We desperately need your prayers. If you wish to commit to faithfully pray with us, here is a list of how we are praying…

May 24, 2018

And we cannot wait to see how He wraps up our pre-field, support raising ministry. We now stand with 89% of our committed monthly support. We need only 11% more committed monthly support!

Please pray as we have much to do. Many things to wrap up. Many visits and goodbyes to schedule. The list of things to accomplish in order to leave well seems daunting.

Please pray for God to providing our remaining need. And if I may ask of Him, that He would provide this remaining 11% quickly. Our new baby boy is due early August and it would be wonderful to focus our remaining time here in the States on all the other things besides this financial support.

August 21, 2017

We continue to pray that we would open our eyes to the needs in lives around us and that we wouldn’t miss them.

Another discipleship group has formed around prayer and bible study and our small group ministry is preparing to kick off after the summer break. Pray for personal growth and impact!

We have gained several new monthly supporters and booked several more churches for this fall! God is busy in each aspect of our lives and we praise him!

Our request for prayer remain the same as He continues to bless and provide for us.

  1. May God be glorified and His name made great through how He provides. May no man take credit and all declare this was the hand of God preparing a way.
  2. May God be glorified in the lives of those He has placed around us – both in evangelism and discipleship relationships. Please do not allow us to miss one soul you’ve placed in our lives for us to love as You have loved us.
  3. May God be glorified by providing our remaining needs and ministry partners that we may proclaim His name in South Africa and train others to do the same!

Our next benchmark is 85{94115f3f0ce78e17ae6fab5620d08dd86260dffed70bcd9a5a0ccd2442dba6d2}. Lord willing, if He provides 85{94115f3f0ce78e17ae6fab5620d08dd86260dffed70bcd9a5a0ccd2442dba6d2} of our committed monthly support by November, we could attend our final training. Field Prep Seminar is offered the first week of November and is 10 days.

Praise God that our Outfit and Passage requirement is nearly 70{94115f3f0ce78e17ae6fab5620d08dd86260dffed70bcd9a5a0ccd2442dba6d2} fulfilled. Our monthly need is now only around $3,000/monthly! God provides!

July 11, 2017

Praising God for his abundant provision in the last few weeks and reminding us of his faithfulness!

Praising God for fruit in ministry, both discipleship and opportunities to share the gospel here and abroad!

Praising God for so many blessed opportunities to share his work in our lives and be encouraged at His work through others!

Pray that throughout this journey we call prefield ministry, God would be glorified. We desire that our experience would be anything but “average.” That no man will be able to take credit for how we arrived in South Africa. Everything will point to God and everyone will see his hand at work in our lives and ministry

Pray, as we wrote, we would not miss him at work around us. We would see the opportunities to love and serve those we encounter and converse with daily. The harvest is indeed ready and it is here too! It is everywhere we are! Praise him as he continues to honor our priority of ministering over support meetings.

Pray He would continue to graciously provide through the generous hearts of people! We have seen him even bring some that do not yet know him personally onto our team and are excited to see how he uses all these individuals to glorify himself and make his name known!

April 7, 2017

Praises & Prayer Requests

Answers to Prayer:

God has continued to provide for us with the recent additions of several new partners in our ministry. We are praising him as he has increased our committed monthly support to nearly 40{94115f3f0ce78e17ae6fab5620d08dd86260dffed70bcd9a5a0ccd2442dba6d2}!

We have been blessed to share our ministry in the last month and worship together with his body at Grace Baptist in Minford, Ohio along with New Community Baptist in Avon, Ohio.

Requests for Prayer:

We are praying for more connections with churches and opportunities to serve them and share God’s work in our lives and the ministry he is leading us to in South Africa.

We are specifically praying for the provision of increased support by July. Our request is for the Lord to work and raise our committed monthly support from 40{94115f3f0ce78e17ae6fab5620d08dd86260dffed70bcd9a5a0ccd2442dba6d2} to 50{94115f3f0ce78e17ae6fab5620d08dd86260dffed70bcd9a5a0ccd2442dba6d2} by July so that we may attend our next required training seminar!

Our prayer is for 20 new partners to support us prayerfully as well as financially at $50 a month by July. This would push us over 50{94115f3f0ce78e17ae6fab5620d08dd86260dffed70bcd9a5a0ccd2442dba6d2}! Please pray with us!


February 12, 2017

Praises & Prayer Requests


Thank God for the additional partnerships of First Baptist, Tallmadge and the Kenoyer Foundation!

Thank God for all the rest of the Bell Bunch prayer and financial supporters (32{94115f3f0ce78e17ae6fab5620d08dd86260dffed70bcd9a5a0ccd2442dba6d2} of our committed monthly support has been provided)!

Praise God for healthy babies and a healthy mom!

Thank God for a new position that grants more flexibility and personal development.

Thank God for the blessing of discipleship relationships, fruitful ministry, and encouragement!

Praise God for a few hours to catch up with Tom and Nancy Wolf and worship together!

Praise God for all the children attending the Children’s Church at Mountain View Baptist in Hermanus, South Africa.

Thank God that He indeed is Almighty and sovereign above all.


Pray for clear communication as we present our ministry and for those the Lord is preparing to partner with us.

Pray for the number of upcoming transitions (housing, ministry, etc.) as we move closer to our ministry in South Africa.

Pray for the ministries in South Africa and for our team there as they share the love of Christ.

Pray for guidance as we navigate many responsibilities and for wisdom as we balance our time.

Pray that we continue to grow and follow as God leads and guides us.

Pray that God may provide the next 18{94115f3f0ce78e17ae6fab5620d08dd86260dffed70bcd9a5a0ccd2442dba6d2} of our support in order for us to reach 50{94115f3f0ce78e17ae6fab5620d08dd86260dffed70bcd9a5a0ccd2442dba6d2} of our committed monthly support by July, and attend our next ABWE training seminar.


March 30, 2016

  • We pray that we would remain excited, blessed, and encouraged throughout this pre-field ministry as we share what the Lord is doing in our lives and hear what He is doing in other’s.
  • We pray that God might bring us many opportunities to share our ministry and bring us the right partners in pray and giving.
  • We pray that our Father might keep us obedient, faithful and fruitful in our current ministries and discipleship/evangelism relationships.
  • We pray for our own personal growth in our love and knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • We pray for the Cape team and God’s continued work in Mountain View Baptist Church in Somerset West and Hermanus.