Sunday, April 22, 2007

Click on the above picture to see our most recent update in full size.

We also want each of you to be praying, especially this week,, for the father of three brothers (Fernando, Chico and Guilherme) on our national staff. Fernando, Sr. is set to have quadruple bypass surgery on Tuesday. In the heart catheterization that was done this past week, Fernando, Sr.’s heart stopped and had to be shocked to get it to restart. That same day, their grandmother passed away. Needless to say, the whole family is a little shaken and would appreciate your prayers. Pray that God will continue to use this circumstance to reveal Himself and His wonderful grace to this family and especially to Fernando, Sr.

Pray also for the Campus Outreach Staff at Virginia Tech as they minister to students in the aftermath of the killings there last week. Matt Bradner, the director of the ministry there, sent a note to our staff and his supporters, part of which says,

Monday’s event is truly as dark and as evil as anything I have known. This is not the way things are supposed to be. Even so, we believe that God can and will take what was meant for evil and turn it for good. We are not thinking that this will happen overnight. Saying that, we appreciate your continued care and concern as we move forward.I dream of the days ahead when men and women from Virginia Tech will point back to 4.16.07 and not only think about death, but also about how that horrible day was the catalyst that pressed them towards a relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Thanks for partnering with us here and around the world.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

We are headed out to a retreat in the morning with our church but wanted to swing by to give you this update. So much is happening here...and we need prayer for so many things that we feel sort of at a loss what to ask for first. But suffice it to say, there is much to praise God for. Click on the update above to read it at full size. Pray for the requests that are listed there. Pray also for our church retreat this weekend, for what it will mean in the life of our church. We are definitely praying for communion and true worship and for God to be glorfied in our union. Pray for each member to feel God's presence and to experience fellowship with other members of the church. Pray for it to be a developmental time in the life of our church. The college ministry is such an integral part of the church that it's hard to separate the two. So pray for it all! And may God be glorified in you this Easter season too and always.
We love you all,
Demps and Kristy
Meg, Duncan and Kate