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.”

Dan Siemer

*Healing of fractured vertebra

Ashcraft, Tommy and Brenda
Mexico (Stateside)

*Her health

Coffey, Mark and Amy
South Africa (Furlough)

*As of April 24, to raise $7,339 more for the month of April toward the purchase of property for Camp Rhino (goal to raise $100,000 by the end of the year)

Combe, David and Holly

*Urgent prayer request for a family in their church

Dubbe, Dan and Tricia

*A Men’s Ministry starting soon

Foust, Zach and Karin
Team Peru

*Zach and his sons there this week, Monday-Thursday (April 25 training meeting) in city of Iquitos to take 100 water-purification units (half of water systems held back; rest of the shipment supposed to have arrived on Saturday, April 22)
*Iquitos is the city where the Gospel first came to Peru, and there is still a strong independent Baptist presence in the whole area
*Working to stir up the churches for soul winning and church planting
*Pray for open doors (printing discipleship books from First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, for local pastors)

Frost, Devin and Amy
New Zealand

*Safe arrival of baby daughter, due April 26

Goodpaster, Nathan and Audrey
Philippines (Medical Furlough)

*Jonathan’s cancer battle
*Nathan’s three-week trip to the Philippines

Guatemalan People and Missionaries

*Need postal service again

Gutierrez, Mike and Phylissa
MVP to Guatemala

*Her broken wrist

Gutierrez, Osmin and Eva

*Started construction on their property with the building of a fence around their property (since three doors were stolen from their bathrooms)
*Next a storage room, to also be used as sleeping quarters for the guard
*Then the main church building
*Missionary friend bringing church group from Arizona to help build the foundation of the auditorium
*Money for the construction projects

Jones, Layne and Nelia

*April 30 is church’s 32nd anniversary
*Working to finish the girls’ dormitory before their May 8-11 Youth Camp
*May 3-7 putting in new 1000-watt transmitter by Gene Sharp
*Praying for a 3000-watt transmitter
*Follow-up after Youth Camp to find the right Bible college students while also holding children’s Bible classes

Keo, Kounaro and Chorvy
Cambodia (Furlough)

*Her TMJ treatment (that she can recover within six months so they can return to the field)
*Furlough meetings

Lemma, Mike and Lidia

*Son Stephen to recover from kidney problems

Leyva, Ricardo and Maria

*Roads to be repaired (destroyed by hurricane) so he can go to Moa to preach an evangelistic crusade
*$3,000 to build a small church building on property owned by one of their graduates who wants to build a church there
*Family finances
*God’s power

Mansfield, James and Andrea
USA Church Planting (Texas)

+Their children’s building/Fellowship Hall has arrived and been set up (saving up money to finish the inside and set up electricity and plumbing)
*Raise lost support (about 50%) or may need to get part-time job

Matney, John and Chrystal
South Africa (Deputation)

*Meetings and safe travels
*Plans to leave for the field in January 2018 (to have the rest of their support to come in quickly)
*Second survey trip in June
*Balance of $500 needed for their visa and passport funds

Moore, Clarence and Chong Chi

*India Crusade

Morris, Lawrence and Catrina
USA Church Planting (Renton, Washington)

+Reconstruction done on flooded kitchen and bathroom
+Church members growing in the areas of giving and serving
+Average attendance is 33

Murillo, Robert and Joy

*Her healing from cancer

Nordman, John and Gwen

*His recovery from cancer surgery

Pridgen, James and Cheryl

*Health of their daughter Jennifer in college in California (fainting spells)

Rothwell, Dan and Deb

*Health and safety
*Island Baptist Church
*Guam and Micronesia

Sarver, Mike and Maria
Team Ghana

*His dad, Mike Sarver (received some not-so-good news from the doctor; to give his dad and mom wisdom, strength, and mercy as they face this challenge; for a quick recovery)

Sidler, Steve and Nohemy
Dominican Republic

*Her parents’ health (mother, stomach cancer; father, heart attack)
*Nohemy with her parents

Smith, Robert and Rhoda

*Variety of Gospel tracts in Mandarin (100 tracts of 4 or 5 different kinds)

Steers, Andrew and Laura

*Her mother’s grave illness (Laura currently Stateside)
*His neurologist appointment in Sydney

Team Indo-Phil

*VBS this week, with 25 different meetings taking place each morning around Dumaguete

Tevault, Bob and Susan

*Safe travels every weekend to preach at national works throughout southern Mindanao (recently hit by a motorcycle)
*Bible college students to grow in their soul winning

Turner, Ben and Becky

+Son Caleb got engaged (preparation for December 2017 wedding)

Tutton, Ed and Carolyn
Teaching All Nations

*Daughter Karen (chemo treatments)