Praying Friends of the Bridegroom, as a whole, desires to be one with God and others and to know and to express His great love in many ways. Our prayer is Ephesians 3:14-21.
Praying Friends seeks God about where to go, who to join, and to whom to minister around the world. We seek God for His perspective about the country and the people in various countries. We want to see people and places as God sees them. We desire to have God’s heart and know His priorities about peoples and nations and how He particularly wants us to bless them. We wait to hear His voice before we do anything. And when we hear His voice we are filled with great joy.
Currently in Haiti, Nicaragua, Uganda, Moldova, Myanmar, and India, Praying Friends supports children and teens by meeting their needs and reaching them for Christ. We desire to encourage and equip them to be all that God wants them to be. We help children in orphanages, send them to school, and keep provide food. These children as they learn about Jesus and His word are in turn going out and telling others about Christ.
- Praying Friends supports national laborers in Nicaragua and Moldova and additional workers in Uganda, Finland, the Middle East and other Eastern European countries.
- Praying Friends supports summer and winter camps for children and adults in Romania, Moldova, Nicaragua, Finland, and Haiti. In these camps, the gospel is presented; and discipleship, prayer, worship and studying the Word of God are emphasized. The campers have fun and recreational activities also.
Praying Friends of the Bridegroom also takes mission trips to other countries to assist people spiritually and physically. We desire to bless the people in other lands to know God loves them and desires for them to know Him.
In particular places, we join believers going house to house on prayer walks, asking God to bless them and their communities. We meet with small groups of believers and large assemblies to worship, pray, and hear and share testimonies of how God is working. We teach on subjects like prayer walking, prayer journaling, spiritual warfare, and being a blessing where God has placed you.
It is our desire to work with local churches in the nations to bless their members and their communities. Praying Friends of the Bridegroom seeks to encourage other prayer groups by coming alongside them and joining what they are doing in their localities. We ask the Lord to give us His love and words of grace and healing for so many in the Body of Christ who are grieving. We give them study materials on how to pray, seek the Lord, worship, and return to their communities to teach what they have learned. We bless them and their work in Jesus’ name.
Abigail was born to a woman who was diagnosed with AIDS and who passed away at the young age of 23 within three years after giving birth. Even though she knew that she was suffering from an incurable disease, Mary chose to give birth, and because Abigail was protected by the placenta, she was born with perfect health. When her mother became confined to her bed due to her illness, she entrusted two year old Abigail to the State Child Protective Services, meaning the state orphanage. Shortly afterwards, in December 2011, Abigail was brought to Jesus the Hope of Romania, which is a Christian orphanage that a church started right after the collapse of the government back in 1990, to receive care. In the beginning, Abigail was very shy, confused and scared by everything in her new environment. Since then, however, she has gone through some miraculous changes. All children need to be touched, hugged, and cared for, but more than anything they need to feel genuine love from somebody. In this case, the people that loved Abigail are the house parents, who shared with her the love of Jesus just like they would with their own child. The frightened little girl that refused to interact with anyone is now thrilled to jump into the arms of any grown up that wants to give her a hug. Her story of healing and redemption constantly motivates the workers of JHOP to continue in the work they do to bring light in the lives of abandoned children. You can become part of Abigail’s story and that of children in need in Romania!
To God be the glory who is, “a father of the fatherless and a defender for the widows…[He] makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity…” Psalm 68:5