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

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 semester break (Nov. 10-17) and that they wouldn't fall back into old bad habits.
PRAY for perseverance to finish the semester well.
(Posted Nov. 8)

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)

PRAY for Mainor and Jocelyn, collegues who have been invited to join the Bible translation ministry in Mexico who will need a support team to pray and provide financially for them.
PRAY for the ATEK volunteers who work with the Cusco Quechua speaking church in Peru as they begin working with the North American church, for a smooth transition from their funding relationship with Wycliffe.
PRAY for wisdom and finances for AIDIA as they determine which of the 4(of 7) language groups in Peru are in greatest need of the Scriptures.
PRAY for Marco and Laura and their family in Bogota, Columbia as they serve in youth and children’s ministries.
(Posted December 06, 2019)

Tony & Janet (Klassen) Ens ('86)

PRAISE for the engagement of their son, Chris, to Angela. They will be married in July 2020.
PRAY for Brent and Jodi Ristau with Ethnos Canada and the 12-15 adults who are attending the Establish 101 Bible course in Whitehorse that God would transform minds.
PRAISE for the improvements in their son Brett’s health over the last months and that he is able to work longer hours. Pray for daily strength.
PRAISE for the growth of numbers attending the Northern Collective Church. Pray for wisdom as they are close to outgrowing their rented space and that their would be spiritual growth.
PRAY for God’s continued blessing and growth of the ladies in the phone Bible study.
PRAY for their monthly support needs.
PRAY for 20 new NCEM missionaries in 2020.
(Posted December 6, 2019)

Wes & Carol (Wiebe) Schellenberg ('82)

PRAY for their daughter Amy as she settles into a new job after moving to Grande Prairie, AB. Pray that she makes friends and finds a church family.
PRAY for their son, Matthew, as he looks for a job in Calgary.
PRAY for final details of the merger between Camino Global Ministries and Avant Ministries.
PRAISE for the 2 new missionaries that were deployed in the fall. Pray for more missionaries.
PRAY for wisdom as they review priorities and make adjustments to the 2020 budget for the Avant Canada Service Centre.
PRAISE God for donations that come in December, allowing missionaries to finish in the black and expand their ministries.
(Posted December 6, 2019)

Andrea Fehr ('14)

PRAY for her continued monthly support needs as she works with Power to Change.
PRAY for the UofS students who are interested in joining a Power to Change Bible study or discipleship group. Pray that they will come to know Jesus more through these studies.
PRAY that God will make the Power to Change ministry aware of what He is doing.
PRAISE for the Relevant series that took place in October and for those who were impacted by it.
(Updated December 6, 2019)

Carl & Brenda (Dyck) Ens ('83)

PRAISE for the good time ministering in Manitoba and connecting with family and friends.
PRAY for the Red Earth School Bible Club that they lead at lunch hours. Pray that they children come to know the truth of Jesus. Their next club is Dec. 9.
PRAY for the Nicaraguan workers that they have been ministering to as they are back in Nicaragua - they would find God in the midst of difficulty.
PRAY for a Nicaraguan family they continue to minister to in Aylsham as they need encouragement.
PRAY for their missions trip to Cuba with Assist Canada, Jan. 17-Feb. 1, for health and safety for all as they minister to churches & pastors.
(Posted November 29, 2019)

Peter & Diane (Gruchy) Salmond '76

PRAY as they return to Rwanda in January 2020 to finalize areas of their service - they wish to finish their time of ministry there well.
PRAY as many of their ministries will be changing as they go there and they will be selling their house.
PRAY that they will be able to keep a slower work pace/schedule that allows for healing while working.
PRAY for rest: spiritually in the Lord; mentally in wisdom; physically in taking the needed breaks. This is a learning curve for them.
PRAY for their financial support to increase as they head back to Rwanda.
(Posted Nov. 29)

