UPDATES & PRAYER REQUESTS from the mission field

Here's where we feature prayer items and video updates from the missionaries we support, to help you better understand their needs, challenges and victories.

  • AUGUST, 2021: WILLIE NOLTE, TRANSFORMATION MINISTRIES

    An update from Willie Nolte, Mission Lead for Transformation Ministries.

  • AUGUST, 2021: ROSMARINO FAMILY - BACOLOD, PHILIPPINES

    An update from the Rosmarino family serving in Bacolod, Philippines.

  • JULY, 2021: VILLAGE TO VILLAGE - NGORNGOROI, KENYA

    An update from our Village to Village ministry from Rock Harbor's adopted village: Ngorngoroi, Kenya.

  • JUNE, 2021: EMPOWERING LIVES INTERNATIONAL - KENYA

    Don & Amy Rogers, serving with Empowering Lives International (ELI) in Kenya.

  • JUNE, 2021: EL REFUGIO - ENSENADA, MEXICO

    Sandy Huebert, serving with husband, Randy, at El Refugio in Ensenada, Mexico.

  • APRIL, 2021: EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF Ethiopia

    Tsehaynew Bazezew, serving with the Evangelical Church of Ethiopia.

  • MARCH, 2021: SERVANT SENDERS - JUAREZ, MEXICO

    Nolan & Marie Shockey with Servant Senders, serving in Juarez, Mexico.

  • MARCH, 2021: village to village - ngorngoroi, kenya

    An update on our Village to Village ministry from Rock Harbor's adopted village: Ngorngoroi, Kenya. 

  • FEBRUARY, 2021: CRU - CENTRAL COAST

    Jamey & Gretchen Pappas, serving with CRU at Cal Poly, Cuesta College, Hancock College and Central Coast high schools.

  • FEBRUARY, 2021: SIM - FRANCE

    Dr. Tim & Muriel Teusink, serving in France with SIM.

  • JANUARY, 2021: child evangelism fellowship/good news club

    Connie Clasing, Good News Club Coordinator for Morro Bay.

  • JANUARY, 2021: janet norem (mozambique)

    Janet Norem, serving on the mission field in Mozambique.

  • JANUARY, 2021: Estero Bay Kindness Coalition

    Bobby deLancellotti of the Estero Bay Kindness Coalition.

  • PRAYER REQUESTS FROM CHRIS VINOLI (ABIDE CALVARY)

    • A BUILDING TO MEET IN. WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING DILIGENTLY AND THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF OPTIONS THAT WORK FOR A CHURCH. WE FOUND ONE SPOT THAT COULD WORK AND IS IN A GREAT LOCATION, BUT A LOT WILL NEED TO FALL INTO PLACE FOR IT TO WORK.
    • THAT GOD WOULD CONTINUE TO DRAW THOSE IN THAT HE DESIRES TO COME JOIN US AND THAT HE WOULD SHOW US HOW TO REACH THIS COMMUNITY AND BE A BEACON OF JESUS' LOVE.
    • OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM HAS BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD AND DOING AN AMAZING JOB, SO PLEASE PRAY FOR STRENGTH AND REFRESHING FOR ALL OF US AS WE PRESS FORWARD IN GOD'S CALLING.
  • prayer request from JANET NOREM (mozambique)

    • PRAY THAT WE CAN FIND A BETTER WAY TO TRANSFER FUNDS TO OUR SCHOOL. FOR YEARS I'VE BEEN USING WESTERN UNION, WHICH IS BOTH EXPENSIVE AND TIME-CONSUMING. NONE OF THE OTHER TRANSFER COMPANIES I'VE TRIED WILL DEAL WITH MOZAMBIQUE. SO NOW WE'RE TRYING TO SET UP INTERBANK TRANSFERS WITH THE ONE BANK IN OUR LITTLE TOWN - THE TYPE OF THING THAT NEARLY ALWAYS TURNS OUT TO BE MORE BUREAUCRATIC AND COMPLICATED THAN IT NEEDS TO BE, SO PRAYER IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
    • PRAISE: MY RESIDENCE VISA WAS APPROVED FOR ANOTHER YEAR!
  • PRAYER REQUESTS FROM RANDY & SANDY HUEBERT (CTEN)

    • FOR WISDOM IN PARENTING!
    • MIXED EMOTIONS: THE GIRLS ARE HAPPY FOR MARITZA (OUR 3-YEAR-OLD) BECAUSE SHE HAS JUST GONE TO LIVE WITH AN AUNT AND UNCLE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THEIR HEARTS ARE ACHING BECAUSE THEY ARE MISSING HER SO MUCH. SHE WAS THEIR "LITTLE SISTER."
    • PLEASE PRAY FOR MARITZA IN HER NEW HOME AND FOR THE GIRLS WHO ARE AT EL REFUGIO IN THIS PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT.
  • PRAYER REQUESTS FROM RON & DORIE SMITH (GLOBAL SHARING)

