I am CONFIDENT that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. And this is our prayer: that their love would abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight so that they may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes from Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God (Phil 1:9-11).

We pray this for Nadia, Laurie and Robin. Many missionary kids accept Christ at a young age. As mothers navigating the tumultuous teenage years, may this prayer bring them hope and a sense of calm. While they meet others with kids the same age, encourage them that they are not alone, and that rebellion isn’t necessarily a result of parenting. Protect these young adults as some are living in overtly dangerous cities. Our cry is for each family to live authentic, Christ following lives. El Salvador, the smallest and most densely populated country in the Americas, has suffered through decades of corrupt rule and more recently a 17 year civil war marked by death squads and which came to an end in 1992. During that time the evangelical churches grew where now El Salvador boasts some of the largest evangelical churches in Latin America. We pray for the churches and workers involved with reaching out to the multitude of young people who are joining or influenced by the powerful maras (gangs). Innovation is a rare commodity but desperately needed to reach out to El Salvador’s teens and young adults. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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