Praying for “V” – Central Asia
This past July, we asked everyone to respond to the call to prayer issued by Jesus in Luke 10:2…
2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
We asked that you would join us in prayer (and at times, in fasting) that God would send 100 people from LifePoint, as laborers, into the field, for a term of 2 or more years. This week, we rejoice that #1 has been sent. “V” has arrived in Central Asia, where she will spend the next two years proclaiming the great news of the gospel and the hope that is found in Jesus Christ. Please keep “V” in your prayers. More to come on “V” very soon!
14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written,“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” – Romans 10:14-15
Praying for the Peru Team
Tomorrow morning (Wednesday), 4 folks from LifePoint will be traveling towards the Andes Mountains of Peru. Below you’ll find a list of prayer needs, given to us by the team leader. Please print this page and put it somewhere that you will see it everyday. Let’s keep this team, and the ministry that the Lord has prepared for them, lifted up in prayer.
Thursday – Drive up the mountains. Pray for safety and provision, both for the drive and in the villages.
- Pray that the team’s desires, expectations, and actions are in tune with His. As we go into ‘all nations’ we do so as His vessels; representing Him, being bold in His name…willing to be ‘uncomfortable’, be ‘stretched’ for God’s kingdom knowing God is in control. He is the almighty God…Here NOW and moving in big ways. Pray that this is not just a ‘temporary’ mindset while in Peru, but that it runs over into our everyday once the team returns home.
Friday – Pray that God opens doors for the team to do ministry in the village of Llacin. Pray that the villagers would be receptive to the word of God and that the team would not “proclaim themselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord” (2 Corinthians 4:7) Pray that as the team prayer walks, they would sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and faithful to obey.
- Pray that as God opens doors, we are discerning, and stand firm in the one whom “we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith” (Eph 3:12). Pray that this boldness is manifested in local believers, that they are willing to take a stand for Christ, to share and teach others. 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants, to continue to speak your word with all boldness, – Acts 4: 29 – 31
Saturday – Continued ministry in the village. Pray that God would be welcomed and worshiped as the one, true God. Pray that He would be exalted and through the finished work of Jesus on the cross, many would come know the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Pray that the schemes of the enemy would be cut off and that the team would stand firm, having put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18).
- Pray that God continues to tear down walls…in each individual team member, in the team as a whole, in our church and in Peru. When people hear and read the words that are being shared, that it falls on fertile soil and people are open to hearing His words (not our words). That God breaks down preconceived notions of cross cultural walls; both in us and the people in Peru 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, – Ephesians 2:13-15
Sunday – Visits to two other villages. Pray for Claudia and Lucho in Tapacocha and the church in Cotaporaco.
- God loves and desires the people in Peru to love, draw/grow near to Him and share His love with others just as much as He desires that for us. Pray for unity in the body of Christ, just not as a LifePoint team but as a larger body with fellow believers in Peru. We are there to represent Christ and that there is “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all…” I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. – Ephesians 4:1-6
Monday – Drive back down the mountains toward Lima. Pray for safety and a sweet time of reflection for what the Lord has done.
To God be the glory!