Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Peterson's Prayer Guide - October 2008

“Dear friends, if our conscience is clear, we can come to God with bold confidence. And we will receive whatever we request because we obey Him and do the things that please Him.”
1 John 3:21-22 (NLT)

On September 21st Gary gave the sermon at our church here. We asked you to pray for his preparation and that God would use the message to really impact the listeners. God answered that prayer in a marvelous way! He did some deep work in Gary’s own heart as he prepared, and helped him make time to work on it even with a full schedule. I felt he really connected well with the congregation and was able to present the challenges of the Great Commission in a fresh, relevant way. Many people gave positive feedback, and we pray that the things God spoke to them will continue to influence their lives in the days to come.

As mentioned last month, our church here is having its first real missions conference from Oct. 1-6. Missionaries from a number of organizations and countries are coming to share about their ministries. There are meetings and events designed to grow the vision of our church and help us connect with these missionaries throughout the week. Gary will be speaking to the preschool and elementary aged children about missions on Sunday, the 5th. Pray again that God will prepare his heart and the message He’d have him share with these young ones. Pray that God will use all the events of this week to challenge more to be involved in the work closest to His heart – bringing people to know and worship Him.

On October 12th, Esther is bringing another group of students from her Bible College to spend the night here and to visit Wycliffe on the 13th. Pray for safety as they make the 2 hour trip each day, good fellowship, and that God will use this experience to open the eyes of these young adults who are preparing to serve Him in different ways.

Thanks so much for upholding us in prayer! We rely heavily on the knowledge of your support in this way.

October Schedule

1-6 “Amazing Race” mission conference at Cornerstone Church, Saint Cloud, Florida. Meetings and events each day for Gary & Robyn.

4th Help coordinate and run in the 5 km. race which is part of the mission conference. Gary will have to leave shortly after running and dash up to the office to lead a Mission Encounter program for a church youth group and a home school group.

12th & 13th Trinity College will come visit us and Wycliffe.

16th A-Z program for home school group.

21st Gary speaks at Jupiter Wycliffe Associate chapter in the evening. This is a couple of hours drive south and we’ll be driving home afterwards.

23rd A-Z program for a large home school group.

28th A-Z program for Circle Christian School.

30th – 31st – manning a WordSpring booth at the Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS) convention. This is a VERY busy two days with great opportunities.

Gary will be the host at Wordspring on the 7th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, and 29th and giving the daily tour on a number of those days as well. There are people away in his department, so he is filling in. Pray for freshness as he interacts with each new group or visitor.

A-Z Adventure program is for Elementary School ages.
Mission Encounter program is for Middle School–College age students.


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