January 24, 2023
Supt. Goodson Phiri (Malawi) asks us to pray for meetings regarding developments needed for the FM Church in Malawi to become a Provisional General Conference. Meetings are January 23-26. Please pray for safe travels for leaders from the northern, central, and southern conferences. Ask God to give wisdom, discernment, and unity to these leaders.
Two leaders from Creative Access Asia-PN are coming to Thailand for a week of intensive training and connection with other key leaders in Asia. Ask God to give them clear insights and understanding as they return to their challenging cultural context.

Thank the Lord for the thousands of Asians who came to Jesus in 2022. Pray for solid discipleship follow-through and a deepening passion for sharing the good news with others.
The fellowship in Budapest, Hungary, held a small “dinner church” gathering this month. Several people accepted the invitation. Pray for the team as they pray and plan for the next step on February 26.

Praise the Lord for the birth of the third Free Methodist Church in Portugal. The new church is located in Barreiro, about one hour from Lisbon. Pray for Pastors Hugo and Carla Conceicão as they lead this group of growing believers.
Pray for the annual meeting in Ecuador this coming weekend. It will be the first to be held in person since before the pandemic. Pray it will be a wonderful time of encouragement and inspiration.

The current socio-political situation in Peru is difficult. Peaceful protests have turned violent, and the death toll is rising. However, the annual meeting of the mission district did take place last weekend and was a testimony to God’s light shining amid the darkness. Pray for protection for the people and that our FM leaders will have wisdom as they serve amid the current challenges. Pray the Free Methodist Church in Peru will be part of God’s restoration in the nation.
Sensing the Father’s confirming guidance, Creative Access Missionary Hany has accepted a new role as Assistant Area Director for FMWM -Middle East and Field Director for Impact Middle East. In this new ministry, Hany will give increased focus on formulating and implementing leadership development and mission strategy, helping to oversee a network of house churches throughout the Middle East. Working alongside the Middle East Area Director, Hany will assist with more direct connections to other Middle East Area leaders. Hany currently serves alongside his wife Joanne at the Noor Center, ministering to those refugees at risk of being exploited into slave labor or sex trafficking. Their vision is to see refugees and displaced people holistically restored to healing and wholeness. Please join us in prayer for Hany as he takes on this new responsibility.
This week we praise the Lord for the Regional and National ICCM Coordinators! Some must travel considerable distances over difficult terrain. Pray for God's guidance as they visit ICCM projects and children.

 As the war in Ukraine rages on, please join the Set Free Movement in praying for the young women, children, and teenagers who remain at risk for traffickers. Pray for the 2 million plus Ukrainian children who fled their homeland and are particularly vulnerable.
To join the January Set Free Movement prayer call, click here.

Pray for a group of Free Methodist chaplains led by Tim Porter as they serve in Burundi from January 27 to February 14.

Please read these current newsletters to inform you of prayer needs from our missionary team:
PDF versions of the February 2023 Heartbeat and Prayer Guide are available here:
As you begin 2023, pray for the work of the Free Methodist Church around the world. Copies of the 2022-2023 FMWM Ministry Prayer Directory are available to assist you. Contact janet.coates@fmcusa.org
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