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 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.

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)

Colin & Miranda Miekle ('00)

PRAY as they take on the responsibility for training candidates wanting to join WEC.
PRAY for spiritual discernment and wisdom.
PRAY that they don’t lose sight of Christ and the important things in life.
PRAY for balance between ministry, raising a family of 3 small boys and the needs of the candidates.
PRAY for Miranda’s on-going health issues.
(Posted Jan. 14, 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)

Gordon & Carole Sawatzky '71

PRAY for their “adopted son” John Dunyi and his work with Wycliffe Ethiopia - for wisdom as he leads his team who struggle with English and have little formal education. Pray for computers and needed supplies for the team.
PRAY for the Suri people in Ethiopia and South Sudan who need the Gospel.
PRAY For Dunyi as he has many personal issues to deal with - suspected case of tuberculosis, the death of his wife and raising his 2 yr old son, continuing education at Ethiopian Theological College and building a house for his grandmother who doesn’t know the Lord
PRAY for the funding needed for Wycliffe Ethiopia - $30,000 US in 2020.
(Posted January 8, 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)

Danny & Alycia (Stephens '97) DeLong

PRAY for safety during travels
PRAY for the Holy Spirit to fill us with boldness and sensitivity to the Father’s voice
PRAY for they children as they come with us on the road - God called them too!
(Posted Dec. 17, 2019)

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)