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 producing of leadership resources that will help present and future generations of apostolic leaders and church leaders.
  • grace from God to help train and release many future healthy DOVE leaders throughout the world during the next few years.

Larry and LaVerne Kreider
International Director

Please pray for Larry and LaVerne:

  • to continue to grow in intimacy with the Lord and hear His voice clearly
  • as they lead the DOVE International Apostolic Council and minister to leaders in many nations.
  • for great faith for finances to help expand the DOVE family globally to bring glory to God.
  • to walk in wisdom as they oversee leaders and movements in many regions and nations
  • in their connection with younger leaders, and for those young leaders to be called, mentored, trained, and released to take new roles of leadership throughout the world
  • that the process of succession of DOVE International leadership that will take place over the next few years will be healthy and filled with grace.

Ron and Bonnie Myer
Assistant International Director

Pray for Ron and Bonnie:

  • that their walk with Jesus would be first and foremost above anything they do.
  • that they might have influence and impact in the lives that they pour into on a regular basis.

Pray for Ron specifically in these areas:

  • for wisdom and discernment as assistant international director
  • an empowering and releasing leadership as he guides the USA team in ministering to and providing oversight for USA churches
  • empowering Peter Bunton in his leadership to DMI and Josh Good, who leads DOVE USA Youth, to be all the Lord created them to be in championing each of these vital areas of ministry in the USA
  • visionary enablement as Ron leads the DOVE Europe Apostolic Team into this next season of development
  • insight and foresight as he serves DOVE International as the director of operations

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.
  • to discern the appropriate time to begin sending short-term teams to other countries, as well as interns for six-month and one-year placements.
  • 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.
  • please pray for Ruth Ann in her work as a trained spiritual director and coach.

Hesbone and Violet Odindo

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

Pray for Hesbone and Violet specifically in these areas:

  • wisdom to handle varied leadership responsibilities
  • an empowering to identify and mentor leaders throughout Kenya and across Africa
  • planning and overseeing leadership training, especially among 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 in various ministry roles. Ibrahim and Diane give leadership to the DOVE Africa Apostolic Council, DOVE Missions Africa, and DOVE Nairobi.

Pray for:

  • possibilities for travel to regions and nations will open up this year after the years of travel restrictions.
  • divine wisdom in identifying and equipping a new generation of leaders.
  • strategy and provision to establish the DOVE Africa Prayer Center.
  • abundant provision and continued good health.

    Steve and Mary Prokopchak

    Pray for Steve and Mary:

    • as they lead the DOVE International Caribbean Team and serve on the DOVE International and USA Apostolic Teams.
    • as they mentor next-generation leaders in their marriages and ministry lives.
    • to see succession in areas of responsibility.
    • to have safety, protection, and physical and spiritual wholeness in their lives.
    • to be effective in writing, teaching, and training.
    • to have open doors for seminars related to marriage, identity, and leadership.

    Brian and Janet Sauder

    Please pray for Brian and Janet as they serve and lead various apostolic teams and oversee apostolic leaders and church leaders.

    Pray for Brian specifically:

    • in his leadership of the DOVE Canada Apostolic Council and for the expansion of DOVE Canada.
    • as he serves on the DOVE Southeast Asia leadership team and oversees apostolic leaders there.
    • for wisdom and intuition as he directs the DOVE Global Leadership & Ministry School and oversees numerous training venues.
    • to be an effective prophetic minister and teacher.

    Merle and Cheree Shenk

    Pray for wisdom for Merle and Cheree Shenk as they serve in various roles, but specifically as they lead the South Africa & Zambia Apostolic Team and lead Newport Church in USA.

    Pray for:

    • the refreshing, healing, and provision for the pastors, leaders, and churches in South Africa and Zambia.
    • the leaders and team at Newport Church as they serve the Lord.
    • divine connections, and the momentum of the Holy Spirit leading in and through their lives and ministry.
    • the Shenk children to grow deep roots in their walk with the Lord and enjoy serving in the work of the ministry together.
    • health, protection, and provision in their lives.

    Recognized Spiritual Advisors
    Keith Yoder, Tony Fitzgerald, and Marilyn Fitzgerald

    Pray for our spiritual advisers who are placed in our lives by the Lord for wise council, accountability, and spiritual oversight. The International Apostolic Council members meet individually as needed and as a team for discernment and prayer together.

      DOVE Stewardship Team
      Earl Shirk (chairman), Ron Myer (treasurer), David Brechbill, Rob Kurtz, and Bob Kreider

      Pray for our stewardship team who are business owners and managers who provide fiscal and legal counsel for the administrative and business practices of DOVE International.

        “Whenever you pray… your Father, who sees all you do, will reward you openly.” Matthew 6:6