Missions Prayer requests

At North Bay, we are privileged to partner with various ministries and members of our church body on mission around the world. Recently, we received some updates from a few of our missionaries. Please join us in praying for them and for the work they are doing to further God’s kingdom for His glory!

Mike & Tracy Burr

Mike and Tracy Burr at Action International

Praise Reports &
Prayer Requests:

1. Please continue to pray for Michael’s recovery from his hernia repair surgery on April 18. We are so grateful and thankful for all of your prayers and for those who have so graciously helped us with the costs.

2. Michael came down with some kind of flu and he is really sick. His fever was 39.7C (almost 104F) at its highest, but it seems to have finally broken, praise the Lord! However, he still has several other unpleasant symptoms. Please pray he recovers quickly and also that I (Tracy) won’t get sick.

3. Please join us in prayer for a friend (T) and coworker in the gospel from our sending church in Superior, WI who is undergoing treatment for Leukemia. Pray for him and his wife and their whole family.

4. We praise God for Juvie and Jay, faithful ministry partners that we have been discipling for many months now. Please pray for them as they step into more of a leadership role within the outreaches and Bible studies.

5.Please pray for Juvie. She just had two teeth pulled a week ago and now has an infection from another tooth and is in a lot of pain. The dentist told her she should have had the adjacent teeth pulled as well, but it was not in her budget. Unfortunately, because of the costs, many Filipinos are forced to just remove their problem teeth instead of getting them fixed.

6. Praise God for ACTION workers Gianluca and Jin Sil and their family joining with us in ministry on Saturdays for our weekly feeding program in Tolentino. They have been a blessing to us and the ministry. Please pray for them as they minister with another ACTION ministry (Brand New Day), and as they study and learn the language here.

7. Please pray for a place to hold the children’s Bible study at the Francisco outreach. The covered basketball court near the outreach has not been available, as there always seems to be games going on. The only place left for us to meet is on the side of the road.

8. Praise God for the Bible study that has begun with some of the parents from the feeding program. Please pray they would be faithful in attending, and they would grow in their faith. There are some ladies that do not yet know the Lord. Please pray especially for Grace and Rhod, and for wisdom for us as well.

9. Please pray for more leaders/teachers for the outreaches, especially for the children’s Bible studies.

10. Praise God for the opportunity He provided to begin a marriage Bible study with two young couples from IHPCC. Our first official meeting was supposed to be tonight, however, it had to be cancelled due to Mike’s illness. Please pray for wisdom and guidance for us and pray for the young couples Jerd and Sarah (getting married this summer), and Ernest and Shenna (married for one year).

11. Praise that we finally have a long overdue 3 day getaway planned the end of May. Please pray nothing would get in the way of us going, and that we would have a time of refreshing and rest.

(updated 6/5/23)


Charise Millsop

Charise Millsop with Hope Evangelical Church

“Greetings from Kenya. We hope the Christmas and the New Years season was good to you and your families.

We have had many challenges, but even more opportunities, and we feel that we are under the Lord’s protection. We are very excited to get these next ministry steps right. Our Base Build, Street BoyZ, elder care, agriculture/animal projects will be our main focus. We are happy to share fruits of your financial giving, prayers, and personal support. Lives are being changed and their futures are being set looking towards Jesus. The students have joined in Bible study and prayer. The relationships are growing and they are seeing what a tangible relationship with Jesus looks like.”

Prayer Requests:

“Here are some of the fruits & needs;

  • Allan – living on his land, farming and also attending school for masonry/agricultural studies. Sponsored 100% by Robins Nest!!
  • Martha – graduated and waiting to go to school. She would like to study business and sewing. To be updated (TBU) on grant.
  • Rita -finished degree in medical records and book keeping. She would like help with her grandmother’s house to be re-built. The cost is about $3000. Rita, her son Wisdom (6), and her grandmother share a two room mud house. The side wall has fallen. This project needs a sponsor.
  • Yvonne – graduated high school and would like to go to college. Needs financial help. We are currently looking for a government school and grant. TBU
  • Phillip- looking to go to a tech school for skills transfer. He tried to go back to high school after being out of school two years. It didn’t work out well, but he is determined to learn so he can break the cycle of poverty in his family. He is interested in plumbing. TBU
  • Micheal -needs to be looking at tech school. He is interested in agriculture and masonry. TBU
  • Diane’s Dreams & Cuddles needs supplies. Sponsor of $20 each. We give a blanket, cap, booties, and the $20 supplies, diapers, and food to the moms.
  • Hope KidZ – ongoing events & Sunday school
  • Street BoyZ – events are request made every three months, and our weekly food is $25 a month.
  • *NEW* Elder care – $20 month sponsored. We bring food and medical care to the elderly widows and abandoned vulnerable aged. We also assess their homes for repairs. If needed we send special requests.
  • Base Build – we have purchased some land. We are raising funds to build. The cost of the build is $25,949. (This includes: our home, security wall, KidZ Community Center, transition house, chicken, goat, and cow enclosure).

Agriculture projects:

The Wafula family is now self sustaining in maize and beans. They would like to add a new beehive to supplement their income with honey. The cost is $45.

The Wekesa family was a new half plant. The insects hit hard so they will be using a higher concentration of rabbit urine and cinnamon to combat the bugs this year. We hope for them to be able to have enough seed for April’s new planting season coming soon. The goats Gracie and Bumper are now residing here. TBU

We want to thank you for supporting, and praying for us and standing along side of all of us here in Kenya.

May the Lord keep you and bless you.”

Elvis & Charise


If you have questions or would like to support these ministries, please visit our Missionaries & Partners page to find contact information for the Burrs and Charise!

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