Faith Promise: Trusting God

It was May of 1986, and I was hoping to go on a summer short-term mission trip to Yugoslavia, but with the first financial deadline looming 8 hours away, I was still $300 short. I remember praying, “Lord, by faith I’m going to trust that if you want me to go, you will provide the funds,” and then I went off to class. That evening I returned, and on my bed were three checks totaling — yes you knew this was coming — $300. I ended up spending the summer in Yugoslavia. Another time I was broke and needed $150 for dental work. I prayed, and sure enough, received a rebate check in the mail for — yes you knew this was coming — $150.

Faith, believing that for which we lack complete proof, pleases God. Without faith it is impossible to please him, and he delights in our trusting him for things, particularly when those things will be used for his glory. For me, God’s financial surprises have been a catalyst to trust him for greater things. Faith Promise is a step of faith, trusting God that he will supernaturally provide funds that we then give back to him for Kingdom endeavors.

As a community we take this faith step together, trusting God to impress upon us an amount that he would have us trust him for, then giving to fund local and global outreach. Please take time to pray and — yes you knew this was coming — trust the Lord to provide.

Update First Days - India Medical Mission

'A few pictures from the villages today!'

All is going well! Team well bonded!

Update # 2

Pray for a full day for us preparing for the medical camps, practicing songs with the college sponsorship students, taking the video of them singing, I am giving a sermon to them and volunteers and our other 3 members are all giving their testimonies, and we visit villages and pray for people. May every word and action be for Christ.

India Medical Mission Trip

Dear Family and Friends,

I am writing to you to ask for prayer for my up-coming medical mission trip to India. We have physicians, nurses, pharmacists, a physical therapist, a worship leader/videographer/photographer, and many nationals.  We will care for hundreds of people every day.

Our team leaves in a few days to visit the remote villages we have been ministering to for many years.

I have been told by our missionary that we will visit to see the woman we prayed for (the elder's wife who had been sick for 3 years) 2 years ago.  Please pray that she would be healed to glorify God and open heart to Christ in that village. We ask for prayers that a church service being planned on that evening will happen.

The elders and leaders in the villages in the last few years have started trusting us and asking us to "pray to our God to heal their loved ones." This is a beautiful opportunity to show Christ's love and light to them, and now that we are bringing a medical camp that will reach 14-16 villages in the area, we need your prayers that the Holy Spirit would move in the hearts of His people in India and move them to accept Christ into their hearts.

Please pray for wisdom and discernment for our team and for God's words and will to be made known to us at all times while we care for people and speak to them about our faith and show them Christ's love.  

Please pray that we would have extra measures of strength and energy, that we would stay healthy, and that we would have complete protection against the enemy, which we will claim constantly every day in Jesus' Name.

Please also pray for our visit to the village elder's home and pray over his second son and his wife who have long tried to conceive a child, please pray that God will grant them this desire if it be His will so that He would be glorified in the two villages as well.  

We believe and trust that Christ will be revealed in the hearts of His children as we cover all of these village families  in corporate prayer.

"Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:19-20

There will be many people that we will visit and pray for every day until we return from the medical camps in those villages; therefore we ask that you would keep us covered in prayer continually.  We pray that Christ would reveal himself to the families in these villages and that the Holy Spirit would move hearts to see, understand, and accept Christ into their hearts.  This is our greatest desire for these village families who we have long loved and prayer for.

Thank you very much for joining us in prayer and for loving God's people in India along with us.

In Christ's love and service,