Thursday, August 15, 2013

College Tshirt Drive

The new Carter Principal has asked for our help.  She wants to encourage students to set their sights on graduating from high school and attending college by having "college days"  every Wednesday.  But, she needs our help.   Not all of the students have college t-shirts.  If you have any extra college t-shirts or paraphernalia, they would love to have it! 

Donations can be left in the church office. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Update on Tim and Lisa Tam

It's been awhile since we have visited. There have been a few new milestones to share with you. Tim was given a "green light" both figuratively and literally. He began driving again three weeks ago. Take heed all fellow Amarillo drivers!! All kidding aside it has been a great change for both of us. The freedom we feel is wonderful. We have been required to depend on others to get around - appts, groceries, etc. - and we are very thankful for all our drivers. Truth be told, we miss seeing them. But the independence that has come with Tim being given permission to drive is very encouraging! A couple of weeks ago Lisa had an MRI taken of her left shoulder. A torn rotator cuff was revealed. For the present it will be treated with physical therapy. If therapy is unsuccessful she will need to have surgery. As with many things in our lives at present only time will tell. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to heal. We need patience through this process, and wisdom to hear God's voice through this time.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Orleans Mission Trip

The Mission 2013

Come join us as we go to New Orleans this year!  We will be working and staying with the EFCA (Evangelical Free Church of America) Hurricane Relief Center in New Orleans.  We will be spending our days rebuilding homes for those who lost everything during Hurricane Katrina.  We hope you can join us for this amazing week of mission!

Dates: Sunday, July 28- Saturday, August 3; Cost: $75

Experienced Required: A willingness to serve

If you have any questions, please contact Sophie.

If you are interested please talked to Sophie and turn in the sign-up sheet no later than Sunday, June 16.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Update from TWAW

April Update from TWAW
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Lisa enjoying time with grandson, Silas!
A message from Tim Tam
Dear friends,
     I want to give you all a personal update on how prayers are being answered and how our status has changed since the accident.  The date of the accident was Feb. 27, just over 5 weeks ago. Lisa and I are in a long-term acute care hospital, just three rooms apart from each other.
     Lisa has overcome so much ... 6 vertebrae fused in her back, broken wrist and multiple ribs, injured sternum and heart, pneumonia and major brain trauma.  About 10 days ago she started breathing on her own. Tubes were removed and she began talking but not always making sense or recognizing family.   Five days ago they were encouraging us to look into specialized brain trauma facilities in Denver, Dallas, and Houston.  Then, three days ago, it was as if a switch had been flipped. They wheeled Lisa into my room sitting up in a wheelchair. She is back!!!!!!!!! Talking, joking, remembering everyone and almost everything.  She had been flat on her back for over five weeks and now she is all smiles and every day her mind is sharper. Therapy folks today said they notice positive improvement not only from one day to the next but even as the day progresses.  Today we did physical therapy at the same time - she was pedaling a bicycle type machine. While she was taking a break I put her on the phone with her mother; their first time to talk since the accident.  Her mom has been worried sick and we were only able to give her assurances for weeks since Lisa had not been conscious or coherent. But today and from this day forward they can chat with each other any time. Also today they gave her liquids and a cracker to test her swallowing. She did extremely well so it won't be long before she is back on solid food and the feeding tube to her abdomen removed.
     As for me, changes with Lisa have done great things for my attitude.  Still healing up from breaks in wrist, ribs, and leg.  The big issue with me is infection at the surgery sight on my leg.  After my surgery I had been to physical rehab and back to my house thinking I was literally home free.  But twice since then they have had to re-open the leg in order to clean out infection.  Now I am receiving aggressive antibiotic treatment (4 - 6 weeks) praying that infection does't return.  As for mending the leg, I have to keep off weight for at least four more weeks. I am doing physical therapy daily and will expand on that once I am able to put weight on my leg.
     Kenny Logan's wife, Tina, has also had a remarkable recovery from her auto accident in Belize which occurred just eight days after ours.  A little over a week ago it looked almost certain that her arm would need to be removed.  But all of that has changed. New flesh was generated. 95% of skin grafts took immediately.  Yesterday she left the hospital and she and Kenny will be staying with friends here in Amarillo.  She will be under observation for a couple of weeks to be certain all is well before returning with Kenny to Belize.
     We are so grateful to God and to so many Doctors, Nurses, friends and family members.  I can't imagine how to adequately express our gratitude and indebtedness.  But I dare to ask, your prayers have gotten us this far, please continue to pray for:  Tina's arm; Lisa's mind and body; me to overcome this infection; Godly insight for each of us through this ordeal.

