Day 23 | 30 Days of Prayer | Peru

Posted on: April 25, 2015 Written by
Day 23 | 30 Days of Prayer | Peru
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Attendees: Renee, Shelly, Brooke, and Heather

Father God, we ask that You will strengthen these ladies with power by your Spirit in their inner beings, so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. We pray that together they will experience the breath, test it’s length, plumb the depths, and rise to the heights of Your love. We invite You to do more than what we could ever imagine in answering this prayer for them (Ephesians 3:15-20).

The cross-cultural community can begin to feel small. Team members represent various nationalities, backgrounds, giftedness, and a variety of ministry focuses. These differences can foster comparison, competition, and perceived differing values. How fast does each team member learn the language? How fast does another see conversions? How do the children in each family adapt to national schools/churches? How do team members choose to furnish their homes (or how big are they)? Other differences include having limited or (more) abundant funds, being single or married, having no kids and having kids, being adventurous and needing to be “hand held” during an orientation period, yielding little or a great amount of visible fruit for the sacrifice and effort of living overseas. All of these things equate to ample opportunity for Satan to cause disunity, discontent, and hurt. Many times this feels like an emotional quagmire. We pray for confession of wrongs, healing of hurts, and rebuilding of trust to unify teams and clearly reflect Jesus. 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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