January 13 – January 19, 2020

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
-Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

Monday, January 13
Lord God, as we reflect on the verse above, You tell us not to be discouraged or worry. You urge us to be strong and courageous. You remind us that You are always with us wherever we go. We need You! Please infuse us with your confidence, strength, faith to trust You, and the boldness of lions to follow You into tough situations.

Tuesday, January 14
Pray for MAF Regional Directors who are at Nampa headquarters to meet with MAF missionary candidates and MAF leaders. Pray that they would have good connections, strategic collaboration, and safe travels home.

Wednesday, January 15
MAF is launching a new VBS program called SOAR! Take the love of Jesus to the ends of the earth. Please pray that this curriculum will introduce many children to the world of missions and into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Go to the official SOAR! website, www.maf.org/soar, for more information.

Thursday, January 16
Lift up Rob and Nancy Norwood, both teachers who are serving with MAF in Nyankunde, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nancy teaches first and second grade, while Rob provides computer support. Last fall they had to evacuate to Lesotho, Africa, due to an outbreak of the Ebola virus. They have since returned and are helping prepare for the arrival of a new missionary family to the team.

Friday, January 17
Ask the Lord to help MAF staff use their skills and resources to lead others to Christ.

Saturday, January 18
Lift up Erick and Joanna Paradizo, a pilot/mechanic family who are called to the mission field in Ecuador. While they care for the medical needs of their family, Erick is working in the Safety department at Nampa headquarters. Pray that the Lord will meet all of their needs as they face a series of medical procedures. Praise God for His faithfulness in their lives.

Sunday, January 19
Pray for MAF pre-field staff as they start to build their ministry partnership team and prepare for their overseas assignment.

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