Editors Note:  Lisa's recovery has been miraculous -  keep up with her progress at, visit the page: lisatimtam.  While there you may also visit Tina's page, tinalogan1 for updates on her progress.

TWAW Board Members

David Mullin, Chairman 
Ron Allen 
Paul Cunningham
Gene Day
Dan Gallo
Cindy Wall
Ben Whittenburg
Geoff Wright

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Fantastic Spring Break Despite Hardships

     I will admit that boarding the plane in Amarillo on March 7, after just receiving news of Tina Logan's car accident, was a challenge.  It had already been an exhausting week since the Tam's accident.  Tim Hagen, Kenny and I were preparing to handle the leadership of three teams in Belize without Tim Tam.  In one phone call, it became Hagen and I coordinating them.  Over and over I heard God's spirit whisper, "Do you trust me?"
     There was so much to thank Him for as he provided everything we needed to do His work.  While we prayed and were hopeful for our friends health and progress in the USA, God made sure we were covered in Belize.  Long-term volunteer Kent Sappenfield was already in Belize and was able to take lead with the group from Arlington and their work at Youth Enhancement Services (YES) and at the new mission center at 8-Mile.  Long-term volunteer Marilyn Stewart answered every call and request we made to facilitate our WPC Lubbock, TX and Crosswinds Hobbs, NM teams desire to go deeper and meet more of our Belizean partners.  Short-term volunteer Kjell Redal had one answer to every question (well, two), "Sure I can" and "What else can I do to help?"  Our team members (from Texas, New Mexico, Tennessee, representing many denominations) were incredibly understanding and ready to help us in any way as we navigated those 12 days. 
     John & Caroline Carr and the wonderful staff at Banana Bank, one of our favorite team lodging locations, took awesome care of us; over and over I heard it was like being in paradise.  John Woods and his family and staff along with Kenny Logan's family made sure we had everything we needed at Old Belize, an establishment where we lodge our teams while working near Belize City, and they opened doors for our music ministry to minister at the prison.  Richard Smith and his staff provided resources, guidance, and spiritual support for the musicians and coordinators of the Belize Gospel Expo 2013.  Maria & Pedro Perez led groups through the Belize Sewing Partners locations; they even opened their home to a large group of us for refreshments and to hear more about this vital outreach.  Jose Valencia humbly stepped in and helped lead the construction team in the Valley of Peace that put an addition on Marynella's home.
     At each and every turn, God provided the right people, resources, wisdom, and guidance to make Spring Break 2013 an amazing time in Belize.  And laughter - He made sure we were able to enjoy His presence!  The people in Belize are welcoming, loving, and kind.  So many asked about Tim, Lisa and Tina - they offered their prayers and their love.  Thank you, Father, for providing so many reasons to trust you.             --Mollie Fields

