NCBM/Baptists on Mission
Ministry Prayer Requests
1.Disaster Relief and Recovery
- After this weekend there is just one more training for 2016. Pray that the volunteers who are trained, and many who are not, will mobilize to assist the folks in Johnsonville, SC who were affected by the floods of last fall. We have over 50 job requests right now that are waiting on volunteers! At this time NCBM is covering the cost for volunteers so all they have to do is register and pay their travel cost to Johnsonville!
- The new bus is getting busier by the week! We can use volunteers to drive and host the bus at different sites, churches to sponsor the mobile clinics as well as the dental clinics the Medical/ Dental Bus offers. We could also use donations to help defray costs for sites that need the ministry but are not able to pay even the $7 per patient to sponsor the bus. Volunteer nurses are always needed.
3.National and International Partnerships
- This is the busy time for teams to travel. Pray for safety for the nearly 3000 volunteers who will travel to various sites, for multiplication of the impact volunteers will have during trips but also back at home when they return, for those who will host teams to be encouraged and have their effectiveness explode in their respective communities or ministries, and that as the summer ends and we prepare for 2017 we will be able to expand both projects and number of volunteers.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
Maybe some of you have had this experience…. or something similar – my 50 year class reunion. It was the “Twilight Zone”. First of all, I am not That Old! But felt that I should go and participate. For starters, my husband and I and one other couple were the only ones recognizable. Thank goodness for the name tags with high school photos! It seemed another world with many stiff conversations of “Where do you live?” and “What are you doing?”. After that evening, I returned home feeling blessed and thankful for my life, my faith and my family (which includes you!) I know to Whom I belong. The next morning, our pastor preached about family using Colossians 3. As my mind wandered, I read ahead (a lifelong affliction) to Chapter 4. The above passage jumped out to me. How perfectly appropriate!
Dear Heavenly Father, as we go about our way into the “world”, meeting new friends and old, we pray to have the right words and that our actions that will glorify you. We pray that you will shine through us. We pray to be watchful for opportunities to share your goodness. And we pray to always be thankful for our blessings and the abundance that you have given us. In our precious Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Please pray for the staff, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council team members who have MAY birthdays:
2nd Mel Cornillaud
2nd Greg Swaim
5th Johnny Pendergrass
8th Gene Kirby
8th Bill Fogarty
14th Bob Joyner
17th Carol Millsaps
23rd Billy Layton
23rd Stan Poindexter
24th Dale Fuller
24th Lauri Simpson
25th Sandra West
25th Sid Pitman
28th Gary Wilfong
30th Larry Helderman
30th Terry Barnes
Please send your ministry prayer requests
and/or a 75-word devotional,
if you would like to share one with the group, to: Cathy Ollis, NCBM State Prayer Support Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
. She appreciates your input!
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