Prayer Mobilization Line
The following are praise reports and prayer requests
from Nazarene Missions International for
January 21, 2015
  "Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV
 
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PRAISES:
Thompson Emergency Surgery
  On January 13, we were made aware that missionary Rachel Thompson had undergone emergency surgery and that the surgery was successful. We also learned that Rachel is pregnant with their second child and the surgery, while it could have been extremely dangerous to the unborn child, had not harmed him/her. Praise God for this immediate outcome! Pray for Rachel and for the ongoing healthy development of the baby. Rachel serves in Papua New Guinea with her husband, Jordan, and firstborn son, Miles. Click here to read more about the events of last week and how God was present throughout.
Willis-Grider Cancer Free
  Former missionary Marilyn Willis-Grider underwent chemotherapy recently and this past weekend received a report that said the chemo was extremely effective and there is no sign of cancer. Praise God for this news! Marilyn says the report is “Real evidence of the power of prayer.” Marilyn served in South Africa and Germany from 1990 – 2005.
PRAY FOR:
GLOBAL MINISTRY REQUESTS
Tax Increase
  Property taxes on the Nazarene churches and seminary in Quito, Ecuador, have increased more than 1,000 percent. Pray that the work of the Church of the Nazarene in this area will be able to receive special consideration as a non-profit church organization. Ask the Lord to give the leadership in Ecuador His discernment and wisdom as they make decisions on how to proceed.
Malawi and Mozambique Flooding
  Pray for the people in Malawi and Mozambique who are suffering due to damaging floods. Reports say that in Malawi alone more than 200,000 people have been displaced and at least 170 killed. Pray that disease, such as cholera, is kept away and that those who have survived, what is being called historic flooding, can rebuild their lives. Read more about how Nazarenes have been affected and ways to help in the NCN News article.
Ebola Crisis in West Africa – UPDATE
 

Following are some of the ways the Church of the Nazarene is responding to the Ebola crisis in West African countries:

  • Guinea Conakry – The 10 Nazarene churches in this country are working in coordination with other evangelical organizations and have distributed 100 chlorine tap buckets* and 1,500 Ebola prevention brochures in two major cities and 15 villages. A total of 4,500 people were informed about Ebola prevention. Many people in the villages asked workers to come back at the end of the Ebola crisis and plant churches.
  • Liberia – All three Nazarene districts are constantly involved in prayer, Ebola prevention campaigns, and food distribution. Rice has been distributed to more than 1,100 families; Ebola brochures and 150 tap buckets put in place thanks to 140 Nazarene churches and 130 pastors. One pastor, Sam Lama, also invited aid recipients to join him at an upcoming Bible class.
  • Sierra Leone – Seventy tap buckets have been distributed and more than 700 families helped by the distribution of rice. Missionary Sharon Martin put together and distributed a 7-page Ebola prevention brochure, which is being used in 70 churches. It is reported that there is revival occurring in the midst of the crisis. Recent revivals saw record attendance and Pastor Vidal Cole says, “We are experiencing God’s presence during our praise and worship. Some people burst out in praise, other lie prostrate before the Lord in worship, others kneel and cry.”

Click here to read more about the church’s efforts in Ebola crisis areas.

*A “tap bucket” is used for safe water transport and storage and have tight fitting lids and a hole drilled in the side where a sturdy tap is installed. A label is placed on the bucket with instructions for water treatment and how people should use the tap instead of dipping into the bucket.

January Missionary Prayer Focus
 

Several missionaries who are part of the January Prayer Focus have sent in requests. Please join Verne Ward, director of Global Mission, and pray for:

Rolf and Debbie Kleinfeld, serving in Cambodia

  • Discipleship of Cambodian Leadership Team
  • Teaching of the Course of Study
    • Translation of Course of Study materials
    • Finding appropriate translators
    • Funding for translation of the Course of Study
  • Church plants in major cities
  • Our local pastors and congregations as they reach to villages around them that do not yet know Jesus
  • Discipleship of youth and children
  • Development of the mission team here in Cambodia, especially their study of the Khmer language
  • Home Assignment, April 18, 2015-July 18, 2015
    • Raising funds and awareness for the next two years in Cambodia
    • Time with family
  • Physical health, rest, times of refreshing
  • Protection as we travel throughout Cambodia
  • Both of our mothers are dealing with health issues.**
  • Spiritual warfare – pray John 10:10 – praying against the thief, and for abundant life in Christ

**Three days after the Keinfelds submitted these requests, Rolf’s mother, Joan Kleinfeld, passed away. See details about the services and additional ways to pray for the Kleinfeld family in the Bereavement Section of PML.

