Praise and Prayer ~ September 27, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Praise God! Yesterday was FFICM’s 8th anniversary. We give praise to God for the eight years of ministry that has happened and all the growth that God has produced both in FFICM as an organization, but more importantly the spiritual growth that is happening around the world as new believers receive […]

Praise and Prayer ~ September 20, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Nigeria: Current and Ongoing ministry One of the Nigerian training teams will be doing a training at a new church in Lagos, Nigeria this week. Pray for safe travel as this is a long trip from Jos where our office is located.  The other Nigerian training team will be going out […]

Praise and Prayer ~ September 13, 2021

Nigeria: Current and Ongoing ministry Muslim Outreach Ministry TV and Radio — We continue to broadcast the TV and radio episodes that have been recorded to share about what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus, and are specifically made for people coming to Christ from a Muslim background. Continue to pray for […]

Praise and Prayer ~ September 6, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  “As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!” Galatians 1:9 Paul was very concerned about the people he discipled. He was very particular and was always willing to make sure […]

Praise and Prayer ~ August 30, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  “By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:10-11 1 Corinthians […]

Praise and Prayer ~ August 23, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Below you will find a prayer guide to support you as you accompany us in prayer and worship this week. May God bless your time in the quiet place with hope and peace.   Nigeria: Current and Ongoing ministry Muslim Outreach Ministry TV and Radio — We continue to broadcast the TV […]

August 2021 Newsletter

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Praise and Prayer ~ August 16, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  We are made for doing good things, for the glory of God. “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is […]

Praise and Prayer ~ August 9, 2021

August 9th, 2021 Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Notice all the emotions in the text: Painful. Grieve. Glad. Distressed. Rejoice. Confidence. Anguish. Tears.  Paul doesn’t just tell the believers what to do . He communicates through his emotions. Our hopes for new believers are not just cognitive. We don’t just preach and teach from our knowledge […]

Praise and Prayer ~ August 2, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  We learn through our struggles, just like Jesus who learned through his suffering. Jesus grew in wisdom, mercy and obedience throughout his life. All Jesus’ experiences through his life prepared him for the great suffering he experienced in the Passion. How many want to become like Christ? We do! How many […]

Praise and Prayer ~ July 26, 2021

 “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet […]

Praise and Prayer ~ July 19, 2021

Nigeria: Muslim Outreach Ministry — Radio and TV Praise: Millions of Muslim listeners — The FFICM Nigeria team continues to produce TV and radio broadcasts designed to reach predominantly Muslim areas on public TV and radio stations with teaching about the gospel and the Bible. The teachings address myths commonly believed by Muslims and offer […]

Praise and Prayer ~ July 12, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your […]

Praise and Prayer ~ July 5, 2021

July 05, 2021 Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Rich read Matthew 5:43-48 and invited us to pray for our enemies. God’s character is abundant love, which is undeserving and unconditional. God is kind and good to all people. We want to be like God is, kind and loving even to our enemies. The Christian life is […]

Praise and Prayer ~ June 28, 2021

(Photo credit: A screen shot from FFICM’s video about the need for a ministry vehicle in Ethiopia. This photo is of an Ethiopian bus, which is our current means of transportation. Read below for news about the new vehicle coming soon!) Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Thank you for praying with us this week! During our […]

Praise and Prayer ~ June 22, 2021

(Photo detail: During a TV recording of FFICM’s teaching in Nigeria). Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And […]

Praise and Prayer ~ June 14, 2021

(Photo detail: Gabrielle ‘Elle’ Wisot, FFICM’s new Communications Coordinator, as of June 2021.) Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,        Below you will find a prayer guide to support you as you accompany us in prayer and worship this week. May God bless your time in the quiet place with hope and peace.   Nigeria: Radio and TV Ministry […]

Praise and Prayer ~ June 7, 2021

(Photo Credit: Nigerian students at a training with Rich in April, 2021). Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Below you will find a prayer guide to support you as you accompany us in prayer and worship this week. May God bless your time in the quiet place with hope and peace.   Nigeria: Ongoing Ministry Radio and TV […]

Praise and Prayer ~ June 2nd, 2021

(Photo detail: Taken during the live portion of FFICM’s Spring Fundraiser 2021.) Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  As we welcome in a change of seasons here in the US, our team in Oregon is eager to embrace the slower pace of international travel. With Rich’s next trip scheduled for October, we turn to welcoming new staff onto the US team. Lord willing, […]

