Day 19 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: June 25, 2013 Written by and
Day 19 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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Acts 4:23-24 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.

Please pray today for retreat attendees, Elaine and Susan, and retreat volunteer, Cynthia.

Dear Heavenly Father,

During the retreat, the attendees will have the opportunity to meet six times with a small group made up of about 5-7 missionaries and 2 volunteers. A few of those visits will be over meals, but most of the time, the groups will meet after a time of worship and teaching. The groups will be made up of married and single women from all different back grounds and areas of service. They will have a chance to get to know one another as they share their life stories with each other and process the messages they are hearing. Please help each one to feel safe, honored and respected as they share. Please teach them how to care and pray for each other. Please help them to fall deeper in love with You as they share this time with each other.

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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