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Quick Prayer and Praise

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You may find more details on these requests by reading the newsletters on this website. This is the place where a quick list of most recent prayer request and praise items may be found. Our hope is that this page will serve as a quick and up to date list of churches and individuals to access as they go to prayer.

Please Pray:

  • That the Fall semester at UDG would be greatly blessed by the Lord

  • For the almost 40 Students at UDG's Bible Institute & Vocational School, that they will grow spiritually and be a shining light for His glory

  • For the Strong Foundations ministry among the young men that need godly mentors and biblical support

  • For all of the activities including the invitation to neighbors to attend the first public worship services at the Imago Dei church plant initiative

  • For the needed monthly funds to help with rent for the Imago Dei church plant in the Ciocana neighborhood here in Chișinău. We are asking the Lord to provide  $650 a month for the next two years as a temporary help in launching this church. 

  • Pray also for all the finances and other elements necessary to be in place by October 7 which is the scheduled launch date. 

  • For Jo Ann to regain the necessary strength to continue getting around independently.

  • For our continued language studies in the Romanian language. 

  • For new church planting opportunities along with Moldovan missionaries, pastors, churches, and ministry leaders.

  • For the students studying at UDG this semester and for Rich and Mihai as they teach the Good Soil evangelism and discipleship course.

  • For the Spring 2019 semester as Rich teaches the chronological presentation of the story of redemption to be used in limited access countries. 

  • For the church planting team that needs to be solidified to start the new Imago Dei church plant. We would love to see young and spiritually mature families join the team. 

  • For both of us (Rich and Jo Ann) that we would continue to have the health and vitality to accomplish all that the Lord has for us here in Moldova. 

  • For the 2018 UDG graduates as they take the next important steps in life. May the Lord use them mightily for His glory.  

  • For the development of the next section in the Church Planting course and the development of new training in church planting at the post-graduate level.  

  • For the needed equipment for Imago Dei now that we have a place to meet (such as a ventilation system, etc)

  • For the new initiative presented at the Baptist Union meeting of mission leaders. We are asking the Lord for 25 Moldovan churches that would commit to starting a daughter church and 25 churches outside of Moldova that would partner with them in a "sister church" relationship. 

  • For the 750 locations in Moldova with no Gospel witness of any kind. 

  • That we, along with the leadership at UDG and the Baptist Union will be able to bring to reality the concept of mentoring the Bible College students in church planting in harmony with the strategy we are developing together. 

  • For our daughter, Rachelle, and the family as they grieve the loss of Skyler and the shock of the near-fatal accident of Gabriel.

  • For the continued training of the leadership team at the proposed church plant, Imago Dei.

  • For Mihai that the Lord would provide the needed support for his family as he serves in full-time ministry here in Moldova. 

  • That the Lord would call more missionaries to join us in serving in Moldova and in preparing faithful believers who return to their Creative Access countries with Truth.

  • For the Prairie family raising their support to join us in Moldova. 

  • For students who are MBB's (Muslim Background Believers) who are being prepared to return to their respective countries with light and truth. Pray especially for those who just graduated. 

  • For the New Life Baptist church in Monterrico, Peru and for teachers at the Monterrico Christian School. 


  • That Jo Ann is recuperating well and gaining strength in her right leg.

  • That we were able to purchase 35 new chairs and a sound syestem for the Imago Dei group.

  • For the beginning of the new school year starting with 3 days of orientation at camp on August 29-Sept 1.

  • We had an accident in the Honda CR-V that the Lord provided, please praise Him with us that no one was hurt. 

  • For friends that are caring for our home, car, and mail while we are gone

  • Safety as we drive around Chișinău.

  • Good health and stamina 

  • For the opportunity for Rich and Jo Ann both to teach at the Missionary camp 

  • That Rich had the privilege of teaching at the Bible & Vocational School the extension of UDG

  • For the friendships, we have made here in Moldova, the loving reception, the help they have been as we have been settling into our home and new environment

  • For financial supporters & prayer partners that have been faithful for 45 years! Thank you