Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Walking Hand in Hand

I have seen 2 interesting things happening in the past week that encourage me.

One was while researching the Craigslist issue last week. I noticed that the organizations that were on the same page were from very different philosophical backgrounds. GemsGirls, Nat'l Org for Women, Love46, IJM and us all fighting together. Then, this week something amazing happened! Vince, iFast and HopeChest leader, recently came across a very cool new tv channel that you guys will all LOVE! Check out for more info As Halogen puts it: "Halogen is a television network featuring empowering entertainment that targets and activates a generation that is willing and ready to give back. With shows, documentaries and short-form films, Halogen offers a variety of lifestyle programming that aims to motivate viewers to leave their mark and make the world a better place." They feature amazing stories that you guys would LOVE about global issues. He tweeted about it and soon they tweeted him back. They quickly realized that some of their management knew Tom Davis (shocker, right? :-) They are not a faith based organization but are owned by one. Well, long story short it looks like they may send a videographer on the HopeChest trip to India next month!!! yes, to shoot footage for their network!
Here's why that all encourages me - God's word says, "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

Watching the world today and their interest in the things of justice I see opportunity. I see opportunity to join hands with people and organizations who have no interest in our Lord. It looks like the next frontier for missions. Walking hand in hand with people who care about justice and helping them to see that the one who cares about justice even more than they do is our LORD! What an amazing way to introduce people to the God of Justice by working towards it with them.

This week, will you pray for us? Pray for believers within the Christian community that care about justice and God's heart for the poor. Pray we will actively seek non-Christians who care and look for ways to join them. Pray for organizations and people to walk hand in hand. Pray that through our (the Church) caring for the poor that others will see and want to know the God we serve!!

Remember the Poor:
At the present time, your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need, that there may be equality. As it is written: "He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gather little had no lack." 2 Cor 8:14-15 This is the verse that brought me to my knees and is still bringing me to my knees in prayer and repentance. Praying that God would grant us eyes to see that He desires equality among His children and hands that give until we have nothing left.

We have a team still in Uganda - please pray for them
We have a team leaving for Russia Sunday
Please pray against attacks as we aggressively go after traffickers in India, Russia, Moldova and in the US
Pray for our team that is going to India in June
Pray for the release of Priceless

Orphan Relief and Rescue
Pray for Michael, whose liver disease/HepB condition continues to deteriorate in hospital. He's lonely and discouraged and needs lots of prayer. Also pray for Deb and Urias as they work and pray with him to find peace in the Lord.

Pray for our new leadership team in Liberia, Deb and Matthew -- that they would find double the success and half the stress sharing the burden of leading the team through some trying times.
Pray for Matt and Mariel as they leave the field and 3+ years of tireless work--for new opportunities in WA, and blessings abounding.

Pray for Andrew and Brenda as they prepare to get married in Liberia in just over a week's time--for protection and blessing, that their big day would put a huge smile on our Lord's face

Indian Rescue Mission

Pray for the safety of Manisha.

Pray for Police Co-operation and for a successful rescue operation.
Pray that there would be no tip off and she will be found.

Pray for the safety of the team

They are in Haiti right now. Pray as they have meetings tomorrow.

iFasters -
*Melanie Dale is with the team in Uganda. TODAY she is meeting Bosco ( you guys remember him?! ). She will also be spending time in Adecar, the people/village she advocates for.
*Another iFast couple is selling their home, possible buyers are deciding today!
*if you have personal requests, we'd love to lift them up.

Join us tomorrow morning first thing for a time of corporate prayer. I promise, you'll be blessed!
Wednesdays 9:30 AM (eastern) at CALL IN # : 760- 569- 9000 ID: 968101 We are also adding a NEW CALL!!! This one will be at 1:30 (eastern) and will focus on prayer for those who are being trafficked into the sex trade. Join us!

Craigslist supports Sex-Trafficking by looking the other way - will you?

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