Monthly Archives: September 2009

9/15/2009 Prayer Request

We just received word tonight that Shantel Guzitas, one of our most faithful volunteers is having a sickle cell crisis. Please join us in prayer for her.

Shantel is a very dedicated teenage girl. On Tuesday nights she often volunteers to help out at the Homeless shelter along with me, Rich, Lori, Marcia, & Brian. On Wednesday evenings she has a Bible study for teenage girls and she is always willing to volunteer … 

Below she is pictured praying that our “Back to School” supply project would be blessed by God.

I will keep you posted through this blog.  Also feel free to drop her a card of encouragement –  send it to us & we’ll get it to her.

By the way, please come back and visit this blog soon – I have many pictures and videos of recent activities that I hope to post soon.

 

View the Taste of Reconciliation online

On July 26, 2009 was THE TASTE OF RECONCILIATION. It was a real blessing to see hundreds of Christians of different races and cultures worshiping the Lord together!

Eventually we will be posting photo albums and video clips of the event. In the mean time you may view the Taste of Reconciliation on Living Spings Community Church’s website: HERE.

Pictured below is Sarah Van Drunen one of many Christian musicians that blessed our hearts.

Christian artist Sarah Van Drunen

Christian artist Sarah Van Drunen

SUNDAY NIGHT SEPT. 6, 2009

If  anyone happens to check our blog tonight, I’d appreciate your prayers of protection tonight.  They’ve had the police helicopters circling our neighborhood tonight. Tonight was the Fireworks show in Chicago Heights – a few blocks from our house – we get a great view.  Anyway, we think we just heard gunfire.  My little girl is scared.

Anyway, Psalm 27 comes to mind:

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came [1] upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty [2] of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; [3] I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. 11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain [4] path, because of mine enemies. 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came  upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:
though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;  I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. 11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
I thank God for His promise of protection…
Thanks for your prayers,
Scott Reese