Are you prayer warrior and want to know how you can pray for NBC, our current students or your fellow alumni? We value your prayers.  Here is a list of requests and praise items that have been shared recently.  These are updated every 3 months or as new updates are received. 

Do you need prayer or have an item of praise that you want others to share in?  Please email your praise and prayer requests to Include:

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NBC Students

PRAY for the students that they finish this semester well.
PRAY for a restful Christmas break and that they would be bold in sharing what they have been learning with family and friends, especially those who don't know the Lord.
PRAY that they would not fall back into old habits while at home but stay grounded in God's word and prayer.
(Posted December 10, 2018)

NBC Staff & Faculty

PRAY for faculty as they grade papers, assignments and exams.
PRAY for a relaxing and restful Christmas break with family friends.
PRAY for the faculty as they prepare course material for next semester.
(Posted Dec. 14, 2018)

Irvin & Mari Penner ('93)

PRAY as they work as house parents to students at La Huerta (school of missionary and pastor training in La Paz, Mexico), mentoring the students in life skills and responsibilities.
PRAY as they work with short-term ministry teams to serve in construction, evangelism and community service to a community called Marquis De Leon which has no power or running water and in need of proper housing.
PRAY for Jaxon as he continues homeschooling - wisdom and discernment for Mari and Irv and patience for Jaxon.
PRAY for new prayer and financial supporters.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

David & Nicole Guenther ('08)

PRAISE for the students who have been coming to David’s Saturday morning Bible Study. They are hungry for the fellowship and encouragement. Pray that the study would continue to be a source of encouragement to those who attend.
PRAISE for the family members who were able to come visit them in Taiwan during the fall.
PRAY for them as they raise their daughter Mary who has started to walk and climb and is into everything!
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Robert & Anne Wahl ('51)

PRAISE for his new marriage to Anne.
PRAY as they make their home in Saskatoon where they are active in various capacities including speaking in church occasionally.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Timothy & Laura Block ('14)

PRAISE for the great start to the fall programs that kids are attending and growing closer to God.
PRAISE for the enriching and restful time at the CCI conference in November.
PRAY for continued wisdom in knowing how to balance family and ministry.
PRAY for continued spiritual growth in the lives of the kids and youth who are attending AWANA, youth group and staff retreats.
PRAY for wisdom and skill in working in some of the new media roles and responsibilities Tim has at camp including setting up the website.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Larry & Gloria Rempel ('77)

PRAY for wisdom as Larry transitions into a part time associate pastor role.
PRAY for safety as he travels to Niger, Africa to visit church missionaries.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Dorothy (Wollf '86) & Ken Schmidt

PRAY for their daughter-in-law Kristen, as she will be undergoing brain surgery to remove a spot on her brain that will hopefully relieve the migraines she suffers from.
PRAY for Kristen and Justin as they have only been married since Sept. 2018 and are facing many challenges.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Denise (Young '00) & Darryl Rice

PRAY for Denise as she recovers from ACL surgery. Pray for patience through the healing process.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Janelle (Kroeker '01) & Rhys Lewis

PRAY for them as they jump into parenthood with their first child (a daughter) to be born the end of January.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Joe & Trudy (Reimer) Miller ('96)

PRAY for Joe as he recovers from a 5 bypass heart surgery.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Terry & Rosie (Dyck) Banman (’88)

PRAISE for the discipleship that is happening in the Wusuraambya tribe to another village - there were 44 testimonies of new believers.
PRAY for wisdom as they continue to disciple and teach, especially for Willis and his family (the main teacher) who is getting threats.
PRAY for wisdom and safety for Terry and the leaders as they deal with tribal fighting over land. Terry has spent much time at the police station dealing with it.
PRAY for Rosie’s mom who is in poor health.
PRAISE for the expected arrival in April of their first grandchild. Pray for their 4 children and grandchild.
(Posted December 17, 2018)


Krista (Smith '94) & Kevin Rideout

PRAISE for the great time with family and friends over Thanksgiving
PRAY for the finances to send a new Cessna plane to Niger.
PRAISE God that one of the planes has a new engine and is flying again.
PRAY for flexibility for hte SIMAIR team as the Niamey airport, where SIMAIR is based, is undergoing a multiyear modernization project.
PRAY for wisdom and safety flying during the next few months when the Harmattan winds off the Sahara desert can fill the air with dust, greatly reducing the visibility.
PRAY for their finances. They need another $400/month to reach full support.

