Intercessor  |  August 2022

RI’s daily prayer guide, done monthly.

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KENTUCKY
Mike, Director of Development 

Pray for those in Kentucky who are dealing with floods. Pray especially for Bethel Camp, which is greatly affected and surrounded by water. Ask for safety, for the flood to recede, and for minimal damage to roads, buildings, and property. 

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ASIA
Tom, Regional Director 

Lan has been in contact with a woman and her adult son who have been forced from their home due to persecution. Pray for God’s protection over them, and pray for Lan as he seeks ways to help them out of this difficult situation. 

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RBC
Ericka Byler 

Pray for peace and comfort for the family and friends of Ericka Byler as they grieve her sudden passing on July 18. Lift up RBC faculty and staff as they work to cover her many responsibilities. 

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THAILAND
Candice, Member Care Provider 

Pray for Candice as she teaches kids from two asylum-seeking families. Ask for the wisdom to equip her students for independent study, and for clear direction about how best to use her time. 

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NORTH AMERICA
Judah & Rayna 

Pray for good rest, refreshment, and easy adjustment as this family begins a three-month home assignment. Ask for opportunities to connect with those interested in how God is working in the Mediterranean. 

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WEST AFRICA
Devin

Pray for Devin as he plans to move to another village, the next step in language learning and local church involvement. Ask God to provide for each detail of this process, especially choosing a new host or housing situation. 

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EAST AFRICA
International Partner 

Pray for safety as an international partner travels to East Africa this month. Pray also for the persecuted believers in this region—that they would receive strength and encouragement in Christ. 

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NORTH AMERICA
Butros & Amina

Pray for Butros & Amina as they walk with friends through the death of their unborn child. Ask that this death would open the door to hope and life in Jesus. 

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THAILAND
Tom, Regional Director 

Praise God that their friends have tickets to Canada after years of waiting to emigrate! Ask for physical health and for closure in their relationships. Pray also for their host church in Canada as they prepare to receive the family. 

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ASIA
Tom, Regional Director

Pray for the team in the southeast as they work hard to prepare their fields and plant rice during the current rainy season. Pray for a good agricultural and spiritual harvest in the coming year.

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MEDITERRANEAN
Lavinia

Pray for strength and patience for Lavinia as she provides childcare, special education and therapy, and support for two RI families. Ask for ease of language learning, good relationships, and spiritual protection. 

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THAILAND
Tom, Regional Director

As a new school year begins, pray for Eliza and Silas as they adjust to the 12th and 9th grades, respectively. Ask that they can bless their friends and be the presence of Jesus. 

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NORTH AMERICA
Judah & Rayna
 

Pray that the local fellowship would work together effectively in Judah & Rayna’s absence. Ask for wisdom for this couple to know how closely to stay connected and how much to unplug while they are away. 

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THAILAND
Tom, Regional Director

Pray that Tom would connect well with his students and find ways to challenge and encourage them in their thinking about God and the Bible.

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ASIA
Tom, Regional Director

Pray for those facing health challenges: a young girl injured in a traffic accident; a mother recovering from a C-section; a woman with diabetes; and a team member who needs surgery for a minor medical issue. 

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THAILAND
Jacob & Danielle 

Praise God for Courtney’s help with their daughter Ellie. Ask for good connection as they spend time together. Pray for guidance for Dani on how to spend her time, and for good connection for Jacob and Dani as they have date nights. 

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COLUMBUS, OH
Joe, RI President 

The executive board of the International Mission Association (IMA), on which Joe serves as a member, will meet at the RIC for a retreat from August 17-22. Pray for wisdom as they seek to discern God’s leading for the future of IMA. 

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NEW WORKER
Esperanza

Pray for this newly appointed worker as she trains for a two-year internship to the Mediterranean Region. Ask that God would already be preparing relationships with her future neighbors. 

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EAST AFRICA
International Partner

An international partner recently spoke with a church leader in East Africa about three key faith leaders imprisoned for the last nine years. Pray that God would strengthen them and their families and open the eyes of their persecutors. 

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ASIA
Tom, Regional Director

Pray for the students in the southern hostel who struggle with schoolwork. Ask for wisdom and patience for the hostel leaders. Praise God that a student did very well on her exams, and that some students are interested in Bible study. 

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THAILAND
Courtney 

Pray for this new worker as she completes her first month on the field. Ask for peace and an easy adjustment to a new culture, community, and language. 

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COLUMBUS, OH
REACH Team Leaders

Pray for Ellen and Connor, who will be leading the 2022-23 REACH teams. Pray for clear minds to retain the information they learn during training, and for a continued desire to see their teammates grow and Jesus move. 

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MEDITERRANEAN
Cora
 

Praise God that Cora continues to make progress with her student and in her relationships with her neighbors! Ask that she would continue to find balance between work with Robbie, her college classes, and these growing relationships. 

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COLUMBUS, OH
CMC, RBC, & RI 

Pray for the leaders of CMC, RBC, and RI as they gather for the Joint Agency Meeting. Praise God for the strong collaboration among the organizations, and pray for wisdom to live out the commission to mature and multiply. 

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THAILAND
Jacob & Karly

Pray for Jacob and Karly as they lead the 58:12 United Team in Thailand. Pray also that God would lead them as they raise their three sons while navigating culture, family, and ministry. 

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NORTH AMERICA
Art & Paula

Continue to pray for protection for Christian Afghan refugees, who are facing deportation. Ask that God would provide sponsors for these families in difficult situations around the world. 

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COLUMBUS, OH
REACH 22-23

The 2022-23 REACHers arrive at the RIC this weekend! Pray for peace and connection for them as they transition into a new season of life and begin nine months of discipleship and spiritual growth. 

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MEDITERRANEAN
Quiros Family

Pray for physical, emotional, and spiritual strength as they serve the disadvantaged. Ask God for wisdom as they build relationships and provide food, clothing, and spiritual nourishment to many in their community.

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THAILAND
58:12 United Team

Ask for God’s blessing over the team as they lead two Kids Clubs in local neighborhoods. Pray that God would move among the growing number of children and adults who have been attending. 

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ASIA
Tom, Regional Director

Pray for the students at the southeastern hostel as they end the school year and continue to learn how to pray, worship, and study the Bible. Praise God for their progress and ask for blessing in their studies. Pray also for patience and energy as Lan and his wife lead the hostel. 

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MEDITERRANEAN
Eugene & Katrina

Pray for this couple as they share the Good News with their neighbors. Pray that God will lead them to seekers and will open doors to relationships.

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