This weekly prayer summary is a collection of recent prayer requests derived from prayer letters written by FBMI missionaries and/or missionaries supported by our church, First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN.

Psalm 102:1-2, “A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.  Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.”


*Healing of fractured vertebra

ASCHCRAFT, Tommy and Brenda
Mexico (Stateside)

*Her health

BORDELL, Ed and Norma
Costa Rica

*Upcoming July activities:
+Hosting three churches
+Vacation Bible School
+Their 26th anniversary
*Norma’s health

DOWNS, James and Carletta

*Witnessing and tract efforts (safety and wisdom)
*His project of translating the King James Bible into Amharic
*Their health:
+James’ asthma and extreme fatigue
+Carletta’s rapid heartbeat
+Abigail on medications for health issues
*Looking for a cleaner location and house that’s not so run down to help with health issues

GOODPASTER, Nathan and Audrey
Philippines (Medical Furlough)

*Jonathan’s cancer battle:
+Hives from platelet transfusion
+Cough for two weeks–x-ray of lungs on May 3)
*Nathan’s three-week trip to the Philippines

GUATEMALAN People and Missionaries

*Need postal service again

HAS, Bounna and Thy

*Their Young Adults Ministry
*Open doors in restricted-access nations
*Next generation of laborers in Southeast Asia
*May 12-15 Family Camp (150-plus from various churches will be attending)

HASSLER, Thurston and Kay

*Five months of recovery from surgery on his ruptured esophagus
+Can now swallow normally
+Headaches are gone
+Many have continued their support to them, helping to pay their bills and meet their needs

HEBERT, Brian and Liz
Canada (Deputation)

*St. Amant Baptist Church, Brian’s home church, to be able to get their Bus Ministry re-established again (bus destroyed due to a flood)
*College Campus Ministry at Louisiana State University that he has been helping with between meetings

JOHNSON, Bryan and Rebekah

+Have church location
*Money for the rental deposit on the building
*May 7, 6:30 p.m. opening service
*August 7-15 missions trip, hosted by Allen Johnson, to visit their work (cost: $2,000 + cost of visa)
*Sons Jeff and David as they attend Bible college to prepare to return to Brazil as missionaries

JONES, Layne and Nelia

*May 3-7 installment of transmitter

LAGOS, Dennis and Holly
Philippines (Deputation)

*July move to the field:
+Have purchased their tickets
+Safe travels
+Preparation for the move (sell their car)
+To raise the remaining 12% support needed
+Renewal of ceasefire between rebels and Filipino government (safety on the field)

MURILLO, Robert and Joy

*Her healing of cancer

NORDMAN, John and Gwen

*His recovery from cancer surgery

PHAISARNPIWAT (McDonald), Tiffany

*Hoping to start a church from a current Bible study
*That the school children will stay involved in church even though the school cannot re-open
*Adding a building onto present property
*April 15 marriage to Teerapat Phaisarnpiwat (Te), a graduate from Bro. Sinoy’s Bible school who is also Bro. Sinoy’s assistant
*Their plans to start a church in a different area
*That Te can get a visa to the United States for a short time to visit her family and some churches

RADER, Mark and Sarah
Team Peru

*Upcoming move of church (need more ample auditorium for a decent price)

SAGE, Chris

*Bus routes in Guadalaja
*Preparation for the Anniversary Conference and Marriage Retreat the first week of May (new church plants to attend)
*Healing of Mrs. Murillo from cancer

SCHOOF, Gregg and Angela

*Get the Crown transmitter fixed without having to send it back to the States
*Using cheaper brand now
+Ordained one of his men who started a church in the Congo

SHOOK, Tim and Missy
Team Thailand

*Missy and Shari House, as they lead two monthly ladies’ Bible studies
*September 5–November 28 furlough (need vehicle September 11–November 11


*Their Sunday assemblies (10 adults yet to become “friends”)
*Hoping oldest daughter can come home and work with them this summer after her freshman studies are finished this year

STEERS, Andrew and Laura

*Their return to Tasmania this week

TUTTON, Ed and Carolyn
Teaching All Nations

*Daughter Karen Mendez’s chemo treatments
*Daughter, Kim Whitehead, has lung cancer

WYNNE, Joe and Kella

+New church plant had 30+ saved in one of their services their first Sunday
*Healthy pregnancy for Kella (chronic infections to cease)
*May college graduation
*August Pastors’ Conference in main church