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 for the students that they finish this semester well.
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.

Terry & Rosie (Dyck) Banman (’88)

PRAISE for the new believer who accepted Christ during Terry’s Creation to Christ Bible lessons.
PRAY for the Wusuraambya church as they teach another village about Christ as the religious leaders of the village is trying to put a stop to the teaching though the new believers want to continue learning.
PRAISE for the additions to the aviation hangar.
PRAY against Satan’s attacks on the PNG missionaries who are feeling his opposition, relational conflicts, discouragement and health issues.
PRAY for them as they come back to Canada for 2 months for the birth of their grandchild and for meetings.
(Posted April 2, 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)

Irvin & Mari Penner ('93)

PRAISE for the encouraging time that Irv had with Leah in Canada and that she has been given some treatment options. Continue to pray for her as she struggles with her psoriasis.
PRAY for encouragement for them as they are separated by distance from Leah as they are in Mexico and she is in Canada.
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.
(Posted Feb. 22, 2019)

Carl & Brenda Ens ('83)

PRAISE for the great time visiting 14 churches in Cuba with Assist Canada in January.
PRAY for Pastor Santiago in Boyama, Cuba who suffers with an eye disease.
PRAY for wisdom and timing for Carl and Brenda to return to Boyama to teach them how to run their children’s ministry program more effectively.
PRAY for their upcoming drama tour schedule, that they would clearly present the gospel and that they would have more opportunities to present.
PRAY for Brenda as she ministers to the Nicaraguans in Aylsham while teaching them English.
PRAY for the safe arrival of Grandchild #4 in July of Karla and Jonah.
(Posted Feb. 22, 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)

David & Nicole Guenther ('08)

PRAISE for the students who have been coming to David’s Saturday morning Bible Study. They are hungry for the fellowship and encouragement. Pray that the study would continue to be a source of encouragement to those who attend.
PRAISE for the family members who were able to come visit them in Taiwan during the fall.
PRAY for them as they raise their daughter Mary who has started to walk and climb and is into everything!
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Robert & Anne Wahl ('51)

PRAISE for his new marriage to Anne.
PRAY as they make their home in Saskatoon where they are active in various capacities including speaking in church occasionally.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Timothy & Laura Block ('14)

PRAISE for the great start to the fall programs that kids are attending and growing closer to God.
PRAISE for the enriching and restful time at the CCI conference in November.
PRAY for continued wisdom in knowing how to balance family and ministry.
PRAY for continued spiritual growth in the lives of the kids and youth who are attending AWANA, youth group and staff retreats.
PRAY for wisdom and skill in working in some of the new media roles and responsibilities Tim has at camp including setting up the website.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Larry & Gloria Rempel ('77)

PRAY for wisdom as Larry transitions into a part time associate pastor role.
PRAY for safety as he travels to Niger, Africa to visit church missionaries.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Dorothy (Wollf '86) & Ken Schmidt

PRAY for their daughter-in-law Kristen, as she will be undergoing brain surgery to remove a spot on her brain that will hopefully relieve the migraines she suffers from.
PRAY for Kristen and Justin as they have only been married since Sept. 2018 and are facing many challenges.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Denise (Young '00) & Darryl Rice

PRAY for Denise as she recovers from ACL surgery. Pray for patience through the healing process.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)

Joe & Trudy (Reimer) Miller ('96)

PRAY for Joe as he recovers from a 5 bypass heart surgery.
(Posted Jan. 4, 2019)