This prayer newsletter goes out to almost 300 families and about 50 churches that are praying for us on the field. We so earnestly covet these prayers for what God desires to do through us in the nation of Belize.
Intercession is the Biblical self-sacrificial work of pouring one's self out for others in prayer. I Timothy 2:1 (NKJV) - Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,
I want to share with you a powerful story from a young man named Brandon. I was a Children’s pastor over 18 years ago and Brandon was one of the children. He found me on Facebook about three weeks ago. I share this because it communicates the awesome, powerful and supernatural God that we serve. That God is raising up intercessors not only through my personal contacts, but from His Divine Hand.
This is Brandon’s own words. I wanted to share with you something that I think will bless you. For one reason or another, you and Robyn really made an impression on me when I was a kid. I still remember you telling a story about how you met her...I think you were at a wedding or church service and you were messing with her hair? Anyway - I just remember really loving you guys and being very sad when you moved to Youngstown. That's been years...I couldn't have been more than 9 or 10...
Fast forward to about a year ago and I was going through a very tough time in my life. I spent several years struggling with substance abuse and couldn't hold down a job...about a year ago I decided to try to recommit my life to the Lord but was still struggling with how to grow my relationship with Him and avoid temptations. He showed me that in my prayer time He didn't want me to moan and complain to Him about all my problems, but rather spend that time in praise and worship of Him as well as spend it praying for the needs of others. So, to the best of my abilities, I did. And the Lord was faithful and showed me people to be praying for, some extremely random.
One night I had a dream...more of a memory of standing in the children's church area at Bethel and listening to you tell the story of how you met Robyn. I woke up the next day and the Lord told me to pray for you and your family. A day or two later I had another dream about you and Robyn ministering in a foreign country...I remember they seemed to be of Hispanic origin. So I prayed for you guys. I then never really thought about it again.
Brandon found me on Facebook about three weeks ago and discovered that his dreams were prophetic and that his prayers were Holy Spirit driven intercessions for my family as we go to the mission field.
Ministry Partners – We will never know all those that God raises up to pray for us on this side of Heaven. Only in Heaven, will we discover how God spoke to people of our past and those that we have never even met to intercede for us. God is a good good God. This is just another confirmation that we are in the Lord’s will and that He is going before us and preparing the way. Go God!!