Wednesday, July 16, 2008

6 Days...

We leave in 6 days! In preparing for our departure, I wanted to give you guys over the next 6 days some specific prayer requests and verses to be praying.

Prayer for Travel: For flights and for ground travel throughout Southern Sudan.

Father, spread Your protection over this team, that those who love Your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11b

Lord, stand at our sides and give us strength so that through us the message might be fully proclaimed and all of Sudan might hear. 2 Timothy 4:17

Also, Ella came down with a stomach bug yesterday. It was pretty bad. She threw up most of the day. With this, came a lot of emotion from me. Besides being totally heartbroken for her, my mind started racing with all the what ifs. What if Heath and I get it? What if we're sick when it's time to get on the plane?!! ETC. ETC. I know this is probably one of many attacks the enemy is going to throw at us in the coming days. So I am really trying to take captive these thoughts and stay focused on our mission. Could y'all please be in prayer specifically for our health and for my thoughts? That I would NOT give the enemy even an inch, not even a smidge of my thoughts.

This is my prayer:
"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to DEMOLISH STRONGHOLDS. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we TAKE CAPTIVE every thought to make it obedient to Christ." AMEN 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

I know there is power in prayer, therefore the spirit in me is completely powerful enough take captive these thoughts. Thank you so much! I will be thinking about my blogging prayer warriors back home while we are there and the Peace that brings. I will update tomorrow with more prayer requests.

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Darlene R. said...

I will be praying for you!
Poor Ella. I hope she feels better soon.

Darlene R. said...

I hope it's alright that I linked to your blog from mine. I thought I already had, but I guess I didn't.

Hope you have a better evening!

pinkmommy said...

I will be praying.

Heather said...

Praying for your flights and transportation during the whole trip. Also praying for Ella to get well and you guys to not get sick.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

DEFINITELY praying for you! It's a privilege. I'll print those verses out to pray over you guys. I'm actually SO excited to hear all about your trip! I so understand your momma's heart and I'll be praying for miss Ella.

connorcolesmom said...

Oh poor Ella :(
I am so sorry she was sick

I am praying for the enemy to be bound - not only with the sickness but that there will not be a single thing that will stand in any of the mission teams way

Hubby and I will be praying for all the specific things you list :)

Oh and yes it was my birthday yesterday :)

May God bless you sweet Janelle!

Linsey said...

I will pray for health and peace of mind. Seriously though, where do ya'll get these bugs?

wetherell said...

We leave so soon!!!! I wish we were in the same city as yall. I could use the one on one time before the trip!

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for you as you obey God's calling in Africa. We will pray for Ella too as she is away from you. God Bless you both!
Rick and Renee(Todd's parents)