May 4, 2021
FMWM was saddened to learn that Bishop Hawkins Mugaya, FMC Bishop of Kenya, lost his only son in a motorcycle accident this past weekend. Ian was only 23-years-old and a former ICCM sponsored child. Pray for the Bishop and his family and the Kenyan FMC in this time of grief.

Ivory Coast leader, Maho, is conducting a two-week evangelistic program May 10-23 in Toulepleu. Pray that the Lord gives success in this outreach, bringing many people to Christ.

Praise the Lord for 28 people baptized in Katchalikadi, Togo, this past Sunday. Pray for continued growth for these new believers. 
Please continue to pray for Creative Access Country-MR. Political turmoil and violence continue to escalate. The pandemic is also raging across the country with little or no medical assistance available, but God is at work. One hundred thirty-nine new believers have been baptized since January 1 of this year. Please ask the Father to keep hope alive under persecution.

A resurgence of the pandemic across Southeast Asia has once again tightened restrictions in several countries. Pray for healing in these countries and more vaccines to become available. 

Urgent prayer is still needed for Creative Access Country-IN. The health crisis continues to be desperate.
  • Pray for our FM hospital now serving COVID patients.
  • Pray for the health, strength and perseverance of our FM church leaders as they continue to offer hope at a very dark time.
  • Pray for gospel opportunities and the boldness of believers to share.
  • Pray for the mercy of God to stop the spread of the virus.
Europe Area Director Josh Fajardo sends this request:
"Please remember to pray for Al and Diane Mellinger as they prepare to depart Bulgaria tomorrow, May 5, for Jackson, Michigan. The Mellingers have served in Petrich, Bulgaria, for almost 15 years. We are thankful for their commitment and service to the people of Bulgaria and FMWM. The Mellingers will be transitioning and serving with Mission Igniter (Southern Michigan Conference) as of July 1. We pray for safe travel to the U.S. and a healthy and smooth transition in the coming months."
Please continue in prayer for Abel Espindola, the 12-year-old son of Pastor Javier in Paraguay. Abel has gained weight and is finishing up a round of chemotherapy to treat bone cancer. He will hopefully have surgery soon. Pray for a miracle of God’s healing.

Pray for Colombia. The pandemic is again taking its toll. Hospitals are over-populated and running out of oxygen, and the supply of vaccines is not adequate for demand. Quarantines have again increased hunger rates. On top of this, the government has proposed an oppressive new tax program causing widespread protests. Despite these difficulties, God is at work.
Please pray for Joanne as she continues to work with the ongoing development of the Whole Woman Initiative. The aim is to see women restored to physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness by addressing their holistic health needs.

Follow the Prayer Cast calendar to inform your prayers daily as you continue to pray for God to move in the hearts of Muslims during the month of Ramadan.
FMWM joins missionaries Gene and Minori Hall (Japan) in celebrating their daughter Mika's graduation from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. Mika graduated May 2 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Ask God to guide Mika in the coming days.
Pray for two ICCM programs in Carmen de Areco and Salto, Argentina. These programs serve the children through weekend activities, games, food and learning about the Bible. Pray all the children involved will come to know and love Jesus.

Thank God for a new branding name - “Wunders” - for the menstrual health project being developed by SEED, ICCM and Set Free. Pray for the Wunders team in Kenya as it is established.

Our Set Free Movement leader in Creative Access Country-IN reports the situation with the pandemic is devastating. Pray for our SFM team as they continue to care for the vulnerable and protect children at increased risk for trafficking.

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

The 2021 Missions Alive! Curriculum featuring Europe is now available. Click here to view this resource for children grades 1-6.

Perfect for VBS or Children's Ministries!
"Children Like These" videos and reproducible handouts, produced by Impact Middle East, are now available for churches to use. These are great to use for a VBS missions project.

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