Pray Please...I/we need that more than anything...
The folks in these countries still need your prayers.
Please pray that the impact that we make on the people of India and Nepal will continue to encourage and equip them and that their leaders will stay strong in the faith and following of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please pray for unity among the brothers and sisters there.
October 24th update prayers are:
Well the Lord is faithful and since Thursday I have received more support from very sweet and dear friends. I now have under $1400 to go to meet my required funds for my trip by the time I leave on Saturday. Thank you so much to those who have so kindly been so generous! One friend wrote: "And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace who bring glad tidings of good things!" Romans 10:15
Thank you friends!
I'm still hoping for the other $5K to send to the other friends on this site in India, Nepal, Africa, Mexico and the DR!
October 18th our prayer requests are:
~Please pray for me as I get ready to leave in less than 2 weeks now. This has been a very difficult season with many interruptions focusing me away from my study and preparation for the
visit. I was notified at the end of August that our tenant in one of our apartments was moving back to Florida with their family. We have still not been successful in renting that
property in the midst of a very active rental market.
Then on September 30th, our other tenants wrote to say that they were moving as of October 31st. Trying to rent one home is busy work enough with all of the repairs and prep work that goes into it but to have 2 at the same time is a lot of work. Unbelievably, it appears that we do have a renter for that townhome, and even though it will only be a 4 month lease it is a great help to not have to worry that we will have no rental income on 2 homes at the beginning of November.
Please pray that we rent both homes quickly and that the current tenants, who are waiting to close on their new home on the 27th of the month will vacate on time while I am still in the US, so that I can get the place ready for the next tenant before I leave. Also, we had 2 serious potential tenants for the other home but both have had to pass due to their current financial situations. Please pray for them and also that we have another viable tenant move in soon.
~Also with less than 2 weeks to go before we leave I have not been able to produce the funds required to go on this trip. I still need $2000 to pay for my airfare, food and accommodations. Please join me in prayer that God answers even this, and I am believing not only for the $2000 by the time I leave, but for another $5000 to take with me to those who need the funds and are working in ministering to any of the friends featured on this website.
September 28th our prayer requests are:
~Please pray for this year's team that will be proclaiming the truth to the women. There is a teaching team that I will be a member of mainly to minister to and disciple the women in both countries.
...that the messages come together for the teachings
...that John, who is blessed with the honor of escorting me with 3 others will have health, peace, joy and patience to see us there and back. Pray that God's hand of mercy and wisdom will guide him also as he has matters to attend to while in both countries.
...that the things at home will be in God's hands so that they will not worry about the things back home while away and remain that way when they return.
...that the hearts of the people, all of the people, would be yielded to the heart of God. That God would not only open their hearts to the team but that He would soften their hearts and prepare their minds to receive His word through them.
...that the needs of the people working in these fields would be met. They are faithful servants who against all odds live every day to the fullness of God's call.
...for our protection
...that I am able to cover the cost of this mission. Praise the Lord for His hand of provision and for all of you who have donated to me. I need approximately $2000 now, mainly for airfare and travel costs. I trust that we will have the funds needed because we have stepped out in faith to see the Lord's hand of provision. I do need your help and ask that you would consider helping me with any amount small or large and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for whatever part you can play to that end.
We raise PRAISE REPORTS:There are praise reports with the hand of the Lord moving in every area of our lives currently...
...Praise the Lord that DC's sudden illness this year that nearly took his life has not been successful. He still must take care to not overdo as he is still healing after many months. Please continue to pray for the health of all of us and the people there. This is the most important thing, spiritually, physically and mentally
....that our daughter Gabrielle will do well here in the states while we are away and that the others on the team will also do well with their families away from them. One is a mom of 2 little ones who is leaving them to do this long reach across the mountains.
...that we reach the lost with the "Good News" of Christ's saving power. Praise God that we get to do this!
The Context...India is:
There are more than 2,000 ethnic groups in India.
Religions: Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other groups including Buddhist, Jain, Parsi.
Languages: Hindi, English, and 16 other official languages.
The Context...Nepal is:
80% Hindu, 12% Buddhist, 3% Muslim, only 1% Christian but deep spiritual Hunger and there is extreme poverty, illiteracy and government extremes. (According to R. Krueger, UWM, Asia Director 8/08)
The View for the Future...
The Himalaya's filled with Christ worshipers and the hearts of the people therefore turned to God.
Trusting the Lord, Joining Him in His work and fulfilling the Great Commission...Matthew 28:19 and 20.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen."