June Update

The Amazing Race

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2a

Dear Praying Friends,

Our son is a runner. He loves the outdoors, persevering hills and weather, deeply breathing the air in and out, even racing/running with others. He loves the way it makes him feel free, and the sense of accomplishment and victory when he’s done.

If you’re not a runner, you can still relate to this feeling as we pray! Hebrews 12:1 points out that we have “a cloud of witnesses surrounding us;" we’re not alone and we appreciate YOU joining with us, persevering in prayer for the “race” the Palau ministry is enduring. We can also "lay aside every encumbrance” as we freely ask the Lord for anything. In prayer He is the air we breathe as we have the Holy Spirit’s presence running in and through us. Lastly, we can “fix our eyes on Jesus”, who we place our faith in as our ultimate encourager, victor and prize!

Special Prayer Request: Let’s begin by asking for the Lord’s mercy and grace over Orlando, for the families and loved ones who are hurting over their loss from this senseless shooting this past week. May they draw close to Jesus and not turn away from Him, realizing we live in a fallen world which is temporary, and experience His peace, presence and love in their lives for an eternity.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4

Upcoming Events: Please persevere in prayer for the Palau team, who are running a race this summer full of many evangelistic events and gatherings:

June 18-19 | Lakeview, Oregon Outreach (Andrew)
June 29 | God & Country Festival in Nampa, Idaho (Andrew)
July 10-16 | Fun in the Son Festival in Jamaica (Andrew)
July 15-16 | Connect Conference in Washington, D.C. (NGA Team)
July 23-28 | Full week of teaching at Cannon Beach Conference Grounds (Luis)
August 14-21 | Love Malawi Festival (Andrew)
August 18-20 | New Jersey Outreach (Luis)

New addition to our team: Praise God with us as we welcome our newest prayer leader, Janet Cabascango, who is joining Sheri Lozano for South America. Janet is a long time Palau supporter and prayer warrior, who is also fluent in Spanish and is already such a blessing to us!

Regional Reports: Please open the below reports for more prayer requests:

North America | Vicky Burgess, Michelle Palau | Report > > >

Europe | Caryn Ogle, Kim Grimberg | Report > > >

Africa | Gita Santangelo, Kheri Schaar | Report > > >

Caribbean | Debbie Jamison, Glenda Kraus | Report > > > 

Central & South America | Sheri Lozano, Janet Cabascango | Report > > >

Asia | Connie Luebke, Gail Link | Report > > >

Forward this email to your praying friends and invite them to join us! They can sign up at www.nationalprayerteam.org to receive future emails and prayer requests. If it helps, print out the requests and keep them in a spot where you’ll remember to pray (it helps me)!

Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they minister around the world to transform lives for eternity in Jesus! Let’s run the race with them, that is set before us in hope and love in Jesus Christ!

Running the Race with you in Prayer,

Gail Stockamp

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14