"Every sunrise, surprise us with your love. Satisfy us with your kindness. We will sing with joy, celebrating everyday. Let us see your majesty, let the beauty and grace of the Lord rest upon us and bring success to all we do." Psalm 90:14-17 (Voice translation) What a beautiful promise from the Lord towards us, his children!
As we focus our prayers towards the missionaries of Church on the Rock may the Lord, in 2018, surprise them with his love, kindness and joy. May the beauty and grace of the Lord rest upon each one in their respective nation. And may the Lord give them a year of great success in bringing his goodness, his salvation and his kingdom to the nations of the world!
Thank you for praying for the following missionaries. Thank you for declaring scriptures of the Lords promises over each family who serve in Africa, and South America.
Missions Prayer January 2018
Botswana Africa: Shannon and Lindsay Shores
The Shores just returned to Botswana after a 3 month visit to the states with their children. Please pray for the Shores to immediately find new housing for their family. Pray for the legal complications with Praise (their adopted daughter) to be resolved in the Shores favor. The Shores return with a monetary blessing from the Pursue Mission Banquet in October. Thank you to everyone who gave at the banquet, such a fun evening of generostiy. Thank you for those who are giving monthly to the Shores, such a huge blessing for the Youth Center to continue running in their city of Lobatse. The city of Lobatse and the nation of Botswana is changing because of the Shores commitment to reach the youth and to be the light of Jesus.
Botswana Africa: Christa Ritchey
Christa and her 2 sons will be moving to Botswana soon to serve with Shannon and Lindsay. Christa was a principal at a middle school but has chosen to take a year and go serve the community of Lobatse with the Shores. Christa will be mentoring young ladies, serving at the youth center, and other opportunities within the Shores ministry. Please pray for Christa's house to rent here in the states, pray for her boys adjustment in moving overseas and pray for families and individuals to commit to giving monthly to Christa. Thank you for prayerfully considering giving to Christa monthly through pursuemisiions.org.
Antigua Guatemala: Elisabeth Anderson
Elisabeth is attending language school in Antigua for 2 more weeks. Pray for her to retain the Spanish language with ease!!! Pray for Elisabeth as she transitions to Colombia as a missionary sent out by Pursue Mission next month. We will give more information in March about the ministry Elisabeth will be serving. Thank you for praying for this young lady who is taking big steps in following the Lords path.
Jacaltenango Guatemala: Tony and Carrie Taylor
Pray for Carrie's back to be healed. Declare over Carrie's back new life and new alignment in her spine and for all pain associated with this problem to leave her body. Pray for Carrie's strength to be "renewed like an eagles". Pray for the Taylors as they look for land to build a home and a ministry center to reach the Jacaltenango community.
Managua Nicaragua: Mayra Coffer
Pastor Mayra will be speaking at the Ladies Bloom Conference, Stronger, January 26-27th. Please make plans to attend this conference as Pastor Mayra will inspire and challenge you to step into new opportunities with the Lord.
One More Pursue Mission Class:
You are invited to come tonight, January 17th, to the One More class. This week the class will be taught by Pastor Paige Allen. The class began last week with a challenge from Joe Reed to step into missions with a new perspective. This class runs for 6 weeks at the South Campus in the Student Youth Building from 6:30-8pm.
Thank you for praying for the Pursue Missionaries. Your prayers lift up and encourage the missionaries immensely!