    • COSTA RICA: KYRIOS MINISTRIES - ARCHIE & JOSUE - WORKING WITH CHURCH PLANTERS IN JUNGLE OF TALAMANCA. PRAY FOR CONTINUED GOOD HEALTH & PROTECTION OF THE KYRIOS TEAM, AND THAT THE BODY OF CHRIST WILL REMAIN STRONG & UNAFRAID.
    • COSTA RICA: THE NEST - JAMES & KARINA BEACH - BRINGING HOPE & CHANGE TO THE BRIBRI WOMEN & CHILDREN OF TALAMANCA. PRAY FOR KATIA WHO COMMITTED TO WORK AT THE NEST WITH FARMING & LIVESTOCK, AND HAS TAKEN IN 2 GIRLS WHOSE MOTHER IS STRUGGLING WITH ALCOHOL. PRAY THAT FAITH WILL BE BORN & GROW IN HER.
  • PRAYER REQUESTS FROM DR. TIM TEUSINK (SIM-FRANCE) 

    • PLEASE PRAY FOR A COURSE IN MEDICAL ETHICS WE ARE SETTING UP FOR FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENTS AT KABARAK UNIVERSITY IN KENYA. THIS COURSE HAS BEEN TAUGHT LIVE FOR SEVERAL YEARS, BUT WE'RE GOING TO AN ONLINE FORMAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN APRIL. INTERNET CONNECTIVITY IN AFRICA CAN BE CHALLENGING, SO PLEASE PRAY FOR MY KENYAN COLLEAGUES AND MYSELF WHO WILL BE TEACHING.
    • PRAY FOR OUR INTERACTION WITH A NEW MISSIONARY WHO IS COMING TO FRANCE TO WORK WITH YOUNG ADULTS. WE WILL BE HELPING HIM IN HIS ADJUSTMENT TO THIS NEW CULTURE AND LOCATION.
  • PRAYER REQUESTS FROM NOLAN & MARIE SHOCKEY (SERVANT SENDERS)

    • STATE POLICE, CORRUPTION, ATTACKS ON THEM & THEIR OFFICES - PRAY FOR PASTOR JAVIER WHO MEETS WITH THEM WEEKLY FOR PRAYER & DEVOTIONS.
    • TEMO & BELEN - THIS HUSBAND & WIFE WERE HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER, GIVING TEMO A CONCUSSION & BADLY BRUISING BELEN. THEY HAVE 5 KIDS. THEY NEED ANOTHER VEHICLE TO CONTINUE HIS OUTREACH, GO TO SCHOOL, TRANSPORT THE FAMILY, ETC.
    • PEPE - STILL ON A RESTORATION PLAN AFTER MAKING POOR CHOICES DUE TO THE STRESS OF MINISTRY. HE IS COMING ALONG WELL, BUT STILL MUST COMPENSATE FOR HIS LOSSES.
    • ISAIAS - HEART ISSUES, BROKEN PIPELINE, FLOODED HOUSE. HE IS THE HEAD OF MINISTRY TO THE POLICE ACADEMY.
    • SAMUEL - A GRADUATED PASTOR WHO HOUSES MIGRANTS FOR US. HE HAS GLAUCOMA WHICH LIMITS HIS VISION & CAUSES PAIN, BUT DOESN'T LET IT STOP HIM FROM TEACHING THE MIGRANTS IN A DAILY BIBLE STUDY WHICH IS BEARING GREAT FRUIT.
  • prayer requests from jamey & gretchen pappas (cru):

    • pray for the Winter quarter at cal poly slo.
    • pray against isolation, zoom fatigue and a general malaise that students, faculty & staff are experiencing. 
    • pray that cru/jamey & gretchen can be a source of encouragement, love & connection to God for our campus communities (cal poly, cuesta & alan hancock).
    • pray that students & staff will still be excited to attend the upcoming national virtual conference, and that God would do some big things in our hearts and in the ministries we lead.


  • UPDATE FROM GRANT & CORINNE sahl (wycliffe)

    CLICK THE IMAGE TO DISPLAY THE LATEST NEWSLETTER FROM GRANT & CORINNE SAHL, SERVING WITH WYCLIFFE IN CAMEROON.

  • update from the rosmarino family (mission endeavors)

    CLICK THE IMAGE TO DISPLAY THE LATEST NEWSLETTER FROM THE ROSMARINO FAMILY, SERVING WITH MISSION ENDEAVORS AT CALVARY CHAPEL BACOLOD, PHILIPPINES.

  • UPDATE FROM RANDY & SANDY HUEBERT (EL REFUGIO)

    CLICK THE IMAGE TO DISPLAY THE LATEST NEWSLETTER FROM RANDY & SANDY HUEBERT, SERVING WITH EL REFUGIO IN ENSENADA, MEXICO.

  • UPDATE FROM NOLAN & MARIE SHOCKEY (SERVANT SENDERS)

    CLICK THE IMAGE TO DISPLAY THE LATEST NEWSLETTER FROM NOLAN & MARIE SHOCKEY, SERVING WITH SERVANT SENDERS IN JUAREZ, MEXICO.

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  • UPDATE FROM Janet Norem (MOZAMBIQUE)

    CLICK THE IMAGE TO DISPLAY THE LATEST NEWSLETTER FROM JANET NOREM, SERVING IN MOZAMBIQUE.