Moms in Prayer Podcast
Episode 118 - See You at the Pole with Doug Clark

Episode 118 - See You at the Pole with Doug Clark

September 15, 2020

“85% of the people who come to know Christ make that decision before the age of 18, so the church has to invest in reaching people when they are most reachable.”  Doug Clark says our nation is overdue for revival.  Today, Lee and Doug discuss the hope for revival, the responsibility of parents to pray for their children and See You At the Pole.

About Our Guest:

Doug Clark is the National Field Director for the National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM) and serves as Promotion Coordinator for See You At the Pole. He leads a dynamic team of field leaders who serve more than 500 local networks in 10 regions across the United States. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Southern California and have two grown children. 

 

SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.  For more information go to http://syatp.com/.

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 117 - God is Raising Up Courageous Mothers Around the Globe with Marlae Gritter

Episode 117 - God is Raising Up Courageous Mothers Around the Globe with Marlae Gritter

September 8, 2020

If a mom get this little Moms in Prayer Booklet into her heart language, her country changes.  In this episode, Marlae Gritter, former Director of Global Advancement of Moms in Prayer talks about the courageous faith of one biblical mama whose faith in God changed a nation and indeed the world.  Listen in for the encouragement you need to see with eyes of faith in a sea of fear.

About our Guest:

Marlae Gritter is the former Executive Vice-President and Director of Global Advancement for Moms in Prayer International. Marlae has a love for the nations and the Word of God.  She has had many opportunities around the world to share her passion and vision for the power of prayer. Marlae and her husband Dave, make their home in Holland, Michigan.  She loves hot cups of coffee, and their three married children, and 5 grandchildren.

 

www.momsinprayer.org

Episode #116 - Instilling a Passion to Pray with Lee Nienhuis

Episode #116 - Instilling a Passion to Pray with Lee Nienhuis

August 31, 2020

Do you long for prayer to not only be your passion, but also your children’s as well?  Us, too.  How do we teach our kids that prayer can be as natural as breathing.  It begins by drip, drip, dripping prayer into their lives.  Join our Podcast Host, Lee Nienhuis, for a talk she gave about practical ways to instill a passion to pray in you family.    

 

About our Guest:

Lee Nienhuis is an author and passionate Bible teacher.  She is a Communications Specialist for Moms in Prayer International and the Host of the Moms in Prayer Podcast.

Lee’s writing and speaking have been featured on Focus on the Family broadcast and magazine; True Woman; Proverbs 31, Hearts at Home, Iron Sharpens Iron conferences; GEMS Girls Clubs; and American Heritage Girls.  Lee shares a dynamic vision for the next generation of Christ followers. Lee’s new book, Countercultural Parenting, released in June 2020.  Her first book Brave Moms, Brave Kids released in 2018 also with Harvest House.

 

Links: 

Find the Girls in Prayer Program and all the activities related at https://momsinprayer.org/girlsinprayerprogram/

To learn more about Lee’s writing and speaking ministry: LeeNienhuis.com

Books:

Countercultural Parenting: Building Character in a World of Compromise by Lee Nienhuis

Brave Moms, Brave Kids by Lee Nienhuis

 

A Special Thanks to Our Show Sponsor:  

Operation Christmas Child: SamaritansPurse.org/occ

Visit https://momsinprayer.org/occ/ to learn more about our partnership with Operation Christmas Child including a free downloadable prayer card to pack in your shoebox.

Episode 115 - Starting THIS Moms in Prayer Year Strong with USA CC, Susan Shepherd

Episode 115 - Starting THIS Moms in Prayer Year Strong with USA CC, Susan Shepherd

August 24, 2020

“Prayer for our children and schools has never been more vital than during this season of COVID-19.  Our schools, administrators, parents and teachers must have the wisdom that comes from the Lord.”  Today’s guest, USA Country Coordinator, Susan Shepherd, joins Lee to talk about beginning the Moms in Prayer school year amidst so much uncertainty.  In this episode, we cover starting the year strong, best first meeting practices and the new tools that are at your fingertips. 

