Prayer Mobilization Line
The following are praise reports and prayer requests
from Nazarene Missions International for
August 27, 2014
  "May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. "
Psalm 141:2 (NIV)
 
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PRAISES:
Music Guitars Academy
  The Music Guitars Academy for underprivileged children opened its doors on July 20. The academy is housed at the El Progresso Church of the Nazarene in Panama and it is the culmination of a longtime dream for church and community members. Instead of being on the streets after their regular school classes end, the children go to church and receive instruction in music and the arts. Praise God for the provision of the Music Guitars Academy! Pray for the children who attend, that they will come to know and accept the love of Jesus Christ.
Mitch Modine
  Thank you for praying for Mitch Modine, missionary professor at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is recovering from surgery that went as planned on August 22. Thank you, Jesus. Please continue to pray for Mitch’s full recovery.
Elaine Cunningham
  On August 22 we received word that missionary John Cunningham’s mother, Elaine, had fallen and was awaiting surgery for a broken hip and undergoing tests for head pain. Praise the Lord that no head injuries were found and that hip surgery was successful. Thank you, Lord, for bringing Elaine through this trauma and we ask you for her complete healing. John and his wife, Sandy, serve God as Nazarene missionaries at JESUS Film Harvest Partners.
Fernando Cesar de Oliveira
  Thank you for praying for Fernando Cesar de Oliveira who underwent surgery on Aug. 18 for prostate cancer. The surgery went well and while they are waiting on biopsy results, doctors believe he will not need chemotherapy or radiation. Praise God. Please continue to pray for Fernando's complete healing. He is the superintendent of the Sudeste Paulista District in Brazil.
PRAY FOR:
GLOBAL MINISTRY REQUESTS
La Hora Nazarena
  In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the radio program "La Hora Nazarena" (The Nazarene Hour) celebrated its first anniversary on August 4. The program's main objective is to proclaim the Gospel and make known the principles of the Church of the Nazarene. The program's name, "La Hora Nazarena", is one that has been used by many programs over the course of World Mission Broadcast's 70-year existence. Praise God for the sustaining ability of Nazarene broadcast ministry to take the Good News of Jesus to a listening world.
God’s Not Dead Showing
  A house group meeting in a sensitive country hosted a dinner and a showing of the film “God’s Not Dead” on August 22. Some of those in attendance are not yet followers of Jesus. Pray that the seeds planted that evening will draw the viewers to consider the claims of Christ.
August Missionary Prayer Focus
 

The following requests have been received from missionaries who are part of the August Prayer Focus. Please join NMI and Verne Ward, director of Global Mission, in praying for these requests:

Anthony and Barbara Manswell, serving in Trinidad

  • Pray that God would give wisdom and strength to Anthony as he assumes the role of Caribbean Nazarene College (CNC) president.
  • Pray that young men and women from the Caribbean will be called into many areas of ministry.
  • Pray that God will call many students to study at CNC.
  • Pray for CNC’s Student Body President, Dwight Ellie, that God would give him wisdom and direction throughout the year.
  • Pray for marriages in the Caribbean and that God would raise up leaders whose marriages are strong examples to young people.

Gary and Penney Sidle, serving in Zambia

  • Pray for the children and Penney as we continue home schooling.
  • Lindsay is finishing 12th grade in December. Pray that she will do well to complete everything successfully and as she makes plans to attend Mt. Vernon Nazarene University.
  • Pray for Betty Paynter (Penney’s mother) who has been dealing with kidney stones.
  • Pray for our district assemblies on the field where Gary will chair four of them. Pray for safe travel for all who attend the assemblies.
  • Pray the Lord provides good health for the entire family.
  • Pray for those who attended a recent training event in a pioneer area in Southern Zambia. Gary taught on discipleship and Penney trained children’s workers.
  • Pray for wisdom for financial concerns that the Sidles are facing as costs continue to rise. This means we need to be very good stewards of what God provides.
  • Pray for the new churches being planted in Zambia and continued growth of the church. This means we have more pastors to equip along with capable lay leaders.

Stephane and Sandra Tibi, serving in Réunion

  • Please pray for the Church of the Nazarene in Réunion Island, to grow well and deep in God's Holy love in this period of transition as we
    move to South Africa.
  • Please pray for obtaining the official registration of the Church of the Nazarene in Cameroon and for Cyrille Ebam who is working towards this goal.
  • Pray for the spiritual preparation of the ordination services that will take place in Congo in October (6-12), and that the Lord will use
    them to bring revival in many lives and churches.

Rod and Sarah Reed, serving in Kenya
Please pray:

  • For all of our family members, that we will love the Lord with all our hearts and love others around us.
  • For Becca, our oldest daughter who graduated from college and is now looking for a career job, deciding where to live, room mate to live with, etc. 
  • For the health of our aging parents.
  • For Africa Nazarene University (where Rod works) that God will enable the university to continue to offer excellence in Christ-centered higher education and that lives would be transformed for service to God and humanity. 
  • For Sarah's ministry in raising up effective children's ministry workers.

Ted and Sarah Voigt, serving in United Kingdom

  • Pray for us as we travel to the U.S. and share with partner churches soon.
  • Pray for God's continued provision for us to minister here in Ireland
  • Please also pray for wisdom as we seek to follow God's leading for our lives and ministry in Ireland.
  • We are seeking prayer as we look to begin a worship gathering for those seeking after God here in our town. Pray that God would lead us as we prepare and invite others to join us.
  • We hope to start a group for moms and babies. We already host a playgroup for parents and caregivers of babies and toddlers. May God bless these efforts.


