Dear Prayer friends,
This is this week's public prayer mail.
a) We have a guide assigned to us for the Uganda part of our trip.
b) Lydia is poised to return to college for the Spring semester, and she is finishing up her remaining work from last semester.
c) We continue preparations for the upcoming site visit to Kenya and Uganda, and for parish visits when we return.
a) That Lydia would complete her work in a timely manner, and get off to a good start in the Spring semester.
b) That our visa applications would be completed shortly, and all other preliminary matters for our site visit trip, be completed in a timely manner to the glory of God.
c) For the following matters regarding our upcoming trip, in God's way and in his timing, to his glory:
i) that we would have sufficient arrangements for obtaining the necessary local currencies while on our trip
ii) that we would have good and satisfactory communication arrangements: proper cell phone and Internet connections
iii) that there would be minimal complications with electricity
iv) that we would be protected from health hazards, and that any other safety concerns be addressed adequately
v) that there be adequate transportation arrangements, and safe and timely travel
vi) that we learn all necessary local customs in a timely manner, learn good resources for local languages
vii) that our accommodations be satisfactory
viii) that we learn what we need to know: to help discern the local for our long-term mission, and that we learn what we need to know about the community in God's desired location.
ix) that we develop a good rapport with potential team members, and that the right combination of Spirit gifts, ministries, and fruit of the Spirit be manifested by all of us
x) that everything be done to the glory of God, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus' name, that lives would be changed by our visit, and that the Church be built up as a result of the decisions to be made
xi) the we would build bridges with our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, representing our prayer partners, family, SAMS, the Diocese of Albany, and other supporters as God would want us to represent them
Thank you for praying for us. Your prayers make a difference.
God bless you,
Shaw+ and Julie+