Prayer Mobilization Line
October 18, 2017
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,…
yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”
—Habakkuk 3:17–18, niv
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
New President for Seminary
Praise: Last week, the trustees of Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, announced the election of Dr. Jeren Rowell as the seminary’s 11th president. Rowell served as pastor in Idaho, Illinois, and Kansas, then was elected Kansas City district superintendent in 2005. Rowell succeeds Dr. Carla Sunberg, who was elected the 43rd general superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene in June 2017. Please pray for Dr. Rowell; his wife, Starla; and the NTS community; during this time of transition.
In the Wake of Disasters
REQUEST: Even when natural disasters don’t make the news where you are, the church on the ground is responding with love and grace on your behalf. Your faithfulness to give and pray, even when you cannot know the outcomes, makes this possible.
October Missionary Prayer Focus—Join in prayer for:
Jason and Karen Courtney, serving in Honduras
- REQUEST: Please pray for the Work & Witness teams that will be serving with Jason and Karen, that the teams will be used to advance God’s kingdom. Pray also for the churches receiving those teams, that the churches and teams would serve side by side as partners.
- REQUEST: Pray for the Courtneys’ health, as they serve with 15 teams scheduled to visit next year.
- REQUEST: Pray for the leaders of the Church of the Nazarene in Honduras.
- REQUEST: Please pray for the soccer ministry, NazaGol, that many will come to Christ and be discipled through soccer.
Pablo and Viviana Tello, serving in Paraguay
- PRAISE: Pray for the advancement of theological education in Paraguay. In March 2017, the DTS Center, an educational extension center, reactivated classrooms in two cities in southern Paraguay and established a new classroom in another city. Pray for the students and for God to call more teachers for theological education by extension.
- REQUEST: The Tellos are developing projects for next year to strengthen existing ministries and to initiate new ministries. Please pray for God’s wisdom as they discern what is needed and the best timing.
- REQUEST: Pray for Pablo and Viviana, as they train local, district, and national leaders to encourage growth in local churches.
Monte and Bethany Cyr, serving in Guatemala
- REQUEST: Please pray for Nkele, the Cyrs’ younger daughter, who is in Guatemala with them. She is a high school junior and is on her school’s student council. Please pray for a good school year, that she will do well in her academic studies and that she will be a good Christian model to her classmates and school.
- REQUEST: Pray for Monte as he travels and ministers to Nazarene pastors and lay leaders. Also, please pray for continued guidance in and through Monte’s ministry, that Nazarenes in Guatemala will have open minds and hearts to hear from God.
- REQUEST: Pray for Monte and Bethany as they parent (both at home and from a distance), as they continue to grow as a couple, and as they grow in their relationship with God.
Adérito and Ester Ferreira, serving on the Africa Lusophone Field
- REQUEST: Pray for the believers in their area, that they will be open to the Holy Spirit, to the development of holiness in their lives and that they will stand strong when the enemy threatens.
- REQUEST: Please pray for Ester, that she will have a support system during those times when Adérito is away.
- REQUEST: Pray for the Ferreiras’ adult daughters as they study.
Family of Dorothy Marlin
REQUEST: Please pray for the family of Dorothy Marlin, who passed away 11 October 2017. Please pray for her family as they grieve the loss and celebrate Dorothy’s life in the days to come. Dorothy was the mother of Eunice Brubaker, the Kansas City district NMI president, who also served as global NMI president and as a Nazarene missionary to the Philippines.
Thank you for praying!
“It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most on divine truth,
that will prove the choicest, wisest, strongest Christian.”
—Joseph Hall (1574–1656)