Theo and Bri Makombe and family made it safely from Rwanda to the U.S. to begin their Home Ministry Assignment. Pray for Theo and Bri as they begin sharing about their ministry every Wednesday and weekend in churches as well as with individuals.
Pray for Ardis Diss as she continues to connect with churches and share GriefShare and DivorceCare with them. Pray for her as she adjusts to the warm temperatures as last week it was 106 degrees. She requests prayer that the fires along the eastern coast of Australia would be brought under control without any major losses. Also pray for her as she continues to learn about the Australian culture and make new connections with both believers and non-believers.
Pray for David Bjork and his students as this week they should receive an initial response to their request for a grant to provide twelve scholarships and needed equipment for their doctoral program. The grants would help promote disciple making initiatives around the world. Pray the response received would be favorable. Pray that the neighborhood children Diane Bjork regularly meets with will begin to understand the meaning of the birth of Jesus. The Bjorks also request prayer that they would know how to encourage and accompany their watchman whose wife left him and four children two months ago saying that she was doing it so she can serve God. The pastor of the group the woman is now part of refuses to meet with David to discuss the issue.
Pray for Gabi Nobre and Alice Mitchell as they work on an inductive Bible study methodology with key students in one city and continue to disciple fellow students. Pray also as they lead weekly Bible studies, church meetings, and informal discussions with students. Pray for three key students who are finding people who they can disciple and live life alongside.
Praise! A Staff Member had a conversation with her house helper after she saw the nativity the staff member had set out. The staff told her the story of the birth of Jesus. What she said next amazed the staff person. The helper said “One year during the Christmas season, when I was a teenager, I had two dreams where Jesus came to me and told me He was my God and Savior.” The staff person explained how special that was and then continued to discuss it. Pray the staff has more opportunities to share about Jesus with her help.
Tami Swymeler and Nat Brown are in Guatemala now through December 4 to celebrate what is being done by a discipleship group for orphans and widows, and what future involvement World Partners might have with disciple making training in this area. Pray for safety as they return to the U.S. on December 4.
Pray for Jessica Boshaw as she continues to raise support to begin her ministry in Spain. She has raised 10% of her total budget and is working hard to raise the rest. To speak with Jessica about her ministry, contact her at email@example.com.
Start your Christmas shopping and give to a good cause! Julie Dealey is hosting a marketplace event and will be selling some beautiful handmade crafts created by the staff and children of the children’s home Julie works at. The profits will go directly to benefit the artists. Join Julie at Woodburn Missionary Church on December 9 from 4-5:45 p.m.