our missionaries

Northwest Church supports missionaries all over the world and we are committed to praying for them. Here is a list of prayer requests, which we update as they come in.

Ron Walker
Hope Nation (Sports Ministry)

  • A Christian (born again) ex professional basketball player or college coach to become a part of the basketball outreach and make a difference in the lives of young men.
Studio Del Creador
Tecate, Mexico
  • Strengthening of faith, comfort and peace for those who are members of our congregation who have been discouraged from being faced with the many trials of 2020 and especially for those who have lost loved ones.
  • Continual health for pastor Francisco Lozano, who faces various chronic illnesses. 
  • God to have His hand on our city and wash out all corruption and evil works. May His peace reign in our city of Tecate Mexico.

Chandelle Body

  • For provision regarding a home both physically and spiritually
  • For wisdom, guidance and discernment in making the right choices.
  • For believers in the area who have lost their church homes due to COVID, that their faith would only increase as they press into the Lord.
  • That the rise of COVID cases in Alaska would cease and that God’s intervention would be acknowledged!

Bea and Wade Preston
Cote d'Ivoire, Africa

  • Shalom for the nation:  the increase of the Lord’s government and peace in every layer of community, culture, and society, for reconciliation among ethnic groups due to political tensions.
  • The 36 unreached people groups: In collaboration with the Northwest Medical Team and Foursquare Cote d’Ivoire, that the Lord of the harvest continue to send laborers into His harvest fields – for church planters and disciple-makers with vision and courage to go;  for ongoing and upcoming medical mission trips for the Lord’s grace, provision, and Kingdom impact!
  • School of Mission: that the Foursquare Cote d’Ivoire School of Mission will continue to equip and release pastors and missionaries. For wisdom, discernment and endurance for the school directors/professors, Wade, Bean and Pastor Wodji; For the third promotion in January 2021, and the new training options by Zoom. Please pray with us for communication and engagement from Foursquare leaders and potential students; internet stability; and grace in the learning curve.
  • Business as Mission: the networking with innovative leaders, for training opportunities and implementation, and for creative financial projects that will serve to push mission and church planting into unreached regions of the country.
  • Friends and Community:  our boys, Corban, age 18, Solomon, 16, Perry, 14, and David, 12 as they continue to adapt to culture and language.  Pray for friendships and a sense of being a part of community at church and at school.  Pray for Corban in his college studies and in making friendships in the US.  Pray for each one to grow in his faith and relationship with Jesus!

Jesse and Haley

  • Continued good health for Haley as they are expecting baby #3, for a smooth delivery and a perfectly healthy baby.
  • Travel mercies as they return to US in July for their 2-year visit and for blessings as they reconnect with friends and family.
  • Peace throughout their mission country, that the civil unrest would be resolved through strong, courageous believers. Also, for the safety of those believers and for them to discern God’s will should the need arise to evacuate.
  • Encouragement, Divine strategies and soft hearts regarding the pastor of a recent church plant where persecution is occurring and for that body of believers to be protected and to stand strong in their faith.

Gary and Joy Peiss
  • The building that we meet in for church services will be torn down sometime after the beginning of the year. We have been looking for a good space that is a little larger for growth, has parking available, tram and bus lines close, and hopefully a store and cafes so we can gather to eat after service, which is a great way to bond our church community and get to know newcomers better.
  • Right now (as of Nov. 4th) because Slovakia is in lockdown again, we can’t hold services together in our building, so we are back online. Please pray for the mass Covid testing that our country is doing will result in allowing us to meet together again in person, in our building and hopefully our new place soon. 
  •  Our FMI missionaries are continuing to develop relationships with one another, and the Care Clusters that Gary set up are beginning to take place. Please pray for those groups to learn in greater ways to care for one another and to grow in unity? 

Jonathan and Sarah Griffiths
  • Rule of 6: We're exploring some ways we can connect with others over zoom or other means of spending time. The  previous rule was that no more than 6 people may be gathered together. Since we are a family of 6, that means we can't have people over for gatherings. As of Nov 4th we are in full lockdown until Dec. 2nd (any beyond??) Pray that real community would be fostered, even over video calls.
  • Alpha: We are still trying to work out the best time and place for doing Alpha with some of our friends who are journeying towards Jesus. Pray that they would be hungry for engagement and that we find the best time and way for as many as possible to join.
  • Multiply: We are just kicking off a new semester of church planting cohort with a couple of other missionaries in Europe. So please pray that we have wisdom in our busy schedules and that we engage the materials fully.
  • Artists: God is connecting us to more and more Creatives (those in the art community).  Pray that we would be boldly who we are, boldly loving who they are, and helping people see that their big, amazing creative desires are met in Jesus. Pray that Sarah’s presence would be transformative and able to build deep and genuine relationships.

Chris & Apple Curry
  • Outreach among the Red Lahu has been fruitful with invitations into four villages in 2019 and 2020.  We ask that you pray for us to penetrate four new villages in 2021 with outreach efforts that care for people's health needs as well as their spiritual needs. 
  • This year we've planted a church among the Red Lahu and have baptized new believers.  Would you pray that the new believers would take hold of God's Word and be shining examples to others in their village?
  • We'd like to plant two new churches in 2021 and ask for your prayers as we press into this endeavor. 
  • Would you pray for peace to reign in our family?  It seems that so many times fights break out over the smallest things and sometimes it even seems like we're being spiritually attacked.