There a few thing this month we are asking you to pray for. We just come back from a Pioneers conference which was very encouraging and challenging at the same time. We are pilgrims in progress called to serve our great God. One thing that really struck me was the parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15. There is more rejoicing in heaven for one sinners who repents then for 99 just who don't need repentance. This is driving me back to Matthew 28 and the great commission where Jesus is calling us to go and make disciples that will obey him, and this means that they will go and make more disciples. I see this as an honour to be sent by Him and to be used for His plan. Each one of us who believes in Jesus is called to go and make disciples and this doesn't just means oversea but it could really be in your own city, in your own family, at your work place, in your school, etc. He wants to use you wherever you are.
- When I met McKenzie 12 years ago in Italy, she was living with a family as she was helping their 5 children to learn english. In this years we build a good relationship with this family. Recently Elisabetta (the mother) slipped coming down from the stairs and smacked her head on the floor. She is currently hospitalised and was operated immediately and now she is in intensive care on a pharmaceutical coma. We have been praying for Elisabetta and her family for years that they would come to know Christ. We pray that God can save her physical life and use this time to capture her and her family's hearts.
- We are going to start a "Discovery Bible Study" approach to study the Bible with people that are interested in understanding more about God. We want people to understand who God is not from what we tell them but we want them to read His word and let God speak directly to them as we are helping them in this journey. McKenzie will be starting this study with two girls in the next couple of weeks. Please pray for Valentina and Montse. Pray that God will call them to Himself and that they will be eager to read and learn from His word.
- Recently we have been discussing a lot the direction of our church. We put down a 10 years vision and we will be setting some goals during the summer that will help us move forward in the next year. Pray that the people involved in this process will be graceful toward one another, that we will be able to be good listeners and not just talkers and that we will be taking time to listen to God's direction and leading.
Thanks so much for praying with us for this subjects. God Bless!