Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Prayer Requests for Colombia

I'm ready to pack my bag. My hair is burgundy purple, I'm going to stand out like a neon sign. I don't know why I had to go and wreck a good thing but that's just my standard OP.
We are having a perfect fall day today absolutely beautiful. I felt like dancing in the street.
Some of you have asked to pray and asked for specific requests. Our leader sent these. Travel is essential. We were delayed by a day coming back last year just because Delta didn't have a fully booked flight. They cancelled it. Very hard when you are so tired. Coming back through customs is a nightmare. We had a 3 hour lay over and spent the whole thing in line, barely had time to eat. The airlines are not so accommodating these days. We have a full night layover going. We were going to be in the airport all night but they have made arrangements for us to stay at a mission house. Pray for Bernardo and Mildred who are making all these arrangements. One of our team members has just hurt his back and it has disc involvement. Always the heat of battle gets turned up because we will meet many, many people. Last year more than 600 people prayed to receive Jesus. We showed the Jesus movie in the street of the neighborhood we had been in all week and it was a huge crowd. We just fill the street with plastic chairs and set up a big screen on the back of a pick up truck. It's so stinkin cool! The people had popcorn, but it became pretty serious as the story progressed. I am so grateful to go. I will have a ton of news when I return.

The logistics of getting there
· Travel safety for the group
· Bernardo and Mildred as they plan for our arrival and the activities of the group
· The weather – that we are not hampered in our work or evangelism
· Cool nights – so we can rest well at night
· Roger Hartfield as team leader
· Greg Broom as evangelism captain
· Hal Shaw as VIP leader (the cook) and the workers there helping
· The neighborhood where we will evangelize
· That God is preparing the hearts of the people we will witness to
· The effectiveness of the testimony and clarity of speech as we witness
· For God to bind Satan from the neighborhood so as not to hamper the efforts of the missionaries (us)
· Logistics of getting the group to and from neighborhoods where we will evangelize- This is a big deal too.
· The interpreters working with the group – that there are enough when we need them THIS IS HUGE!!!
· The health of the group (If you ingest the water inadvertently you can get very sick – ask Greg)
· Efficiency in our construction work
· Safety in the construction work
· Gabrell as he prepares for the construction at Casa Grande
· The lives and ministries of those who will receive training in leadership at Casa Grande
· Hope for Today – the church planting organization working in the North Caribbean Coast area of Colombia

Thank you all. Above all else pray that God shows up MIGHTY and pours out His power and His spirit on us.


Webradio said...

Bonsoir !
Jolies photos...
Je vais revenir pour lire les textes...

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

I will be praying for all of these requests and thinking about you while you are gone. I hope you have the time of your life! Just think how you will never be forgotten by the people--the Lady of God With The Burgundy Hair

I'll remind you about the pay it forward when you get back, O.K.?

Flea said...

Just remember: God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. Use all three!

The car thing - three kids (two are teens), two 60 pound dogs, a ton of camping gear, road trips with said kids and grandma - minivan's our only real option right now. But I think we're opting to fix, and the Hunny is talking of doing it himself. I fear. Now where's a good scripture for that when I need it? :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

hugs and prayers and Flea is soooooo correct!
Can't wait to hear the wonderful news when you come back!
more hugs and more prayers Laura

Unknown said...

This is so awesome! I will be praying for all of your requests. I am so excited that people are so happy to watch the Jesus movie that they will sit on a plastic chair in the street and bring popcorn. Sometimes, when I hear stories about how people respond to Jesus is third world countries, it makes me sad that Americans seem so cold to Him. Sending many blessings!

Kathy said...

Going through the prayer list again....