Oct/Nov 2019 Prayers & Praises

Please read below for updates on previous prayer requests, new prayer requests, and praises for what God has done.

Prayers and praises so often go hand in hand that it can be hard to follow when they are split between different sections so we have combined them by topic. Where combined the prayers will be in black and the praises will be in red.

Introduction

It continues to be a very busy, challenging and yet fulfilling time in ministry. We are so thankful for our ministry partners who continue to be faithful in supporting us and the growing ministry the Lord has given us. Thank you for praying and rejoicing with us in the following:

Please pray for Jean and me as we continue our travels in the U.S. sharing all that God has been doing in our ministry in the last year. We’ve been to TX and GA already, we’ll be in KY, IL & IN through Thanksgiving and then we’ll return to GA for the month of December. We praise God for all of the opportunities He has given us to share about what He is doing with our partner churches and friends in TX, GA & KY so far. We are so grateful to have so many strong supporters and encouragers and for how you all take such good care of us while we are with you.

Please continue to pray for our new organizations that have been formed to allow us to pursue the new ministry opportunities the Lord has brought to us. Family Health & Development Foundation Honduras (FHD Honduras for short) is the Honduras non-profit organization; FHD Missions, Inc. is the complementary U.S. non-profit organization that will serve to support and guide the activities of FHD Honduras. We have not yet received word about our 501c3 tax exempt status so please continue to pray for favor in this matter. We praise God for His favor and wisdom in the creation of these new organizations. We ask for prayer for Jean and me and for the boards of both organizations as we work to establish and fund the projects that are being developed.

Praise God that our new website is live!! fhdhonduras.org

Please continue to pray for the nation of Honduras. Protesting had subsided for a few months but is expected to resume today (October 21st). Please pray for the protests to be peaceful and yet allow for the people’s voice to be heard on important issues in the country.

Praise God for the successful completion of our first 6 months of operations at La Casa de Rubén! It hasn’t been without its challenges but God has been faithful and lives are being impacted.

We need to ask you to continue to pray for La Casa de Rubén. La Casa de Rubén is the place for Rubén and others like him, to stay near to the physical therapy center in the city of Gracias in order to receive physical therapy. The needs are great for this project so please pray for wisdom and funding. Please prayerfully consider how you could be a part of this project with us. There are many ways to partner with us. We praise God for the partners He has brought us and for the donations that we have received to help with construction of two extra bedrooms and a bathroom and to help us buy supplies needed to open and operate La Casa de Rubén. The project is not fully funded but we are trusting God to provide.

Please pray for wisdom regarding a very important decision regarding the future location of La Casa de Rubén, and please pray for construction funds so we can finish the two additional bedrooms and bathroom so more people can come to stay and receive treatment. We have yet to receive additional construction funds but donations for the beds were received to allow us to begin rotating some new guest patients into the house beginning in January! We were also able to negotiate a fair price for the house and land we have been renting. Please pray for the funds to arrive so we can close the deal and make this the permanent location for La Casa de Rubén.

Please pray for the Lord to help us find new strategic partnerships in the U.S. to support La Casa de Rubén and our other FHD ministry projects.

Please pray for the Lord to bring us the financial support needed to fund the regular monthly operations of La Casa de Rubén for the rest of the year and on into 2020.

Short term mission teams continue to be an important part of our ministry to reach people for Christ and to serve and bless them in other ways as well. Please pray as we are in the process of scheduling short term mission teams to come in 2020. Praise God that we have a team scheduled to come in each of the first 4 months of 2020 and at least one scheduled for June already!

Please pray for a strategic meeting that will be taking place at the end of this month regarding the potential launch of an exciting and much needed new family ministry. The meeting went very well and progress is being made towards launching this new ministry next year. Please continue to pray for this.

Please pray for Pastor Emilio, his family, and Ministerio Torre Fuerte here in La Campa. Please pray for peace, protection, wisdom, and continued spiritual growth and impact in the churches and communities represented by this ministry.

Please pray for Pastor Jorge, his family, and his ministry in Caiquin, Coalaca and Mataras de Caiquin. Please pray for peace, protection, wisdom, and continued spiritual growth and impact in the churches and communities represented by this ministry.

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