Praise and Prayer ~ May 24, 2021

(Photo detail: FFICM’s ministry leader, Tesfye, teaching follow-up materials in Ethiopia). Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,         We are humbled as we gather in prayer this week by God’s faithful, loving care for each of us, for FFICM as an organization, and for our dedicated partners in ministry. At the completion of our Spring Fundraiser last Saturday […]

Praise and Prayer ~ May 17, 2021

(Photo detail: Dr. Rich Gardner teaching at the True Gospel Conference in Nigeria, 2021.) Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Below you will find a prayer guide to support you as you accompany us in prayer and worship this week. May God bless your time in the quiet place with hope and peace.   Nigeria Ongoing Ministry Radio […]

Praise and Prayer ~ May 12th, 2021

(Photo detail: The MBB and former Imam, who recently accepted Christ through listening to the audio bible players. Prayer requests for these new believers are below.) Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Grace and peace to each of you in Christ Jesus. Thank you for your prayers on behalf of our brothers and sisters in the US, […]

Praise and Prayer ~ May 4, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  We gather in prayer for the nations of Nigeria, Ethiopia and Cameroon, all of which are enduring widespread violence and human suffering. We pray with confidence because we know that our Creator loves justice and will act to bring deliverance through the Holy Spirit, through armies of angels and through brave […]

Praise and Prayer ~ April 27, 2021

Photo detail: Leaders of the FFICM True Gospel Conference in Jalingo, Nigeria – April 2021. Rich Gardner (far left) with Roman Baronowski, a Polish ministry partner, next to Peter Wash (in cream shirt). Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Below you will find a prayer guide to support you as you accompany us in prayer and worship […]

Praise and Prayer ~ April 19th, 2021

Photo credit: Leaders at the MBB Conference using solar-powered audio players. Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Thank you for sharing our journey this week. We are deeply grateful and humbled by the success of the MBB Conference last week. Pray with us for all the MBBs who committed to share the gospel in their communities. We’re […]

Praise and Prayer ~ April 12, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  We humbly bring our requests before God. He is moving and we are responding to many opportunities around the world. Below you will find a prayer guide to support you as you accompany us in prayer and worship this week. May God bless your time in the quiet place with hope […]

Praise and Prayer ~ April 5, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed! We praise God for his goodness and provision, and we humbly bring our requests before Him. Below you will find a prayer guide to support you as you accompany us in prayer and worship this week. May God bless your time in the quiet […]

Praise and Prayer ~ March 30, 2021

(Photo Credit: Kate Thomas, a speaker at the Ethiopian Mega Conference with a Cameroonian trainer.) Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  In our prayer time during Holy Week, we remember Jesus’ vulnerable humility and his courageous obedience in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus’ spoke to the Father of his weakness, his fatigue, his fears. In the same […]

Praise and Prayer ~ March 24, 2021

(Photo credit: Rich Gardner, posted to Facebook on March 14th, 2021, “About 100 received Christ today. They were followed up by FFICM staff in the evening. 1,500-2,000 are attending the conference despite the 100 degree weather.”) Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  Thank you for sharing in our joy this week as we celebrate the first of […]

Praise and Prayer ~ March 14, 2021

(Image: Eskandir and Rich in Ethiopia during Rich’s February 2021 trip.) Nigeria: The HBB Conference is this week! Rich, Peter and Ishaku made it to the HBB conference site and are getting ready to start the conference. Please pray for Rich’s safety and protection as he travels on Wednesday to and from the conference to […]

Praise and Prayer ~ March 10, 2021

Nigeria: Pray for Peter and Rich as they work on continued preparations for the HBB conference that will be held in Nigeria next week. We are expecting around 2,000 people to attend and there are still many details that are in process. Pray for continued preparations for the other two upcoming conferences in Nigeria (the […]

Praise and Prayer ~ March 1, 2021

(Photo of a small group of trainees practicing teaching from the FFICM Follow-up Booklet.) Nigeria: Praises:  God is continuing to bless the personal ministry of Zainab, one of our trainers. Five people joined the new believer follow-up group which Zaibab leads. Additionally, two homeless women joined Zainab’s professional training class. As a personal ministry, Zainab […]

Praise and Prayer ~ February 23, 2021

(Above photo: FFICM’s primary partner in Ethiopia: Eskinder with his family) Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  We have much to be excited and hopeful about regarding this week’s prayer requests. They reflect the reality that we’re coming toward the final stretch of planning several significant conferences and training events. As you read on and join us in prayer, remember with gratitude the […]

