Prayer Requests for the Week of October 20th

Living Hope Staff:

  • Jason: healing of my father-in-law Larry Summar. God to work mightily through Living Hope in our city and world as we share The Story.
  • Dan: being open to His wisdom and His plan for our church financial plan for 2014. My mom’s knee pain as she prepares for surgery next spring. She is 79 and doing great otherwise–blessed
  • Benny – Lots of planning …. please pray for a heart to hear and obey the plans of God
  • David – pray for clarity & a heart to learn at Re:group conference in Atlanta this week, then for restoring grace in a few days vacation at the end of the week
  • Bill – Pray for the upcoming senior adult retreat next week. And travelling mercies as I attend a seminar.
  • Ryan – Pray for my family as we have all come down with a cold.
  • Cindy – pray for OCC and missions education and vision with our children: pray for the GFC launch on November 3rd, the Orphan Meal on November 10th and the All Church Advent Celebration on November 20th. Pray for the Mattinglys to get the needed letter to bring Lydia home.
  • Scott – time management with family this week.
  • Mark – My oldest, Megan, will get a cortisone shot on Thursday in the knee that they did surgery on a few months ago. Pray it doesn’t hurt and that she can gain more mobility in that knee as a result. Pray for time management at home and at church.
  • Michael – Pray for me to gain wisdom and patience and show grace.
  • Jeff – Pray for wisdom as the missions committee and I get the 2014 missions calendar ready.
  • Jeremie – Teeth…going to dentist soon to see about removing a wisdom tooth. Family life.
  • Tyler – Finding a balance between ministry, relationships, and seminary during a busy season.

Tom and Carla – SouthEast Asia

  • Please pray for the LH Men’s Team coming to our country this week- Tom and the guys will travel into a neighboring country to seek out the Lord’s vision for reaching a UUPG there.  Pray for their good health and safety, stamina as they trek into unchartered territory, and for the Holy Spirit to prepare the way.

W&L – The Gateway City (for security reason, I cannot share names on the internet)

  • Continue to pray for our language learning. Pray specifically for more conversation partners so we can practice what we are learning.
  • W has been able to give a few more Bengali Bibles to the men who work on the streets washing windows. Pray that they would indeed read the Bible and be drawn to Christ.
  • Continue to pray for our boys. Pray that they would learn language quickly; pray for sweet friendships for them at school; pray for their health.

Bryan Lewis – Hope House

  • Please pray for our fall festival with the West End Neighborhood Association on friday from 5-7pm.
  • Pray for our Jobs for Life and Faith and Finances classes that God will continue to work on the hearts of those who are participating and will come to know Christ.
  • Pray for our Affordable Christmas program as many churches and groups will be doing gift drives the month of November.

Stuart and Jenny Borders, Church Planters in Atlanta, GA

  • Please pray for us on Halloween. Our neighborhood explodes on Halloween with easily close to 1000 kids, so we are going to give away cups of chili and drinks along with lots of candy. We are going to close down our little through street and set up tables with music.  We think it will be a lot of fun and afford us lots of opportunities to sit with neighbors, many that we haven’t seen since the movie night this summer. Please pray we make great touches serving families and that we would have some great conversations about Reservoir Church.  We will be meeting the following Sunday night for bible study, so pray that we would see new people at bible study following our halloween outreach.
  • Please for our 2014 planning time as we seek to layout our next year and three year plans for Reservoir Church.  Pray that the Lord would grant us wisdom and clarity for the mission He has sent us her for.
  • Pray for the kids as they start back to school this week after spending fall break in Florida with Stuart’s parents. Pray also for Jenny as she recovers from travel and that she would continue to remain healthy during her pregnancy.

