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
  • great wisdom to know how to effectively continue to encourage and train leaders in a COVID-19 environment in many nations
  • safety for apostolic leaders and their families as they begin to plan to travel to other nations later this year
  • 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.

Larry and LaVerne Kreider
International Director

Please pray for Larry and LaVerne:

  • As they lead the DOVE International Apostolic Council and minister to leaders in many nations.
  • To have grace to know how to lead effectively during the present pandemic in many nations of the world, and when to begin international travel again.
  • As they delegate the use of finances to expand the DOVE family globally.
  • To walk in wisdom as they oversee leaders and movements in many regions and nations, especially in this present COVID-19 environment.
  • 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 and the process of succession of DOVE International leadership that will take place over the next few years.

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.
  • For their marriage and witness to encourage others in their walk with Jesus.

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 as they lead the DOVE Africa Apostolic Council, DOVE Missions Africa, serve on the DOVE Kenya Apostolic Council, and pastor the DOVE Nairobi celebration.

Pray that Ibrahim and Diane will have:

  • God’s grace and wisdom to empower and release leaders across DOVE Africa.
  • Divine connections that would lead to church planting partnerships.
  • Strategy and provision to establish the DOVE Africa Prayer Center.
  • Abundant provision.

Steve and Mary Prokopchak

Pray for Steve and Mary:

  • As they lead the DOVE International Caribbean Team and the DOVE USA Apostolic Team.
  • To be able to navigate present world conditions and be effective in ministry to many national and international leaders.
  • As they mentor next-generation leaders in their marriages and ministry lives.
  • To see succession in many areas of responsibility.
  • For safety, protection, and physical and spiritual wholeness in their lives.
  • To be effective in writing, teaching, and training.

Brian and Janet Sauder

Please pray for Brian and Janet as they serve on the South Africa Apostolic Team and oversee church leaders and apostolic leaders there. Pray for Janet as she oversees and encourages leaders and lead elders.

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

Merle and Cheree lead the South Africa Apostolic Team; give oversight to churches in Zambia; and lead Newport Church in USA.

  • Pray for key apostolic leaders in place in Zambia.
  • Pray for growth and multiplication of believers, leaders and churches in South Africa.
  • Pray for Merle and Cheree as they give leadership to Newport Church in USA.
  • Pray for the Shenk family to encounter God’s safety and provision.

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