Richard and Anne Hoyt (Chad, DPG Day 1)
Pray for the Lord to free Renée from spiritual bondage. Pray that God will provide Rich and Anne with wisdom and discernment as they minister to her. Pray that the funeral next Saturday of a missionary colleague may be used by God to heal the rift in the Chadian church.
Bethany Kapezya (DR Congo, DPG Day 1)
Pray for Bethany as she develops TESOL and Christian Education curricula. Pray for her as she disciples Oeuvredi and Claudias in their Christian faith (they were baptised last year).
Phil and Sandy Jones (Mexico, DPG Day 5)
Pray for them as they travel to the USA this week where Sandy will attend the True Woman conference where she was extremely blessed last year. Pray for her energy levels as she still has limited strength after her cancer treatment.
Leigh and Tamara (Nepal, DPG Day 9)
Praise God for ethical approval for Leigh to collect data for his Masters’ thesis. Praise God that the local school has a full complement of teachers. Praise God that Tamara is enjoying being part of the women’s fellowship, and Leigh is helping with the translation of some youth videos. Pray for their new house-help to settle in quickly. Pray for Leigh’s hand to continue to regain strength and range of movement.
Paul and Gerrah Kulikovsky (Philippines, DPG Day 10)
Pray for Gerrah to stay strong in her tiredness, even as she takes another class. Pray that she can get some rest when they are in Adelaide and Sydney in October. Praise God that the Guiuan church’s 21st anniversary went well.
Farid and Parila Qurbanpur (QLD, DPG Day 11)
Praise God that Farid had an opportunity to share with Muslim missionaries. Pray that the seeds of the gospel were sown in their hearts. Pray that Parila will have more opportunities to share her faith with the women working in a local bakery and in her TAFE hairdressing course. Pray for the salvation of Parila’s sister in Canada and her mum in Germany. Pray for their son Peter as he sits his year 12 exams.
Woody and Bev Baker (VIC, DPG Day 15)
Praise God Tropical Storm Florence didn’t reach North Carolina’s northeast corner. Pray for the recovery of those who suffered damage and loss.
Les and Kay Loader (PNG, DPG Day 17)
Pray for the distribution of a brochure written to confront the culture of revenge killing in the Hela province. It has taken several months to get the 15,000 copies of ‘Maski Long Bekim Rong’ to Tari the provincial capital, but with the cooperation of MAF they have now arrived. Jonnie Pakuali, in cooperation with the provincial secretary and a variety of church leaders, will be managing the distribution to school and churches, which starts this week.
Chris and Judy Ayers (Specialist, DPG Day 19)
Praise god that the Ayers family is settling into their neighbourhood church. Praise God for good connetions with NZ church pastors and those feeling led to serve the Lord overseas in mission. Pray for their family visit to Toowoomba (27 Sept – 4 Oct), and for Chris as he visits workers in Central Asia and travels to Thailand for leadership meetings (13 Oct – 5 Nov). Pray for Judy to stay healthy as she settles into life in NZ. Pray for Trinity as she sits her first external exams and applies for a school leadership position. Pray for her and Zarah as they relate with young people at church. Praise God that Zarah has recovered fully from oral surgery. Pray for Toby to be accepted as an out-of-zone student at Trinity and Zarah’s high school. Pray for Chris and Judy as they negotiate with school staff an Independent Educational Program for Boaz.
David and Ros (Restricted Access, DPG Day 24)
Praise God that their neighbour has expressed interest in Christian things. Pray for more opportunities and for the family’s salvation. Pray that the Lord will raise up more local leaders.
Tim and Anna Southcott (Preparing for service in Timor-Leste, DPG Day 28)
Praise God that Tim enjoyed learning and flying during flight standardisation. Pray that Anna will have a complication-free delivery later this year, and that William adjusts quickly to a new sibling.