Praise the Lord, my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed are those whose help is the God Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. Psalm 146:1-5

August 1-6 Pray for Phil as he’s in New York City this week helping train a new group of missionaries.

August 1-4 Caleb will be attending an MK (missionary kid) Reentry Retreat this week in Tennessee. This is an opportunity for MKs to meet, worship, and have fun as they are helped to process their transition to life in the U.S. and at college. Pray for safety in travel, and for a special time together.

August 4 Kimberly begins her first day of medical appointments today to receive medical clearance to return to the field. Pray that all would be well and that there would be nothing to cause delay or hinder their return to Niger.

August 5 We’re delighted to share that Caleb has been accepted to Dallas Baptist University. We’re so proud of him! Pray for his adjustment to college later this month and for solid, Christian friendships.

August 7 Remember Phil and Kimberly as they assist with the third Field Personnel Orientation this year, and their final one before returning to the field. Pray for them to have wisdom and insight as they help train new missionaries.

August 8 Pray for medical clearance as the Cains finish up physicals and lab tests.

August 9 Pray for Caroline to find an apartment that is safe and affordable in Richmond.

August 10 We’re thankful for the job Caleb has had for the past few months at a local theater. Pray for Caleb as he finishes well at this job before leaving for college.

August 16 Pray for Phil and Kimberly as they lead a worldview workshop on animism for new personnel in orientation.

August 17 As rainy season continues in Niger, pray for adequate rain and the growth of crops which will lead to a good harvest.

August 18 Lift up Phil and Kimberly as they prepare to transition to life back on the field and for returning to the field for the first time as empty nesters.

August 20 Pray for Zerma believers to be confident and bold in sharing the gospel with their friends and neighbors.

August 21 Lift up Caleb today as he starts classes at DBU.

August 22 Pray that the Zerma might see the freedom they have in Christ who breaks the chains holding them in sin and darkness.

August 25 Continue to pray for pastor “B” as he disciples believers and helps them grow in their faith. Pray for pastor “B’s “ spiritual growth as well.

August 27 Pray that every Zerma person would have the opportunity to hear the gospel.

August 29 Pray that God would call missionaries to minister among the Zerma people. Pray that he would raise up godly men and women among the Zerma who will be a great influence among their people in leading others to Christ.

August 31 Pray for those who are being persecuted for their faith, that God would give them patience and endurance and fill them with His peace.


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