And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people
“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. (2Chronicles 7:13-15)
Our understanding of why God allowed the current COVID-19 pandemic is limited. However, if we God’s people humble ourselves and pray and seek him and repent of our sins sincerely, then he will hear us and forgive our sins and heal our land. God’s eyes will be open and his ears attentive to our prayers. So, come, let us pray in sincere repentance and seek his face! Let us also intercede for our community and our land faithfully as God’s chosen people.
Delta variant is spreading very fast and many countries are facing another wave of pandemic. Let’s pray for rapid vaccination process around the world. We pray that vaccines may be produced and administered rapidly so most countries may reach herd immunity soon. We pray that COVID-19 virus and its variants may be put under control in a near future so we can go back to a normal lifestyle.
We also pray that the current pandemic crisis may turn to an opportunity:
To have a deeper and personal relationship with our Lord Jesus and grow as independent servants of God.
To have an intimate fellowship with our family and worship God together.
To actively connect to friends and coworkers online and offline while keeping social distancing.
To help the needy and lead the lost souls to come to God online and offline.
Sick Coworkers (COVID-19):
S. Paul Nah (Jongro 7): He was transferred to a nursing home. Please pray that the cerebral infarction will be cured without infection or complications. Currently, he is breathing through the airway incision, and he is not able to eat, so he is receiving nutrition through a gastrostomy tube. The lungs can only function on one side. Please pray that he can breathe on his own and that he may be fully recovered.
S. M*atthewGerus (Odesa, Ukraine) (By R*ebeccaGerus): “S. Matthew is suffering from Covid 19 aftereffects. He couldn’t eat well and lost a lot of weight. They found a potential reason and prescribed medicine and proper diet. He seems to be getting better. Please pray that he may gain weight and his intestines be fully functional. We thank God for being with us and strengthening us with his word amid the trial. Please continue to pray that S. Matthew may be healed completely.”
Please also pray for our coworkers in financial needs: Many coworkers lost their jobs or closed their businesses due to the current pandemic. The HQ has sent out financial supports to them with the donations and relief offerings collected from our community. Please pray that we may continue to have enough funding to support the coworkers in urgent needs. If you want to donate for them, click here: donate.ubf.org.
Pray for our Prayer Relay project. God is blessing this prayer movement and is uniting us to be a loving and praying community worldwide that prays for one another. He is also answering our intercessory prayers and working mightily in our community. We pray for more participants in our prayer relay to accomplish 24 hour prayer. May God encourage more people to participate in this movement and pray for our community!
For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance! (Acts 28:30-31)
We thank God for blessing the past Missionary & National Leaders Conferences and World Mission Report 2021. May God continue to bless UBF house churches to live out the gospel and serve world campus mission through one-to-one Bible study in the next 60 years!
May God's kingdom come and His will be done through UBF's Campus Mission and Laymen Movement! Please continue to pray for the following prayer topics:
To build a loving community
To raise leaders of next generations
To serve campuses through laymen missionaries
To send 100,000 missionaries out by 2041
May God's kingdom come and His will be done through UBF's Campus Mission and Laymen Movement!
2021 Founder’s Day (10/1): The theme of this year’s program is "Make disciples of all nations." Please pray for P. Moses Yoon’s message and testimonies from each continent: Esther Kim (St. George, Canada), Pediet Deng (Sudan, Africa), Josue Gutierrez (Panama, Latin America), John Baek (El Camino, USA), Maria Peace (Podil, Ukraine).
UBF Online Forum:
The 15th Korean Forum was held on September 4 with a title “Vitalizing Campus Evangelism in the Covid 19 Era.” M. Isaac Kim (West LA, USA), M. Rebeca Kim (Nicaragua), P. Moses Yoon (GD) presented on the topic and over 130 coworkers attended from all over the world. May God continue to bless our online forum to be edifying and encouraging to many UBF coworkers. Please pray for the Online Forum Task Force (led by Dr. E*zraCho).
The 15th English Forum will be held on Saturday, September 18. S. M. Steve Haga (Taiwan) and S. Ben West (Minneapolis), and P. Ron Ward will present on “Vitalizing Campus Evangelism through Fishing Ministry.” May God continue to bless this forum to be a platform for communication and learning among our leaders around the world.
