Five important prayer requests

Five Important prayer requests:

  1. We had an appointment yesterday at 2PM (8AM EST) in Rome for an important document for our legal status.  Pray that the Perugia officials will accept it. We have spent so much time and resources on this!
  2. My mother has a severe infection on her foot. Pray for wisdom and healing.
  3. As always, please pray for my message! Colossians 4:7-11.
  4. With a little over a month left before our departure we are FAR from ready.
    1. We need Italian Passports.
    2. Completion of the Furlough presentation and sermon.
    3. Wrapping things up here at church and at home.
    4. Packing
    5. Health
  5. Tonight at 7:30 PM (1:30 PM EST) we will meet for our first prayer meeting with Paolo and Beatrice regarding God’s will for a new church plant.  Will you join us in prayer at that time?

Will you join us in prayer at 1:30 pm?
Would you join us every week at that time?
Here are the requests for the prayer meetings:

  1. That God would allow us to train and establish Italian non-missionary pastors.
  2. That God would allow us as a church to determine the location and send workers to the next church plant.
  3. That God would make clear to us HOW he wants us to be involved in training leaders and reaching other cities.
  4. That God would equip us more and more to do His will.
  5. That God would reach all 92 towns in our region (Umbria) with the Gospel.

Thank you for praying!

Keep praying! Prayer is the key.

Please continue to pray for tomorrow’s service.

This message on prayer from Colossians 4:2-6 has hit me hard.

Prayer is crucial to the future of this church and to God’s glory!
Pray that God will do what only God can do!

In 1995, when the vision fore prayer started and in 2002 when it bloomed God blessed.  We need that same spirit in our church now if this work in central Italy is to go forward.

Prayer for Sunday

Please pray for this weekend as I am behind in preparing my message for Sunday. It may very well be one of the most important messages I ever preach. Here is the text:
Colossians 4:2–6
[2] Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. [3] At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—[4] that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
[5] Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. [6] Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (ESV)