Women In The Word with guest speaker Andrea Bomstad. 03-19-2015
Bible translating is a family affair for Steve and Mindy Clover and their three teenagers: Karah, David and Jonathan. The Clover family is headed to Papua New Guinea to translate the Bible for a group of people who have no Scripture in their own language. Read more about the Clovers journey to Papua New Guinea on their blog. http://clovermission.blogspot.com/
Just to get a glimpse of what it means to receive God’s Word for the first time, take 5 minutes and watch this amazing and emotional video.
Pray for whom you will invite to this year’s Easter services.
Pray for God to greatly bless our Easter service so that His Word may be proclaimed to many.
Pray that the invitations would land in the hands of people who need it the most.
Pray that God would bring many unbelievers to our Easter services and that the Holy Spirit would prepare them to hear the Gospel.
Pray for the unbelievers who hear the Good News to receive the free gift of salvation.
Pray for those who are saved but may not be walking with the Lord, that they would be convicted by the message and turn back to Jesus.
Pray for God to protect Pastor Ted from the attacks of the Enemy as he prepares to deliver the Easter message.
Pray for God’s favor for both our staff and volunteers as they work long hours this month preparing for our Easter services.
Pray for our worship team to be filled with the Holy Spirit as they prepare the songs to lead worship at our Good Friday and Easter Sunday services.
Pray for our Tech Team as they prepare all of the equipment, designs, and volunteers that are needed for our Easter weekend.
Pray for our Decision Follow-up team that will be guiding new believers and helping them connect here at Reliance Church.
Pray for the health and safety of everyone involved in the Easter services.
Pray that our community would be receptive to hearing the gospel and respond to the call God has placed on each and every one of their lives.
Pray for our security team as they work overtime Easter weekend to ensure the safety of all of our people and equipment.
Pray that God would use our Spanish church and Pastor Ricardo in a unique and powerful way to minister to the Latino community.
Pray that God would continue to bless the relationship between Linfield Christian School and Reliance Church, and that He would continue knit our hearts together.
Pray that new visitors would feel welcome at our church and that they would be blessed by our church’s heart to serve.
Pray for families with young children who will be attending our service, that they would have an easy and fun time celebrating with us.
Pray for good weather, so we can gather the entire church together at one outdoor service.
Pray for the choir, that their preparations would go smoothly and that the songs they sing would minister to those who attend the service.
Pray for God’s favor with the Linfield neighbors.
Pray against spiritual warfare; the Enemy loves to attack when we’re at our busiest.
Pray that God would strengthen marriages as we take on this extra workload.
Pray that God would give wisdom to our leaders as they will be making the final decision this week on whether to move the event in doors.
Pray for the worship to have a tremendous impact on all who hear.
Pray that God would use the message in a powerful way to bring unbelievers to a saving faith in Him.
Pray for our Children’s Ministry team who will be praying with the children that come forward.
Pray for our RSM team who will be praying with the teens that come forward.
Pray for visitors to get plugged in so that they can grow in their walk with the Lord.
Pray for God to use us all in a powerful way that would cause a transformation in our community.
“What If It’s True?” Easter 2015
David has been a missionary in Italy over 7 years and now his new bride Denae has joined him. Together they have gifts in teaching, evangelism, music and discipleship. Pray God will multiply them as they are a light for Jesus in this mountain town of Ferrara, Italy. Follow them at David and Denae website also David’s Instagram and Denae’s Instagram.
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR GOD’S WORK IN FERRARA, ITALY:
Pray for us leaders – wisdom and consistency in leadership meetings, church organization, and prayer with one another. And above all that we would have spiritual unity and growth in our team relationships.
Pray that the Lord would raise up people in the church to have a heart to serve in kids ministry, projection etc. Denae is now meeting every Sunday morning with 10-year old Violyn. Pray for wisdom and that Violyn would become fully and passionately committed to Christ. She is already reading her Bible at school and explaining it to her classmates!
The Lord has been bringing various people to us from a nearby US military base. Pray for wisdom and grace – how to minister to them, how to conduct services in both English & Italian and that there would be no division/cliques.
We have been so encouraged by some of these new relationships. Namely, one sister that is passionate about the Lord has brought some real refreshment and encouragement to us. Praise God!
That the Lord would bless our relationship with Marco and Laura. Dave is no longer teaching Laura English but Denae is taking an exercise class she teaches. Pray the Lord would open more doors to develop relationships with locals.
pray that spiritual maturity, love, peace, unity and harmony would abound and that our marriage would be used to draw others to Christ. PRAISE-A LOT of good growth and fruit has been borne suddenly in the last few weeks. Thank you for your prayers!
Denae has begun to write Scripture songs in Italian. Pray for inspiration, motivation, creativity, collaboration. There is very little being birthed or created and very little use of these mediums in the Italian language. Pray this would draw many Italians to Christ and inspire other Jesus loving Italians to be creative for Christ.
David says: Thank you for your faithfulness there at the church and your love towards us. We are so blessed by your prayers, support and keeping in touch.
And from Denae: thank you to everyone who is praying for us…I am ineffably blessed by you. Lord bless and encourage each one of you.