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At Global Strategy, we believe that prayer changes things, that it moves the heart of God, that it changes us and transforms the world. Your partnership in prayer with Global Strategy and our personnel around the globe are vital to the work we doing, connecting you with God’s work in lives and events in the farthest reaches of the world.

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Global Strategy Praises and Prayer Requests

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1—Globally: Praise the Lord! Jesus has risen! He has risen indeed.

2—Children of Promise: Please pray for Paul Maxfield as he travels to Malawi to visit and interview the sponsored children.

3—Japan: Praise God for the increase in the number of students enrolling in Tamagawa Seigakuin Girls Junior and Senior High School in Tokyo.

4—Spain: Pray for missionaries Alejandro and Carmen De Francisco as they head to Spain and begin ministry there as well as regionally throughout Europe and the Middle East.

5—La Trompeta: The Inter-American Publication Board is seeking a new editor for this important medium. Pray that the right candidate is chosen.

6—Botswana: Please continue to pray for Corey and Abby Stocksdale and their children as they settle into life and ministry on the field.

7—Colombia: Pray with the church leaders in asking God to raise up a new generation of disciple makers and church planters.

8—Guatemala: Pray for the two new congregations recently started in Greater Guatemala City.

9—Myanmar: Pray for the nine churches and pastors as they continue to do ministry and look at expanding into new villages.

10—Africa: Praise God for a unanimous vote by the Church of God in Africa leaders to officially be recognized as a regional body! Pray for the African leaders that the God of unity will strengthen them as they pursue connectivity across borders.

11—Lebanon: Pray for the Church of God as they seek a national ministry vision.

12—Honduras: Praise God that the Samuel Raymond Christian School had paperwork for their NGO status approved. Pray that the school’s permanent status papers are approved soon.

13—Hungary: Please pray for the Eastern European Churches conference taking place this weekend. Participants will come from Russia, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine as well as Hungary.

14—Children of Promise: Pray for COP directors who serve in very challenging situations.

15—North Africa: Pray for the encouragement of North African believers.

16—Bangladesh: Pray for the participants of the recent Barefoot Pastors training, that they will take what they have learned and apply it to their ministry.

17—Europe/Middle East: Pray for the church planting and multiplication initiative meeting this month. This initiative titled Europe X is the first sub-network coming out of 3WLN.

18—Costa Rica: Pray for Pastor Sonia Alfaro as she recovers from hernia surgery.

19—Japan: Pray for Pastor Hidenori Meigata, who recently experienced a stroke. Pray also for Mrs. Ayako Ohta, pastor’s wife, who suffers from a rare form of cancer affecting her nerves.

20—Netherlands: Pray for Antonio Domingos, associate pastor of the Church of God in Geleen, recovering from a recent medical emergency.

21—Bulgaria: Pray for the Agape Faith United Church in Plovdiv and their visioning for the future.

22—Sri Lanka: Pray for the participants in the recently completed Servant Leadership training. Pray also for the next training opportunities coming up in June, September, and January.

23—Myanmar: Praise the Lord for a successful women’s meeting in the village of Dalah. Pray that a church plant is feasible for the village.

24—Haiti: Pray for a local chaplain to come alongside the hospital in St. Ard to provide spiritual care during times of distress and healing for the patients.

25—Uganda/Canada: Pray for missionary Colleen Stevenson and her family as she battles cancer and continues treatment.

26—India: Pray for the safety and security of all 726 churches and pastors amid threats in northern India.

27—Germany/US: Pray for missionary Kelley Philips as he wraps up his home assignment in the next couple of months and returns to Germany to reunite with Rhonda. They still have a significant shortfall in their monthly pledged support.

28—Globally: Pray for workers around the world to have the right to a safe and healthy working environment. Pray especially for ministry workers who serve in precarious places.

29 – Costa Rica: Please pray for the planning of an international forum for Kingdom workers coming up in November. Ask the Holy Spirit for unity and guidance.

30 – Asia-Pacific: Pray for Global Strategy personnel serving in the Asia-Pacific region: Don & Caroline Armstrong—regional coordinators; Bernie Barton—Japan; Steven & Peggy Beverly—Sri Lanka; Gary & Gwen Bistritan—Yap; Mike & Makiko Boyle—Japan; Kris & Megan Gilbert—New Zealand; Terence and Christy Van Dam—Japan; Mike Wagner—Japan; and Casey & Sharon Bernhardt—Malaysia.

Motivos de oración y acción de gracias de Estrategia

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1—Global: ¡Den gracias al Señor! ¡Jesús ha resucitado!

2—Niños de Promesa: Favor de orar por Paul Maxfield mientras viaja a Malaui para visitar y entrevistar a los niños patrocinados.

3—Japón: Den gracias a Dios porque se aumentó el número de estudiantes que se matricularon en la escuela secundaria de niñas Tamagawa Seigakuin en Tokio.