Praise and Prayer ~ February 15, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners, We have much to be grateful for this week! The safe birth of a baby boy in one of our Nigerian trainer’s family (Ishaku) and the successful completion of a week of follow-up training in Ethiopia. We also need God’s provision for healing, wisdom, and ongoing empowerment in ministry for many of our ministry partners. Thank […]

Praise and Prayer ~ February 8, 2021

“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be […]

Praise and Prayer ~ February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021 Dear FFICM Prayer Partners,  May the peace of Christ fill you as you join us in prayer this week. We are grateful for and in awe of our God who is always with us, who is able to take care of our every need, and who cares deeply about our lives. Thank you for […]

January 2021 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Grace in times of need Thank you so much for your prayers; we continue to see growth and training going on even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances. Rich is flying to Ethiopia this weekend to run two trainings with Eskinder and a new trainer called Ayele who has been hired on […]

Praise and Prayer ~ January 25

Nigeria Ishake Pate, one of the Nigeria trainers praises God for the progress that his local church has made and for the training they have been doing with the FFICM new believer follow-up materials. Pray also for his wife’s pregnancy which is her fourth! Peter Wash praises God for the evangelistic success through the radio […]

Praise and Prayer ~ January 18th

Nigeria: Please pray for protection from coronavirus which has been increasing in Nigeria.  Pray for Zainab as she trusts God to start leading a cohort of trainees by the end of this month. She’s working on preparing a venue. She has doubled the number of trainees (from 200 to 500!). Praise God! Please pray for Joy […]

Praise and Prayer ~ January 11

Dear Prayer Partners, Thank you for your faithful partnership as we enter a new year! We are grateful to God for continuing to lead us towards ever greater impact. We also grieve with the Nigerian families who have been devastated by the kidnappings, which have become increasingly lethal. Please join us in prayer for God’s […]

Praise and Prayer ~ January 4

Happy New Year to all our Prayer Partners!  Thank you for continuing to join us in prayer as we enter a new year. Below you will find the prayer requests by region as reported by our staff and ministry partners. We are grateful for your participation in God’s work through FFICM’s global outreach in Nigeria […]

Praise and Prayer ~ December 28

We met virtually for the last time in 2020 to focus on worshiping God with thanksgiving for God’s steadfast faithfulness during an especially hard year. Thank you to Ken Keeley, our board secretary, for leading us in a devotional meditation from John 14. Ken reminded us that we may not have felt close to God […]

Praise and Prayer ~ December 21

Prayers for our Nigeria partners: As we celebration of Jesus’ birth this Christmas, please pray for protection for our brothers and sisters who are at increased risk of attack from their Muslim neighbors.  Please pray for Margaret, the wife of Peter, our FFICM-Nigeria Director. Last week she suffered excessive, undiagnosed bleeding. She is doing better after having received some medication. She is getting […]

Praise and Prayer ~ December 14

Nigeria Jepthah’s sister just lost her little girl to a brief illness. Please pray for their whole family!  Peter is up in the north, meeting with the leaders of the HBB conference we are planning in 2021,  please pray for safety for him and success in his journey!  Sam said everything has been very hectic, he has been away […]

Praise and Prayer ~ December 7

Ethiopia They have 70 at their current training! That is ten more than they expected. A lot more wanted to come, so we will probably have another training in this area.  Temperature isn’t too bad, thank God! It even rained! This is unusual, so God answered our prayers!  They are sharing the gospel today! A lot […]

Praise and Prayer ~ November 30

Nigeria One of the staff has gone to Gombe to deliver radio teachings to the station there, and is hoping to arrange a future training, and may be able to stop in Bauchi to deliver radio programs too.  Sam is going to travel to Kano to do follow-up training with those we trained in February […]

Praise and Prayer ~ November 23

Nigeria Pray for Nigeria as the MBB conference is going forward now in March of next year!  Pray for wisdom, mobilization, good communication, and protection! There are nineteen discipleship centers participating that are all very excited to participate with us.  Continue to pray for Sam. He is in the second location in Lafiya, coordinating follow-up and outreach with New Life […]

Praise and Prayer ~ November 16

Nigeria Pray for the team as they’re training in Bauchi and Layfia this week.  Pray that more people will attend the training in Layfia. About 20 people have attended.  Pray that more people will attend the training in Bauchi. There has been a low turnout but the team is hopeful more will attend. Pray for […]