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Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

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If you have a prayer request you would like to add to our list
please click on the link below and add your request to
our prayer request page.
We have some powerful prayer warriors
and there are always some that fast and pray for the lists,
so you can be assured that the Holy Spirit
moves on the requests made here.
To see the results of these prayers
see our "Praise Report" page.
God is gracious and mighty,
He is also tender and merciful.
All praise goes to the Lord for all the prayers
that are answered and we are truly thankful.
Amen.
 

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PRAYER WARRIORS NEEDED!

If you would like to join us in fasting and praying for the prayer list we have called Tuesdays and Thursdays as our fast days for our list.

You may not want to fast for both of the days, but anything you want to give, even one meal will be acceptable to the Lord, and much appreciated by us and those we are praying for.

To join us, simply read the prayer requests below, or even print them off, then take them before the Lord in your prayer time.

If you want to be blessed....bless others.

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08/25/06
World Prayer Team
Iran - There is a great deal of turmoil in this country, most of which is causing international tension. Please pray for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the international frustration surrounding Iran's nuclear program, against further funding of terrorists, and for the university students.

Zimbabwe has been greatly plagued by AIDS and little has been done to impede the spread of this pandemic. Both of its southwest neighbors, Botswana and South Africa, have set up some type of border patrol to control immigrant Zimbabweans looking for work and/or to escape political persecution. This country is in desperate need of a strong government that holds conviction for the Zimbabwean people and their needs.

Zimbabwe's government and its leaders need prayer for guidance and wisdom. The Christian church in Zimbabwe is in need of prayer for more leaders and pastors, and for prayer in combating AIDS. Please also pray for the Zimbabwe youth and for their future as they will have to address some of the problems that are facing their country. Missionaries to Zimbabwe also need to be lifted up in prayer.

08/24/06
Shreveport, La.

I received a phone call from my sister in IL. tonight and she asked me to please add a friend of her's to our prayer chain.  His name is Bob C. 

Bob has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and has been a heavy smoker for some time. 

She says he will be starting treatment soon for the cancer and he has thrown the cigarettes away. 

I asked her if she knew whether he is a Christian or not and she said she's sure he is. 

I promised that we would lift him and his family up in prayer that they may have the strength to endure the coming days, and that Bob be healed in the name of Jesus of any sign of cancer or any other disease.  Thank you for praying for this man and his family.

Because of Jesus' Love, 

Linda

08/23/06
Shreveport, La.
I received an email from a young man today.  He was requesting prayer for the following:
I am forwarding the prayer request to you all in it's entirety.  Please pray.
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS IS A BLAST OF THE SHOFAR......A CLARION CALL


From: Kevin Alexander

I felt compelled to write to you, sharing something that has been brewing inside of me for these last few weeks...  It's a prayer request...  For the people of Iran...  For the people of America...  For our world leaders to have wisdom, and not blow each other up...
 
I have been sensing something inside of me recently...  Something telling me that this Iranian conflict is going to get worse, not better...  And the tragic thing is that this country is virtually oblivious to what is going on...  We watch our movies (myself included) unconcerned about the reality of the world around us...  That there are people who literally hate us and want to see the West destroyed...
 
Now the typical conservative position seems to be to spread hatred and fear...  This country is bound by hatred and fear, and not just towards other countries...  Our nation is falling apart at the hands of politicians who are divided...  "A house divided" does what?  Falls...
 
How tragic if our nation should fall at the hands of politicians looking out for self interests...  Watch the news...  Any discussion of terrorism, or Iran, or 9/11...  People are spinning it to convey whatever message they want to convey...  For some, it's isolation...  For others, worldwide domination through the ideal of political freedom...

Why is the Church silent?  Why are we not spreading the greater truth that the gospel is the only bringer of peace?  World peace begins with peace in an individuals heart, and Christians in America are oblivious to the need of spreading the gospel across the globe...  More concerned with entertainment or the economy, we so easily forget that what is happening in Iran, or in Afghanistan, or Iraq, does concern us, and it affects more than just our political freedom.
 
Much of the Church in America has bought into the lie that the greatest yearning of the human heart is to be politically free.  Rush says it all the time.  What I'm about to say is a bit harsh, but I believe it to be true...  It's a lie from the pit of hell.  The greatest yearning of the human heart is to be spiritually free from the pit of hell.  The kindom of darkness will do anything to distract humans from the kingdom of light, and the greatest tactic in America has been to focus our eyes on the temporal human government, and our foolish belief that American Democracy is the highest ideal.
 
We've become polarized and blinded as a nation, and we don't see that we are dying from within.  This conflict with Iran, which I believe will get much worse, could just be the final blow...
 
I wrote this to you because I sense a great need to pray for our country, for the people of Iran, for our world leaders...  We have to wake up as a people spiritually or I think we will lose everything...
 
"If my people who are called by my name would humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I would hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land."
 
It begins with us.  The Church.  Scott spoke of Alpha prayers a couple of weeks ago, the kind of prayer that gets birthed inside of you and you just can't think of anything else...  I've been struggling and seeking this morning, and everything strangely comes back to this...  Our nation is in desperate need, a need that is the only solution to the current conflict...  Spiritual renewal and revival in this land...  And at the same time renewal and revival among Iranian Christians, and a massive spreading of the gospel in Iran and the rest of the Middle East.
 
The world's only solution for any problem throughout history is war.  Sometimes it is unavoidable.  Perhaps this is one of those scenarios.  But some would have us believe that God picks a side...  God's side is all of humanity, evidenced in the picture of countless multitudes of peoples from every nation, tribe, and tongue...
 
Be in prayer, as I am, for this situation...  I sense in my Spirit that it's going to escalate to the forefront of everyone's minds...  But sadly, if it doesn't, it will show the true apathy of our nation, which is what I greatly fear...
Something is going to happen soon...
Teresa
 
Good morning,
 
Many of us have been praying for Joy R. and I want to say thanks for your faithfulness!
 
I want to share something with you as I believe it is the Word's way of doing things.
 
Last Thursday I had intended to go to Joy's house to anoint her and pray for her and I sensed the Spirit of the Lord telling me to wait that I needed to have someone with me as Jesus sent the disciples out in twos.  So Cindy R. and I talked and we went over there Saturday morning.  We talked about the patterns of God and about being obedient to the instructions of Jesus. 
 
When we went over there I told Joy that I knew that she knew the Lord but the Word said to preach the Gospel, lay hands on the sick and they would recover. 
 
So, I read a Psalm to her which was Good News to the sick & bound up.  And we anointed her with oil and started to pray.  And then the Lord moved upon Cindy  to speak something to Joy that would release God's healing power.  And we prayed...we prayed for complete restoration, that the cyst would be dissolved and that this would be like it never was. Cindy gave her instruction to speak only the Word of God and not to let anyone speak anything negative over her that she was to walk in the healing of the Lord.   She is doing it!!
 
When we went to Joy's, her feet were turning colors, black and blue on the bottom and yellow on top, she was in a very bad way and the doctor was planning to do surgery again next week but he wanted to wait til she was stronger. 
Cindy just called and told me that she had to share that Joy, who was sick in the bed last week, was on her way to pick her up.!!!  YES SHE IS DRIVING AND PICKING CINDY UP!!! 
She went to the doctor yesterday and every test they ran was normal.  She isn't even anemic and she has been bleeding.  The cyst is dissolving and she is healed.  She is speaking Truth and being obedient and God is doing what He said He would do!!
 
The Word says we are to share our testimony.  Though this is Joy's healing, it is all of our testimony.  You see obedience was the order of the day.  Obeying the Word of God, praying the Word of God, being sensitive to the Holy Spirit and speaking what He would have said.  Believing and trusting Him and receiving what He said was already ours. 
 
Obedience to make sure that the testimony is given and that God would receive glory for HE IS WORTHY AND HIS WORD IS TRUE!!!
 
Thank you, JESUS!!!
 
Teresa
 
Prayers for August 22, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for INDIA
INDIA (VOM Canada)
On the night of August 5th, more than 50 Hindu militants stormed the House of Hope orphanage in Dantewara, Chhattisgarh state, in an attempt to forcibly close it. According to sources, the mob was armed with clubs and bamboo sticks. They beat the director, Suresh (35), and threatened to kill him if he continues with the orphanage. They also questioned and threatened several of the children. Suresh is presently in treatment for his injuries. Efforts to lodge a police complaint have failed.

(Compass Direct)
Hindu extremists have threatened four Christian women accused of "forced" conversion in Tamil Nadu state, while two priests of a Catholic high school in neighboring Karnataka state have been attacked. August 5th police led a team of four women from the Good Shepherd Community Church in Erode district of Tamil Nadu to reach a compromise agreement with the person who had accused them of forced conversion. The women had shown a Christian film to about 150 people without incident. Under the agreement, the women are not to preach Christ to anyone who objects or expresses unwillingness to listen. Earlier, in Hebbagodi, near Bangalore, Father Soby Thomas, vice-principal of St. Francis de Sales High School, and school administrator Father Vinod Kanat, were attacked with cricket bats by a group of about 20 people outside the hostel for poor students at Kammasandra.

(Compass Direct)
August 14th, when Vinod Karsal, pastor at the Assembly of God Church in Jabalpur, visited another pastor to pray for him, a mob of 45 to 50 people gathered outside the house, and began shouting anti-Christian chants and broke in. Unable to find the Bible the pastors had hidden, the Hindu extremists planted gospel tracts in the glove compartment of Karsal's scooter and police soon arrived to arrest him for "forcible conversion." Police held him until 11:30 p.m., until raging crowds outside the station baying for the pastor had dispersed.

Ask our Father to defend all these faithful believers who want to please Him. Pray the perpetrators of these crimes will know Christ's love, forgiveness and blessing through the lives of the Christians. Pray God will heal all injured in mind and body, blessing them through their suffering with His strength.

Pray for IRAQ
IRAQ (Compass Direct)
On August 17th, Iraqi church leaders issued appeals today for the release of a Chaldean Catholic priest kidnapped the day before in Southeast Baghdad. Chaldean Archbishop of Kirkuk Louis Sako said Father Saad Sirop of St. Jacob parish in Baghdad's Doura district was on his way home from celebrating mass at St. Jacob church at about 6:30 a.m. when his car was stopped by three armed men with masks who forced him into their car. "I think there are two reasons these kidnappings are taking place," Sako told Compass. "The first reason is money. But the second reason is they want to push Christians out of Iraq." Sirop is the second Chaldean Catholic priest to be kidnapped in Baghdad this month. According to Sako, Father Raad Kashan of Baghdad's Battawin district was abducted two weeks before by a group seeking ransom almost two weeks ago. The priest managed to escape after three days in captivity by promising to return to his captors with funds for his release.

Pray Jesus will make Himself known to these priests with a comforting sense of His loving presence. Pray they will be the light of Christ to those around them. Pray God will move in power in Iraq, bringing the message of salvation to many nominal Muslims who live in superstitious fear of Allah.

Pray for KYRGYZSTAN
KYRGYZSTAN (VOM Canada)
July 28th, a church planter and his son were surrounded by a large mob opposed to their ministry in the predominantly Muslim community in Kara Kuldza, Kyrgyzstan. The church planter suffered broken fingers and severe head injuries. Both his home and the building where the church meets were ransacked and all the Christian literature was taken out and burned in the street. The national director for the Bible League in Kyrgyzstan reports that such incidents are not uncommon. Mobs have frequently disrupted worship services and threatened to burn down their homes if the religious activities do not stop. In several locations, the wives of the church planters have been raped when they would not flee.

Pray this church planter will fully recover from his wounds. Ask God to protect him and his family from further attacks. Pray the Holy Spirit will bring many people in Kyrgyzstan to a precious relationship with Jesus.
 
08/21/06
Shreveport, La.
I received this prayer request on Sunday. Have no other news at this time.
Please continue to lift my Uncle up in your prayers as the Lord leads.

Deborah

Hi!
Ron is back in the hospital. He was having severe chest pain about 3a.m. this morn so I loaded him up and we went to the hospital about 5 minutes from our house.
I called and told them we were coming so they were ready for us. He will spend the night and then give him a chemical stress test in morn.
Later tomorrow they will do an upper GI or a scope down his throat to see if they can figure out what is causing the pain. They said he is enemic. But we can't do much for that. I'll let you know more later.

Phyllis and Ron
 
Shreveport, La.
I am just going to type this as the request was given to me.
 
My friend Marilynn's grand daughter, Leesa, had her 3 year old daughter, Miranda, kidnapped by her father who is dangerously abusive. So please pray for them.
 
I am becoming more and more aggravated with the injustices that I see played out in children's lives.  We are to protect these kids and yet in the natural our hands are tied.  But, oh, What a Wonderful God we serve, because when we lift these hurting children to Him, I know that He makes Himself known to them.  But we need to really seek God for them.  Please pray that everything done in darkness would come to light.  Pray for Miranda to be restored to her mother and that she would not be permenantly scarred by this event in her life. 
 
Pray for her parents to come to know the LORD and His love as a Father.  To know Jesus who gave His life that we could have life.  A changed life, a transformed life.
 
God Bless,
Teresa
 
08/20/06
Shreveport, La.
Thanks again for your prayers.  Troy went to church.
He had a severe attack with chest pains and they came back and prayed for him and he left smiling.
 
Praise God for answer to prayer.
Martha
 
08/19/06
Haughton, La.
To Whom It May Concern:
 
My name is Tina and I am a very sick person. I was diagnosed with phscaphrinia, Bi-Polar Mixed and Personality Disorder along with asthma, HPP ( Hypokalima Periodacal Paralisis ) and Diabetes.
I have had several appointments with LSU Medical Center.
There is not enough parking so I have to walk at lease two blocks to any of the facilities to see a doctor and because of the HPP I can not walk that far or I will be partialy or compleatly parilized that day or the next and my blood sugar will rise way above normal causing me to get sick.
 
Yesterday ( 08/18/2006 ) I had a appointment set to see the doctor, when I arrived they told me that I did not have a appointment. One of the ladies at the desk remembered the problem that caused me to miss one of my appointments so it had to be reschedualed, but still denied that it was scheduled for yesterday. They went and got the supervisor and she tried to get me in to the PCC clinic which means I would have to be there all day until the clinic closed and would probaly still not be seen.
Mind you, I would have to walk from one bulding to anouther up the road to go to the Administration Office to talk to some one there about the unfair treatment. By this time I am getting angry.
It is getting very hard for me to walk at this time.
When I get to the Administration Office they are telling me that they will offer me the PCC Clinic instead of trying to figure out why my appointment was not in the computer. They would not listen to me because I was angry by now and yelling at them. In the process of all this I am parilizing ( my legs ). Now I am getting confused about everything by this point, I leave and walk back to my car which caused more paralizing and heat problems. I get to my car and I am crying so hard, I can't get my breath that I start coughing and getting sick to my stomach. I called my boyfriend ( who is disabled ) to come and help me seeing how he had a calmer mind right at the moment. When he got there and tried to talk to the Addministration they told him to shut up and listen to them, they did not want to hear anything he or I had to say. So I got more angry, now you must take in to consideration that I ask for them to call a pshychiatrist several times and all she would tell me is that they did not have one on that floor, when all she had to do was pick the phone up and call one because my anger was bulding past the point of no return. I also informed them of my menal state and that I get real excited when people do not listen to what I have to say and she ignored the warning. All can remember of her name was JOY. She then proceeded to call security becaused I yelled at her and the staff for not taking care of the problem. So I was asked to leave which is what I did. The problem is still not taken care of.  Today ( 08/19/2006 ) I am unable to walk and have no insureance to go see a good doctor.
 
