Today in our prayer time, let’s pray for Winfield and Lori Scott. That’s not their real names but they’re our missionaries serving in Central Asia. Our church supports them through our Cooperative Program giving. Mostly our missionaries focus on planting churches and sharing the gospel. But an important part of missionary service is to make sure the pastors and other leaders of local churches are strong in faith.
The Scotts saw that many people across Central Asia have marriage problems. Unfortunately that includes many in the churches. So the Scotts led a marriage retreat for national pastors and their wives. It was the first time for such a retreat. Winfield and Lori taught that people must be strong in Christ as individuals before they can improve life with their spouses.
Sometimes men met separately from the women. When the women were alone, Lori saw that the older women counseled the younger ones. Let’s pray for Winfield and Lori as they lead in Central Asia. Let’s ask the Lord to keep their own marriage solid as they help others. And let’s join our missionaries in praying for healthy marriages and families in churches across Central Asia.