January 5, 2021
AFRICA
Pray for the launch of the Wesley Missionary Institute (Togo) this month and for the students from several West African countries who will be part of the inaugural session. Ask the Father to use this facility to prepare hundreds of missionaries to share the gospel throughout this region of Africa.

A video to help inform your prayers for Liberia - Throughout the Country
ASIA
Recently one of our pastors in Thailand was evicted from the home he was renting due to the owner’s bankruptcy. Pray for this pastor and the church as they transition to a new location.

Praise the Lord and pray for the 21 new believers who heard the gospel at a Christmas outreach organized by one of our churches in the northern area of Creative Access-VN.
EUROPE
Missionaries Larry and Katie Winckles return to Hungary today (January 5) after being in the U.S. for several weeks following the death of Larry's mother. Pray for good health and uncomplicated travel as they navigate the necessary virus testing and travel restrictions.

Pray for Misha and Lena Petrochenko, country leaders in Ukraine. Lena's father contracted the coronavirus and passed away in late December. Misha lost his mother earlier in 2020. Ask the Father to strengthen, encourage and comfort this couple and their three young children.
LATIN AMERICA
Pray for FM brothers and sisters in Peru, who are recovering from torrential rains last week. Some structures collapsed, and several families were affected. Rains are still threatening. Pray for those trying to make repairs while the rains have stopped.

Please pray for the health needs of two of our female leaders. Superintendent Mercedes Reynoso in Puerto Rico has Covid, and Yalily, the wife of Superintendent Patricio Alvial (Chile), is having health issues related to blood pressure.
MIDDLE EAST
There will be training for 20 new leaders this weekend. Please pray for this training as it takes place with Covid-19 restrictions still in place in this country.

Please continue to pray for the health of our leaders in the Middle East. Our country leader in Israel is still very sick, and two key workers in Jordan have also contracted the coronavirus.
FMWM FAMILY
Join us in giving thanks to the Lord for Dr. Ricardo Gómez, our Latin America Area Director. Ricardo was recently named the Distinguished Alumnus of 2020 by Asbury Theological Seminary. Click here to learn more.

Betsy Crawford’s brother-in-law Bruce passed away on December 28 after a month-long battle with Covid-19. Please join in praying for Betsy’s sister Linda and family as they grieve this loss.
INTERNATIONAL CHILD CARE MINISTRIES
Praise the Lord for more than $90,000 given to Extend the Table in 2020. This fund has helped ICCM ministries around the world to provide food for children and their families during the pandemic. Please continue to pray for the many families worldwide who are struggling with hunger.

SEED
Screen printing is a universal service. Pray for two livelihood groups who are doing screen printing – one providing for refugees in Colombia and another creating hope for disabled women in East Asia.

SET FREE MOVEMENT
Pray for Cambodia as the country's schools implement lessons in 2021 to help students understand different forms of human trafficking. Pray this education will help put an end to more than 260,000 being enslaved each year.

VISA MINISTRIES
Praise the Lord for all those waiting to serve in 2021. Pray for the easing of travel restrictions in 2021 so VISA teams can resume.

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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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