.

Lincoln Christian Academy (formerly Community Christian School), Lincoln, CA (USA)

  • Praise:
    • For the success of our annual ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ ministry leader appreciation this week. This is a student-organized and led event with the goal of teaching/practicing servant leadership. Pastor Mike, Bill Lewis, Jim Brown, and Janet Herrin from Lincoln Community Church were there!
    • That our first two weeks of re-enrollment have concluded and almost 75% of our current families have completed their enrollment.
  • Prayer:
    • For wisdom as we seek the Lord’s direction on new families that join us.
    • For provision for our families. As the cost of living increases, it is difficult for our families to afford Christian education even with assistance.

Michael and Irina—Slavic Gospel Association (Asia)

  • Praise:
  • That the Christmas village outreaches during the month of January went better than expected. Praise the Lord! For the opportunity to spend time with ministry partners and help our parents while we are in the States through March.
  • Prayer:
    For God’s leading as we plan to return to our country in the middle of March, although there is still political strife.
    For a quick and effective implementation of the major reconstruction project that has been started at our airfield. The project will raise the runway to avoid flooding. Please pray for completion and wisdom in the process.

Paul and Grace MosesIndia Sports Ministry/Sangita Charitable Trust/Widows’ Program (India)

  • Praise
    To God for who He is and for the assurance that He is mindful of each of us and our needs.
    For watching over the Sangita Ministries and guiding us as we take every step forward, enabling us to continue with the Sangita Ministries fearlessly speaking into the hearts of the many diverse groups who have not heard of Jesus yet.
  • Prayer:
    To keep our hearts and ears open to listen to His still, small voice to reach out to the unreached peoples of the Chennai area to lead them to Christ with more opportunities.
    That we will never grow weary in spreading of the gospel.
    For financial support and favor as we plan to start a facility for the widows ministry, a facility for the women’s empowerment ministry, a tuition center for community children (whose parents are uneducated or who need help and coaching to continue their studies), and a playground for our children.

Ruth Veltkamp—Set Free Ministries (Nigeria)

  • Praise:
    For two successful two-week-long seminars in January for IMANI leaders. They encouraged one another as they shared reports and also grew in their Christian life and ability to confront problems, such as drugs and gambling among the youth.
    For ongoing gifts of the hundreds of Bibles needed for new believers and Muslim seekers.
  • Prayer:
    For spiritual growth for the new converts reading the Bibles being distributed. Pray that it will produce much fruit in maturity in Christ-likeness and in witness to other Muslims.
    For the ongoing spread of the Gospel in French-speaking West African countries through making disciples of (former) Muslim leaders, men and women, with the help of Warsh Arabic Bibles.

Steve and Dawn Liberti—NAB Conference/Proclaim Ministries (Germany/Global)

  • Praise:
    That Steve’s mother Mary has adjusted well to her move to a memory care facility near Sacramento, and that Steve and Dawn could be there for Mary during the move. Please continue to pray for her salvation as she is a devout Jehovah’s Witness.
    For one of our Proclaim teams currently in South Africa working in the slums near Cape Town. The team is working with a local ministry partner called Monte Cristo there teaching life skills to young people to keep kids off the streets and out of the gangs that dominate the townships. Teaching children basic marketable lifelong skills with Biblical principles, Bible stories and encouragement will make an impact in their lives.
  • Prayer:
    For the success of our ministry effort called “All Out” to recruit the next generation of Kingdom workers. Steve will be co-leading a tour of universities and churches in five different eastern states of the U.S. to encourage young people to step out and get involved in short-term missional opportunities and internships this summer and beyond.
    For the success of evangelistic campaigns Steve is either leading or co-leading to Peru in June, Serbia in late summer and Albania in the fall. Please pray for the mountain of logistical details of each of these campaigns with recruitment, training of church partners and organizing outreach events that are sustainable with a goal of making disciples.

Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge (USA)

  • Praise:
    For our many faithful volunteers, donors, and all those who stand daily with us in prayer.
    For our students and how the Lord is working in their lives.
  • Prayers:
    For the success of our students who will be graduating on March 6th. That they would stay close to the Lord.
    For the needed staffing at our centers.

Ring Dilbung—East India

  • Praise:
    For the opportunity to teach 28 youths for a baking seminar with my co-trainer. Trainees are students who have dropped out of school, as well as housewives.
    For the opportunity to give counseling to some mothers who are hopeless by sharing my testimony. I look forward to spending more time with them in prayer.
  • Prayers:
    For the success of the Sports Leadership Seminar on Kingdom Business where youths for many churches will participate.
    For the success of the upcoming Women’s Seminar.
    For wisdom and guidance as I prepare for Passion Week, as I will be sharing the Word of God in public