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Intercessor  |  June 2024

RI’s daily prayer guide, done monthly.

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Some names and locations changed for security.

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COLUMBUS, OH
Colleen, HR Director

Ask God to provide the appropriate people to fill these open staff positions at the RIC: Hospitality Coordinator and RIC Director.

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THAILAND
Jacob & Dani

This family experiences an increased number of bad dreams and nightmares while in Thailand. Ask God to protect their minds against attacks from the enemy, drive out fear, and anoint them with a spirit of courage and God’s power.

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MEDITERRANEAN
Judah & Reyna

Pray for this couple as they engage with the people of their community. Ask for the wisdom to know how best to use their time and who to invest in. Pray also for their son—ask for strength and endurance as he finishes the school year.

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LATIN AMERICA
Latin American Mission Partnership

Pray for several Latino believers as they work to find a way to engage in international missions. Sara from Belize is planning to serve in West Africa; pray for her as she finds support and prepares to go. Pray also for the LAMP team as they seek to work with her wisely.

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ASIA
Tom, Regional Director

Lift up three family members in the south who are in need of physical healing. Pray also for the hostel students as they take exams, and praise God that those who took their college entrance exams passed successfully!

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MEDITERRANEAN
Jamie & Hazel

Pray for this family as they press on in language learning—some days can be discouraging. Ask for clear minds to learn, opportunities to practice, and the ability to remember and understand all that they are learning.

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EAST AFRICA
New Worker

Lift up Chloe as she prepares to join RI’s long-term workers in East Africa. Ask for healthy goodbyes with family and friends, and pray for an ability to quickly pick up the language when she arrives. Ask God to provide many opportunities to connect with the local women.

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THAILAND
Tom & Candice

Praise God that Claire and Eliza could spend May in Bangkok! Pray for Claire as she begins an internship in Kentucky and for Eliza as she stays in Thailand for the summer. Lift up Tom as he ends the school year—ask for good final connections with the students who won’t return to school next year.

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MEDITERRANEAN
Esperanza

Ask for wisdom and attunement to God’s direction as Esperanza decides between two locations for her next term. Pray that she will remain invested in her present relationships and language growth even as she reaches the end of her term.

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COLUMBUS, OH
Short-Term Programs

City Challenge kicks off today as the youth of North Street Community Church and London Christian Fellowship join us in Columbus! Pray for good times of connection and service this week, and ask God to move among these young people.

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WEST AFRICA
Devin

Lift up Devin as he returns to the States for home assignment and reconnects with friends, family, and the familiar. Pray for him as he evaluates his first term and makes plans for the next.

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SOUTH ASIA
Roger & Susie

Lift up this couple as they build a life in South Asia. Ask for good connections with the people in their building. Pray that their apartment would be a place where joy, peace and life would abound and where many would experience the goodness of God.

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THAILAND
Jacob & Dani

Pray for Uncle B, a neighbor of Jacob & Dani’s. They have recently gotten to know him, and discovered that he is always eager to talk about spiritual matters. Ask Jesus to make his name known to Uncle B through their discussions.

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MEDITERRANEAN
Judah & Reyna

Several people will be baptized soon! Ask that they would endure in their faith and grow deep with Jesus. Pray also for this couple’s close friend “Oscar”, asking that he would surrender completely to the Father.

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EAST AFRICA
Colleen, HR Director

Lift up Chloe as she travels to East Africa today to begin a one-year term as a childcare assistant. Pray for a harmonious relationship with the family she will be helping, and ask that the children would quickly feel comfortable with her.

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ASIA
Tom, Regional Director

Pray for safe travels as the team visits believers and seekers in the villages, and ask for wisdom as they plan a seminar. Lift up a new believer as she begins her journey with Jesus, and pray for a brother who recently became an accountant.

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COLUMBUS, OH
Short-Term Programs

As week two of City Challenge begins, ask God to make his presence known to the youth of Timberline Church and Fairview Mennonite. Pray for STP staff as they lead worship, activities, and outreach projects.

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THAILAND
Courtney

Lift up Courtney as she reaches the last weeks of her term. Pray that she could navigate the tightrope of remaining present in her ministries and relationships while also intentionally preparing herself to return to the States.

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SOUTH ASIA
New Worker

Pray for Nila as she raises support for her three-year assignment in South Asia. Ask that she will find willing partners who will give financially and consistently support her in prayer as she follows God’s call.

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LATIN AMERICA
Rosedale Business Group

Ask for an abundant 2024-25 coffee crop in Latin America, specifically for Café Diego in Nicaragua. Many farms were negatively affected by a poor harvest this year due to a drought during a crucial time in the growing season.

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EAST AFRICA
Luke & Gloria

Continue to pray for perseverance and ability as this couple moves forward in language learning. Praise God that Nita has found a community of women who are hospitable, kind, and excited to spend time with her and their daughters. Ask God to bless these relationships.

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ASIA
Tom, Regional Director

Lift up Tom and the team in the southeast as they meet this week. Ask God to encourage them as they share about their ministry, and pray for wisdom as they plan for the future—especially in the areas of funding and leadership development.

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MEDITERRANEAN
Jamie & Hazel

Praise God for keeping their family in good health, especially for Jamie’s renewed health after dealing with Lyme disease. As they continue to build a life in the Mediterranean, ask for the opportunities and wisdom to know how best to become involved in what God is doing.

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COLUMBUS, OH
Short-Term Programs

Lift up STP staff in the third week of City Challenge. Ask for energy, excitement, and smooth sailing as they lead the youth of Locust Grove Mennonite Church and Trinity Christian Fellowship. Ask God to work in the lives of the youth and all they interact with this week.

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SOUTH ASIA
Roger & Susie

Pray for Roger as he begins to engage with local men who share his interest in computers, and pray for Susie as she connects with the couple’s house helper. Ask God to bring an abundance of fruit out of these simple interactions.

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THAILAND
Tom, Regional Director

Lift up RI’s workers in Thailand as they gather for a retreat. Pray for safety as they travel and for a good time of rest, refreshment, and encouragement. Ask for wisdom and that they would hear God’s voice as they evaluate their current activities and make plans for the future.

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SPAIN
RBG, William & Laura

Pray for RBG as they collect the necessary details for a potential taxi business in Vigo, Spain. This project could provide opportunities for ministry and create more sustainability for William and Laura. Ask for wisdom as they begin this process.

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WEST AFRICA
Audrey

Lift up Audrey as she works as the ward educator on her Mercy Ship. Ask that she could be a light and a peaceful witness for Jesus as she interacts with her coworkers and patients.

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THAILAND
Jacob & Dani

Pray for this family’s many relationships with their Thai friends. Ask that the ground would be tilled, the rocks removed, and that spiritual seeds would be sown, watered, and harvested as Jacob & Dani boldly speak the truth about Jesus in love.

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MEDITERRANEAN
Amos & Alice

Pray for the staff of the transition house as they care for vulnerable girls. They need wisdom to know when to overlook problematic behavior and when to enforce consequences. Ask that they could approach each situation with grace, love, and wisdom.

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