Welcome! You have been invited to follow this blog by either a student or leader of Salem First Baptist's Student Ministries. We are so glad you are here! It has been on our heart to have God move through our students in a big way, and we know that the main way to get that done is by having a body of believers praying for us constantly. Our goal with this blog is to keep you informed and up-to-date on prayer requests we have within our ministry, whether they be from an individual student or from the group as a whole. We want to thank you for your willingness to pray for us and the work God is already doing within the lives of our students.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

This week we talked about Faith. Pray that as our students live out their faith in their schools, that they would be a light to those around them. Pray that even if their life might seem uncertain, they would remain faithful. Pray they would be able to fix their eyes on Jesus instead of trying to take their situations under their own control. Pray that as they strive to do this, God would bless them and teach them.

For Our Ministry
Pray that student-leader relationships would grow as they do life together to mature in and for the glory of Christ.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- That my dad would submit to Christ and that I’d be kind of my family, my little brother especially.
- Thanks for a good first couple of weeks of school. Pray to keep God before everything and everyone else.
- Pray for healing. I was diagnosed with a never condition called Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy about a year ago, but I have been dealing with it for close to 4 years. Pray for understanding as I have family members that do not believe I am sick and they think it’s in my head. 
- Pray that the chains stay broken and for my mom and brother. Also for my friends Marni, Miranda, Molly and Alisha on the prayer wall.
- Wisdom in decisions about college, use of time. Courage to be a leader.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.


Angel
Roberto
Gretchen
David
Hope
Malia
Simon



Friday, September 16, 2016

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

This week was our official kick off for Thrive and Fusion! We had a great turn out and a lot of new faces! Pray for those new students, that they would have a desire to come back and learn more! We started a new series called "Tough as Nails" and this week focused on fear. Pray that our students know that living in fear is optional. Pray that they see that Jesus was born into, lived through, and walked into the jaws of uncertainty for them personally! Pray as they wade through a culture with so much fear and anxiety that Jesus would cut through so clearly for them.

For Our Ministry
Pray that our students and leaders would experience the joy of Christ as they worship Him in word and deed. Pray that with thanksgiving in our hearts we would reflect Jesus in all we say and do.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- I pray that my parents won’t argue as much.
- Please pray that my parents will put their faith in Christ
- New school is tough. Stress that is coming. Mormon friends. Meeting new friends.
- Pray for my brother and his wife to have a healthy first baby and for senior year to go well so I can handle the stress better.
- Pray that I am guided into my senior year by God’s wisdom. This is a year of decision making and I pray that my decisions will be guided with the Spirit. Overall, just pray for a fun and successful last year of high school!
- I’ve been struggling with worry and anxiety. Also it would be great if you prayed for my friends Jessica and Becka because they are choosing not to follow God.


STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.


Madison
Claudia
Isaac
Eli
Isabella
Valerie
Gabriel




Thursday, September 8, 2016

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

We had our first week back at Thrive and Fusion this week! We had our student leadership teams (Thrive's the "Bringers" & Fusion's "Core Crew) come and we were able to get them excited for this school year! In Thrive we placed names on our Gospel Wall - a wall that has the names of students' friends that they would like to see come to Thrive and come to  know the Lord. Right now there are 43 names on the wall! Please pray for our students as we send them out into their schools to be a light for Jesus.

Please pray for next Tuesday and Wednesday - we have our official kick offs and are praying for each student that will walk through these doors. Pray that each student will feel welcome and known in our groups; that they will see God's love so evidently in our students and leaders.

Pray to for our students as they started school this week! Pray for this transition - especially those who started 6th and 9th grade!

For Our Ministry
Pray that the light of the church and the heart of the family would continually come together to reach and raise the next generation in Christ Jesus.

 
STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.


Kiersten
Paige
Kyle
Jacob
Hannah
Tyler
Zach

Thursday, July 28, 2016

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

We had our last mid-week meetings for Thrive and Fusion this week. We ended the year with a celebration! One girl put her faith in Jesus at H20, so we got to celebrate her putting her light bulb into the wall!