Many from the Arlington Team with the gals at YES.
The team from First Presbyterian Arlington spent time with the gals at YES, tye-dying shirts, doing crafts, laughing, and getting to know each other better.  The team also worked on a construction project at the YES compound.  Evenings were spent with the young people at 8-mile, worshiping, playing basketball, making kites, and deepening relationships.
Team members pray over the fairgrounds before the Expo begins!!
Team members pray over the main stage area before the Belize Gospel Expo 2013 begins.  Roughly 25 musicians from the USA came together in Belize for the first time to perform Bluegrass Gospel and Praise & Worship music - the group Durant also shared their unique acapella style throughout Belize and everyone loved it!  The groups performed in schools, churches, children's homes, the prison, at a park in Belize City, and at the Expo in Belmopan where many Belizean churches gathered in a first-of-its-kind ecumenical meeting.  Belizean performers led worship, and we were even treated to a presentation by the King's Children's Home Singers!  Speaker Steve Sexton and special guest artist DJ Nicholas were also featured, encouraging churches in Belize to work together for God's glory.  John Carr and Richard Smith's team from My Refuge did an incredible job bringing the Expo together.
Some of Marynella's children outside the new addition to their home in the Valley of Peace.
Pictured  here are several of Marynella's children outside their home in the Valley of Peace.  We are grateful to an Amarillo group who provided the funds for this much needed addition to their home.  Work was also completed on Santiago's house in the VoP, with the installation of windows, doors, and more.
Volunteers sort through donations at Banana Bank to prepare them for distribution throughout Belize.
There was something for everyone to get involved in each day.  Here, volunteers sort through donations  -  the last step in the Redemptive Recycling process, as items are prepared for distribution throughout Belize.  The completion of the mission center at 8-mile will allow TWAW to have a central storage and distribution location.
See and share more photos from spring break 2013 at the Belize Sojourn Facebook Page.

Christian Sewing Partners of Belize - Music School Expansion
     Our Business Development Coordinators, Pedro and Maria Perez, have been extremely busy opening new centers and expanding existing ones where women learn skills which will enable them to take care of their families.  Particularly encouraging is a potential contract with an organization from the US called peepods.  This company provides washable period and incontinence pads for women.  Their mission also seeks to empower women in the manufacture of the pads, and the director, Amber Givens, was recently in Belize to inspect the seamstresses work and to further work out the logistics of having the pods made in Belize.  It was especially exciting to have Ms. Givens there when two US Embassy personnel were touring the Christian Sewing Partners facilities as they consider a grant for which the organization has applied.  If awarded, the grant would pay for the purchase of industrial machines for 6 - 8 centers, leading to the commercialization of the products created by the women there.  This would be a great step forward for all involved!
     One group in San Ignacio has also begun an outreach to husbands of the women who are learning to sew.  The men are learning how to grow food to feed the children in their village - including rabbits, chickens, and the like.  This program could feed 86 children, 35 of whom are fatherless or orphans.  
     Additionally, the Partners are pleased to see the seeds of a Music School continue to grow!  In it's second year, there are 19 young and not-so-young musicians who are developing their gifts.  The vision is for this group to become a true worship orchestra to play at Belize events and to help cultivate worship leaders.  Donated musical instruments are making their way to Belize, and we hope to continue to bring musicians to help lead and develop this group - along with others as an outreach from the existing sewing centers.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fw: Thank you for your continued prayers!

Kenny Logan asked me to share his deep gratitude for your continued prayers for his wife, Tina.  Today we are praising God for the good report from her surgeon as he sees more signs of healing.  Specifically, please pray that Tina's body will continue to grow new tissue, and that she will be protected from infection.  The next week is critical for her recovery.  

Tim Tam has been readmitted to the hospital this evening with an extremely high fever and other signs of infection; please pray that the medications being administered will heal his body completely.  Continue to surround their family as this set back is hard; pray that their spirits will remain lifted, and that God will make his presence known in moments of discouragement.

Lisa Tam was moved to an extended care facility this evening.  She continues to make positive progress and we are praising God for how far she has come!  Your prayers matter!  There is power in His name - thank you so much for your steadfast petitions to God on our TWAW family's behalf.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen.  Eph. 3:20-21

Blessings from Belize,
Mollie Fields

Monday, March 18, 2013

Final Belize prayer update

Everyone is back in the metroplex! Praise God! (And now some of our team members will continue their travel back to their homes in Kansas and North Carolina). But we are just thankful for your prayers and a successful trip!

He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.Colossians 1:28-29

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Belize prayer update 7

4:45 PM Sunday
We had a great last few days in Belize, a wonderful time of Debrief. It was incredibly hard to say good bye to the people of Belize we have built relationships with over the years.