Erwin & Tammy (Friesen '90) Lutzer

PRAY for the strained and broken relationships within Tammy's immediate family and for strength to endure this road.  Also pray for her family members’ hearts to be drawn back to God.
(Posted Nov. 8, 2019)

Kevin & Krista (Smith '94) Rideout

PRAY for the New Life Center in Niger and Hadiza, the owner. This is a new ministry for children with disabilities to learn and grow as these are the ones who are often neglected in the country. Pray for wisdom and energy for those who care for them and that the children and their parents would be receptive to the Gospel.
PRAISE that the Cessna plane arrived safely in Niger, that it is operational and that the government has given authorization to SIMAIR to fly planes.
PRAY for the students of Sahel Academy as they volunteer weekly at different ministries in the city that God would work in and through them.
(posted Nov. 8, 2019)

Jason & Anita (Brundage) Boucher ('95)

PRAY for Morgan and Madison as parents and in their marriage that they would seek God first.
PRAY for Malachi as he studies at NBC that he comes to know God in a deeper way and is strengthened in his faith.
PRAY for Marybeth to enjoy school and activities she’s involved in. Pray for a heart for God.
PRAY for Jason and Anita as they navigate leadership, missions and family. Pray for wisdom, discernment and love.
PRAISE for God’s faithfulness over the years, for the great summer at Big River Bible Camp and that the Good News was proclaimed. PRAY that campers and staff would remember what they learned this summer.

(Posted Oct. 28, 2019)

Brenden & Helena Peters ('10)

PRAISE for God’s faithfulness and grace in providing so many supporters and opportunities.
PRAISE for a wonderful week of VBS in the summer.
PRAISE for the great teamwork from those working the church.
PRAY for the farmers and a good harvest this fall.

(Posted October 28, 2019)

Mike & Sharlene McDonald ('95)

PRAY for the 12 new students that have enrolled with La Huerta (La Paz, Mexico) and for the McDonalds as they meet with them regularly to pray and counsel them. Pray for their finances as they come to the Missions school in faith.
PRAY for their new coworkers, Ivan and Alma Martinez, as they join the staff at La Huerta and move to La Paz, pray for the finances needed.
PRAY for the finances to build on their new property for the school. They are waiting to build until God provides the finances so that they don’t go into debt.

(Posted October 4, 2019)

Terry & Rosie (Dyck) Banman (’88)

PRAY for Suwe, a man that Terry is leading through the book of Romans, that he would continue to grow in his knowledge and understanding of God’s word.
PRAY for the Bible teaching and outreach that is happening in the Guluwato village. The Wusuaraambya Bible teachers, Wilis, Josek, and Alek, have been faithful in hiking 6 hours 2x a week to teach.
(Posted October 4, 2019)

David & Nicole Guenther ('08)

PRAY that David would manage his time well as he teaches as there are many changes to the school: a new curriculum and grading system and a new schedule.
PRAY for the safe and healthy arrival of their baby. The doctors were concerned about his size but he seems to growing normally now. As many Taiwanese people abort babies with genetic mutations, pray that David & Nicole would be able to be a testimony of God’s design for human life.
PRAY for the youth Bible study that David leads on Saturday mornings and for the advisory role he has been asked to play in a student run youth group.
(Posted Sept. 18, 2019)

Gordon & Carole Sawatzky ('71)

PRAY as they seek to come alongside young African leaders through mentoring, coaching, teaching and training with African Inland Mission.
PRAY that they will have wisdom to know how to step back or initiate at the appropriate times.
PRAY for the many young African leaders whom the Father has brought across their paths
(Posted Sept. 18, 2019)

Colin & Miranda Meikle ('00)

PRAY as they continue to settle back into Canadian culture and life as they serve at home with WEC International. Pray for a family doctor to help with Miranda’s ongoing health issues.
PRAY that they would be a light in their neighbourhood as they meet their neighbours and parents of their children’s friends.
PRAY as they learn their role of training prospective missionary candidates for WEC that they would teach effectively with words but also model a vibrant faith.
PRAY for their continued financial support.
(Posted Sept. 18, 2019)