Carlos and Silvia Bauza, serving in Mozambique
The Bauzas ask for prayer in three areas: the Nazarene seminary and the church in Mozambique, their country, and their family:

Seminary and Church:

  • For the new students who are coming this year, 
  • For the Teachers and Principal of the Seminary. For us to continue growing in unity and to help us build each other up.
  • For W&W teams coming to Mozambique. 
  • For the new FSC for our field and the new time we are starting
  • For the leadership to be ready to do the Mission in Mozambique.
  • For the pastoral growth and maturity in the center and north of Mozambique.

Mozambique:

  • For our new President
  • For peace in Mozambique
  • For the flooding in the center and the north, roads were cut off, 5 bridges fell, 15,000 have been left without homes.
  • For the orphans and family members left by the 73 people died after consuming a contaminated homemade alcohol drink called Phombe in the city of Chitima-Tete. Nearly 200 others fell ill from the drink.

Bauza Family:

  • For Our Ministry, and God's guidance. Our desire is to do what God wants us to do, and to be where He wants.
  • For our health.
  • For our daughters Sabrina and Gabriela, their studies, and God's protection. For God's provision so that they may participate in NYC this year. And their future serving to the Lord.
  • For our daughter Tamara who is presently in Turkey with a group from her university, MVNU, in a trip for NT, for her studies and future. She has a call to be a missionary. 
District Superintendents
 

Please join NMI in praying for these individuals who God has called to shepherd pastors and churches around the world in the role of District Superintendent.

Today’s district superintendents are from states/countries on the USA/Canada Region:

Jerry L. Ferguson, Los Angeles District
Charles A. Fountain, Louisiana District
Cecil A Jones, Maine District
Art D. Alexander, Metro New York District
John E. Seaman, Michigan District
Kenneth L. Mills, Mid-Atlantic District
Larry W. Leonard, MidSouth District
Michael Palmer, Missouri District
Daniel W. Cole, Nebraska District
Kenneth Stanford, New England District
J. Fred Huff, New Mexico District
D. Randy Berkner, North Arkansas District
Gregory D. Mason, North Carolina District
Stephen R. Ward, North Central Ohio District

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
 
GLOBAL CONCERNS – BODY OF CHRIST
Nigeria Violence
  Pray for the people in Nigeria where violence has overtaken communities in the northeastern part of the country. Nazarene churches are in the south part of the country and not affected by the strife. May God's presence and peace break through the darkness.
 
HEALTH-RELATED REQUESTS
Eunice Bryant
  Please pray for Eunice Bryant, retired missionary who served in Latin America. Recently she became very ill because of a virus. Eunice is now 96-years old. Prayers for her health and recovery are appreciated.
 
BEREAVEMENT
Family of Joan Kleinfeld
  Joan A. Kleinfeld, 86, mother of missionary Rolf Kleinfeld, passed away on January 15th after a lengthy illness. She is survived by two children (Rolf and Jeff), four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. The funeral and burial will be held in Ashtabula, Ohio, on January 20 and 21. Pray for Rolf and his wife, Debbie, as they fly back to Ohio for the service. Their son, Josh, will be assisting Rolf in the service celebrating Joan Kleinfeld’s life. Your prayers are appreciated. Rolf and Debbie serve as missionaries in Cambodia on the Southeast Asia Field, Asia-Pacific Region.
Thank you for praying.

"I have learned that faith means trusting in advance
what will only make sense in reverse."
—Philip Yancey, American writer and preacher

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