4—España: Favor de orar por los misioneros Alejandro y Carmen de Francisco porque ya están viajando a España para comenzar su ministerio en ese país y también en la región de Europa y el Oriente Próximo.

5—La Trompeta: La Junta Interamericana de Publicaciones está buscando un editor nuevo para este medio importante. Oren para que se elija el mejor candidato.

6—Botsuana: Favor de seguir orando por Corey y Abby Stocksdale y sus hijos mientras se adaptan a la vida y el ministerio en el campo misionero.

7—Colombia: Oren con los líderes de la iglesia que están pidiendo que Dios levante una nueva generación de discipuladores y sembradores de Iglesias.

8—Guatemala: Oren por las dos congregaciones nuevas que hace poco se establecieron en las afueras de la Ciudad de Guatemala.

9—Myanmar: Oren por las nueve iglesias y por los pastores que están ministrando e investigando la posibilidad de abrir nuevos ministerios en otros pueblos.

10—África: ¡Den gracias a Dios porque en una reunión de los líderes de la Iglesia de Dios en África el grupo votó de forma unánime a favor de reconocerse como un cuerpo regional! Oren por los líderes africanos para que el Dios de unidad los fortalezca en sus esfuerzos de establecer relaciones de conectividad a través de las fronteras.

11—Líbano: Favor de orar por la Iglesia de Dios y sus esfuerzos de establecer una visión para el ministerio a nivel nacional.

12—Honduras: Den gracias a Dios porque se han aprobado los documentos que la Escuela Cristiana Samuel Raymond necesita para ser reconocida como ONG. Oren para que se aprueben pronto los documentos que necesita para lograr un reconocimiento permanente.

13—Hungría: Favor de orar por la conferencia de las iglesias del oriente de Europa que se está realizando este fin de semana. Además de Hungría, los participantes vienen de Rusia, Bulgaria, y Ucrania.

14—Niños de Promesa: Favor de orar por los directores de Niños de Promesa que sirven en algunos contextos muy difíciles.

15—Norte de África: Oren para que el Señor anime a los hermanos del norte de África.

16—Bangladés: Oren por los participantes de la capacitación de Los Pastores Descalzos que hace poco se realizó, para que puedan aplicar lo que aprendieron a su ministerio.

17—Europa/Oriente Próximo: Favor de orar por la reunión de la iniciativa de plantación y multiplicación de iglesias que se va a realizar este mes. La iniciativa se llama Europa X y es la primera subred de 3WLN (la red de líderes del equipo 3Mundos).

18—Costa Rica: Favor de orar por la pastora Sonia Alfaro, la cual se está recuperando de una cirugía de hernia.

19—Japón: Favor de orar por el pastor Hidenori Meigata, el cual hace poco sufrió un derrame cerebral. Oren también por Doña Ayako Ohta, la esposa de otro pastor, la cual padece una forma rara de cáncer que le afecta los nervios.

20—Los Países Bajos: Favor de orar por Antonio Domingos, un pastor asociado de la Iglesia de Dios en Geleen, el cual se está recuperando de una emergencia médica que sufrió hace poco.

21—Bulgaria: Favor de orar por la Iglesia Unida Ágape Fe en Plovdiv y por su proceso de establecer una visión para el futuro.

22—Sri Lanka: Oren por los que participaron en la capacitación de liderazgo de servicio que hace poco se realizó. Oren también por las próximas oportunidades de capacitación que se van a ofrecer en junio, septiembre y enero.

23—Myanmar: Den gracias al Señor por la exitosa reunión de mujeres que se realizó en el pueblo de Dalah. Oren para que se pueda establecer una iglesia en ese lugar.

24—Haití: Oren para que llegue un capellán local que pueda servir en el hospital St. Ard y ofrecer cuidado espiritual durante momentos de crisis y sanidad para los pacientes.

25—Uganda/Canadá: Oren por la misionera Colleen Stevenson y su familia mientras lucha contra el cáncer y sigue adelante con los tratamientos.

26—India: Clamen por la seguridad de las 726 iglesias y pastores que es encuentran en una zona de muchas amenazas en el norte de la India.

27—Alemania/EE. UU.: Oren por el misionero Kelley Phillips, el cual está terminando el tiempo designado para recaudar fondos en los EE. UU. Dentro de un par de meses vuelve a Alemania para reunirse con su esposa Rhonda, pero aún les falta mucho de lo que necesitan cada mes.

28—Global: Oren para que los trabajadores alrededor del mundo tengan el derecho de trabajar en un ambiente sano y seguro. Oren sobre todo por los obreros del ministerio que sirven en lugares complicados.

29 – Costa Rica: Favor de orar por el proceso de planificar un foro internacional para obreros del Reino, el cual se va a realizar en noviembre. Oren para que el Espíritu Santo guíe y unifique.