So from my point of view I will die before this problem is resolved. I can't get disability for my medical problems because they say it will not last 12 months and that I can work with these disabilities.
 
All I am asking for is for someone to help me.
 
My father has helped me with my meds for several years but it is not his responsability. The state needs to do something about this problem before I take it to the Shreveport Times and All of the Television Stations.
 
I can not afford a Lawyer to handle this case for me but I am willing to bet that by the time I send this to everyone I know and then some I will be able to fight everyone involved.
 
I am also sending this across the internet so that everyone will see how our goverment is not taking care of the people for which they where hired to do so.
 
To everyone that I send this to PEASE SEND THIS ON TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE YOU CAN MAYBE SOME ONE WILL LISTEN AND HELP !!!!!!!!!

Tina
 
Shreveport, La.
For all who called and prayed for me since I fell and damaged my left foot, Thank You for caring... It is some better - still black and blue and swollen... Knee is blue as well; however, much better.
I will be at church on Sunday with or without a shoe (smile) ! ! !
 
Shreveport, La.
Thanks for praying.
 
Troy has had 2 bad weeks - coughing sneezing and congestion.  I call the doctor yesterday and got some medicine for him.
 
He was not able to go to church last Sunday but I am hoping we will be able to come tomorrow.
 
I hope you will be able to come also.
 
Martha
 
Keithville, La.
Pray that God will get me a better work schedule, so I can go to church on Sunday & Wednesday nights. I need you to pray for me when you say your prayers. I have been hurting in my right hip all the way down to my right foot. so painful I went to the doctor with the problem last Tuesday. The doctor says it has nothing to do with my diabetes. I injured it somehow when we moved in the trailer. So the doctor gave me some muscle relaxer pills and so far no help. He told me last Tuesday that if the muscle relaxer pills don't help then he said for me to give him a call this next Monday then he will scheduled me to see an orthopedic doctor. Right leg has stayed swollen this whole time. Foot very painful. Anyway I believe that the Lord will heal my leg. But still need your prayers.  
Pam 
 
08/18/06
Shreveport, La.
I am taking the Meclizine and Aleve plus trying to keep the foot above my heart when reclining in bed... it is hard... very hard to rest or sleep with your foot in the air when you are a side sleeper.  Very hard to read and study in this position, also.

There is still pain from the swelling that came on Thursday...had little or no pain on Wed as I know the Lord touched me.

When I got up Thursday, it was so swollen that my toes were funny looking and as the lab tech said, very colorful.  Red, black and blue...

The swelling has not gone down and I cannot put a hours slipper on left foot.

Have on a slipper today but only half way... will go back to rest and study.

It is not easy studying in a reclining position - believe me...

I am at the computer a lot but not this week.... it had a break on Wed & Thurs and will get another day of rest today.... going back to prop this foot up.

Shirley

Shreveport, La.

Please be in prayer for Tanya W. - she has ovarian cyst and is believing for a complete healing and annhialation of the cyst.   Yes and Amen!  For our God is the God who heals us!!
 
Please continue to pray for Bryant's dad Eddie W.  He will be going to get a scan on Tuesday. He is having the chemo and is doing so much better.  Thank you for your prayers and Thank God that He is alive and well and still touching lives!!
 
Shalom!
Teresa
 
Haughton, La.
To Whom It May Concern:
 
My name is Tina and I am a very sick person. I was diagnosed with phscaphrinia, Bi-Polar Mixed and Personality Disorder along with asthma, HPP ( Hypokalima Periodacal Paralisis ) and Diabetes.
I have had several appointments with LSU Medical Center.
There is not enough parking so I have to walk at lease two blocks to any of the facilities to see a doctor and because of the HPP I can not walk that far or I will be partialy or compleatly parilized that day or the next and my blood sugar will rise way above normal causing me to get sick.
 
Yesterday ( 08/18/2006 ) I had a appointment set to see the doctor, when I arrived they told me that I did not have a appointment. One of the ladies at the desk remembered the problem that caused me to miss one of my appointments so it had to be reschedualed, but still denied that it was scheduled for yesterday. They went and got the supervisor and she tried to get me in to the PCC clinic which means I would have to be there all day until the clinic closed and would probaly still not be seen.
Mind you, I would have to walk from one bulding to anouther up the road to go to the Administration Office to talk to some one there about the unfair treatment. By this time I am getting angry.
It is getting very hard for me to walk at this time.
When I get to the Administration Office they are telling me that they will offer me the PCC Clinic instead of trying to figure out why my appointment was not in the computer. They would not listen to me because I was angry by now and yelling at them. In the process of all this I am parilizing ( my legs ). Now I am getting confused about everything by this point, I leave and walk back to my car which caused more paralizing and heat problems. I get to my car and I am crying so hard, I can't get my breath that I start coughing and getting sick to my stomach. I called my boyfriend ( who is disabled ) to come and help me seeing how he had a calmer mind right at the moment. When he got there and tried to talk to the Addministration they told him to shut up and listen to them, they did not want to hear anything he or I had to say. So I got more angry, now you must take in to consideration that I ask for them to call a pshychiatrist several times and all she would tell me is that they did not have one on that floor, when all she had to do was pick the phone up and call one because my anger was bulding past the point of no return. I also informed them of my menal state and that I get real excited when people do not listen to what I have to say and she ignored the warning. All can remember of her name was JOY. She then proceeded to call security becaused I yelled at her and the staff for not taking care of the problem. So I was asked to leave which is what I did. The problem is still not taken care of.  Today ( 08/19/2006 ) I am unable to walk and have no insureance to go see a good doctor.
 
So from my point of view I will die before this problem is resolved. I can't get disability for my medical problems because they say it will not last 12 months and that I can work with these disabilities.
 
All I am asking for is for someone to help me.
 
My father has helped me with my meds for several years but it is not his responsability. The state needs to do something about this problem before I take it to the Shreveport Times and All of the Television Stations.
 
I can not afford a Lawyer to handle this case for me but I am willing to bet that by the time I send this to everyone I know and then some I will be able to fight everyone involved.
 
I am also sending this across the internet so that everyone will see how our goverment is not taking care of the people for which they where hired to do so.
 
To everyone that I send this to PEASE SEND THIS ON TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE YOU CAN MAYBE SOME ONE WILL LISTEN AND HELP !!!!!!!!!

Tina
 
 
 

08/17/06
Shreveport, La.
Just talked to Sis. WeaverShe went to the doctor today because of the swelling in her foot.  She said that it had stopped hurting yesterdayI know that was prayerThe doctor x-rayed it today and it is a bad sprang.  MD told her to take Advil for the foot and for the vertigo to take Meclizine. Continue to pray for her
Angela
 
Shreveport, La.
I need you to put a prayer request on your web site.
Janet is a friend who had cancer and received much damage from radiation treatments.
She has a very positive attitude and loves the Lord.  She sends out scriptures for today often.
She is having severe pain in her legs (sciatic) caused from the damage Please pray for relief from this pain.  She has to stay on large doses of pain medication most of the time and cannot stay up long enough to send out the daily scriptures.
Thanks so much.
 
Love,
Martha 
Shreveport, La.
Going to dr as Glenda and others insist that my foot may be broken.
Vertigo is so bad and makes the world spin... have to be careful.
It will take you down when you are not careful and I believe in Divine Healing... I preach and
teach it and I live it.... that is why God gave us doctors to check out these physical bodies...
Prayed every prayer I knew, asked God for healing, asked Bro Weaver to prayand others....I still have great faith even in my pain.
Going at 10:30 a.m. to see Dr.
Say prayers,
Shirley
 
Shreveport, La.
Hi everyone!!
I just got home from the hospital and Ron had angioplasty this afternoon from 5p.m. to 6p.m. and he did great. His doctor thinks he got everything ballooned or stented so that he has as much blood going to the heart as could be.
Bypass surgery would have made it better but couldn't because of the condition of his
lungs. Dr. said he needed as much blood as possible when he does Ron's aneurysm surgery. That has been postponed for a couple of weeks so the dye would have time to get out of his system from all these angiograms. The dye can do
damage to his kidneys so they want to expel it as quickly as possible.
Thanks again for your prayers from you and your prayer groups, I know this is the reason he has done so well.
Hugs to all of you,
Phyllis and Ron

Wayne, New Jersey

Dear Praying Friends,

An unprecedented hour of shaking and difficulty is upon us.  Daily, our office receives e-mails from our friends in Israel who are literally living in bomb shelters, as hundreds of Katyusha rockets rain down upon Northern Israel every day. The recent terrorist plot uncovered in London confirms once again that we are dealing with a great evil in radical Islam's commitment to worldwide jihad in the name of Allah.

That is why I want to urge you to join me and the Eagles' Wings team for a very special gathering. I have sensed the Lord saying during these days to gather the people of God at the Eastern gate of our nation at the time of the Jewish New Year.  So you are invited to be a part of "Rosh Hashanah at the Eastern Gate," September 21-23 at Calvary Temple International Assembly in Wayne, NJ for 72 HOURS OF NON-STOP WORSHIP & PRAYER.

Beginning on Thursday and running continuously until Saturday night, teams from throughout the Northeast will minister in two-hour "watches," lifting up the Name of the Lord and declaring His Word over the region, our nation, and the world. We are excited to have Integrity worship leader PAUL WILBUR, teacher and psalmist JUDY JACOBS, anointed Hispanic worship artist DANILO MONTERO, and worship leader JULIE MEYER from the IHOP in Kansas City ministering at key sessions throughout the weekend.

Don't wait! This is a critical hour - come and lift your voice with us.  Register today for this special gathering and join with believers from around the country as we come together from all over the Tri-State area to minister unto the Lord. With special worship sessions in Spanish, this is an event in which the whole Body can participate.

Call 1-800-519-4647 for more information and to register for Rosh Hashanah at the Eastern Gate.

Shalom,
Robert Stearns


08/16/06

Shreveport, La.

Last monday a mother, Julie, was shot in the chest and arm in a drive by.
Shooters were after a cousin and hit Julie.
They riddled the house with bullets, there were children in the house, but the children are unharmed.
She is still in the hospital we are not aware of her condition at this time.
Please pray for this family and for Julie and her children.
Also, I am not sure any of you are aware of this, but when Mike picked up Sis. Vines last Sunday she told him that a man tried to kick her door in and her neighbors came out and started shouting at him so he ran away.
She is an elderly woman who lives alone and is not safe exspecially with her eyesight so bad.
We need to keep her under a hedge of protection until her family can figure a way to make her safe.
If any of you know how to reach her family, you may want to make sure they are aware of this incident.
Love,
Sherry
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Joy, she really needs a touch from the Great Physician in her body.  He is able to do all things!
 
Blessings,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.

I am asking for prayer for my dear friend Terry and her son Clayton.  They are from Normal, IL and Clayton who is 15 had surgery yesterday, Aug. 15th on his sinus' and throat.  He had been diagnosed with sleep apnea among other things.  He also suffers from emotional problems and extremely low self-esteem.  Terry, his Mother is going through a divorce from Clayton's Father, who is a practicing alcoholic.  Please lift Terry and Clayton and her other son, Keely up in prayer.  Pray for strength for Terry to endure the divorce, the  trial and pains of parenting, and the faith to make it through the rough times.  Prayer for Dale, her husband to be cured of his addiction to alcohol is urgently needed. 

In Jesus' name, 

Linda

Shreveport, La.

Just talked to a girl named Stacie that works with Courtney and she asked me if I would send out a prayer request for her Grandmother, Faye. 
Faye lost her husband in May and is very depressed.  And on top of it her family has been having her watch her grandchildren and apparently they are horribly behaved.  Stacie is extremely worried about her Grandmother and they believe in the power of prayer.  She said it was always her grandmother who would be praying for everyone else.  Stacie wants her family to leave Faye alone and I guess Faye has a hard time setting boundaries for them.  Please pray that the depression would lift and that she would learn how to say NO when necessary.
 
Thank you,
Shari
 
Shreveport, La.

I would like to update on Joy, from what I understand they are thinking her stomach has abcesses.  Please pray along with the healing prayer of faith, pray for shalom for the whole family.

God Bless,

Teresa

Shreveport, La.

Sis. Weaver needs prayer.  She has been having vertigo some, but has pushed and kept moving.  Her eyes have been bothering her as well, swollen.  She went outside last night to turn the sprinkler system off and may have gotten dizzy from the vertigo and got tangled in the hose.  She fell.  Her knee is swollen, ankle hurts and cant put any pressure on the foot. She is in pain and the pain is making her nauseated.  She said she would not be on email and is in bed. You know its bad, if shes in bed.  Please pray for her today.

Thanks.

Angela

Shreveport, La.

I talked with my two sister's yesterday....that made me feel good to hear their voices even tho they really need the Lord.
 
Please be praying for them. They have their own ideas of what it means to serve the Lord and their kinda out there with it , if you know what I mean.
 
I don't want that old devil to deceive them any longer!!!
 
I'm counting on the Lord to reveal the Truth to them both!!   (Lori and Donna)
Also remember my brothers (Danny and Everett) Danny needs to know and trust the Lord!
Everett seems to have come closer to the Lord and trusting him more and more ...but I think I hear in his voice that something is wrong ...I feel like there is something wrong with his health and he won't say.
I heard that he is continuing to lose weight and that bothers me....please hold him up in prayer also.
 
  D:)
 
Prayers for August 15, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA (China Aid Association)
A pastor in the Three-Self Church in Pinglu County, Shanxi Province was prohibited from preaching and forced to leave the church by the Religious Affairs Bureau. The Pinglu Church invited a Hong Kong-based American pastor, Dennis Balcombe (Chinese name Bao Dening), to visit the church. The evening of July 9th, the head of the Pinglu Religious Affairs Bureau, Zhang Lianjie, came to the church and tried to dismiss the Bible classes and forbid the children to listen to Bible stories. He returned the next day with more officials, forcing the elders to retract their invitation to Pastor Bao Dening. In spite of immense pressure, church activities continued. On July 24th, Zhang came again and announced that a meeting would be held the next day to "discuss" Pastor Hu Qinghua's leaving Pinlu. All the members of TSPM (Three-Self-Patriotic Movement) and CCC (Chinese Christianity Council) were to be at the meeting. The meeting began at 6 p.m. and the elders enumerated the achievements of Pastor Hu since taking charge of the church. The meeting continued till 11 p.m., but no matter how hard the elders insisted, Zhang Lianjie declared that Pastor Hu Qinghua had to leave Pinglu Church immediately. Pastor Hu Qinghua has left Pinglu, but he still tries to comfort and encourage the brothers and sisters in Linglu Church, by phone, to stand firm in the truth.

