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Praises & Requests

Reformed BPC, CA (Baldwin)

July 2020

Thanking God for:
  • The results of my biopsy of a skin spot that came back as non-cancerous.
  • A new exercise class for people with Parkinson’s starting up at the church led by a church member, who is a trained physical therapist.
  Please Pray for:
  • Our state government, that churches will be allowed to continue to have services in our county with the current conditions of the Covid crisis.
  • Reformed Bible Presbyterian Church’s continued outreach and growth in these difficult times.

Covenant BP Mission, WA (Yong)

July 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The good health of our church members and visitors.
  • The ability to start an evening worship service.
  • The growth of our Wednesday night ministry, which includes youth group and a prayer meeting.

 

Please Pray for:

  • God’s continuous protection of our church families’ body and spirit.
  • God’s peace and provision for the Lee family as they have started a new treatment for their autistic son, Eugene.
  • God’s blessing on our plan to have church family camp in August.

Projecto Soli Deo Gloria, Brazil (Leaman)

June 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The ability to get a flight out of Brazil before more strict travel restrictions were put in place.
  • The safe trip driving across America and the wonderful body of Christ we were able to visit along the way.
  • Our safe arrival to Washington state for the first leg of the journey.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Safe visits and good communication about the ministry in Brazil.
  • The continuing development of the project and for the finalization of the legal aspects which have been delayed because of Covid-19.
  • The writing project dealing with sanctification that I have been asked to take part in, and online education for the International College of Reformed Theology (FITREF), where I teach counseling courses.

Myanmar Mission

June 2020

Thanking God for:

  • His protection for my family and all of the BP church members during this Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The ability to deliver God’s Word to the congregation through online live streaming. I am preaching a series of sermon messages from Psalm 91.
  • Providing for financially struggling families in the church as well as other people in our neighborhood.

 

Please Pray for:

  • The Thinglei BP church, that they may have a new preacher to fill up the pulpit ministry.
  • The orphanage children, that they may not feel bored during this time of social distancing. By nature, children like to go out and play outside.
  • The ability to resume normal worship services.  We had to cancel the annual church fellowship gathering due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and will still be under restrictions until June 15.

PMU Office, OH (Southerland)

May 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The ability of the office staff to continue with the normal work in support of our missionaries and church planters even with Ohio’s social distancing policies.
  • The health of our staff and missionaries during the concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
  • The many supporters of PMU who continue to pray and provide financial support as they are able.

 

Please Pray for:

  • The staff as we seek to support our missionaries and church planters in the unique circumstances that each one faces.
  • The churches we worked with in Iquitos that hosted Team Timothy while in Peru in January.  The city of Iquitos has seen many people die as a result of the virus, the hospital’s ability to function has collapsed, and the morgue has been overwhelmed.
  • Office staff and missionaries as preparations begin for the Annual Council Meeting scheduled for August.

Cornerstone Reformed, MN (Liu)

July 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The continued support and guidance from the session of Grace BPC in Cincinnati, OH.
  • The Lord’s guidance and blessing to members and families during the time of pandemic and shelter in place.
  • The good news of a member’s 85 year-old aunt who recently became a believer!
  • The reopening of chaplain ministry with the Saint Paul Police after three months of forced absence.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Our faithful and bold witness to those within our families, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities, even as the Lord has been opening doors of gospel opportunity.
  • Revival and healing to come to our Twin Cities, state, and nation due to the upheaval and social unrest.
  • Those who joined us at church online during the shelter in place, that they would visit us in person as we start meeting again for public worship at the beginning of July.
  • The protection of our elderly saints as we meet again in person.

Foundation BP Mission, OH (Waeber)

June 2020

Thanking God for:

  • Bringing us through the isolation of Covid-19 and permitting us to meet again in full fellowship.
  • A strengthened communion among the body due to more time spent together.
  • My diploma finally arriving from seminary.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Our ability to find new evangelistic and outreach opportunities in the post-COVID world.
  • The success of our “community center” project. We are opening our building on Friday and Saturday as a common space for the community, since downtown Lockland lacks any such public spaces.
  • The Lord to call and convert others through the work of Foundation BP Mission.

Sola — Appalachian Christian Retreat, NY (Douma)

July 2020

Thanking God for:

  • The great help our volunteers have been this summer, especially the highly-skilled Jonas Kalich from the Olympia BP Church.
  • Hikers returning to the trail, and our mission to bring the gospel to them resuming.
  • Church being back in session, and for the new members we recently received into the church.

 

Please Pray for:

  • The Lord to bring the people of His choosing to us.
  • Us to have good spirits, always showing the love of God to our guests.
  • Unionville Presbyterian Church, as we proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in our village.

Team Timothy

January 2020: Team Timothy Peru

Thanking God for:

  • The support of BP Churches and each team member’s preparation for an intense two-weeks of ministry.
  • The safe arrival of the Team in Iquitos on January 4.

 

Please Pray for:

  • Effective ministry as the team leads VBS ministry in the villages of Sapuena and Flor de Castana.
  • A deeply encouraging time as the team presents sacred concerts in churches and villages around Iquitos.
  • The health and endurance of team members as they embark on a physically demanding schedule in an unfamiliar environment.