Prayer Letter

January 2018

1, 2, & 3 – Please pray with us for traveling mercies. The Johnsons return to Zlin this week and the Gradys will be traveling to missions conferences and to visit supporters in the months ahead. 

4, 5, & 6 – We are saddened by the loss of Johnny’s mother, but praise God that we were able to be with her as she departed this world for the next. We praise God for all the love and care we received in our grief.

7, 8, & 9 – Please pray with us for Miriam as she works to homeschool Evan during their HMA. Evan has already made a lot of progress in his English studies since they arrived in the States. Pray for Evan as he grows up at the intersection of two cultures.

10, 11, & 12 – Please give thanks with us for a young lady from Missouri who has signed on as a summer intern. Pray with us as we seek for another intern.

13, 14, & 15 – Please pray with us for the new Europe-wide leadership team that is being formed. The international director for MTW in Europe, David Stoddard, is in the process of creating this team, which will oversee MTW’s work in Europe.

16, 17, & 18 – Please continue to pray with us for God to raise up and develop new leaders within the Zlin reformed church. We are very encouraged by the progress we have seen in the past two tears and hope for more in 2018.

19, 20, & 21 – Please pray with us for Maddie Edwards as she completes the application process for a two year internship on our team. Pray that the Lord will guide her through the remaining steps and bring her quickly to Zlin to serve with us.

22, 23, & 24 – Please pray for a smooth transition back into our ministries in Czech. We want to be wise about which responsibilities we should assume and which direction we should take in the new year.

25, 26, & 27 – Please give thanks with us that Annette’s mother has fully recovered from her surgery and is feeling well again. Thank you for praying for her.

28, 29, 30, & 31 – Please pray with us for the English camp teams – both Czech and American – as they begin to form. Pray that the Lord will bring these teams together to seek and serve Him in the work of English teaching and evangelism this summer.

February 2018

1, 2, & 3 – Please give thanks with us for the Johnson’s HMA. There were many blessings, happy reunions, and joys mixed with the struggles.

4, 5, & 6 – We are so thankful for all the work that was done by the members of the Zlin reformed church in our absence. We are thrilled to see how they have taken so much of our work on themselves.

7, 8, & 9 – Please give thanks with us for all the work God did in 2017 among the teens in our Czech church. Please pray for even more to be accomplished in this coming year. Pray for more opportunities to minister to unbelieving teens.

10, 11, & 12 – Please pray for us as we pursue our non-Christian neighbors with the good news this year. The members of our church have developed some very good friendships with Czechs who have no faith in Christ. We long to see them coming into the kingdom this year.

13, 14, & 15 – Pray for us that we would make wise plans for the new year and that we would hold our plans with an open hand. Pray that we would remain sensitive to the leading of God’s Spirit as we seek to do His work, in His power.

16, 17, & 18 – Please pray for Rene as he pursues an opportunity to preach at a missions conference in March. Pray for wisdom and insight for him as he prepares.

19, 20, & 21 – Please pray with us for new opportunities for individual and small group discipleship. Pray that God will open the hearts of our Czech church members and some of our interested, unchurched friends.

22, 23, & 24 – Please give thanks with us for all of the prayer warriors and sacrificial givers who support our ministry. We know that we cannot do the work God has given us alone. We are so thankful.

25, 26, 27, & 28 – Please pray with us for growth in the Zlin reformed church – for spiritual growth among the members and for numerical growth. We long to see God’s church filled to overflowing.

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