Pray God will protect and comfort Pastor Hu Qingua with His loving presence. Pray the Holy Spirit will give the church members His grace to forgive officials who don't know Jesus. Pray the believers will remain strong in their faith and be more than conquerors.

Pray for EGYPT
EGYPT (Compass Direct)
Authorities in Alexandria have detained seven Christian men without charge since a fatal knife attack on churches there last April triggered two days of violence. Alexandrian Christians plan to sue the country's Interior Ministry for the men's release, as well as for compensation for Christian-owned shops and Orthodox churches that were damaged during the unrest. Hesham Azmy Iskender was among 101 Christians and Muslims who were originally detained. Over the following month, police released most of the prisoners. However, they have continued to renew the imprisonment of Iskender and six other Christians, even after the prosecutor general issued orders for the release of all the detainees in May.

Pray God will move in His merciful power to secure the release of these seven prisoners. Pray Christians in Egypt will know the inner peace that comes from forgiving their enemies. Pray Muslim officials in Egypt will turn to the One who can save their souls.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (Compass Direct)
On August 8th, a day after extending the bail of leaders of Emmanuel Mission International (EMI), the Rajasthan High Court today restored the registration of five of the mission's institutions and unfroze EMI bank accounts. EMI attorney Mohammad Akram told Compass that the court annulled the cancellation of registration of the EMI institutions without specifying a date and also ordered that their bank accounts be revived. Akram said the court also ordered the state Social Welfare Department to pull out its officials deployed at the EMI orphanage in Kota district. The officials were appointed at the orphanage following a June 13th high court order that dismissed five writ petitions EMI had filed challenging the revoking of registration of five of its institutions.

(Gospel for Asia)
In July, three students from a Gospel for Asia Bible College in Maharashtra were hospitalized after being attacked and severely beaten by a group of anti-Christian extremists. A month later, two pastors' wives were stripped and beaten before a village council for their faith in Christ. Both incidents are evidence of the growing oppression of Christians in central India, reports Gospel for Asia President K.P. Yohannan. The three students, along with a few Christians from a local church, were returning from sharing the gospel in a neighboring village when they were attacked. The Hindu fundamentalists beat the believers with belts and large sticks, and pummeled them with their fists. A group of local residents saw the attack and intervened to break up the beating and rescue the believers. The pastors' wives in Chhattisgarh state were "dragged before the community council, stripped naked and beaten for accepting Jesus and following Him," reported GFA regional leader M.A. Lalachan.

(Gospel for Asia)
The freedom of millions of lost men, women and children to respond to the love and grace of Jesus Christ is in danger of being trampled down in the legislatures of two Indian states. Gospel for Asia regional leader M.A. Lalachan said the states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have passed anti-conversion bills aimed at keeping people from responding to the Good News of Jesus Christ. He called for prayer for the hundreds of missionaries working in the two states, for the Bible college students there and for the hundreds of churches now under threat from anti-Christian state governments.

Give thanks and praise to God that His work in Emmanuel Mission in Kota will be able to continue. Continue to pray for all of our brothers and sisters in India, asking God to defeat the spiritual forces of evil that drive the desperate measures of Hindu fanatics. Pray that despite any new restrictive legislation, millions of lost men, women and children will come to know the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Pray for IRAN
IRAN (Compass Direct)
Seven years after Issa Motamedi Mojdehi converted from Islam to Christianity, Iranian secret police have jailed him for abandoning Islam, but officially charged him with illegal drug trafficking. Authorities formally charged the 31-year-old Christian with drug trafficking when he was arrested two weeks ago. Secret police officials have told Motamedi Mojdehi that his real offense, said to be recorded in his confidential legal file, is abandoning Islam. Officials told him unless he renounces his Christian faith and returns to Islam, he will remain in jail and possibly face execution. An officer identified only as Mr. Baghani warned the arrested Christian that it might take "several executions" before Iranians understand the consequences of apostasy under Islamic law.

Pray our Omnipotent Father will protect Issa from all harm. Pray he will be kept strong by the precious Word he has hidden in his heart. Pray the mercy of God will keep Issa faithful to His Lord and Savior.

Pray for PAKISTAN
PAKISTAN (Compass Direct)
A Christian girl has gone into hiding in Pakistan to escape Muslim in-laws who beat and raped her for fleeing her forced marriage and refusing to practice Islam. Asya Khadim, 15, won a divorce from her abusive Muslim husband in February and sought shelter with a local aid organization to avoid reprisal attacks. Khadim had been married to Tanveer Qadir for almost 13 months when her mother filed the divorce case on her behalf in January 2006. "They tried to force me to read the Quran," the Christian girl told Compass. "My husband beat me every day for two months because I refused." Khadim's case highlights ongoing national debate over the controversial Hudood Ordinances that some say encourage domestic violence against women. Give thanks to the Lord that when Asya called to the Lord in her distress, He heard her and allowed her to escape her abusive in-laws. Pray God will work a miracle of His grace to take away her memories of the suffering. Pray for Muslims everywhere to hear and receive the gospel of peace, the glad tidings of good things

 

08/15/06

Shreveport, La.

PRAISE REPORT FROM DON RIGSBY --- PRAISE GOD!

Just had a call from Don... when Dr. Smith went in to remove the kidney stone, he COULD not find a stone in Don...  I asked Don what he said, and he said "Praise the Lord!" The stone was 9 centimeters and 3/8ths inches long which would have been impossible to pass without him knowing it...A stone that large would have cut him and he would have known the pain when it passed.

 PRAISE GOD... I SCREAMED "WHAT" WHEN HE TOLD ME THERE WAS NO STONE...I sent an email to Angela asking her if she had heard from Don or Gloria and she replied, "No" - then I got a call from Don himself and Dr. Smith could find no stone... That is GOD!!! The stone was rolled away by the Hand of the Lord!!! Get excited.... the Lord is still in the healing business!!! Shirley

Shreveport, La.

GLORY TO GOD. PRAISE THE LORD.
 
When Dr. Smith went in to retrieve Don's kidney stone it was not there, nowhere to be found. The Lord took the stone away. Praise the Lord. We serve a MIGHTY, POWERFUL GOD. HALLEJUAH.
 
See you all tomorrow night
 
Love
Gloria and Don
 
Shreveport, La.
 
My arthritis is really getting BAD .. I hate hurting and complaining. My only hope is surgery and then there is no promise that I will ever WALK again... Lots of decisions.
Louise
 
08/14/06
Keithville, La.
 
Just For Ladies Prayer Requests
Debbie - family for healing
Mike and Sherry - house
Sena - job - well being - salvation
Teresa - family decision about mother (alzheimer's)
Larry R. - recovery
Wanda - son in wreck/tossed from car
Doris - medication/surgery
Bro. Weaver - legs
Jamie - job
Charles S. - healing
Mable M. - (friend of Lani's) - healing
Don - sceduled for surgery tomorrow to remove kidney stone
 
08/11/06
Keithville, La.

I am once again asking for prayer for a member of my family. My uncle, Gerald Rowell, who happens to be my favorite on my dad's side has an aortic aneurysm and it has grown to a 5 and now they say he has to have surgery. They have not done the surgery as it is a terrible one with a high risk of dying on the table. He was told he cannot have the newer surgery as it is too big so he has to endure the bad one. We and his family are devasted by this news. They have a camp at the lake that we do and we meet there and hunt, fish, and just love to get together so this is very personal to me. I am also going tomorrow to spend a few days with my grandmother Parker with my mom and 2 of my aunts. Grandma ask me to come and I need this time with her. I will be back Tuesday morning. Also, Marty has been home vomiting since Weds so, please pray for all of my family members that are going through trials. Thanks.

Debbie Morris

Carrollton, TX

India's annual monsoon floods have struck again--but this year they are of a magnitude never seen before. 

In some ways this tragedy is like the tsunami, with large blocs of the country devastated.  More than 1,000 people have died in just the first week.  Millions of India's poorest people are homeless and have lost what few possession they had.  Worst of all, many have lost all hope for their lives.

It encourages me to let you know that our GFA Compassion Services workers are already on the scene, bringing hope in the name of Jesus in the midst of this tragedy.

We do not yet know the extent of damage to our churches, but in Gujurat state alone, more than 400 people have died and hundreds of villages have been cut off by the rushing flood waters.

As you read this, please pray for those who are suffering, and pray for our missionaries and volunteers who are ministering to them. Remember also that our missionaries and church members are among the victims of this disaster.

Thank you for standing with us in this difficult time.

Yours for the lost of Asia,

K.P. Yohannan
Founder & President
Gospel for Asia

 
08/10/06
Shreveport, La.

Talked to Ms. Pat last nightShe sits with a lady named Doris .  She requests prayer for her, because they have to put in a feeding tube, because she will not eat.  She said pray that she eat, so they wont have to do this.  She also has blood clots in her legs.

Thanks.

Angela

Shreveport, La.

Update on my mother Joyce

The doctors have ruled out spinal meningitis!!!  Praise God!  She has still been battling the migraines, so she went to an ear, nose, throat doctor yesterday.  Good and bad news.  He believes it is either a massive sinus infection or a tumor.  She is now taking 15 new medicines.  He wants her to be on them for four weeks, then she is going to come back, have another CT scan done, and then the infection will have gone down enough to where they can see if it was just infection or if there is a growth inside her head.  She woke up this morning for the first time in 3 1/2 weeks without a headache!  Praise God again!  He is good!!!  We are believing it is just an infection and these meds are going to kill the infection.  She has an appointment this afternoon with a neurologist.  They want to rule out every possibility.  Since these doctors specialize in migraine problems, we are excited.  I know God is working a progressive healing her body.  Thank you so much for keeping her in your prayers!  I will update you as we know more.
 
God Bless,
Julie
 
Shreveport, La.

Let’s all pray for little Zach. They are headed to Memphis today and he sees the doctor tomorrow morning. I refuse to give up on his miracle in that eye. He will see through it again in our Lord Jesus’ healing name.

Sincerely Serving Christ,

Gary

Shreveport, La.

This is a my daughter's close friend and she knows the Lord and is very sweet. Please review her site that she has set up to help raise money for her dad that lives in the country with her mom and family in Asdown, Ark. Her dad has been coming to Shreveport for treatment for cancer. Please pray that  Jesus will touch this man and totally heal him!

Please keep this website circulating....email it to everyone in your address book.

Thank You,

Tiffany     

http://country-scentstx.tripod.com 

just copy and paste and it will direct you there.

 
It is my candle website for my candle business that right now I am currently raising money for Lee's Cancer Fund. My dad has Lymphoma Cancer and has just got through with his chemo and are awaiting results. As you all may know medical bills are never affordable. 
Thank You
Tiffany
 
World Prayer Team
 
United Kingdom - British officials were able to preemptively block a planned attack on the United States. Twenty-one terrorists, who were planning to board planes to the U.S., were apprehended before any damage could be done. However, the U.K. is now on its highest level of terrorist alert, and many airlines in Europe and the U.S. have cancelled flights, or are taking further security measures. Pray for travelers on these two continents, for government leaders, for wisdom and discernment, and for safety and security to be restored to the U.K.

Swaziland is located in-between South Africa and Mozambique, and while it has been strictly a monarchy, Swaziland is still working to fully implement a constitution. The formation of the constitution and its ratification has been a very slow and drawn out process. Swaziland, like the rest of Africa, continues to combat the AIDS epidemic, and has a very high population of those infected with the disease. However, Christianity continues to rise in this country and it has seen a tremendous response to evangelistic and missionary outreaches.

Swaziland needs prayer for legislated freedom of religion, as well as for the government and the constitutional process. This country also needs prayer for the nominal Christians who irregularly attend church. The churches in Swaziland also need prayer so that they might be unified under a single Christian banner. Please keep the Swazi youth and young adults in your prayers, as well as ministers, pastors, and church leaders.

 
08/09/06
Gospel For Asia
 
The freedom of millions of lost men, women and children to respond to the love and grace of Jesus Christ is in danger of being trampled down in the legislatures of two Indian states.  I am writing to ask you to pray for this increasingly grave situation. 

Gospel for Asia regional leader M.A. Lalachan said the states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have passed anti-conversion bills aimed at keeping people from responding to the Good News of Jesus Christ.  He called for prayer for the hundreds of missionaries working in the two states, for the Bible college students there and for the hundreds of churches now under threat from anti-Christian state governments. 

The laws, ironically called "Freedom of Religion" bills, require anyone wishing to change their religion to report it to the district collector 30 days in advance or face up to a year in jail and a 10,000-rupee (US$215) fine.  It also gives the district collector the right to reject any application for conversion.

These laws, promoted by the fundamentalist BJP political party, are openly aimed at Christian missionaries and believers.  Let us be in continuing prayer for our brothers and sisters in India, and ask God to defeat spiritual forces of evil that drive these desperate measures.


May God continue to bless you.

Yours for the lost of Asia,

K.P. Yohannan
Founder & President
Gospel for Asia

 
08/08/06
Shreveport, La.

Tim & Sharons daughter, Jessica is at the hospital in labor.  Tim just called Sis. Weaver. 

Angela

Shreveport, La.

BABY IS HERE!  JUST TALKED TO PROUD GRANDMA  JESSICA & HAYDEN ARE AT WILLIS KNIGHTON SOUTH, RM. 212.  HAYDEN WEIGHED 5 LBS. 8OZ. JESSICA HAD TO HAVE A C-SECTION.  SHARON SAID THAT HAYDEN HAS HAIR AND LOOKS JUST LIKE CHRIS!

Angela

Shreveport, La.

Thank those of you who have been praying about the check situation at work, God is sooooo GOOD!!
 
My checks were out of sequence when they printed.  What that means is that the actual check number was 10064 but my register was showing 10100.  I have been digging all day to make sure I didn't misplace the checks and that I did not wrongfully accuse someone of something that they did not do.  After I printed my register today I went and pulled all the checks from the payable files and was able to find the problem.  HALLELUIA!!!  I have been having a major panic attack (I know that is not from God) nevertheless, I was very concerned and making myself sick with worry.  But, I can breathe now and I thank you for all your prayers because I know God showed me what to look for, or it would have never entered my thoughts.
 
God Bless and thanks again!!
 
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
This is Jerry Carter's daughter Melisa and mother of two small boys... little Tim is probably 3 yrs old... he might be 4 this coming November.  Hayden is 7 yrs old Just remember this young Mother in your prayers... ...
Love you guys and thank you for your prayers....
Sis. Weaver,
 
Please say a prayer for me, my pap came back abnormal so they done another test on last week, those results are back
and the doctors office called and said that the doctor wants to see me to discuss the results, I'm going today at 3:30 and I'm so worried.
 
