Pray for Rick Dugan and Missionary Church Inc. President Steve Jones as they travel to Brazil to meet with the president and leadership of the Missionary Church Brazil. They will each be speaking about discipleship multiplication at a pastors’ conference.
Pray for Janet Nickel as she has two significant events happening this month. First, she is in charge of developing a World Health Initiative Safety and Security Policy, Plan, and Procedures document. Janet states, “This means four days of doing the same workshop a total of seven times to receive input from as many of the staff as possible. My colleague, who is working with me on this, has been sick and was ordered on bedrest so they haven’t been in the office all week. That has really delayed the planning of the workshop manual. Pray that Momoh will be restored to health and we will get a good manual prepared. For the second event, we have finally worked through the tedious procedures of getting a legal consultant on board for the review of the Anti-Human Trafficking Act. There will be regional and national consultative meetings the last week and a half of October. The individuals involved are leaning on me a lot for help. I need to know what I should be doing and how to advise these people.” Pray for Janet as she deals with all of this along with continuing to help others with personal crises. Pray that Janet will not be overwhelmed and will find moments of peace.
Rick Dugan met a Latvian basketball coach, watched a game, met his team, and discussed ministering to his team and their families. Pray for Rick, Madara, and Noah as they continue to meet people in Latvia and for the basketball coach as he figures out how to best disciple his players. Praise! Rick received his residency card and work permit. Pray for Noah as he is recovering from pneumonia and has missed a lot of school and for Madara as she cares for him.
Pray for Ivan and Zhana Kalabric and as they attempt to obtain their visa for Italy. The Kalabrics were not treated well at the consulate. Pray for favor for the Kalabrics as they continue to deal with those at the consulate and that their visas would go through.
The Guinea Team requests prayer for Momodi who grew up with and is a friend to Adam Cluckie. He is pursuing an apprenticeship in operating a taxi. Pray the gospel seeds planted in Momodi would bear fruit. Today is also the first day of the school year for the children in Guinea. Pray for the teachers and the children as they begin another year.
Staff Member In Kenya Through October 31
Pray for a Staff Member who is in Kenya leading a training now through October 31.
Pray for a Regional Strategy Coordinator and Bill Jones as they are in Mongolia now through October 20. Bill is facilitating a “Pastors and Wives Marriage Retreat.” Pray for a safe and productive trip.
Praise! Watching NFL football games with men from Josh Hawkins’ football team at Josh and Sarah Hawkins’ apartment is leading to some incredible discipleship opportunities. Pray as they continue to build relationships.
This year a group of doctoral students will graduate from the program David Bjork directs at the Cameroon Faculty of Evangelical Theology. Pray for David as he leads these students in their final year. Pray for Diane Bjork as she broke a bone in her foot before leaving the U.S. for Cameroon and is currently in a walking cast. Pray her foot will heal completely. The medical procedures David underwent in the U.S. have brought him relief and his energy level is increasing. Continue to pray that his symptoms would not return as he has non-stop meetings with students and faculty whenever he is not teaching. Pray also as the outcome of the presidential election has not yet been announced and tensions increase when the official results are made public.