Please continue praying for Tina and Lisa. The doctors did a second surgery on Tina's arm but the status of how it is going to heal is still up in the air.

We are in various stages of travel back. 15 of us are in Houston, one short flight away from being back in DFW. Scott, Lew, Jim, and Zach L got bumped from our flight to Houston because it was overbooked. They are enroute to Texas right now. Please be praying for them as I know they are anxious to see their families and their families are anxious to see them.

Thank you for your prayers,

7:16 PM Sunday
Our whole group is state side! The majority of us are back at DFW and Jim, Zach L, and Scott have made it to Houston. Please continue to pray for their safe travel, and we will update y'all when they arrive back to the Metroplex.

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,  now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:2-3

Friday, March 15, 2013

Belize prayer update 7

How is it already Fri?! This week flew by!

Today our YES construction crew finished the building they were working on, including the tin roof. Starting Monday the girls will be able to use it!

Our accounting/Quickbooks team spent the whole day with Ms Karen (with no distractions, because half our group took the girls out on a field trip), and was able to get her all set up so she's able to manage her accounts and run reports from her computer.

We had a blast with the girls on the bus/field trip. It was great to have the day away from school, to keep building relationships with them that have been built over the years. Please join us in praying for them even as we venture back to the States. Many have them huge struggles ahead of them. We will continue to share their names and pictures as we return home and have a chance to talk to you and share more. But please pray for Heidi, a second year student who has some mental handicaps. She lives in a homeless shelter, so she has no one to depend on. The school has already decided to have her back to keep learning and building skills even after she graduates, so she has somewhere to learn and can continue to grow.

And pray for Jennifer, whose father died when she was a toddler, and whose mother has nothing to do with her. She wakes up at 3 every morning to support herself by working in the market, and to overcome some serious obstacles that are before her.

Pray for Yency, the president of the 8-Mile youth group, the oldest of the children at her house, and at 17 has an amazing amount of poise and organization.

Pray for Ms. Karen, Pastor Ruth, Oscar and Yolanda, all the staff and students of YES, and the community of 8-Mile

We are so thankful to have been here in Belize this past week, and are so thankful for your prayers. Tomorrow we are scheduled for some debrief, and then we begin our journey back to Texas on Sun.

Pray the team will leave Belize having been changed by God and not just through the experience, but that they would desire to know Him more after this week of serving. Pray for their debrief time as a group.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

For this reason I kneel before the Father,  from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Eph. 3:14-19

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Belize prayer update 6

A few updates on Tina:
Her surgery went well, in that they were able to set the bones from the break.  But there was a long gash from her wrist to above her elbow that they were not able to close, and will have to remain open until a later date.  But, doctors said that if she had stayed in Belize one more day she would have lost her arm.

Tim Tam has returned home from the rehab, but Lisa Tam is still struggling in the ICU. They have had to move to a tracheotomy from a breathing tube because of some MRSA in her lungs.  Please continue to pray for her as she is still in critical condition.

Down in Belize we are having a great day.  All of our group is at YES, as the concrete at the 8 Mile site needs some time to set.  We've had a great day with the girls so far, really getting to know them on an even deeper level.  Having even more hands/people here, we've been able to make good strides with the YES building we're working on. 

Please be praying for our time with the girls the rest of the day, our time with the 8 mile Youth tonight, safety in travel, safety on the construction site, that our hearts would be open to learn from them.

Pray for group unity again as they pass the halfway point, that everyone would get along and love each other as Christ loves. Pray for endurance and good health.

Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.  2 Cor. 8:11

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Belize prayer update 5

Tuesday was another full, but wonderful day.

 Tina and Kenny got all their paperwork together and left for the states in the morning so that Tina could have her arm treated.  They made it to Amarillo though it was a painful trip for Tina. They went straight to the home of the surgeon who is working on tina's arm. Surgery is scheduled for Wed. morning.

