In 1942 on their school holiday break, two teenage boys felt compelled to share the good news in a number of Kenyan villages near the Kenya-Tanzania border. Their obedience sparked the Kenya Mennonite Church, which now has more than 5,000 baptized members and twice that many church attendees.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, December 26, 2015.
In the face of so much anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment, how can you show Muslim people Jesus’ love? Jonathan Bornman, a member of EMM’s Christian/Muslim Relations Team, offers suggestions.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, December 19, 2015.
May 2020 Mission Intercessor
1 (Fri.) Global
Pray for all our workers around the globe as they live into the realities of the current world situation. Pray for God's presence and peace during times of loneliness or uncertainty.
2 (Sat.) U.S.
Nathan and Valerie* and their children have completed their assignment in Southeast Asia. Pray for them as they transition back to life in the U.S.
3 (Sun.) East Asia
Pray for Lea* who had to come to the U.S. earlier than planned. She has been staying in touch with other teachers and friends from her school. Pray for peace and wisdom as they work on plans in the midst of uncertainty. Pray for her as she plans for a sabbatical.
4 (Mon.) Wales, U.K.
Ask God to provide individuals to be a part of the internship program of Glenwood Church in Cardiff, Wales. Interns can build relationships through social interaction, along with opportunities to work with children and youth programs, and a music and drama program.
5 (Tues.) Middle East
Ask God to give Michael and Laura* creativity, compassion, and courage as they relate to both believers and unbelievers.
6 (Wed.) Guatemala
Pray for Katelyn Shoup as she prepares for a mission internship in Guatemala.
7 (Thurs.) Southeast Asia
Pray for a few more skilled workers to join a transformational business that is bringing affordable access to clean water in Southeast Asia.
8 (Fri.) U.S.
Pray for an individual to be part of a life-giving summer program for children in Flushing, New York City. Community outreach opportunities such as assisting at a food bank, a computer lab, and teaching English as a second language are available.
9 (Sat.) Honduras
Pray for Wendell and Melanie Nofziger as they take on some additional responsibilities at the school where they work due to some staff leaving. Pray for good family times together and for joy in their work and relationships.
10 (Sun.) U.S.
Pray for community partnership and support of EMM's Moving in Mission capital campaign and the mission of the 450 North Prince Street hospitality center. Ask God to provide a highly motivated manager to lead the hospitality center.
11 (Mon.) Czech Republic
Pray for wisdom for Stacy Prknová as she works with others to figure out new routines in the midst of the current world situation. Pray for creative ways to interact with the students and parents at the Family Center.
12 (Tues.) Germany
Pray for Preston*, a mission intern, as he is in the final months of his internship. Ask God to lead him in the various discipling relationships he has developed during his time there.
13 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
Pray for Ben and Lena* as they relate to and care for those who work with them in providing access to clean water. Pray that the business can continue to be a blessing to many who get physically clean water through the filters.
14 (Thurs.) Costa Rica and Germany
Ask God to call individuals to join a discipleship team in either Costa Rica or Germany. Team members would attend a discipleship school and participate in outreach opportunities.
15 (Fri.) Kenya
There is a great need in Kenya that Stuart and Amaris Allan can help to meet — both medically and logistically. Pray that by God's strength and will, they can intervene for others with the skills and gifts God has given them.
16 (Sat.) Tanzania
Joe and Yvonne Garber serve as International Partner Delegates to the Tanzania Mennonite Church (KMT) on behalf of LMC. Pray for strong relationships of mutual encouragement and support with leaders of the Tanzanian church.
17 (Sun.) Global
Pray for Jonathan Bornman as he finishes up his dissertation. Pray for him and the other members of the Christian-Muslim Relations Team as they continue to build bridges between Christians and Muslims.
18 (Mon.) U.S.
Kaitlyn Harnly and Emily Sensenig are preparing to serve as summer staff for EMM's Kingdom Teams program. Ask the Lord to give them vision and passion for their ministry this summer.
19 (Tues.) Thailand
Andre and Karen Provost continue to relate to the Kui people. Praise the Lord for the opportunities they have had to show the Jesus film and for those who are interested in knowing more. Pray that God would give Andre and Karen the wisdom and love that they need.
20 (Wed.) Honduras
Pray for Leah Zeiset, mission intern in Honduras, as she adapts and serves in the midst of changing circumstances.
21 (Thurs.) Guatemala
Pray that Ted and Julie Smoker will find creative ways to continue contact with the coffee farmers and be able to encourage them during this difficult time.
22 (Fri.) West Africa
Ask God to provide a church development worker for West Africa to apprentice under a seasoned EMM worker. This man would carry on the work of leadership development and discipleship.
23 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for generous hearts who will help sustain EMM’s Impact Fund so that God's mission in the world can continue to be carried out through EMM.
24 (Sun.) Central America
Pray for Josh Varner and Kayley Eshleman, interns with Vida220, as they serve in Guatemala and Honduras respectively. Ask the Lord to give them creativity in how they minister and serve in their communities.
25 (Mon.) East Asia
Pray for Skylar and Mia* who have been unable to return to their location. Pray for God to continue to move and stir hearts among their friends in their country of service.
26 (Tues.) Global
Pray for congregations who are finding new ways to be the church and connect with others in the current realities. May God's love shine through the darkness and bring hope to the world.
27 (Wed.) Africa
Nicholas* seeks to be a witness in a predominately non-Christian setting. Pray that people will come to know Jesus through Nicholas’ words and actions.
28 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for more workers to join a church-planting team in the bustling New York City neighborhood of Flushing, Queens. The majority of this team’s interactions will be with Chinese- and Spanish-speaking people.
29 (Fri.) Belize
Pray for Galen and Phyllis Groff who are in the U.S. longer than planned. Pray that they can be a source of encouragement to the church in Belize even from a distance.
30 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Krista Martin, Kingdom Team director, as she plans and makes decisions for the summer program. Ask God for wisdom and discernment.
31 (Sun.) Chile
Ask God to guide Michael and Nancy Hostetter as they mentor and disciple many people including businessmen and women, Christian leaders, and friends.
*Name(s) changed or last name(s) omitted for sensitivity reasons.
Rebecca was one of the first believers in what became the Kenya Mennonite Church. She was advanced in age when she joined the Mennonite Church, but she was known as “the one who never remains behind,” dedicated and persistent in her faith.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, December 12, 2015.
Sierra Leone was just beginning to heal from the brutalities of an eleven-year civil war. Then it was hit with another major trauma: the ebola virus. Many in the world thought that Sierra Leone was beyond hope. But some in Sierra Leone are catching a vision for God’s compassion and His saving power through Jesus.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, December 5, 2015.
Nancy wasn’t sure she was the right person for the job of starting a Deaf church in Belize. But God made His calling clear, and now the church has celebrated its ten-year anniversary.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, November 28, 2015.
David W. Shenk of Eastern Mennonite Missions taught three weeks of graduate seminary classes in Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. Everywhere he went, the discussions and conversations centered around how to respond to the refugee crisis.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, November 21, 2015.
In Vietnam, a course on farming and storytelling provides not only a livelihood for believers, but also a good framework for sharing the gospel in hard-to-reach places.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
In Wales, Carol sees migrants on the news, prays for them, weeps for them. She also teaches them English.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, November 7, 2015.