January 12, 2021
Pray for students making their way from five West African countries to Togo for the Wesley Missionary Institute's inaugural term. We praise the Lord for some who already have a couple days' journey underway!

Gabe and Olivia Sevigny leave for Rwanda on January 14. They will begin language study for about six weeks in Kigali before going to Kibogora. Pray for their final preparations and the beginning of their language study. Pray for their transition to a new culture and the formation of new relationships. 
Please be in prayer for our national leader in Thailand. Pastor Joshua and his wife, On, were involved in a motorcycle accident this week. Both suffered some injuries, and On is still hospitalized. Pray for their healing and encouragement.

Rejoice with us and thank God for a recent outreach to Muslim refugee friends in one Southeast Asian country. A significant gift enabled leaders to provide a meal for an entire village and share the good news. Pray for this village to know Christ.

Watch this video to inform your prayers for Thailand - No Poverty in Heaven
Please pray for Erin Kingsley as she continues to raise support and prepare to join Larry and Katie Winckles in Budapest, Hungary, this year.

Pray for the encouragement of our Free Methodist brothers and sisters in Europe as many countries extend or reinstate lockdowns. Ask the Father to give believers extraordinary opportunities to share the love and hope of Christ with friends and neighbors who are suffering physically and emotionally from the circumstances of the pandemic.
Pastor Hiuberth Zapata and his wife Sandra returned to Nicaragua last week to begin his last ten months as the mission district leader. Sandra fell going through customs and is recovering from bruises. Later their car overheated. Pray for their encouragement. Also, pray for fruitful ministry and wisdom throughout the leadership transition this year.

Praise the Lord! Superintendent Mercedes (Puerto Rico) and her mother are recovering from Covid-19. Mercedes was in the Dominican Republic, caring for her mother when she got the virus. Pray for a negative test so she can return to Puerto Rico soon.

Virus rates throughout the region are increasing, and governments are considering the implementation of new quarantines. More pastors are being affected. Pray for Pastor Juan Rivera in Honduras, who has now tested positive. Pray for health and provisions for our brothers and sisters in Latin America.
Thank you for your prayers for the leaders training this past weekend. Pray for the monthly follow-up with the attendees. Pray these newly trained leaders will be fruitful for the kingdom.
Recently, schools reopened in Togo, and ICCM students received school supplies, new clothing including a school uniform, and solar-powered lights to help them study in the evenings (only 23% of Togo’s rural population has access to electricity). Pray for the students in the two schools located in Limbre and Tchore.

Pray for SEED as they come alongside the PuraVida Church (360 Mission District) in putting tangible resources into the hands of the people combating loss of livelihood due to the pandemic. Each participating family receives six broiler chicks or three laying hens, the initial feed, and coaching on how to raise the chickens and reinvest part of the harvest to create a sustainable food source and income for the families.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) estimates more than 100,000 children are currently being exploited in the United States. Foster children often fall victim. Pray for Set Free teams in Seattle, Washington, and Jackson, Michigan. They are helping provide hope and new futures for youth in the foster care system.

Pray for God's wisdom and timing to be clear as to when we can resume VISA teams.

To inform your prayers for our missionary team, please read these current newsletters:
The 2020-2021 edition of the FMWM Ministry Prayer Directory is now available. If you would like a copy or would like additional copies for your church, small group or prayer group, please email janet.coates@fmcusa.org
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