I come to you today with a humble heart, telling you how blessed we have been over this past month. God has given the New York City Area many Re:New meetings with thousands of people hearing and being refreshed with the Good News of Christ so they can encourage others to come alongside them for the New York CityServe/CityFest.
We praise God specifically for our Connecticut Launch that was a success, as nearly 100 pastors from 20 cities heard Luis and Kevin cast the vision for CT CityServe. Those in attendance were enthusiastic and we pray that they cast the vision to other pastors and churches in various communities around the state.
We also praise God for the healing of Randy Burtis, our Regional Area Director in Connecticut, after a sudden tear in his retina led to emergency surgery. Another praise is that we now have strong working groups in the CT cities of Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport and New London. We ask for prayer for clarity as these groups look for ways to serve to together (these cities are not far apart) and to share Christ in their communities.
We also need prayer for potential new groups in three to four other communities where various pastors and leaders are trying to attract others to supporting the 2015 Palau events for our area.
Thank you ladies for partnering with the National Women’s Prayer team as we pray for people to participate in helping make the entire New York City Area hear the Good News of Christ!
Beth Moore wrote on her blog earlier this month a powerful message. Here is part of her inspirational message, which is for all of us, for "such a time as this!"
"We've got to pray. We've got to become people of prayer. We've got to press in much further and believe God to be much bigger. We've got to cease letting prayer be our weakest spiritual discipline. We've got to step up and wield the sword of the spirit in relentless intercession. We've got to go further than we've gone before. Press harder. Dig our knees deeper. We will not live bolder than we pray. There are parts of our callings, works of the Holy Spirit, and defeats of the darkness that will come no other way than furious, fervent, faith filled prayer."
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him." Hebrews 11:8
May God reward You for your earnest prayers on behalf of Connecticut!