Pray that our anti-malarial meds will arrive in village for our 549 orphans.
They are due to arrive today! Still have 15 sick with malaria.
Archive for June, 2010
Pray that our anti-malarial meds will arrive in village for our 549 orphans.
Prayer Calendar for Dean and Joan Chollar and Team
Special Note: We had a great mission trip to Nicaragua last June with the 8
of us who went. You will read some more prayer requests below so let’s
follow up on these needed prayers. Also, I was very sick just before I was
to leave for a second mission trip in June to Guyana. Please pray for the 18
others who went without me.
July 1 – Pray for the 131 individuals who put their trust in Christ for the
forgiveness of their sins on our recent mission trip to Nicaragua. We had a
great time and worked really well together having one mind, being in one
spirit and purpose.
July 2 – Pray for our 549 orphans in Sudan as the past election in southern
Sudan has disrupted some things as well as some internal issues with our
management team in the field. Also, 15 of our orphans have contracted
malaria, which is a killer. Pray for the support needed for more meds.
On this date, Joan also returns from Montana after visiting Rachel and
Jeremy and 4 of our granddaughters.
July 3- Pray for Bob Nicol and Merle Admire as they continue to develop our
new division (CrossWay Water for Life) and the shipping of the new water
well rig which should be leaving the Houston port soon. Pray that it gets
there safely and that we can cut through all the red tape and corruption
often associated with importing such equipment.
July 4- Pray for Dean as he preaches at Pipe Creek Community Church and
challenges hearts to bring others into the freedom we have in Christ.
July 5 – Pray for Kyle Parsons who is in Ethiopia and working with our
Northeast Africa Field Director. He has been there since June 1 and should
be home by July 15.
July 6 – Bob Nicol has been invited to go to Peru with Engineers Without
Borders. Pray for this upcoming trip from July 6 – 13.
July 7 – Pray for the upcoming mission trip with Dean and 3 other pastors to
Nicaragua for another pastors conference on August 10 – 16. This field in
Central America is starting to open up for us and we see some very good
potential for future ministry. We hope to take Merle Admire with us to check
out water well ministry.
July 8 – Pray for our Spanish speaking areas and personnel. We want to
better organize our Central America Ministry: Field Director (Rafael
Rivas), our Spain coworker (Fernando Diaz) and another candidate (Francisco
Cadera). They all face prayer and support needs to move things forward in
this field of ministry.
July 9 – Pray for parents with children who have special needs. 80 percent
of couples who have children with special needs end up in divorce due to the
huge pressure this puts them under. 3 of our coworkers fit in this category,
and I know they would really appreciate your prayers.
July 10 – Pray for Sherry Zule, our manager over the CrossWay Coffee
Ministry. This ministry provides a large percentage of the support needs
for our 549 orphans in Sudan to help provide food, medicine and needs.
(Check out www.crosswaycoffee.org.
July 11 – Pray for the rest of our staff in the USA: Joan, our office
manager; Robert our General Manager; Anna, our Executive Assistant; Rita,
our accountant, and Dean, the CEO. Pray that we will always maintain a good
team spirit as in the past.
July 12 – Pray for greater boldness on the part of all of us to share the
message of God’s grace and salvation that He provides through simple faith
July 13 – Pray for Dean’s speaking engagements as he lines up his travel
schedule for the coming months.
July 14 – Pray for our new Board of Directors in the USA. We have 12
Directors now and a good spirit of unity and purpose.
July 15 – Pray for more workers in God’s harvest field, especially for Kenya
and Nicaragua as we begin to concentrate more and more in these two
July 16 – Pray for more opportunities for each one of us to share the gospel
that God brings into our circle of influence.
July 17 – Pray for the farming going on in the village in Sudan where our
549 orphans reside. We have sponsored two men to teach and train the
villagers to begin to grow their own food and get on their own feet.
July 18 – Pray for our medical clinics in both Sudan and Ethiopia that we
might strengthen their capacity to serve the people in their community so
that people might see their good deeds and praise their father in heaven.
July 19 – Pray that we as believers might unlearn some of the churchy
phrases that unintentionally obscure the gospel. May we all learn to use the
predominant phrase in the New Testament and ask people to trust in Christ
alone who died for their sins and rose from the dead.
July 20 – Please pray for our efforts to set up the Board of Directors for
the CrossWay International Kenya ministry. We have some legal issues to work
through on this, and we want to make sure the right people are appointed.
July 21 – Pray for our non-profit/tax-exempt status for this Board mentioned
above so that we can get our drilling rig and equipment into Kenya without a
lot of tax and problems. We have two Ministers of Parliament in Kenya who
are offering to help.
July 22 – Pray for the spreading of the gospel that it might spread swiftly
and that it might be honored just as it is among us.
July 23 – Pray for school supplies for our school in Sudan and also for the
Christian School in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Rich Mann is collecting school
supplies and Bibles for us to take into Nicaragua on August 10. If you can
help and get them to me by August 8, I can pack them up and carry these in
when I go to teach a Pastors Conference. We need Spanish Bibles, writing
pads, pens and pencils, etc.
July 24 – Pray for Melaku Abebe, our Northeast Africa Field Director, and
all that he is overseeing from the Medical Clinic, to the school to training
and assisting others in the ministry.
July 25 – Pray for Geoffrey Ndungu, the newly appointed superintendent of
our well drilling team in Kenya. He lost his wife last month to a sudden
disease and has two teenage kids. In spite of this, he has worked tirelessly
to help prepare the way for the new well drilling ministry in Kenya.
July 26 – Pray for the safety of our new drilling team in Kenya. As you may
remember, Bob Nicol lost his finger tip when practicing here in Texas with
the rig. It can be a dangerous job for fingers.
July 27 – Pray, too, for the safety of those who risk their life to share
the gospel of God’s grace overseas. Not all men are of faith and we face
some real hostility sometimes.
July 28 – Robert Messier, our General Manager, leaves for Delaware to
represent CrossWay International at Jubilee Fest, a special festival with
Christian musicians and events. Bob Payton, our coworker at one of our
supporting churches in Maryland, is lining all this up. Pray for a fruitful
trip and that he can help raise awareness for our ministry.
July 29 – Pray for wisdom on how best to deal with some of the false
teachings overseas such as the “prosperity teaching” and so forth. These
extreme teachings tear up churches and do a great deal of harm.
July 30 – Pray for Dean who leaves for Seattle to preach at a supporting
church and visit his son Jason and family.
July 31 – Stop right now and pray for someone you know who does not yet know
the full forgiveness of their sins through simple trust in Jesus Christ.
Pray how you might be able to befriend them and share your testimony with
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