Sunday, May 3, 2009

May 3rd Prayer Needs

1. This Wednesday we are starting a home Bible study in English that will be open to the public. Wayne and I will share the responsibility of teaching through the book of Galatians, and Brooke and I will also split worship time. Several English speaking Ticos are interested in coming. Pray for God’s blessing and direction.

Jon teaching 6th grade

2. The end of the first trimester is approaching! This means final exams and final grades – all the “fun” administrative teaching stuff that I love! NOT! Pray for speed and perseverance for Jon. Also, pray for more open doors to share Christ with his students! Jon doesn’t want the English curriculum to come before the kid’s need for Jesus!

Looking at the La Paz property with friends from Jaco
Property update: Wayne and I spoke to the owners of the land just north of San Ramon. They were willing to drop the price and work with us because of the RO4Y vision. However, we are not set on “closing the deal” and are waiting for God’s provision of the funds. We have also discovered another property that seems more ideal and cheaper than the first. Check it out at:

Olivo Verde Youth Group
4. Pray for Jon as he teaches the youth group next Sunday evening, May 10th. It will be a topical study on the life of Joseph from Genesis.

5. These scriptures are challenging our family, may the bring growth to you as well:

SINCE ALL this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away.

[Besides this evidence] it was also established and plainly endorsed by God, Who showed His approval of it by signs and wonders and various miraculous manifestations of [His] power and by imparting the gifts of the Holy Spirit [to the believers] according to His own will.

Hebrews 2:1 & 4 (AMP)

I am calling up memories of your sincere and unqualified faith (the [b]leaning of your entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), [a faith] that first lived permanently in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am [fully] persuaded, [dwells] in you also.

That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [[c]with those of the elders at your ordination].

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

2 Timothy 1: 5-7 (AMP)

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