Hi praying folks,
Our verse for this week is Zephaniah 2:3. “Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who do His commands; seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the LORD’s wrath.”
1. Pray President Trump, and all of us, would seek the LORD, seek righteousness, seek humility, see to love God above all else, seek to love other people, seek the wisdom that comes from above, seek first the kingdom of God.
2. InterVarsity–a. Praise–Julie is 100% supported so she can be full-time through June, which is the end of the fiscal year. b. Please continue to pray for God’s wisdom, direction and jobs for her husband James and their grown daughter and son. c. Praise–International students get to experience the Connections Conference in Santa Cruz. Pray for at least 40 students from DVC to register and for all the logistics (finances, rides, sleeping bags, etc.)
3. Latasha, Be the Bridge–“Be the Bridge is an organization that helps equip or really to inspire the church to be a credible witness for the glory of God as it relates to racial reconciliation.” Latasha says, “We have a nine-step process to racial reconciliation. It’s similar to a Bible study–it has Scriptures and discussion topics. We are taking God’s word and applying it. We have people do social events together. So we have people register their group, download the guide, and we tell them to start learning and listening. Some people may not know any people of color and in those cases, we tell them to pray for God’s guidance.” “During the first year over 10,000 people downloaded the guide.” Pray God will bless Be the Bridge and their efforts, and that the church showing true racial reconciliation will be a light that draws people to Jesus.
4. Options for Women–Pray that many will be motivated to care about women in crisis pregnancies and their unborn babies through the Change for Life envelopes.
5. Uganda mission trip–Pray for a multi-church team of at least 10 people for the Uganda mission trip to Raise the Roof Academy this summer. God does something special when Christians from different churches work together for a common goal; pray the team will experience this. Pray for the team members as they will be doing a VBS for 1000. If anyone from any of your churches wants to go, I can give you Robin’s contact information.
6. Pray for peace in America that overcomes division. In the words of The Crossing, a group that does reconciliation ministry in Ireland, “His peace will come to nations when He changes human hearts.” Pray for that to happen here.
7. Tara–Pray for her as she travels, especially for safety, health (no migraines), good sleep, and fruitful times of prayer and fellowship. She is in Israel for the ASK network’s international prayer gathering. Pray for them as they pray for God’s purposes to be realized in every nation of the world. Pray for Tara and the other leaders as they facilitate the prayer times.
8. Darla & Nathanael are glad to be back home in Cameroon. Praise–Their daughter is really enjoying going to school. They have several projects in the works, but because of where some of them are located they have to wait for peace, for safety’s sake. Please pray for peace in Cameroon.
9. Pray God will be glorified in the Authority to Heal seminar. Pray the people God wants to be there will come, and healing will result.
10. Bay Area Rescue Mission provides “meals to the hungry, beds for the homeless, and spiritual support to anyone in need.” “The needs far outweigh BARM’s ability to provide help. Pray for increased giving and additional volunteers. Pray the men and women in the discipleship programs will graduate and will then continue to grow in their faith and be inspirations to others.”
11. Pray recipients of blessing bags containing food and other necessities will be blessed in soul and spirit as well as body.
Thanks for praying! God bless you! Sherri