UBF Tentmakers – A Life Following God’s words: This is a YouTube channel that introduces the life of UBF lay missionaries. A new episode of M. Daniel Jeong (Japan) was posted. Please pray for the production team (S. Rebecca Cho of Kwanak 3, Ester Jeong of Sao Paulo, M. Joseph Cho of LA). They are looking for coworkers who are willing to be featured in the program. Please volunteer/nominate. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyM7mG0BANXFz4XT2o_wAKg
Vision Camp (by M. A*brahamLee): Many sessions were offered in August. There are still a few sessions being offered in September. Please pray for God’s blessings on the remaining Vision Camp sessions. visioncampubf.org.
Gap Year Program is being developed for young people in our community. This will help participants seeking God and resetting their lives. Details can be found here: https://ubf.org/articledetail/17167. Currently, they are recruiting hosting chapters. Please pray that this program may be well prepared during the pandemic and benefit many young people when time comes.
Emerging Leaders Cohort (ELC) program:
The ELC Delta team started their 2nd year program (Period: August 7, 2021 - July 31, 2022). The ELC Delta members are: Nate Turnock, David Chang, Christopher Hoffman, Jonathan Reese, Paul Chung, Jeff Cummings + 2 Nigerians: Enoch, Monday. They will study 9 topics throughout their ELC year 2 (led by a team of 15 facilitators). Please pray for God's blessing on them.
The new ELC Echo team started their 1st year program (Period: August 14, 2021- July 31, 2022). The ELC Echo team members are: Daniel Kim (Vancouver 3), Joshua Kim (Trenton), Joseph Minielli (Humber), Paulina Park (Brazil), Vincent Lee (Malaysia), Rob McHugh (DuPage), Paulo Motubane (Portugal). They will study 10 topics throughout their year 1 (led by a team of 15 facilitators). Please pray for this new cohort.
The WEW (Women Encouraging Women) Cohort: The first WEW (Women Encouraging Women) cohort meeting was held on September 4 and over 25 people attended it. WEW is a UBF HQ program (led by Liz Hembekides) intended to support and encourage North American women leaders, both young and old. The first track will be "Biblical Soul Care" facilitated by Missionaries Grace S. Lee, Mary Cowen, and Esther Yun. The cohort will meet for 1.5 hours every other week for a period of 8 weeks. Those who are interested may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HQ Fall Courses were launched: Cross-cultural Mission, Church History (Early & Medieval Church), Bible Doctrine (Christ, Salvation, The Holy Spirit); Contact: email@example.com Please pray for the online courses to equip our local ministries.
Fall Semester Ministries: Many campuses are welcoming students for in-person classes. May God bless our fishing, 1:1, disciple making ministries in Fall semester!
Chicago Fall 2021 Bible Teacher Workshop: Gen 1-3 to reach Gen Z: Sept. 4- Nov. 20, Saturdays 5:30-7:30 pm, on zoom; Sponsored by the Campus Ministry Support Team: See the program clicking the following link, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MulHTB7m423X3-XZ5hFqNOlH3Q5URlELT53qnsvA3yI/edit?usp=sharing
New Pioneering Ministries
Santa Cruz 1 UBF Bolivia sent Moisés Mamani to pioneer Cochabamba (7/28). May God bless S. Moises to 1) have a deep daily devotion time, 2) prepare and preach the gospel always regardless of having bible students or not, and 3) find a good job for self-supporting.
Washington UBF sent out S. Tunde and Folake Adebola’s family to pioneer Hampton University, Virginia (7/31/2021) S. Tunde will work as a professor at the Biology Department. May God bless their new life and ministry in Hampton and enable them to raise disciples of Jesus!
Calabar University (Nigeria) pioneering (By Andrew Yoon): They hosted the first Summer Bible Conference "You will be my witnesses" (8/12-15). S. Bimbo established a middle-High school in 2017 with her husband who retired as a naval admiral in his hometown. It began with 8 and now 100 students. She visited the campus every week to have a Group Bible Study that grew to be 15 members in one year. Yaba Tech Lagos UBF sent 2 speakers (Duke, Joseph) for their First SBC via plane (17 hours by car and dangerous by robbers). Immanuel, one of 3 graduates this year also became a lecturer. Please pray for S. Bimbo’s pioneering Calabar University.