About Our Guest:

Susan Shepherd joyfully serves as the USA Country Coordinator for Moms in Prayer International.  When she began praying 23 years ago as a group member, she could never have predicted that she would follow the Lord into leadership as a Group Leader, Area Coordinator, Alabama State Coordinator, Division Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic and New England, and finally into this role as Country Coordinator.  Susan is the wife of her husband, Joe, mom to her two married daughters, and the grandmother of one adorable grandson and another grandbaby on the way.  Susan loves to pray, but she also loves coffee with friends, traveling, a good book, and a nap.  

 

Links Mentioned: 

Moms in Prayer Group Leader Page:  https://momsinprayer.org/group-leaders/

This page contains links to the group leader training tools including the Prayer Sheets, links to the Statement of Faith, Policies, and MIP’s Core Values.

For all the resources you to share Moms in Prayer: https://momsinprayer.org/resources/share-mip/

Moms in Prayer Training Channel Episodes: https://momsinprayer.org/training-channel/

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 113 - Preparing to Launch Your Kids with Brenda Yoder

Episode 113 - Preparing to Launch Your Kids with Brenda Yoder

August 10, 2020

Motherhood is filled with moments of letting go from kindergarten to college.  In this episode, Lee talks to author, Brenda Yoder, about preparing our kids for both the small launches and the big launches.  It’s time to get real about mommy grief, the role of prayer during transitions and letting God be the one in control of our important moments. 

About our Guest:

Brenda Yoder is an award-winning teacher, national speaker, author, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and life coach whose passion is encouraging others when life doesn’t fit the storybook image. Brenda’s book, “Fledge: Launching Kids without Losing Your Mind” is endorsed by Jim Daly of Focus on the Family and was Amazon’s #1 new release in Motherhood. When Brenda’s not speaking, writing, counseling, or attending a sporting event, she loves gardening, playing with her dog, visiting historical sites, taking road trips, listening to people’s stories, and visiting antique shops. She and her family make their home in rural Indiana.

 

Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind by Brenda Yoder

To connect with Brenda visit:  www.BrendaYoder.com

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 112 - COVID-19 & Our Family’s Mental Health with Michelle Nietert

Episode 112 - COVID-19 & Our Family’s Mental Health with Michelle Nietert

August 3, 2020

We may be raising the most resilient generation this earth has seen in a long time because our kids are learning to do hard things young.”  Today’s guest, author, mental health expert, and Moms in Prayer mom, Michelle Nietert, sits down with Lee to talk about the stress and changes facing our families today.  This episode is laced with hope, validation and strategies you can use to help bring stability to your family right now.           

 

About our Guest:

Michelle Nietert M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor has been providing therapeutic interventions to children and their families in counseling offices for over 20 years. As a previous educator, public school crisis counselor, and youth and children’s minister, she interacts regularly with parents and students at public school assemblies, PTA meetings, local churches, and is the mental health consultant for a local private Christian school. Michelle also provides trainings for school counselors, teachers and homeschool parents.  A recognized expert in Solution Focused Therapy, she is the clinical director and owner of a large counseling center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Michelle’s writing can be found on the MOPS blog, in Lifeway’s Parenting Magazine and she is the Mental Health columnist for Just Between Us Magazine. She also joins her audiences in the parenting trenches as a happily married mom of two school-aged children. To discover her Counselor Thoughts blog and podcast providing Solutions for Life, please visit MichelleNietert.com.

 

To connect and learn more from Michelle, please visit:

https://lovedandcherished.me/

 

https://michellenietert.com/

 

http://www.communitycounselingassociates.com/

 

Is My Kid OK? Download and access to Michelle’s Mental Health Content library visit:

https://bit.ly/IsMyKidOkayFaith

 

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 111	- A Heart for Special Needs Children

Episode 111 - A Heart for Special Needs Children

July 27, 2020

Maybe the kid who causes disruptions in your child’s school day is actually a gift to them.”  Today’s guest, Miss Danica not only works in the special education department of an elementary school, but is also the older sibling of a non-verbal autistic brother.  Listen in as Lee sits down for a conversation about the challenges and blessings of children with hard stories and hard behaviors issues, and how to pray for those who serve them. 

 

About our Guest:

Today’s guest, Miss Danica works as a special education paraprofessional in the public school system.  Due to the nature of this interview, we have chosen to keep her identity protected.

