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

John Cole and Jeremy Snipes

*Hosting July 25 – August 5 missions trip to Tanzania (Tanzanian Stadium Crusade follow-up)

Ashcraft, Tommy and Brenda

*Their health:
+Her six- to eight-week recovery from fractured leg
+His treatment for A-fib
*Their church’s new English-language service
*Upcoming court’s decision on property rights
*Brenda to be healthy enough so he can go to August meetings

Belisle, James and Linda
Missionary Evangelist, FBMI FSC

*His healing from cracked ribs

Bohman, Eric and Lori
BIMI Africa Field Director

*Daughter Erica as she starts raising support to work in team ministry in Kenya
*His August trip to South Africa for regional field conference and surveying of two new countries

Combe, David and Holly

*Need for churches to be planted in the small villages
*His young song director who is going through a very difficult and trying time
*Economic situation: 30% devaluation of the dollar to the peso

Godsoe, Courtney and Ester

Paul Espanola, 11-year-old nephew of two staff ladies, who has rheumatic fever with a slim chance of survival

Goodpaster, Nathan and Audrey
Philippines (Medical Furlough)

*Jonathan’s healing from cancer

Hall, Curtis and Amber
BEST Ministries (Deputation and Raising Funds for BEST)

*Safe travels out to California
*Safe arrival of shipment of Thai pastors’ Bibles

Hamilton, Keith and Kelly

*July 31-August 4 Summer Bible Camp and Teen Rally
*August 25-January 5, 2018, furlough

Harris, John and Robin

*His work in the Prison Ministry and Van Ministry
*God’s leading as to where to start a church (praying over two places within the Stann Creek District)
*Their work with Independent Baptist Church through mid-2018; *Madalyn’s speech therapy
*Dr. Steve Heidenreich (cancer surgery)

Johns, Larry and Carol
Abundant Pardon Prison Ministry

*His health:
+Cardiac rehabilitation
+Healing of nerve damage in his leg so he can resume his work (pain, trouble sleeping)

Johnson, Carl and Cindy

*Church building construction setback (money; to finish it by the end of the year)

Jones, Layne and Nelia

*September 5-25 furlough (trip)
*Four graduates starting churches

Kimmel, TJ and Christa
CORE Missions

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

Moore, Clarence and Chong Chi

*July 29-September 5 Cambodia Crusade
*September 29-November 16 Philippines Crusade
*January through mid-March 2018 India Crusade

Murillo, Robert and Joy

*Her healing of cancer

Navato, Ed and Elvie
Japan (U.S. Military)

*Follow-up of their new converts
*Their health and safety–her ongoing medical issues:
+Kidney stones
+Thyroid condition
+Left knee
+Back pains
*Need five more churches to take them on for support

Nibbe, BJ Jr and Arezoo

*Arrival May 3
+Purchased vehicle
+Got two-year visas
*Waiting for residency ID cards
*Her language studies
*Purchase church bus/van
*Repair current van
*Restart van route

Nix, Tracy and Debbie
Church Planting (St. Louis, Missouri)

*September 20 start of Ambassador Baptist Church
*$750 for each of the four outreach occasion mail-outs

Team Ghana

*August annual Pastors’ and Workers’ Conference (Bro. Bosje will be the guest speaker.)

10/40 Window Missionaries
Barnabas 10/40

*Four new church planters in Thailand and Myanmar they will be helping to support
*Myanmar makes it 10 Asian countries they are now operating in
*Chinese language studies

Tutton, Ed and Carolyn
Teaching All Nations

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

Wilson, Eddie and Misty
Christian Media International

*Raise $10,000 for studio team to produce a year’s worth of TV programs in Romania to spread all over the Eastern Europe region (trip there September 4)

Zemeski, Bob and Kathi

*Her healing from knee surgery