Special prayer request for this month: Our Medical Clinic in Ethiopia is in the final approval stages by the Health Department. (It’s been like pulling teeth to work with this government agency). We are facing some significant challenges financially to complete this project and for the ongoing costs of a nurse and technician. Please pray with us as we look to the Lord to help the many kids in the city of Meki, Ethiopia.
December 2 – Pray for our CrossWay Coffee Ministry which helps to support our various ministries; orphans, water wells, etc. The last day to order and ship coffee gift baskets is December 9. And the last day to order and pick up coffee gift baskets locally here at our office is December 15.
December 3 – Pray for Melaku and Sosi Abebe in Ethiopia. And pray that the Lord will provide the extra support needed to cover the costs for a manager, 2 nurses and a lab technician. ($750 a month total)
December 4 – Pray for Francisco Caldera in Nicaragua as he assumes his responsibilities as Field Director overseeing the water well ministry, arranging pastors’ conferences and team visits, etc.
December 5 – Pray for Ali Rojas, our new Financial Manager in Nicaragua. He desires to be full-time with CrossWay International and we are looking to the Lord for his prayer and support needs.
December 6 – Pray for Dean as he heads off to his old stomping grounds in Belgium to see his dear old friends and visit with them regarding their efforts in evangelism.
December 7 – Pray for Francois Thijs who has had a recent hip replacement (left side) and is my key contact in Belgium who will be assisting me when I come.
December 8 – Pray for Jefferson Zeon. He heads up the orphanage in Monrovia, Liberia and has been sick for over a year with an undiagnosed illness.
December 11 – Pray for Dean as he preaches in the Bilzen Church in Belgium and challenges hearts in the area of leadership and evangelism.
December 12 – Pray for Dean as he returns from Belgium and that his trip may have encouraged the Belgians in their evangelism.
December 13 – Pray for our coworker, Lorenzo Alfaro, in Nicaragua and his work with many teenagers and our plans for our upcoming mission trip this January.
December 14 – Pray for Ken and Winnie Gatithi, our newest missionaries in Kenya. Ken also serves as our General Manager overseeing our water well drilling ministry, and our 40+ blind orphans and needy kids in that country.
December 15 – Pray for Geoffrey Ndungu, our Drilling Director in Kenya. He lost his precious wife a number of months ago and still has two teenage kids to raise.
December 16 – Pray for Merle Admire, our Regional Director who is responsible for overseeing all of our water well projects in 3 countries: Kenya, Nicaragua and Liberia. Pray for his support needs so he can travel more often to these countries.
December 17 – Pray for Robert and Ann Messier. Robert serves part-time as our General Manager here in our office and as our American Director for Nicaragua. He and Ann are making plans for our group mission trip to Nicaragua this Jan. 24-30 with all of its details. Pray for their support needs so they can do more as our missionaries.
December 18 – Pray for Bruce McIntosh, our Member Care Director, and his travel plans overseas. Pray too for his support needs which will enable him to do more.
December 19 – Pray for Joe Shepard, our Overseas Financial Manager and for his plans to travel overseas to encourage our other coworkers and provide the needed oversight of all our accounting for all our projects.
December 20 – Pray for the support needs at CrossWay International. It is typical for our donations to wane in the summer and we are looking to the Lord to give us some altitude in this area so we can hit the ground running in January. We saw a 4 percent increase in our donations last fiscal year in spite of the difficult economy.
December 21 – As we prepare for the Christmas holiday period, pray for ways to engage various people we know who need Christ. It may be a family member or just an acquaintance. God gives us opportunities and we need to stay alert to them.
December 22 – Pray that we may each overcome the fear we have to share our faith in Christ, not in a rude fashion, but in a bold manner as his ambassador.
December 23 – Pray for Joan who continues to have pain in her arms. She may need surgery, but we aren’t certain, yet.
December 24 – Pray for Danielle Ware who is assuming much of the work that Anna did for us. And pray for Anna as she transitions over to her new work at her church in San Antonio.
December 25 – Pray that we all might reflect on the momentous occasion when the heavens were torn and the Christ Child entered our world as our Savior. Amazing love!
December 26 – Pray for more workers and the needed support for those with CrossWay International. The harvest is truly great, but the laborers few.
December 27 – Pray for the clarity of the gospel of God’s grace that many who attend our pastors conferences might learn to be more clear. It can be just as important what you don’t say as what you do say when proclaiming the grace of God.
December 28 – Pray for the spreading of the gospel that it would spread swiftly and be honored.
December 29 – Pray for the safety of those who are in harm’s way as they go to share the gospel.
December 30 – Pray for someone you know right now that does not know Christ and one concrete step you might take to engage him/her with the love of Christ and the gospel.
December 31 – Reflect on the past year and how you might look to God to trust him more with a greater part of your life and commitment to him as a believer.
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