March 11, 2013 by directorfsm
FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer
Requests Weeks of
10-23 Mar 2013
Lakeshore Baptist Church Thank God for the good weather, we now have the first level of the concrete columns poured.
From our online friends:
Imogene Johnson I pray sin, sickness, disease, oppression, poverty and the wickedness of the devil shall not prevail against your people but will be reversed now and forever in the name of Jesus. Let no weapon formed against them be condemned. You are the God of 2nd chances and you have forgiven all their transgressions also have blocked them out of your mind. Give your people the grace to repent and receive you in their heart. Glory be to our father.
Doreen Lovell Adonai I come before you in the name of Yeshua our soon coming king of glory. I pray You open the flood gates of heaven and pour out your blessings upon Your people. Stretch forth you right hand dear God and heal your people who are suffering, we claim spiritual healing, financial healing and physical healing. In the name of Yeshua, (Jesus) we take authority over the air, east, west, north and south; we break down the strong hold of Satan and say depart Satan no weapon form against us shall prosper. Father we place before you BINOY and his family, we pray for your direct intervention, we pray that their needs will be met, give them a testimony Abba one to show the world that you reigneth forever and ever. Amen
For Reformation Today magazine that God will continue to use it for HIS glory.
For Brother Erroll Hulse and the group training black ministers on Africa
Cowboy Church Mon Mar 4, 2013 5:59 am (PST) . Posted by: “Cowboy Pastor Dan”
To all my friends; You may be wondering why you have not heard from me in several months. Some of you know I am “The Last Circuit Riding Preacher” On September 30 of 2012 we (My son Gary, my wife Grace and I) left the Butler County Cowboy Church on horseback to begin our journey. I will be riding through all the lower 48 states sharing the Love of Jesus, helping those that cannot help themselves, and collecting stories of faith, values, perseverance, and hard ships for a book. Now I will be riding horseback through the Northern states during the summer the Southern states during the winter and the middle states spring and fall. I suspect that this journey could take 3 years or more depending where the Lord leads us and how long I need to stay to help someone. If I come across an elderly person that needs 3 weeks of help there we will stay. This means we have no idea how long the journey will take and only God knows, he knows where we are going and where we will be staying. This journey is not about me or my son or my wife but about sharing the Love of Jesus and doing his work. I would like for you to follow our webpage and Facebook then share it with your friends. Stay safe in the saddle (Founded in Christ) and Out of the wire (Resist Satan’s traps) http://www.facebook .com/pages/ THE-LAST- CIRCUIT-RIDING- PREACHER/ 321054852185 http://www.the- last-circuit- riding-preacher. com/
Check out the updates on Facebook and our website. God Bless Cowboy Pastor Dan Boyd 316-722-1609
Lakeshore Baptist Church
Pray for those in the community to join us in fellowship
Pray for the ongoing construction of the new church foundation; specifically for more volunteers to continue the work.
Continued healing prayers for:Brittany G. who has health issues Angela who is recovering from disk surgery to her neck Mr. Sam who begins chemo soon Kathy D. undergoing Radiation treatment for Breast Cancer Shelia W. diabetes related issues Bob and Vickie B. Multiple Scoliosis Rich B. recovering (near 2 years) from heart surgery Violet P. who was recently diagnosed with cancer Miss Jackson who is ill Ms. Redford who is ill Don B. who has cancer Miss B’s sister who has cancer Greg L. who is recovering from Heart Surgery Ray K. who has cancer Mr. Morris who is also ill Angela’s dad who is sick
Rusty, Robert O., Iva F., Jessica R., Mike T. and Tom D. seeking fulltime work.
Prayers for Naida and I in our work in Lakeshore.
Pray we can reach folks in the community, that we will be an asset to Pastor Don and the church here.
Pray for Naida’s family, especially her sons she left in MA.
Pray for our financial needs to be met so we can continue the work here.
Bluegrass Gospel Sing and Jam
Please be in prayer for our friend Lynda and the family situation she is heartbroken over. We also ask for prayer for the passing of Verna Southard. Verna and her sister Mary would attend the Maine festivals together. We called them “the ladies” – both sweet and dear folks. Verna lost her short battle with cancer. Please pray for Mary and for the rest of their family including Verna’s two sons. A Pastor friend of ours’ wife has some scary looking spots which will need to be further tested. Please uplift Susan in prayer. Please continue to lift up Ginny and Val for lung cancer, Sarah for her battle with leukemia. Annie for her battle with lymphoma and today a man named Dick Burdo from the northeast is having open heart surgery. God is able to answer these heart petitions and we thank you in advance for partnering with us in prayer.
