Day 13 | 30 Days of Prayer | Thailand

Posted on: February 06, 2015 Written by
Day 13 | 30 Days of Prayer | Thailand
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Attendees: Deedra and Jocelyn

May the Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in very good deed and word [in your language!] (2 Thess. 2:16-17).

Language and culture learning may be some of the most draining things about beginning a new life on the field, yet they are also the very things that bring a worker to a place of contentment and effectiveness. Father God, we ask that You give them courage, perseverance, and energy for this process. We know that often times such abrupt changes in life and place bring on many illnesses. Please comfort and provide them with grace and good health care (along with learning and remembering the new medical vocabulary necessary!) as their bodies adjust to their new surroundings. May they retain (or develop) a sense of humor through it all, and if married, protect them from taking out their frustrations on one another. During the retreat, may they each thoroughly enjoy the interaction with other women, in English, who are in or have been in their similar struggles.


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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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