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Monthly Prayer Calendar

Prayer Calendar

"Pray also for us..."

So states the apostle Paul in a letter to believers in Colosse, acknowledging a somewhat stunning reality: though the Christians to whom he was writing were separated from him physically, they could nonetheless participate in his ministry! God’s people could join in God’s work of taking the Gospel to those who hadn’t heard it simply by praying for their missionary pastor.

These realities are no less true today. As a church, Parkside has been blessed with the opportunity to support many missionaries scattered around the world, all of whom are seeking to share the Good News of Jesus with people who have yet to hear and believe it. Can we really help them, being thousands of miles and numerous time zones away? According to Paul, yes! The purpose of this missionary prayer calendar is to inform you of what is going on in certain parts of the world, and invite you to participate in the work through prayer.

The format is simple. Each day, you will find a missionary or organization that Parkside supports, along with one of their specific prayer requests. You’ll also find a different country of the world and how you can best be praying for the people there.

Our hope in arranging this is that you’ll know the privilege of participating in the work of the Gospel, which as Paul also tells the Colossians, is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world. We trust that praying for the nations will increase our heart for the world, causing us to increasingly desire and work towards seeing unbelieving people of all nations become committed followers of Christ!

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Supported Worker: Parkside Church: Westside
Country: United States of America
Details: They are so grateful for God's grace and provision as they held their first membership classes in February. They had more than 90 people sign up for this first course. Please pray for their church leadership, who will meet with each person to help through the membership process. Please continue to pray for their youth group which had a great winter retreat where relationships were further strengthened. Please pray for their next baptism service in early April and for those who have come to saving faith in Christ and are ready to take the next step of baptism. They ... more >
Supported Worker: Jon & Ruthie Ortlip
Country: United States of America
Details: Please pray this month for two projects where they need God's wisdom and help: 1) Football-4-Life:  This will be a church-based soccer program for 6 to 12-year-olds that trains children with biblical world view by scripture memorization. 2) Centers of Hope: For 10 years Ambassadors Football has been dreaming about building facilities for ministry that create sustainability for the mission which is now in more than 25 countries. The apostle Paul made tents to help his ministry be sustainable. They have found that facilities which enhance their ability to proclaim the gospel can also be wonderful sources of support ... more >
Supported Worker: Bobby & Julie in East Asia
Details: Melanie and Jake, who live with Bobby and Julie, had some opportunities to share with Jake's sister and brother-in-law. They had come for a hospital visit. The previous night Melanie had prayed for them. The next morning, Jake's sister was healthy. Jake took the opportunity to talk to them about Jesus and encouraged them to pray to God in Jesus name and not other gods. They were excited to see Melanie and Jake's love and boldness. Please pray that God will raise-up workers for Jake's hometown which does not have any gospel witness.  South Africa. Immigrants ... more >
Supported Worker: Scranton Road Bible Church
Country: United States of America
Details: Praise God and celebrate with them as they have hit the initial goal of $2.3 million to break ground in May for the new ministry center. Pray that they will be able to continue to raise funds to equip the interior. Pray for continued favor with city fathers as Parallel Partners works with them through the mire of requirements. Another item of praise and prayer is for the two new elders who will begin training for the task of shepherding the flock at SRBC. They are thankful for great starts with the Men’s and Women’s ministry sessions ... more >
Supported Worker: Equipping Servants Internship (ESI)
Countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay
Details: Pray for the 850 participants and the 1625 total graduates since 2002. Please pray for the three ESI groups with 45 participants that recently started in Montevideo, Uruguay. Pray for the three new groups that started in Bogota, Colombia, as well as three new groups in Cajamarca, Peru. Pray for the 40 prospective ESI leaders in Temuco, Chile who expressed interest in starting groups in July, and for Kep and his ESI Expansion team as they train these church leaders in a 4-day Facilitator Training Course in June. Pray for God’s supply for the 2000 ESI Pastor-Book-Sets needed between ... more >
Supported Worker: Truth For Life
Country: United States of America
Details: Please pray that God will guide Truth For Life as it looks to reach more people in more places with the Gospel through Alistair’s daily teaching. Ask God to sovereignly oversee all of the strategic planning and decision making so that the ministry will glorify God and bring many men and women around the world to Christ. Pray that as the team at Truth For Life settles into new space, the transition will be smooth and the staff will adjust quickly to a “new normal”.   Slovenia. Christian groups are lacking in spiritual vitality. Pray for an awakening in the ... more >
Supported Worker: Indigenous Church-Planting Training in Arab and Muslim Countries
Details: Pray for the recruitment of more workers to be trained in three nations within the Arab world. Pray for the funding to complete construction of a new training center. The center will be used as a school to train full-time workers who will go to serve African children and families in unreached areas of North Africa. Once construction is completed, the plan is to begin training full-time workers in the spring of 2017. This effort is led by a team of key indigenous believers, who work together under the umbrella of an international missions organization. The strategy focuses on mobilization ... more >
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