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Prayer and Gratitude

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Rejoice with us!

  • Praise the Lord for the many people wanting to be involved in advancing His Church around the world and for the opportunity to serve them.
  • Thank the Lord for the nearly 15,000 people now subscribed to our newsletter, and read our latest edition.

Please be praying…

  • Pray for those preparing to go out this summer. Ask God to prepare their hearts for what they will experience serving others and to be stretched and challenged.
  • Continue to pray for Matias as he reprograms the management side of This is a major upgrade for the site and will help us better manage the organizations and 2,200+ mission trip opportunities they post.

Gratitude and Prayer

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Please pray…

  • For the 30,000 people expected to use service this month to search for a mission trip that fits them or their group. That’s a lot of folks looking! January sees more traffic to this site than any other month.
  • For a good response to a January mailing to 740 mission agencies. We hit some snags setting up a new bulk mail account that delayed the mailing.
  • For the 9300 users who access each month for help in answering their questions about getting involved in missions. Some know nothing and are starting from scratch. Others are knowledgeable and have very specific questions.

Thank you for praying!

  • Join us in praising God for a new arrangement with a programming service company which will be able to help us make the small, regular changes needed to keep M-DAT websites operating well and up to date.
  • Thank God for the increased traffic to, up 10%, and, up more than 50% in the past year. Continue praying for those using these web services as they look for new ways to be involved in God’s global purposes.

News, Gratitude, and Prayer

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Thank you for praying!

  • David and Mary Armstrong are settled in their new house in the St. Louis area. They are thankful for the opportunity to be close to family and build new relationships there.
  • We’re grateful for the great attendance at the SOE workshop and short-term mission track at the Missio Nexus mission leaders conference. Please pray that the connections made will bear fruit for the kingdom.
  • Pray for ministries fielding short-term teams as they try to grow in the area of follow-through. Join us in thanking the Lord for progress many have made in pursuing excellence in other areas.

Gratitude and Prayer

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Thank you for praying!

  • Supporters: Praise the Lord for the many who continue to financially support and
  • Transitions: We thank God for the quick transition to a new house in St. Louis for our Director and his wife.

Please pray for …

  • Mission Trips: Lift up the many who are overseas on mission trips right now that they would more deeply understand God’s compassion for all peoples.
  • Our Team: We’d appreciate prayers for the M-DAT team as we complete the move to all of us working from home. It brings cost savings and some efficiencies, but also brings coordination and communication challenges. Three of us are also moving to new houses this month!
  • Technology: Pray for the beta testing of a key component of the next few months. Thanks.

Gratitude and Prayer

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Thank you for praying!

  • Leadership: The M-DAT Board of Directors gained another new member. Katie Rousopoulos is the director of Taylor University’s summer mission program, Lighthouse. Welcome, Katie!

Please pray with us…

  • Customer Service: We continue asking for prayer about revamping the back-end management system for The programming process has been going on for almost two years now, and the delay in its completion has kept us from developing other features to serve the 115 agencies who post trips on We are praying for breakthrough: a strong three-month push to get us through to testing and implementation.

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