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 for the 2018/2019 Students as they are at home serving in various jobs and ministries. Pray that they would continue to learn to live lives that are unhindered by sin and worldly pursuits.
PRAY for wisdom about future plans - more education or jobs.
PRAY for the Freshmen Students of 2019/2020 as they prepare to arrive and learn. Pray for finances and other obstacles that might arise.
PRAY for NBC’s 7-24 Groups, that God would give wisdom to the leaders to lead their groups well, centred on the Word of God and prayer, with the outcomes being obedience, honesty, accountability, and replication. That God would use 7-24 as a means of growth in the lives of the students and a model for them in how they can make disciples as they leave.

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 that the Faculty and Staff would have a fruitful summer as they prepare for the fall semester.
PRAY for the NBC Staff who will be serving at camps through the summer: Jennifer Enns (Torch Trail Bible Camp); Valerie Moulton (Stoney Lake Bible Camp); Hope Vion (Tisdale Day Camps); Noah Wahlstrom (Pine Ridge Bible Camp).
PRAY for wisdom for Brad Lytle (Dean of Men) as he works through leading the Student Life Department. Pray as he works with Jennifer Enns (Dean of Women) and a potential intern that he can structure the department for the most effective outcome for the kingdom.
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.

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)

Abe & Debbie Koop ('67)

PRAY as they facilitate another Grounds for Translation event on Sept. 29, that they will clearly present the ministry opportunities open in the areas of translation support to the young adults.
PRAY as they travel to the Peruvian highlands Oct. 3-23 to connect with field partners. Pray that they would adjust quickly to the altitude and be an encouragement.
PRAY for good opportunities to visit with friends and colleagues on the way to and from Peru and that they will be a blessing to all.
(Posted September 23, 2019)

Carl & Brenda (Dyck) Ens ('83)

PRAISE for the 4 weeks of camp ministry they had this summer.
PRAY for the on going ministry to the Nicaraguan workers in Aylsham.
PRAISE for the healthy arrival of their grandson, Zephaniah on July 30th.
PRAY for their fall ministry opportunities of speaking and presenting at different reserves and churches across Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
PRAY for the details of their trip to Cuba with Assist Canada.
(Posted September 23, 2019)

Andrea Fehr ('14)

PRAISE for all her supporters both financially and in prayer - She is only $245/month away from total support. PRAY for her finances as she will only be able to begin serving when she receives 100%.
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.
(Updated Sept. 18, 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)

Wes & Carol (Wiebe) Schellenberg ('82)

PRAY for their children, Amy and Matthew, that God would give them strength and direction.
PRAY for the integration of Camino Global missionaries into the Avant ministries team. Pray that the integration would proceed with humility and grace and would bring glory to the Lord.
PRAISE for the work the Lord is doing through the missionaries around the world. Avant has members 500 members reaching 50 countries.
(Posted August 28)

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)