We want to congratulate Jeff & Becky Haley (Becky Buller) on the birth of their baby girl, Romy Elizabeth. We love Becky and know she and Jeff will be wonderful parents.
May the Lord bless you in all that you encounter this week.In His Name, Mike & Mary Robinson www.bluegrassgospelsing.com
Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda:
We pray that we can have funds to protect our children from Lightening, yesterday there were deaths in a another school here http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/640442-lightning-kills-2-teachers-at-school.html
Francis Ssuubi, Director
International Network of Prison Ministries (INPM)
Please pray for all those associated with and benefiting from the network.
Serge Taran, Founder **International Network of Prison Ministries; http://prisonminist ry.net/support. htm
The Tabb’s in Ireland
Greetings one and all, things are getting interesting over here to say the least – all good as far as I can see!
UPDATE: I’M BACK TWO WEEKS FROM USA AFTER SOME TRAINING IN ATLANTA AROUND COACHING & LEADING PEOPLE, AS WELL AS HOW TO COLLABORATE TO SERVE THE CITY WE LIVE IN. SINCE BACK I’VE HAD MEETINGS WITH PEOPLE IN COMMUNITY AROUND OUR VISION FOR PEOPLE OF BALLYMUN, AS WELL AS HOW WE MIGHT BETTER SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.
A FEW HIGHLIGHTS: REVAMPED SCHEDULE TO BE MORE INTENTIONAL ABOUT BEING WITH PEOPLE, SHARING LIFE TOGETHER – INCLUDING MY FAMILY!!!
WE HAVE MET WITH SCHOOL IN BALLYMUN AND BRANCH OF CITY GOVERNMENT TO TAKEOVER SCHOOL SPORTS FACILITIES WHICH WE HELPED IMPROVE OVER PAST 8 YEARS. WE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS AREA DURING NON SCHOOL HOURS. WE JUST NEED TO SECURE $200,000 OF FUNDING TO RENOVATE THE ARENA ERECTED IN 2009. WE HAVE A VERY GENEROUS OFFER PENDING FROM A PHILANTHROPIST IN USA THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO GO FORWARD WITH THIS PROJECT. LOOKING AT JULY TIME FRAME FOR SUCH.
WE HAVE ENTERED INTO NEGOTIATIONS FOR BIGGER OFFICE SPACE NEXT TO OUR CURRENT LOCATION. THE NEW OFFICES WOULD BE BIGGER, PRIVATE AND ALLOW US TO BE OPEN LATE AT NIGHT, AS WELL AS WEEKENDS. WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO MUCH MORE WITH THE SPACE IF WE WERE AWARDED IT. RIGHT NOW ITS BETWEEN US AND 1 OTHER ORGANIZATION AS TO WHO WILL OCCUPY THE SITE ONCE RENOVATIONS ARE COMPLETE IN 8 WEEKS TIME.
MET WITH CITY GOVERNMENT AND ASKED FOR PIECE OF PRIME REAL ESTATE IN BALLYMUN TO BUILD A 2,500 SEAT BASKETBALL VENUE. WE WOULD PARTNER WITH A TOP DUBLIN BASKETBALL CLUB ON THIS PROJECT, WITH THEM RAISING THE FUNDS TO BUILD THE FACILITY AND BE THE MAIN TENANT. THE GOVERNMENT WAS HAPPY WITH THE OUR PARTNERSHIP AND IDEA, ASKING FOR A FORMAL PROPOSAL. WE HAVE SUBMITTED THE PROPOSAL AND NOW AWAIT THE GOVERNMENTS RESPONSE.
HAD MEETING WITH PEOPLE OF INFLUENCE WHO WERE OPEN TO SUPPLYING A MINISTRY CENTER IN NEXT COUPLE YEARS THAT WOULD SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY. THE VISION WOULD BE FOR THE CENTER TO HAVE A FOOD BANK, CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION AREA, MEDICAL & DENTAL CHECKUPS, FITNESS & DIETARY SUGGESTIONS, AS WELL AS PROVIDE SUPPORT AROUND EDUCATION, COUNSELING, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, GAMBLING, CHILDCARE, SUICIDE FAMILY & HOUSING ISSUES (HOMELESS, REPAIRS ETC).