Love you,
Melisa
 
Prayers for August 8, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for BANGLADESH
BANGLADESH (VOM sources)
On the morning of April 14th, four drivers of four different buses were hired by a militant Muslim group to crash into the SUV of our VOM contact, Andrew. On his way to visit 17 Muslim convert families, Andrew was rammed by a bus while in the front passenger seat of his moving vehicle. Immediately after the collision, the bus driver ran from the scene and reported to the leader of the hiring Islamic group that he killed the targeted Christian preacher in the red SUV. Andrew's left elbow was broken from the impact, and his right forearm was embedded with glass and severely lacerated in five places. Wasting no time, two men from the Islamic group went to the accident site to confirm the bus driver's account, but they were too late. Andrew's driver had already driven the smashed SUV away from the scene to the nearest city, where Andrew, unconscious, was later admitted to a government hospital. The Voice of the Martyrs is providing continuing medical treatment for Andrew, who was attacked for his Christian witness.

Pray the Lord will heal Andrew quickly and completely. Pray Andrew will continue bold and courageous in his faith. Pray our omnipotent Father will astound the bus driver with the reality of His presence and the loving forgiveness of Jesus.

Pray for BHUTAN
BHUTAN (International Christian Concern)
Two Christians, who had been imprisoned in Bhutan on charges of proselytism, have been released. The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) was told by Christians inside the country that on Saturday, July 29th, the two men had been released and reunited with their families. "Benjamin" (Budhu Mani Dungana) and "John" (Purna Bahadhur Tamang) were arrested on January 7, 2006, in the small town of Paro after sharing the gospel with a non-Christian family. Jeremy Sewall, ICC's Regional Policy Analyst for South Asia, stated, "We wish to thank everyone who prayed for these men and contacted government officials to ask for their release. This is incredibly good news."

Pray the Lord will strengthen and protect Benjamin and John as they rejoice in their freedom and rebuild their lives. Pray God will help government officials allow more freedom to the people and not be overly concerned with the need to keep their "identity." Pray Christians will be the light of Christ in a dark place.

Pray for CHINA
CHINA (China Aid Association)
  • Fifty house-church leaders and Christians are still being detained after their church building was destroyed by the Chinese government on July 29, 2006. Meanwhile, the Chinese House Church Alliance issued an urgent statement calling for an independent international investigation regarding the forced destruction of the church and arbitrary arrests of these Christians. Among the 50 detained, four are still missing. On July 29, 2006, the local government sent several hundred trucks, four excavators, and thousands of military policemen to the building site to destroy the church. There were several thousand Christians there. When the police violently dispersed them, some Christians were injured, and over 50 were arrested. Since the Chinese central government official still denies the existence of those arrested, their church family members are greatly concerned. The church has not received any information about the conditions of their brothers and sisters in prison.
  • On the morning of July 27th, a Sunday school teacher's training class in Wangxi Production Group, Gengwang Zhuang, Tong Xu Village; Huainan City, Anhui Province was attacked by the local national security guard squad. Based on eyewitness information, some Christians, including 90 children (age 9-16), and 40 adults, were attending a summer Bible teacher's training class in the home of Li Lizhong, a villager in Anhui Province, when the local police suddenly attacked them. The party branch secretary of the village, went to Li Lizhong's house with another village cadre member. They scouted the training class on the pretext of examining "family planning," and left. A half hour later, more than 40 village cadre members and a squad of the National Security Guarder stormed into the village and surrounded Li's house. Under the pretext that the training class was disturbing the peace, the police swarmed the house. Some church equipment was carried away. In the whole process, the police did not show a search warrant or any legal certificate. All the children were released after registering their names and other personal information. More than 40 adults were taken to the police station and all were released at 3:00 a.m. the next morning, except for two, Pastor Li Lizhong and Sister Cai Yili, who were sentenced to 15 days administrative custody.
  • Three more Christian leaders from Xiaoshan district were arrested on August 3rd, 47 are still in jail. The three leaders are Brother Ni Huiming (45), Sister Shen Zhuke (52), and Brother Shen Jian (48).The local authority is threatening to force all Christian companies to pay a heavy fine for their support of the church building which was destroyed on July 29th. One Christian lady, Sister Wang Aizhen from Kanshan town, Xiaoshgan district, was severely beaten by the anti-riot police on July 29th, and one of her chest bones was broken. She is still being hospitalized.
Pray the Christians will remain faithful to Jesus, loving in their attitude toward their enemies, and bold in their witness. Pray those in prison will be comforted by the Word they have hidden in their hearts. Pray many Chinese officials will realize they are working for a cause that does not satisfy their deepest longings.

Pray for IRAN
IRAN (ASSIST News Service)
July 24th, an Iranian Christian, named Issa Motamadi, was imprisoned on account of his faith. French internet news site VoxDei reports that Issa Motamadi, a resident of the North-western town of Resht, the capital of Gilan Province, will soon stand trial before a Revolutionary Tribunal. While Issa Motamadi has been accused of apostasy, it is likely that a non-religious charge will eventually be leveled against him in order to prevent accusations of religious persecution. Article 23 of Iran's Constitution states: "The investigation of individuals' beliefs is forbidden, and no one may be molested or taken to task simply for holding a certain belief." Allegedly, Issa and his wife Parvah came to the attention of the authorities around seven months ago when they decided to give their newborn son a Biblical, Christian name. Sources explain that this is interpreted as a sign of irrevocable rupture with Islam as it demonstrates that the child is born to Christian parents. Identified as Christian from birth, he cannot be accused of apostasy. There causes great concern that President Ahmadinejad may escalate persecution of Christians.

Pray Issa and Parvah will be strong as they stand up for Jesus. Pray that human rights and religious liberty organizations will intercede for Issa with appeals to their Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Pray our loving and merciful Savior will make Himself known to the authorities in Iran who are in bondage to the tenets of Islam.

 
08/07/06
Shreveport, La.

My drivers license will expire, Wednesday of this week.  I have new glasses ordered, but they are not in yet. I hear its a $25 fee, if the license expire.  So, Im going to go on with these 4 year old glasses and believe GOD that I will pass the eye part. Pray in agreement with me that I pass. Its been 8 years since I had to renew my license. 

Angela

Shreveport, La.

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND PRAY FOR PASTOR WEAVER.  HE IS HAVING AN ULTRASOUND OF HIS LEG TODAY.  AS GLENDA'S EMAIL SAYS BELOW, HE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR 2 HOURS.  PLEASE PRAY THAT THEY GET THIS ULTRASOUND DONE AND FOR  GOD'S HEALING TOUCH ON PASTOR WEAVER.

THANKS.

ANGELA

Mother said to let you know daddy is still at the hospital trying to get his ulstrsound done. has been waiting 2 hr.

She said if you have time can you e-mail the others to pray?



Thanks

Glenda

Shreveport, La.

Bro. Weaver just got home from the hospital having tests.
He went for bone density at one place then to his regular doctor.  Hospital was full so they sent
him to Radiology at another one which did not get the request right so he sat in the waiting room 3 hours until they finally got him in to do an ULTRA Sound on his leg to determine he did not have a blood clot.
They scheduled him to have an artery test tomorrow at 2:45 p.m.
Dr.'s office just  called and the doctor wants to see him tomorrow at 1:25 p.m. prior to his going to have the artery test.
Don Rigsby has a large kidney stone... he was to go to urologist this morning.

Shirley

Keithville, La.

Prayer requests from Just For Ladies Meeting

Tangy - Fay's daughter - cervical cancer/salvation

Marilyn - ovarian/uteral cancer

Bro. Weaver - leg pain (No Blood Clot) they are checking tomorrow for clogged arteries

Charles S. - healing for body/bitterness over loss of friend in Iraq

Jerry Carter - (In Maine) in emergency room. Chest pains/possible heart attack/hight blood pressure

Melissa Carter - (Jerry's daughter) (here in S'port) pray for peace of family

Joyce - (Julie's Mom) severe migraines

Teresa - lost about 100 checks at work

Larry R. - hernia

Mary - 90 year old lady with lung cancer

Teresa C. - healing

Church - unitly

Soldiers - all over the world

08/05/06

Shreveport, La.

Pray - Pray - Pray for the service....
Pray for Unity as we do not have UNITY....
Pray for Peace as we do not have PEACE...
Pray for the Word of God to go forth to convict / convince sinners....
Praise God!!!! WE DO HAVE THE WORD OF GOD..
When all else fails, we have HIS Word!!! 
You shall know the TRUTH (Word) and the TRUTH (Word) will set you free.
May we get on our face before the Lord and cry out to HIM to see people set free from sin.
Shirley
 
Shreveport, La.
 
This mail is from Fred and Carol on the update of their son-in-law, Ron.
Sheri is married to Ron and she is praising the Lord for Miracles in this letter.
Praise God, He is still on the throne working for us day and night... He never sleeps!!!
Keep those prayer lines open and belive in Miracles.
    Shirley

Dear Ones,
I wanted to share a couple of miracles with you!  First, thank you for your continued prayer for Ron.  He was able to attend the Family Reunion in New Mexico in July. He even drove a few hours going and coming.
Everyone was so happy to see him and he did well, in spite of the high altitude. 
Last week he had two new small lesions on the brain gamma-knifed.  All of the others on the brain are shrinking and the Drs. were very pleased. 
He had a CAT scan this past Wed., Aug. 2.  Today they went to see Dr. for the results.  Are you ready for a miracle---There is no sign of cancer anywhere from the neck down, there is no new chemo
called for, and the dr. took out the pic-line from Ron's arm (it has been in for months).  He is back on the three month monitoring schedule. 
We are all thanking God for His goodness and faithfulness to answer our prayers.
I hope you all realize what a miracle this is!!!!!!  He will possibly have a shunt put in his head to drain fluid as a result of the brain surgery in June.
The neurosurgeon thought the fluid would be absorbed by the body, but that has not happened at this time, but God could take care of that by Wed., and we would be so grateful.
The second miracle is our dear friend, Ed, who had surgery yesterday. He had to have a pacemaker put in for his heart. (He had surgery last year in June in effort to help the heart, but it made matters worse and this past year has been extremely difficult for him physically.)
The surgery went well and he is already home and is feeling much stronger!
I can't express to you what a miracle this is.  So, if you feel like you haven't experienced New Testament miracles I am here to tell you, these
two men are walking, talking miracles of the power of God's healing touch.
Please rejoice with us and thank God for His faithfulness,
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!
We love and appreciate you all,
Sheri and family

Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Don, just talked to the Doctor and he is on his way to the ER.
He has to be examined due to not knowing if his problem is his prostate or urinary track infection.
The antibiotics are different and if it is the prostate he could get into trouble by not being able to void.
I know that God can take care of this. He was not feeling well yesterday and this is probably when it started.
 
Love and Prayers
Gloria
08/04/06
Shreveport, La.

Please remember my Aunt Annie in prayer.  She had surgery on her foot to remove bunions.  This has been over a month or so.  She is a new diabetic and her blood sugar the last few days has been 347.  She went to her regular doctor and she has an infection in the foot.  He prescribed antibiotics.  She went back to the foot doctor also and he said that there is a possibility of her losing her foot.  The foot doctor didnt even give her antibiotic after doing the surgery.  She has had problems with it healing. So, please pray for her and that her foot heals completely and soon.  Thanks.

Angela

World Prayer Team

North Korea - The situation in North Korea is intensifying as it continues to flex it's muscles at the world. Because of the hostile situation that Kim Jong II has created, North Korea may also be on the verge of another famine especially now that South Korea has also cut off aid. Please pray that peace would prevail and that doors would be opened for evangelism and food to enter into this country and to not only make it in, but that it would make it to the people who desperately need spiritual and physical food.

Lesotho is one of only three countries located entirely within another country (San Marino and Vatican City, both located in Italy, being the other two). Lesotho is found in the heart of South Africa, its geographical location has plagued its government and economic situation. However their location has caused them to be more resourceful and they are becoming more and more self-sufficient. The country is almost 70% Christian with approximately 27% of the population still practicing ethnic religions.

Lesotho needs prayer for continued economic and government strength. The large Christian population also needs prayer coverage so that they would continue to be a strong body of believers and that they would be a light to the rest of the country. The AIDS epidemic is another prayer point for which Lesotho needs intercession. Please also pray for the un-reached and those that are involved with the occult.


08/03/06

Keithville, La.

I am once again asking for your prayers as the latest today, my grandmother's test she insisted they redo came back the same and he told her the leukemia is out of remission. She is coming up here to see a Dr. that specializes in that kind of cancer on 8/14/06. We have no word yet on my mom's pathology report and it is overdue. My uncle, Mickey, who sings and has been to our church before, had a stress test and then they were going to do a heart cath, but he went into a heart attack so they had to stop the test and he was admitted in the hospital. He has no veins left to do a bypass with and his veins are too small for the stint so, it is very serious. We are waiting for news on that. So, please be praying as it is getting to be everyday a new crisis is happening.
Thanks.
Debbie
 
08/02/06
Shreveport, La.
 
I need prayer... I am exhausted from this ordeal ... it is not healthy.
Please add me to the prayer list but not all this I have shared.
Keep praying - keep believing as I need lots of peace and prayer.
 
Shirley
 
Shreveport, La.
 
Hi everyone,
Just a note to say he had 2 stents and 1 balloon put in his heart this morn and everything went well. He will come home tomorrrow. In about 2-3 weeks he will have his aneurysm repaired and then we will wait to see what else is in store for him.
Thanks so much for all the prayers and concerns. It is so great to have such a support group.

Blessings to all of you,

Phyllis and Ron
 
Shreveport, La.
 
Hello to Everyone,
Hope all is well with you all. As for us we are not doing so good. We stand in need of your prayers very much. Lynn went to the Dr. today,[Aug.1] and he has the shingles. Also they are not able to control his sugar anymore with the pills there is a 2 month trial period and if they can't get it under control he will have to start the insulin shots. Because of the sugar, his kidneys are starting to fail and if they can't do something to help them, he will be on kidney dialysis within 2 years. These shingles are about to drive him crazy.
I go tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. to have a nuclear scan done of my gallbladder. I have been having a lot of problems. Please keep our household in your prayers.
We Love You All,
Lynn & Pat   
 
08/01/06
Shreveport, La.
 
Betty G. called last night to let us know that Sister Andrews fell and broke her hip.
She is in the hospital. She needs our prayers. Please pass this along to anyone you know who was under the ministry of Brother and Sister Andrews.
Also, please share with your brothers and sisters who do not have a computer or email address.
Blessings,
The Weavers
 
Shreveport, La.
 
I have a prayer request.  My mother has been battling debilitating migraines for the past two weeks.  She went to the doctor today and they believe it could possibly be spinal meningitis.  Spinal meningitis can be deadly.  It is a very serious situation.  They have given her some extremely strong medicines already and it has not taken the migraines away, so now they are trying one last medicine.  If it has not gotten any better by Friday, they are going to do a spinal tap.  Please pray for her healing.  We know God listens and I am believing He is going to do a mighty work in her life.  Her name is Joyce for those of you who do not know her.  Please keep her in your prayers. 
 
God Bless,
Julie
 
Shreveport, La.
 