University of Wisconsin-Madison: M. John & Theresa Kwon, Grace Baik, and Daniel Baik had their first worship service at the UW-Madison campus with their friends (Ian, Nick, Aaryush, Lydia, Samantha). Pray for UBF club registration, and fruitful ministry. May the Lord God richly bless the UW-Madison ministry through them.
S. Perla Angel (Mexico) for UAM (By Sarah Hwang): Dr. Perla served campus ministry diligently in the midst of the pandemic. She also successfully finished her postdoctoral training and became a professor at UAM University. Once the pandemic subsides, we will send out Dr. Perla and Luis Angel for a pioneering ministry. UAM is a campus where the seeds of prayer have been sown for 20 years. Now in God's time, the Lord sends a pioneering HC. Please pray for them.
P. Joshua Hong from Hyde Park to UIUC (By Dr. J Daniel Yoon): Pastor Joshua and Grace Hong will launch the U of I Urbana-Champaign ministry next week. M. Joshua Hong served Chicago ministry for 14 years and then UC ministry for 16 years. Recently, he completed one and a half years of chaplain training. He also serves as a Midwest Region coordinator and a mentor for the Emerging Leaders Cohort. His prayer topics are: 1) To form a small community of students who love God and are dedicated to him, 2) To follow Apostle Paul’s example given in Acts 28:30-31, 3) To be able to work part-time as an on-call chaplain with flexible hours, 4) To love God and people with all his heart, to join Daniel King, Dylan Burke, other students.
Kyiv, 30th Anniversary conference (9/24-26): This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Kyiv UBF ministry. They are planning to have a Bible conference on September 24-26 to celebrate it. The title is: "I want to remind you of the gospel." Please pray for the conference and Kyiv UBF.
M. Eunice and Alex Safos: Silver missionaries to Belize from NY: They arrived in Belize safely on August 17 and had the first Sunday worship service with John 14: "If you love Me, keep My commandments," message by S. Darren. While asking prayer support for their quick adjustment and M. Alex's new job, they shared the followings Belize's prayer topics: 1) John's Gospel bible study, 2) May God grant a suitable husband for Melanie, 3) May God raise up a native successor, 4) Sunday messengers, Dillion, Darren, Melanie, 5) purchase a bible house in 2021.
M. M*atthewBai (Papua New Guinea) (By M. Daniel Jeong): Around 3 decades ago, M. Matthew Bai came to Tokyo, studied the Word of God, met Jesus and married M. Rebecca (Busan), and was sent to Papua New Guinea. They started to establish schools from kindergarten to middle school. They taught the Word of God to their students every day with prayers. They shared the gospel to the teachers and parents in season and out of season. Now they pray for high school to be built with government approval as a private school. Pray for M. Matthew and RebeccaBai to raise disciples of Jesus to make Papua New Guinea a missionary sending country, too.
Panama UBF New Bible Center Dedication was held on August 15. Please pray for M. Josue Gutierez’s message and ministry.
M. A*lkin (Q missionary to the Philippines, UBF Bulakan pioneering): Under Covid 19, with economic difficulties, one meal a day was granted for his four children. He wanted to go to another country to make money. M. JK encouraged him to do fasting prayer with his coworker to remain for Bulakan Chapter pioneering. He was greatly encouraged and decided to stay in Bulakan. Please pray for his pioneering ministry like Habakkuk 3.
A New Counseling Ministry for UBF community: Drs. Grace Sun Lee and Samuel Lee (Chicago) are launching a new counseling ministry on Sept 1st to help missionaries and missionary kids: 'Lovebiblecounseling' (www.lovebible.live). The team include M. Mary Cowen (Chicago), Esther Yoon (Atlanta), Carole Jong (Malaysia), and Sarah Lee (S. Africa).