Walter & Cindy (Sanders) Selke ('85)

PRAY for the new candidates with NCEM and two new ones with Healing Hearts Ministries. They want to train and equip them well for serving in First Nations ministry.
(Posted Sept. 18, 2019)

Laura-Anne Drake ('07)

PRAY as she is involved with two youth groups and a kids club. Please pray that they and their family’s would come to know Jesus as their saviour and for wisdom for her as she works with them.
(Posted Sept. 18, 2019)

Bill & Janice Dyck ('79)

PRAY as they have a lot of travel as they visit with family, friends and supporters until December.
PRAY that the ministries they are involved with in Bolivia thrive in their absence.
PRAY that as they share in different churches and groups, People will be fired up to get involved in God’s mission.
PRAY for their continued financial support.
(Posted Sept. 18, 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 that she would have humility in serving, wisdom as she adjusts to the culture, and that God would give her a love for the people she will be living and working with.
PRAISE how God has been leading her to this point.
(Posted Sept. 18, 2019)

Laurel (Abrahamson '82) & Tim Schroder

PRAY for opportunities for the different churches to meet together to encourage and disciple each other. Many have to travel 2-5 days by canoe and walking though jungle to do so.
PRAY for the church planting effort that will be happening in the village of Pei (PNG) as the NTM missionaries share the Creation to Christ story there.
PRAY for the needs of the Lapilo center: more nurses for the medical clinic, for finances and people to build new housing for the new workers and for engineers to maintain the planes and helicopters.
PRAY for their family at home: Rylan and Amanda as Rylan looks for a fire-fighting job in Kitchener, ON; for Jesse, Ana and 2 children and one more due in November that they will seek the Lord’s voice in their lives; for Joanna as she completes her Advanced Care Aid program this year.
(Posted August 28, 2019)

Nathan & Tasha Enns ('02)

PRAISE for the safe arrival of their third child, Taya Adelaide on July 1. She is growing well.
PRAY for safe travels as the continue to visit with supporters and family and travel back to Ontario the beginning of September. Praise for the safe travels they have had so far and the great times with family and friends.
PRAY for grace as they transition back into the ministries in the office: Website development for Nate and insurance and admin for Tash for Ethnos Canada foreign missionaries.
(Posted August 28, 2019)

Irvin & Mari Penner ('93)

PRAISE for the new friends their son Jaxon has nade in El Cacclotepec. PRAY for finances for his schooling at a private bilingual school.
PRAY that they would settle into their new home well.
PRAY for individuals and groups to come help minister and get ministries started in El Cacalotepec.
PRAY for the people living in the mountains that their hearts will be softened. They will be teaching English in a school. Pray that doors will be opened to not only the kids but parents as well to hear the Gospel as they teach.

(Posted August 21, 2019)

Allan Kreller ('01)

PRAY for the Board members to be sensitive to God’s directing in the hiring of a new Executive Director for the Frontier Lodge (camp) where Allan serves. Pray for good team unity and serving together well in the absence of that position being filled.
PRAY that he would make better connections (and more regularly) with those who support him (relationally, spiritually, financially, etc)
PRAY for his financial situation.
PRAY for the campers who will be attending this summer.
(Posted July 8, 2019)

Timothy & Laura Block ('14)

PRAISE for the opportunities that God has allowed for teaching the Gospel through the Awana programs.
PRAISE for God’s protection over Ezrah (new daughter born winter 2019) who developed bronchiolitis and had to spend time in the hospital.
PRAY for the camp staff that they will hold on to God even in challenging circumstances.
PRAY for enough staff and the right staff for Big River Bible Camp, that there would be unity and that the staff team would take every opportunity to teach and model Jesus.
(Posted July 8, 2019)