1. Please be in prayer for Sue..(37) years old has pulmonary embolisms, she has lost 75% of one lung and 25% of the other. She is a smoker and the doctor has spoke a time over her life that I won't give place to here.  I do not know if she knows the Lord.  So, when praying cover her spiritual condition.  Pray that if she does not know the Lord that she would come to the knowledge of His saving grace and that she would receive it and make Jesus LORD of her life.  Then pray for her to receive the deliverance and healing that she so desperately needs.
 
2.  Sheila R.,  she has cancer and is tired of being in pain and is really ready to give up.  Pray that she would be strengthened and that she would receive healing.  Darlene says she is awesome and knows the Lord, so please pray for God's peace to rest upon her.
 
3.  Please pray for Becky, she has cancer and it is attacking her back and the prognosis for this is bad.  Please speak death to the cancer and speak life and peace over Becky. 
 
4.  Please pray for the prodigals that are going to be returning.  Sometimes we need to put down our own desires and lay aside old ways to receive them back in.  For a lot of prodigals it is hard to return to where you left, it is even harder if you feel like no one really wants you to come back.  Though we know that returning to God is to be a God issue, to the one returning it is a God and God's people issue.  God is sending them back let's welcome them, love on them and make them feel like they have been missed.
 
5.  Please pray for the heart to ask God what can I do for you today.  He really wants you to ask Him so He can tell you.
 
6.  Pray for the Middle East conflict. Pray for Israel to come to remembrance that the Land is their inheritance, but it is conditional. 
Pray for protection over the children.  Pray that the casualties will be minimal.  God can do that.  He is doing miracles every day over there and I'm convinced that it is because of prayer, your prayer, our prayers and the prayers of many Believers.  Pray for the spirit of slumber to be removed from the Jews eyes and I beseech you to ask God for His Mercy.  The Lord is gracious and compassionate slow to anger rich in love.  But He is God and His Spirit will not suffer with man forever.  (His Words)
 
7.  Please pray for unity, in the home, in the local church (within the local church, amongst the churches, every denomination that has Jesus LORD of all) .
 
8.  Please pray for us at work, we have started having a prayer meeting every Wednesday at 6:30 am.  We are asking God for signs and wonders to the prayers we are praying for our employees and their families.  I believe when God moves and starts answering these prayers many at our work will see these miracles and will become Believers in the Lamb of God.  The first week we had 3 volunteers, the second week 4 (other than Ken and myself) and tomorrow we are believing for even more.
 
9.  This is something that I have been praying by myself for myself and my husband and our tribe for a couple of months and am being prompted to share with all of you.  Pray for Godly Wisdom, pray that the eyes of your understanding will be illuminated to know "THE TRUTH" from a lie.  Pray that you are not deceived, by people, by spirits, by doctrine, or by pride.   Ask God to reveal anything in you that will cause you to have a crack in your armor that could leave you open to deception.  We would be very wise to heed the Words of Jesus.  BEWARE!!  That no man deceive you.   Matthew 24:4
 
10.  Restoration for Rena and Jimmy.  They need a miracle from the Lord and they need to "hear" the Lord.
 
Thank you and God Bless you!
 
Teresa
 
Prayers for August 1, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA (China Aid Association)
On July 25th, four well-known house-church leaders in Sichuan were formally sentenced to two years "re-education through labor." In the labor camp they usually have to work 12-18 hours a day. According to eyewitness reports, on the morning of June 27, 2006, house-church leaders Li Ming, Wang Yuan, Li Mingbo and Jin Jirong went to reason with the police concerning an earlier arrest of 14 believers. Witnesses report the men were brutally beaten and then taken to a detention house instead of a hospital.

(VOM sources)
August 4th a team of Christians will be meeting with Chinese President, President Hu Jintao in Beijing to ask for more religious access and religious freedom for the Chinese. They have already met with Chinese Ambassador Zhou in Washington D.C. with this request.

Pray the Chinese Christians in prison will be a bright light in the spiritual darkness around them. Pray they will lead others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Pray the authorities will relent of the severe punishment they ordered and will shorten the time of their sentences. Pray also for the team visiting the President of China. Pray they will have discernment and wisdom as they speak. Pray our Lord will give President Hu ears to hear. Mark your calendars for August 1st to begin praying for this team. Be in prayer all day on the 3rd as it will be August 4th in Beijing.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (Compass Direct)
In spite of a national minority panel report confirming violence against Christians in the North-central state of Madhya Pradesh, the state government today passed an amendment making stricter the "anti-conversion" law that has increased persecution of Christians. The amendment, introduced in the House assembly on July 21st, requires clergy and "prospective converts" to notify authorities of the intent to change religion one month before a "conversion ceremony." Currently the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act of 1968 requires that notice be sent within seven days of conversion. Under the amendment, once advance notification has been received, authorities will decide whether the conversion is "forced" or "by allurement." The amended law must be signed by the governor before becoming law. "This violates the fundamental right of the people, as it is the government which would decide if a person can be converted or not," Indira Iyengar, member of the Madhya Pradesh Minorities Commission, told Compass.

Pray Christians will continue to boldly share the Good News of salvation and bring many new converts into God's Kingdom. Pray God will protect new believers as they trust in Him. Pray the Holy Spirit will bring a great revival to India, leading Hindu authorities to repent of their brutal attacks against Christians.

Pray for INDONESIA
INDONESIA (VOM sources)
Noviana Malewa, the only girl to escape the malicious beheadings that took place in Indonesia on October 29, 2005, in Central Sulawesi, will receive treatment from VOMedical. The surgery is to alleviate the constant pain she still endures from a sword slash to her face and neck by militant Muslims. Walking through a cocoa plantation on the way to her private Christian high school in Poso Kota subdistrict, 15-year-old Noviana and three fellow students were ambushed by six masked Islamic terrorists. Theresia Morangke, 15, Yarni Sambue, 15, and Alfita Poliwo, 17, were all decapitated and their heads found in bags on the steps of a church and along the road to a police station with the message, "We will murder 100 more Christian teenagers and their heads will be presented as presents." Their bodies were discarded at different locations.

Give thanks to God that VOMedical will be able to relieve the physical pain that Noviana has suffered. Pray our gracious Father will comfort her mind and heart as He takes away the emotional trauma of painful memories. Pray the Muslim extremists who brutally attacked the girls will repent and seek Jesus who died for the ungodly.

Pray for UZBEKISTAN
UZBEKISTAN (Compass Direct)
Uzbekistan has closed down another Western-funded aid agency, ordering the complete liquidation of the Central Asian Free Exchange (CAFE) and ouster of its foreign staff. A final appellate court judgment against CAFE was handed down by Tashkent courts on July 11th, less than four months after a rash of local court cases were launched against branch CAFE offices in six cities across Uzbekistan. Like 20 other humanitarian groups closed down on scant hearsay evidence within the past two years by the authoritarian Central Asian state, CAFE was charged with various procedural laws it had allegedly violated. But the most serious accusation against CAFE was that the nonprofit group was doing covert missionary work among Uzbekistan's predominantly Muslim citizens. Due to "conditions in Uzbekistan," the lengthy verdict claimed, "missionary activity will have fatal consequences."

Pray Christians in Uzbekistan will remain faithful to the One who called them. Pray God will give humanitarian agencies creative ways of bringing aid into Uzbekistan. Pray the Lord of all creation will show Himself victorious to Uzbek authorities.

 
07/30/06
California
 
STILL IN THE BATTLE, HIRED AN ATTORNEY AND FOR NOW STILL OUTOF JAIL. JUST PRAYING THE EX WIFE CONFESESS THE TRUTH
AND BE SET FREE FROM ALL THESE FALSE CHARGES.
TRYING
TO FIND A PLACE TO LIVE , HAD AN EVICTION DUE TO PAYING ALL THE MONEY TO THE LAWYER , BUT GOD WILL PROVIDE.
 
OMAR

07/29/06

Shreveport, La.

To all that have been praying for my grandchild ( Hiedi) about the boils that she has had....
 
As you know she was in the hospital for surgery on three of them and they have healed great, but two others came up soon after and very bad ones......two of our ladies from the church prayed for her after church Sunday before last, as well as all your prayers, and before she could have surgery again that following Tuesday .....the boils were completly gone!!!!!!
I called the nurse and informed her that they were gone and that we had been praying for her...but she insisted that we keep the appointment to let the doctor make the decision...........of course he sent her home!!!
 
Thank-you for all your prayers and for faithfulness and never douting who the healer truly is!!!!!
 
Peace be to you all and may God Bless you and your children and your children's children
 
P.S. Please be praying for the total healing of her ears......the left ear we are told only has15% hearing and her right one has 85%.....she is not forming any word's yet, not even mommy,,,,she was 2yr.s old April 2nd, BUT.... the Lord say's that what good work He has started He will finish!! and I belive it!!!
God bless,
                                                                                                                           D :)
Keithville, La.
 
The surgery went well and she came home after they got her awake good. She has been in a lot of pain as they went into the same incision from 3 weeks ago. He said again he believes he got it all but said he was fooled 2 times before so we have to wait for the final results next week. It is hard as this cancer cannot be seen and the quick frozen sections are not reliable so he said it is like going in blind. I really need your continued prayers as if the news is bad, she will be devasted. After the Bro.& Sis. Weaver, and Angela prayed for her she seemed to get peace on her question if she was doing the right procedure and that helped so much ease her mind. She was so moved by the warmth and kindness they showed her as they prayed for her. I cannot put into words how much this meant to her and to me. This is what a Church Family is supposed to be like and I believe we have the top of the line in our leaders, The Weavers. God knew what he was doing when he brought them into our lives. Thank you all and keep praying!
Debbie
 
07/28/06
Shreveport, La.
 
Just received an e-mail from our home school group that one of the mothers, Tina, entered the hospital yesterday w/pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart) caused from her diabetes and is going to have the fluid drained today. She is going to have to go on insulin shots and this will be very hard on her as she has 3 boys that she home schools and tries to keep up with.  Please keep her in prayer as she adjusts to this new development
Blessings,
Jan
 
Shreveport, La.
 
Alfred Norman who passed away today is Pam's Uncle...Charlie's great uncle. Pam is taking it hard....please remember her and the rest of the family in your prayers tonight.
Love,
Sherry
 
Shreveport, La.
 
He (Troy) has been having severe chest pains today - please do pray for him and thanks for all your prayers.
 
Love,
Martha
 
World Prayer Team
 
Israel & Lebanon - Please continue praying as the situation between Israel and Lebanon intensifies. Please pray for peace and diplomacy between these two countries and for God to work in the hearts of those most affected by the current situation.
 
South Africa is economically the richest and most industrialized nation on the continent of Africa. In 1961 a parliamentary republic was established and the apartheid, a system of developing separate races, was created. Racial discrimination ensued for the next 30 years after which time the laws were repealed and the first democratic elections were held in 1994. The country of South Africa continues to grow and is making efforts to shorten the gaps between the impoverished and the middle class. Like the rest of Africa, South Africa is also fighting the AIDS pandemic. One out of every five people in this country has AIDS, and the country is making efforts to prevent the further spread of this incurable disease.

South Africa needs prayer for the racial tensions that still exist as an after effect from the apartheid. The government and its officials need ongoing prayer to maintain and build a government that continues to be steady, that will lessen the poverty gap, for the economy to continue its growth, and for new solutions to cure and solve the AIDS pandemic. Even though Christians comprise 74% of the population, there is a lack of leadership and leadership training, please pray for the further development of both. South African missionaries are now being sent throughout Africa and the 10/40 window and are greatly in need of prayer coverage.

07/27/06
Shreveport, La.
 
Please be in prayer for Lillian K.  She needs a touch from God.
 
Thank you,
Teresa
 
Haughton, La.
 
Just to let every one know, the doctor said the enzymes in my liver were high and I might have hep A or B.

Tina
 
Keithville, La.
 
I once again am calling on everyone to be in prayer for my mother, Joann, as she is having surgery again in the morning to remove the cancer that they did not get the first 2 times. I am so thankful for all of your prayers throughout this ordeal. We really pray this will get all that remains and that she qualifies for the 4 day treatment for radiation instead of the 7 week long treatment. So for she meets the guideline test for this.
We have also found out my grandmother's (Grace) leukemia is out of remission and I ask for your prayers for her as she is faced with this illness once again. She was told she had it about 8 years ago and with prayer God sent it into remission and it has just recently resurfaced. She is 88 years young but has been extremely healthy and still can run circles around me. LOL
If you could pass this on to other people I would be so grateful. I will update everyone as I find out news. Thanks and I love you all.
Debbie
 
Shreveport, La.
 
Dear Friends and Relatives,

I had promised to let all of you know what is going on at the Gridley's.
Up
until Tuesday we didn't have a clue. The Drs. have finally decided what to do for Ron. He will enter the heart hospital next Tuesday morn at 6:30 am
for putting stents in his heart. We know there will be at least 2 stents.

After this procedure is healed in 2 - 3 weeks he will have the abdominal aortic aneurysm repaired. It is at 5.9 now which means that it is ready to be fixed.
The heart Dr. says that repairing the heart with stents should make his breathing easier. He is using oxygen as needed.

I will try and let all of you know how things go Tuesday.
Thank you for your prayers and concern. We really are blessed to have such wonderful friends and
relatives praying for Ron.

Blessings to all of you,
Phyllis and Ron

 
Shreveport, La.
 
Tim's daughter, Megan, phoned and her niece was involved in an a car accident on yesterday while on
her way to Galveston for vacation with her father and his family.  Kylie is 6 and she was riding in the
vehicle with her uncle, they were on interstate in Houston and a car merging on to the interstate hit them and they began to flip.
 
David, the driver, which is Kylie's uncle is in a coma and has been since the wreck, he's not expected to make it.
 
Kylie has 2 fractures to her skull and she has just, in the past hour, slipped into a coma as well.  They have taken her into surgery to put a stint in her brain and plan to take bone marrow from her hip and return it to her body by IV in hope to help reduce memory loss & function loss.
 
Kylie is such a beautiful and sweet little girl, she needs our prayers and David as well, I've never met him but I know that he has to be a wonderful person, everyone speaks very highly of him, he is a soldier stationed in Korea but he came home on a leave and was going on a vacation with his family while he was home.
 
Please pray for both of them.
 
Love you,
Melisa
 
Shreveport, La.
 
Please be in prayer for the Norman family.  Alfred passed into heaven today.  Please keep his wife Julia and his son Buddy lifted up in prayer during this time for the peace of Jesus to surround them even as the hills surround Jerusalem.
 
God Bless,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
 
Troy & I had a great day Sunday.
This week he has been sick, chest pain and really hurting all over - maybe weather related.  I am believing God for better days.
 
Thanks again for your prayers.  God is so good!
Martha
 
07/25/06
Jerusalem, Israel

ON FRIDAY I WROTE YOU ABOUT THE DISTRESS CALL I RECEIVED FROM ORTHODOX JEWISH RABBI YEHUDA LEVIN IN JERUSALEM. HE PLEADED WITH US ALL TO CONTACT THE ISRAELI EMBASSY AND DEMAND THAT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CANCEL PERMISSION FOR THE LARGEST HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVIST EVENT IN HISTORY SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 6-12.

