Special Prayer Requests
Pam M. who had successful neck surgery and is out and about.
Pastor Don Elbourne, his family and Angelo Morales from our church are in New Mexico and Juarez Mexico this week on a mission trip. The trip is coordinated by Elder Mitch Axsom of FBC Clinton, LA. He asks for the following prayers:
Safe and efficient demolition work
Prosperous and safe door to door ministry visitations; may the invitations to outreach activities be well received
Blessed and prosperous Vacation Bible School
Speedy and efficient painting of in-home cabinets
The Holy Spirit's presence and guidance as Mitch leads and manages the work.
That by their Christ-like love for one another, the team members demonstrate whose they are and their motive for serving.
Excellence in doing all things so that the Lord be glorified
Craig Cassatt I would appreciate prayer; I am seeking a meeting place for the church I am starting. Thank you and God bless
Lakeshore Baptist Church
Pray for the ongoing construction of the new church. We have been so blessed with volunteers this summer. The building has really taken shape with all the walls built and the roof just completed yesterday.
Continued healing prayers for:
Brian P from MI who has brain cancer
Brittany G. who has health issues
Charmaine who has breast cancer
Kathy D. as she continues to deal with breast cancer
Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis
Don B. who has cancer
Miss Ruth who was diagnosed with a growth on her brain
Mr. Paul who has back issues
Mr. Sam as he continues to battle cancer
Shelia W. diabetes related issues
Randy B. who has cancer in his right eye
Ray K. who has cancer
Rich Brown recovering (near 3 years) from heart surgery
Tim Phillips who is recovering from heart attack
Employment for; Robert O., Iva F., Jessica R., Mike T. and Tom D. seeking fulltime work.
Continued Prayers for Naida and I in our work in Lakeshore.
Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here.
Pray for Naida’s family, especially her sons she left in MA.
Pray for our financial needs to be met so we can continue the work here.
THE ROBINSON’s Bluegrass Sing and Jam
Hello from Mike & Mary:
Life has been quite interesting since our last update letter. It has been a blend of blessing and trial and may very well end up in a sequel book! J
We have been working diligently in the "MO" and have mostly remedied the mildew/mold smell in the bedroom. Underneath the bed, the installed carpet covered with plastic has been absorbing moisture and "funk" from the bay underneath the bedroom slide. We ripped all that out and treated the wood with a solution of bleach and water and then used Kilz and two coats of paint. It smells better but there still is some odor. We can't even imagine how we'd go about ripping out the walls. Mike worked on the air conditioner in the front, but couldn't get it fixed, so we'll be replacing it next week. Oh, how we wish the heat wave would break. It's been almost 100 degrees in the front of that motor home.
Currently, "MO" is taking a little "vacation" over at G&S truck garage in West Hatfield. Our plan had been to travel from the festival in Brandon, Vermont directly over to the White's Beach festival in Brunswick, Maine. We thought we'd just kick back a couple of days around the fresh water pond and rest up before the festival got going. Murphy's Law took care of that pipe dream. We got up very early yesterday morning (4 AM) to try to beat the heat over to Maine. The day started with the festival sewer hose letting go and spraying black water all over Preacher Mike. We got stranded in the mountains of Vermont because of the hydraulic emergency braking system spewing out ATF fluid and locking up the brakes. Thankfully, there was a spot off the road we were able to pull off on. Mike disengaged the linkage and disabled the emergency brake and we made a plan to head back to Massachusetts where we have a home while the "MO" is being diagnosed and hopefully fixed. The back jack isn't come up either! We never have a break down when the weather is perfect. It's either blistering hot, pouring rain or wind gusts that are knocking you over. Please pray that we can get it fixed for a reasonable amount of $$$ and back in time for us to make our commitment in Maine. We are booked the next three weekends with both Emcee work and the Gospel Sing.
The weekend at Brandon was very fruitful and good. Mike emceed half the show and we manned our booth the whole weekend. We gave away several New Testaments and had lots of spiritual discussions and divine appointments at our booth. The Gospel Sing was very well attended with lots of pickers and singers. The crowd at Brandon has always sung so nicely. Mike preached a message about absolute truth beginning with the idea of personal perspective and how you see things differently when you are given more information. One of my favorite sayings that I heard from an evangelist years ago is "It's a mighty thin pancake that doesn't have two sides" The good news of the Gospel however, is that it is absolute truth and it never changes. Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.
As frustrating as some of the issues we've had with our 15 year old motor home, we are still very thankful for the life God has given us. It is such a blessing to be able to share God's love with the people He brings into our path. God is good all the time and He has already made provision for us in our time of need. We know without any doubt that if the Lord wants us to continue in this ministry, He will provide what we need at the exact time we need it.
