February 7-13 Pray for the conversion of a couple of little boys in the community around One congregation reports they are participating in a program called
Bill Hamel has a heavy travel schedule in February and March and Breakthrough Urban Ministries in Chicago who continue to throw rocks “The Bible in 90 Days” which began January 1. More than 250 in the
requests prayer for the Lord’s wisdom and strength as he meets with and break windows at their men’s interim housing facility. congregation have committed to reading the Bible through in that time
many different groups. period. Pray that God’s Word will speak to all who read it, in this church
February 21-28 and everywhere. May it strengthen the faith of believers and call
Alex Mandes and Tony Ramos will meet with the Eastern District non-believers to Christ.
February 21 is AARK Sunday. Please pray that the Lord will grant us favor
regarding immigration and Project Esperanza February 12-14. on that day as our African-American Brother and Sisters look to partner
Alex hopes to meet with the Arab Fellowship while in the Eastern District. with others through prayer and raising funds. March 7-13
Remember to lift up in prayer the Hispanic Leadership Team and the
Larry Willman from Payne Avenue EFC in St. Paul, MN, requests prayer as Alex Mandes will preach at Trinity EFC in Redlands, CA, on Sunday, AAF Servant-leadership Team as they gather together in San Antonio
they prepare their budget. They are asking the Lord to help them make February 21. for team meetings March 9-11. Pray that the Lord will give the group
up a budget shortfall. traveling mercy and safety, humility to listen to Him and one another,
Danté Upshaw, Alvin Sanders, and Alex Mandes are presenters at the wisdom and courage to plan and obey, unity in mind and spirit, and
Pray for the homeless men and women that are turned away from EFCA Texas Oklahoma District conference February 26-27. The theme of above all that God would be glorified with all that is done and said.
shelter at Breakthrough Urban Ministries in Chicago for lack of beds. the conference is “All People.”
Pray they would find the help they need and protection from the cold. Praise God that Second EFC, Brooklyn, NY, was able to find a parsonage
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is conducting a conference entitled, to buy. Pray as Pastor Doug Knowles and his wife Irene, and the Second
Registration for the summer BUMP weeks ends March 29. Pray for God “Diversity in Evangelical Mission Today” February 27. Alex Mandes will EFC staff all prepare to move in February.
to prompt groups to sign up so we can serve all seven BUMP cities and all participate in the conference.
20 sites in those cities. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s persistent pursuit of the hearts of the students
Art Dick in Homestead, FL, requests prayer for a new Bible study that has at 2nd Mile Ministries. They also need wisdom as they are looking at
begun in Homestead. It is one of several strategies to begin a church possible properties for a permanent ministry center.
Please pray for Pastor Gill at Jubilee Community Church and Andy
March 1-6 Krumsieg at Jubilee Christian Development Corporation and the entire
Bill Hamel requests prayer for clear direction on some decisions that need Jubilee body of community residents and volunteers as discipleship,
February 14-20 housing development, counseling, legal aid, job training, mentoring and
On Valentine’s Day, let us meditate on God’s love. to be made.
Christian elementary education continue forward to live out the truth of
“The LORD your God is with you, the Gospel in their neighborhood in north St. Louis.
he is mighty to save. Pray for the board and staff at Breakthrough Urban Ministries in Chicago
He will take great delight in you, as they participate in strategic planning.
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing." Students from Trinity International University will participate in Spring March 14-20
Break BUMP in Brooklyn, NY, March 4-14. Pray for Renee Young A TUMI Summit (The Urban Ministry Institute of World Impact) will be
— Zephaniah 3:17 (New International Version)
(ReachNational, BUMP, Brooklyn, NY) as she hosts the Spring Break BUMP. conducted in Wichita, KS, March 19-21. Some of the EFCA GATEWAY/TUMI
Pray that she stays healthy for the week and that she is able to help the facilitators will attend.