SAI’S INTERN FROM SWEDEN (MADDIE) WAS BAPTIZED SUNDAY. MADDIE BEGAN WITH SAI IN SEPTEMBER AS A VOLUNTEER FOR 11 MONTHS. WHEN SHE ARRIVED, MADDIE HAD BEEN EXPERIENCING YEARS OF ANXIETY AND DISTURBED SLEEP PATTERNS. SHE HAD LOST HER DAD ROUGHLY 6 YEARS AGO TO A CAR ACCIDENT AND ALSO HAD OTHER ISSUES FROM HER UPBRINGING. WE’VE WALKED ALONGSIDE HER FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS AND HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO WITNESS HER LIFE TRANSFORM INTO A LIFE OF PEACE, ABLE TO RECIVE A FULL NIGHTLY SLEEP.
ONE MAN I’VE BEEN MEETING AND COACHING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS LAUNCHED A MENS BREAKFAST MORNING IN HIS HOUSE EVERY OTHER WEEK FOR MEN FROM BALLYMUN COMMUNITY. WE ARE ALL EXCITED ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF THIS NEW SERVICE TO MEN HERE, AS ITS MUCH NEEDED – AND YOU CAN’T BEAT AN IRISH FRY
ANOTHER MAN I MEET WEEKLY WITH RECENTLY RECEIVED SOME BAD NEWS CONCERNING HIS WIFE’S HEALTH (BLACK MASS FOUND ON HER KIDNEY). THE NEWS WASN’T GOOD AND THEY WERE LED TO FEAR FOR THE WORST. HE DECIDED TO PUT HIS TRUST IN GOD VERSUS THE DOCTORS REPORT. WE PRAYED FOR HER 2 DAYS AGO, AND AT YESTERDAYS MEETING THE DR. TOLD THEM THERE WAS NO REASON TO WORRY ABOUT THE BLACK MASS! YEARS AGO THIS SAME FAMILY WAS TOLD BY DOCTORS SHE COULDN’T CONCEIVE BECAUSE OF OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS SHE HAS. WE HAD PRAYED AND TODAY, THEY ARE THE PROUD PARENTS OF BOTH A BOY AND A GIRL!!!
1) PRAY FOR AMY & I REGARDING THE DELIVERY OF OUR 2ND SON – DUE APRIL 5TH. PRAY FOR A PAIN FREE AND QUICK DELIVERY. JAIDAN TURNED 6 THIS WEEK AND IS EXCITED ABOUT HIS BROTHERS ARRIVAL!
2) PRAY FOR THE VISION FOR BALLYMUN – THE COMMUNITY TO DESIRE, RECEIVE AND APPLY THE GOOD NEWS WE ARE BRINGING TO THEM. PRAY FOR MY COACHING AND EQUIPPING OF PEOPLE HERE, THAT THEY WOULD BE EXCITED ABOUT THE VISION AND LIVE THE MISSION, WHILE THEY GROW INTO THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW FOR OUR COMMUNITY. PRAY FOR A WOMAN TO LEAD OTHER WOMEN IN BALLYMUN.
3) PRAY FOR FAVOR…WITH PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS, GOVERNMENTS, DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL, NGO’S, SCHOOLS, CLUBS & SUPPORTERS AS WE LOOK TO MANAGE VENUES, BUILD NEW FACILITIES & COLLABORATE WITH AGENCIES FOR THE GOOD OF THE BALLYMUN PEOPLE.
4) PRAY FOR ENOUGH FINANCING TO FUND ALL THE NECESSARY IMPROVEMENTS – FACILITIES, PROGRAMS & RESOURCES.
5) PRAY FOR YOUTH IN CLUB WHO ARE HUNGRY AND EAGER TO FOLLOW GOD. THAT THEY MIGHT LEAD OTHERS AWAY FROM DESTRUCTIVE PATHS AND INTO A HAPPY, AS WELL AS MORE FULFILLING LIFE.
6) PRAY THAT I WOULD GO SLOW AS I BEGIN TO MEET UP WITH BALLYMUN AND DUBLIN LEADERS OF INFLUENCE, DESIRING TO BUILD HEALTHY, OPEN AND DEEP RELATIONSHIPS.
7) PRAY OUR UPCOMING COMMUNITY FESTIVAL, NIGHT OF HOPE, SPORTS CAMP & UPWARD BASKETBALL LEAGUE WOULD BE WELL ATTENDED, RECEIVED AND IMPACTED BY PEOPLE WHO ATTEND.
I AM IN AWE WHEN I THINK ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED AND IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN WITH SUCH A SMALL AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES. GOD AMAZES ME DAILY!!!
