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

Candidate School

*July 17-22, 2017

Ashcraft, Tommy and Brenda
Mexico (Stateside)

*Her recovery

Belisle, James and Linda
Missionary Evangelist, FBMI FSC

*His healing from a fall (cracked ribs)

Missionaries to Tanzania

*Start of two new church plants

Chhim, Chantha and Susan
Singapore (Furlough)

*New church plant (fifth in Nepal)
*Goal to plant 75 churches within the next 10 years
*Short furlough

Coffey, Mark and Amy
South Africa (Furlough)

*Praise: $60,000+ raised through July 9 for Camp Rhino

Davis, Tim and Annie
Myanmar (Deputation)

*Near 70% support
*Safe travels

Edwards, Mark and Sheri
Brazil (Furlough)

*God’s direction in regard to Sheri participating in the organization of a private school in Lages
*Furlough meetings

Garza, Jonathan and Monica
Ukraine (to the Jews)

+Newborn Nehemias survived and in two months grew from 2.9 lbs to 8.1 lbs, from 14.5 inches to 21 inches
*People’s heart to open to the Gospel

George, Brian and Liesl
Argentina (Furlough)

*January-August 8 furlough
*Money to fix up their house in Argentina and to purchase appliances

Goodpaster, Nathan and Audrey
Philippines (Medical Furlough)

*Jonathan’s healing from cancer

Griffin, Tony and Cathy
Church Planting (Las Vegas)

*New key family to assist in the work
*Health, vitality, perseverance, and provision

Hamilton, Keith and Kelly

+Able to purchase a home in Ireland (prayed for this for a long time)

Hassler, Thurston and Kay

*Social Security concerns

Herndon, Jason and Amanda
Native American Indians

*Building projects
*Men to reach men

Hoffman, Barry and MiSuk

*July 22 first Christian Parents’ Seminar
*July 27-28 annual Youth Revival Conference

Hoffman, Brent and Jennifer

*Language studies
*Safety–violent crime wave all around their house the last month or so

House, Shari
Team Thailand

*God to open the door for evangelistic outreach at the international university near their church
*Third ladies’ Bible study started May 30

Johns, Larry and Carol
Abundant Pardon Prison Ministry

*His recovery from massive heart attack and bypass surgery

Jones, Layne and Nelia

*$100,000 for new generator, educational building, staff housing, painting of all buildings, new fence around property, new girls’ dorm, repair of boys’ dorm
*Her recovery from cataract surgery
*July 18-20 Summer Revival

Kimmel, TJ and Christa
CORE Missions

*Her recovery from severe burns
*His health (blood clots)

Matney, John and Chrystal
South Africa (Deputation)

*To raise rest of support quickly
*Safe travels

Morrissey, Mike and Ruth

*Final preparation for July 20 departure

Murillo, Robert and Joy

*Their health
*Medical expenses
*Their 30th wedding anniversary on July 20

Oehlert, Jonathan and Angela

*Wisdom and protection while out soul winning (to keep freedom to distribute literature)

Owens, David and Kelly

*Bible Baptist Church, bush lot:
+Attendance to stabilize
+August Vacation Bible School
+Property and building
*Faith Baptist Church, Queenstown:
+Pastor Jainaraine
*Adventure Baptist Church, Adventure:
+New church, started July 9

Owens, Jonathan and Shannon

*Five-month furlough in 2018 to care for some family medical issues

Pattison, Chris and Rebecca

*Money for church vehicles
*Church renovation

Robideau, Rob and Grace

*Immediate need to find a new place for their church to meet in or close to the village (have to vacate now)

Shrivnauth, Noel and Charlene

*Vacation Bible School at the end of July
*Church auditorium building project

Smith, Robert and Rhoda

*September 12 – November 30 furlough (raise $500/month additional support)
*To be able to be debt-free (money to pay for plane tickets to her father’s funeral)
*Reach the students of a new medical school in Barbados

Team Peru

*First church plant’s immediate need for new location

Tutton, Ed and Carolyn
Teaching All Nations

*Health of daughters Karen Mendez and Kim Whitehead (healing of cancer)

Williams, Justin and Holly

*July 26-30 Vacation Bible School
*July 29 Community BBQ

Wynne, Joe and Kella

*Healthy pregnancy for Kella (dealing with infections and threat of premature birth)