Missions Prayer Guide

Praying for Arizona Missionaries

Read the stories of Arizona Southern Baptists who are serving around the world, living out their faith. You can download bulletin inserts and PowerPoint slides to share with your church family.

May 5 - John & Wanne Dina

John and Wanne have been serving for over 30 years with the IMB, the previous 29 years in Mozambique. They began a new assignment in late 2023 as leaders for the Training Team for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and are now stationed in Nairobi, Kenya.

May 12 - Skip & Kathy Ford*

Skip and Kathy, and their two daughters, serve in the United Kingdom as part of the IMB’s “Euro Diaspora” team. Their team works to reach overseas immigrants, to strengthen local churches and to help them gain a vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.

May 19 - Sylvia Miller & Andrew Miller

Arizona State University West is one of four ASU campuses that has a Christian Challenge AZ chapter. Sylvia Miller and Andrew Miller (no relation) serve as our Campus missionaries to ASU West.

May 26 - Sam Castro

Sam Castro leads the Christian Challenge chapter at Arizona Western College in Yuma. Located in the sunny, southwest corner of the state, Arizona Western College supports the Yuma and La Paz communities with over 170 degrees and certificates.

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Weekly Reminders

Each week we will send an email that highlights this week's prayer focus. It will also include links to the bulletin insert and PowerPoint slide that you can use with your church to engage them in praying for Arizona missionaries.

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David has served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Mission Network of Southern Baptists (AZMN) for the past ten years. AZMN is a network of 470 Southern Baptist churches.

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Monty joined the Arizona Mission Network Executive Team in 2023 as Associate Executive Director, working side-by-side with Dr. David Johnson.

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Marc came to Christian Challenge (CC) Collegiate Ministries in 1989 as campus missionary with the Northern Arizona University chapter. In August 2020, Marc became the Christian Challenge State Director.

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Brandon Barrios, along with his wife and 4 children are planting Way Family Church in Littletown — a hard-to-reach community in Tucson.

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Doug and Cheryl have been serving over 30 years in Thailand. Although a physician by trade, Doug’s greatest passion is sharing Christ with the many unbelieving Thais (mainly Buddist) he encounters daily. Cheryl is the head of Thai Country Trim, a company that makes handmade Christmas ornaments sold around the globe.

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As a Christian Challenge missionary, Andrew Marchbanks is making disciples at Arizona Christian University in Glendale. This chapter of Challenge is unique in that Andrew is reaching out to a population that mostly professes Christ.

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Each year the International Mission Board hosts several Sending Celebrations throughout the country to gather
Southern Baptists to worship together, pray and send out Southern Baptists’ newest missionaries.

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Arizona State University Downtown is one of four ASU campuses that has a Christian Challenge AZ chapter. Andrew Smith and Ellie Lambert serve as campus missionaries to ASU Downtown and are members of Mercy Hill, the partner church for this campus.

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The Missions Team of the Arizona Mission Network’s Convention Council approved the development of a partnership between Arizona Southern Baptists and IMB Missionaries that are part of its Sub-Sarahan Africa Affinity.

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Throughout the Southern Baptist Convention, the week of March 3-10 has been designated as a national Week of Prayer for The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO). This offering is the primary way Southern Baptists fund missions in North America.

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Pray for Arizona Baptists who are serving with the International Mission Board in a region that has over 500 unengaged, unreached people groups. This is an area of extravagant wealth and extreme poverty. More refugees come from this region than any other place in the world.

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First Southern Baptist Church, Kingman, is the partnering church for the Christian Challenge chapter at Mohave Community College (MCC). Established in 1970, MCC offers more that 60 degrees and certificate options.

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Jack and Rachel completed their IMB training in September 2023 and are now serving in Johannesburg. Jack is using his accounting skills to provide financial help to missionaries in their Affinity. Although he is serving in an administrative position, Jack knows that whatever the task, God’s will is for all believers to share the Gospel and make disciples.

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Josue is the Hispanic Ministries Facilitator for the Arizona Mission Network of Southern Baptists. As a Facilitator, Josue is involved in meetings with pastors from around the state, both prayer gatherings and in working sessions, with the purpose of aiding in furthering the work that God has entrusted to them.

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Brandon and Maddie Reimus serve as Christian Challenge campus missionaries on ASU’s Tempe campus. ASU is the largest university in Arizona, with almost 80,000 students, most of whom attend the Tempe campus. Students from all over the world come to study a wide option of majors to further their careers and futures. Brandon and Maddie, along with their partnering church, Church on Mill, help equip college students to share their faith on campus, disciple students, and mobilize servant leaders and missionaries.

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Ethan and Jasmine, and their two daughters, have been living in Southeast Asia for over 16 years, serving in the same city, building relationships. They lead their team of missionaries to be effective communicators of the Gospel in very hard-to-reach areas.

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Nate serves with International Mission Board, as the West Region Church and NextGen Mobilization Strategist. He serves local churches and NextGen leaders throughout the West, championing, coaching, connecting, and creating opportunities for local churches and college students to join Jesus on His mission.

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Pete and Susan partner with a local believer in a very unchurched/unreached area in southern Taiwan. They share the Gospel via kids camps in the summer and winter, and throughout the year they help elementary and junior high students with their English.

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