Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Prayer Requests and Thoughts from Bill & Lena - Missionaries to Peru

Bienvenidos! (Welcome!)

Thanks for checking out our blog, where we periodically update our prayer requests and fill friends in on our progress. The call to Peru and our progress in raising the support needed to go has been a wonderful adventure. We've loved speaking in churches and home fellowship groups. We've met the most wonderful people and been blessed to see individuals touched as we prayed with them at the altar. God is so gracious to allow us to play on His team. We're feeling some strong feelings of gratitude!

Here's our first list of prayer requests. Thanks for joining us in conversation with our Savior.

1) My father, Morris (81), has emphysema and congestive heart failure. Recently, both my parents contracted the flu. Dad developed pneumonia and had to be rushed to the hospital. This past two weeks have been a frightening roller-coaster ride. Both of my parents are recovering, but could definitely use prayer.

2) My Doctor of Ministry classes. I’ve been approved for my final project with the title, “Select Components of Emotional Intelligence in Collegiate Discipleship.” As you can see, it’s going to be a bone chilling tale of drama and suspense. As dry as the title sounds, the topic is actually very interesting. I’m looking forward to doing the work. My struggle is getting the reading and writing done, while on the road. Please pray that God would grant me stamina and focus. My hope is to finish the class-work and begin writing the final project before we leave the country at the end of August.

3) That our budget would be fully raised prior to our end-of-August departure. For that to happen, we need churches where we’ve already done our presentation to partner with us. We also need to fill out our schedule with church services, home fellowship groups and private presentations. Sunday evenings and mid-week presentations are the hardest to fill.

4) That God would be glorified as people continue to get saved and refreshed in our services.



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