December Prayer guide

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Hotline – Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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AFRICA:

Continue to pray for the Democratic Republic of Congo. There has been more violence in the past several weeks. At the end of November, heavy rains brought severe flooding around Kinshasa. Ebola continues to pose a grave threat. Pray for a miraculous end to the violence and the outbreak of Ebola. Pray for our Free Methodist brothers and sisters to find steadfast hope in Christ amid all that is happening around them.

ASIA:

Pray for many outreach events taking place in Cambodia during the Christmas season. Ask the Lord to open the hearts and minds of people who may hear the story of Jesus for the first time. Pray that many will decide to follow Jesus.

Missionaries Keith and Jenna Battleson (Thailand) returned to the U.S. this past week. They will spend a month doing partnership building and visiting with family members. Please continue to pray for Jenna’s father, who is fighting stage four gallbladder cancer.

EUROPE:

Pray for the Europe Leadership meetings taking place now through December 12. Ask the Holy Spirit to give wisdom for the work of the Free Methodist Church in Europe.

Join in praying for the Light of Christ to shine brightly in Europe during this advent season.
Pray for:

  • Special advent services in Győr, Hungary
  • A community Christmas program at the ministry center in Budapest, Hungary, on December 18
  • The virtual Christmas box ministry in Bulgaria
  • Worship services and community outreach in FM churches in Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Greece, Ukraine and Macedonia.
  • LATIN AMERICA:

    Pray for missionaries Thad and Nikki Roller and their two daughters as they depart December 12 to begin serving in Bogota, Colombia. Ask the Lord to go before them, as they establish a new home, new ministry and new relationships in Bogota.

    Dr. Ricardo Gómez gives thanks. In November, he had the privilege of officially establishing Honduras as a mission district and installing a new leader, Pastora Daisy Arzú. He also expresses thanks for the previous work of Superintendent Brent and Alma Thompson in setting a strong foundation in Honduras. Rejoice and give thanks for this new mission district. Pray for wisdom for Pastora Daisy and other leaders as they move forward.

    MIDDLE EAST

    Recently, a leader in the Middle East was asked to pray for a man who was very ill. The man was healed and accepted Jesus as his Savior. Now there is a new house church in this man’s village. Praise the Lord and pray for this new believer and the new house church!

    FMWM FAMILY

    We celebrate the life of Ida Sheriff, mother of VISA missionary Rich Sheriff (Chile), who passed away on Saturday, December 7. Funeral services will be held in Saegertown, PA, on Saturday, December 14. Please be in prayer for Rich and Laurie Sheriff and their family.

    INTERNATIONAL CHILD CARE MINISTRIES

    Praise the Lord for the opportunity ICCM Director Alma Thompson had to connect with children and ICCM leaders in Creative Access Country-I recently. Pray Alma will be encouraged by how God is working around the world and in the lives of children.

    To learn more about ICCM, click here.

    SEED

    Pray for the sewing center at Light and Life Church in Lóme, Togo. People from all over the community come to this place for tailoring services and to be known and loved. Leaders are hoping to train more young women who are finishing school. Pray that the Lord will provide four more sewing machines.

    To learn more about SEED, click here.

    SET FREE

    Pray for Matt and Amber and their team in Michigan, who are working towards establishing a transitional home for vulnerable teenagers.

    Learn more about SET FREE.

    VISA MINISTRIES:

    Pray for a team from the Sage Hills Church in Wenatchee, WA, serving in Nigeria from November 30 to December 16.

    To learn more about VISA MINISTRIES, click here.

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    FMWM RESOURCES:

    The 2019-2020 FMWM Ministry Prayer Directories are still available. They include information and
    prayer requests for each country and missionary. Please contact janet.coates@fmcusa.org to request additional copies for
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