Global Report: Praying for India and Asia with Stephanie McDermott and Sneha Thomas

How does Moms in Prayer work in countries where believers in Christ are the very small minority, and how do moms pray when their children may be persecuted for their faith?  Today, Lee is joined by Moms in Prayer’s Asian International Leadership Developer, Stephanie McDermott, and Indian national, Sneha Thomas to discuss the ways God is moving among His people to call intercessors for children and schools in Asia.  This is a must listen episode.

About our Guests:

Sneha Thomas holds her Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and her Masters in Computer Applications.  She is married to Dr. Thomas George, interventional cardiologist, and the mother of two boys. Sneha is a full time homemaker and bondservant of Jesus Christ. She serves as a teaching leader with Bible Study fellowship, Kottayam at Baker chapel and as a International Contact Person and Leader of a Moms in Prayer group in Kottayam.

Stephanie McDermott has been with MIPI in a leadership role for over 16 years. She has lived in 5 different countries spanning the Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific and India, and has been a MIPI leader in each country she has lived in.

Hosting groups in her home, other women’s homes, in churches, villages Stephanie is always willing to spread the 4 Steps of Prayer. She has trained many moms that still continue to lead groups in all the countries. Now back in USA, Stephanie holds the position of State Coordinator for Florida and also has a role on the Global Ministry side of MIPI. She is an International Leader Developer for India, Singapore & Sri Lanka.

Her life is an eventful one, as each new day brings her alongside wonderful opportunities to introduce moms to the power of prayer; and cover our next generation of leaders for Christ and His Kingdom’s work; here in USA and Asia Pacific. Stephanie is a mom of two third culture kids, and along with her husband William, they all support her passion for MIP. Stephanie loves hosting dinners for friends and family and taking care of her 4 cats: Joy & Hope from Singapore and Grace and Jeremiah from India.

 

Scripture: 

Jeremiah 31:3- “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you.”

Links:

To give to the ministry of Moms in Prayer: Support Our Mission | Moms In Prayer International

To learn more about the Global Day of Prayer and Fasting on January 13, 2021:  https://momsinprayer.org/events/global-day-of-prayer-fasting-2021/

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org


2020 Global Report: Praying for America with Cathi Armitage and Susan Shepherd

The pandemic did not stop the global movement of Moms in Prayer, and it certainly did not stop American mothers for interceding for their children and the world.  Today, Lee is joined by USA Country Coordinator Susan Shepherd and Global Director, Cathi Armitage to discuss the impact COVID 19 has had on children, teachers, schools and Moms in Prayer groups around America.  In addition, they discuss the Global Day of Prayer and how you can be involved on January 13, 2021.

About our Guests:

Cathi Armitage is the Global Ministry Director for Moms in Prayer International and has been involved in the ministry for over twenty years. Cathi’s team oversees 145 countries, helping to encourage and train leaders. Cathi and her high school sweetheart, Matt, have been married for over thirty years and have three sons and one daughter who know and love Jesus. Cathi and Matt live in Southern California where she enjoys cooking with and for her family. She also enjoys hiking in the local canyons and standup paddle boarding in the Pacific, where she watches the rest of her family surf. It is during those times that they all experience God’s glorious creation up close and personal.

 

Susan Shepherd joyfully serves as the USA Country Coordinator for Moms in Prayer International.  When she began praying 22 years ago as a group member, she could never have predicted that she would follow the Lord into leadership as a Group Leader, Area Coordinator, Alabama State Coordinator, Division Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic and New England, and finally into this role as Country Coordinator.  Susan is the wife of her husband, Joe, mom to her two married daughters, and the grandmother of one adorable grandson and another grandbaby on the way.  Susan loves to pray, but she also loves coffee with friends, traveling, a good book, and a nap.      

