Mission’s Flame by Matt Redman
Let worship be the fuel for mission’s flame,
we’re going with a passion for Your name,
we’re going ’cause we care about Your fame,
send us out.
Several of my family left Friday for the Home of Refuge in Venezuela. Our deal is: if they go, I pray. There is an awesome group of 11 who went including Mary Jean (my co-mother-in-law) and Tredessa who are leading the group, my baby girl, Stormie, my niece, Elise, and Stef, who worked so hard alongside us for Heaven Fest that I have practically adopted her.
Here are some things you can join with me in praying about as they are already there and hard at work:
That the kids in the neighboring village will hear the good news of Christ and be eternally impacted through the day camp they are having.
For wisdom and guidance for Mary Jean and Tredessa in leading this team of 9 young adults. Pray Ephesians 1.17-19 for them and for Tony & Rosa, the leaders fo HOR in Venezuela and Honduras.
For supernatural energy coming off of these busy last few months, and especially just following Heaven Fest-during which almost every single member of the team was intricately involved.
For unity as a team. No offense or problems.
That God would awaken His vision and unique calling for every team member on this trip.
Pray for the physical health of each team member – with all the change, demand and even shock that a mission trip can bring, a vulnerability is created which wears down the physical body. Also, the heat and humidity can be draining. Pray for wisdom for each of them – that they would listen to their bodies and take proper care of themselves. At least 2 team members were dealing with health issues before going. Also, the scheduleis to be very demanding.
Inflation is completely out of control in Venezuela. The rental for an OLD bus – and gas at 18 cents a gallon – is costing $1000 one way. 1 chicken (for dinner) costs $30. Pray for continued provision.
They are focusing their efforts on leadership development of the older kids at HOR. The kids will be assisting the team in running a 3 hour/day “camp” for the younger kids at HOR plus the kids in the surrounding neighborhood.
Venezuela has passed some new laws which make the country more tight, more controlled, more corrupt and more dangerous. Pray for safety and freedom from harm.
I miss you, my ones, but I also hear your cry toward heaven to be sent out. He has sent you and so I pray…Jeanie aka mom
NOTE TO SELF: “May the Lamb who was slain receive the reward of His suffering,” (the Moravian cry). Those sweet orphans are His reward.