Mission Focus

Each week we are asking our congregation to be in prayer for one of our supported missionaries or local mission agency. This week we are asking everyone to bring John and Letha Kerl, our mission partners serving with the Evangelical Covenant Church as regional coordinators for the global work of our denomination in Europe and Russia, to God in prayer.

They recently shared the following prayer requests: 

  • An opportunity to reach out to the unchurched - the disillusioned and those estranged from the church in the United Kingdom—is on their hearts. Pray for funding to allow Rob Rife, a former worship pastor, to serve in Edinburgh with his wife as the Covenant’s first Serve Globally missionaries in the UK. Rob is at 85% of the needed commitments.
  • For their daughter, Katy, who is looking for a new job and would like to work for World Vision in refugee resettlement in Washington State. Her interview is this week.
  • For their son, Peter, facing some personal challenges.

Let’s also pray for John and Letha - for their awareness of God’s power in their ministry and in their lives; for good health and physical strength; for their marriage to remain healthy; for good, open and honest communication with all the personnel under their leadership throughout Europe; and for on-going discernment of God’s leading. Ask God to give them joy in their work and good insights as the leadership of our global missions work in the Covenant is in transition. We rejoice that they continue to be part of that leadership team.

The Kerls shared that they “are so THANKFUL for the love and support over the years” from our congregation.