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

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