FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

Aug 26th – Sep 8th 2012

PRAISE

Amanda B. while attending Pine Brook Christian camp, shared the Gospel with a camper and the young girl asked Christ to be her Lord and Savior,

Kathy D. our church secretary, the surgery seems to have been a success she is waiting for one more test result and then the Chemo/Radiation treatments.

They got the job, Bill P finally has a job after many months of prayer and Dan C. got switched from temp to permanent at his work.

Gladys, one of our church neighbors is recovered and back to work after many months of physical therapy.

Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda: Thank you for your prayers. Praise God a friend has donated to supply us school desks. God is good, we now need prayer for Beds, Electricity supply, clean water, plastering of walls, gutters, water tank, doors, fire safety and windows for the classes.

Francis Ssuubi

You can contribute or follow the building progress on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/ or Website: www.wellsofhope.org

PRAYER

Please pray for Paul C. and his family upon the passing of his mother. Paul is questioning why God would take his mother now.

Alyssa M. Rarick (a Rebuild Lakeshore friend) my Mom received the results of the tests done on the section of her colon. The blockage of her colon was a tumor; which was taken out during my Mom's surgery last week. One of the doctors, who performed the surgery, told my Mom and Dad that they believed the cancer was contained in the tumor taken from her colon. However, the doctor still wants my Mom to see a Cancer Doctor. Now, we are waiting to hear when she is to see the Cancer Doctor. Please keep her in prayer.

Please pray for all those involved in this year’s Youth Rally. Much planning and work goes into making this special night a reality.

Please pray for those with Illnesses and Injuries: Devon a little boy with cancer, Jen L. who is having a very difficult pregnancy, Rich Brown, Shelia Walsh, Ben L., Bob and Vickie, Laszlo P. and many more.

Please pray for Ashley G., Jessica R., Sara M, Tom D.  and others seeking full time employment

Ronald Lecuyer asks Continue to pray for the people of Haiti, latest reports are of very bad damage and possible loss of life.

Fellow Ministries
The Myers, Rick and Eva
Freedom Ministries,
PO Box 1687
Elizabethtown, KY  42702-1687

Pen-Pal and Prayer ministry to the incarcerated.

Weekly Prayer Report Prison Fellowship invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray:

for God to develop His people and instill a desire to serve, helping us all to manage our affairs diligently.

for the seminar happening this weekend at the Fort Grant unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex, Safford.

for the weekly Bible studies on Thursdays at Avenal State Prison & Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, California.

that inmates trained through the IFI and TUMI programs will be bold, confident ministers of the Gospel whether in prison or in the community.

for the men in the Malachi Dads program in Glades Correctional Institute in Florida to be forever changed by the Gospel, and that their children would truly be reconciled to God and their dads.

Missionaries

Please pray for financial and spiritual support for The Harmon’s missionaries in, Puerto Rico for 18 years. They have a new address:

Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Harmon
Urb. Grand Palm I
24 Calle Palm Blvd.
Vega Baja, PR  00692
 
NEWS FROM ARBCA MEMBER CHURCHES

From Bible Fellowship of Greentown, Pennsylvania

Greetings from some of your Brothers in the Poconoes.

Many in our congregation are beyond mid-life, and are currently wrestling with patiently attending to the needs of their own frail and dying parents. Some of those parents are believers, many are not. But the reality of decay and the difficult last years of life are a reality which is never far from our people. Please pray for our faithful endurance through every hardship of life.

Our local towns are filled with weak and liberal denominational churches, with no small proportion of the locals (many who are only present in warm months) claiming a disinterested affiliation with Rome. Those challenges rest heavy upon us. But furthermore, we are burdened for the many locals whose drug/alcohol background has silenced their conscience and at times stolen away even the civility of neighborly interaction. We must find a way into the lives of these families to give them the hope of the glory of Christ. Please pray toward that end.

Just as many of you, we too at times can feel like an isolated small church with the attendant loneliness and insulatedness which can work to block bigger vistas of what God is doing. Pray that we would not become a dull, lazy body too focused on habit divorced from true spiritual zeal and eagerness for holiness and service. We want to be alive with the things of God. Pray for increased faith, and godly perspectives.

Lastly, we give abundant thanks for a couple recent reports of conversions! We will be spending time with those individuals to help them discern the Lord’s work of Grace. I bemoan the fact of how easily we can be skeptical about sudden professions of faith and almost cynical when we hear of several popping up in one place, but I take genuine joy in the fact that these individuals are dialoguing with me about the things of God on a level they had not done before. I look forward to waiting and seeing the Lord Jesus prospering those conversations in his hand—in his timing—for we know our work is not in vain. Pray we may be bold and faithful in speaking God’s truth in these conversations, as is right that we should.

We are thankful for you all, and we remember you often.

