UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUP: Life was once good for Portuguese landholders in Venezuela, but in recent years, it has turned into a nightmare for these owners of sugar-cane plantations and other properties. The government of this once hospitable country is currently in the process of redistributing land and estates. Violence and intimidation are common, as the state gains more and more control. Many Portuguese are seeking to leave this country, but there is still a presence there. Now more than ever, those remaining need to meet the Prince of Peace, who can grant them peace that is greater than the uncertainty, upheaval and unrest that they are facing. Pray for believers in Venezuela to share this Good News with them.
More Prayer Requests
The annual conference for special needs workers will be May 20-24. This year it will be held in four locations in order to accommodate more people. Join members of the BLACK SEA ORTHODOX CLUSTER, BELARUS) in asking that the leaders will have stamina and energy as they travel to the various places.
Pray for a team of 20 from Mississippi, who will work in the Kharkov Region (Ukraine) from May 18-24. While part of the team will be involved in construction in one church for the week, the remaining members will provide medical and VBS outreach in three different cities. Intercede for those who will have the opportunity to respond to the love of Christ as shared through the hands and hearts of this team, and for the Ukrainian believers, who will work alongside them in each community. Pray for safety for the construction crew. Intercede that the hearts and minds of the believers in each of these churches will be uplifted and that they will continue the work of reaching out to those who are not yet followers of Jesus in their cities.
A couple working with the DIASPORA CLUSTER in ITALY share, “Nine of the top 22 Unreached, Unengaged People Groups (UUPGs) in the European Affinity are related to Italy or Italians. For this reason, we just relocated to Milan, Italy. Please pray for the movement of the Spirit among these UUPG’s and for US churches that might possibly embrace them and begin churches among them. Also lift us up as we build relationships in our neighborhood, as well as across Italian borders in Switzerland, France and Germany. Pray that our language skills will be sharpened quickly and that we will sense and obey God’s leadership in our new setting.”
A member of the HOPE FOR SAXONY TEAM (GERMANIC CLUSTER) requests intercession for a T4T (Training for Trainers) Group of two young college guys, who meet on Thursdays. Pray that they will be faithful and share Christ’s story with their friends.