South Africa

Blake and Claire love rejoicing in the uniqueness of the part of God’s world where He has called them. Their family hasn’t yet tired of seeing the amazing animals, sunsets, and landscapes the Creator has designed. The environment is a constant reminder to them of the power and love of God.

Blake had the opportunity to preach twice in the last few months. It was a difficult task to continue his normal responsibilities, start a men’s discipleship group back up at their church, finish an online class, and preach twice. But God gave the grace to do it all and they are thankful for these amazing opportunities. They are eager to be “poured out like a drink offering” (2 Tim. 4:6) for the sake of God’s glory and the salvation of souls.

  • Pray for the men in the church discipleship group to grow in godliness, leadership, and love for the Lord.
  • Pray for unity and love to abound at their church.
  • Pray for Blake, Claire and their children to remain zealous for God’s glory to be spread in South Africa.
North America.
Daniel & Danielle Drake // Killeen, TX

Daniel and Danielle met in Serbia where Daniel served as a missionary for two years. Shortly into their marriage, they joined the ministry of Killeen Bible Church in March 2019 after Daniel became the preaching pastor. They have continued serving the body there for the last several years. By the Lord’s grace, they joyfully welcomed their firstborn son, Titus Angelo, into their family in January 2021.

The purpose of Killeen Bible Church is to glorify God who, by His sovereign grace and the proclamation of His Word, produces disciples that worship Him, build one another up, and reproduce themselves. They desire that their worship would be authentic, vibrant, God-glorifying, Christ-centered, Spirit-led, Word-based, and driven by a passionate desire to honor the triune God in a way that is both pleasing to Him and intelligible to the worshippers.

  • Pray that the Lord would be pleased to raise up a third elder and a second deacon. Both elders have more ministry demands than can be filled right now.
  • Pray that the body of KBC would see conversions and new disciples made, especially as members faithfully share the Gospel with their neighbors. 
  • Pray that the congregation would grow in Spirit-filled singing during their congregational worship.
Christianity Explained Spaghetti Nights

Starting this Sunday evening, Immanuel will be hosting weekly spaghetti dinners in the Fellowship Hall at 5:00p for members of the local community and unbelieving friends of Immanuel members. During the dinners, Pastor Ryan will teach through Christianity Explained: a six-week study that presents the challenge of Jesus in a way that is non-threatening and concentrates on the facts concerning the person and work of Christ. 

  • Pray for the unbelieving guests who come to these dinners to have their hearts open to receive the Word of Truth and to repent and believe the gospel.
  • Pray that the Immanuel members serving at this event would be filled with the Spirit to proclaim Christ in word and deed.
  • Pray that these dinners would open doors for further relationships and ministry in the local community around the Immanuel building.
Kurd of Iraq





Ev. Christian:


Main Language:


Spiritual Beliefs:

99.95% Islam

Bible in Heart Language:


The Kurds are a large ethnic group who live in the mountainous regions of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. Most Kurds are Muslims, and today about three quarters are members of the majority Sunni branch.

  • Pray that the small number of Kurdish Christians would be united in the gospel and wisely proclaim it to their neighbors.  
  • Pray that more local churches would be established among the Kurds.
  • The complete Bible was translated into one of the major Kurdish dialects in 2017. Pray that many people would have the opportunity to read the Scriptures and hear them preached.