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and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God..

Romans 8:27

  • The holiday season is very fruitful time for those working with interior cultures. This is a time to gain insight into the understandings and beliefs of the people. Many village workers gather much data about languages and word meanings during this time. Please pray that those who worked in the villages will be able to process that data this month and apply it into accurate renderings of God's Word.

    Ps. 119:105

    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
    and a light unto my path.

  • A translator writes they are having challenges with the water supply at their house. Please pray this will be resolved.

    John 4:7

    here *came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus *said to her, “Give Me a drink.”

  • A friend has asked me to pray for their organization here in Papua. They have been without local leadership for over a year. This has impeded the work interior and has led to much confusion. Pray this situation will be resolved soon.

    John 21:17c

    Jesus *said to him, “Tend My sheep.

  • A translation team writes: We are still in the typesetting process, but hopefully should be completed by mid-January. The first 60% of the NT is completed and the remainder is in final draft. Please continue to pray for the typesetting process to proceed smoothly.

    Jn. 4:41

    Many more believed because of His word;

  • Praises that though one of our translation checkers, Yoni, suffered a tragedy in his family with the recent death of his wife and son, he has expressed resolve in continuing with this ministry for the sake of bringing God's Word to his people! Pray for him in his time of grieving now. 

    Heb. 11:40

    because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.

  • Praise God! An local evangelist who is working on one of our translation projects was bitten by a death adder.  He has now fully recovered.They just returned to "B" village and were met with amazement and rejoicing among the people. This has added to the people's excitement for hearing more of the Gospel.

    Acts 28:5

    However he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.

  • A team of church planters, serving with a sister organization, has requested help with some building projects. Please pray that God would raise up workers for them.

    I Chr. 17:25

    For You, O my God, have revealed to Your servant that You will build for him a house; therefore Your servant has found courage to pray before You.

  • Our area has been hit with a swarm of low-level earthquakes. As of Jan. 3, we had over 300 since the new year. This is a PRAISE because, to our knowledge, NO ONE has been hurt by these, the strongest has been just over 5 on the Richter Scale. There has been structural damage to some buildings and the Jayapura area has been hit by small tsunamis. Again, we're praising God that He has kept people safe.

    Ps. 46:2

    Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change
    And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;

  • Monday, Jan. 9, is the start of the new school semester. Pray that Jesus will be the foundation and foremost in all our endeavors.

    Col. 2:3

    in whom [referring to Christ] are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

  • Pray for Melina's studies. She has a challenging major, learning to be a teacher of middle school and high school students.

    Pro. 9:9

    Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser,
    Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

  • Derek has been a committed Christian for many years. He graduated from HIS in 2021. His first year in college has him studying a field with three emphases, including theater. Ask God to show Derek how this talent can be used to further His kingdom.

    Matt. 28:19

    Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

  • Olivia graduated from Hillcrest several years ago. She is seeking a career on the mission field, primarily in the mid-East. Pray for her as she considers working in this challenging field.

    Matt. 9:38

    "Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

  • Please pray for HIS alumnus, JongWoo. He is currently enrolled in college on the US West Coast. He is earnestly seeking God's leading in his choice of career.

    Ps. 37:5

    Commit your way to the LORD,
    Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

  • Please pray for our recent graduate, Shinta. She is part of Army ROTC at her university. Pray for her as she contemplates making the military her career. Pray also for Christian influencers to come into her life.

    Ps. 27:11

    Teach me Your way, O LORD,
    And lead me in a level path
    Because of my foes.

All the names of people have been changed.