We love learning about how God is extending His kingdom through alumni after they complete service with EMM. Please submit the names of EMM alumni whose lives would help inspire all of us to keep moving in mission.
Notes about alumni marriages, births, and achievements are also welcome! We will publish stories of inspiring alumni and announcements of marriages, births, and achievements in Missionary Messenger, our bimonthly magazine, as space permits.
We know you've got one. One story and a photo or two — a glimpse of your life, reflections, whatever. Send us 300 — 500 words for possible use on Facebook.
Nick’s parents saw him as less than human because of several physical deformities. Despite threats of death, begging on the streets, and almost dying from severe blood loss during a terrible attack, he now radiates a supernatural joy from the Lord.
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, June 27, 2015.
When tiny irritants lodge in the shells of mollusks, small pearls form. From such an unlikely start, an object of beauty grows! Brad and Margie “dive for pearls” in the city of Amsterdam. And they discover beauty and growth in unlikely 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, June 20, 2015.
Sometimes you don’t know exactly how to pray for the EMM workers you carry in your heart. That’s a good time to “pray the Scriptures.” Turn the scriptures below into prayers by inserting the name of the missionary you are supporting in prayer.
Father, I ask that _________________ will be filled with the Holy Spirit and will daily walk in the Spirit’s power (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:16).
I pray that _________________ will speak the Word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31; Ephesians 6:19).
I ask that ___________________ will present the gospel clearly to unbelievers (Colossians 4:4).
Father, I ask that You will open doors and hearts to receive Jesus as _______________ ministers in his/her place of service (Colossians 4:3).
I pray that You will make _____________________’s ministry exceedingly fruitful and that You will glorify yourself through this ministry and that the message of Jesus may spread rapidly and be honored. (2 Thessalonians 3:1).
Please grant ______________________ Your specific direction for his/her ministry (Psalm 37:5).
May ____________________ have a renewed and growing zeal to share the gospel with unbelievers (Romans 1:15-16).
May ______________________ be salt and light to the people to which he/she has been sent (Matthew 5:13-14).
I ask that ______________ would not lose his/her focus in ministry but that he/she would have his/her priorities ordered by You. I pray that ______________ will set his/her mind on things above and not on the things of the earth (Colossians 3:2-3).
Provision and protection prayers
May all of ___________________’s needs --- physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual --- be met by You through your grace and power (Philippians 4:19).
I pray that You will raise up intercessors and financial partners for _________________ (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
God, I ask You to protect _____________________ from the attacks of Satan (Romans 15:30-31; 2 Thessalonians 3:2-3, John 17).
Father, I ask that any loneliness experienced by _______________ will become fruitful solitude (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 18:9-10; Hebrews 13:5).
Father, continually protect ____________________ from all harm and strengthen him/her physically (Genesis 2:7).
Lord, I pray that _______________ would be accepted by the nationals, the believers, and the missionaries in the area where he/she is laboring (Romans 15:30-31).
I ask that You would grant _____________________ peace and assurance about the care of his/her family members that are back home (1 Peter 5:7).
Lord, I ask You to bless and strengthen ____________________’s family (Ephesians 5:22-6:4).
O God, raise up strong believers around _____________________ who will encourage him/her in the tasks that God has given to him/her (Philemon 20).
Spiritual maturity prayers
Lord, I pray that You will create in ____________________ a servant’s heart (Philippians 2:5-10).
I ask that ____________________ will live and labor each day for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Father, I ask that ___________________ will be a vessel through which the love of God can flow to others (Romans 5:5; John 13:34-35).
I ask that __________________ will have a growing and intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:4-5).
I pray that _______________________ will have a deeper and clearer understanding of the Word of God (John 16:13).
Fill _____________________ with Your joy in all situations and let this joy sustain him/her in all situations (Nehemiah 8:10).
Father, I pray that ____________________ would see people and things from your perspective (Proverbs 3:5).
I ask that __________________ will be completely yielded to Christ and willing to die to self in all matters (Mark 8:34-35).
I pray that ___________________ will be growing in humility (1 Peter 5:5-6).
Father, I ask that ____________________ will endure persecution in a Christ-like manner and will be willing to give his/her life for the gospel’s sake if that is what is called for in the situation (1 Peter 2:21-23).
I ask You to create a thankful heart in _____________________ especially in times of difficulty (Ephesians 5:20).
I ask that __________________ will labor from godly motives and not from a desire to please people (2 Corinthians 4:2).
I pray that _____________________ would long to be holy and live a life of obedience to the Word of God (1 Peter 1:15-16).
Father, I pray that You would enable ___________________ to pray for those who persecute him/her and for those who spitefully use him/her (Matthew 5:44).
I pray that ________________ would not lag in diligence but would be fervent in spirit. May _________________ rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and continue steadfastly in prayer (Romans 12:11-12).
May _______________ be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that his/her labor is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).
After learning that a file of many of their digital photos had been stolen, a missionary family focuses on what thieves can never steal and what moths cannot destroy!
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, June 13, 2015.
A young boy’s ankle is healed. A man is freed from demon possession. A woman in a closed country asks about baptism. God is at work and people are moving towards the kingdom!
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, June 6, 2015.
Needs are often unseen. Ministry results are seldom quick. But the story of this year’s Glenwood Soccer School in Wales has a delightful ending!
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, May 30, 2015.
Thirteen-year-old Jada was baptized in a “freezing cold river” in Guinea-Bissau where she and her family serve as missionaries. Life as a third culture kid is never dull. It was a crazy but God-filled time!
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, May 23, 2015.