Both the Global and Local Outreach Committees exist to educate, equip, and engage our congregation to proclaim Jesus Christ by living missionally and extending gospel hospitality in Birmingham and around the world.
Suzy Triplett | Servant Partners, Thailand
Pray for God to provide the resources and expertise that they need to expand and continue the LEGO robotics program. Pray for the children and youth that study in this program this summer that their minds would be enthusiastic for more learning and their hearts would be captured by the Gospel.
Will and Judi Traub | Mission to the World, Scotland
Pray for the “Wee Rascals” contact ministry with non-Christians in the neighborhood. Pray for the continued relationship building with families in the community. Pray for the new church plant. Pray for Will as he prepares to teach a new semester at Edinburgh Theological Seminary – that he will be able to equip the students to not only understand the Old Testament but to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ the Messiah.
Young Life | Birmingham
Pray for teenagers from all over the city of Birmingham as they begin the school year. Pray that they would encounter Jesus on a daily basis both at and way from school and that they would be drawn to a saving knowledge of Him.
Michael and Maegan Cody | Campus Outreach, University of North Alabama
Pray for wisdom in caring for the UNA staff’s lives, marriages and ministries. Pray for the team to be able to meet every single new freshman who steps foot on UNA’s campus this fall. Pray for all of the staff to be in healthy places personally, relationally, and financially as they week to minister to students from a point of strength, driven by the joy of the Lord.
Verne and Alina Marshall | MTW, Chile
Pray for Verne as he preaches, disciples, and teaches in El Encuentro and Cristo Rey churches. Pray for him to be used by the Lord to exhort and encourage. Pray for the 14 persons that Alina is counseling and discipling on a weekly basis, that she would have wisdom as she works with each one. Pray for Gospel transformation in hardened hearts and God’s supernatural healing.
Mel and Martha Pike | MTW, Ukraine
Pray for their new Bible Study – English with a Purpose – that as their students learn English they will be drawn to Christ through the study of His life and work. Pray for Martha and Mel as they feel the distance between them and family. Pray for healing and comfort for their family members and them.
Ellen Barnett | MTW, Mexico
Pray for the new school year for New Horizon Christian School. Pray that the Maranatha Bible Institute would be effective in bringing people to a deeper knowledge of the Bible and a deeper relationship with the God who is revealed there. Pray that the newly elected government will make safety a priority and can restrain the violence around them.
Restoration Academy | Alabama
As they begin a new year, please pray that everyone in the school community will lean into Christ as the cornerstone. Pray for protection, provision, and peace. Pray that the Lord will use RA to impact the students, their families, the staff, Fairfield, Birmingham, and beyond for the glory of Christ.
Wes and Nancy Simmons | RUF, Auburn
Pray for them as they begin the Fall. Pray for Wes as he preaches through the book of Jonah. Pray that the student leaders would be unified in mission to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve. Pray that the students would develop a love for and a desire to serve the Church.
Vinnie and Molly Athey | RUF, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Pray that this fall they don’t serve the campus out of toil but rather by resting and trusting in Jesus, even in small and ordinary ways. Pray that God would be working in the hearts of the new students now to consider RUF, especially those who don’t know the Gospel. Pray for the returning students that they would be excited and motivated for the fall.
Joshua Harper | RUF, UAB
Pray for Joshua as he transition to UAB this fall for an RUF internship with a new staff and freshmen students to get to know. Pray for Josh’s health to improve. Pray for him as he considers his call to ministry through seminary after the internship.
Stewart and Mary Cannon Swain | RUF, Alabama
Pray for incoming freshman and returning students as they transition to campus. Pray that the grace and peace of Christ would be powerfully at work in the hearts and minds of Alabama students to bring them to faith and to grow them to be more like Christ. Pray for Stewart as he preaches through the book of John this fall.
David and Danielle Grotton | MTW, Chile
Pray that the last 19% will be pledged by the end of September and the Grotton’s would be able to begin planning for a late November departure back to Chile. Pray for the 15 churches who are considering financial support for them. Pray for God’s will to be done.
Viorica Tataru | International Teams, Greece
Pray for God’s comfort upon those that lost loved ones in the recent fire in Athens. Pray the Lord will use Viorica and others who are willing to lovingly sit with those who will need to share their experiences and fears. Pray that in the loneliness and despair of those in the brothels, that they will cry out to the Lord to come and fill their life with meaning and love.