November 22, 2022
Please pray for the FMC in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their General Conference convenes in Bukavu this week. Bishop Lubunga stands for reelection. Though the civil unrest continues in the country, the work of the church continues. Pray for churches and leaders. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill the hearts and minds of delegates, giving them unity even as they are impacted by fear and uncertainty.

Praise the Lord for seven people baptized in Cameroon this past week. Pray for their growth in faith.
Rev. Maho Gouessien (Ivory Coast) will travel to Yamassoukro this week seeking a local man of peace who will be willing to host a new church plant in this city. Pray the Holy Spirit will guide him to the right person.
Thank the Father for hundreds of new believers in Asia this year. As Advent begins, pray for the outreach events planned and a great gospel harvest during the Advent season.

Pray for the newly elected bishop of the Philippines - Bishop Tereso Lanzon, Jr. Bishop Lanzon is the third bishop of the Philippine Free Methodist Church. 
Ongoing prayer support is needed for the situation surrounding the war in Ukraine. Leaders in Europe shared this report:

"The Russo-Ukrainian War continues unabated. As Russian missiles rained terror and destruction across Ukraine this week, our friends in Ukraine continued to serve. Valera and his team serve in Rivne and Donetsk. Anton and his team serve in Odessa and Mykolaiv. The Free Methodist Church and our trusted partners are reaching those in need of food, medicine, clothing, and spiritual care. Refugees continue to flow out of the country and into Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. More and more internally displaced persons are congregating in camps and shelters in the relative safety of northwest Ukraine. Others, who left Ukraine near the beginning of the war, are returning only to face rolling power blackouts and tenuous food supplies." To read the full report, click here.
Give thanks for how God has healed, redeemed and restored lives in Latin America this past year.
Many throughout Latin America are trapped in addiction, extreme poverty and cruel situations. Pray the church will have eyes to see, hearts filled with compassion and hands moved to action.

Pray for missionaries Rich and Laurie Sheriff, whose home in Chile was burglarized this past week.
Praise the Lord for the continued growth of networks in new areas of the Middle East. Pray for leaders going into these areas, which are often antagonistic to the message of the gospel.
Pray God will provide resources and supplies to renovate the House of Love in Cambodia. This ICCM ministry facility needs some renovations as soon as possible.

You are invited to join Set Free leaders in a prayer call for Set Free ministries in Europe on Tuesday, November 29 (U.S. Time Zones: 10:30 am PST/11:30 am MST/12:30 pm CST/1:30 pm EST). To register, click here.

Click here to download an advent devotional from the Set Free Movement.

Pray for a team led by Bryce Grieco from Northway Community Church (Keystone Conference). The team will serve from November 26 to December 5, working with missionaries Dennis and Kyle Leon in Costa Rica and visiting Nicaragua.

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