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 that the students would be disciplined in their personal time with the Lord, homework and other responsibilities.  Pray that they would learn more about the Lord and grow closer to Him in these times.
PRAY for a wise use of their time during Christmas and that they wouldn't fall back into old bad habits.
(Posted Dec. 20)

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.
PRAY for the NBC student life staff, that God would give them the words to say, the heart to care, the wisdom to know what’s right, and the courage to act on it. Pray that God would glorify His name in them and in the lives of the students they serve.

Abe & Debbie Koop ('67)

PRAISE for the time spent in Vancouver with their daughter, Ellen, in December and time spent with the Koop family in January, celebrating milestones (a brother’s 80th birthday).
PRAISE that Abe’s Canadian Citizenship was approved and became an official citizen in February.
PRAY as they anticipate retiring from missions work at the end of 2020 and make preparations to do so.
PRAY as hey will be traveling throughout Canada and the US in March and April.
(Posted March 9, 2020)

James & Karina (Gradin) Witherow ('05)

PRAY as James settles into his new role as lead pastor in Meadow Lake, SK. Praise for all the help they had as they moved and how God worked in selling their Nipawin home.
PRAY as they travel with their church team to Mexico April 9-18 with Envision Canada. Pray for the booking of flights and for the Fiesta Fundraiser to raise money for the trip (being held on March 15). Pray that the team will resist the enemy’s attacks on the team and their families.

(Posted March 9, 2020)

Colin & Miranda Miekle ('00)

PRAY for Miranda’s on-going health issues and for wisdom and revelation for them and their doctors to find out what her condition is.
PRAISE for the many friends who came alongside their family during Miranda’s hospital stay in February.
PRAISE for the opportunity Miranda had to share the Gospel and minister to the lady who shared her hospital room who had very little family or visitors.
PRAISE that they were able to find a daycare for their youngest son.
PRAY that they would be able to balance home/ministry/rest needs.
(Posted March 9, 2020)

Guillermo & Mary Ann Reddekopp ('86)

PRAISE for God’s faithfulness to provide for all their needs as they settled into their ministry with the Transformados Team in La Paz, Mexico.
PRAISE that God is teaching them much about His goodness, faithfulness and love.
PRAY for continued focus on God and that they will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading in everything they do.
PRAY that they would be faithful as they learn to hear God’s words and see His heart for the world.
PRAY for their team as they look to the future of Transformados and for the Thiessen family as they moved back to Canada.
(Posted March 9, 2020)

Terry & Rosanne (Dyck) Banman ('88)

PRAY for the chronological Bible lessons Terry is leading a group of men in, that they would understand clearly and choose to believe God’s Word.
PRAY for the remote village that Terry was sent to assess would soon receive missionaries to teach them the Gospel in their own language.
PRAISE for the Simbari New Testament translation work that was completed and for the work by the Ogg family.
(Posted March 9, 2020)

Gordon & Carole Sawatzky '71

PRAISE for their time in Uganda visiting friends this past week.
PRAY for their adopted son, Dunyi, as he recovers from TB in January and deals with the death of his wife, Martha.
PRAY for funds for the Suri (Kacipo-Balesi) New Testament translation project.
PRAY for their trip to Ethiopia February 14-20 to visit Dunyi, and the Wycliffe team there.
PRAY for Gordon as he travels and co-facilitates several Freedom to Lead training seminars on Spiritual Leadership: Feb. 9-14 - Koinonia-AIM leadership meetings; Feb. 23-27 Embakasi, Nairobi; Mar. 1-7 Mohoroni (Tindaret), Kenya.
(Posted February 12, 2020)

Nathan & Natasha (Ginther) Enns ('02)

PRAY for wisdom as they try to make the best of their time especially in the times when they can’t see the value of their contributions.
PRAY for God’s call to be missionaries for kids and youth coming to learn about missions this summer.
PRAISE for the mechanic who fixed our van and friends who lent their extra car.
PRAISE for the people preparing to be trained as missionaries in the Fall of 2020.
(Posted February 12, 2020)

Carl & Brenda (Dyck) Ens ('83)

