"...be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."Ephesians 6:18
APRIL 12: Q: What do you get when you combine thirty-three participants, nine facilitators, three Entrust Women-to-Women Ministry Training (WWMT) modules and a boatload of chocolate? A Swiss hub! (Hey, we should market that, a new candy bar, the Swiss Hub!) Actually, it’s our annual intensive women’s ministry training for women who serve God with various ministries and in various capacities across Europe. Today through April 21, pray for each woman to learn all God has for her. For heart learning. For life transformation. For rich worship. And for diets not to be blown too badly by the chocolate.
APRIL 6: Entrust’s board of directors is anything but boring. With a former West Point man at its head, this group of business people, writers, speakers, bloggers and technology experts gets things done! With vastly varied backgrounds, they share a passion for the things of God. Pray for each member as they meet today and tomorrow. Ask God to guide their thoughts, discussions and decisions.
MARCH 13: Pray for Entrust’s contextualized curriculum development team, meeting this week with national curriculum writers who are developing training courses for their own specific contexts and cultures. Our Entrust team is on-site this week, coaching these writers’ groups, some working in places quite hostile to Christianity.
Pray for the writers, for the Entrust team and for truly relevant and biblically-grounded training materials to be completed in God’s timing.
MARCH 6: Hundreds of students at Dallas Theological Seminary are considering “The Task Unfinished” during the school’s World Evangelism Conference this week. Pray for Entrust mobilizers Dwight, Tim, Joycelyn, Brian, Larry, Bego and Debbie as they challenge students to consider how God wants to use each one in finishing the task Jesus gave us in Matt. 28:18-20. Ask God to call many students to join Entrust’s ministry of equipping church leaders for ministry worldwide.
FEBRUARY 26: This week, in the heart of the U.S., students are hearing about God at work all around the world and exploring how God might use them in his kingdom work. Pray for Entrust’s Carol C. as she travels to Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska to present stories from Entrust and dialogues with students about the possibility of serving in cross-cultural ministry. Go Royals!
FEBRUARY 20: “We must be global Christians with a global vision because we serve a global God.” ― John R.W. Stott
Students on both coasts of the U.S. are being challenged to consider God’s call on their lives this week during missions conferences at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon, and Columbia International University in South Carolina.
Pray for Entrust’s Dwight Ekholm, Mark Gibson, Debbie Skufca and Jerry Wells as they tell Entrust stories and talk with students about the possibility of serving in cross-cultural ministry. Ask God to speak clearly to each student, that many will hear and joyfully respond to the call to serve him full time.
FEBRUARY 8: It started Jan. 25-27 and continues today through Sunday in Burke, Virginia. It’s Entrust’s Facilitating Relational Learning module, Part II, facilitated by Amber Simpson, Trish Barrett and Joycelyn Seybold, for key leaders at Burke Community Church. Pray for the facilitators and participants as they dig deep into how to ask transformative questions, how to develop effective lesson plans and how to allow the Holy Spirit to work in each heart in a small group.
JANUARY 31: Please pray for Brigid and Maggie F., sisters traveling to the Middle East Feb. 1-4 to begin serving a one-year term with Entrust staff there. Pray they will make all their flight connections, for safe travel, that they will have no issues as they cross the border by land and safely arrive at their destination. Pray for smooth transition into ministry with Fuad N. and his family.
Ask God to help both young women discover his plan and how they fit into this ministry, during their year of service through Entrust’s short-term initiative, Serving To Equip People (STEP).
JANUARY 30: Facilitating Relational Learning is about to commence in the Philadelphia area, with an august group of men and women ready to sharpen their small group leadership skills.
Pray for Entrust’s Mark and Kim Huffman as they facilitate this foundational training module, Feb. 4-9.
JANUARY 25: The Mid-Atlantic team is excited to offer our first Facilitating Relational Learning (FRL) training Jan. 25-27 (Part 1) at Burke Community Church in Burke, Virginia, to kick off the new year. We are hosting participants and facilitators from five area churches and three states to engage in transformational learning.
Please pray God will deepen our faith and multiply disciples as we go back to our communities changed by each other and Jesus. Pray for Trish Barrett and Amber Simpson (pictured) and Joycelyn Seybold as we facilitate together.
JANUARY 16: Entrust’s flagship training module, Facilitating Relational Learning, helps participants learn the art of writing and asking open-ended questions; an art simple in theory, complex in practice, rich in results when grounded in scripture and soaked in prayer.
Pray this weekend (Jan. 19-21) as Entrust’s Mark and Kim Huffman provide follow-up training for staff and volunteers at Cedar Valley Church, Bloomington, Minn., on developing excellent questions for small group usage.
JANUARY 9: Stonebriar Community Church hosts many Entrust trainings. As you read this, several women are working intensely together at two of our modules: Discovery Bible Study (DBS) and Women Serving Women (WSW). Pray for each participant, each facilitator and co-facilitator, Jan. 8-11, as both groups work hard to finish part 1 of their respective modules.
JANUARY 5: Many of our most intense moments with God happen at camp. Even if that camp is coated in snow and may involve skis. Pray as Entrust’s Dustin and Miriam Combs spend time with young Slovaks through Saturday at winter camp in northern Slovakia.
Cold hands, warm hearts!