In the midst of all the heat and work this weekend, we received the link to a newspaper article about us that will be published in the Springfield Republican on July 27, 2013. The article in online now at: http://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2013/07/norm_roys_lollygaggerlarge_-_mary_rose_and_michael_robinson_riding_hallelujah_turnpike.html#incart_flyout_living
Please continue to pray for Annie and Rebecca. Also pray for Kelly K's friend, Chris recovering from Lung Cancer surgery. Also, please pray for those in our mission field who are grieving loss of loved ones, specifically Boaz who is still grieving the loss of his wife. Pray we'll get "MO" back to fulfill our obligations this weekend and the next two. Lastly, please pray for those folks who are considering their eternity and considering asking Jesus to be their Savior. It really doesn't matter to us what we have to put up with here, if it means having our bluegrass friends in Heaven with us forever.Servants of the King of Kings, Mike & Mary Robinson www.bluegrassgospelsing.com
Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:
We appreciate your prayer support and encouragements all the time:
1. Pray for Sick Children Brian, Andrew, Vannessa and Doreen.
2. We planned that the children’s choir can make a tour of the USA in February – March 2014.Pray that God can provide for this if it is His will .So far it is seemingly impossible because of funds, pray that God may prevail over this trip.
3. For Wells of Hope to buy a car. Currently we are hiring one and this is so costly, inconvenient and puts staff at risk.
4. Completion of the building/construction at the school.
5. We need funds to carry out gardening, complete the chicken/poultry house, Piggery Houses and a House for a cow.
6. We pray that we can have more people sponsor Children.
7. Transport for volunteers who go to carry out bible studies in Prison.
8. We need Funds for completing the building, Our needs right now include Flooring Dormitory Verandah and Splash Aprons = $2,782.00, we urgently need to develop the Playground and to buy play equipment = $3,480.00, we need to install Lightening Protection USD 2560, we need to construct a barrier/wall fence around the girls dormitory to separate the boys and girls dormitories which costs USD 2300,Bathroom for Teachers which costs $ 2951 ,Classroom Block Bathroom/Toilet for the children $3300
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 Tamara and her sister, Heather:"My sister Heather is in jail," writes Tammra. "I ask that y'all please pray for her and our family as we are dealing with this situation. Especially her two young children Coltin and Cameron.
"She may be going away for 3 years, but not sure how she or the children are going to handle this long separation. Heather lost her youngest child Chasity a couple of years ago to SIDs. Chasity was only 3 months when she passed. I feel my sister is just now starting the grieving process for her loss. On top of now being separated from her boys Cameron and Coltin.
"I pray she comes through this a better and strong woman and mother, and of her release sooner. I pray for us her family and support system to have the strength and resources to help her and the children through this tough time. Thank you for everything."
Prison Fellowship's Prayer Team offers volunteers the opportunity to take the needs of prisoners before God during regularly scheduled intervals. To learn more about the prayer team, and how you can participate, click here.
International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)
Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.
Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support. htm
Dear Lord's worker Michael:
Greetings from the prisons ministries in Tanzania, God has blessed you Brother for your encouragement and prayer for the work we do here to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in inmates so that they may hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, believe the gospel and obey it. There are many inmates changes their characters and they become the good people among the communities. We have three prisoners who they had obeyed the gospel in prison, they are good good people within the communities and they are going well with the faith of Jesus Christ.
The following prison we have volunteered to spread the gospel:
Ruanda Prison: We have volunteered to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in this prison. We have 30 students in this prison and 6 prisons they had raised from the prison for the last year and they are doing well in the faith of Jesus Christ.
Songwe Prison: We have volunteered to teach the gospel of Jesus christ in this prison, we have 75 Bible students in this prison. This prison is located about 120 kms from our home town so it is cost much transport for going every two times per week. Our Prison Ministries here is very young to run itself, we pray the Lord that could provide us some brethren who would like to assist us to do this work here. Because it cost much money of transport to there then we failed to go to serve there , it is three months now without conduct any Bible classes there.
AIRPORT CHILDREN'S PRISON: We have volunteered to spread the gospel to the inmates' children. We have 60 students in this prison. We go to serve them two times per week. The children in this prison are growing in faith of Jesus Christ, and we expect they will become the good children after raised from the prison.
It is our prayer to commit to serve the new Prisons here but this will be depending with your assistance with this ministry and we need the materials to use as curriculum to the prison as we poor to prepare our own materials for prison. We would like to encourage you to share these needs with your fellow workers, Ministries or the Church which can assist with the work here for the Prison.
Keep us posted your family and the labors of the kingdom of God.
In Christ Whom you serve
Prison Ministries Mbeya Tanzania, Director
Box 3083, Mbeya Tanzania East Africa.