Prayer

DAILY PRAYER REQUESTS

 

  •  Zona asks that we please pray for her newest grandson to get well from a hole in his lung due to the birth process. 

  •  Please pray for Vanessa a young woman involved with a much older man. They are not married but want to start a family. Pray for her to come to her senses and also pray that God will give her godly mother great wisdom in knowing how to minister truth to her.

  •  Please pray that Bryan gets a job.  He needs one so badly.  It would help all our lives. Pray that God will be glorified in this provision. 

The following are anonymous requests:  

  • Pray for a family that is struggling with some of the choices their eldest daughter is makings. Ask that the Lord’s will be done in and through the situation and that they will all draw closer to one another and the Lord as a result. Pray especially for the father and the youngest daughter to be filled with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. 

  • Please pray for a woman whose husband has been leading a double life with an adulteress for many years. He believes he is saved because he has accepted Jesus and that God’s forgiveness enables his sin. Please pray that the Lord will show him his sin and cause him to repent. 

  • I’m in need of prayer because I am struggling with health issues. 

  • Praise God! Lucy Ranger, the four-year-old we prayed for because she fell and hit her head, is expected to make a full recovery. 

    MAY 9 UPDATE ON DERRICK 

    • Derick got the results of his latest cancer scans and the tumor has not grown.  His mom Cherie asks that we praise the Lord with her.  As most of you know Derick has a very aggressive form of brain cancer and is not expected to live very long. Recently a device was affixed to his head to attack the cancerous cells. Cherie is overjoyed with the results and asks that we continue to pray. She said, “I am praying that with the next scan the doctors will say, ‘what cancer?’” Continue to ask for a total healing. Derick is only 41 years old and has an 18 year old son who desperately needs him. Pray for the entire family to grow closer to the Lord. Also ask that Derick’s ex-wife will accept Christ’s free gift of salvation very soon. She is struggling with depression. 

 

NEWS REGARDING MISSIONS PRAYER: The recent Commissioned Week and its emphasis on praying for our global outreaches inspired several of our prayer warriors to ask if we could spend time each week focused on missionaries and their needs. Great idea!  

Weekly requests from the mission field are distributed to a separate prayer group and there is some overlap in membership. However, beginning this week we will integrate Missions Prayer requests into our Thursday, Friday and Saturday Prayer Task Force emails. These will not replace requests from our local church family.  

Also, a Global Missions Prayer Group meets at the church every Thursday evening at 7 pm in the Prayer Room. If you have a passion to pray for missionaries and their vital needs please join.

REQUESTS FROM THE MISSION FIELD:

From Vancouver:

  • Becca had surgery on April 30th.  The surgical part was a success; all the hardware for the new nerve stimulator has been permanently implanted. She is still having a lot of spinal pain from the surgery, and her overall recovery will still take a few months. They are so thankful for all your prayers, please continue to pray for her recovery and the success of the treatment.  Pray for Marlon as he gets settled back into life with family, church, and for caring for Becca these next few weeks. Pray for grace and strength.

From Buenavista, Mexico

  • Please pray for our missionary Luisa Cruz and her mom, Francisca who is ill. Pray that Francisca will get better soon. Pray for Saul’s wife, Angélica. Pray for the upcoming trip to Ensenada. Pray for the people of Buenavista, that our Lord may open and soften up their hearts. Pray that God will provide for all their needs. 

From Sierra Leone:

  • Calvary Boise is partnering with World Hope to initiate the water well construction.  We will begin with a water table survey to see if we can find water.  So the number one prayer request for this aspect of the ministry is that the team goes in and finds water so we can commence construction of the well.   

  • We will be going in 2019, so praying for the team is very important.

  • We are also exploring options to help the orphanage in Waterloo become self-sustaining.  We are hoping to provide vocational & or business training and support to accomplish this goal. Pray for that.

From Bistrita Romania: 

  • Pray for the upcoming Romania leadership conference in June. Pray, for everything to come together and for the right speakers to come. Brian and Cynthia Fouts, our missionaries, won’t be attending this year, but are helping with the logistics.

Natalie Bridges, who works with the Fouts shares: 

  • Please pray for creative, spirit-led lessons for my English class and opportunities to share the gospel with my students.  Also please pray especially for Daniela, Bogdan, Adi, Dorothea, Diana, and Iulia - for their salvation.  

  • I plan to be back in the States this summer and would appreciate prayer for God's guidance and timing during my time in the States...to be able to share with people and churches and connect with friends and family.  

  •  I have a praise report...my colleague at the orphanage (also a believer) and I were able to share the gospel and our testimonies with our French volunteer last week.  For over an hour, she was very eager to hear all we shared and although she didn't give her heart to Jesus yet, she has started reading her Bible and continuing to ask questions.  She is only 22 years old and has a back injury that causes her constant pain.  Would you please help me pray for Camille's salvation and her back injury?

 From Send Hope:   Pray for wisdom about possible upcoming events: We're looking into Parktacular and the God & Country Festival, but we could really use prayer and discernment for which events to attend. In addition, we have been invited to attend conferences in California, but we're also hoping to set up a sponsorship drive while we're down there. Praying that no matter which event(s) we go to that God would orchestrate every step of the way and each person that approaches us about the ministry. Please also pray for the fees we'll need to cover each event. And it would amazing if at the conferences we could have a few minutes on stage to share about the ministry and share about regional partnership opportunities.  

  • Over the last two years the number of children in our Homes of Hope has increased from around 450 to 827. Please pray for the caregivers, pastors, volunteers, and other staff who are caring for these children. For love, patience, peace and for the Holy Spirit to fully equip them.