Marcos Solt will be in San Antonio for an EFCA GATEWAY consultation students that participate to see God’s heart for the city and the people
that dwell there. Pray too that after their week in New York, some Brent MacDonald, executive director/pastor of Cottage Cove Urban
students will consider returning for internships, summer ministry or full Ministries in Nashville, TN, requests prayer for additional summer interns
time ministry in a city where God has brought the world to our doorstep. in 2010 to enable them to run an all day children’s program this summer.
Alex Mandes and Fritz Dale, executive director of ReachNational, will
They also request prayer for additional missions groups and workgroups
participate in the Hope Prayer Summit at Nueva Vida in Indio, CA,
Please pray for the EFCA national office staff the week of March 1. Many in 2010. They have a large-scale roofing project they want to complete
February 19-21. Fritz will preach at the church that weekend.
departments and teams will conduct meetings this week including the this year.
Please pray for Danté Upshaw, director of African-American ministries as Directional Team and the ReachNational Team.
he ministers at First EFC in Minneapolis for their Missions Conference. He
will also be preaching at their two services on Sunday morning for AARK
Please pray for the church planting leaders with the EFCA Southeast
District, TouchGlobal and Danté Upshaw as they prayerfully walk through
an assessment interview and process with a potential church planting
couple to provide leadership for the Southeast region. Pray that the
assessment team would listen well to the Spirit and to one another and Urban and Intercultural Ministries
practice wisdom. Prayer & Praise Calendar
Please pray for these GATEWAY classes:
March 21-31 February and March 2010
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference will be in Dallas Feb. 6 Baltimore, MD
March 21-25. Alex Mandes is on the board of directors and will attend the Feb. 8 Laredo, TX February 1-6
conference. Feb. 10 Minneapolis, MN Bill Hamel, EFCA President, requests prayer for wisdom as he leads this
Feb. 13 Wethersfield, CT wonderful association of churches and ministries toward the mission of
Luther Eatman, pastor of Bridge of Hope Community Church in Kansas Feb. 20 Madison, WI “Glorifying God by multiplying healthy churches among all people.”
City, KS, requests prayer for the restructuring of their ministry and an San Antonio, TX
added paid staff person. He also requests prayer for confirmation of a Feb. 22 Laredo, TX Paul Reid, pastor of Hope International Church in Boston, requests prayer
decision that needs to be made. for the start of another semester of English classes on February 1. They
Mar. 6 Baltimore, MD hold weekly classes on Sunday afternoons. Pray for the classes to be
Praise God with Renee Young (ReachNational, BUMP, Brooklyn, NY) as she Mar. 8 Laredo, TX effective in teaching them the English language, for relationships to
has been celebrating ten years cancer free! Praise Him for His continued Mar. 10 Minneapolis, MN develop between teachers and students, and for openness to the Gospel.
healing of her body. Mar. 13 Wethersfield, CT
Mar. 20 Madison, WI On February 1 and March 1, Alex Mandes, director of Hispanic Ministries,
Here is a prayer request from Bethel EFC in Staten Island, NY. San Antonio, TX will speak at the EFCA national office on the issues of immigration and
“Please pray for a growing commitment to follow Christ corporately Mar. 22 Laredo, TX reconciliation.
and individually, to have a vision and heart for evangelism, to grow in
unity and to become more like the family of families we are called to be. Please pray for the EFCA national office staff the week of February 1.
In addition, pray that we seek out opportunities to show Christ's love to Many departments and teams will conduct meetings this week including
others. We are praying too for the Lord to increase the church by ten the ReachNational Team.
families in 2010 through outreach.”
Alex Mandes will attend a conference on the topic of the “Incarnational
Please pray for the EFCA Challenge ’10 youth conference this summer. Missional Church” at Alamo Stone Church in San Antonio February 4-6.
To greater reflect the diversity of the EFCA movement, Challenge leaders
are praying that they will see at least 100 students attend Challenge this Marcos Solt will meet with four churches in Colorado to discuss EFCA
summer from our ethnic and urban churches. Registration is open until GATEWAY on February 4. Please pray for this discussion.
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