“Pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.” – Colossians 4:3-4
Thank you for your prayers! Samuel Hudson was born at 2:44pm on Thursday, November 26. Rachel did an amazing job during the C-section. I am so proud of her! I could hold her hand during the whole procedure. When Samuel came out and the pediatrician began his check, he kept repeating, "Genki ne, genki ne." "Very healthy very healthy." We praise God! I held him for an hour or so then had to leave.
Samuel is named after Samuel in the Bible, which means 'heard of God.' Hannah prayed for many years for a child, and God heard her prayer and opened her womb. Even more, once her child was weaned she gave that precious child she had longed for back to the LORD. "For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD" (1 Samuel 1:28).
We pray Samuel, as well as our Donald and Elliot, pursue a life of loving Jesus and using it to point others to love and serve Him as well.
Again, please continue to be in prayer for Rachel's recovery too. We are thankful to have you as a partner.
Pray to the Lord of the Harvest Pray for Fayth and Hannah and the various Covid protocols that their schools have in place. Pray for the people of France that their eyes may be opened to their need of Jesus. Pray for those in difficult situations during the second confinement. Pray for safety for Tony and Raeni as they travel to speak in churches for two weekends. Pray for continued good health Pray for opportunities to spread the love of Christ to those we interact with.
Mally and Valary McLoughlin
Serving in Paris, France
Praise the Lord for the seeds planted in hearts over the holidays as we were able to share our faith with some friends who don’t know the Lord yet.
Continue to pray for my tutor, Mally’s former landlady and the kids’ mom (and the kids!) to come to know the Lord.
Pray for wisdom for our government to know whether further lockdowns due to COVID-19 are necessary.
Pray that Mally and I will continue to hunger and thirst after God and our relationships with Him and with each other will grow deeper and stronger.
Please pray for our school, Black Forest Academy, as we continue to adjust to regulations and guidelines we must adhere to in Germany to be able to remain open and functioning.
Pray that we would have no cases of Covid in our school this year, which would cause a 14 day shut down.
Pray for our students as they adjust to a new "normal" this school year.
Pray specifically in early October for our Spiritual Emphasis Week as we challenge our students towards a deeper walk with Christ.
Please pray for the families of our dorm students who are living and serving in many places that are closed to travel or struggling with this world pandemic. Some of those families left those countries when the pandemic started and have not been able to get back into their countries. Some have not been able to get out of their countries or don't have the freedom of travel to see their children or other ministry options.
Please pray for our family. Matthew is in his Senior year and needing to make decisions about what he will do next year. Our kids are involved in sports (which are able to run) and both Jen and Sam are leading a small group of Juniors so as we kick off the school year we enter a very busy season both personally and ministry wise.
Pray for our adult children (Jordan and Larisa, and Ellie). It has been a long time since we have seen them and, due to Covid, we are unsure when we will be able to connect personally. This separation is one of the difficult things about living cross culturally.
Pray for wisdom and perseverance for our kids as they walk through life. Thanks for Praying ... Continue to Pray!!
Travis & Rebecca Novy
French Language School Albertsville, France
● Praise that they received Guinean passports for the children.
● Will be flying from France to Conakry, Guinea, on December 20th:
○ Pray they sell their car in France before they leave.
○ Pray for their new life in Guinea which will include more language study, a major culture shift, new English-speaking school for the children, and building relationships.
S & W
Because we cannot get back into our country of service, it looks we are going to transition to Home Assignment. Please p-y for wisdom as we figure out where we are going to live and how we are going to serve this coming Spring.
Please p-y for the maternity home as the latest resident has come down with COVID and the house-mom is in a high risk category (asthma). Both the director and the house-mom are very tired and in need of rest and rejuvenation.
T & H
● Praise for a great start to the school year at BFA and a great senior year for their daughter. She is enjoying her classes and the extra responsibilities and privileges that come with being a senior and is flourishing socially.
● For their daughter to continue to develop academically, socially and spiritually and that she will make wise and solid spiritual decisions as she prepares for college next year.
● For T & H in the midst of major transition as they register their nonprofit, renew their residency permits and settle into a new home.
● For “G”, a young man in the church who has reached out to be mentored for ministry. He has a burning passion to reach the lost. Pray for T to have wisdom and good language skills to equip and encourage him.
J & J
Praise: -We had a huge turnout for the church’s neighborhood Christmas party. Many received literature in their language that told the story of the Book. -We had unexpectedly large crowd for the showing of The Nativity Story at the Life Center on Christmas Day. Many if not most heard the story of Christ birth for the first time.
Pray: -Term 3 of classes will be starting in mid-January. Pray that God brings to us a school full of students whose hearts have been prepared by Him. -Our home assignment begins in March. There are so many uncertainties and details to work out. Pray that we are effective at reaching as many people as possible with the message of all that God is doing in our region.
M & L-Home Assignment, Crown College, MN
● Safety & health while traveling to Idaho over
Christmas - December 17-26.
● Good connection and fellowship with L's family in Idaho and her sister D & her family who will be visiting from Hawaii.
● Health & strength for the family as L starts
clinicals in January.
● Develop a good mentoring relationship
between her and her nursing student mentee at
● A to develop some quality friendships.
● S's adjustment to virtual public school --
and that he would be able to go back to in person
public school soon.
● Courage to find a new outpatient clinical site.
B & M
Pray that country controls its COVID-19 numbers and that the schools can remain open all year. “Please, Lord!”
Pray for M as she goes weekly to the safe house for translation and friendship—especially with H. Recent scans show that her tumors are shrinking! We continue to pray for a miraculous physical healing of her metastasized cancer. Pray that her faith in Jesus will continue to grow strong through this trial.
Pray for “Uncle B,” our Iranian refugee friend, who has already gone through so much back in Iran and here in Spain. Please pray for his son back in Iran who is facing persecution for his father’s faith. B is trying to get his son safely to Spain with him. Please pray for B's asylum appointment on Tuesday, October 13, that Spain would grant it to him.
Please pray for our small team (Arab ministry) of two families. During the past few months, we have sensed a spiritual battle raging against us. We need a prayer covering over our families at this time! We are also beginning to meet weekly for prayer and vision casting. Pray that the Lord would clearly reveal His plan to us.
Pray for P (age 20) as he studies online with his university in the UK. He is still home with us and plans to return to campus on October 18, at which time he will enter a 2-week quarantine in his dorm. He is supposed to begin in-person classes and soccer training on November 7; however, the COVID-19 numbers in the UK are also rising. Please pray for protection and wisdom for everyone.
Pray for M (age 22) as he continues to work online and tries to determine his next steps. He is thankful for new work opportunities in the area of web design, sales, and marketing. Please pray that his job from last year as an English language assistant in the public Spanish schools will open up again this fall.
S & K
Thank you for your continued prayers! Please pray:
—that our house churches would have wisdom, but also boldness in continuing forward through COVID restrictions.
—that the Lord would keep arranging opportunities to connect with Germans and that their hearts would be open to the gospel.
—for our family that we would continue to progress in German and cultural understanding
—for our team as we develop team policies and work through strategic planning.
—for our kids to grow in their faith and develop healthy friendships.
R & M
● For R’s mom who is being treated for some serious medical conditions.
Church Plants in WI
Please pray for the pastors called to multiply our churches here in our own state.
Pray against discouragement.
Pray for lives to be changed and the fledgling congregations to become self-sustaining catalysts for the gospel.
Western Great Lakes District
W6107 Aerotech Drive, Appleton United States
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