Friday, July 18, 2008

4 Days...

I am a little behind today on the daily prayers. Ella and I spent the whole day today doing fun things. I can't even tell you how much I am going to miss her. When Heath got home from work, we went out to eat at this cute little place in downtown Grapevine we go to alot. And then we went shopping! When we got to downtown Grapevine we discovered a little festival was going on. So we got to take a little hayride around downtown and listen to some fun country music while professional dancers square danced! Then when we got to the mall, Ella got to ride the carousel, which she loves. Heath has to work a lot this weekend to make up for missing 2 weeks of work, so tonight was our family night with our little Punkin!

Today's Prayer Request

Prayer for the Sudanese

Oh Lord, I beg that the lost will receive the seed of the gospel. I pray it will fall on good soil so they will hear the Word and understand it. Matthew 13:23a

Lord, that You would open the eyes of the lost and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Jesus. Acts 26:18

The 3 ladies going on the trip, myself included, are going to be hanging out with the widows that run the orhanage all day. What we know is that they are all probably christians but probably don't understand what that means. Our pastors wife, Jennifer, is preparing Bible studies on God's promises to do with them while we are there. Please be in prayer for her preparations, that we would be able to convey to them exactly what God has for us to do.

The 7 guys that are going are going to be painting the orphanage and will also be playing with the orphans all day. Please pray that they would know exactly how to fellowship with the little children. The stories I have heard about these children and how they came about being orphans is the most heartbreaking things I have ever heard! Part of the men's duties is to basically hear the children's stories and build relationships with them. These children have lost their parents in HORRIBLE ways and are heartbroken over it! I can not even begin to imagine the pain they have gone through. They NEED God's love more than ever!


Our sweet dog Jones is so sweet to tolerate this:

They love each other.

Thank you SO MUCH for your continued prayers!! They are bringing me much peace.

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Amanda said...

Jones is making the funniest face in that last picture.

Sweet friend, I know tremendous things are going to be accomplished on your trip!

Ang baylis said...

I LOVED those pictures of Ella sitting on Jones!! She is hugging him like crazy! I can tell she loves him! :)

I will pray for your trip!

I hope you are enjoying "My Sister's Keeper".
Much love, Janelle
Angie xoxo

Darlene R. said...

That is one patient dog right there! Cute pictures!

I will continue to keep you in my prayers. You are so sweet and have been so much fun to "talk" to through blogging.

Hope you have a great Sunday!

connorcolesmom said...

I am catching up on your posts :)
I love the guitar pics - precious!

I am so thankful that you and Heath did not get sick - the LORD HEARD our prayers and answered in a mighty way

We are praying for you !
God bless

twinkle said...

Jones is a VERY good dog!
Janelle, I pray God will give you eyes to see His Spirit alive and active in Sudan. I pray that He will give you ears to listen to His Voice leading you as you serve Him. I pray that your heart, soul and mind will be ready and willing to live this adventure with passion. May He touch hearts for Christ through your team. In Jesus Name. Amen.