 

 

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UPDATE ON ADDIE:  APRIL 30, 2018 UPDATE FROM THE ABERNATHY FAMILY

Please keep them in your prayers. Some of you follow Hope for Addie on Facebook. You may have already read this most recent post regarding her condition. It’s worth reading again and again. Praise God for this family’s ability to trust in Him in the midst of this incredibly difficult journey. Please continue to support them in prayer.

Each day is a gift. Every smile, laugh, cuddle, or the simplest of things- holding her hand are moments we hold on to. They are so precious. Spend extra time today appreciating the little things in life and really pause and soak them up, there is so much to be thankful for even in the times of our lives that are the hardest.

The last couple weeks have continued to show us how strong Addie is but also the reality and heartbreak of watching her little body grow tired of fighting. We have very hard days with pain that is relentless and consuming more areas of her body. We continue to increase her IV pain meds and the narcotics make her so irritable. She is no longer wanting to eat, no longer wanting to get out of bed, drinking very little and is pale and tired. It’s hard to watch and I so badly want to make it better. We have also been blessed with good days, like going on an adventure to pick out her favorite flowers to plant, a walk around the block to enjoy the sunshine, lots of snuggle time watching movies, reading Pinkalicious books, soaking up the best hugs and kisses, and enjoying every sweet smile.

Thank you to everyone for the incredible support and love you have endlessly showed our family. In the midst of sadness and heartache we are still experiencing so much love and joy. Nothing goes unnoticed... being continually surrounded by family and friends, prayers, phone calls and messages of encouragement, amazing meals, special princess guests, her fav Dutch Bros drink being delivered, flowers, gifts, heartfelt acts of kindness by cleaning up our yard or even bringing by baby goats, piglets and bunnies just so Addie could pet them. I could go on and on. We are so humbled and thankful for all of you and for continuing to walk beside us on this journey. We feel at peace knowing that soon Addie will be free of suffering and no longer confined to her limitations here on earth. She will be dancing free in heaven with her loving father who has a greater love and plan for her than any of us will ever be able to understand. 

 

My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT

Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.
Ecclesiastes 7:3

    

 

NEWS REGARDING MISSIONS PRAYER:

 

The recent Commissioned Week and its emphasis on praying for our global outreaches inspired several of our prayer warriors to ask if we could spend time each week focused on missionaries and their needs. Great idea!

 

Weekly requests from the mission field are distributed to a separate prayer group and there is some overlap in membership. However, beginning this week we will integrate Missions Prayer requests into our Thursday, Friday and Saturday Prayer Task Force emails.  These will not replace requests from our local church family.

 

Also, a Global Missions Prayer Group meets at the church every Thursday evening at 7 pm in the Prayer Room. If you have a passion to pray for missionaries and their vital needs please join.

 

REQUESTS FROM THE MISSION FIELD:

 

From Vancouver:

Becca had surgery on April 30th.  The surgical part was a success; all the hardware for the new nerve stimulator has been permanently implanted. She is still having a lot of spinal pain from the surgery, and her overall recovery will still take a few months. They are so thankful for all your prayers, please continue to pray for her recovery and the success of the treatment.  Pray for Marlon as he gets settled back into life with family, church, and for caring for Becca these next few weeks. Pray for grace and strength.

 

 

From Buenavista, Mexico

Please pray for our missionary Luisa Cruz and her mom, Francisca who is ill. Pray that Francisca will get better soon. Pray for Saul’s wife, Angélica. Pray for the upcoming trip to Ensenada. Pray for the people of Buenavista, that our Lord may open and soften up their hearts. Pray that God will provide for all their needs. 

 

From Sierra Leone

Calvary Boise is partnering with World Hope to initiate the water well construction.  We will begin with a water table survey to see if we can find water.  So the number one prayer request for this aspect of the ministry is that the team goes in and finds water so we can commence construction of the well.  

 

We will be going in 2019, so praying for the team is very important.

 

We are also exploring options to help the orphanage in Waterloo become self-sustaining.  We are hoping to provide vocational & or business training and support to accomplish this goal. Pray for that.

 

 

From Bistrita Romania:

Pray for the upcoming Romania leadership conference in June. Pray, for everything to come together and for the right speakers to come. Brian and Cynthia Fouts, our missionaries, won’t be attending this year, but are helping with the logistics.

Natalie Bridges, who works with the Fouts shares:

    • Please pray for creative, spirit-led lessons for my English class and opportunities to share the gospel with my students.  Also please pray especially for Daniela, Bogdan, Adi, Dorothea, Diana, and Iulia - for their salvation. 

    • I plan to be back in the States this summer and would appreciate prayer for God's guidance and timing during my time in the States...to be able to share with people and churches and connect with friends and family.  

    • I have a praise report...my colleague at the orphanage (also a believer) and I were able to share the gospel and our testimonies with our French volunteer last week.  For over an hour, she was very eager to hear all we shared and although she didn't give her heart to Jesus yet, she has started reading her Bible and continuing to ask questions.  She is only 22 years old and has a back injury that causes her constant pain.  Would you please help me pray for Camille's salvation and her back injury?

 For Send Hope:  Pray for wisdom about possible upcoming events: We're looking into Parktacular and the God & Country Festival, but we could really use prayer and discernment for which events to attend. In addition, we have been invited to attend conferences in California, but we're also hoping to set up a sponsorship drive while we're down there. Praying that no matter which event(s) we go to that God would orchestrate every step of the way and each person that approaches us about the ministry. Please also pray for the fees we'll need to cover each event. And it would amazing if at the conferences we could have a few minutes on stage to share about the ministry and share about regional partnership opportunities. 

Over the last two years the number of children in our Homes of Hope has increased from 450+ to 827. Please pray for the caregivers, pastors, volunteers, and other staff who are caring for these children. For love, patience, peace and for the Holy Spirit to fully equip them.


 

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