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 jason@nipawin.org. Include:

  • Name (plus your maiden name while you were a student)
  • Spouse's name
  • Years you started attending at NBC
  • Prayer item
NBC Students

PRAISE for the 15 three & four year graduates and for those students who received their Foundations for Life Certificate (1 year) and Christian Ministries Diploma (2 year).
PRAY that they would continue to seek opportunities to grow and put their faith in action during the summer, connecting with churches and small groups to be encouraged in their faith.
PRAY for wisdom and direction as they look for jobs and ministries for the summer.
PRAY for wisdom about future plans - more education or jobs.

NBC Staff & Faculty

PRAY for faculty as they grade papers, assignments and exams.
PRAY that they would continue to grow and be strengthened in their own walks with the Lord as they encourage and teach the students.

Walter & Cindy (Sanders) Selke ('85)

PRAISE for God's grace as Walter & Cindy traveled to visit the missionaries from coast to coast across Canada over the past two years.
PRAY for upcoming leadership/board meetings in June and a General Staff conference in August- for wisdom and unity.
(Posted May 21, 2019)

Destiny Sawatzky ('15)

PRAY as she prepares to serve in Kotido, Uganda with Africa Inland Mission for the next year starting Sept. 9. She will be homeschooling the three daughters (ages 3-7) of missionaries, Paul & Helen Shepherd.
PRAY for courage in unfamiliar situations and for love of the people.
PRAY for her finances - she needs to raise almost $17,000 by August.
PRAISE how God has been leading her to this point.
(Posted May 21, 2019)

Matthew & Ashley (Steppan) Thiessen ('01)

PRAY as they have a very busy summer of work ahead and trying to juggle that with having two active boys and another child on the way.
PRAISE God for his provision in the past and pray for continued provision in the future.
(Posted May 21, 2019)

Laura-Anne Drake ('07)

PRAY as she gears up for 2 weeks of Faith Mission Camp in Southern Ontario and 6 Weeks of VBS in Eastern Ontario.
(Posted May 21, 2019)

Terry & Rosie (Dyck) Banman (’88)

PRAISE for safe and healthy delivery of their new grandson (daughter Kara and Julian’s child).
PRAISE for the time spent in Canada with family and friends.
PRAY as they need to build 3 new duplexes in PNG for the new large missionary families serving with them. They will need to raise about $225,000CDN for materials and workers.
(Posted May 21, 2019)

Carl & Brenda Ens ('83)

PRAISE for the opportunity to share the true Easter story with the grade 2 children at Red Earth School. PRAY as they will be back on June 2 as well as from July 22-25 to share the Gospel with the kids of both Red Earth and Shoal Lake Reserves.
PRAY for the services and the current Bible study on the book of James that take place in Alysham. With the warmer weather, the numbers are increasing.
PRAY as they continue to minister to the Nicaraguan families who are moving to the area by helping them learn English and through gardening.
PRAY for their drama and camp ministry throughout the summer.
(Posted May 21, 2019)

Irvin & Mari Penner ('93)

PRAY as they need to raise their financial support.
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 as they go to a small village called Cacalotepec in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico from May 15-June 15.
PRAY as they go deeper into Mexico and it will be harder to connect with Leah in Canada if needed.

(Posted May 21, 2019)

Bill & Janice Dyck ('79)

PRAISE for a good visit with their children who visited them in Bolivia.
PRAISE for the progress of the ministries they are involved in Bolivia and that their language skills are improving.
PRAY for a team retreat June 1-8 in Guatemala and the Global Baptist Peace Conference July 15-20 that Bill will do a workshop at.
PRAY for safety as they have a lot of travel coming up.
PRAY for their home assignment plans in September-December and for their Visa renewal.
PRAY for co-worker Goretty as she is fighting cancer and for the health of Janice’s mom.
PRAY for their financial support.
(Posted May 2, 2019)

Laurel (Abrahamson '82) & Tim Schroder

PRAY for wisdom as they seek to visit with villagers who no longer come to church.
PRAY for the teachers and leaders in PNG that they would follow the Holy Spirit’s leading an work in the Lord’s strength.
PRAY for material needs for ministry: lesson books, Bibles, guitars.
PRAY for their Sunday school and ladies’ meetings, weekly morning devotion time that people would come out and they would have wisdom to lead.
PRAY for the literacy program that they would have leaders and materials to help adults learn to read their Bible.
(Posted April 26, 2019)

David & Nicole Guenther ('08)

