Pray for the International Apostolic Council

When praying for the International Apostolic Council, please pray for:

  • wisdom, discernment, and grace to encourage, equip, and strengthen leaders in the DOVE family worldwide
  • safety for apostolic leaders and their families as they travel to many nations to minister to the DOVE family leaders worldwide
  • a release and empowering of younger leadership on every level throughout the world, and for new apostolic leaders with the same spiritual DNA that God has called to join the DOVE global family
  • the production of leadership resources that will help present and future generations of apostolic leaders and church leaders
  • a healthy leadership succession transfer of DOVE International’s leadership from Larry and LaVerne Kreider to Merle and Cheree Shenk in April 2024
  • grace from God to help train and release many future, healthy DOVE leaders throughout the world during the next few years.

Merle and Cheree Shenk
International Director

Please pray:

  • for the succession process of DOVE International’s leadership to be healthy and filled with grace
  • for wisdom as they serve in various leadership roles
  • for refreshment, healing, and provision for pastors, leaders, and churches in the DOVE movement
  • as they lead Newport Church in the USA. Pray for the leaders and ministry team as they serve to equip the church.
  • that they have divine connections and the momentum of the Holy Spirit leading in and through their lives and ministry
  • for their children to grow deep roots in their walks with the Lord and enjoy serving in the work of ministry together
  • for God’s health, protection, and provision in their lives.

Ron and Bonnie Myer
Assistant International Director

Pray that Ron and Bonnie:

  • continue to keep their walk with Jesus first and foremost above anything they do
  • would grow in influence and impact drawing leaders closer to Jesus
  • exercise wisdom in time management while increasing capacity.

Pray specifically that Ron has:

  • wisdom and discernment as assistant international director
  • insight and foresight as he serves DOVE International as director of operations for the DOVE International office
  • insight as he provides oversight to Peter Bunton in his leadership to DMI and Nick Payne, who leads DOVE USA Youth. These two ministries are key to the DOVE USA scope of ministry.
  • grace as he guides the USA apostolic team in empowering and releasing leaders as they provide oversight for USA churches
  • adapts and adjusts to new systems to provide more efficiency and effectiveness in ministry.

Peter and Ruth Ann Bunton
Director of DOVE Mission International

Pray for Peter:

  • to effectively help churches in the USA develop a vision for world missions
  • as he meets with and prepares potential long-term missionaries and cares for those already on the mission field
  • as he oversees an extensive program of short-term mission teams
  • as he teaches, writes, and serves as an instructor to those pursuing graduate theological education
  • to serve on the DOVE Europe apostolic team with wisdom.

Pray for Ruth Ann:

  • in her work as a trained spiritual director and as a volunteer with two local community outreaches.

Hesbone and Violet Odindo

Hesbone and Violet serve on the DOVE Africa Apostolic Council, lead the DOVE Kenya Apostolic Council, and oversee churches in the Kisumu region in Kenya.

Pray specifically for:

  • wisdom to handle varied leadership responsibilities
  • an empowering to identify and mentor leaders throughout Kenya and across Africa
  • Hesbone and Violet as they plan and oversee leadership training, especially amongst the next generation
  • vision and capacity to empower church planters
  • financial provision for their family and ministry needs.

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi

Please pray for Ibrahim and Diane as they serve in DOVE Africa and the body of Christ as a whole. Ibrahim and Diane give leadership to the DOVE A