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200309 Missions Prayer Requests Blog Post.001

John Paul & Sarah Stepanian in Uganda

  • For our whole family to continue trusting in Christ and bringing him glory in word and deed
  • For John Paul and Sarah’s village Bible studies—that we would carefully handle the Word, for those who don’t know Christ to come to saving faith, and for those who do know him, to grow in holiness
  • For the STC men to be diligent in their studies, professors faithful in teaching what is true and right, and for the future impact these men can have in their own villages and communities
  • For the health, safety, and joy of our growing missionary team
  • For the new church building project—wisdom, resources, timing, the Lord’s help and care

Shannon & Danielle Hurley in Uganda

  • For Emmitt Hurley as he recovers from shattering the bones in his heel and fracturing the talus bone
  • Praise the Lord for the 50 new students enrolled in the Shepherds Training Center from Uganda, South Sudan, and Ethiopia
  • Pray for the new school year of Legacy Christian Academy and the 550 students that we teach and disciple
  • God would continue to bless our leadership team and keep us unified, spiritually minded, and dedicated to one another

Eric & Heather

  • Praise the Lord for the opportunity to preach the Gospel & train pastors in the 10/40 window
  • Continued prayer for Redeemer Church to find a new regular location for weekly worship services
  • Pray for wise planning and provision for our students making plans to plant churches in the next year in our city and in two nearby countries 
  • Pray for God's provision for three faculty members currently raising support to move to Dubai to join our team
  • Pray that the Lord brings the right students in September to come and to be equipped for the work he has for them to do
  • Pray for our family to put on the armor of God and stand in the gospel amidst opposition

Josiah & Crystal Grauman in Los Angeles

  • Wisdom as Josiah is teaching new classes this semester 

Hector & Indira Ortega in Mexico

  • For conversions and the eventual planting of a church in San Blas, which is in a very strategic location
  • For the upcoming pastors’ conference in El Fuerte on March 24 - gospel opportunities in town, and the equipping of pastors and growth in their respective churches
  • Praise as the church in El Fuerte just celebrated their first membership service
  • Praise as Indira has recovered from a number of surgical procedures over the last year

Cory & Kristine Cramer in Albania

  • Praise the Lord for the birth of Finneas Adam on November 4!
  • Pray for both the Albanians affected by the recent earthquake and for Christians to have opportunities to share the Gospel and Christ’s love

Erion & Melodie Dielli in Albania

  • We praise God for the money that came through to cover the cost of the church building, and finish off the payment. 
  • We praise God for the adoption of little Emiljano and for the impact his life had on our family, church and community.
  • Pray for Erion as he is at the end of all the renovating of the church building. Pray that he is able to get the rest and rejuvenation he needs.
  • Pray for the families that were effected by the earthquake at the end of November, and the work that is going on for them, helping them with physical needs, but ultimately pray for opportunities for us to reach them spiritually with the Gospel.