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 Staff & Students


For wisdom in planning for the upcoming academic year. Pray for our country’s leaders as they will be making significant decisions which will affect our college.
For the student life program (especially Bradly Lytle) as he plans for the discipleship component of NBC.
For each of the instructors as they prepare many new courses, which will likely include some online delivery.
For continued solid financial support.
For further applications for enrolment in the fall.
For our graduates—may they move into areas of service, led by God in doing so.
For our returning students—may they find employment for the summer.


We are happy that we were able to hire four new staff members for important parts of NBC’s programs.
The percentage of returning students is encouraging.
For faithful supporters who allowed us to finish our 2019-2020 fiscal year in the black.
For a board of directors which is actively engaged in the ministry of Nipawin Bible College and prays for us regularly.
For those of you who pray for us—we see wonderful growth in our students which makes all of the work more than worthwhile!

(Posted May 25, 2020)

Noah Wahlstrom ('14)

PRAY that he would work on the things God would have him do and how to proceed with his training that is left for both his flying and NCEM training.
PRAISE for the progress and people helping build on the new dining hall at Pine Ridge Bible Camp. Pray for the finances and to finish the project by winter and for safety throughout the construction.

(Posted July 21, 2020)

Darwin & Shania (Pearson) Harder ('15)

PRAISE for the safe arrival of their daughter, Dominika, in May.
PRAY for God’s leading as they figure out the details of what ministry will look like for them.
PRAY for energy and patience as they strive to parent our children in a God honouring home.
PRAY for their financial support as they need to raise at least 80% before they can officially begin serving wherever they are placed.

(Posted July 21, 2020)

Carl & Brenda (Dyck) Ens ('83)

PRAISE for the safety and that there wasn’t any significant damage to their house when their water heater started on fire.
PRAISE that they can meet in person for church. Pray that they use the time to connect and encourage well.
PRAY for Merle, a new believer who is in the hospital with significant health issues.
PRAY for their Nicaraguan friends who have had family members who are suffering or have died from COVID.
PRAY that VBS in August can run and that lives would be changed through it.
PRAY for the seniors in their church/community who have significant health issues.

(Posted July 21, 2020)

Laurel (Abrahamson '82) & Tim Schroder

PRAY that the Lord would pave the way for new missionaries and those returning to join and rejoin the work in PNG.
PRAY for Tony and Esther, Bible teachers in the Pukapuki church as they are able to attend a leadership workshop in July. Pray for their travel and that they would be encouraged, equipped and refreshed to continue their ministry.
PRAY as their home assignment has been pushed until Spring 2021.
PRAISE that the earthquake that hit PNG July 16 didn’t cause any significant damage and no local tsunami.

(Updated July 21, 2020)

Terry & Rosanne (Dyck) Banman ('88)

PRAISE for the teaching that is happening in several villages and how the people are responding to the message.
PRAY for Willis and Kena and other Christians and missionaries who are receiving death threats from the people in the Valley of Wusuraambya. They are working to translate the Bible into the local language and are growing weary and exhausted from the threats.
PRAISE for the new believers because of the teaching Terry and Pikuri had done in 2 different villages. Praise for the opportunity for the villages to join together to learn and praise God together.
PRAISE as they arrived back in Canada safely. Pray for wisdom and discernment for their future ministry.
(Posted July 21, 2020)

Gordon & Carole Sawatzky '71

PRAY for wisdom as they navigate COVID-19 challenges and long-term implications.
PRAY for John Dunyi as he leads the team translating the NT into the Suri language.
Pray for Carole’s ongoing renewal journey.
Pray for Alicia who took 4 intensive MA level courses in June and now has a heavy assignment load.
PRAISE for the capacity to engage in depth with a growing number of young leaders across Africa.
PRAISE for the progress on their house construction.
PRAISE for good health and opportunities for further training and ability to communicate online.
(Posted July 21, 2020)

Peter & Diane (Gruchy) Salmond ('76)

PRAY as they have resigned from their position as leaders of the Ashes to Worship Ministry in Rwanda. Health concerns have played a part in the decision.
PRAY for the sale of their house in Rwanda.
PRAY for clarity of where they are to settle in Canada and for a job. Pray that they will transition well.
PRAY for their finances due to the cost of traveling home and as they transition out of support through YWAM.
PRAY for good times of reconnection with their family

(Posted July 21, 2020)

David & Nicole Guenther ('08)

PRAISE that Taiwan hasn’t been affected as much as other countries due to COVID.
PRAISE for the extended time they could spend with David’s parents who have been stranded in Taiwan since February when they came to visit. Pray for their future ministry as many plans are being changed.
PRAY that as their daughter Mary begins pre-school in the fall that it will be a good experience and an opportunity for Nicole to witness to other moms.
PRAY for wisdom and time management for David in his roles, seeking to further His kingdom in Taiwan.

(Posted July 21, 2020)

Brenden & Helena Peters ('10)

PRAISE for the response and turnout for the Book of Titus Bible study that they hosted in their home.
PRAISE for the opportunities they have had to connect with their community and the church during this time of COVID-19.
PRAY for more opportunities to connect with people during this trying time.
PRAY for the healing for many members of their congregation as many have health issues.
PRAY for contentment and joy as life plans continue to be interrupted.
PRAY for Brendan’s eyesight. A specialist appointment has revealed some improvement.

(Posted June 22, 2020)

Abe & Debbie Koop ('67)

PRAISE for the many opportunities workers in Peru are having to share the Gospel, hand out Bibles and encourage believers during this time of COVID-19.
PRAISE that workers are able to hand out food to those in need.
PRAY for the Wycliffe Bible translation project VISION 2025 to have translation begun for every language group by 2025. There are still 2000 language groups waiting.

(Posted June 22, 2020)

Jennifer Enns ('10)

PRAY for a smooth transition from NBC to Torch Trail (mentally and emotionally)
PRAY for Torch Trail Bible Camp and other Canadian Bible Camps affected by COVID-19. Pray for the Torch Trail staff (Jessica & Devin Dyck and Jennifer).
PRAY that she would trust the Lord and walk in faithfulness to Him
PRAY for strength and wisdom in the day to day.
PRAY for courage and a calm heart.

(Posted June 22, 2020)

Bill & Janice Dyck ('79)

PRAY as they serve with Canadian Baptist Ministries in Bolivia which has strict quarantine regulations;
PRAY for denominational and seminary leadership as they face difficult staffing decisions and have limited resources;
PRAY for Bolivian pastors who rely on weekly offerings and other work to support them while they are in quarantine.
PRAY for the children and families: For food for those who have been relying on daily wages. Protection for those quarantined in abusive situations. Schooling as classes have been suspended and as online options only favor those who have that option.

(Posted May 25, 2020)