This summer, SMU is sending out 7 teams to share the Gospel across the globe. Please be praying for them as they prepare to enter into the mission field!

 

Team Siberia

Team Leaders:

  • Colton White and Becca Cobb

Ministry Focus:

  • Relational ministry, discipleship, outreach to unreached, indigenous people group outreach

Team Verse:

  • Isaiah 55:10-11

Prayer Requests:

  • For the hearts of Russians and Buryat to be softened.
  • For proficiency in language learning for relationships.

  • For God to shape us into the team He wants for Siberia.

  • For team unity and passion for the gospel.

Team Nepal

Team Leaders:

  • Jeremy Lupinacci and Cassie Roberts

Ministry Focus:

  • Youth and college ministry, teaching in schools, village outreach

Team Verse:

  • 2 Corinthians 3:16-17

Prayer Requests:

  • For the hearts of the Nepali people to be unveiled from spiritual darkness.

  • For the chains of physical & spiritual bondage to be broken by the power of the Gospel.

  • That the Gospel would spread and reach those who have never heard it.

  • For God's name to be glorified to the ends of the earth

team croatia

Team Leaders:

  • Molli Kaptein and Kailey Wuethrich

Ministry Focus:

  • Refugee ministry, outreach to the Roma-women & children’s ministry

Team Verse:  

  • 1 Peter 1:3-6  

Prayer Requests:

  • For God to break down Muslim-Christian barriers.

  • For boldness in proclaiming the Gospel.

  • For team unity and for safety while traveling and while in the country.

Team China

Team Leaders:

  • James Stinson and Caela Lunde

Ministry Focus:

  • Evangelism through relationship building, teaching/tutoring, orphan care, camp ministry

Team Verse:

  • 1 John 4:10-12

Prayer Requests:

  • For team unity.

  • For us to be a light to the Chinese people through our actions, and through our Christ-centeredness as a team.

  • For the Lord to soften the hearts of the people.

  • For safety in sharing the Gospel in a closed country.

Team macedonia

Team Leaders:

  • Daniel Kohn and Katy Kwan  

Ministry Focus:  

  • Partnering with a local church teaching English classes, children’s ministry, and sports outreach

Team Verse:  

  • Psalm 46:10-11

Prayer Requests:

  • For sensitive hearts of the people to receive the Gospel for what it is.

  • That our team would rely on the Holy Spirit’s guidance in building friendships and engaging in meaningful conversations with the people.

  • For strength for the local believers as they sustain the church plants and pursue their long-term goal of making disciples in Skopje.

  • For safety and good health for the team during travel and throughout ministry.

Team East Africa

Team Leaders:

  • Jeremy Closs and Bree Fernando

Ministry Focus:

  • Soccer ministry, children’s ministry, relational ministry in slums

Team Verse:

  • Colossians 4:2-6

Prayer Requests:

  • For team unity.

  • For God to prepare our hearts so that ours align with His heart for this trip.

  • That barriers would be broken between us and the people we encounter and that we can build relationships with them.

  • That our focus be on worshipping the Lord through every one of our actions.

Team Italy

Team Leaders:

  • Spencer Thompson and Amanda Hockett

Ministry Focus:

  • Evangelism ministry with college students

Team Verse:

  • Romans 10:13-15

Prayer Requests:

  • For God to be glorified and that gospel proclamation would become a passion among our team and the believing Italians.

  • For our team and the Italian believers to have boldness in starting conversations by setting aside our own desires, comfort, and insecurities.

  • That God would break through the lies and apathy among both the Italians and our team.

  • That our words and deeds would overflow from the grace and love God has shown us.