We appreciate your prayers and pray for you

August 23rd, 2014

We want you to know we’re in partnership with you in ministry! Let me explain. We often tell you how much we appreciate your prayer support for us, our family and our ministry. As we report what God is doing, I trust you are encouraged and blessed. Your prayers are essential for us to do what we trust will result in lives being touched and transformed and God being glorified. We also appreciate the financial support some have provided.

Over the past few days I’ve spent time praying for you personally and your family as I prayed through the list of people to whom we send these updates – in all, about 400 of you! I’ve been doing this monthly for some time now. It’s a blessing for me to reflect on your partnership with us and what I might know about what’s happening in your lives. I’m trusting God to do exceeding, abundantly above all we ask or imagine by the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through you (Ephesians 3:20). Let me encourage you to keep me updated on what is going on in you and your family’s lives.

We are living in challenging times. At times we might wonder why God doesn’t do something about it. We’re not alone. These thoughts and feelings have been experienced down through the centuries. A couple of months ago I gave a message at Fellowship Bible Church. I’ve shared the essence of this message in a number of venues. It expresses a conviction I’ve been carrying for a number of years now and feel it is more relevant today than ever before. Use this web address to listen to it and let me know what your thoughts are. www.youtube.com/embed/2hEmgUCngNQ?rel=0

As we have told you recently, we have three grandsons getting married this fall. Another grandson got engaged a few weeks ago. And our married granddaughter is expecting their third child, a daughter! We need your prayer coverage for safety as we travel and for utilizing teachable moments along the way. We’ll have a lot to share in the days ahead about what God has done and is doing.

We encourage you to read and meditate on Psalm 16:5-8, 11.