To give to the ministry of Moms in Prayer: Support Our Mission | Moms In Prayer International

To learn more about the Global Day of Prayer and Fasting on January 13, 2021:  https://momsinprayer.org/events/global-day-of-prayer-fasting-2021/

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org


2020 Global Report: Praying for South America with Veronica Vanzetti and Deisy Ordonez

The COVID pandemic took many mother’s desperate situations and made them infinitely more complicated.  Today, Lee sits down with our South American Director Veronica Vanzetti, and our Venezuelan Country Coordinator, Deisy Ordonez to talk about the power of prayer and the hope mothers are finding in the most dire circumstances.  We also talk about the brand new resource Moms in Prayer is releasing to reach even more moms around the world.

About our Guest:

Moms in Prayer’s Director of South America, Veronica Vanzetti lives and serves from her home in Argentina, and Deisy Ordonez serves as the Country Coordinator from her home in Venezuela.

To give to the ministry of Moms in Prayer: Support Our Mission | Moms In Prayer International

To learn more about Moms in Prayer South America: https://momsinprayer.org/who-we-are/global-community/

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org


2020 Global Report: Praying for Central America with Diana DeFouler

When mothers struggle to meet the most basic needs their families face, they find hope in the God who hears.  Today, Lee sits down with Central American Director, Diana DeFouler to talk about the struggles and victories moms across Central America are facing during this global pandemic.  This episode is laced with the power of God to move despite what our eyes see.

About our Guest:

Moms in Prayer’s Director of Central America, Diana DeFouler. Diana lives in Panama City, Panama with her husband of 36 years, has two grown children and two grand babies.

 

To give to the ministry of Moms in Prayer: Support Our Mission | Moms In Prayer International

To learn more about Moms in Prayer Central America: https://momsinprayer.org/who-we-are/global-community/

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org


2020 Global Report: Praying for Europe with Kathrin Larsen

The global pandemic has not stopped the movement of God in Europe and Israel. Today Lee sits down with Moms in Prayer Europe Director, Kathrin Larsen to discuss the challenges families and schools face in 2020 and the open door that has been brought about through suffering. Listen in as they discuss the prayer strategies God has used to work a softening in the hearts of children throughout Europe.

About our Guest:

After 20 years of praying with Moms in Prayer, Europe Director, Kathrin Larsen has seen God move and is a witness that God answers prayer, performs miracles in the lives of children, and for children and schools throughout Europe.  Kathrin and her family make their home in Switzerland. 

To give to the ministry of Moms in Prayer: Support Our Mission | Moms In Prayer International

To learn more about Moms in Prayer Europe: https://momsinprayer.org/who-we-are/global-community/europe/ 

 Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org


Praying the Scriptures for Your Children with Jodie Berndt

“Moms in Prayer is an anchor in our prayer life for our children, but our goal is to live a praying life.”  Today’s guest, author, speaker and Moms in Prayer mom, Jodie Berndt is making a case for building a praying legacy for your children.  Honest and candid, Lee and Jodie discuss the thankless seasons of praying for our kids, and how moms can learn to pray using scripture and the bold prayers of others as their teacher.

About Our Guest:

Jodie Berndt has written nine books, including the bestselling Praying the Scriptures series for children, teens, and adult children.  A speaker and Bible teacher, Jodie has been featured on programs like Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, and a host of popular podcasts and she has written articles for Fox News, Club31 Women, and Proverbs 31 Ministries.  She and her husband, Robbie, have four children and live in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Find Jodie’s blogs, videos, and printable prayer resources at jodiebendt.com or follow her on Instagram at @jodie_berndt.

 

Scripture: 

2 Corinthians 12:9- “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Mark 9: 14-24- “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

Ephesians 4:29- “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

Numbers 32:23- “But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the LORD; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.”