THE GOOD NEWS: THE “PARADE” THROUGH JERUSALEM ON AUGUST 10 IS CANCELLED!

THE BAD NEWS: THESE HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS REMAIN DEFIANT—THEY VOW THAT ALL OTHER SCHEDULED JERUSALEM “WORLD PRIDE” EVENTS WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED.

THIS MEANS OUR JOB IS NOT DONE.

PLEASE TAKE TIME TODAY TO:

  1. PRAY FOR THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM—THAT GOD WILL SPARE IT FROM JUDGMENT AND CLEANSE IT FROM THIS ABOMINATION.

  2. CALL OR E-MAIL THE ISRAELI EMBASSY: TELL THEM THAT AS A LOVER OF ISRAEL—AND JERUSALEM IN PARTICULAR—YOU URGE THE AUTHORITIES TO SHUT DOWN THIS UNHOLY “WORLD PRIDE” EVENT. (Telephone: 202-364-5500, E-mail: Interreligious@israelemb.org)

  3. MAKE A GENEROUS GIFT ONLINE TODAY SO FAITH AND ACTION CAN HELP RABBI LEVIN AND OTHERS COUNTER THIS TERRIBLE ATTACK ON THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE HOLY LAND!

THESE HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS HAVE TARGETED JERUSALEM FOR ONE REASON: BECAUSE IT IS SACRED TO ALL BIBLE-BELIEVERS!

PLEASE HELP NOW BY SHOWING THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT OUR SUPPORT. ISRAELI LEADERS KNOW DURING THIS TIME OF WAR, THEY WILL BE SUBJECT TO INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION SHOULD THEY SHUT DOWN THIS HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS. WE MUST STRENGHTEN THEIR RESOLVE TO DO THE RIGHT THING BY SHOWING OUR SUPPORT AT THIS CRUCIAL TIME!

PLEASE PRAY—CONTACT THE ISRAELI EMBASSY (Telephone: 202-364-5500, E-mail: Interreligious@israelemb.org)–AND GIVE GENEROUSLY NOW ($50, $100, OR $200). TO MAKE YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE ONLINE CONTRIBUTION FOR THIS CAUSE, CLICK HERE: https://www.donation-net.net/faithandaction/donate.cfm

(AND PLEASE PASS THIS UPDATE ON TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FELLOW CHURCH MEMBERS!)

THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH ISRAEL AT THIS CRUCIAL HOUR!

Your grateful missionary to elected and appointed officials.

Rev, Robert Schenck

Shreveport, La.

I have several prayer request that I am sending tonight.
 
1. Gracie's grandmother passed on Monday and they will be having the funeral on Friday.  Please be praying for her family and pray for traveling mercies as they go to Oklahoma.
 
2.  The Woodall family.  Pray for God's wisdom and strength to endure what will come to their families.  Please pray for God's peace in the middle of a very harsh storm.
 
3. Please be in prayer for a young lady named Vickie she just received Christ as her Savior  Sunday night.  Please pray for Chris and Mary Lock they are new Christians and they led their friend (Vickie) to the Lord.  Chris works for us and he was so fired up about winning 2 souls to the Lord since he has been saved.  I asked him, there's nothing like it is there?  Nope.  We were both crying.  Pray for the intensity of the fire to continue in this young couple.
 
One last thing.  I will only be sending out prayer requests 3 times a day from now on.  I will check my email before I start work, at lunch and a little after 5pm.  If after 5 I am free to send them any time through the night. 
 
Thank you for your cooperation and thank you for your faithfulness. 
 
Love in Christ,
Teresa
 
Prayers for July 25, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA (China Aid Association)
Rock the Desert is an outdoor Christian concert festival held annually in Midland, TX. This year the event will feature the lack of true religious freedom in China and growing persecution of house churches there. Rock the Desert is scheduled for July 27th – 29th. The following special cases will be among those highlighted:
  • Jiang Zongxiu, who was beaten to death for carrying the Scripture. Her family has not seen any justice. Her remains are still in the hands of the government and her abusers are still free.
  • Pastor Cai Zhuohua, in a Chinese prison today, is accused of printing Bibles. Pastor Cai's 5-year-old son is living with his grandparents while his wife is also in prison.
  • Pastor Zhang Rongliang was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on July 4, 2006, after he was arrested on December 1, 2004, for his leadership in the house church movement.
Pray this event will enlighten many people to the reality of Christian persecution in China. Pray God will open eyes and hearts to respond by praying, writing letters of support and giving generously to support the families of prisoners. Pray that although the prisoners' bodies are physically deprived and even tortured, their spirits will thrive as they know the abiding presence of their Savior.

Pray for PAKISTAN
PAKISTAN (VOM Sources)
On June 6, 2006, Nasir Ashraf, a Christian stone mason, was brutally attacked just outside Lahore. While working while working on the construction of a room at a school near Manga Mandi in Pakistan, Nasir became thirsty and took a break. He drew water and drank from a glass chained to a cemented public water tank next to a mosque which was reserved for "all" poor people. Returning to the construction site, a Muslim man asked him, "Why did you drink water from this glass since you are a Christian?" The man accused Nasir of polluting the glass. The Muslim man yanked the glass off the iron chain, broke it and threw it in a garbage can. The man summoned other militant Muslims to the scene, furiously saying, "This Christian polluted our glass." Hearing this, the incensed mob began beating Nasir, yelling that a Christian dog drank water from their glass. The militant Muslims encouraged bystanders to beat Nasir because it would be a "good" deed that would benefit them in heaven. The attackers pushed Nasir off a ledge onto the ground. The impact of the fall dislocated his shoulder and broke his collar bone in two places. Nasir was knocked unconscious and he did not regain his senses until he reached a clinic. A doctor told Nasir that some people had brought him there. The doctor advised Nasir to never make this kind of mistake again. Nasir's father took him home and a VOM representative was alerted about the incident. VOMedical is helping with Nasir's medical treatment and is monitoring his recovery from the attack. Pray for Nasir that he will be able to forgive his enemies. Pray the Lord will bring justice in this situation.

(Compass Direct)
A Christian girl has gone into hiding in Pakistan to escape Muslim in-laws who beat and raped her for fleeing her forced marriage and refusing to practice Islam. Asya Khadim, 15, won a divorce from her abusive Muslim husband in February and sought shelter with a local aid organization to avoid reprisal attacks. Khadim had been married to Tanveer Qadir for almost 13 months when her mother filed the divorce case on her behalf in January 2006. "They tried to force me to read the Koran," the Christian girl told Compass. "My husband beat me every day for two months because I refused." Khadim's case highlights ongoing national debate over the controversial Hudood Ordinances that some say encourage domestic violence against women. Under this law, a woman who has been raped must produce four Muslim male witnesses to prove the allegations. According to the Peace Council of Pakistan, at least 50 percent of women who report rape are jailed and accused of adultery.

Pray God will comfort Asya Khadim and keep her safe. Pray our omnipotent Father will put a stop to the Hudood Ordinances. Pray our God of love will remove Muslim authorities' hearts of stone and give them hearts of flesh.

Pray for TURKEY
TURKEY (Compass Direct)
Nationalists in Turkey's Northern city of Samsun have stepped up a two-year campaign against a Protestant church, denouncing in the media the legally registered congregation's right to exist. Izzet Altunbas, chairman of the Samsun Association of Balkan Turks, and a prominent member of the local Nationalist Movement Party, publicly attacked the Agape Protestant Church in vicious terms in mid-June. In speeches broadcast over three local TV channels on June 16th, Altunbas declared that establishment of the church, officially registered as the Agape Church Association, revealed "extensive damage" to the nation in that it reflected Turkey's compliance with European Union legal norms strengthening a dangerous "assimilation" drive against both Turkish ethnicity and Islam. "I find this association and its secret activities a huge danger for Samsun and for Islam," Altunbas said. "This is treason against our Muslim and Turkish identity."

Pray members of Agape Protestant Church will have the mind of Christ in dealing with those who oppose them. Pray God will strengthen them with the sure and certain knowledge that no weapon formed against them will prosper. Pray the Holy Spirit will overcome the spirit of nationalism and allow many Turks to find their identity in Christ.
 
07/24/06
Shreveport, La.
 
Please be in prayer for Mr. Bartley, (Leslie Bartley's father). Mr. Bartley is in the ICU and they do not know what is going on with him. 
Please pray for Abba to give the doctors divine wisdom straight from the throne room. 
Let us ask the Great Physician to speak His Word over Mr. Bartley so he can be healed. 
Thank God for His healing virtue and His love that squelches every evil work that the enemy tries to throw on God's people. 
Thank God that He allows us to be used in various ways to show His Glory to a lost and dying world.  Halleluia!!  OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!!
 
Blessings,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
 
I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THIS PRAYER CHAIN BE PRAYING FOR MY DAUGHTER ( LINA ), MY SON-IN-LAW ( KEVIN ), & MY GRANDDAUGHTER ( JOHNNA ).
KEVIN FOR DELIVERANCE FROM ALCOHOL & DRUGS, PHYSICAL HEALING FOR HIS BACK -- HE IS LOOKING AT BACK SURGERY FOR SLIPPED DISCS & A RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR JESUS. HE ACCEPTED JESUS YEARS AGO BUT DID NOTHING WITH THAT FACT & I'M NOT SURE IF HE REALLY UNDERSTOOD WHAT HE DID.
JOHNNA IS 8 MO. PG. & HAS CERVICAL CANCER, GESTATION DIABETES PLUS A KIDNEY
DISEASE THAT HAS BEEN AGGRAVATED BY THIS PREGNANCY & SOME OF THE TESTS SHE HAS
HAD TO HAVE. SHE HAS BEEN IN TOTAL BED REST FOR ABOUT 3 WKS BE CAUSE OF BEING IN
LABOR & THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE BABY " IN ". SHE IS IN A LOT OF PAIN MOST
OF THE TIME. AS A CHILD JOHNNA ACCEPTED JESUS & IS STILL SENSITIVE TOWARD HIM
BUT NE ED TO TURN HER LIFE OVER TO HIM TOTALLY.... SHE HAS SOME ISSUES SHE NEEDS
TO ALLOW HIM TO HEAL BETWEEN THEM.
MY DAUGHTER IS A CHRISTIAN & IN NEED OF PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL STRENGTH &
ENCOURAGEMENT. DEALING WITH BOTH A HUSBAND & A DAUGHTER ( JOHNNA LIVES WITH HER PARENTS AS DO HER 2 CHILDREN ) WHO ARE IN CONSTANT PAIN AS IT IS VERY DIFFICULT BOTH EMOTIONALLY & PHYSICALLY. SHE WORKS OUTSIDE THE HOME AT A VERY DEMANDING JOB & HAS HAD TO CHANGE HER WORK HRS. AROUND SO SHE CAN BE THERE FOR JOHNNA & FOR THE
GRANDKIDS.
I APPRECIATE THE PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL & I WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS I KNOW ANYTHING.
MAY THE JOY OF THE LORD OVERWHELM YOU ALL !
NANCY
 
07/22/06
Shreveport, La.
 
I talked with Ms Pat today  - Billy is helping her with her homework to look up words...
She has been inviting people to church and witnessing to lost souls...
 
She asked that we pray for her brother Bill who is having terrible pain in his back.
 
She asked that we pray for salvation for CeCe's friend who is coming to church tomorrow.
 
Ms. Pat is a great worker and she is going to call a lot of people and help with the bus ministry. Praise the Lord. I can see souls coming to the Lord when they walk in the doors at Radiant Life.
 
Love and hugs,
   Shirley
 
Shreveport, La.
 
Thank you all for your prayers concerning my Mom's surgery in the wee hours of Thursday morning. We learned at about 11:30 a.m. that the surgery (removal of 18" of colon) went well and that she was in recovery. She was sent to a room at 2:30 that afternoon, weak as a kitten and totally helpless. Pathologist report isn't back but the masses were initially declared to be benign with possibilities for future malignancy.
 
Mom has made remarkable progress. I was her voice, legs, and prayer partner Thursday evening and night. She suffered a great deal from nausea and pain. She zapped her pain pump often during those hours and meds were administered for nausea. Friday saw marked improvement. She was alert, understood what was said, but was still weak and continued to have severe abdominal and back pain with nausea. Friday noon a liquid diet and rapid improvement began. By Friday afternoon she was taking assisted trips to the potty and even took a stroll down the hall with IV pump pole (we called it 'driving the bus').
 
Saturday morning, noon and night each reflected yet more improvement and increased appetite. Solids will probably be introduced Sunday. When I left my sis-in-law in charge tonight (Saturday) at 6 p.m. Mom had already been for a nice hallway stroll and was getting good marks in the potty department. She had made two laps around the hallways surrounding the nurses station and then fell (just a figure of speech) onto the bed, pushing the magic button. Sharon promised to continue the rigid routine of walking, breathing device, potty trips, and chair-sitting. She's had lots of experience with patients and will probably make a pretty good nursey-person. I was just blessed to have been able to be her caregiver for those first very critical 60-70 hours following surgery.
 
We'll be returning to the hospital after church Sunday and will assess her overnight companion needs, so my bag's still by the door and ready for a return trip to the plastic sofa (hey, it pulls out!) ...
 
Thank you so much for your prayers. I was so afraid, but God was so merciful ... isn't he always? He knows my Mom and me by our first names for sure now ... as we are the ones who have been calling on him day and night at all hours these last several days and weeks :)
 
Love you all and appreciate you!
Marti
 
07/22/06
World Prayer Team
 
Israel & Lebanon - The countries of Israel and Lebanon need continuous prayer coverage. Please pray for peace and diplomacy between these two countries and for God to work in the hearts of those most affected by the current situation.

Madagascar is an island located off of the Eastern coast of Africa. It is a little less than the size of California, making it the fourth largest island in the world. It was originally an independent kingdom but became a French colony in 1896; then in 1960 it regained its independence. In 2002 the current president, an active Christian, was elected after a seven month period of review of the election by the High Constitutional Court. Their current economy is largely agriculturally based, with new rise and interest in ecological tourism.

Madagascar needs prayer for the eighteen different minorities that are found on this island, some of which still practice culturally traditional religions including witchcraft and the worship of ancestral spirits. With almost half of the population being Christian, Madagascar still needs prayer for the church and their leaders. Madagascar's youth also need prayer, with an emphasis on continued Christian leadership.

 
07/19/06
Shreveport, La.
 
I just received a call that Nazareth was bombed an hour ago.  The caller said that the different countries are requesting the United States to step in and that if we don't we will see WW III.   I have not been able to verify that information, but, I would like to request that we pray and seek the Lord for Godly wisdom for our President and for Condoleeza Rice. Please pray for the children over there.  2 children were killed in the street by the bomb in Nazareth.  We need some serious prayer coverage over this whole situation.
 
Watching,
Teresa

Shreveport, La.

The little girl Elizabeth that we prayed for yesterday miraculously fever went down and the baby went home today.  They never did determine the cause of the high fever.  God is very, very good, isn't HE?
 
Thank you for praying.
 
God Bless,
Teresa

Shreveport, La.

Good evening!
 
