Pray for Diane Bjork as she disciples Stephanie and her daughter, Faithful; Mama Odette and her four children; and many other African kids and their mothers. Diane requests that “as we move toward Christmas and the jubilant celebration of the birth of Jesus, would you join in praying with us that these children and their mothers will continue to progress in their understanding of who He is and why His coming is Good News that brings Joy to the World?”
Pray for Sarah Hawkins as she leads Story Time and focuses on the story of Christmas and God showing His love through Jesus for the next two weeks. Pray also for Josh Hawkins as he prepares to preach on December 16.
Dawn Cluckie reports that Bruce Cluckie is now back in the village after returning to Guinea from the U.S. for Dawn’s father’s funeral. Dawn states, “He told me that yesterday, market day, a lot of people stopped by to give their condolences for Dad’s passing. One thing Yalunkas know well are the emotions related to death and how to comfort. Granted, their viewpoint and their cultural expressions are different than ours, but their hearts grieve with us. This has also given opportunities to contrast their hopelessness and uncertainty about the afterlife with my father’s certainty of salvation, so we’ve been trying to pass on this truth to folks who stop by.” Pray for travel safety for Dawn as she is currently traveling back to Guinea from the U.S.
Praise! Ruth Stuck’s biopsy was benign and her stiches have been removed. Her endocrinologist made determinations regarding her thyroid medication yesterday. Pray Ruth’s energy would return once her meds are at the correct level.
Ezekiel sent a report that ten disciple makers in West Africa who went through Key Training (discipleship training) in August 2018 are now discipling a total of forty-one others on an individual basis. Ezekiel plans to visit these disciples in the next year to continue to encourage them. Ezekiel has also handed over discipling to local leaders in the area he currently lives in West Africa. He, his wife, and family are currently transitioning to a new area to live and for ministry. He requests prayers as they plan to move and begin ministry by January
Pray for Pete Hubley as he disciples Vasko. Pray that Pete and Ursula would share Christmas with those they come in contact with. Ursula states, “Christmas seems to be celebrated more and more in Bulgaria. During Communism, the big celebration was New Years and was void of any Biblical connection. Pray we see and take hold of every opportunity to share the true reason for Christmas with those around us.”
Pray for Bruce and Dawn Cluckie as they are currently in the U.S. due to Dawn’s father’s funeral. Pray for Bruce as he leaves the U.S. for Guinea this week and for Dawn as she returns to Guinea on December 10.
Guinea Team Requests Prayer For Youth In The Church
The Guinea Team requests prayer for the youth in the church to embrace the gospel themselves and to grow in their knowledge of God and His Word. Pray for God to raise up individuals to work with youth throughout the Yalunka kingdom.