Continue to pray for Mali. The interim government has until May 22 to hold elections; otherwise, the military intends to step back into power.Please pray:
For the regional director and Mali field leader as they make decisions regarding going back into Mali
That God will protect civilians, national believers, and Koutiala hospital staff
That stability will return and the rebels in the north will be pushed back
That many will come to Jesus during this time of trouble and that Malian Christians will be able to stay strong in their faith
After undergoing a biopsy for a suspicious-looking mole, Steve Volstad was diagnosed with stage 1 malignant melanoma. Thankfully, the doctor said that it should not be difficult to treat; it appears that after a second surgery, all of it should be removed. Pray that the next tissue sample will show no more abnormal cells.Syria Update
Continue to pray for peace in Syria, where more than 11,100 people have been killed since March 2012. Hundreds of families have fled to neighboring countries, where Alliance churches work with refugees. Pray that God will protect His people and end the violence. Also, pray that believers will demonstrate Christ’s love and that God will be gloried in this situation.CREATIVE-ACCESS COUNTRIES
Remember creative-access (CAC) workers around the world. Pray for protection, good health, and opportunities to share the good news. Pray that contacts will be drawn to Jesus. Pray that God will break down strongholds and give courage and boldness to national believers.
Continue to pray for an Alliance worker who had surgery for a degenerative hip disorder and early onset of arthritis (April 9 prayer requests). A rare, recurring infection has developed in the wound, necessitating another operation. After the surgery, he will continue to receive intravenous antibiotics for two weeks at home. Pray for a complete recovery.