Global Prayer Guide

April 2018

2 Australia: Please pray that schools will have favor with the government in maintaining religious freedom to educate from a Biblical perspective and  to employ Christian staff.
3 Southern Africa: Pray for the teacher training initiative that this office will be conducting this month. Pray that the teachers who participate will experience a special time of learning, unity, development, and spiritual growth.
4 Eastern Canada: Praise the Lord that more than 70% of member schools grew by at least 16 students each over last year, and all indications are that this will accelerate in the next school year!
5 Europe: The ACSI Europe office is praising the Lord for the wonderful opportunities to serve school administrators across this region! Pray that the on-site administrator and teacher training visits will encourage and develop strong leaders to carry on the work in schools.
6 Singapore: International Community School is finalizing the preparations for their accreditation visit that will occur from April 8–12. Pray that the staff will have wisdom and a spirit of unity as they move through the school improvement process.

9 Eastern Canada: Pray please! Political and legal threats continue to mount up against any Christian ministry that upholds biblical family values. The federal government has created a statement of confirmation that threatens any organization that is not pro-abortion and pro gender theory.
10 South Korea: Pray for the students at International Christian School-Pyeongtaek as they are being challenged to think more deeply about Christianity. Pray that these students will be transformed more and more into the image of Christ.
11 International Schools: Pray that every head of school around the globe will walk in wisdom, integrity, grace, and truth.
12 Southern Africa: Pray that God would provide the two staffing needs for the ACSI Southern Africa office.
13 Western Canada: The board of ACSI Western Canada meets in Abbotsford, BC today. Christian schools in western Canada are facing significant challenges in responding to provincial regulations about every school hosting Gay-Straight Alliance clubs and following a mandated curriculum for those clubs. They face loss of funds and possible de-licensing if they refuse to comply.

16 Mexico: Mexico City Christian Academy started a student discipleship program this year and has seen it grow and flourish. Pray that the students will continue to be open to God's leading and direction in their lives.
17 Kenya: West Nairobi School is witnessing spiritual growth in students' lives as they have gone through difficult times. Pray that these students will continue to walk in faith and complete trust in God.
18 South Korea: Pray that International Christian in Uijongbu has an effective time of recruitment for new staff and that student enrollment numbers would increase.
19 International Schools: The eight-day Pre-Field Orientation (PFO) will take place June 24–July 1. Pray for the staff as they prepare to assist educators in transitioning to international schools. Also pray that many teachers will hear about this event and make plans to attend. 
20 Eastern Canada: The school leaders of ACSI member Christian schools in Ontario will be meeting at Trinity University today. Pray that the leaders will have wisdom as they face strong challenges on gender identity issues and an antagonistic press.

23 South Korea: The eight-member board of ACSI Korea is meeting today for prayer and planning. They are in a time of leadership transition. Pray for wisdom as they seek effective ways to serve the Korean Christian school community and support Korean international schools around the world.
24 ACSI Global Asia Leadership: The ACSI leaders of Australia, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines will be meeting in South Korea to plan and share how they can reach more Christian schools with board, leadership, and teacher training.
25 Global Offices: Pray that the leaders of these offices will have the ministry effectiveness to open doors and new opportunities within their cultural context.
26 International Schools: The International School Leaders Conference (ISLC) will be held April 29–May 2 in Portoroz, Slovenia. Pray that these educators will be challenged in their thinking and the intentional interaction will sharpen their understanding.
27 Venezuela: Please pray that God would bring more students to attend International Christian School-Caracas. Also pray that more parents will understand the value of Christian education for their children.

30 International Schools: Pray that God will provide heads of school, teachers, and staff that each school will need for the 2018–19 school year.  

Download the April Global Prayer Guide

Download the May Global Prayer Guide