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.

Feb 4 - Andrew Marchbanks

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.

Feb 11 - Sending Celebration

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.

Feb 18 - ASU Downtown

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.

Feb 25 - Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

Request Prayer Guide

Join us in praying for Arizona missionaries by requesting a printed copy or downloading a digital copy of the 2024 Missions Prayer Guide.

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.


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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