On behalf of the saints of Bible Fellowship Church of Greentown, along with the elders,

Pastor Jeremy Mendenhall

From Cornerstone Chapel in Bristol, Tennessee

Dear Friends,

     I want to echo what so many of you express in your updates:  I count it a joy and privilege to be among the churches of ARBCA, to pray for you, and to be reminded of your prayers for us.  In addition, the times of fellowship and renewal of friendships at the annual General Assembly are a great blessing (Thanks, again, to the folks at Pioneer Valley!).  Thanks be to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

  A Request:  If any of you have recommendations for training materials or have developed your own regarding the diaconate ministry, I would grateful for your contributions, suggestions, and input.  Thanks for your assistance!

     Another sadness to our church in the last few months is due to the departure of two regularly attending families.  In both cases, the issue of church membership proved to be, for whatever reasons, irreconcilable.  Both families had been attending for quite some time, yet were unwilling to commit to membership, a situation that I/we regard as spiritually unhealthy.  We have not abandoned all hope of their return, but it does seem unlikely at this time.  Once again, to counter the sense of loss and sorrow over these departures, the Lord continues to bring a regular stream of visitors to us as well as to bring other regular attendees nearer to membership.  Please continue to pray for the Lord to build His church here as He is pleased.

     I have just recently started to preach through what I initially intended to limit to the first eleven chapters of Genesis.  My preparatory studies for this have inclined me to continue through the whole book, but for now, having preached a few introductory messages to the book, I am preaching a series of messages from chapter 1.  Your prayers for faithfulness in this task are greatly appreciated.

For the glory of God alone,

Randy McReynolds, Pastor

FSM/FSMWO Mid-week Prayer Updates

19 Aug 2012

 Baby Emilee Grace On Monday, the doctors decided it was not Herpes causing the seizures as they originally thought, though they still do not know what's wrong with her. She is still having internal seizures and until those stop they cannot do an MRI. Then we received an update that as of Mon night she has been seizure free, yet they still need to find out the cause of the seizures, so she is not completely out of the woods.

 Please continue prayer for healing mercies Kathy D. (Breast Cancer) Helen S. (Stroke) Rich B. (Post-Surgery paralyzed) Naida’s dad (Multiple Health Issues)

 Please prayer for our Christian brothers and sisters undergoing persecution around the world. Especially for those in Kenya, who have experienced an increase of attacks on local churches recently.

 From Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Camp Hill, PA, a church plant of Grace Baptist Church, Carlisle. We are conscious of the Lord’s blessing thus far on this small work and trust He will continue to add new attendees as we seek to serve Him faithfully. As with any small group, there are challenges and the opposition of the evil one, so we covet your prayers as we move forward toward constituting as a church in October. We are grateful to the people in Carlisle whose vision, support and prayers have been so instrumental in this new endeavor. It is our hope that God will raise up for us a faithful minister of His word in the coming months to pastor this new work. Please join us in praying for wisdom and grace as we look to the Great Shepherd of the church to provide us with such a man.

 From Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in Kirkland, Washington We covet your prayers not only for the regular ministry of the church, but also for some of our members who are facing particular hardship. In the Lord's good, wise, and often mysterious providence, several of our members are suffering through various physical ailments and illnesses. A dear woman has undergone surgery for breast cancer, and is experiencing the difficulties associated with her chemo-therapy and radiation treatments. Another family is struggling through some of the hardships associated with owning a small business in our current economic climate. Many others face the ordinary trials of life, including the great spiritual trials that result from our ongoing confrontation with the world, the flesh, and the devil. Brethren, join us as we pray that God, out of the abundance of his goodness and love, would bless the Word, sacraments, and prayer, so that in and through these dark and difficult providences we might be further conformed to the image of Christ.  

 The Robinson’s Bluegrass Sing and Jam Pray for Terry D. who needs prayer for bladder and prostate cancer and for his continued growth in faith. We heard that our friend Nonie Hale from Florida is having open heart surgery. Please pray for her recovery. We want to put in a praise report about the twins born to Jenny & Jared Dolly. Jenny is the daughter of Greg & Sandy Cormier who promote the Blistered Finger’s Bluegrass Festivals. Jenny just gave birth to little Abigail & Liam and from the pictures on Face Book, they are ADORABLE! Keep them both in prayer as well as Jen and Jared as they get used to the rigors of parenting newborn twins!

 Friends of Jesus,

Mike & Mary Robinson

www.bluegrassgospelsing.com

 Wells of Hope Village, Uganda During the last two weeks I have been travelling in different parts of Uganda, tracing children of prisoners, one thing that I have observed is that children in Uganda ,even those whose parents are not in prison, are in a great un describable crisis, and if nothing is done, the future of this country is bleak, raising up a generation that has been dented by poverty , and disease. With 50% of Uganda’s population being children, we have an uphill task to make the future bright for this nation.