Pray for August, as we as a leadership team take time off to recharge and rest for the upcoming school year. Pray for Pastor Brian and Pastor Patrick as they work on the teaching schedules and events coming up, that the Lord would be leading them. Pray for the upcoming school year, and for the students that will be coming. Pray for our students, that they would not be idle during this month, that even though we don't have our mid-week meetings they would still be challenged and be growing in their walk with the Lord.

For Our Ministry
Pray that student-leader relationships would grow as they do life together to mature in and for the glory of Christ.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- My friend just left for Columbia to be a missionary teacher. Pray for her safety.
- That I will spend more time with God.
- That I will have patience in waiting and trust in God's timing.
- Help me focus on God.
- Pray for me to find intentional time in the mornings over this month; to trust God in my sadness.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.


Tristan
Sammie
Jacob
Alex
Paul
Zoe
Nathan

Friday, July 8, 2016

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

This week we continued our series on friends - mainly focusing on how can I help my friends in their relationships with God? Pray as our students spur on their Christian friends, that it would grow their relationships deeper. Pray for accountability to happen. Pray that they will risk speaking truth to their friends in love. Pray they have Proverbs 27:17 friendships, that they are able to sharpen each other.

For Our Ministry
Pray that our students and leaders would experience the joy of Christ as they worship Him in word and deed. Pray that with thanksgiving in our hearts we would reflect Jesus in all we say and do.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
- Pray for our family as we get ready to move to another country. Pray for safe travels.
- I have really low self - esteem. Pray that I can see myself the way God does.
- I have a friend who has questions about God and homosexuality. Pray I can answer her questions well.
- Pray I can grow in my relationship with Christ.
- That people in my life would get along.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.


Riley

Anna
Noah
Ben
Andrew
Valerie
Megan

Friday, July 1, 2016

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

We continued this week with our series on Friendship - this week we focused on choosing friends. Pray that as our students wrestle with their friendships that it will be made known to them who in their life is leading them down paths that might not be good. Pray that they choose friends who will encourage them and challenge them to make wise decisions.

For Our Ministry
Pray that the light of the church and the heart of the family would continually come together to reach and raise the next generation in Christ Jesus.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
 - I’m working on giving God my life and trusting Him complete and always.
 I’m not sure I’ve just been irritated lately and caught up in things a lot from my past and they are affecting me. I just feel a bit lost at the moment.
- Pray for my relationship with God and that I’ll make new friends and be bold to tell my friends and family about Christ.
- Pray that my relationships with others would be purposeful, that I would have Christ-like attitude among them.

STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:
Please take a moment to pray for these students individually. Pray over their week, family life, friendships, and character.

Abby
Andrew
Mia
Jeremiah
Valerie
Bre
Paul

Friday, June 24, 2016

PRAYERS OF THE WEEK:
For Our Students

This week we started a new series call "Squad" which focuses on friendship. We took a look into the lives and friendship of Jonathon and David. Pray that our students would be sensitive to God's leading in their lives regarding friendships. Pray that He will strengthen those friendships that need to be strengthened. Pray also for the new 6th graders and freshman who have just joined our groups, that they would feel at home and welcome in their new youth groups.

For Our Ministry
Please continue to pray for our Dominican Republic Team! They still have a couple more days in the DR. Pray for health, safety, unity, and that God would do mighty things in them and through them!

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM OUR STUDENTS:
 – For my words to be God’s. For me to have lots of good conversations.
– Pray that I will be able to find out who I really am.
- Pray that I would have a selfless attitude and that I would think of others before myself. 
- Pray for strength and encouragement to be a man of God 
STUDENTS IN OUR MINISTRY:Below is the list of our students and leaders serving in the Dominican Republic. Please take a moment to pray for each one by name.

Armando

Phil
Allie
Maddy
Liz
Hope
Rachel
Debbie
Brian