Day 24 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: June 30, 2013 Written by and
Day 24 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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Philippians 1:14-16 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

Please pray today for retreat attendees Amy and Tina.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Team dynamics can be tricky though we know you want us to live and work in love and unity. At the furlough retreat, there may be some who have ministry teams that are dysfunctional or lacking key members. You know what disagreements or broken relationships the retreat attendees may be struggling with. We ask for reconciliation where needed, for your godly wisdom to deal with divisions or differing perspectives, for harmony and peace if teams seem to resemble a war zone more than a ministry team. Please bring humility, compassion and true friendship and unity to each team represented at the furlough retreat. As the women enjoy the retreat, may you teach them how to live well with their teammates.

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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