(Posted Dec. 14, 2018)
Guillermo & Mary-Ann Reddekopp ('86)

PRAISE for the time they get to spend in Canada over Christmas with family and friends.
PRAY for the logistics to go back to La Paz, Mexico, mid-January to join the Transformados team.
PRAY for patience and wisdom as they work with the Mexican Consulate to process their paperwork which is a slow process.
PRAY for their finances and that they would be vessels of the Lord’s peace, joy and love as they wait for His provision. They need to raise their regular support as well as funds for language and cultural study as well as for a car and home.
(Posted Dec. 14, 2018)

Carl & Brenda Ens ('83)

PRAY for their Christmas Eve Candlelight services as they have been getting spiritual opposition over the last number of years from the community.
PRAY for the Nicaraguan family that Brenda has been ministering to - they go back to Nicaragua in January and the political situation isn’t good there right now.
PRAISE for the new Nicaraguan family that has moved to the area. They are believers and Carl and Brenda are excited to get to know them more.
PRAY for their trip to Cuba to visit pastors and churches. Pray for health and safety and that they will be a blessing to those they meet.
(Posted Dec. 14, 2018)

Nathan & Tasha Enns ('02)

PRAY for FirstStory (Ethnos Canada’s team working in Northern Canada) as they have their first field orientation in early 2019. Pray that the new folks would have a good time of preparation.
PRAY for their kids as they raise them for Christ. Cali has accepted Christ and has a tender heart but they need to be faithful and consistent in training her. Kane is young but seems to understand a little already.
PRAISE that the Ethnos website that Nathan develops gets high traffic. PRAY that God would use the stories and videos there to encourage people to get involved with the Great Commission.
(Posted Dec. 21, 2018)

Peter & Diane (Gruchy) Salmond ('76)

PRAY for good family times and connection while they are on home assignment until January.
PRAY for the sewing school that it will continue on a path of self-sufficiency with the people of Ryabega holding positions of leadership and teaching.
PRAY for Peter and Diane as they settle into a new role as mentors to the staff at the school and research government requirements for the school.
PRAY for the health concerns that have come up as they get older.
PRAY that God would provide their needed monthly level of financial support.
(Posted December 10, 2018)

Tony & Janet (Klassen) Ens ('86)

PRAY for wisdom for Brett in using his new levels of energy well and that his pain would subside more.
PRAY for more people to join the Northern Collective Church core team.
PRAY for the NCEM candidates as they build prayer and financial support teams and begin their areas of ministry.
PRAY for growth in the life of the new believer who was baptized recently.
PRAY for Justin as he is having challenges with health and housing in Calgary.
PRAY that God would use the Pain of the Heart videos to draw people to salvation and healing.
(Posted December 10, 2018)

Andrea Fehr ('14)

PRAISE that the Power to Change training in Calgary went well and for all that she learned.
PRAISE for the opportunity to take part in a missions trip to a closed country in East Asia.
PRAY for her financial support to go on the trip.
(Updated December 10, 2018)

Wes & Carol (Wiebe) Schellenberg ('82)

Thank you for praying for Matthew. He and his 3 friends have rented a home and are doing well.
PRAY for Wes as he continues to learn the new accounting programs.
PRAISE for the great church that they have settled into.
PRAY for good time with family over Christmas.
PRAY for the leaders of Avant Ministries and Camino Global as they guide the process of two historic missions uniting for greater Kingdom impact.
(Posted  December 10, 2018)

Abe & Debbie Koop ('67)

PRAISE for the great time visiting supporters in September and October and for those who hosted them and gave them a car to drive during their trip.
PRAISE for the great time at their family reunion in September being able to praise the Lord together.
PRAY for marriages that are going through rough times but PRAISE for those relationships that are being restored.
PRAY for Debbie’s home church as they morn the loss of their lead pastor.

(Posted Nov. 13, 2018)

Brendan & Helena Peters (’10)

PRAISE for the wonderful week of Vacation Bible School.
PRAISE for the support and generosity of others for their family.
PRAISE for people stepping up to fill roles at the church.
PRAY for a young family with four kids who suddenly lost their husband and father. They do not know God.
PRAY for Helena as she homeschools Liam
PRAY for good attendance for the Bible Studies happening this fall in the church.
PRAY for growth in friendships with people outside the church.
(Posted October 29, 2018)

Laurel (Abrahamson '82) & Tim Schroder
PRAISE that Laurel’s dad is alive and well after a downward turn in mid-September.
PRAY for the Pukapuki church as they continue to struggle in their walk with God.
PRAY for the APEC meetings that are being held in November in PNG.
PRAY that we will make good connections while on furlough.
PRAY for wisdom and direction as to where we should go after furlough.
(Posted October 29, 2018)
Bill & Janice Dyck ('79)
PRAY for confidence as their team leaders, Bruno and Kathleen Soucy, will be reassigned soon.
PRAY for the 6 pastoral support groups that are starting, that they would gel quickly and function well and for Bill as he prepares a retreat in November.
PRAY for Janice as she continues to teach music students.
PRAY for Goretty, the director of the foundation where Janice is teaching, as she battles cancer.
(Posted October 29, 2018)