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Prayer Requests

It's been a while since we wrote with some prayer requests. We're feeling the crunch of wrapping up activities, projects and our home construction before we leave for the States on May 15.

Here's some current matters for prayer:

Our big concert on Friday night.
It is an evangelistic youth concert with four different groups. Pray that hearts would be opened to hear the message of God's hope, love and forgiveness.

Have you ever seen Grumpy Old Men? We have a neighbor who's an older German who fits that description perfectly. He needs the Lord and we have a burden to love Him into the Kingdom. Please pray for our cantankerous next door neighbor and for opportunities to show him love and grace.

Our truck sale. It is in God's hands. We're now to the point where we're praying God's will and not our will. That's what God wants from us, obviously. We'll wait for His maybe we need more patience!

Julie's Bible study. It's going well and we had three new people come last night that don't know the Lord. We pray that God will bring the ladies that need to be there and that the Holy Spirit would penetrate hearts and minds.

Wrapping Up Well.
Two weeks ago we sat down and wrote out all that needs to be accomplished before we leave. The list was overwhelming. But, we've been able to cross off a few items so far and we trust that God will give us wisdom and strength to continue to do what needs to get done and let go what we can't do. So, if you're not tired yet, here are more things to pray about:

finish at least 3 rooms of our new home, so we can move in
distribute the remaining 1,000 Bibles from our Bible project
purchase 800 chicks for our micro enterprise project and build chicken houses
buy and distribute warm blankets, mosquito nets, farm tools, seeds and other supplies to the poor in our area
finish firming up our itinerary
buy the generator for the radio
sell our Suburban (we are praying hard!)
secure a loaner vehicle while in the States
buy our plane tickets
go to Asuncion and get Hubby's new residency card (his is lost)
pack up and move out of our home
finish video to show in churches
buy gifts for donors
get Jorge his hearing aid fitted-tomorrow
hire a new operator
attend leadership conference in San Bernardino
solicit motorcycles for pastors in need
delegate all ministry tasks

We echo the words of Paul to Corinth, "On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers." 2 Cor. 1:10-11a


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