We want to KEEP asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give these ladies the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that they may KNOW (deeper connection between “head” and “heart”) Him better. We pray also that the eyes of their hearts may be enlightened in order that they may know the HOPE to which he has called them, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great POWER for them who believe (Ephesians 1:17-19).
Many of the attendees home school their children. Juggling multiple ages, various learning styles, and some learning disabilities, while having the cultural need to be hospitable and available, is a daunting task. BALANCE between family and ministry roles is a continual area of tension. Father, grant them an abundance of grace, humor, wisdom, perseverance, and strength. We pray that the kids are instilled with a love of learning, that will carry over the gaps that may occur in the curriculum being completed.
Attending national schools can carry its own set of challenges. Different philosophies of education, corporal punishment, or a shame-based approach to motivating kids are some areas that may be experienced. Learning the language and culture at various ages and developing friendships is also a challenge. All these things can add up to huge hits on an already uprooted identity for these cross-cultural kids. Holy Spirit, please comfort and ground everyone in Your love and truth – including the parents. In Jesus’ name, Amen.