Joel and Marybeth Nordtvedt work with international students at Arizona State University. Their Bible discussion on Good Friday is on Christ’s crucifixion; on Easter they will do an outdoor sunrise service. Pray that the gospel will engage the hearts of these students.
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A leadership forum (DPN 2/4) created a task force to develop new ways for churches in China to partner with international mission groups in sending out missionaries from China. Their decisions must be made by May 1st, and these will determine the future role of the organization Joel C. has led for nine years. Pray
Heidi Jensen asks prayer for an Easter dinner for members of the United Nations community. Pray that attendees will be drawn through the music and message to consider the personal significance of Christ’s resurrection.
Ten years ago, Mr. Jia became a Christian after an accident left him in constant pain and paralyzed from the waist down. Now he is a worship leader at church and often shares his testimony with non-Christians. Pray for strength for him and for the family members who care for him.
Pray for Dave and Sonja and their children as they study the French language in preparation for service in Chad. Pray for good health for the family and for opportunities to practice French. Happy birthday to Dave.
Paul and Teresa praise God for their Chadian ministry partners, Jean and Jacqueline, who will arrive in May to join with them in ministry. Pray that the Holy Spirit would prepare both couples as they make plans for their work together.
Joel and Liz C. are spending April 7-9 with co-workers in another province to encourage them. Pray that God will use Joel and Liz to bring refreshment and God’s peace to their colleagues.
Pray for Ben and Sara Hosch as they continue to serve in pastoral ministry here in preparation for ministry in Taiwan.
Tomorrow is Tomb-sweeping Day. Pray for Christians as they gather with their families and witness to them in this setting. Pray especially for those who struggle to navigate the difficult issues related to ancestor worship.