Bryan Veatch – FCA director, South Central Kentucky

  • My mother-in-laws health situation has declined over the past 3 weeks.  We are praying for her spiritual strength as she battles cancer & its physically draining effects. She is currently at the Med Center (LHBC Deacon’s are visiting Daily).
  • PRAISE – We are very excited that my oldest child, Chelsey, is now married to Alan Bush.  The entire wedding and the events leading up to it and after provided great memories with family & friends!
  • PRAY for my 30 year old staff mate Andrew as he has decided to end his relationship with his long time girl friend after much prayer & counsel.  He is seeking God’s best…we are praying for God’s favor for Andrew.
  • Pray for Donna Smith, local FCA Representative, retired teacher, coach & FCA Sponsor that God will provide His favor and open the hearts of the 35+ jr. & sr. High campus leaders to serve Christ by serving/loving others their campuses, just as Donna has so faithfully for many years in the public schools.
  • My office is praying to make up for a $20,000 budget-shortfall suffered in August due to the unexpected-loss of a major gift due to circumstances beyond our control.  PRAISE THAT TO-DATE, $5,000 has been provided TO OFF SET, and i have had another $700/month pledged in monthly support that will, in the long-run make up for the loss.
  • Praying that a corporate match program in our region will reverse it’s decision to refuse to match it’s employees contributions if made to a Christian 501c3.  It’s becoming a very common issue.
  • PRAY for the transition of our former Owensboro FCA Staff Mate of 10 years and close friend, Rusty Tichenor as he assumes a new role with Kentucky Wesleyan College.  Pray also for former coach & school administrator, Shawn Tomes who will be promoted fro Area Rep to Director of our Northwest KY FCA Region.
  • PRAY That my staff & i would be subject to God’s directions for our work, keeping the Gospel of Jesus & HIS Word at the heart of all we do that we do not labor in vain!

Mark and Parker Phillips – Road to Karma

  • Pray for the team from LH to get their visas ASAP so they can come to Niger to minister to the Songhai.
  • Pray for Isabelle as she begins Kindergarten this week!
  • Pray for the farmers of Niger which includes all of our believers who have yet another disastrous rainy season.  Most the millet in Songhai lands either didn’t get the rain needed or has been destroyed by a deadly parasite called Witchweed (in the mistletoe family).

R&N – Lost Cities of Asia – (for security reason, I cannot share names on the internet)

  • Pray for us as we wrap up relationships with people we share with and also some who we disciple before we come stateside.  Pray that we would make the best use of our time.
  • Pray for one of the guys I disciple who continues to battle with depression and doubt.  R will meet with him this week to discuss these issues.

John and Abby Fisher – Northern Plains

  • Thanks again, we are in the middle of some really neat leadership growth. I am developing a recent college graduate into a key leader in the Church. He is growing so quick and it is really exciting to see someone we have reached out to grow and now is becoming a leader.
  • Please pray for the outreach we are doing out in the community, it is a huge task but we are grapping ahold of getting people together to reach the community.

Thomas Weakley – Campus Crusade at WKU

  • PLease pray for the upcoming outreach we will be having on campus on Nov. 7th.  We are participating in the “My hope for America” Billy Graham Crusade.  We will be using it on campus and prayerfully in the resident halls and other small group areas.
  • Please pray for our staff members as they appear to be going through a large amount of Spiritual Battle personally and in the ministry.

Departmental Prayers:

  • CC- Pray for God to breakthrough the hearts of our bible study participants
  • Student Ministries – Pray for an exciting and  meaningful Fall Retreat this weekend.
  • Connections Ministries/Welcome Team – for wisdom in some team transitions and the expansion of the Guest Parking ministry to the children’s wing soon.

Living Hope Members:

  • Rita Metz requests prayer for Cindi Cusick who is trying to get disability and is going thru the final steps of divorce. Pray she will be strong enough mentality to handle the results of both.
  • Nicole Shores requests prayer for Jason Shores, Jimmy Lanham, Jan Guilles, Connie and Mike Cage and Barbara Clark.
  • Al Morel requests prayer for his daughter, Mandy Loving; please pray for complete healing.
  • Please pray for Larry Childress’ and Hassiden Kaholi’s salvation. Pray too for Eugene Dennis who has Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
  • Pray for Donna Brown who is scheduled for knee surgery 10/28.
  • Camelia Bowles requests prayer for employment for her daughter Rachel.
  • Leslie and Chuck Ridgeway requests prayer for Chuck as he recuperates from surgery of 10/21.
  • Tina Carter requests prayer for Susanne, Evan and Hunter Sawyers who have recently lost their husband/father.
  • Lana Bay requests prayer as she prepares for two upcoming eye surgeries.
  • Chris Adams requests prayer for Lyod Riddle whose kidneys are failing.
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