"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." 1 Thess. 5:18
Dear Praying Friends,
Life is full of ups and downs for all of us, isn’t it? Last August our family was at it’s peak, welcoming a new son into our family when our daughter got married. This August we’re in a valley as we received the news that my brother-in-law has brain cancer and my mom is now recovering from a compressed fracture in her back!
Life gives us peaks and valleys, and through it all He asks us to thank Him in ALL circumstances! He not only asks us, but it’s His will for us! In fact, He wants us to thank Him BEFORE the event takes place, whether it be a blessing or a battle!
Praise is the vital preparation for spiritual power that teams up with the power of our prayers! God is pleased when praise is a part of our prayer life and we are blessed as we pray in thanksgiving for all things. Shadows and darkness disappear and light fills our heart and soul when we give thanks! It works. Try it. It’s His will for us!
“It is good to praise the Lord" (Psalm 92:1).
Let us “TASK” in prayer: Together, Asking, Seeking, Knocking. Let us thank Him in all circumstances in how He is at work in the Palau ministry. Below are our current praise and prayer requests. Thank YOU for using your Holy Spirit power in praying for the work LPA is doing around the world!
Praising Jesus in prayer with YOU,
Forest Home Christian Camps | Families were encouraged and Luis had a fabulous time of fellowship and Bible teaching with friends at Forest Home Christian Camps in California just a few weeks ago.
Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire | Tim, Gary, and Max just returned from a planning and preparation trip to Côte d’Ivoire. Pray for them as they work through all the details for the festival. It’s coming quickly, October 23 - November 3!
La Matanza, Argentina | Plans are coming together nicely for the upcoming festival in La Matanza, Argentina (November 12-19).
Eugene, Oregon | Plans for CityFest in Eugene, Oregon (July 2018) also continue to move forward. Pray for Randy and the team as they continue to work with locals on mobilization.
Bogotá, Colombia | Dates for the Bogotá, Colombia festival have been locked in for August 17-18, 2018. We’ll also be leading a vision tour during that time. Details of the tour are still being established.
Grand Rapids, Michigan | Our team in Grand Rapids, Michigan had a great fundraiser this last Tuesday. We’re making great progress with committees and plans. Dates for the festival are tentatively set for September 7-8, 2018.
Madrid, Spain | Ruben just returned from meetings with leaders a few weeks ago and was very encouraged as we plan for a festival in the summer of 2019.
August 11-19 | Luis teaching at Mount Hermon in Santa Cruz, California
August 20 | Luis teaching at Southwest Bible Church in Beaverton, Oregon
September 3 | Luis teaching at Beaverton Foursquare Church in Beaverton, Oregon.
September 7-11 | Luis preaching at the Mushroom Festival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
September 7-11 | Andrew speaking at Westside Church in Omaha, Nebraska
Please open and pray for the people/events in more detail from our regional prayer requests:
Africa | Gita Santangelo & Dana Iverson | Report
Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report
North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report
Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report
Central & South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report
Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report
Please 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 praising God through the power of your prayers for Luis and Andrew and the team as they proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of the world!
Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.” John 11:41