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 – Aug 5 missions trip to Tanzania (Tanzanian Stadium Crusade follow-up)

Arold, Edgar and Sindy

*Her brother Abel:
+Was wrongly diagnosed with ALS
+Further tests showed that he has lesions on three vertebrae and needs immediate surgery
+Her efforts to raise money for him

Ashcraft, Tommy and Brenda

*Their health:
+Her recovery from fractured leg
+His treatment for A-fib
*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

Coffey, Mark and Amy
South Africa (Furlough)

+As of August 1, $70,000 has now been raised for Camp Rhino property

Donate, Carlos and Jaimie

*Their work with Hope Rescue Mission (need bus/van to take them to church on Sunday mornings)
*RVG Bibles and tracts
*Guatemalan postal system

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 (their license plate was stolen while staying at a hotel on the way out to California)
*Safe arrival of shipment of Thai pastors’ Bibles

Hassler, Thurston and Kay

*Health (50% loss of lung capacity)
*Social Security concerns

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)

Jones, Layne and Nelia

*August 6-10 World Missions Conference (speaker Dave Carter, 40-year veteran missionary to Japan)

Kimmel, TJ and Christa
CORE Missions

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

Knickerbocker, Stephen and Julie
Burkina Faso, West Africa

*Favor with the community so there will be no opposition to having land for their church
*A pastor to train
*Monday evening preaching seminar
*$40,000+ for permanent church property
*August 14-19 Youth Camp

Missionaries to the Philippines

*Traveling mercies to their place of service and their resettlement there
*Permanent housing
*Safety in the Philippines (rebels to lay down their arms so they can have more freedom to share the Gospel)
*Souls to be saved

Leyva, Ricardo and Maria

*Power to preach, teach, witness
*Wisdom in every decision
*Love for all peoples

Long, Dave and Terri
Change of Field

*Had to leave Trinidad and close church due to inability to get visas
*To know God’s leading concerning another mission field (plans bot to stay in the United States past January 2018)
*Daughter Anna, as she plans to be in Bible college by the end of August to prepare to be a foreign missionary

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

*Raise additional $2,000 support per month (raised 42%; will travel through the fall)
*His meeting with veteran Canadian church planters in upcoming months

Moore, Clarence and Chong Chi

*July 29-September 5 Cambodia Crusade

Murillo, Robert and Joy

*Her healing of cancer

Palmani, Mark and Kim

*Bible studies and new converts to grow
*Money for their College Ministry

Shook, Randy and Carmen
MVP‒Team Thailand

*Sunday night services he preaches at their new church in Nong Plahp

Solt, Dave and Mary Beth

+Record year in salvations
*Daniel’s upcoming junior year and Joshua’s freshman year at Hyles-Anderson College

Team Ghana

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

Turner, Ben and Becky

*December 22 wedding of son Caleb and Abbey Williams

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 remaining $3,000 needed 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)
*The 10 churches started in the Ukraine in just over a year’s time as result of putting national TV programs there

Zemeski, Bob and Kathi

*Her healing from knee surgery