December 2017 Prayer Requests

Please pray for our Gift of Hope Christmas outreach and the 78,000 children in need we plan to reach with the gospel!
  1. Please pray that God would use our Gift of Hope boxes, which School Without Walls (SWW) students will distribute throughout Eurasia during the Christmas season, to bring the eternal hope of Christ to hurting children.
  2. Praise God for a SWW seminar that recently took place at a newly planted church in Krasnodar, Russia! During this seminar, 28 new SWW students received practical ministry training, which they are now using to bring the gospel to their city.
  3. Church Without Walls (CWW) in Moldova is starting to rebuild their worship hall, which collapsed this past spring after a heavy snowfall. Please pray that this process would go smoothly.
  4. Pray for a team of missionaries from Novosibirsk, Russia, with whom we are partnering to share the gospel in some of the most volatile regions in the North Caucasus.
  5. Continue praying for CWW in Pinsk, Belarus, as they are still trying to register with local authorities while also expanding their various ministry efforts.
  6. Praise God for our strong partnerships with churches, organizations, and missionaries in Russia’s North Caucasus, which allow us to share the gospel throughout the region!
  7. Please pray for a group of SWW students in Israel who are leading a class to help Russian-speaking immigrants learn Hebrew.
  8. Continue praying for Hafiz, our SWW coordinator in Azerbaijan, as he faithfully shares the gospel in the midst of religious persecution.
  9. Pray for a Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative (NGPLI) conference that will take place in Vinnitsa, Ukraine on December 10.
  10. Pray for SWW students in Yamal, Russia who are inviting youth from the Khanty and Mansi people groups to join our special missionary school.
  11. Praise God for several evangelistic events, including youth group meetings and a soccer tournament, that CWW in Pinsk, Belarus will be leading during the Christmas season!
  12. Please pray for a team of SWW students from Krasnodar, Russia who will be traveling to Tel Aviv, Israel to share the gospel with people who are receiving treatment at a rehabilitation center run by our partners at Living Israel.
  13. Continue praying that our containers of humanitarian aid goods for the hurting people of Ukraine would clear customs as quickly as possible.
  14. Pray for Mikhail, a SWW student from Moldova, who started new youth groups in three villages near his home. Mikhail has to walk to these villages, so please pray that God would protect him and give him strength.
  15. Please pray for two SWW seminars that will take place in Salekhard, Russia in mid-December. One of these seminars will be for young people in the city, and the other will be for youth from unreached people groups in the surrounding tundra.
  16. Praise God that four young girls were baptized at Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus last month!
  17. Pray for SWW students who are helping to plant a new church in Stanitsa, Russia.
  18. Pray that God would provide a space where CWW in Pinsk, Belarus can hold evangelistic events.
  19. Please pray for an NGPLI roundtable and conference that will take place in Armenia this month.
  20. Pray for Chermen and Valeriy, two of our SWW coordinators in Russia, as they are facing personal struggles with health and finances.
  21. Continue praying for our brothers and sisters in Central Asia, who are boldly sharing the gospel, even in the midst of escalating persecution.
  22. Please pray for Eduard, one of our SWW coordinators in Moldova, whose family is experiencing financial challenges.
  23. Praise God for a new church in North Ossetia, Russia, which we helped to plant, and where SWW students are hosting evangelistic events for children and youth!
  24. Continue praying for Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus, as they are still in need of resources to construct a church building.
  25. Pray that God would protect a tent that pastors and SWW leaders in Salekhard, Russia are using to host seminars and church meetings during the harsh winter months.
  26. Praise God for Ray and Cindy, our missionaries in Ukraine, who recently led a conference for Christian educators, launched a website with resources for Christian teachers, and printed John Amos Comenius: Visionary Reformer of Schools in the Ukrainian language through the International Alliance for the Development of Christian Education!
  27. Please pray for Bridge Youth Club in Russia’s North Caucasus, where SWW students are training youth to impact their society for Christ.
  28. Pray for Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus as they develop a mentorship program for their congregation.
  29. Pray for SWW students in Salekhard, Russia who will be leading a winter Bible camp for 50 teenagers on January 1-7.
  30. Please pray for a short-term mission team from the US that will be partnering with SWW students in Moldova to distribute Gift of Hope boxes to children in need on January 3-9.
  31. As we begin a new year of ministry, please pray that God would grant us wisdom and use our many initiatives to transform Eurasia for Christ.