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. (James 5:15-18)
Baby Gabriel Roberts (Chicago UBF): (By P. Ron Ward) “He was born several weeks ago (June 9) to S. Andrew and Rita. He is God's answer to prayer. However, doctors discovered that he has an AV Canal defect that requires heart surgery. This surgery has a high success rate. But he cannot have this surgery until he weighs 11 pounds. He is currently at 9 pounds. He has had a hard time feeding by mouth, so he has spent many days in July and August in the hospital and has recently been fed through a tube. Now the tube is leaking, and he is not getting the full amount of nutrition he needs. He has also been running a high fever, which needs to be brought under control before he can have surgery. You can understand how difficult this time is for his parents. With their permission, and at their request, I ask your prayers for Gabriel Roberts to eat well and gain enough weight and have a successful surgery which heals his heart condition completely. And would you please pray for Andrew and Rita to have the comfort and encouragement that only Jesus can give and to go through this trial by faith, and for their house church to be firmly rooted and grounded in the living God through the grace of our Lord Jesus. Your prayers are precious in the sight of God. May his grace be with you.”
S. D*arrenHildrow (London UBF): "They have found cancer in three different places in my tongue and throat. I am going to need to have radiotherapy every day for 6 weeks along with chemotherapy once a week each week for the 6 weeks. Apparently, it will cause excruciating pain in my throat so that I will not be able to swallow, so they are going to put a tube into my stomach and I will feed myself through the tube which will not be a lot of fun. They said that the success rate is high for this kind of cancer 70+% Which is positive news. Over the next two weeks, I will go through a load of pre-op stuff, they need to check my kidneys, my teeth and then have a mask made for my face which they will use for the radiotherapy, and then have the tube put into my stomach. Basically, I just need to knuckle down and get ready to go through a serious time of testing. God is good, his steadfast love endures forever"
M. R*uthLim (NY) (By Abraham Lim): M. Ruth Lim was hospitalized for not eating properly with an unknown disease. She is undergoing various tests and is currently receiving blood transfusions. She was hospitalized for the third time in about 4 months. Please pray for accurate diagnosis and healing.
S. K*nutRohmoser (Frankfurt 1 director): With retinal detachment, the primary operation was completed to attach the retina to the optic nerve with oil. After 7 weeks, a second surgery is required. They say that he now has 20 percent vision. Please pray for him to rest well for 7 weeks, recover, and get the second surgery well. May God heal him to see clearly.
M. N*oahYou (Freiburg, Germany): He had a comprehensive checkup. The test results were all normal. The doctor said that chemotherapy would not be needed at this time. Three months later, there is another examination. He gave thanks to all prayer warriors and asked to pray for him to be fully restored soon.
M. E*stherChung (Chicago) (By Dr. Joseph Chung): She received the 3rd round of Chemotherapy and returned home. She will continue to receive the treatment until December. Thank you for your prayers and love for Dr. Joseph and M. Esther. Please continue to pray.
M. J*oyPalaka (India): “Her right breast surgery was well done on 7/30. Her surgery wound is getting healed well. Meanwhile, she got a urine infection. Doctors advised her to stay in the hospital for another five days till Monday for a full course of treatment for urine infection. Her biopsy report also will come on Monday, after that doctor will tell us the future course of treatment. Thank you once again for your love and prayer.”
S. J*ulieAngam (India): She had completed three sitting of radiation therapy along with oral chemo. But as her blood count is low again (especially ANC) doctors stopped the RT and chemo. Perhaps She'll start again on Monday. Please continue to pray for her healing.
Dr. J*amesHong (NU, Chicago): He is going through chemotherapy and radiation therapy for his lung cancer. Please pray for him to recover and return to Chicago this fall. M. Lydia Hong and 3 children returned to Chicago on 8/19. Dr. James will begin to teach online in the new semester and pray to return to IIT campus teaching in October. Please pray for their prayer and hope to be fulfilled.
M. M*osesChang (Belize, by Sarah Chang) “He is going through post symptoms of Lyme disease treatment, such as short-term memory loss, cognitive impairment. We began 2nd treatment today with antibiotics for 3 weeks. Please pray for us to have faith in Jesus and to see his glory through these problems. Please pray for his healing. Thank God and thank you for your prayer in advance.”
M. A*brahamLee (Milwaukee UBF): “I'd like our coworkers to pray for me. I have been suffering from depression for the past several months. The symptom includes headache, dizziness and fatigue. May God heal me from depression completely. Prayer topics are 1. to have faith in God, not to worry about anything. 2. to eat well, sleep well and exercise. 3. to be able to take medication without side effects. Thank you.”