 The construction team went out to 8-Mile again on Tuesday and had a successful day.  A cloudy day also helped!  They were so productive that they are going to be able to pour concrete today. 

 We started at YES on Tuesday, and it was sooo good to see some of the same girls and to be greeted by hugs.  We started the day with a time of devotion, worship, and prayer.  And then we launched into classes.  the "juniors" (it's a two-year program, so they are either juniors or seniors), took a computer class from some of our youth, while the seniors did a variety of craft projects, including crocheting.  We are teaching a wide variety of crafts, some that will help equip them for skills that they can use later in life, and a few just for fun.   We also had a construction team at YES that demoed a building (that had fallen into a state of disrepair) on Tuesday so we can spend the rest of the week rebuilding it.  

 We also had a few team members working with the YES director to set up a computer based accounting system for her.  There was a big hiccup though because none of the computers seemed to have enough memory to load software like that.  Thankfully that obstacle was overcome, and things seem to be working well.  

 We went over to 8-Mile in the evening, played games with the kids we had met Monday, built a bonfire and roasted s'mores, spent a good amount of time worshiping with them, and studying God's Word together.  It was an amazing time with them, and we hated to leave, but we had to find food for dinner before everything closed!

 Today the 8-Mile construction crew is yet again hard at work, the YES construction crew is rebuilding a building, we are teaching more accounting to the director, crocheting, and new crafts.  We started the morning again with worship, devotion, and a fun time again with the girls.  

 Thanks for your prayers.  We appreciate them so much, and each one of you!



Please pray

·         * that team members would learn from the people of Belize; from their love, their pain, their suffering, their joy, and their faith.

·         * that team members would serve compassionately and lovingly.

·        * for safety and protection in driving and all the varied activities.

·       *   for continued relationship-building.

·       *   for Tina’s continued recovery and for Kenny who is supporting and encouraging her.

 Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Psalm 150

  In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.  For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,  they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.  And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.  So we urged Titus, just as he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part. 2 Cor. 8:2-6

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Belize prayer update 5

This came in at 5:50 PM Tuesday but seems to have been written Monday evening. Perhaps it was 'hung up' in an email server somewhere? The joys of sending electronic mail internationally!
Today was a National Holiday in Belize, which worked out great for us because it meant that there was no school. The team headed out to two groups and began to set up for a children's/youth outreach day. After we were set up, part of the group split off and began to work on the construction of a youth outreach/recreation center in 8 mile. Currently there is no where for the youth no go once it gets dark, so this will give them a safe place to be.

The rest of the group, alongside the 8 Mile youth group (really led by a very impressive group of youth), led the outreach day. We started together with a time of worship, prayer, and teaching before everyone from the community arrived, and then launched into a full day of games and kite making (kite making is very important on this particular holiday so we had brought down supplies for all the kids to make kites).

Tina is still in the hospital, after her car accident in Belize last Thursday. She was asking to see some of us so Suzie, Michelle, Rob, Sophie, and Scott all were able to see her at some point during the afternoon and evening. She and her husband, Kenny, will be leaving for the States tomorrow (Tues), so that she can get proper medical treatment at a hospital in Amarillo.

That is the same hospital where Tim Tam and his wife, Lisa, are still being treated for injuries they sustained in a car accident in New Mexico a few weeks ago. Tim had surgery on his leg today, and Lisa is still recovering in ICU.

Please join us for praying for all of them. Kenny and Tina have two young children that they have asked us to look in on after school hours. They have never been away from their mom from is long - they are staying with extended with family, but this could be a hard time for them.

Tomorrow we start our time at YES. Please be praying for our first interactions with them. We will start our morning off with worship, devotions, and then break into the classes we'll be teaching to students and staff.

The construction team will be back at 8 Mile tomorrow.

And tomorrow evening we will be back at 8 Mile for another youth outreach activity - we will have a bonfire (complete with s'mores), games, worship, and Bible Study.

They have been full days, but we know God is at work and that your prayers sustain us!
Let's be praying for this evening's activities!