Don and Evie Gardner, serving in Kenya

Please pray for:

  • Ladies Bible study and fellowships – many growing so much in the Lord – more Hindus coming to know the Savior
  • Young adults we mentor – those newly married, getting married, and the young married couples fellowship
  • The leadership and outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all leaders across the field

Phil and Monica Carr, serving in Senegal

  • Pray for our son, Phillip, who is in Air Force basic training. Pray that the experience will be a positive, maturing one and that he will draw closer to the Lord.
  • Monica broke her ring finger on her left hand trying to separate two dogs when another dog attacked our dog. Pray for healing.

Scott and Emily Armstrong, serving in Dominican Republic

  • Pray that God would give our children the teachers they need in school this next year.  Pray also that Elijah and Sydney would be beacons of light at school when other friends and students look down on them for their walk with God.
  • Pray that God would continue to help our ministry team Discover, Develop, and Deploy missionaries from Mesoamerica’s 32 countries and 75 districts.
  • Pray that God would continue to assist Emily in her studies at seminary.  She is hoping to graduate in 2016.
  • Pray that God would assist us in balancing the demands of travel and ministry with the call to disciple our own family.
  • Pray for Genesis. Please encourage anyone to visit the website (www.mesoamericagenesis.com) and "like" our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MesoamericaGenesis).  This huge initiative is the bulk of our ministry for the coming decade.
    • Pray for the first seven Nazarene missionaries serving already with Genesis in Veracruz, México and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Their names are:
      • Marvin Ac
      • Julia Alejandra García
      • Freya Galindo
      • Zabdi Jessica Delgado
      • Luz Jiménez
      • Daniela González
      • René Gutiérrez
    • Pray for the rest of the 28 sites where there is little or no Nazarene presence - YET.  Especially pray for the new sites we are entering in 2014 and 2015:
      • San Pedro Sula, Honduras
      • Grenada
      • Curacao
      • Guadalajara, México
      • Toluca, México
      • San Salvador, El Salvador
      • Santiago, Dominican Republic
    • Pray that God would send more workers for the harvest - 112+ volunteer missionaries to plant churches for two-year periods in these cities.
    • Pray for an abundant and generous outpouring of offerings and donations on behalf of individuals and churches around the world and around our region.
    • Pray for safety and protection.
    • Pray for all missionaries to receive their visas.
    • Pray for transformed lives and that God would open doors for the sharing of the gospel in these settings.
September Missionary Prayer Focus
 

During the month of September, Verne Ward will pray specifically for the missionaries listed below and we will publish requests received from them on the Prayer Mobilization Line. Please remember to also pray for missionaries who serve in secure or creative access areas. While we can’t list their names for security reasons, ask God to meet them at the point of every need, every day.

Steven and Deborah Baker, USA/Canada Border Initiative
Danilo and Maria Carvalho, Angola
Erika Contreras, Argentina
Jason Decker, USA/Canada
Ana Zoila Diaz Crocker, Panama
Carlos and Noemi Fernandez, Argentina
Daniel Gomis, Senegal
Edward and Rachel Henderson, Papua New Guinea
Justin and Krista Kellerer, Ecuador
Ingrid Kiper, Thailand
Doug and Jennifer Mann, Bulgaria
Matthew and Sara Marshall, South Africa
Erin Meier, Papua New Guinea
Salatiel and Catherine Munedzimwe, South Africa
Cosmos and Andronica Mutowa, South Africa
Richard and Cynthia Phelps, Bulgaria
Leslie Prescott, United Kingdom
Robert and Judith Scottum, Albania
Robert and Colleen Skinner, Hungary
Chris and Andrea Stringer, Ecuador

District Superintendents
  Over the next several months, NMI will publish the names and place of ministry for Nazarene district superintendents. Please join us in praying for these individuals who God has called to shepherd pastors and churches around the world.

Today’s district superintendents are from countries on the Mesoamerica Region:

Joscelyn Martin, Dominica
Rene Acosta, Dominican Republic Central
Samuel Cabrera, Dominican Republic North
Carlos de la Cruz, Dominican Republic Northeast
Miguel Yudén, Dominican Republic Oriental
Luis Peréz, Dominican Republic South
Oscar Villanueva, El Salvador Central
Victor Alfaro, El Salvador East
Mario Castro, El Salvador West
Uber Izales, Guatemala Atlantic
Francisco Cuquej, Guatemala Baja Verapaz
Nery Pérez, Guatemala Central
Miguel Xol, Guatemala Coban North
Rogelio Quej, Guatemala Franja Central
Héctor Caz Och, Guatemala Franja Occidental
May the Lord add His blessing to the work of these district superintendents.
Board of General Superintendents
  Please pray for the ministry and safety of the general superintendents as they travel this month:

Jerry D. Porter
J. K. Warrick
Eugénio Duarte
David W.Graves
David A. Busic
Gustavo A. Crocker
 
HEALTH-RELATED REQUESTS
Wendy Solis
  Please pray for God's healing touch on Wendy Solis who is undergoing chemotherapy for stage four breast cancer. Wendy is the adult daughter of missionaries Ulises and Kelly Solis who serve in Guatemala. Kelly has gone to El Salvador to be with Wendy and four-year-old grandchild.
Thank you for praying.
"At every moment of our life we have an opportunity to choose joy…it is in this choice that our true freedom is, and that freedom is the freedom to love."

—Henri Nouwen, Dutch writer and priest
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