Day 18 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: June 24, 2013 Written by and
Day 18 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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Acts 2:42-43 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.

Today we will pray for Nancy and Gay, retreat attendees, and Elisabeth, a retreat volunteer.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We are thankful you know our comings and goings, our arrivals and departures, and have planned our days. You know when the women attendees will be arriving and where they are coming from. Please help the volunteers to welcome them well and help them to settle in and feel at home during their four days at the retreat.

Women will be coming to the retreat from varied backgrounds and places of service, as well as length of time they’ve been stateside and away from their work. Please help that first smile of greeting to ease any nervousness they might be feeling and help connect them with new friends. Please teach the volunteers how to be present and care for these precious women attendees and may they love them with your sweet love.

We look forward to seeing how you will use the teaching and fellowship, wonderful meals and special prayer times to encourage each of our hearts

In Jesus Name,

Amen

 

© 2013 Thrive.



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As a former missionary and current pastor's wife, Jill thrives when she is able to come alongside missionaries. Her ministry with PD Ministries and Thrive allows Jill to use her organizational and leadership skills as well as her flair for beauty to encourage missionary women. Jill loves to get away with her husband to mountain top retreats and to visit her far-away grandchildren. Her adventurous spirit has taken her para sailing, scuba diving, she has eaten strange foods like scorpions and crickets, and traversed the Amazon's Chanchamayo River. Her creativity shows itself in her pottery and her spirit is renewed by reading, keeping a quiet heart, and coming alongside others as a teacher, coach, mentor and friend. She says, " I get ecstatic watching God speak in specific situations and issues through His Word and resolve challenges in a way that makes it clear HE's at work! It is exciting to watch His Word literally come alive in the midst of very real concerns."

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Linda Swanson serves with Paraclete as a member care provider, retreat speaker and spiritual director. She comes alongside global workers to help them be effective in life and ministry. Via Skype, Linda provides spiritual direction for global workers. With her husband, Kevin, Linda served for 28 years with MAF, both overseas as a pilot/mechanic family and at headquarters in administration and member care. During eight of those years, she helped direct Fairhaven Ministries, a retreat center for clergy and global workers. Now, Linda lives in Englewood, New Jersey where her husband is a pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Their two children are married and they have two grandsons.

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