For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you
and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
Romans 9:17

Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12

Belize prayer update 4

Today (Tuesday) we begin our work at YES (Youth Enhancement Services).  We'll be working with the girls of the school again this year, leading devotionals for them, teaching some crafts and classes, and  continuing to build on the relationships we have already started.  We have team members who will be working with the staff to move their accounting/bookkeeping programs over to computers. 

Please be praying
    * for Tina and her family. (Kenny and Tina Logan are in charge of the youth ministry, Tina was in a car accident last week)
    * for a good initial time at YES.
    * for continued relationship-building in tonight's activities at 8 Mile.
    * that team members' minds and hearts would be open to God's Spirit; that they would be living examples of God's love and strength to the people of Belize.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people... Ephesians 1:17-18 we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Monday, March 11, 2013

Belize prayer update 3

From Sophie:
Praise God for a good first day!
Praise God for a safe day of travel!
Praise God that we got settled into our fun, dorm style

We spent a good part of the afternoon at 8 Mile. Kenny and Tina Logan
are in charge of the youth ministry, but Tina was in a car accident last
week, and Kenny is spending most of his time at the hospital with her.
The youth from the youth group have such ownership of the group that
they are invested in it and are determined to make sure we have this
children's/youth outreach program tomorrow. We met first with the youth
group president, Yensi (an amazing leader at only 17 years old). She
began by introducing herself to us, and then began introducing the rest
of the youth to us. We learned all about their various ministries and
community service projects.

The rest of our day was spent in worship, planning, playing some games
with the kids at 8 mile, and now we are thrilled that it's bed time!

Tomorrow [a holiday in Belize] we are meeting up with the 8 Mile youth
group for a full day of youth and children's activity. Depending on the
size of the group we attract we might be able to start our weekly
construction project.

Thanks for all the prayers! Love always!!!


Please pray!
* for good attendance at the planned events; that Christ's love
would be clearly modeled and presented, that those attending would come
to know Him
through the stories, activities, and interactions.
* that God would be glorified through team members' thoughts,
words, actions, and reactions as they seek
Him on this trip.
* that God would use the team's efforts to bless the people of
Belize, drawing them closer to Himself.
* that team members would serve with good attitudes - in humility -
as they work.
* that team members would truly learn what selfless serving is like.
* that team members might know Jesus Christ more because of this

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ
Jesus: Who, being in very nature God,did not consider equality with God
something to be used to his own advantage;rather, he made himself
nothingby taking the very nature of a servant,being made in human
likeness. Phil. 2:5-7

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of
yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with
sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each
of you. Romans 12:3

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Belize prayer update 2

Just received from Sophie...
"We made it safely to Belize. The only hiccup on the way down was a two-hour delay on the tarmac in Houston. We are getting settled, ready for lunch, prepping for tomorrow, and heading over to 8 mile to meet with some of the youth to plan for tomorrow's all-day youth activities (and worship with them)."

Praise God for His protection this first day of travel!

Please pray!
* for group unity to be formed.
* that each person would focus on God and not on themselves.
* that God would be glorified through team members' thoughts, words, actions, and reactions as they seek
Him on this trip.
* that God would use the team's efforts to bless the people of Belize, drawing them closer to Himself.

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Phil. 2:1-4

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Eph. 3:20

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Belize prayer update 1

Dear prayer warriors,
Our Belize team leaves DFW airport at at 5:30 am on Sunday morning- but with the time change tonight it will feel like it's earlier. 

They'll arrive in Belize on Sunday. They will spend the day preparing for their work week. They will worship with a local congregation and work on getting their bearings.

Pray for the following items:
    * that they will all rest well tonight so that they will wake refreshed and ready to minister in Jesus' name this week.
    * for safety in travels, that all their luggage will arrive with them and without incident.
    * that the team will rapidly adjust to their surroundings and the people they will work and minister with.
    * that they will lay any concerns and uncertainties for the week at Jesus' feet.

 “Am I only a God nearby,” declares the Lord, “and not a God far away?  Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the Lord“Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord.  Jeremiah 23:23-24