September 12, 2023

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Praise the Lord! The container of solar components and surgery equipment for Nundu Hospital was offloaded from the ship on September 3. It is being transported to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Arrival in the DRC is expected this week. Pray for a favorable and timely process with the customs agents.

On Friday, September 8, the social work and chaplaincy departments at Kibogora Hospital in Rwanda blessed 180 older people in the community with physical and spiritual resources. Pray for the ongoing ministry of Kibogora Hospital. Ask God to use this place to provide physical and spiritual healing to those they serve.


Pray for Youth Kairos Course -- a discipleship tool with missional emphasis. This course will be conducted online for selected young leaders in Asia in September and October. Pray this will be a catalyst for equipping the emerging generation of leaders as they prepare to be on mission with God.

Missionaries Sherry Cahill and Gene Hall will teach a class on Spiritual Formation in Creative Access-NP. Pray for their travel, final preparations for the class, and effective communication with those they teach.


Leaders from eleven European countries and the USA will gather this week, September 13-16, for the European Leadership Summit in Lanzarote (Canary Islands), Spain. The theme for this summit is "Preparing the Way". Pray for a wonderful time of fellowship, renewal, and a special anointing by the Holy Spirit on those present.

Community programs resume at the Ministry Center in Budapest, Hungary, this month – weekly English groups, a bi-weekly women's discussion group, the Sandwich Church and a new Mothers of Preschoolers Group (MOPS). Pray these ministries will reach new people in the community by providing an atmosphere of God’s love.


The Latin America Empowering Transformational Churches (ETC) team, led by missionary Tanya Rosado, will meet this week in Brazil for a training and strategic planning retreat. Pray for this team as they seek to come alongside local churches across the continent, helping them reach their communities through transformational initiatives.

Pray the Holy Spirit will prepare, encourage and guide pastors and lay leaders in Peru, especially in Tacna and Cusco, to revive church planting initiatives. Ask the Lord to prepare people of peace in these areas.


Praise the Lord for the official government approval for a new non-governmental organization (NGO), Seeds of Peace. This is only the second Christian organization to operate in this war-torn region of the Middle East. Pray for the team that will serve through this organization. 


Missionary Becca's (Taiwan) mother passed away on August 30. A private funeral service was held on September 6. Please ask God to comfort Becca and her family.

FMWM celebrates with Jonathan Fajardo, our FMWM Financial Liaison. Jonathan and his wife Kesha welcomed a baby boy, Luca Fajardo, on September 2. Give thanks and join us in praying for Jon, Kesha and Luca.


Pray for ICCM Regional and National Coordinators as they travel to check on ICCM projects and children. Pray for teachers, house parents, administrators, cooks and other personnel who are also serving ICCM children.

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Pray for Set Free Movement Director Kevin Austin as he teaches classes on "Jesus and Justice" in Cambodia and Thailand. This class is part of the Gethsemane Leadership Training program in Asia.

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Pray for Bishop Keith and Pam Cowart as they minister to European leaders, September 12-18.

Please continue to pray for Dr. Tim and Connie Kratzer as they serve at Nundu Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo through October.

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Please read these current newsletters to inform you of prayer needs from our missionary team:

Kevin Austin (Set Free Movement)

Michael & Maria Long

Rodrigo & Tanya Rosado


PDF versions of the September 2023 Heartbeat and Prayer Guide are available here:

September Heartbeat

September Prayer Guide (PDF)

Additional copies of the 2023-2024 FMWM Ministry Prayer Directories are available by request. Please email

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