We are requesting prayer for Free Methodists in Ethiopia. The war there is bringing challenging circumstances for everyone. But Superintendent Mekebib reports, "In the midst of the challenges, we are continuing to do ministry!"
There has been a huge economic impact on the country. Prices on food and cooking oil are double or triple what they were a short time ago. Many businesses cannot operate (temporary closure), and some have gone out of business, including businesses of some of our FMC members. Pray for the church and the entire country. Pray for peace and an end to the violence.
Former missionaries Tim and Connie Kratzer meet with representatives of various Free Methodist healthcare ministries in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week. Ask the Lord to give wisdom as these leaders process needs, priorities and possible resources.
Mark and Lena, missionaries in Creative Access Asia-MY, will travel to Thailand early next week. Pray for them as they teach an Inductive Bible Study Course to Thai leaders as part of the Gethsemane Leadership Training (GLT).
Missionaries Corey and Connie Persing are currently in the U.S. for partnership building. Ask God to lead them in connecting with individuals and churches that will be strong partners through prayer and finance as the Persings continue to serve in Thailand.
Pray for international missionary Kati McNamara and those who will assist her in leading a VBS for children in the orphanage in Győr, Hungary, this week. Ask the Father to open the minds and hearts of the children to understand the love Jesus has for them.
Pray for a new church plant outside the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. This past week, they had an evening of ministry and outreach with 200+ people hungering for the Lord.
Continue to pray for relief efforts in Ukraine. Last week Gerry McNamara and two Romanian colleagues made a second trip to deliver food, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, medicine and Set Free booklets to ministry partners in Ukraine. Pray for Pastor Valentin and his church as they now serve lunch to 400 people a day.
Pray for the FM church ministering amid social and political unrest in Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Pray for Colombia. A new president was elected this past week. Pray for God's wisdom as the government transition takes place on August 7.
There will be a large, online, area-wide celebration of Community Church Planting (CCP) on Saturday, June 25. Pray for the continued multiplication of committed disciples throughout all of Latin America.
Thank the Father for a team of people in Iraq working with refugees. Pray this team will grow in the knowledge of the Word of God and their love for Jesus and will courageously share the good news with the unreached people they serve.
Thank the Lord! Area Director Dale and Dawn's infant grandson, Greyson, is now home. The cause of his seizures is not yet known. Please continue to pray for follow-up medical appointments and Greyson's complete healing.
INTERNATIONAL CHILD CARE MINISTRIES
This week pray for ICCM work in creative access countries. Pray for children being ministered to through sponsorship, children waiting to be sponsored, and the protection of ICCM workers in these countries.
Thank the Lord for our Hungarian Set Free Movement leader Zsuzsi Mecséri-McNamara who produced a booklet being distributed to help educate vulnerable populations about the dangers of human trafficking.