Published On: Tue, Jul 14th, 2015

Ministry Update: ECS Ministries – July 6-13, 2015

ecs-logo300x300medDear Brethren

Thank you for continuing to pray for the many aspects of ECS Ministries.

Please remember to continue to pray for the workers in Ukraine, India, South Africa,Pakistan, Nepal, Jordan, and Egypt.

Prayer Items

Pray with us as we seek a new Executive Director to replace Rob Tyler who will be retiring next year.

Pray for the staff as ECS Ministries undergoes our annual external financial review.

Our Prison Coordinators are always in need of additional volunteers and funding. Pray that the Lord will encourage folk to become involved in this vital ministry.

Chaplain John Hoverson’s daughter Annie was involved in a car accident several weeks ago. She is doing better and will be released from the hospital this week. Continue to pray for her recovery. John and Andrea are back at home now. They appreciate your prayers during this time.
Oklahoma – Ron Goossen
Our final hearing for adoption of Josiah is set for 9:00 am on July 21, be in prayer that all will go well.

Esther Bradford is recovering from partial hip replacement surgery. “I am working very hard at prison ministry from my Rehab room. They bring my computer every morning to grade. I have no pain. God is so good.”

Pennsylvania – Tim Priano
The Priano family will be moving into a new home. Tim requests prayer that they get a buyer for their current home. Ministry related, Life’s Key is looking for additional support from churches and organizations. Pray as Tim arranges for presentations and opportunities.

Illinois – Dave Ganze
Pray for more workers to go in on Tuesday night’s visitations at Boone County and for detainees to continue to complete more courses.

South Africa – Dorothy Grieve
Pray for the ongoing problems with the Postal System and for some prison coordinators that are no longer being helpful.

Bulgaria – Markar Mardirossian
Pray for more people to help. “Praise the Lord, for we have good numbers of students and courses sent out so far this year.

Esther Bradford fell while at Bible Camp. She had successful partial hip replacement surgery on Saturday, the 27th. She has been able to stand and take a few steps. Please pray for continued strength as she goes through therapy.

Hoverson Family
Please continue to prayer for Anne’s healing and recovery from the car crash.

International Coordinator
Jim Fleming thanks you all for prayer over the past weeks as he and Sharon were in Europe at the 3 conferences. They grew from 30 Spanish speakers to 40 European workers and then over 700 at the Brethren conference on missions. The new contacts, the countless conversations, the discussions, and so many experiences for the good of ECS Ministries would take hours to recount. Pray that the Lord will continue what was started and bring about much fruit!

Islamic countries
Praise God that a repercussion of all the problems and uncertainties is that people are more spiritually tuned, and our directors in those countries are excited with the contacts they are making and the slow, but fruitful growth of the work for many of them. Pray for their safety as well as courage!

Spain – Gil Vargas
Praise for God’s help with the two Emmaus conferences held in Salamanca. Pray for God’s wisdom in helping keep together the Emmaus Northern Spain team; there is some discouragement. Pray for wisdom in helping counsel some couples with some serious problems.

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