Gary & Javonda Barnes
"And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them." Mark 10:16
Pray for effective ministry with the orphans and the young people being sold into prostitution. Pray that God's power and presence would be made known.
Corazon de Esperanza
Ben & Jess Dager
"And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again." 2 Corinthians 5:15
Pray with us for the good news of the gospel to take root in the lives of students involved with us and for our students to experience the joy of introducing Him to others on campus.
More info at illininavs.org.
Andre & Nadya Furmanov
Vyborg Christian Church
"We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18
Please pray that we will enable people to set their hearts and mind on things above and to know that their life is hidden with Christ in God.
Zac & Amy George
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
“Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop – thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.” Mark 4:20
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship exists on college campuses to reach college students with the Good News of Jesus, develop Christian student leaders, and send them out as world changers. We focus on student discipleship and leadership to develop the next generation during a critical season of students’ lives: their time in college.
Pray for God to work in the lives of students as they grow in their faith and reach out to their campus.
Robbie & Liz Gwinn
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him." Psalm 37:4-7
Please pray that coaches and athletes in our community would use their influence for the Kingdom of God.
Aleksei & Lena Khodakovsky
"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." Matthew 9:37-38
Please ask God to give us more opportunities to share the Gospel and that the students will respond with repentance. Pray for Christian friends for those students who have already come to believe in Jesus.
Fabio & Antonia Lopez
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes." Romans 1:16
Pray for our health as well as for God to overpower the strongholds and deception the devil has over the people.
Mary Ann Offenstein
Ministering to the Body of Christ
"My House will be called a House of Prayer for all nations..." Isaiah 56:7
Faith Prayers is a grassroots prayer ministry dedicated to providing a toll-free 24/7 phone line where anyone can call for prayer in Jesus' name. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and church affiliations and share a compassionate desire to help the hurting. If you are interested in joining us, contact us at 1(866) 515-9406 or visit www.faithprayers.org.
Restoration Urban Ministries
"I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me.." Matthew 25:35-36
Prayer Request: That we can continue to meet the needs of those who come for help.
We need: power generators, rock for the parking lot, microwaves and crock pots, flooring for bathrooms, bed pillows, gift cards for office supplies, gas and maintenance.
Rodger & Dixie Shewmaker
"You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men (and women) who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:1-2
Pray for the Youth Center and that those who accept Christ would be discipled and grow strong to stand against rejection and persecution.
Eric & Janie St. Pierre
Cross Trail Outfitters
"Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ." Ephesians 4:14-15
Eric & Janie - Ministering and making disciples of young men by building lifelong, one-on-one friendships through a common interest of hunting and fishing. "Building men, preserving our heritage, and sharing our faith."
Please pray that the Lord will continue to guide and provide us as we continue this adventurous journey.
The Khodakovskys’ focus is on leaders in different professions such as managers, HR, business owners, entrepreneurs and on young professionals. They help Christian leaders share the gospel through their professional connections. They share good news with nonbeliever leaders to help them become Jesus followers. They help leaders grow in professional, personal, and spiritual spheres of life and transform local communities through the gospel.
Campus Crusade for Christ
Losha & Lena Khodakovsky
Joel and Rachel partner with the American church and existing national churches to reignite the missional edge of the church. Through partnership, they strive to utilize culturally appropriate methods to nurture the local church to innovations in youth ministry, disciple-making, and community health. Since 2016, through youth conferences, youth leader trainings, discovery bible studies, disciple-making trainings, discipleship, community health trainings, and microbusiness ministry, 7,000+ people have been baptized, over 12,000 people have heard the gospel, 36 churches have been planted, and 2,500+ discovery bible studies meet weekly throughout Kenya and surrounding countries.
Christian Missionary Fellowship
Joel and Rachel Williams
Corazon de Esperanza serves at-risk youth, children, and women. They have the first youth transitional home in Northern Peru, providing for girls who age out of orphan care. They also provide educational scholarships, mentoring and discipleship for youth living in poverty or at-risk situations. The ministry extends to provide training for youth still living in local orphanages and helping them prepare for the day they may age out.
Corazón de Esperanza
Perú, South America
CTO highlights three cornerstones: Building Men, Preserving our Heritage, Sharing our Faith. CTO is primarily for boys ages 7-20, offering a wide range of year-round outdoor activities. They want kids to know that life is different than what they see on TV or in video games. There’s a life out in God’s creation, and CTO is all about “Guiding the next generation to Christ through the outdoors.” They provide hunting and fishing, while ensuring a wholesome and fun environment in which the participants can grow in their knowledge and reverence of God.
