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Thank you Kelly, or keeping prayer going for this group while I was in Israel. Prayer! What a mysterious but necessary aspect of our walks with Jesus. Thank you Kelly, not purposely singling you out in my thanks but your heart has been beating for this group faithfully from our beginning and you are so appreciated. Being in Israel, I am again reminded of the command of praying for the peace of Jerusalem. No area in the world has had such conflagrations!
Praying is hard work. If we skip it, life goes on and we can even justify prayerlessness by saying that God will do what He wants anyway. If there is any area where we have to have faith in God’s Word, it is here. I want so much to dig deeper into my understanding of prayer. But we are all busy and as I said, life goes on whether we pray or not so why not just take what we get and skip praying? My answer would be because we are told that unless God’s people prayer, He won’t act.
-This is still a critical one - Jun, my good Filipino friend in Mindanao just got out of the hospital for pneumonia. In the meantime, Davao, where he lives, has had two earthquakes of over 6.2 and over 650 aftershocks. They are predicting a big one of over 7 or 8 soon. So they had to evacuate. They went back for church but the next one could hit at anytime. This is from last week but the situation remains the same.
-In the meantime, up in Lumabat where we traveled to in the mountains frequently when I am there, a man has murdered his wife and has collected other armed men and is killing and burning houses down. His family lives up there and the situation is very, very dangerous. Again, the trauma the Malons are going through doesn’t allow them time to update me so I know nothing new about this, yet it is a huge issue!
-Jun and his family needs our prayer desperately.
-The silence in Karina’s life.
-Jonathan to come back to Jesus. Praise God for the light dawning in Kara’s life. Pray that it is real and not circumstantial.
-We are in limbo over what the Lord wants us to do about our lodge. Yet this is a good place to be as it forces us to trust and rely on Him. Most of my prayer requests are verbatim from last post but we wait on Him.