PRAISE for the unity and ministry they had as they joined the Assist Canada team in Cuba working to bring hope and encouragement to the churches of Cuba.
PRAY for Pastor Santiago and his wife Maura in Bayamo City Cuba as they minister to the children there.
PRAISE for the funds to build a church structure for the Santa Rosa Mission Cuba church.
PRAY for their ministry at the Red Earth kids club in March, and in Aylsham with church services, Bible Studies, Awana and reaching their community and beyond with the love of Jesus.
(Posted February 12, 2020)

Brenden & Helena Peters ('10)

PRAISE for those who have been coming to the events and programs that their family and the church have been putting on.
PRAY that they would be diligent in discipling their children as much as those in the community.
PRAY for wisdom and direction for our upcoming church AGM.
PRAY for their financial support. They are blessed by those who generously support them in prayer and funds.

(Posted March 9, 2020)

Josiah & Anne Jisca Meyer ('03)

PRAY as they take a time of rest from missions (starting January 30) and have moved back to Red Lake, ON.
PRAY as Josiah begins work in a secular job.
PRAY that they would continue to be faithful in their lives, in their family and in their local church.
PRAISE for all those that have supported them through prayer and finances.
(Posted January 20, 2020)

Walter & Cindy (Sanders) Selke ('85)

PRAY for strength and creativity to share the vision for NCEM and Healing Hearts Ministries with churches, students and others who God may call to participate in the work of cross-cultural ministry.
PRAY for wisdom as they are responsible for many missionaries. Pray for spiritual awakening among First Nations and the Gospel to be proclaimed with boldness.
(Posted January 20, 2020)

Laurel (Abrahamson) & Tim Schroder '82

PRAY as they move to Port Moresby, PNG to take over the Gov. Rep. Ministry for NTM where they handle the work permit and visa applications of PNG missionaries, deal with the government, meet new or departing missionaries and oversee several guest houses.
PRAY that Alfons, Tony and Seth will work well together on the teaching and leadership team and that they will seek the Holy Spirit as they encourage the believers in Pukapuki.
PRAY for the 27 young people who are looking to be baptized and for wisdom and discernment for the leaders as they meet with these individuals.
(Posted January 8, 2020)

Bill & Janice Dyck '79

PRAISE for their support team.
PRAY for their return to Bolivia on Jan. 23 and that they would settle back into their ministries.
PRAISE God for a safe and successful home assignment and all the encouragement they received.
PRAY for their personal financial support and the funds needed for Bolivian projects and field staff.
(Posted January 8, 2020)

Andrea Fehr ('14)

PRAISE for how God is working on the UofS campus through the Power2Change ministry.
PRAY for the discipleship group she leads as the people in her group continue to learn and grow in their faith and seek to share it with others.
PRAY that God will bring a deeper desire and knowledge of Himself to the students.
PRAY that those students dealing with questions, pain and confusion would seek God for the answers, and would have Christian friends to walk with them.
(Updated March 9, 2020)

Nathan & Natasha (Ginther) Enns ('02)

PRAY for wisdom as they try to make the best of their time especially in the times when they can’t see the value of their contributions.
PRAY for God’s call to be missionaries for kids and youth coming to learn about missions this summer.
PRAISE for the mechanic who fixed our van and friends who lent their extra car.
PRAISE for the people preparing to be trained as missionaries in the Fall of 2020.
(Posted March 9, 2020)

Kevin & Krista (Smith '94) Rideout

PRAISE that the Cessna 210 plane has arrived safely in Niger. Pray that God would use it for His glory to transport missionaries and church works in order to share the Gospel.
PRAY for wisdom as they now have to reassemble the plane and then for all the inspections and standards that they have to achieve to use the plane in their ministry.
(posted March 9, 2020)

David and Nicole Guenther '08

PRAY for them as seek to provide the best care for their new son, James, who was born with what they believe is hypochondroplasia (his legs are shorter than is common). Pray against any stigma that he may receive from the Taiwanese people who abort any babies who have genetic problems.
PRAY for the student run youth group that the current leaders would find replacements and that David could continue to guide the group to connect students with the Living Word of God.
PRAY that David would be able to teach students more who God is in every area of study he teaches.
PRAY for time management as David will be taking more online courses.
(Posted January 8, 2020)