PRAISE that Nicole’s pregnancy is going well and that their daughter Mary is healthy.
PRAISE for opportunities to continue learning and working on his Masters as he teaches.
PRAY for safety and a smooth transition for their family as they move back to Canada.
PRAY for rest as they feel very busy.
PRAY for the students who took par in a spiritual retreat that they would impact other students at Morrison (School in Taiwan).
(Posted April 26, 2019)

Tony & Janet (Klassen) Ens ('86)

PRAY for wisdom and patience for Brett in using his new levels of energy well and continued improvement in health.
PRAY for the BC youth group as they prepare for children’s ministry in Pelly Crossing, NWT in July and for a space to open up to run the ministry.
PRAISE for the growth in the lives of 2 ladies that Janet is leading in Bible Study.
PRAY for wisdom for Northern Collective Church’s (NCC) core team in developing a discipleship plan and in building relationships with the new people attending.
PRAY for staff that are looking for new jobs after the change in management for the Centre of Hope.
(Posted April 2, 2019)

Josiah & Anne Jisca Meyer ('03)

PRAISE for the opportunity to give their pastor a time of rest as Josiah pastored their church for 2 months.
PRAISE for the opportunities to open their home to Bible studies and parties where good times of connection, fun and fellowship happened.
PRAISE for the high attendance at the campus Bible studies where deep sharing and community have been happening.
PRAY for their monthly support. They are at 84%.
PRAY as their kids grow and they homeschool.
(Posted April 3, 2019)

Caylea Selke ('11)

PRAISE for the many connections made at Millar’s Missions Conference.
PRAY for the Healing Hearts Youth Leaders as they continue to teach and mentor.
PRAY for her as she mentors and works with a young lady and as they go through the books of Leviticus and Matthew.
PRAY for continued support. She is at 39%.
(Posted March 12, 2019)

Janelle (Kroeker '01) & Rhys Lewis

PRAISE for the arrival of a beautiful baby girl born in January.  Pray for them as they jump into parenthood with their first child.
(Updated Marc 12, 2019)

Andrea Fehr ('14)

PRAISE that she is joining the staff of Power to Change full time after the summer.
PRAY for her financial support as it is a scary and challenging prospect for her to raise her own funds. Pray that she will trust the Lord to provide and to help her in the process.
(Updated March 12, 2019)

Guillermo & Mary-Ann Reddekopp ('86)

PRAISE that Guillermo’s and the kids’ passports and Mexican birth certificates and MaryAnn’s Temporary Residence Visa came through.
PRAISE for Lavinia’s (daughter) step in baptism and that God is growing each member of the family in their walks with Him.
PRAISE that much of their financial support has been brought in.
PRAY that they would clearly hear God’s voice and obey as they rejoin Transformados in La Paz, Mexico.
(Posted March 12, 2019)

Nathan & Tasha Enns ('02)

PRAY for Gracia Burnham and the team in NZ late March and early April.
PRAY for Kane (3 yr old son) who is close to understanding the Gospel.
PRAY for Tasha’s pregnancy - going well. PRAISE that she was able to find a family doctor.
PRAISE for how God has been supplying their needs - friends, house, financial support, ways to serve Him.
(Posted March 12, 2019)

Abe & Debbie Koop ('67)

PRAISE for the interest in Bible translation and the contacts that Abe and Debbie are making.
PRAY for upcoming opportunities to share with students at Emmanuel Bible College during Missions Week, March 4-8.
PRAY for the “Grounds for Translation” coffee event with a Toronto young adults group that the Koops will be leading.
PRAY for the continued need for more translations into the languages that don’t have a Bible yet and for the work that translation organizations like Wycliffe are doing.

(Posted March 1, 2019)

Allan Kreller ('01)

PRAY for Prairie’s Explore program which will be based out of Frontier lodge for the first half of the semester as they learn and study.
PRAISE for the good consistent meetings with his manager.
PRAY for the gym nights at the nearby reserves as they interact with the kids.
PRAY for his financial situation.
PRAY for his parents, sister and brother-in-law as they serve on a short term missions trip in Mexico until Feb. 10.
(Posted February 5, 2019)

Brendan & Helena Peters (’10)

PRAY for Helena as she steps out of her comfort zone to lead worship every other month.
PRAY as they look into starting a partnership with a senior’s home in Boyle where preschoolers and seniors meet once a month to participate in crafts and music together.
PRAY for Helena as she walks with a new believer through a painful marital situation.
PRAY for Brenden to continue to listen to the Holy Spirit for sermon direction and where he should serve.
PRAY for continued progress for the boys in their Bible and Catechism memory work.
(Posted February 5, 2019)