Current Prayer Requests

Thank you for praying for us!

This whole process (from deciding to come, raising support and being here) has been unbelievably humbling for us. We have made choices and taken this path to Malawi realizing that we do not have the wisdom, finances and strength to accomplish the task. But we believe that God is calling us to this work and that HE will HIMSELF provide for all of our needs. Will you join with us in prayer for that?

Here are some specific prayer requests have right now (updated 10/20/17):

General

  • Please pray for us as we plan to spend Christmas away from family. It’s our second in a row and it’s not easy!
  • Pray for the CAPA students and professors. It’s Christmas break time until mid-January! Pray for the professors as they do finish grading for the first semester and for both the students and professors as they prepare for the next.
  • Pray that we will be a blessing to the other missionaries, the pastors in the seminary and all the others we come in contact with in Malawi. We want to serve, love and to pour our lives out while we can! Please pray that we would be useful for the kingdom of God while we are here!
  • Pray that we would be daily finding our joy in Christ and being dependent on the strength of the Holy Spirit. It is easy to become anxious and self-reliant.
  • Wisdom with how best to use our time, resources and energy here. Life here is so different that it would be easy for us to make poor choices without even realizing it at the time! Please pray for us!
  • Growth in our marriage while we’re here.
  • Direction for future ministry (post-Malawi and post-Seminary). It’s no secret that we expect this year to help mold our vision for future ministry. Pray that we would be open to whatever God has for us and that we would have a firmer direction at the end of our time here. 

Ashley

  • Prayer for sweet times in fellowship with the Lord in word and prayer.
  • Ashley’s RA is not as under control as we want. She is on a higher dose than we would want of a medicine with bad long-term side-effects. Pray for endurance, strength and healing!
  • Other health issues (like prolonged colds) and pain are arising frequently. Pray for wisdom in what to do in each instance.
  • Wisdom in figuring out good medical solutions when returning to the States.
  • Pray for strength and help to complete administrative tasks for CAPA and the church (International Bible Fellowship) quickly and with attention to detail.
  • Pray for grace to trust in the Lord through homesickness and anxiety.
  • Pray for spiritual growth, that the physical trials would not be wasted and she would draw closer to Christ in this time.

Christopher

  • Prayer for sweet times in fellowship with the Lord in word and prayer.
  • Prayer for help in dealing with sin that God has exposed through the time here. That he would be able to kill it to useful and effective in the service of the Lord.
  • Prayer for wisdom in how to teach what the students need for Hebrew Exegesis. That he would be able to communicate clearly and effectively in this and other classes he is teaching.
  • Prayer for humility in working with other members of the team and submission to leaders and a heart to serve.
  • Wisdom and humility in when to rest.
  • Prayer that Chris would be gracious and kind with others even when he feels like he needs to get things done.

Answers to Prayer!

  • We made it through hot season! It is still hot but rainy season has started and is bringing frequent rains that siginficantly cool things down. It’s so nice!
  • Chris’ TEP process has been completed so we have current Visas to be here this year!
  • The Hebrew intensive in August seemed to go very well.
  • Chris has been able to be helpful to the team here and is working hard at getting all of his projects completed which is a big help to CAPA.
  • The team here is amazing and we are growing in friendship with them already!
  • All of our luggage arrived in Malawi with us, nothing was lost or broken!
  • We needed storage for our stuff (so we don’t have to replace everything when we return). A friend offered to let us use her garage to store our belongings! Praise God!
  • Chris finished all of his end of semester assignments. There was a LOT of work to get done and it GOT DONE!
  • Ashley’s surgery went well and she is recovered! (Surgery was in May)
  • Workable solutions seem to have been found for medication in Malawi (she has rheumatoid arthritis)
  • We reached 100% support!!!

3 thoughts on “Current Prayer Requests

  1. Sharon Mullins

    Hi,
    Did you eat the rooster? We had to eat something so plane like turkey. We were a small group. Melinda and Paul went to Tiffany’s along with your parents. Misty and the kids come over that was
    really nice to see them.
    We got some kitten that hid almost all the time everyone was here. Never thought I would ever get
    pets again. It’s been many years that we haven’t.
    Christopher we hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!
    We keep both of you in our prays.
    Love Grandma Mullins

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