Day 27 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough

Posted on: July 03, 2013 Written by and
Day 27 | 30 Days of Prayer | Colorado Furlough
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Philemon 1:21-22 – Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask. And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers.

We pray today for retreat attendees Beverly and Lindsey.


Dear Heavenly Father,

The Furlough Retreat Volunteers have come from all over North America to care for women who serve you around the world. For months, they have prayed for this retreat and the attendees. Their greatest desire is to bring you honor and glory by loving, pampering, listening to and carefully holding the attendees’ stories in their hearts and prayers. Please strengthen the volunteer team in their service to you and the attendees, please encourage their hearts when they can’t see what you are doing or how you are using them, and, please keep Yourself the focus of their ministry. Please keep them healthy and strong, please give them good nights’ sleep, please keep their relationships with team members and those they serve healthy and pleasing to you. Please help their communication to be without gossip and full of loving words and encouragement. Please use their hands and feet to be the tools to bring your love to the attendees.

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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