Cross Trail Outfitters- Illinois
Eric St. Pierre
"To pray for as many people around the world as possible".
The prayer line toll-free number is 1-866-515-9406. They receive toll-free calls from every state in the United States and also all parts of Canada. They also receive cell calls from numerous places in the world and many email prayer requests. Those calling are from many walks of life, including people in churches, the unchurched, homeless shelters, prisons, and from various ethnicities and races. They have cards with the number in truck stops and restaurants, etc., that simply say: Do you need prayer?
The prayer line had on an average of 1,500 calls per month and a social media presence of over 65,000 strong. They are currently looking for additional prayer line volunteers to staff the line. If volunteers can visit their webpage and click on the volunteer link.
Mary Ann Simkins
GO Ministries partners with local pastors across the island who desire to redeem people, renew community and restore creation.
John Martinez is in executive leadership in the Dominican Republic for GO ministries. He formerly attended WRCC until he answered the call to the mission field.
Pastor Fabio lives in a small mountain town Villa Cafetelera. He still occasionally preaches and leads worship as well as a men’s Bible study even though he is blind. People who live in and around the village speak highly of Pastor Fabio even though some are not Christian saying “he has done so much for that community.”
Dominican Republic and Haiti
John Martinez and Fabio Lopez
Robbie teaches and mentors students in El Refugio's different internship programs, helping them to develop spiritually and in leadership and ministry skills. He travels widely, connecting to various partner ministries around the country, ministries with great vision, but who are under-resourced and over-worked. Robbie brings his community development background and the resources of El Refugio, helping these dynamic community leaders in what they are already doing, and strengthening relationships across ministries.
Hacienda El Refugio
Robbie and Stephanie Watson
Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope) is an orphanage which offers a loving home and a future to orphaned, abandoned, and abused children in Peru. They are a non-denominational Christian ministry which first opened their doors to homeless children in October 2001, delivering quality care to at-risk children. The children come from a variety of backgrounds including abandonment, extreme poverty, family violence, and abuse. The orphanage provides kids with a safe and loving family environment and an education, as well as a faith-filled atmosphere where they can learn about a God who loves them unconditionally.
Hogar de Esperanza
The vision of FCA is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. With the incredible influence of coaches in our culture, they recognize the most strategic way to reach more athletes for Christ is to first reach the coach. They seek to engage, equip, and empower coaches to know Christ and to make Him known!
Illini Land FCA
Champaign, Piatt, and Douglas County
Robbie and Liz Gwinn
College is a time in a person's life when they are making lots of choices about what they believe and what kind of person they want to be. It is an incredibly strategic mission field. Zac and Amy love reaching college students and developing them into future Christian leaders who will change the world around them through their families, churches, and workplaces.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship USA
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Zac and Amy George
Mathetes disciples students through music, games, caring, and food at the youth center. The ministry offers free music lessons and a place to "hang out" for students as well as offer Bible studies. They host a worship services led by student bands. The Shewmakers have been missionaries to the Philippines since 1988 and started more than 5 churches as well edited Sunday school material for the Filipino churches. Their mission has included overseeing a medical ministry and a children's home that placed more than 18 children in adoptive homes. They have also participated in a leadership training program, and church planting program.
Mathetes Philippine Youth ministry
Digos City, Philippines
Rodger and Dixie Shewmaker
Every Navigator’s passion is to help others “to know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same.” Through collegiate ministry small group Bible studies and life-to-life discipleship, they come alongside people and teach them to be Christ’s followers as they study and apply the Word of God to chart their lives. Then they train students to pass what they have learned on to others.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ben and Jessica Dager
The Furmanovs' ministry is to be true reformers of the Russian Church, to challenge the traditional thinking of Russian people and church leaders, to breed new leaders for the birth of a reformed Church in Russia, and to raise up laity-lead ministries to the churched and the lost, all for the purpose of carrying the truth, love, and fellowship of Christ to the people in Vyborg, Russia and even to the ends of the earth.
Vyborg Christian Church
The Barneses’ mission is primarily to the forgotten, abandoned, and often discarded street kids, bar girls/boys, rescued trafficked teens, asylum seekers, and young Thai professionals and entrepreneurs in the city center. They are a "mutual fund" of ministry--teaching English to Thai and asylum seekers, partnering with local churches to develop street kid clubs, mentor/coach Thai pastors and Western missionaries, and serve as catalyst for thinking outside the box to the small and often older congregations in Southern Thailand.
World Changers International
Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand
Gary and Javonda Barnes