“In my distress I called upon the Lord,
and cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple,
and my cry came before Him,
even to His ears.”
Please continue to pray for Scott and Faith Hill, their extended families, and their friends in the loss of little Aaron.
Praise report from Selena Morgan on Kaden Underwood
Thank everyone for their prayers for Kaden Underwood. His heart surgery went well. He has had a wonderful recovery and is home a week earlier than expected. Thank you all so much for praying for him and his family through this very difficult time.
Dad is back at the hospital with a blood clot in his right lung. They are watching it closely and have him on medication. He will be there for at least 5 days. Please keep him in your prayers.
Jennie served as a MK teacher for two years in Santa Catarina.
SANTA CATARINA, BRAZIL (sahn-tah cah-tah-REE-nah). In February, you prayed for the need for more workers in the Frei Damiao “favela” (community), not knowing that during that same week, the entire community was attempting to recover from severe flooding that left 800 families homeless and sent water surging through other homes at heights of 5-6 feet. Local workers praise God that the Jardim Eldorado congregation and staff members at their community center (CADI) in Frei Damiao were able to provide immediate shelter for 60 families, feed more than 400 people three times a day for several days, and provide emergency first aid. Thanks to financial aid from the IMB disaster relief funds, families who still had homes and cooking facilities received food baskets, mattresses and cleaning supplies. Those whose homes were destroyed are receiving concrete blocks to rebuild a basic framework for their home. Staff members from the CADI and volunteers have worked long hours to match donations of clothing and furniture with the long lists of needs they compiled in the days following the flooding. God has provided opportunities during this crisis for Pastor R, his congregation, and new believers within the community to show Christ’s love to thousands. They ask you to pray that many lives will be permanently changed through Jesus as a result of these contacts.
PAKISTAN. R, an Urdu literacy teacher, has been facing threats and persecution recently. Last month you were specifically praying for the five students who said that they believed that Isa is who He says He is. R was trying to meet with each one individually to talk more about this truth. She was meeting with BB, one of the five, in BB’s home. BB’s husband came home while they were meeting, and he became very angry at R for being in his home and meeting with his wife. He told her that he knew what she was doing–trying to change his wife’s beliefs. He told her never to come back to his house again and that he knew where she lived. Please pray for BB to be safe, and pray that what she has learned about Isa will lead her to a saving faith in the one true God. Pray for some way that R may be able to see BB and make sure she is all right. Since this has happened, R has had to stop the Urdu class in that area. But God has already opened another door for a new class to be started in another area, this time with 16 women! These women are eager and excited to learn. Please pray that they will be excited and open to hearing stories from the Bible three days per week as well. http://www.go2southasia.org/
MISSIONARY PERSONAL NEEDS. Please lift up two semester student workers on the island of Mauritius. Pray that they will adjust well, form lasting friendships, build relationships with the university students with eternal results, and continue to seek the Lord daily. Pray that they will be encouraged by God through His Word and reminded of their call. Ask God to bless the ideas, visions and goals they instill in the lives of all whom they come in contact with, and pray that they will function well with the other workers on the island.
Christy Quin Wharton sent new pictures of her children. Let me know if you would like me to send them to you.
One of the coaches at school shared this:
Daily Rules from God for 2008
1. Wake Up!! Decide to have a good day. ‘Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.’ Psalms 118:24
2. Dress Up!! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. ‘The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart.’ I Samuel 16:7
3. Shut Up!! Say nice things and learn to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. ‘He who guards his lips guards his soul.’ Proverbs 13:3
4. Stand Up!!… For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.. ‘Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good…’ Galatians 6:9-10
5. Look Up!!… To the Lord.
‘I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.’ Phillippians 4:13
6. Reach Up!!… For something higher. ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will direct your path.’
7. Lift Up!!… Your Prayers.
‘Do not worry about anything; instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.’
God answers Knee-Mail.
Have a great day!