30 – Asia-Pacífico: Oren por el personal de Estrategia Global que sirve en la región de Asia-Pacífico: Don y Caroline Armstrong, los coordinadores regionales; Bernie Barton en Japón; Steven y Peggy Beverly en Sri Lanka; Gary y Gwen Bistritan en Yap; Mike y Makiko Boyle en Japón; Kris y Megan Gilbert en Nueva Zelanda; Terence y Christy Van Dam en Japón; Mike Wagner en Japón y Casey y Sharon Bernhardt en Malasia.

Global Strategy Praises and Prayer Requests

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1—Costa Rica: Pray for the two discovery teams from the US spending time with the congregations in Costa Rica and exploring ways that God may call them to greater connection and engagement with the ministry in Costa Rica.

2—Haiti: Pray for the children’s malnutrition program at the hospital. Pray for each child that is affected by malnutrition that they and their family find the physical sustenance and spiritual hope in Christ that they need.

3—Japan: Pray for Mike and Makiko Boyle as they serve the Hagiyama Church of God in western Tokyo in outreach ministry through teaching English.

4—India (West Bengal): Praise God for the successful completion of the Train the Trainers program.

5—Italy: Pray for the Ostia (Rome) congregation as they prepare to receive a student intern from AU.

6—Honduras: Praise God for a great regional student convention in Tegucigalpa. The students Deborah and Sarah Hunnicutt work with at the school represented Sandy Bay and Roatan well.

7—Native American Ministries: Pray for the Intercultural Chapel meeting with the Concilio about starting a Hispanic ministry. Pray that they will have wisdom to accomplish God’s will in this.

8—Germany: Praise the Lord for a great German Pastors Wives retreat last month hosted in Berlin by the 3W team.

9—Spain: Pray for missionaries Alejandro and Carmen De Francisco as they look for a place to live and seek to build new relationships.

10—Zimbabwe: Pray for the new project to provide clean water and grow healthy food. Pray for Pastor Guni as he leads the church. (Zimbabwe Well and Garden Project #42.30361)

11—Botswana: Pray for the Stocksdale missionary family as they seek to build new relationships, dive into language learning, and search for a house.

12—Honduras: Continue to pray that the Samuel Raymond Christian School’s permanent status papers are approved soon by the Department of Education.

13—Malawi/US: Pray for missionaries Tim and Josie Vickey as they finish their assignment in Malawi and transition off the field.

14—Children of Promise: Pray for Executive Director Paul Maxfield, who is traveling to the Philippines, India, and Myanmar to interview children. Pray for safe travels and good visits with the children and the COP directors.

15—Canada/Uganda: Pray for Tim and Colleen Stevenson as they continue to battle the cancer and deal with long-distance between Canada and Uganda.

16—Belize: Praise our Father for empowering a learning-teaching time with pastors and Christian leaders.

17—Italy: Pray for the three congregations in Italy, that new members will grow in faith.

18—Haiti (St. Ard Hospital): Pray for wisdom, discernment, and resources to help those who are in dire need of help and hope.

19—India (West Bengal): Pray as work begins on the new initiative of Women Empowerment to increase the livelihoods of the women and thus reduce human trafficking.

20—US/Botswana: Pray for Tim and Joy Coppess as they look to leave for the field in time to attend the Second Annual Southern Block Conference in Botswana, July 31- Aug. 4, 2018.

21—Japan: Pray for the Renmei (national leadership council) of the Japanese Church of God, which meets today.

22—Honduras (Roatan): Pray for missionary-elect Sarah Hunnicutt as she returns to the US for a short time to visit churches and make connections.

23—Brazil: Pray for a healthy baby and easy pregnancy for Beth, Jonathan, and Miriam Todd.

24—Myanmar: Praise the Lord! The Church of God Lashio celebrated their silver jubilee and had a youth training in March. Pray for the youth who participated in the training.

25—Caribbean-Atlantic: Continue to pray for the Caribbean-Atlantic Assembly meeting in July as details are finalized.

26—Children of Promise: Pray for Kirk Bookout, COP development director, who is traveling to Peru, Paraguay, and Argentina to interview children.

27—Egypt/US: Pray for Pastors Ken and Keli Oldham and family as they prepare to return to the US for a short home assignment. Pray for Keli, in particular, as she begins Leadership Focus.

28—Bolivia: Continue to pray for the students at the Church of God Bible Institute in Bolivia; 14 students are on track to graduate this November.

29 – India (north): Pray for safety and security of the 726 churches and their pastors in the midst of threats in northern India.

30 – Europe-Middle East: Please pray for the participants of the Europe X conference on church planting and multiplication. Pray that they can apply what they have learned in their home countries.

31 – Africa: Pray for Global Strategy personnel serving in Africa: Mike & Heather Webb–regional coordinators; Tim & Colleen Stevenson–Uganda; Corey & Abby Stocksdale–Botswana; Ernie & Lori Nicholas–Kenya; Bobby & Jenny Mihsill–Côte d’Ivoire; Larry & LeAnn Sellers–Côte d’Ivoire; and missionaries-elect: Tim & Joy Coppess–Botswana, and Kaitlin Smith–Uganda.

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