Day 3 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa

Posted on: October 01, 2014 Written by
Day 3 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa
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You’re no longer wandering exiles.  This kingdom faith is now your home country.  You’re no longer strangers or outsiders.  You BELONG here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone.  God is building a home.  He’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. (Ephesians 2:19-21 The Message)

Attendees: Audrey, Shannon, Christi and Vanessa

As one of the attendees was asked, “Is there a particular challenge that keeps nagging at you that is hard to endure?” Her answer was : “Three words, culture, culture, culture.  I will NEVER fit in here.  I will NEVER totally understand the mindset.  That said, I know there are some that love me, some that accept me and want me here.  I want to be here too, but coming to grips with the fact that I will NEVER blend in is hard. Well, it’s a walk of faith, right?  Jesus really came to a foreign culture too.  So…why not me?” Lord, bless the women’s interactions with others who “get” this feeling of foreignness, a sense of being at “home,” while owning the fact of their heavenly citizenship.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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About the author

Debbie Suits grew up in Naples, Italy, and fell in love with the city and its people. She came close to returning to Italy, but ended up in Madrid, Spain, where she and her husband worked for 16 years. They returned to the States due to the special needs of one of their children. She now lives in Denver, CO, with her husband and three kids (ages 24, 22 and 18). Debbie is a bi-lingual nanny, companion to the elderly, and Color Consultant. She is the author of the 30 Days of Prayer and is a representative of Get Hope Global (micro-enterprise loans). Debbie has been a part of Thrive retreats for many years as a Color Consultant and shares a kindred spirit with fellow women who work abroad.

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