Day 19 | 30 Days of Prayer | Italy
__________________ DAY 19 – CROSS-CULTURAL KIDS__________________
My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.
Today I/we pray for attendees: Andrea, Aimee, Dina, and Cindy
Like believing moms everywhere, our attendees’ heart cry is that their children have an intimate, personal walk with the Lord. Raising kids on the field in some ways is no different than raising kids in the US and in numerous ways, quite unique. Second guessing one’s call when children struggle with identity, friends, and cultural adjustment is not uncommon. Lord I/we lift up women at the retreat who are experiencing tension and difficult decisions concerning their children. Raising teens carries its own challenges, in addition to living overseas, the complications can be many. May these ladies sense your wisdom, peace, and grace as they journey through the various family challenges.
May Christina (retreat coordinator) find favor in the hotel staff’s eyes as she prepares for the volunteers’ and then the attendees’ arrival.
Mongolia can be found wedged between Russia and China. This country of approximately 3 million people has seen rapid growth among the Christian community. There is believed to have been only 4 believers in 1989 and today there are over 40,000. Lord, I/we pray that growth would continue, but with a Mongolian flavor, biblically centered, but with cultural relevance. There has been a resurgence of traditional religions that can dilute the Christian message among new or immature believers and churches. I/we pray for solid teaching of God’s word and equipping of sound church leaders.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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.View all articles by: Debbie Suits
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