ALL THE BEST,
DANIEL, AMY, JAIDAN AND TABLET
Remnant Fellowship Ministry– Kottayam ,Kerala ,India
Dear brothers and sister in Christ. We need your earnest prayer for one of our Ministry member who he is suffering from Cancer. He has 3 children and his wife does no appreciated job. His wife goes for dish wash in rich houses around and earning for daily bread. He is under the treatment from RCC Kerala, India. I head this news just today and it made me much worried thinking the future of his children. Please pray for him. We really wish to support the children in their education. Just 100 USD is needed for 3 children for their education in a month. Requesting everyone to pray for him and for getting a support for the children. If any well-wisher needs clarification on …please do contact me on e-mail or talk to me on Skype so that you can meet the family online when they come for the prayer meeting next. Everyone can help him through your prayer too….please do so .his name is BINOY Pastor Jeraldin President, The Remnant prayer fellowship ministry
NEWS FROM ARBCA MEMBER CHURCHES
From Grace Reformed Baptist Church , Placerville CA
The Lord’s Day Ministry of the Word has continued in the Morning Service in 1 & 2 Thessalonians, focusing recently on the important theme of being found ready on the great day of our Lord’s return in glory. In the Evening Service, we have recently concluded the sermon series in the nook of psalms and have begun the gospel of John, glorying in the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us.” Since the beginning of 2007, we have been studying the 2nd London Baptist Confession in our adult Sunday School hour. This continues to be very beneficial in teaching our people the content of the Faith we confess and what it means to be a confessional reformed baptist church.
We have seen some changes in our congregation over the past year. Some of our members have transferred to other congregations but we continue to see visitors from time to time, some of whom have stayed and been added to our membership. We are thankful and rejoice that a number of our young people professed faith, were baptized and added to our membership in the past year. We are also encouraged with very positive signs of the work of grace in others and their expressed interest in seeking baptism and church membership. We continue to visit our neighborhood around the church facility during the Christmas and Easter seasons, distributing CDs with an evangelistic message together with tracts and invitations to our services. We visit some two hundred homes in our community. Generally we are politely received, though there are a few who remain resistant, and many who are indifferent. To-date we have had very few take up the invitation to our services but we press on by the Lord’s grace and continue to pray that the Lord will open hearts to receive His Word. The door to continue visiting a senior living home has recently closed due to a change of management. Please pray for wisdom as we engage with the authorities. We are also considering a brother in our congregation as a candidate for the eldership and another young man, who desires to study for the gospel ministry. We are thankful for these men and their desires to serve Christ, His Kingdom and His church.
A man, who has attended our church for a number of years died suddenly whilst on vacation overseas. Whilst we were saddened by this unexpected news, we rejoice that he is now with the Lord in glory. His family are flying in this week, and, DV, the memorial service is planned for early next week. Please keep his family in your prayers.
As we look forward to the rest of the year, we continue to pray that the Lord may be pleased to use our testimony to the gospel to call many in our community from darkness to light and that the saints, whom He has gathered here, may grow in grace and knowledge of the truth, looking forward and upward to the realization of the sure and certain hope which is ours in our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We are glad to be part of the Association and seek, by God’s grace, to remember to pray for the Lord’s blessing upon all of our sister churches. May it please Him to use each of our churches, in the locations He has placed us by His providence, to bring sinners to the knowledge of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to build up His saints in their most holy faith.
We look forward to seeing you all, DV, in Bremen, In.
On behalf of the elders and members of Grace Reformed Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Oliver
From The Bible Baptist Church of Galway, Galway, New York
Greeting from Galway, New York! We are greatly encouraged. It seems like, a long night is coming to a close and we are awakening to a new day. There was a time when there were so few in attendance and offerings were so low that I wondered if I were to leave, would the church doors be closed. However, in the past year we have doubled in attendance, a harmonious and loving spirit prevails, and we are finally having much needed funds for repairs on our two historic buildings, the parsonage (over 200 years old) and the meeting house (over 150 years old).
Last year we repaired the bathrooms in the church and parsonage, ripping up rotten flooring and replacing it, building a shed for the oil tank at the church, and major rewiring of the parsonage, as well as replacing rotten siding at the parsonage. We have a list of repairs slated for this coming year as well. When repairs like this are done in a small village, the community takes notice. One winter many years ago (this is my 36th year here in Galway), we were so impoverished that we met in the parsonage instead of the church. Someone in the community came up and asked me if the church was closed. In a small village nothing gets overlooked.