 

Together with my team here we have visited a total of 33 families with 55 children with a parent in prison in the last two months, tracing children of prisoners . 21 families we visited, the parent in prison had murdered his or her spouse leaving the children parentless.

In Kasese,i met a young boy Brian 5 years who was knocked down by a Boda Boda (Moto cycle),the thigh bone broke into two and the leg is rotting, he needs urgent medical help. His father is serving a long term in prison, and he has never seen him.

In Mbarara I met with a woman, a mother of two girls who for the last seven years thought her husband had simply got lost, she cried when she learnt that the husband is in prison on deathrow, and I counseled her,it was a blessing for me to offer support, she was smiling with her daughter when I left.

 

Then in another village in Isingiro, i met a three children, they thought their father was dead, the whole village celebrated when they learnt that the father of these kids is alive,one man said that their hearts were out of their position, my visit has put their hearts back in the right place.

In another village, a grandmother looking after 3 children whose father is in prison was happy to know that her son in prison was alive, they were happy.

We hope to support all these kids at Wells of hope Academy, a school for prisoner’s children.

It was a very expensive and tiring journey moving through hard to reach terrain areas, mountainous, and hilly, rough roads, dusty roads, looking for families, I sat on Boda(motorcycle) for miles, the body pained, got headache and i was bathed in dust, I even caught a cough. But its a blessing..

 I am requesting, you to be part of this, together we can turn the tide of a child of prisoner, sincerely you will be blessed. Currently we are in dire need of help to maintain these children at Well of Hope. Please help us, help the children. These children cannot ask, that is why I am asking on their behalf.

 God bless you.

Francis Ssuubi

www.wellsofhope.org

 

 

FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

Aug 12th – Aug 25th 2012

Lisa C. Hey every one! I am coming to y'all to ask for your prayers. Tomorrow evening Aug. 12th I am starting part one of being induced because I will be 15 days overdue. I know God will be with me and He is my strength but I am still very nervous. If it comes to your mind could you please pray for both my husband and I that we have the strength to get through this and have a safe birth of our little guy. Thank you so much! Christ is our only hope and strength and comfort! A mighty fortress is our God!

Kathy D. our church secretary who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing surgery this week.

Emmalee Grace, a newborn who was born with the herpes virus on the brain. It is causing seizures and she must remain in ICU.

Jimmy Huff Ministries in Colorado City, TX that this retired Chaplain will get the financial and physical support he needs to carry on the work.

Please pray for Ashley, Bill P., Jessica R. and others seeking full time employment

FSM/FSM WO

Please continue to pray for Naida and I as we continue to pursue moving to MS as domestic missionaries. After three weeks on the market we finally had some folks look at our house this weekend. Pray it sells quickly.

Please pray for the recent influx of inmates that have written us, and the growing number of requests via the internet.

A nationwide effort to shut down pro-life pregnancy centers is being rolled out by Planned Parenthood, NARAL and pro-abortion legislators around the country. The abortion industry is trying to eliminate their prolife competition, by using pro-abortion legislators to pass laws that force prolife pregnancy centers to close their doors. The ACLJ is fighting back and has already won significant victories but the outcome of this battle will literally determine whether unborn babies live or die. Sign the petition to stop this today http://aclj.org/pro-life/stop-shutdown-prolife-pregnancy-centers

The Messer’s, Missionaries to Cote de Ivory (Ivory Coast), they are currently in the US and praying (seeking God’s guidance) about going  back to the mission field.

Weekly Prayer Report Prison Fellowship invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray:

For God’s Spirit to give wisdom and hope through the Marriage and Parenting seminar this weekend in our reentry program at the Arizona State Prison Complex, Perryville.

For new volunteers (men and women) for new ministry opportunities available in Los Angeles county jails.

For God to draw and equip many prisoners to worship in Spirit and truth at the weekly Sunday service at the Federal Corrections Institution on Terminal Island, California.

For the weekly Transformational Ministry/SOAR classes on Mondays at the Valley State Prison for Women in California.

That many inmates would come to know God’s love for them at the WINGS party being held at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility on Saturday, August 18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please pray for Dan and Amy Tabb missionaries to Ireland as they look for a building to expand the work.

Please continue to pray for our friends at Well of Hope Academy in Uganda, now on top of all their financial needs there is an outbreak of Ebola in the country.

Please pray for Naida's dad, Artimio, he is back in the hospital, he is 81 with many health issues

Please continue to pray for Stephen "Fuzzy Brown, as he recovers from a heart attach and for the family of his good friend Art Glenn who died last week while driving his big rig in Missouri.

Continue prayers for Shelia Walsh, Helen Speer, Rich Brown and other friends of this ministry who are recovering from serious health issues.

Please pray for the ARBCA missions commity that is meeting in Atlanta this week. they must decide whether or not to sponsor missionaries to Arabia and Ireland. Also please keep these families who have applied for the mission field in prayer.