Wow – I have been MIA on here. My note pad and my brain are filled with tidbits regarding people we’ve seen, places we’ve been to, and other interesting things to share. However, in this post I decided to share a priority: prayer requests.
You know we missionaries always ask for prayer. But not because we’re trite, or because it comes with the job description. It’s because missionaries CAN NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT PRAYER. And did you know we feel the prayers – or lack thereof – of our senders back home?
Honest. Ask anyone of us.
Years ago, R.A.Torrey said this:
The neglect of prayer on the part of the people back home has much to do with the comparative failure of many of the missionaries on the field. Every Christian at home should have some definite missionaries in the field for whom he is praying definitely, constantly, persistently, and intensely. The man or woman at home who prays, often has as much to do with the effectiveness of the missionary on the field, and consequently with the results of his labors, as the missionary himself.
Would you commit to praying for us? Here are our most recent requests, taken from our ministry site:
- Our son Joseph, scheduled for surgery on Jan. 22. He is a freshman at Evangel University and plans are to undergo surgery to reconstruct a torn ACL and miniscus in his left knee. We are praying for a miracle: either a supernatural healing to take place, or miraculous provision so one of us can be there with him during surgery and some of his recovery time.
- Our new MAPS worker Jessica Lyndsay – for the Lord to work in and through her during her five month stay here in Oaxaca.
- Our IBAO students who will graduate in March – for placement in God-ordained ministry positions.
- Wisdom in planning upcoming missions trips to San Mateo del Mar, a Huave indigenous village on the Pacific coast.
- Our Mexico missionary colleagues working in or preparing to work in Indigenous villages – for safety and open doors for the Gospel.
- Our son Jonathan who will be graduating high school this year – for guidance regarding college choices and future study.
- Our family – to be daily filled with the Holy Spirit.
- Our finances – economic conditions trickle down to the missionary; we trust the Lord to provide as we pray His blessing on our supporting churches with finances and faithfulness.