Donald Shamblin Afghanistan
Donald has been invited to Afghanistan to teach English to the
Cabinet Members for at least 3 to 4 months and possibly longer,
but is still waiting for the go ahead afler several delays for various
reasons. The last word they received indicated that the departure
date will be early June. Please pray for his opportunity to share
the gospel and wisdom as he does so. Pray as well that he receive
the finances be will need for his on-site expenses which will be
$700 a month for food, lodging and transportation.
The Hamds Middle East
Pray for the Druze converts and other believers in the area to be
strengthened in their faith and for their continued willingness to
reach out to others with the gospel in this place of great danger.
The Morses -Thailand.
They are asking the Lord for an opportunity to work in the north
country and want the Lord's direction regarding the next step there.
Chris Hena - Kazahkstan
Pray for Chris assimilation into the community. People in Semey
have heen very rude to her and have been making fun of her. She
will not let that deter her from doing God's work there. Continue
to pray for Chris' own health as it may he affected by the years
of radiation contamination there. She will also need prayers for
a safe food and water supply.
The Beises - France
Remember to pray for their neighbors, Odile and Sebestian, and
their family. They've heen asking Jim and Angela questions about
their faith arid have asked Jim to participate in the baptism of
their baby daughter. Pray that the Lord would lead the Beises in
their answers to this family seeking the truth.
The Banales - Mexico
Continue to pray for Audrey as she recovers from back surgery and
for Jose as he has taken on added responsibility for household and
ministry needs during Audrey's convalescence.
The Chandys - Sri Lanka
Remember the New Covenant Church, which started with five members
in July and has had packed services since. They now have three services
for about 200 people. Pray for space to house all the believers
for worship. Two members there have a vision to start a Christian
radio station and recording studio and need funding to make a film
about the miracle of a young woman from the area. There is a new
government in Sri Lanka that includes three Catholic Christians
in Parliament. Continue to pray for the peace talks underway between
the warring factions facilitated by Norway.
The Coxes - Botswana, Africa
The Coxes will be leaving in June for their work in Botswana. Pray
for ease of assimilation for the whole family, but especially for
the children. They have gotten their belongings crated up for shipment
and will need provision for household items like a washer and dryer
and fans compatible with the local electric supply.
El Salvador - Fall. 2002
Pray for the families who will be receiving the homes we will build
in El Salvador. We will likely be working in the Jayaque area, which
was had major damage from the earthquakes in 2001. Pray for wisdom
and a good working relationship with our brothers and sisters in
Rio Bravo June 27- 30,2002
The next medical team to Rio Bravo is set, with Ed and Joyce Grimes
as team leaders. Dr. Robert Paul and his wife, Linda, are going
as first time VIM'ers. Pray for the effectiveness of this team in
witnessing and providing medical care. And if you see Dr. Ted Trimble,
be sure to thank him for his rich generosity and selfless service
in Rio Bravo over the past several years. Ted and his family will
shortly he moving back to Texas to serve God there.
Clarence Wagner - Israel
Remember to pray for Clarence as he does his work with Bridges
for Peace in Israel near Bethlehem. There is fighting all around
where he lives and works. Indeed, pray for the peace of Jerusalem
arid for Clarence.