January Update

Dear Treasured Prayers,

Happy New Year!  This is a pivotal time to thank you and Our Lord for the prayers and work done in 2014 paving the way for all He has in store to impact lives in 2015.  
“…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”  James 5:16

I am personally so thankful for the prayers that moved me to receive eternal life:  to personally know the Only true God and Jesus Christ whom he has sent.  (John 17:3)  That gives me great passion, purpose and hope for the lives we pray for in Long Island.  Oh to imagine, a region where the Kingdom is coming and His will is being done in Long Island as it is in heaven.  Lord, hear our prayers!

Please pray for:
•    The Explore God Series 
Underway beginning January 2015.  Over 20 churches have partnered and embarked on this Evangelistic Series/Campaign.  Praise God!  This is a collaborative effort to evangelize the community by providing answers to tough questions for unbelievers.  Please pray that many would come, hear and receive these life-transforming truths.  Pray for the seekers, pastors, church members and all who get to participate in this opportunity.

•    Hope Day New York ~ June 6th
Bethlehem A.G. church is leading this effort with Convoy of Hope.  To date, all of the above churches are partnering in this effort.   The goal is to reach out to children and families by meeting some of their most basic needs.  More than 35,000 pounds of free groceries will be distributed along with medical and dental screenings, job fairs, haircuts, games and activities for children, live entertainment, and it is all FREE.  

•    Pray for more churches to catch the vision of CityServe
Collaborative efforts serving the region in the areas of Justice, Mercy and Education.

•    Pray for God’s plans for Long Island
That God would continue to share His plans specific & unique for Long Island and raise up the leaders and committee members to plan, prepare and perform the work.  (e.g. mini festivals, luncheons, school assemblies, etc…)

•    Pray for our Long Island Leaders:
◦    LPA’s Tom Mueller, Long Island Church Relations Director
Tom is Church Director over 3 Regions, big job.  He recently relocated his family to Westchester County as he serves in this role.
◦    LPA’s Robert Bambino, Long Island Church Relations Coordinator
Bob is a Long Island resident and businessman working alongside Tom Mueller.
◦    Long Island Pastors and leaders – those who have joined effort with LPA and those who have yet to commit
◦    Long Island intercessors who live in Long Island and have been praying for their region long before we came along to encourage and support.

I thank God for each of you and your powerful prayers.  Thank you for your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.  (1 Thes 1:3)  Now to Him who is able to immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.  (Eph 3:20-21)

God bless you,  
Valerie Hanson
West Regional Prayer Coordinator