Saturday, June 4, 2016

Discernment

Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me.  2 CORINTHIANS 2:12

...because a great door for effective work has opened to me...  1 CORINTHIANS 16:9

...so that you may be able to discern what is best...  PHILIPPIANS 1:10


Pray for discernment of doors that God has opened to share the Gospel.

TEAM of the DAY

Spice Island Explorer

COUNTRY of the DAY 

Indonesia

Meet the Team: Refugee Highway

Last week, five strangers came together to follow a call from God to reach refugees. Over the past few days we have grown close and look forward to what God has in store this summer. Now that we have met each other, it is your turn to meet us! 
Kallie, the team leader, attends University of Louisiana in Monroe and is the veteran of the group. She has a sweet spirit that brings out the best in everyone while also being able to keep the team focused on our goal.

James is a Third Culture Kid and currently attends Baylor University. He is a selfless worker who keeps his eyes open for needs and serves lovingly without complaint. 

Emilie is a student at Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. People are drawn to her because she is fun-loving and has a passion to care for others. 

Garrett is a student at the University of Tennessee. He is a gifted storyteller and has a spirit of boldness when sharing the gospel. 

Lastly, my name is Hannah. I am a Third Culture Kid and currently attend Liberty University. I am a hard worker with the desire to serve both my team and the refugees. 

Even though last week we were strangers, now we are brothers and sisters in Christ following our father together. Please pray that God would be able to use all of our individual strengths to best reach the lost refugees. 

Meet the Team: Spice Island Explorer

Wess:  Senior Occupational Therapy major from West Monroe, LA. I attend the University of Louisiana in Monroe. This will be my second time in South East Asia and my second time serving with Nehemiah Teams.  "I look forward to posting and sharing what the Lord is doing through us while in South East Asia."

Drew:  Senior Pre-Medical Biology major from Allen, Texas. I attend Dallas Baptist University. This is my first time serving in South East Asia and my first time with Nehemiah Teams.  "I'm excited to see what the Lord has in store for this summer!"

Meet the Team: UPG Awesome Adventure


Hey! My name is Chelsea. I am super duper excited for the opportunity this summer. This is my 2nd year to go with Nehemiah Teams and my 2nd time in Southeast Asia as well. I am looking forward to building relationships and connecting to the people we meet. I will also get the opportunity to go back and get closer to old friends we made last summer.

Hi! I'm Claire. I live and go to college in Missouri. I am taking my first trip to Asia this summer and I could not be more excited! We will have the opportunity to build relationships with nationals.
PLEASE PRAY
  1. We have perseverance and determination while seeking out people of peace. I am excited to see God's plan is for us this summer!
  2. Please be in prayer that we would have sensitivity to the Spirit and the culture we will be serving in. 

Meet the Team: Village Home Stays


We are the Village Home Stays Team going to Southeast Asia. While in our host country we will be traveling from village to village learning the differences in culture and community. Let us tell you a little bit about each of us. 
This is Catie (left) she is 21 years old and grew up in Evansville, Indiana. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she takes online classes from Liberty University, and teaches gymnastics in Franklin, TN. 

Jacob (2nd from left) is our team leader. He is 22 years old and has just graduated from Mississippi College where he majored in Christian studies. In his free time he likes to do anything and everything outside. He has lived in many cities throughout the US but currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama.

Hannah (2nd from right) is 19 years old and was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. She is a sophomore at Carson Newman University where she gets to study what she loves, Music Education. 

Nathan (right) is from Gadsden, Alabama where he attends Gadsden State Community College. In his free time he loves to read and spend time with his family. 

Meet the Team: South Thai ESL Team


Team leader Stephanie is a fun, loving, welcoming, and encouraging girl who will easily form relationships with Thai people this summer and shine Christ's light!

My name is Julia and I hope to be a servant and encouragement this summer as well. 

We are certain the Lord is going to work in amazing ways through Nehemiah Teams this summer. In fact, He already has!

Meet the Team: P52 San Francisco

Assalaamu Alaykum (Peace be upon you), the San Francisco ladies would like to thank you for reading our blog, and for letting us be apart of your prayer list this summer! We are so ready to love Jesus in California. As believers we would like you to join us in praying, and each us would like you to pray specifically for us, but before that let me introduce you to us. 


Left to right Isabella, Clarissa, Sarah, Ana, Amber 

Isabella: senior in college will serve alongside us as well. Isabella is a wonderful girl who seeks after the Lord's heart! We are so glad to be serving with her this summer!
Please be praying for Isabella by: praying for protection, and guidance. Please pray that she continues to find satisfaction in our heavenly father through out the summer! 


Clarissa: Junior in college will also be serving on our P52 team! Clarissa is very wise, and loves missions! We are excited to see what she will bring to our team this summer.
Please be praying for Clarissa by: praying for discernment, and guidance when sharing the gospel. We would also like you to join her in praying for the people we will be serving this summer. 


Sarah:  A senior in college will be serving as the team leader for the P52 San Francisco team. She loves Jesus, she is exciting, and she is full of joy! We are so excited to have her as a team leader for this summer. Please pray for Sarah by: praying for Sensitivity and obedience to the holy spirit, and for discernment.  

