August Missions Prayer Newsletter – Part 4
August 24, 2020
Lierte Soares Junior – New England Triad – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pray for leadership teams in both churches as we make a lot of decisions.
- We will start a 2nd service soon in MetroWest Boston. Pray we can reach people to attend as well as to serve.
- For health of our people in both churches.
- 28 – Prayer Watch
- 30 – Couples Enrichment Meeting
- In both of our churches we are seeing people return to church on Sundays. This is for sure a God story in times like these. God is working!
Chuck Mayo – Heritage Baptist Church, Greenville, SC – email@example.com
- Pray for Sarah who is teaching in China. With things escalating between our countries, it puts her at risk and flights home are almost impossible to get.
- Pray for Lauren who just ended 11 years in Central Asia. The adjustment back is always rough, but with the current world conditions it is even more difficult.
- The pandemic has been particularly hard on some of our new believers. Pray their hearts stay on fire for His presence.
Rebecca C. – Teacher at International School in Central Asia – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pray for patience, peace and flexibility as all of us wait to see what the upcoming school year looks like. Staff is supposed to report back on August 17 and students on the 24th. The school has removed some walls to make classrooms larger to try to meet the space requirements.
- Pray I will have good, sweet times with the Lord in these last few weeks before the craziness of the upcoming school session. I’m having a hard time focusing my mind on truth.
- In July, I was able to join my team leaders for a trip out east to visit our extended team. During the trip, three fellowships from various cities in the region came together for a group baptism celebration. I’ve been here 9 years and this was the first baptism by national churches that I’ve been able to go to and to say it was a moving experience would be an understatement! Prior to being baptized, each individual gave their testimony and then as each person came up out of the water the whole group would sing “I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back” (in the national language of course : ) All of these new believers had been through one on one discipleship and had truly counted the cost of following Christ. In a country where the number of believers is way less than 1% of the population and where it often seems like the ground is so hard and the fruit so sparse, to see such a tangible picture of the gospel taking root and spreading was really encouraging!
GBA Prayer Partnership with North Okkalapar area in Yangon, Myanmar.
- The Myanmar government is supposed to be announcing this month about reopening their borders. There are teams waiting to get back this month.