The overall trajectory of attendance during my time here is that it grew to fifty on Sunday mornings, declined to an average weekly attendance of twelve, and now we are in the twenties, with a committed and giving people. I truly marvel at the offerings. A lot of our current growth is the recovery of those who attended years ago. There is no joy quite like the joy of one who has regained his footing and once again is standing on the Rock. No more being carried away with the currents of this world, it is like being saved all over again. Perhaps for some, it is in reality the beginning of their Christian life, as it is easy to have a form of religion, but know nothing of its genuine life and power.
I am assisted in ministry here each week, with my brother in Christ and long-time friend, Michael Churchill, a Presbyterian elder who, although his views on baptism prevent him from being a member of our church, has poured his heart into the ministry here. He is an excellent teacher, has a true shepherd’s heart, and loves and is loved by the flock. Currently, Michael is using a Sproul video course on doctrine called “Foundations” as the springboard for teaching Sunday School. Michael also preaches on occasion as well. Last year, I preached from Proverbs, a survey of Genesis through I Samuel, and now I’m slowing the pace by teaching the life of David event by event.
The quarterly that I write is opening doors here in Galway. It is called Life in Galway. I am currently writing issue thirteen, the spring issue and it will be out on March 21st. Through this writing project, I want to convey to my neighbors that I am interested in them. The articles are about the people (past and present), events, organizations, and everyday life here in Galway. The Galway Preservation Society and the Town Historian files every copy as it chronicles what living in Galway is like today for future generations. I always put something in to bring the Bible and our Lord into the conversation. One special unnumbered Christmas issue was devoted to the gospel, and an ARBCA church in the mid-west even reprinted it to use as a tract. You can see all the issues at lifeingalway.wordpress.com. Click “PDF Files of Past Issues” on the menu bar.
Last year, the Lord gave us a good opportunity to sow gospel seed in two funerals of individuals greatly loved by the Galway community. I already wrote about Martha Apicella-Shoutis and Jack Sleight in Life in Galway (see past issues). In her funeral, I spoke about how Martha came to Christ and the hope that she had. There were many unsaved relatives and friends present. Jack’s funeral was at airplane hangar at the airport on his property and it was packed-out. After sharing about Jack’s life, I told those gathered how Christ has taken the sting out of death. As most were not church-goers (such is the darkness of the Northeast), I am sure it was the first time some have ever heard the gospel.
In closing, let me relate one more incident. Last weekend Martha and I attended the funeral of John Humme. John was a pastor here in our church from 1957-60. It was his first pastorate. He was a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary. Though not a Baptist school, John’s time at Westminster did not alter his strong Baptist convictions. His first year here he got married to a lovely Presbyterian girl and the wedding at the church was the talk of the community. Growing up on a farm in the Midwest, John loved Galway with its rural setting. His first child, a son, was born here. This was to be the happiest days of his life. Unfortunately, there was an annual reaffirmation vote in the church and a staunch Baptist deacon, thinking that he was too Presbyterian, spearheaded a drive to vote him out and the church did. Dismissed on the basis of a false premise and very hurt, John took a rural church among poor folks in Maine. Greater heartache befell him when his wife died of cancer and he was left alone to raise three small children ages 8, 4, and 3. He ended up leaving the ministry and became a truant officer for the public schools in Newark, NJ. After retirement he settled in upstate New York about 45 minutes away. Every once in awhile, he would stop in at the parsonage and we’d talk over a cup of coffee, or he’d visit the church on a Sunday morning. I even had him preach one Sunday. As Martha and I took in the heartfelt love to Christ and firm confidence of Heaven that John Humme himself expressed through the funeral he prepared before his death, we were reminded of the words of Thomas Gray in his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Please note that this is but a seeming waste, for we know that our life is never a waste if it is in the center of God’s will.
John Humme, and those like him, are the unsung and unseen laborers in the neglected and out of the way places of Christ’s vineyard. When you think of me, and the work here at the Bible Baptist Church of Galway, pray not only for us, but for the countless thousands who serve small churches villages and rural settings that will, in all likelihood, never be big. In talking with these pastors over the years, I have found that many are discouraged. They wonder if what they are doing relay matters. They need our prayers.
Being bi-vocational, almost a prerequisite for such a calling, I will not be able to attend the ARBCA General Assembly this year. When I put in for the week at the Post Office, my leave slip came back as denied – Quota Full.
So in closing: Things are looking up in Galway. We are greatly encouraged. Thank you for your prayers. The LORD is good. Surely His goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives.
Be assured that you are loved and prayed for by us here in Galway,
Wayne R. Brandow and Michael Churchill, on behalf of the Saints here in Galway (March 5, 2013)