“One person standing alone is easily attacked and defeated,
but two can stand back-to-back and conquer.
Three people are even better,
for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”
~Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT)~
Mr. Frank Smith, Sr. was a little better this weekend. Do you think it could be because his granddaughter Terri got to visit him? Continue to pray for the Smith family.
After mommy increased my medicine Thursday night. I had a great night. I sleep the entire night. I can’t remember the last time if ever that has happened. Well when I woke up that morning, I had a cluster of over 90. I had a pretty good day after that with very few spasms. I’m having less clusters throughout the day but I’m having so many spasms in each cluster. I’m actually having more spasms than before. So we really don’t know what is better. We increased the medicine again this morning for the last time. Mommy and daddy are going to see how I do the next couple of days and then call my doctor. So we will see how I do on the increased dose. We are thinking I was doing better at the beginning of the week because they took me off the clobazam. I’m still more vocal and staying awake more. I have learned to hold my own sippie cup. I used to could hold it while laying down but now I can do it in any position. So mommy took my bottle away and I get everything through my sippie cup. I don’t miss my bottle at all. I’m satisfied to drink out of my sippie cup. I’ll update in a couple of days and let you know what my seizures are doing. Please continue to pray!!!
Boyd and Jennie were blessed to be able to be in the first service of a new church plant for the Roma in Prague yesterday. Be thankful for this new opportunity for the Roma. Pray for God’s leadership in all that is done there.
Holly K. is spending her last day in West Africa. Tomorrow, she will land at the New Orleans airport. Thank God for the experiences and blessing Holly has had for the past two years. Pray for God’s continued leadership in her life.
Jacob “Bro. Jake” Williams was ordained yesterday. Pray God’s blessings on his ministry!
INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS PRAYERLINE
Monday, October 18, 2010
“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst,’” (John 6:35, ESV).
Dear Intercessors, this is Eleanor Witcher of the Office of Global Prayer Strategy, asking you to pray for the people of Pakistan.
Two months of the year in Pakistan comprises the rainy season. These two months are essential for crop growth and cultivation throughout the year, as well as energy production. This year’s rains, however, brought the worst flooding in recent history to the country. The flood waters in August and September destroyed towns, villages, crops, homes and livestock throughout the Sindh province. Thousands of displaced Sindhis fled the floods to live with relatives or in camps in other parts of the province. Many of the Sindhi-speaking people from the villages who lost everything had farms with crops and livestock that played a vital role in their survival. Pray for the farmers and their families as they start to think about rebuilding their lives.
As a result of flooding in all the major provinces of Pakistan, several thousand people lost their lives and countless millions were left without homes and hope for the future. The repercussions of the devastation have affected more people than both the 2005 tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake combined.
Workers are seeking to share the love of Christ in a tangible way with people who have been brought to the deepest place of need in their lives. Tents, food and basic essentials are being purchased and delivered to flood-affected areas in the name of Jesus. The relief effort is moving ahead thanks to the help of locals who are aiding in the distribution process.
* Please pray that Pakistanis will come to view Christians as people they can trust.
* Pray, especially, that Pakistanis will come to see that God loves them and wants to give them not only physical, but spiritual provision.
* Pray for the body to be unified in representing Christ as the One who provides the Bread and Water of Life for all who will believe.
OCTOBER 18, 2010
“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.’” (Matthew 9:37-38)
WORLD LEADERS. “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Please pray today for Prime Minister Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei (southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malalysia).
BAMBARA OF MALI (BAHM-bah-rah). Many months ago, you began praying that God would send workers to Mali to help with the ‘Foundations for Farming’ project during the planting season. The Bambara Team writes: “Give thanks to God for sending us a volunteer to help in the field. The work is hard and tiresome, but our volunteer doesn’t mind. Thank God for this young man! You also prayed that God would provide the rains that the fields so desperately need. Praise Him that the rains have come! Please pray that the fields will produce an abundant harvest.” http://www.gobambara.org/
HIGHLAND SINGERS OF CENTRAL ASIA. As the group gathers in the evening, on one side of the living room the men talk about the crops or the weather, while on the other side of the room are the women, with babies and health care usually topping their lists of concerns. After a bit, the preacher takes his place and begins with prayer. The room rings with “Amens” chiming in during the pastor’s prayer. After the service, the preacher talks about issues facing them, and discussion follows sometimes deep into the night. Is this somewhere in the United States, some home group down the street? No, this group and groups like them meet every week in the Highlands. This is Ismailism, a religion that teaches peace, kindness and a love of knowledge, and it even honors other religions, including Jesus–but it is “a different Gospel.” Pray for the people to have dreams of Jesus, and pray that He will be honored, loved and cherished as the King! firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a marvelous Monday!