April 6, 2021
International Missionary Rev. Rufus Kahn is currently on a pastoral visit to Sierra Leone. He'll be teaching in four locations. Pray for good learning and safe travels throughout the country.

The president of Kenya has issued new restrictions due to a “third wave” of COVID cases. Restrictions on movement and gatherings impact churches and other ministry groups in Kenya. Pray particularly for the Tumaini Women Kenya members as these restrictions affect their ability to do business. Pray for Bishop Hawkins Mugaya as he leads the church through these continuing challenges. 

Please continue in prayer for Superintendent Mekebib (Ethiopia) and his family as they all recover from COVID-19.

Please pray for missionaries Thom and Sherry Cahill in Tanzania. Both are recovering from illness. Pray for their quick return to health.
Please continue praying for Creative Access Country-MR. This week Superintendent Pakep reports nightly protests in front of the ministry center and sounds of gunfire. They also have lost electricity, and the government has shut down all wireless communications.
  • Pray for God to restore peace and stability to this nation.
  • Praise the Lord! Through an indirect source, they were able to purchase and transport 80 bags of rice to a struggling village.
  • Rejoice! On Easter Sunday, 20 people were baptized.

Please continue in prayer for Bishop John Gollapalli and his wife Theeba (Creative Access Country-IN). Both are hospitalized with COVID-19. We thank the Lord; they are responding to medication and are improving. Pray they will both stabilize and recover quickly. Pray specifically for Theeba's blood sugar levels. We also ask you to pray for two other pastors and their families and some students at the Agape Center who have also tested positive. Pray for God's hand of healing and protection for others at the center.
Chadwick and Sarah Anderson and their four girls will be returning to the U.S. on April 13. Pray the Father will be near them as they say goodbyes in Hungary and begin the transition back to pastoral ministry in the U.S. Pray for safe and uncomplicated travel amid ongoing restrictions throughout Europe.
Praise the Lord! With several thousand views and hundreds of real-time participants, the online Holy Week services in Latin America were a blessing to those from approximately 20 countries who tuned in last week.

Pray for our Area Director, Dr. Ricardo Gómez, as he prepares to lead the annual meeting in Creative Access Country -X on April 17.
Thank the Lord for those who are open to reading and hearing from the Bible. As they learn about Jesus, pray they will take sincere steps toward accepting Him. Continue to pray for whole families to come to faith in Christ.
COVID-19 cases are spiking in Cambodia, and new government mandates have temporarily closed the ICCM centers there. Staff members continue to distribute homework and purchase food for the children and their families. Pray for our ICCM programs in Cambodia and the whole nation as they combat this newest surge.

Members of the SEED team are hoping to travel to Kenya in June to help launch the menstrual supplies pilot project there. Pray for current coronavirus restrictions to be lifted, and travel to resume safely.

This week pray for the Set Free Movement team in Wichita, Kansas. Ask the Lord to strengthen their impact as they seek to build Christian community among homeless women and women emerging from domestic violence or incarceration.

Pray for God to open doors of opportunity for VISA teams in 2021. Click here for a COVID statement updated this past week.

To inform your prayers for our missionary team, please read these current newsletters:
The 2021 Missions Alive! Curriculum featuring Europe is now available. Click here to view this resource for children grades 1-6.

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