- That our marriage would be strong and our family would honour God.
- That God would bless Averil as she educates our three oldest children while caring for our two youngest children.
- That God would guide us in our strategic planning.
- That God would bless every aspect of our move from Timaru to Dunedin.
- That we would keep our website updated.
- That all our financial needs would be provided for.
- That we would keep in close touch with our ministry partners in the United States and New Zealand.
- That we would share the gospel 2-4 hours per week in Timaru and Dunedin and mentor others who want to do the same.
- That we would successfully train and equip many inductive Bible study leaders across the South Island.
- That God would provide adult leaders and youth campers at our inductive Bible study camps.
- That God would help Jeff to teach his word accurately and with impact.
- That New Zealand youth would be trained effectively in all aspects of the biblical worldview.
- That God would help us to establish an internship program where we can train young men and women for Christian service.
- That God would bless our local churches in Timaru and Dunedin.
- That we would be able to plant churches or revitalize struggling churches across the South Island, with the assistance of passionate, wise, godly men and women.
"Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving, praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Messiah, ...that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak"
- Apostle Paul, Colossians 4:2-4 (c. 62 ad)