M. Stephen Kim (Colorado Springs, USA): "My son Yohan has been mentally ill for several years. His symptoms are quite severe. No medication works well. Only God Almighty can heal him completely. Please pray for him to get well soon."
Dr. O*yorMoses (Egypt) and his family (Germany): Their petition for asylum (Marina, Sunday, and Yeyo) was rejected for the second time. Now they are starting their 3rd hearing challenge. Please pray for them earnestly. Sarah and Hannah are in their 20s, so they are in the process of asylum separately. They will continue to learn German by faith. Dr. Oyor Moses was healed from Malaria and returned to Egypt. Sunday started a pre-nursing course. After one year, she can apply to a nursing school.
M. M*arkKim (South Africa): Riot and looting in Johannesburg and Derban: The distressed people by the pandemic already burnt out one LG factory where I work and took all the electronic goods. They said the other two LG factories were planned to be burnt too. The looters try to attack homes too. Please pray for South Africa and our missionaries to be protected. Pray for us not to hate the poor people but to forgive and love them.
Samuel Hong from New Jersey to Mexico: Samuel, the son of M. Samuel and Hannah Hong, was sent out as a missionary to Guadalajara, Mexico on September 4. Please pray for him to: 1) Learn Spanish, 2) Establish a God-centered and mission-centered house church, 3) Learn the God of Mexico and be a blessing for the Mexican souls.
Dannys Fuentes from Venezuela to Ecuador: Dannys Joel Fuentes Carreño had served as a campus shepherd for many years. He left for Ecuador on 9/12 as a missionary. His prayer topics are: 1) To adapt quickly to Ecuador and the ministry establishing good relationships with all members, 2) To get a necessary job, 3) May God establishes a HC with Dr. Sara.
Héctor and Kenia (CU, Mexico) established a house church on 8/14. P. Raul blessed them with Jn 13:33-34 "Love one another as I have loved you!" May God bless this HC to love each other and serve many people as a shepherd family.
John Park (Iztacala, Mexico) and So Young Jung (Korea) in Korea established a house church on 8/21. May God bless this new house church abundantly to be Jesus-centered and serve the gospel ministry.
Jin Hyung Choi (Maryland, DC) and Eun Jin Kang (Busan, Korea) established a house church on 9/4 in Seoul, Korea. S. Daniel (Busan UBF) officiated it with Gen 12:1-2. We pray that they may love God with all their heart and be a blessing to many in USA.
James Augustine Oh (Hamilton, Canada, M. James and Grace Oh's first son) and Michelle Besinio established a house church on 9/4. Their wedding key verse is Matthew 6:33. Please pray for them to seek God first and be a blessing to many people around them.
Sick coworkers and children:
H*annahKoh (Hansung), H*annahByeon (Kwanak 3), J*oshuaJin (Kwanak3), T*ae-wooKim (Yeon-hee), S*arangKim (Korea), J*uyongKim (Mongolia), Y*esungKim (Jong Ro), D*anielKim (Campina, Brazil), M*eiKim (Chicago), P*aulKim (NY), G*raceKim (Karawachi, Indonesia), E*ugenia (Peru), T*heresaNam (Gongrung, Korea), J*uanaPark (Colombia), K*yunghwaPark (Anam), H*annahCho (Busan, Korea), YoonSook Choi (JongRo2, Korea), M. A*naHeo (Paraguay), Oakley, M. P*aulDang’s granddaughter (Milwaukee), E*stherYoo, M. D*avidYoo’s daughter (Koln, Germany), M. A*nnaYang (Chicago), Dr. E*lisabethKim (Wiesbaden, Germany), S. D*arrenGruett (NEIU, Chicago).
M. GraceKim (Indonesia) (by JoshuaKim): It has been one year since she was admitted to the rehabilitation hospital after brain surgery. We believe that God who saved us by sending His sons will heal her. Amen. Thank you for all coworkers' ceaseless prayers.
Yesung Kim (JongRo, Korea) (By John Kim): Thank you very much for continuing to pray for Yesung. Currently, he is taking medication and is doing well without any major problems. It's been 3 months since he started taking the medicine. He had a lung CT a few days ago, and we'll hear the results next Thursday. Please pray for good results.
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