 

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 110 	- Comparison, Control and Surrendering the Uncertainties of Covid  with Shannon Popkin

Episode 110 - Comparison, Control and Surrendering the Uncertainties of Covid with Shannon Popkin

July 20, 2020

Mothers everywhere are facing the same anxiety producing decisions about sending their kids to school this fall.  While questions abound about our immediate futures, author and Bible teacher, Shannon Popkin, says maybe loss of control is just what our Heavenly Father will use to help us grow.  Today Lee sits down with Shannon to discuss the illusion of control, the destruction that comes with comparison, and walking in faith with our families during these uncertain times.

 

About our Guest:

Bestselling author and speaker Shannon Popkin loves to blend her gifts for storytelling and humor with her passion for God’s Word. Shannon is the author of Control Girl and her latest book and Bible Study, Comparison Girl. Shannon is also a contributing blogger at Revive Our Hearts and co-author of Influence: Building a Platform to Elevate Jesus (Not Me). Shannon is happy to be sharing life with Ken, who makes her laugh every single day. Together, they live the fast-paced life of parenting three high school and college-aged kids.

 

Episodes:  To hear more from Shannon, check out Episode 34 of the Moms in Prayer Podcast.

Book:

Comparison Girl: Lessons from Jesus on Me-Free Living in A Measure Up World by Shannon Popkin

Control Girl:  Lessons of Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible by Shannon Popkin

            To connect with Shannon visit her website at shannonpopkin.com, or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

 

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 109 - Praying for Mamas and Babies Around the World

Episode 109 - Praying for Mamas and Babies Around the World

July 13, 2020

Christina Gard believes her family can change the world as they pray and as the give.  In today’s episode, Lee sits down with Christina to talk about Compassion International’s Moms and Babies program, and how Moms in Prayer dovetails in mission and vision. Christina talks candidly about the sacrifices her family is making to support other moms, and the incredible blessings her family is receiving as a result.

About our Guest:

Christina Gard is the Associate Professor of Psychology at Southeastern University and serves alongside her husband as Lead Pastor of GraceCity Church in Lakeland, Florida. She holds a B.A. in Communication and Organizational Management from Northwest University, an M.S. in Human Services, and she's pursuing an M.A. in Ministerial Leadership. Christina has been a licensed pastor since 2009. Prior to teaching at SEU, she was a part of the faculty at Northwest University in the College of Ministry and was the children's pastor at Puyallup Foursquare Church in Puyallup, Washington. Christina held the title of Miss Alaska and competed at Miss America in 2005, serving as a national spokesperson for Childhelp USA through which she worked to break the silence surrounding child abuse, and is currently an advocate for Compassion International. In 2018, Andrew and Christina became parents to a beautiful set of twins named Justice and Adriana. They are passionate about introducing people to Jesus and seeing lives transformed. They are grateful for all that God has done, but one thing they know for certain, is that the best is still yet to come.

 

For more information about the Moms and Babies program:  https://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/?referer=607208

SHOW SPONSOR: Compassion International

www.Compassion.com

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

Episode 108-Part 2 Praying for Racial Unity with Terri Carmouche

Episode 108-Part 2 Praying for Racial Unity with Terri Carmouche

July 6, 2020

Moms in Prayer Area Coordinator, Terri Camouche, grew up in South Philadelphia and today she sits down to talk to Lee about her experience growing up, finding Jesus, and how God has worked in her and through her to heal racial divisions. Terri’s walk to school every day took her through racially divided streets and physical persecution because of the color of her skin. In Part One of this two-part episode, Terri and Lee discuss Terri’s childhood and path to Jesus.  In Part Two they talk about how Moms in Prayer moms can and must pray for children and schools in this time.        

 

About our Guest:

Philadelphia native and 1st generation Christian, Terri Carmouche has been intimately involved with Mom's In Prayer International since 2005, while also serving in many other ministries and church traditions in various capacities. As first-generation Christian with a passion for the integration of Theology and Psychology, Terri deeply believes no matter the subject or vocation, that all truth originates from God, thus compelling her forward in pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Trauma. 

Terri is a wife, mother of three, and a speaker, who has been continually engaged in teaching and discipling women of all ages. Locally, she now serves as an Area Coordinator in the Southern California region of Moms in Prayer.  In her free time, she loves to cook and serve family and friends; manage home decor projects, and in recent years, has developed a newfound love for gardening. 

 

Moms in Prayer International- www.MomsInPrayer.org

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