This weekly prayer summary is a collection of recent prayer requests derived from prayer letters written by FBMI missionaries and/or missionaries supported by our church, First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN.

Psalm 102:1-2, “A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.  Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.”


Dr. Siemer

*Healing of fractured vertebra

Arold, Edgar and Sindy

*Her brother Abel, who has ALS:
+Her flight to Mexico to discuss with him some options
+Money for the airfare

Ashcraft, Jonathan and Jennifer

+Safe arrival of Megan Georganna on June 13

Ashcraft, Tommy and Brenda
Mexico (Stateside)

*Her health and strength to face her many health issues
*On June 13, she fell and broke her leg
*In the hospital for the seventh time this year
*Recovery from surgery

Berg, Don and Angie
Australia (furlough)

*His mother to regain health, strength, and independence, as they are in Northwest Indiana to assist her for six weeks because of her declining health (great need to find a reliable person to house-share with her)

Bohman, Eric and Lori
BIMI Africa Field Director

*The ministries in Uganda, Madagascar, and Kenya:
+Third family soon arriving in Madagascar
+The 34 organized churches, new church plants, and preaching points being maintained in Kenya
*Daughter Heidi and her upcoming college plans
*June BIMI Candidate School

Bowen, Bob and Jackie
“BEST” Bible Distribution

*Six-week trip in Southeast Asia and Nagaland in Northeast India:
+Currently praying that second delivery of Scriptures to Chang Mai will arrive safely
+Traveling mercies to Cambodia for the weekend
+Second distribution center for BEST Missions now open in Chang Mai
*Someone to volunteer to keep their website updated

Christiansen, Scott
Team Indo-Phil

*That their Bible college’s first 11 graduates (April 23) will continue to follow the “old paths” and find God’s will for their lives
*Daughter Ruth Morrissey and her family, as they plant a church about four hours away (July arrival)

Crabtree, Scott and Tricia
Deaf World Vision

*Move and transition to Ohio
*That closings on the sale of their old house and the purchase of their new house will go quickly and smoothly

Dinius, Tom and Margo

*Work on their church building progresses as money becomes available
*Need better internet service

Missionary #6505
Team Eurasia (deputation)

*June 27 departure (to secure long-term visas)
*Smooth transition
*Other team members facing similar challenges

Foust, Zach and Karin
Team Peru

*Have wisdom as interim team leader for Team Peru
*Karin and children visiting Stateside
*His and Pastor Alva’s trip up the River Maranon:
+To encourage national pastors in the jungle
+Church planting and/or train pastors
+Protection from pirates, parasites, and piranhas
+To be an encouragement to Pastor Alva
+To raise $400 for this jungle project trip
*His teaching of soul winning in Pastor Alva’s seminary in August
*Translation of the discipleship series
*Training of a local Baptist church in soul winning

Missionary #6011
Team China (deputation)

+Safe arrival of Cherith Nikol on June 20

Goodpaster, Nathan and Audrey
Philippines (medical furlough)

*Jonathan’s healing from cancer

Guatemalan People and Missionaries

*Need postal service again

Hall, Curtis and Amber
BEST Ministries (deputation and raising funds for BEST)

*His June 1-30 trip to Southeast Asia to be productive

Holmes, Mark and Sabrina

*$2,000 to provide a mechanized well for a widow (former pastor’s wife) so she can have clean water for her family and also to help her establish a business of selling water to the village to provide for her family

Johns, Larry and Carol
Abundant Pardon Prison Ministry

*His health: to recover from massive heart attack and bypass surgery
*Breathing labored, but breathing on his own

Johnston, Brian and Rachel

*Sponsors for the children’s Read-a-Thon to raise money for the North Country Baptist Children’s Home in Cambodia *Son BJ’s health:
+Resolution to some health issues
*Rachel’s health:
+Bursitis in the hip

Mansfield, James and Andrea
USA Church Planting (Texas)

*People to respond to the Holy Spirit
*More to be added to the church
*His part-time work to supplement their financial needs

Martin, Bill and Lupita
Mexico (medical furlough)

*His cardio rehab thru June 21, following his four-way heart bypass
*Her application for U.S. residency
*That they can return to the field in July

Martinez, Luis and Carol
Puerto Rico

*Traveling mercies as they come to our First Baptist Church of Hammond Youth Conference and FBMI Candidate School *More laborers

McTague, Cory and April
Canada (Tibetan People), deputation

*The transition to Canada
*Raise money to start Sparrow Baptist Church
*Church in Nepal

Osgood, Charles and Lindsey
Team Ghana

*Teens to follow through on their decisions made at their April Teen Camp

Robideau, Rob and Grace

*Healing (especially of his shoulder) from his recent fall while out soul winning
*Lord to meet their needs and paperwork to go smoothly in regard to their adoption

Sidler, Steve and Nohemy
Dominican Republic

*Her parents’ health and her return to the Dominican Republic July 7
*July 5-9 evening Teen Bible Times
*July 6-9 morning Children’s Bible Times
*July 10-13 annual Family Camp
*Plans to start 2 churches in the next 12 months

Smith, Robert and Rhoda

*July 3 supper meeting with possible 100 Hindus (date change due to her father’s funeral)

Stringer, Margaret
Indonesia (retired)

*Comfort in the loss of her niece, Susan Gunter (from cancer)

Tevault, Bob and Susan

*His teaching a full load in the Bible college
*His preaching in village churches on Sundays

Tutton, Ed and Carolyn
Teaching All Nations

*Daughters Karen Mendez and Kim Whitehead (their healing from cancer)
*For the pastors who will be trained to use the TAN materials in their churches in Southeast Asia, India, Tanzania, and Nigeria
*Safe travels and raising of support as they present the ministry in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania

Venegas, Jesus and Patty

*Project of getting John and Romans into every home in Nogales
*Preparation for their fourth missions conference
*Her health to stay strong (recently had mini-strokes and pneumonia)
*$1,860 for medical bills
*Needs for their new church plant in Nogales:
+$40k for property
+Money for a van for the bus route

Wyatt III, Jerry and Rachel

*Plans for a mobile medical clinic at their church later this year
*Final preparations for the radio station:
+Set up the equipment
+Create a library of pre-recorded programs, etc.
*July 29 Stadium Crusade, hosted by First Baptist Church of Hammond

Wyatt Jr, Jerry and Rachel
Tanzania (furlough)

*Safe return to the field the first week in July
*Vacation Bible School services and meeting opportunities during the month of June
*Public School Ministry, as opportunities grow
*More laborers, both Tanzanian and American

Zemeski, Bob and Kathi

*Their health:
+Kathi: her recovery from June 14 knee surgery
+Bob: June 26 appt to have his eyes checked for fluid in his macular and get eye injections
*Bible Camp the first full week in July