Day 29 | 30 Days of Prayer | Peru

Posted on: May 01, 2015 Written by
Day 29 | 30 Days of Prayer | Peru
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Lord Jesus, may these women’s work be produced because of faith, their labor be prompted by love and their endurance be inspired by hope in their Lord Jesus Christ (I Thessalonians 1:3).

Being “called”, raising funds, moving to the foreign country, and language school can take a couple of years – expectations, hopes, and passions run high. Oftentimes, once past the “honeymoon” stage, reality can look/feel distinctly different than one dreamed it would. It takes a humble, moldable, flexible spirit to allow God to redefine ministry. Lord we pray You soothe surprised/shocked hearts, broken dreams/expectations and help them embrace what may seem like mundane reality. Help them come honestly to You with their anger, resentment, puzzlement, and confusion. In the midst of it all, remind them of their specialness, uniqueness, and purpose in knowing You more than what they can or can’t DO for You.

Lord, be with the volunteers the next couple of days as they begin to process all that they have heard, seen and engaged their hearts with. Help them rest (a bit) and enjoy exploring the area. 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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