Ismee (that's arabic for it's me) Ana: I will be writing the blogs this summer!  I recently graduated college. I am so excited because I get to love Jesus, write and witness  this summer as media person for our team!
Please pray for me by: praying that the Lord will be active in me this summer, and that his loves reflects off of me. Lastly, that the Lord reveals himself to me in mighty ways this summer! 


Amber: A third year college student, Amber will be serving in our team this summer. She loves pizza and Johnny Cash. Amber is just a person full of love and we are excited to have her on our team!
Please be praying for Amber by: praying for boldness, confidence to share the gospel. Also be praying for a spirit of comfort when beginning to feel homesick. 


This will be a summer where we will see our mighty father be faithful to us. We pray that he pours his spirit out, and that the people we are serving will be willing to hear about the Injil (gospel). God is good and He is sovereign. 

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.  1 Corinthians 15:10 

Ma'a Salaama (goodbye) 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Meet the Team: Tip of the Spear (Guys)


Charley: This our leader's first time out of the country and he could not be more stoked! He studies physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, loves to eat healthy, and provides a quirky energy to the team. 
"For I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20

Zack studies political science at Florida State University and is a first-timer with Nehemiah Teams. He loves watching the Noles in Doak Campbell, is a human jukebox, and looks forward to sharing the love of Christ this summer. 
"Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield." Psalm 33:20

Meet the Team: Tip of the Spear


Destinie: Our sassy team leader who goes to Blue Mountain College, studying Christian Ministries, is excited to be returning for her 3rd time with Nehemiah Teams! Tip of the Spear team is overjoyed to have her solid faith and tender heart in this pursuit of Christ. "for we are unable to stop speaking about what we have seen and heard." Acts 4:20

Allison: The final member from Mississippi State University studying psychology and will be joining Nehemiah Teams for the first time. Tip of the Spear team is pumped for her joyful spin of compassionate heart as we seek to fulfill the great commission. "For His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness." 1 Peter 1:3



Meet the Team: College Engineering Tutors

Hello! My name is Lana and I will be updating you on the college engineering tutors team this summer. We will be in Batangas City in the Philippines!

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING:  Our original plans have changed so as far as what we will be doing that is up in the air still. The Philippines has changed their academic calendar to match America so most schools will be in summer school. We will keep you updated on how we will be ministering over the next two months as soon as we know.

TEAM MEMBERS
David is our humble leader. He just graduated in Civil Engineering from UAB. He will be staying an entire year in the Philippines with the Hands On program (so continue to pray for him even after Nehemiah Teams are over!)

Arden will be a senior at Ouachita Baptist University studying math and physics. She is fun-loving and will bring lots of laughter, truth, and encouragement to our team.

John will also be a senior but he is studying Mechanical Engineering at Arkansas State. He brings a lot of fun and whit to our team. Loves occasional playful banter.

Lana, I will be a junior at Louisiana Tech studying bio-medical engineering. This is my first international mission trip and I could not have picked a better team myself (the nerd jokes are already out of this world) 

PRAYER REQUESTS
  1. Please pray for safety as we begin our travels to the Philippines. Pray that we get through the airport safely and can begin our work with smooth transitions. 
  2. Please also pray for the people we will be encounter this summer. Pray for stirred hearts, changed lives, and for the Holy Spirit to do a mighty work in and through us this summer. 
Thank you for all the prayers and support this summer. We can not wait to see what God will do in the next two months!

Blessings,
Lana

Open Doors

Pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ...  COLOSSIANS 4:3


As teams share the Gospel through word and deed, pray that the Holy Spirit would prepare hearts to receive it.

TEAM of the DAY

Tip of the Spear

COUNTRY of the DAY

Cambodia

Meet the Team: Impact Cebu


This summer, eight young men will be setting out on a journey to take the Gospel to the lost in the Philippines. My name is Caleb. I will be serving alongside Aaron as co-team leaders for the Impact Cebu team.  God has set the people of the Philippines on the hearts of six others as well this summer. These young men are: CJ, Danny, Stedman, Jeremiah, Zac, and Jadon.  We know that God has brought us together for a purpose this summer. It is the heart of God to see His Kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. We have committed our summers to watch God make this happen. With the support of prayers and the lead of our God who goes before us, nothing will ever stop us.

-Caleb

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hasty Acclimation

To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.  1 CORINTHIANS 9:22-23

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?  ROMANS 8:32


Team members are now in their assigned ministry locations. New countries, new cultures, new foods, new languages, new time zones!!! Pray that team members would quickly acclimate to their new environments.

TEAM of the DAY

S. Thai ESL

COUNTRY of the DAY

Thailand

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Team Unity

"I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."  JOHN 17:23

"I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought."  1 CORINTHIANS 1:10

The teams will begin ministry soon after they arrive to their assigned countries. Pray that teams would be unified as they minister so that the love of Christ would be evident in all they say and do to the glory of the Father.

TEAM of the DAY

Mercy Midwives

COUNTRY of the DAY

Philippines

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Safe Travel

"It was the Lord our God himself who brought us...He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled."  JOSHUA 24:17

As the teams head to their places of ministry for the summer, please pray God's hand of protection as they travel. Pray for smooth transitions through airports, customs, and the various logistical challenges that may be associated with their travel abroad.


Each day of the prayer blog will feature specific prayer requests with Scripture as well as a "Team of the Day" and a "Country of the Day".