Barry and Terry Newman

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

February 2019 - Here are our prayer requests for this month:

1) PLEASE PRAY for several of the students at the mission-hospital's nursing school (Jude, Mary, and Stella) who are struggling in their classes. We are in the last trimester of their training to become nurses, and three of them are really having difficulty in keeping-up their grades. PLEASE PRAY that all of the seven remaining students will finish well and graduate at the end of April.

2) PLEASE PRAY for more nurses to come and work at the mission hospital. The reality is that the hospital is already short-staffed, and to add to this need, we have several nurses who will retire during the next year. We have a pressing need for Gabonese nurses, as well as missionary-nurse instructors. PLEASE PRAY that the Lord would call and send out workers to this vibrant ministry.

3) PLEASE PRAY for spiritual revival among the staff at the hospital. We desire to see more of Father’s life, joy, and unity among the staff. PLEASE PRAY for the Spirit to cleanse hearts and renew our love for Him, as well as our love for others. Our desire is that the patients who come to the hospital, that they will encounter Christ’s love and truth through the physical care that they receive, and also through the conversations that they will have. PLEASE PRAY for spiritual renewal in the lives of the hospital workers, with the Lord calling them back to their first love.

4) PLEASE PRAY for the transition of the teaching time in our village church. Barry is teaching the stronger believers how to tell the Bible story and lead the question/answer time, so that they themselves will be able lead the group in continued learning and growth in God’s Word. We will leave for home-assignment/furlough in four months time, and our desire is to leave behind a self-supporting church that will continue to “make disciples” in that village and the surrounding area.

5) PLEASE PRAY for Sam and Ruth...that the Spirit would work in their hearts and raise spiritual questions, and that they would seek the true answers for those life questions. PLEASE PRAY that Father would give us opportunities to speak truth to them, and that this would impact them like fresh water to the thirsty. We have already seen some of this happening, and our desire is to see more and more of this in their lives, and in the lives of others in their religious community.

And these are our prayer requests for this month.  As always...THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your ongoing partnership with us in our work here in Gabon; can’t do it without you!  Blessings…

Barry & Terry



Updated: February 04, 2019

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