Prayer Requests

July 2017

  • Pray for opportunities to share the gospel at the all night services we’ll be attending. These churches mix forms of Christianity and ancestor worship.  The people we meet are zealous for God, but many don’t know Him personally.
  • Pray for safety as we travel.
  • Pray for the transition as Greg takes on responsibilities for the Field Director from Richard. Pray for wisdom and clarity.
  • Pray for ZEMA’s home office. Pray for those leading the stateside ministry of ZEMA.
    • … for direction for Andrew and the USA board as they make decisions.
    • …for God’s provision of resources both financially and the skills for this development project.
  • Pray for staffing needs at Sunbury, and that God would direct us to the right people to fill these needs.
    • Long term, a couple desiring to take on responsibilities in Sunbury’s camping ministry.
    • Short term, people to cover for hosting camps and oversight of Sunbury’s staff when the Hoffman’s are away next year. (April thru June 2018)

June 2017

  • Pray for the couples and families represented at our ZEBS Alumni Conference. Ask God to lead us to reflect Him in our families, marriages and relationships.
  • Pray that we would empower one another as leaders and congregations, to live in restored relationships, as one.
  • Pray for provision and  wisdom as we minister to those facing great need in homes and families.
  • We have considered new responsibilities in our ministry, and are looking for God’s clear direction from fellow missionaries and the field council. Please pray for us regarding this matter.
  • Praise God for Kyle’s acceptance at Berea College! We will travel to the USA to accompany Kyle when he moves to Berea, Kentucky the end of August.

    A new day near Sunbury, 2017

April 2017

  • Pray for direction. We need God to direct our decisions as well as those who are advising us at this time. We want to develop our ministry in a way that is responsible and beneficial as we continue passing on the baton to others.
  • Pray for clarity as we write and edit. There are so many distractions when it comes to writing and editing. Carlene is the writer, Greg is the sounding board and companion as we clarify our thoughts and digest what is already being said in other
    Kyle last April when he decided this was the place he wanted to be!

    literature. Mostly we want to honour God as we share how He, our redeemer created new life in our relationship through a Biblical and relational understanding of the gospel that applies to every area of our lives.

  • Pray for our kids.  Leaving all of our children and grandchildren made our departure from the USA more difficult than ever before. They are doing well, though communication with an 8 hour time difference is a challenge. And it’s especially difficult to explain to a 2 year-old why we can’t visit one another like we used to. Pray for us to effectively support as we love them from this distance.
  • Praise God! Kyle was accepted at Berea College in Berea Kentucky for the fall of 2017. We are thrilled, and so thankful!

February 2017

  • Pray for direction. We need God to direct our decisions as well as those who are advising us at this time. We want to develop our ministry in a way that is responsible and beneficial as we continue passing on the baton to others.
  • Pray for clarity as we write and edit. There are so many distractions when it comes to writing and editing. Carlene is the writer, Greg is the sounding board and companion as we clarify our thoughts and digest what is already being said in other literature. Mostly we want to honour God as we share how He, our redeemer created new life in our relationship through a Biblical and relational understanding of the gospel that applies to every area of our lives.
  • Pray for our kids.  Leaving all of our children and grandchildren made our departure from the USA more difficult than ever before. They are doing well, though communication with an 8 hour time difference is a challenge. And it’s especially difficult to explain to a 2 year-old why we can’t visit one another like we used to. Pray for us to effectively support as we love them from this distance.

3 thoughts on “Prayer Requests

  1. Your newsletter on Facebook is very creatively presented. I am serving as chaplain at Pleasant View Home, a nursing facility for the elderly in Inman, KS. Our daughter Margery, husband, and two children reside here in Hutchinson, KS, where we moved in August, 2011.

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    • Great to hear from you Dave! Thanks for your words of encouragement! And also for keeping up with our ministry. So glad you are close to family! Blessings to all of you.

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