Mark & Jessica Stucky – Sapiranga
September 8 -17 we will be flying to Forta-leza for the annual BGFM Field Conference. On Sunday the 9th, Mark will have the great joy of preaching at the Pajuçara Church, founded by Grandpa Sam Stucky. What a privilege to preach at this church, which continues to faithfully preach the gospel on to the third generation now, especially as we are just now preparing to have our First Sunday service here in Sapiranga! Pray that God would continue to powerfully work through the faithful preaching of His Word to build up His church.
Dan & Linda Anderson – Executive Director
Dan will be traveling to Brazil September 6th through the 18th. Please pray for meetings with the leadership team and then our annual Field Bible Conference.
Adam & Hosanna Lancaster – Maceió/US
We are going to be on a two week trip visiting two churches. Shortly after returning, we’ll be setting out again to spend a month in the Wyoming area; we will be staying at Frontier School of the Bible. Pray for safety and that we would have profitable visits.
Wendell & Florence Ann Hayden – Retired
Please pray for the Good News Club ministry in public schools in the Kansas City area that is under spiritual attack at the start of a new year. Our director is receiving reports, nearly every day, with requests for help with a problem or challenge preventing an already-established club from starting again. Pray that God would overrule the enemy's efforts, give wisdom to deal with each problem, and that He would be glorified in each situation. Ask Him to give us another year of eternal fruit for His kingdom. Thank you for praying.
Roger & Crystal Johansen – Maceió
Please pray for the salvation of Katia and her two daughters. Pray for a men's outreach (that hearts would be open to the gospel), and for the conference at Pacoti (10 - 17) to go well.
Ellie Driesenga – Sapiranga
Praise the Lord for the beginning of the Ministério Bíblico de Sapiranga (Sapiranga Biblical Ministry church plant) in August. Please pray as we continue to plan and grow with our core group this month. Also pray we would find a location to meet as we get set up to begin regular Sunday church services at the end of this month.
Philip & Rachel Stucky – Campo Bom
The Lord has blessed the Campo Bom Church family with a new, more centrally located building. Pray for a smooth transition and that the believers in the church will take advantage of opportunities to share the gospel of Christ in the new neighborhood.
Dave & Connie Johnson – Piedmont Int’l University
Praise that Connie has obtained her American citizenship. Praise for those enrolled in the online master's program for equipping Brazilian believers to serve God more effectively. Pray for more prospective students. Our goal is to trans-late 8 more courses before year-end. Pray and praise for those helping in various capacities. Pray for Connie's ongoing knee problems and for two passport renewals being processed.
Larry & Ruth Lipka – Retired
Praise the Lord with us for: our safe trip to Brazil, the provision of a house to rent for Marcus and Renee, the safe arrival of Joao (John) Marcus on August 10th, and the safe arrival of Bonnie, Ruth's sister. Bonnie has supported us since 1967 so it is a blessing for her to see what the Lord is doing in Ceara. Pray that we will be an encouragement to those we are able to visit.
Chris & Jana Disler – Finance Director
Thank you for your prayers for Karissa's surgery, she is healing well. Her next checkup is in November. Pray for David, as he takes a computer technology course at the local vocational school, that he would do well and be a good witness for Christ. Katherine, Chris and David all share birthdays in September. Thank you for your prayers for our family.
David & Erin Bomboy- Missionary Appointees
Please pray for continued focus, direction, and wisdom as we are applying for our visas and preparing to go to Southern Brazil in January. Pray for our health, strength, & safety while we are still traveling for deputation. Pray for good meetings, as we visit churches and are at several missions conferences this fall. Praise the Lord; He has continued to supply every need.
Birch Teele – BGFM Intern
Pray that I would adjust well to living in a new culture. Pray that I would place my full trust in God as I begin to face new challenges.
Al & Nadine Pierschbacher – Fortaleza/Pacoti /US
Praise the Lord for great ministry opportunities during our 4 months in the States and for over 18,000 miles of safe travel. We were not able to see all of our supporters and supporting churches but are hoping to see those of you we missed when we return! Pray for a great BGFM Conference at New Hope and pray that the messages, fellow-ship, and special family time will encourage and bless the work of God in Brazil, Portugal, and reach the world. Pray for us as we adjust to ministry back in Brazil and that we will have wisdom in training our Brazilian leadership and great opportunities to reach out and plant churches in the 5-county area around us. Pray for Birch Teele, our FSB intern, as he learns Português and adjusts to ministry in Pacoti and Brazil. Pray for health, strength, and thankful hearts as we exalt, evangelize, educate, and edify God’s people.
Joe & Jeanie Stucky – Mossoro
Pray for Wigena who seems to have lost her first love. She has missed church often, claiming to be ill. Yet on other days she is well enough to socialize with friends, take her young daughter to the mall, to swimming class and ballet lessons. Pray for her to get her eyes back on Jesus and let Him control her life. Pray for her sister Wenia who also professes to be a believer. The two of them don't get along well and it is a poor testimony to their unsaved parents and other family members.
Ron & Nancy Johnson – Antioch Bible Institute
Praise the Lord for continued opportunities to share the Lord with our neighbors. We are also thankful for the privilege of doing some translation work for meetings, literature, and ongoing counseling. Please continue to pray for the salvation of Geraldo, Monica, Joe, Bia Fernando, Alan, Lilliane and others.
Harold & Ruth Green – Retired
September 2nd marks our 49th year anniversary since arriving on the shores of Brazil with three small children eager to be a part of BGFM's church-planting team. The Lord's goodness and faithfulness have gone before us, even amidst our failures before Him.
Even now, on a volunteer basis, the Lord provides unique opportunities to serve our mission body. We are also truly grateful to the Lord that each of our children are very actively involved in their respective church bodies.
Jerry & Bev Lehrman – Antioch Bible institute
This month we are grateful for opportunities to be encouraged in our ministry. Sept-
ember 10 -17 we were blessed to be together with fellow BGFM missionaries at our annual Field Conference. September 25-28 is a Biblical Counseling seminar, which we have attended for several years, and which has challenged us in our work here in northeast Brazil.
Bill & Sandi Graf – BGFM Rep’s (RGBI)
This month we will be on the West Coast, mainly visiting family. We both have many unsaved family members, and others who are not living the Christian life they profess. Please pray with us for them. Pray too, that others we encounter in our travels will be challenged and encouraged to serve the Lord around the world.
The BGFM Board of Directors will be meeting on September 27. Please pray for wisdom as we work through expansion into new fields and the addition of a number of missionaries as Brazil Inland Mission is merging with us.
SIBIMA Seminary – Fortaleza
Praise for a good beginning of the second semester. Pray for the Biblical Counseling seminar to be held Sept 25-28.
Priscila School – Teacher Training for Women
We are making plans for the session next January. Pray as the teachers prepare their materials. Pray also for a good number of students (we would like to have 50-60).
Lucy Jane Lieb – Fortaleza
My two daughters are doing well. Pray for the opportunities that Andrezza has for witnessing to her unsaved classmates at Fametro, where she is studying dentistry.
BGFM Executive Director and Finance Director
Dan and Chris will be visiting Brazil in the next month or so to visit the fields of missionaries joining BGFM through the merger with Brazil Inland Mission. They will be in the states of Saõ Paulo and Bahia. The ministries include church planting, seminaries and Christian camping.
Diego & Vanessa Lacerda - Deputation
Praise the Lord for provision of 86% of their support as they have shared in dozens of Brazilian churches. Pray for their move to southern Brazil early in 2019.
We appreciate your prayers. Thank you!