 

Links:

Christian Parenting- ChristianParenting.org and www.CPGive.org

 

Books:

Praying the Scriptures for Your Children: Discover How to Pray God’s Purpose for Their Lives by Jodie Berndt


How Moms in Prayer Can Impact Churches

“We have seen too much to be prayerless.”  Today Lee sits down for a conversation with her pastor to have an in depth conversation about the ways prayer and Moms in Prayer have changed not only their church family, but their community as well.  Join us for a conversation about the revival and spiritual awakening that has happened in one small town, the way it all began, and how Moms in Prayer can serve not only your children and schools, but your church as well.

About Our Guest:

Ryan and his wife, Stacy, have six great kids and live in rural Michigan. He has been in ministry since 1995, serving as first in youth and counseling ministry, and now as senior senior pastor.  A farmer at heart, Ryan loves spending time with his wife and kids, and is an avid outdoorsman.

 

Show Sponsor: 

Compassion International- https://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/?referer=607208

To learn more about the Moms and Babies Program listen to episode 109 with Christina Gard.


Prayer and Spiritual Warfare with Judy Dunagan

There is no ceasefire with the enemy of our souls. Today Lee talks with Judy Dunagan about the power of prayer in spiritual warfare. Judy powerfully describes her own struggles with fear and defeat and the remedy for us all- praying scripture, the power of a steadfast mind, and time in adoration of God which led to victory.   We wrap up with a powerful and memorable prayer you won’t want to miss.

About Our Guest:

Judy Dunagan is an Acquisitions Editor at Moody Publishers for the women’s line of books and Bible studies. She helped launch a new women’s Bible study line at Moody and loves equipping aspiring authors and speakers. A wonder seeker of God and His Word, Judy is passionate about discipling women and making God’s Word come alive in everyday life. Judy serves on the board of Deeper Walk International, founded by her father, author Mark I. Bubeck. Like her father, Judy often teaches on the power of prayer and our protection and victory in Christ. Judy and her husband, Rick, live in the  Colorado mountains and are parents of two daughters, and have three grandchildren, all under the age of three. Subscribe to Judy’s blog for a free prayer resource at JudyDunagan.com.

 

Links:

Connect with Judy and subscribe to her blog on her website: https://judydunagan.com/

Find Mark Bubeck’s books here: https://www.moodypublishers.com/search/?q=bubeck

 

Books:

The Adversary by Mark I. Bubeck

Warfare Praying by Mark I. Bubeck

Prayer Patterns for Revival by Mark I. Bubeck

 

Show Sponsor: 

Operation Christmas Child: www.momsinprayer.org/occ


The State of Our Girls with Cindy Bultema

It’s tough to be a girl today. Today Lee sits down with Cindy Bultema, Executive Director of GEMS Girls Clubs to bring the needs of young girls to the forefront of our minds and prayers.  Although Generation Z is considered to be the first post-Christian generation in our country, there is nothing too difficult for God, nothing too large to be affected by our prayers.. What our girls (and boys!) need most today is still Jesus and His Word. Listen for encouragement from Cindy’s own story and for resources GEMS has developed to address the issues of our world today.

About Our Guest:

Cindy Bultema has served in ministry for over twenty years as a speaker, author, church leader, and now as the Executive Director of GEMS Girls’ Clubs. She is passionate about reaching girls and women with the life-changing message of Jesus. Cindy lives in West Michigan with her husband and their four children. When she’s not running her full household, you can find Cindy walking her two dogs, meeting a friend for coffee, attending her son’s hockey games, or trying to figure out what’s for dinner.

 

Links: 

Connect with Cindy on her website: https://www.cindybultema.com/

Check out GEMS Girls’ Club here: https://gemsgc.org/

Try the great GEMS Refresh resources here: https://gemsgc.org/refresh/

AND AS PROMISED…GEMS Girls club has a code for MIP Moms. With GEMS code HOLIDAY20, you can receive a 20% discount at gemsgc.org/store

 

For another great conversation with Cindy on bullying, Episode 26, click here:https://momsinprayer.org/walking-with-your-child-through-bullying/

 

Show Sponsor:  

Operation Christmas Child: www.momsinprayer.org/occ