Day 17 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa

Posted on: October 15, 2014 Written by
Day 17 | 30 Days of Prayer | Africa
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“I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.” (Luke 18:29-30)

Attendees:  Beth, Debbie, Leah and Gail

There is no doubt that loss, pain, worry (even guilt) accompanies leaving loved ones behind for the sake of following His call on one’s life.  Lord, Counselor, would you please give great discernment and wisdom of how best to care for aging parents long-distance.  We ask for peace, love, understanding and clear communication among siblings, along with provision for the various stages of transition as needs become more complicated. We ask for wisdom and provision (and timing) in “emergency” visits.  If their parents don’t know Jesus as their Savior, would you bring them into intimate relationship to You before they die. Lord, we ask that the women in this situation will have divine appointments with other women attending the retreat – ones that only You could orchestrate.

We pray the volunteers get over jet lag quickly and enjoy the “bonding” process as they prepare things for the ladies’ arrival.  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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