Prayer is powerful! A verse I have pondered is James 4:2 “You do not have, because you do not ask God”. Isn’t that amaizing! There are situations and needs that could be turned around simply by prayer. As Christians we all believe that God asnswers prayer… but I believe that is is easy to drift into a state where we don’t realize that prayer can make a powerful impact for the kingdom. Prayer makes a difference!
Pictured below are children from Roseland Christian Ministry’s Strongtower Homeless Shelter. (www.roselandchristianministries.org) They are reciting Jerimiah 33:3 “Call unto me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things.” We do not have the resources or power to turn the lives and fortunes around for these wonderful families, but God does. Some asked for prayer, please pause and ask our sorverign God to work in their lives.
- Jasmine: Pray for hope & ability to maintain sanity.
- Ebony: Pray I get a house & I get things for my new baby due April 25, 2010.
- Lisa: Pray I get out of the shelter & get my own apartment.
- Amy: Pray for my health and strength.
- Twana: Pray I get in this housing program.
- Sherprina, Michelle, Amber: unspoken
- Claudine: pray for my husband and son.
- Evelyn: for my daughter to get better and for me to get housing and a job.
OTHER PRAYER REQUESTS:
We need snacks and crafts for our Tuesday night ministry at the Homeless Shelter. Please read our latest newsletter (two posts below) for more information.
Robin Quin has a wonderful ministry in Ford Heights. Dispite many obstycles she runs a after school safe house and also the “Hope Center”, as well as a home for the homeless in Chicago Heights. This past weekend, the Hope Center was broken into and their computers were stolen.
Urban Minister Sam Williams is a very dedicated servant of the Lord and he also serves on the Board of Directors of Christ Cares. He is in need of employment and also a refridgerator.
Two other close friends are in need of employment. Fred Edmond is a skilled and dilligent worker who came to the Lord about a year or two ago and has really grown in the Lord. Another colaborer is in the process of losing his home and needs employment.
On Sunday I (Scott Reese) read a great quote in the bulletin: “In the midst of the flurry of sermon preparation and ministry to people, the call sounds through my daily fog, that it is much more important what God has called me to be than what God has called me to do.” I really believe this and that ministry must flow from a heart passionate for God. Please pray that I (and our volunteers & my family) stay close to the Lord. Lives are not changed by good intentions, clever plans, or hard work, it is only through the power and blessings of Almighty God.
My daughter Lexi recently got married. Please pray for her and her husband David as they begin their new life together and that God wil work in their lives in powerful ways.
I’d also ask your prayers for CHRIST CARES, as we share the name change and that also God will touch hearts and provide for this ministry in a mighty way.
* PS – JUST IN…
I just heard from Robin Quin. She really liked the Bible Study books that were in the Thanksgiving “Boxes of Love”. She would like 28 copies of the book to teach children about Jesus in Ford Heights. Is there someone who would like to partner and buy these 28 books? What a wonderful eternal investment this would be… Matthew 6:19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, & where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”