Please be in agreement for Eddie W.'s complete and total healing, ask the Father to create new, healthy lungs in him.  God said He will take our hearts of stone and give us hearts of flesh.  Healing or even giving Eddie new lungs is therefore not a big deal at all for our God.  Pray for the peace of Jesus to rest on the entire family.  Pray for strength and for the gift of faith to rise up in them. 
 
Jesus said... that if we have the faith of a grain   of a mustard seed we could say to the mountain move and it would go far away and nothing would be impossible   Matthew 17:20
I believe collectively we have the faith of a grain of a mustard seed. 
 
Pray Psalms 23 and Psalms 91 over him and
 
Psalms 138
 1.  I Will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
 2.  I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
 3.  In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
 4.  All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.
 5.  Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.
 6.  Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
 7.  Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
 8.  The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ev er: forsake not the works of thine own hands.  KJV
 
Thank you and God Bless!
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Courtney J., she has a stomach virus and is not feeling well.  Her husband is home this weekend and she really needs a touch from the Lord so that they can enjoy this time together, not to mention she just really needs to be walking in total health cause she is a covenant child of God!
 
Proverbs 4:20-21 0.  My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
 21.  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
 22.  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh
 
Thank you Jesus for your Word is so healing and so sweet.
 
Blessings,
Teresa
 
Prayers for July 18, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA (China Aid Association)
A prominent female house church leader was imprisoned in Jilin province on July 14, 2006. Additionally, in the past few days, 17 house church pastors were detained in Henan and Sichuan provinces. According to eyewitness reports, on July 11, Mrs. Wang Jinhua, a prominent house church leader, was arrested along with her husband Mr. Xu Jinfu and their 8-year-old son Xu Enze. Xu Enze was released after some members of the church asked for the boy's release. After being interrogated for three days and nights, Mrs. Wang was transferred to Baishan Prison in Baishan town, Jilin city. Her husband Mr. Xu was released on the same day. The interrogators signed the date of Mrs. Wang's transfer and Mr. Xu's release as July 12th (instead of July 14th) in order to cover their illegal extension of summons time. Another major house church leader, Mr. Yu Peng, was forced to flee and is now on the run because he was put on the wanted list by the government. At least three other leaders of his church were questioned by the PSB.

Pray the Lord will deliver Mrs. Wang from those who would harm her. Pray God will give her His peace and hope for the future. Pray those who are coming against the Christians in China will begin to thirst for the living God.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (Global Council of Indian Christians)
On July 15th, around 11:00 p.m., a notorious group of Hindu radicals tried to burn down a transformer as part of a plan to attack 150 orphan girls in Kota, Rajasthan. The attackers allegedly had plans to rape the girls. The plan failed when the transformer led to an uncontrolled fire and created many onlookers. This is the latest in a serious of attempts to shut down the work of Emmanuel Orphanages. Previously, officials from the Rajasthan social welfare ministry tried to extract false complaints against Emmanuel Orphanages, but their repeated attempts have failed. Mr. Madan Dilavar, the social welfare minister of Rajasthan has made over 50 statements and threats against M.A. Thomas and Emmanuel Mission. Previously, Emmanuel Mission's licenses were cancelled and bank accounts for the orphanages were frozen. (actions that were later rescinded). Most of the orphan girls that Emmanuel Orphanages help are from Dalit background.

Pray God will continue to protect the children in Emmanuel orphanage. Pray the Spirit of our risen Lord will give the Emmanuel workers His supernatural love for those who oppose them. Pray this spiritual battle will prove the power of our God of love to overcome the spirit of hate.

Pray for LAOS
LAOS (VOM Canada)
On May 1, 2006, Ka Tamong (22) came to faith in Christ in the Louangphrabang area of Laos and immediately set out to share his faith with the people in his home village of Omdong. Using a cassette tape given to him by a pastor, he began sharing his new found faith with his family and fellow villagers and many expressed interest in becoming Christians. However, the village head reported him to the district police and he was arrested on May 16. His Bible and cassette player were confiscated. Contacts report Ka Tomong was released from Nong Ngiao prison on or around June 24th and has led three more people to the Lord. Pray that Ka Tamong will remain faithful to his newfound faith. Pray that he will find opportunities to share Christ and that other believers will be encouraged because of his faithfulness. Pray that the villagers that have heard the gospel will respond with open hearts to Jesus Christ.

Praise God for this young man of strong faith. Pray the Lord will lead him to those He has chosen to hear the Good News and believe in His Son. Ask God to continue to strengthen this servant and protect him in body, mind and spirit.

Pray for PAKISTAN
PAKISTAN (Compass Direct)
Freed on bail, a Pakistani man charged with raping Ribqa Masih has continued to threaten the young Christian woman who accused him of pressuring her to convert to Islam by violating her. "I'm afraid to go outside," said Masih before breaking into tears. "Mentally, I've been too disturbed to study." Masih had finished her high school examinations and was awaiting the results in September 2005, when wealthy Muslim neighbors in this town near Faisalabad kidnapped and raped her, she said. Among them was Muhammad Kashif, who was granted bail on a technicality the law gives to criminal suspects suffering from illness. His illness is psoriasis. "Psoriasis did not stop him from raping Masih," said Khalil Tahir Sindhu, Masih's lawyer. Nor did it keep Kashif from fleeing police in a Faisalabad courtroom last October when his initial request for pre-arrest bail was rejected.

Give thanks to God that Masih was willing to testify to the suffering she endured at the hands of Muslim men. Pray Jesus Himself will comfort her and take away her fears. Pray the men who violated her will repent of their actions and seek the only One who can truly forgive them.

 
07/18/06
Shreveport, La.
 
Please be in prayer for Elizabeth (2 year old baby)  she is in the hospital and is the daughter of Joey and Tracey.  Joey is Amy H.'s brother.
 
The baby's temp on Sunday was 105, they got it down to 102 and this morning it is back up to 104.  Please be in prayer for this child they are testing her for West Nile and for meningitis.   Her mother and father both need to come to the Lord.  Pray for God's will to be done.  And just ask the Lord to lead you in praying for this family and for the situation at hand.
 
God Bless,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
 
Colon surgery for me is set for Thursday July 20th; 7:30AM.  I am not sure how long I will be there---- depends on whether rehab is necessary.  Rehab is determined by level of pain and ability to walk (care for oneself) after surgery.  Your prayers are appreciated.
 
Theresa R.
 
Morris Cerullo World Evangelism

World Prayer Center

Monthly Prayer Targets for July 2006

MISSIONS OUTREACHES

Continue to pray for Dr. Cerullo and Theresa. Agree with us for a great anointing to fall over their lives and the words they speak. Pray for doors that were closed to be opened to bring the Gospel to the lost. Pray that the Holy Spirit would move powerfully in every area that they go to bring the Gospel, and that the Holy Spirit would bring wholeness to their body, soul, and spirit. Pray for total victory in every area of their lives.

Pray for the MCWE staff and their families. Ask the Lord Jesus to position each employee to have the desire to reach souls and to heal the sick.

Pray for all the volunteers of the World Prayer Center. Ask the Lord to give them a hundred-fold return for their time given to prayer for the needs of others.

This year God gave Brother Cerullo a mandate asking him, “Son, are you willing to put on the Big Coat?”  This mandate is a 5 year, 10-point master plan for souls that includes:

Mama Theresa’s Place

March of Prophecy Multi-Media Presentation

Israel International Prayer and Media Center

Israeli Schools of Ministry

The Elijah Institute

The Prayer Bible

Thirty International Schools of Ministry in 2006

Daily School of Ministry TV Broadcast School without Walls

Mission to London Crusade 2006

Partners, are you willing to put on the Big Coat with Brother Cerullo? If so, please call Partner Services for more information at (858) 277-2200 ext. 2105.

Mission to London

July 17-22, 2006                      Earl’s Court II                        London, England

Rachel Graham and the Global Prayer Strike Force Team will be going to Paris and London. Cover them with prayers. Ask God to protect them and use them mightily as they minister to the people there.

“The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of  Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust” (Ruth 2:12).

HELPLINE TELEVISION PROGRAM

The taping of the first Helpline TV program took place on May 20, 2006, and we are so excited about the great things God is doing through this televised program. Our next taping will take place on July 29th and 30th. Please keep the Helpline in your prayers as we continue to tape new programs throughout the year.

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit will move mightily in the lives of each person calling the Helpline.
  • Pray that God will send anointed and spirit filled prayer ministers to answer phone calls for the Helpline.
  • Ask God to send in funding to meet all the financial needs of the Helpline.
  • Pray for Dr. Cerullo, Theresa, and the Helpline staff.  Ask God to give them strength and new revelation for each program.
  • Pray for the CBS producers, directors, and staff to be lead of God to produce a Godly and spirit filled program where the anointing can flow out to each person watching.
  • Pray for each special guest to have a timely and anointed message that will minister to those viewing the programs.

If you have any questions regarding the Helpline or you would like to be in the audience or become a prayer minister, please call Renee Banks at (858) 277-2200 ext. 2558.

DECADE OF HARVEST

This is the decade God has given Dr. Cerullo, friends, and partners of Morris Cerullo World Evangelism, a mandate to bring in an end-time host of the lost with the saving message of Jesus while building and training an army of Nationals who will go out and, in turn, win their countries for Christ!

We are conducting Schools of Ministry worldwide. These schools will focus on salvation, healing, and building up the body of Christ. The next school will be held on:

  • September 1-4, 2006       Washington Hilton Towers       Washington DC

For more information on upcoming Schools of Ministry and registration information, please go to our website at www.mcwe.com or call 1 (858) 277-2200 ext. 2105.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10: 9-10).

YEAR OF THE JEW – ISRAEL

We have always worshiped very secretly – but God has spoken to Brother Cerullo that November is Israel’s time. Last year we conducted three tremendous Healing Festivals where thousands attended and many souls were saved. We have also dedicated the Jewish Pavilion and are seeing tremendous change in the lives of those involved in the ministry to the Jews. We are now receiving many more opportunities to minister in other parts of Israel. November 2 – 4 we held the 2005 School of Ministry on Signs, Wonders, and Miracles in Tel Aviv. We believe that thousands of Jews had their lives changed through the saving knowledge of Christ Jesus!

  • Pray that the recent budget cuts slashing funds to the Israel Defense Force will not impair the IDF’s ability to protect the State of Israel.

  • Pray that Hizbullah, an Iranian funded terrorist group, will heed the warnings of the Israel Defense Force to cease fighting.

  • Pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Jews, Arabs, and all nations.

  • Pray for a new experience of the Fear of the Lord, and reverence of His Holiness.

  • Pray that Prime Minister Olmert will seek God’s guidance before changing Israel’s boundaries.

  • Pray that Prime Ministers Olmert’s meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II has strengthened their relationship with one another.

  • Pray for Shaul Mofaz, the Minister of Defense, and for Israel to trust in God as her defense.

  • Pray that all Bible believing Jews and Arabs will lay down their nationalistic ideals and seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

  • Proclaim that the Lord will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in His people.

  • Pray that the weapons and explosives that have been smuggled into the Gaza Strip since Israel withdrew last September will not be used to cause more deaths.

  • Pray that God will prevent global jihad operations from operating in Nablus and Jerusalem, and that the international terror network will not be active in Sinai and Jordan.

  • Pray that our hearts are not weighed down with dissipation, our energies are not wasted, and our attention is on the Lord.

  • Pray for Yaakov Terner, the Mayor of Beersheba, and for wells of salvation to be re-dug there.

  • Proclaim that the sound of weeping and crying will be heard no more in Jerusalem.


“Thou art the God that doest wonders: Thou hast declared Thy strength among the people. Thou hast with Thine arm redeemed Thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah” (Psalm 77:14-15).

UNREACHED PEOPLE

The Nara, which are predominantly a Negroid people, live north of the Gash River in southwestern Eritrea. They have strong builds but they are generally not as tall as other related groups. The Nara belong to the Prenilotes, the Sudanic peoples that migrated eastward into southwestern Ethiopia.  They introduced agriculture to that part of Africa. In the past, the Nara were one of the Sudanic tribes that were raided for slaves by many other peoples.

The Nara language, which is called Nara, belongs to the East Sudanic branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family. There is considerable dialect variation within their four main tribal sections and often even from village to village. Tigre is used for intercommunication.

Ancient records exist that refer to the Nara. Both an inscription in the fourth century and an Arab traveler's log in the ninth century tell of the location of the Nara on the borders of the Alwa Kingdom of the Nile Valley.

The Nara economy is based on agriculture despite the fact that many people weave, trade, hunt, or breed animals to supplement their incomes. Their principal crops include sorghum (the universal staple), wheat, barley, millet, legumes, vegetables, fruits, sesame, linseed, tobacco, and also a stimulant known as kat.

The gathering of forest products provides vines for ropes and baskets and wood for stools. Men do the hunting, herding, and milking. Both men and women participate in the farm work. Surplus crops and woven crafts are traded for other items such as spices, iron and iron works, jewelry, and clothes.

The Nara men practice polygamy meaning that they generally have multiple wives. The Nara requires a substantial bride-price which almost always includes cattle and other valuables. The normal residential unit is an independent nuclear or polygamous family occupying a compound wherein each married woman lives in her own separate hut.

The Nara community will consist either of a single compact village or a cluster of small settlements. The people live in round huts made from an interweaving of rods and twigs overlaid with clay. The conical thatched roofs extend down to the ground and give the hut a "beehive" effect. The dwellings usually have two entrances, and they are commonly clustered together in sites away from the main trails and in areas that can be readily defended from bandits.

Nara women are usually unveiled and have considerable liberty.  They are treated with honor. The men usually wear brightly colored pieces of cloth that are similar to togas, and most men also wear turbans. The men smoke tobacco and, to some extent, chew the stimulant kat. They drink liquor in the homes as well as in public places.

The Nara are almost exclusively Muslim because they were forcibly made to convert to Islam during the late nineteenth century. Numerous elements from their old religion still flourish among them. Islam, in a lot of cases, has failed to become internalized.  This may possibly be due to the way in which it was forced upon them.

Villages usually have a mosque which looks similar to the other houses. Many villages have Imams who teach the Koran, but the Nara are not devout in prayers or fasting, and few make pilgrimages to Mecca or other holy places. Few Nara, except those who are very religious, know in detail the Muslim proscriptions or the Koran. In fact, most of them know little, if any, Arabic. They do, however, refuse to eat pork or the flesh of animals killed by someone of another religion.

The spiritual needs of the Nara are many. There are a limited amount of Christian resources in their language. Since they are not as devout in their practice of Islam as are some other groups, perhaps their openness to the Gospel and the plan of salvation will be greater. Christian laborers are greatly needed to take the Gospel to the Nara of Eritrea.

  • Ask the Holy Spirit to grant wisdom and favor to the one mission agency that is targeting the Nara.

  • Pray that God will reveal Himself to the Nara through dreams and visions.

  • Pray for the Lord to soften the hearts of the Nara so that they will be receptive to the Gospel.

  • Take authority over the spiritual principalities and powers that are keeping the Nara bound.

  • Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will begin breaking up the spiritual soil of Eritrea through worship and intercession.

  • Pray that Christian radio broadcasts, evangelical literature, and the Jesus film will soon be made available to the Nara.

  • Ask the Lord to bring forth a triumphant Nara church for the glory of His name!

Brother Cerullo has many spiritual sons and daughters in surrounding countries that are busy spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thru crusades, outreaches, television, and radio, they minister and pray for the people in Eritrea. Pray for the move of God to touch the lives of the Nara of Eritrea through all means of ministry.

PRAYER FOR THE 10/40 WINDOW

Country Profile:  Eritrea
Population:  4.4 million
Religion:  Christianity and Islam

Eritrea emerged from its long war of independence in 1993 only to plunge once again into military conflict with the Yemen and then with its old adversary Ethiopia.

A fragile peace prevails and Eritrea faces the gigantic tasks of rebuilding its infrastructure and of developing its economy after 30 years or more of fighting.

A former Italian colony, Eritrea was occupied by the British in 1941. In 1952 the United Nations helped to establish it as an autonomous entity united with a common agreement with Ethiopia. This agreement served as a compromise between Ethiopian claims for sovereignty and Eritrean aspirations for independence. Unfortunately, 10 years later the Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie, decided to annex it and he triggered a 32-year armed struggle.

All of this culminated in independence after an alliance of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) and a coalition of Ethiopian resistance movements defeated Haile Selassie's communist successor, Mengistu Haile Mariam.

In 1993, in a referendum supported by Ethiopia, Eritreans voted almost unanimously for independence which left Ethiopia landlocked.

The two countries have hardly become good neighbors. The issues of Ethiopian access to the Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab and unequal trade terms continue to sour relations.

Border disputes around the town of Badme in 1998 erupted into open hostilities. This conflict ended with a peace deal in June 2000, but by this time both sides were left with tens of thousands of soldiers dead. A security zone, patrolled by UN forces, separates the two countries for now.

The unresolved border issue weighs heavily on other pressing problems. These include Eritrea's inability to provide enough food for the population. Two thirds of the population receives food aid. Moreover, economic progress is stymied by the proportion of Eritreans who are in the army rather than the workforce.

         Pray that hostilities will end between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

         Pray that the border disputes will be resolved and that the two countries will work together as good neighbors.

         Ask God to use the message of the Gospel of peace to minister to the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea to avoid continued hardship and death for the people.

         Pray that Christians will be able to evangelize to followers of Islam in Eritrea, and that many Muslims will come to know the Lord.

Brother Cerullo has many spiritual sons and daughters worldwide. Pray that they find a way to effectively evangelize in Eritrea, and that they find a way to get Christian information to Muslims and Christians.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

Eritrea is an example of a nation where Christians are being actively persecuted for reasons of jealousy and political purposes. The persecution is fueled by bad information including false charges that evangelicals are 'foreign', and therefore a threat to national integrity and security.

The Eritrean government launched a crackdown against evangelical Christians in May 2002, and today more than 400 evangelicals are imprisoned in Eritrea purely on account of their faith. Most Christians are incarcerated in metal shipping containers that have been brought from the ports to accommodate the multitude of prisoners. The containers are overcrowded, hot, and unventilated causing many prisoners to suffer dysentery. Christians are being tortured to renounce their faith, and young and old alike have to endure this torment because they refuse to recant.

One of the sources of persecution is jealousy on the part of the leaders of the traditional Eritrean Orthodox Church. During the 1990s, the Eritrean Orthodox Church experienced a revival. When they became frustrated by resistance from the leadership, the renewed evangelicals left to evangelize and plant churches. These churches have grown and multiplied over the years.

About 40 percent of all Eritreans are members of the Eritrean Orthodox Church from which they derive significant political influence. Muslims make up another 48% of Eritrea’s population but the evangelicals are a small minority. In May 2002 the government banned all churches except the Eritrean Orthodox, Catholic, and Lutheran churches. As members of the other denominations and independent churches meet, they are arrested.  This includes little children, the elderly, youths, whole families, and even whole congregations. Their suffering is horrible, but the Orthodox Church is happy to have the government oppressing the evangelicals, and the government is happy to have the political support of the Orthodox Church.

·         Pray for a great revival in the Eritrean Orthodox Church that would lead to conviction of sin, repentance, reconciliation, and Christian solidarity.

·         Pray that the Holy Spirit will dwell within each imprisoned believer to lift that believer on 'eagle’s wings and protect him or her from all evil.

·         Pray that the government of Eritrea will repent of its atrocities and restore full religious freedom to Eritrea. Pray fervently for President Isaias Afwerki and his advisor, Ambassador Amare Tekle.

Thank God that Brother Cerullo has many spiritual sons and daughters near Sudan. Pray that believers in Christ find a way to effectively minister to their brothers and sisters that are suffering in Sudan.

PRAYER FOR OUR NATION

  1. Pray for the continued protection and safety of President and Mrs. Bush, and their daughters Jenna and Barbara, that God will surround them with His covering and care. Pray that any plots formed against them will be utterly foiled.

    I exhort therefore
    , that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and  giving of thanks be made for all men, kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1Timothy 2: 1-2).


  2. Pray that the number of prison inmates will decrease. The nation’s jails and prisons take in more than a thousand inmates a week. Ask the Holy Spirit to change the hearts and minds of these inmates so that they will have a desire to know the Lord.

    For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous” (Psalm 37:17).

3.      Pray that a recently passed bill to prevent demonstrators from disrupting military funerals at national cemeteries will allow families to bury their American heroes with dignity and in peace.

“And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him” (Acts 8:2).


  1. Pray that motorists across the country will not take out their gas rage on other people. Although no statistics are kept on incidences of gas rage, the National Association of Convenience Stores said evidence indicates rage has increased against cashiers and clerks since prices began climbing in February.

    A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident” (Proverbs 14:16).

  2. Pray that a new type of screening for breast cancer, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, will save many lives. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy may reduce the need for biopsies of breast abnormalities by 58 percent. By performing a MR spectroscopy after an MRI scan, doctors can non-invasively see which tumors are malignant and thereby eliminate biopsies.

    Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and trust” (Jeremiah 33:6)

  3. Pray that God will give wisdom and guidance to the U.S. regarding their recent decision to reverse more than 25 years of policy by offering to hold talks with Tehran to avert a nuclear crisis.

    For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” (Psalm 91:11).

  4. Pray that the new CIA Director Michael V. Hayden will be a superb leader.  The president lavished him with praise and commented that the director brings more than two decades of experience into the intelligence field. 

    “Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people” (Isaiah 55:4).

  5. Pray that an agreement between President Bush and Governor Schwarzenegger to send National Guard Troops to handle logistical duties at the border will give Border Patrol agents more time to take care of law enforcement activities.

    “But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein”
    (Ezekiel 44:14).

  6. Pray that God will reveal a cure for AIDS to scientists. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first reported case of AIDS. The year was 1981, and in gay neighborhoods across the country, healthy young men were beginning to come down with a mysterious illness that would later be called AIDS.

    And in that same hour He cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind He gave sight” (Luke 7:21).
     
  7. Pray that God will bless the plans of the United States government as it joins with European leaders in their talks with Iran on Iran’s nuclear program. Ask our Lord to move on the heart of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to respond positively to these talks and cooperate.
     
    Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend” (Proverbs 6:3).

  8. Pray that the Multicast/Equal access bill will pass. This bill will go a long way in preventing discrimination against religious broadcasters.

    “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me” (Psalm 101:3).

  9. Pray for new laws to be passed to protect children from sex offenders and murderers.

    “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience” (Ephesians 5:6).

  10. Pray that the loss of Social Security numbers and other personal information from the Department of Veterans Affairs will not fall into the wrong hands.

    “He revealeth the deep and secret things: He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him” (Daniel 2:22). 

  11.  Pray that God will protect our young people who are socializing with people they do not know on MySpace.com. A 16-year-old girl flew to the Middle East to be with a West Bank man she met on MySpace.com. She had tricked her family into getting her a passport, and then left home without notice. The girl was persuaded to return home by U.S. officials.

    “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him”
    (Proverbs 22:15).

  12. Pray that the efforts by the Food and Drug Administration to monitor unapproved drugs will prevent people from being poisoned. The FDA estimates that there are several hundred different unapproved active ingredients in prescription drugs on the market.

    “For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs” (Romans 14:20)
    .

  13. Pray that God will protect U.S. interests in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Fox News has learned that Americans face possible terrorist threats in China, and in other cities’ restaurants, churches, and schools.
     
    Wherefore ye shall do My statutes, and keep My judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety” (Leviticus 25:18).

  14. Pray that the crime rate will go down in America. The number of violent crimes increased by 2.5 percent over last year’s total resulting in the largest percentage gain since the early 1990’s.  There were more murders, robberies, and aggravated assaults.

    But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it” (Jeremiah 22:17).

  15. Pray that Congress will continue to move in alignment with the plans of President Bush to bring victory and closure to the war in Iraq. The House of Representatives on Friday approved a resolution rejecting an “arbitrary date for the withdraw” of U.S. troops from Iraq.

    “The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways” (Deuteronomy 28:7).

  16. Pray that God will protect our country’s economy from influences that do not have America’s best interests in mind.

    “If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures” (Job 36:11


  17. Pray that God will frustrate the devices of the wicked so their hands will not be able to carry out plans of destruction. North Korea test launched up to seven missiles that all fell into the Sea of Japan. Pray that as nations condemn the test, North Korea will stop striving to develop a working ballistic missile program.

    “Is not destruction to the wicked and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity” (Job 31:3).


  18. Pray that the United States will be able to persuade Russia to not share scientific technology with Iran that Iran will use to make nuclear bombs.

    A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident” (Proverbs 14:16).

  19. Pray that the U.S. Supreme Court will make the right decision as they consider an appeal that seeks to reinstate a federal law banning so-called partial-birth abortions.

    “This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me”
    (Ecclesiastes 9:18).

Your partner in prayer,

Rachel Graham

07/14/06
Shreveport, La.

Remember Debbie Morris today.  She will have teeth pulled today.  Pray this morning that the congestion is under control, so she can get this taken care of.  Pray for Joann (Debbie’s Mom) today.  The last tissue that the surgeon removed came back positive.  The lymph nodes were negative.  Praise GOD!  She will be making more decisions today for the next step.  Debbie will not be able to be with her mom today, but her sister-in-law, Sue will be with her.  Please keep both ladies lifted up today in prayer. 

Angela

Keithville, La.

Thank you all for your prayers. Cleatta is home now and doing great. They will treat her rythem problem with meds and I think everything will be fine. Thanks again and God Bless.
Buster
 
Shreveport, La.
 
We will be having a prayer meeting tonight @ 6:30 pm at Life Church.  We will be praying about the situation over in Israel and for the churches to be prepared for what is coming.  Please forgive the  short notice. Hope to see you there.
 
In Him,
 
Teresa
 

Prayers for July 11, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA (China Aid Association)
The Zhonmu City People's Court sentenced Chinese house church pastor Zhang Rongliang to seven and a half years in prison on June 29. Zhang is a key leader of the China for Christ house church movement. He was arrested by Henan police and held without charges on December 1, 2004. Months later was he charged with "attaining a passport through cheating" and with "illegal border crossing." Chinese authorities often deny passports to well-known house church leaders. Previously Zhang had been detained five times and spent a total of 12 years in prison for his religious activities. He also co-authored a joint house church "Confession of Faith." Following his arrest, authorities confiscated Christian DVDs and other materials from Zhang's house that allegedly linked him with foreign Christians. Contact with foreign co-religionists can constitute illegal activity in China. Pastor Zhang has five chronic diseases, including high blood pressure and severe diabetes, which were all acknowledged in an official hospital diagnosis in 2005. According to Chinese law, Pastor Zhang is qualified to ask for medical parole based on his health condition. Chen has appealed to human rights groups around the world to pay close attention to her husband's case – and has asked the international Christian community to continue praying for her husband.

Pray God will give Pastor Zhang the physical and spiritual strength to endure. Pray that even now the Lord is preparing the hearts and minds of those with whom he will share the gospel while he is in prison. Pray the Holy Spirit will open the blinded eyes of the Chinese authorities so they can see Jesus.

Pray for CUBA
CUBA (Compass Direct)
On June 26, the Rev. Carlos Lamelas, pastor and former national president of the Church of God in Cuba, was unexpectedly freed from jail. Members of Lamelas' extended family accompanied his wife, Uramis, and two daughters to the Villa Marita Detention Center in Havana last Monday for what they thought would be their weekly 15-minute visit with the jailed pastor. "It was a surprise indeed on Monday when we went for the visit," Carlos Lamelas' sister, Lourdes, informed friends in an e-mail. "They informed us that they had decided on a change in procedure and that the case was closed. He was free to go home." Arrested on February 20, Lamelas spent more than four months in jail without being formally charged. In a phone conversation from his home in Havana following his exit from jail, Lamelas told a friend that authorities had granted him "provisional" release.

Give thanks and praise to God for Pastor Lamelas' unexpected release. Pray the Lord will make this "provisional" release permanent. Pray God will continue to grow His church in Cuba, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (Salem Voice Ministries)
Christian believers and their pastor were attacked during a worship service in India last Sunday. While police looked on, about 20 people surrounded and then attacked worshipers at the Good Shepherd Community Church in the Indian Punjab on July 2. One man helping out at the church was seriously injured and was admitted to the hospital. The pastor filed a report with the police later. However, about 50 Sarpanch villagers, came to the hospital and threatened to kill the pastor if he didn't leave. Then the villagers forcibly removed the pastor from the hospital. The pastor and his church members have faced persecution by the head of the village and his followers for a number of years. They have asked the pastor and his flock to leave the village, and threatened the pastor with "dire consequences" if doesn't withdraw complaints he has lodged with authorities about prior incidents. The land on which the Good Shepherd Community Church sits was donated to the congregation in 2003. According to SVM, "The latest attack on the church took place in the presence of police personnel who were posted on the orders of the High Court for protection, as well as prevention of any untoward happening in the church premises. Sadly the police officials are allegedly siding with the attackers. They have sent false reports to the higher authorities and refused to lodge (a complaint). And none of the accused have been taken into custody and action initiated so far."

Continue praying for Christians in India. Go before the throne with the certainty that those who come to Jesus will never be cast out. Pray our heavenly Father will protect all of His children in India.

Pray for NIGERIA
NIGERIA (Compass Direct)
Local church leaders said Muslim extremists overwhelmed police officers who were providing refuge for an unidentified Christian woman in Niger state on June 28. Extremists stoned and clubbed the woman to death for doing street evangelism. David Atabo of the Roman Catholic Church in Izom said he witnessed the killing of the woman. He said she had met a group of Muslim youths, shared the gospel with them and gave them tracts. When nearby Muslim elders learned that the woman had preached to the youths, they claimed she insulted the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, and ordered that she be killed. Police rescued her and took her into protective custody, but a mob stormed the police station. "The police, realizing that the Muslim crowd was overwhelming, smuggled the woman through a back door to escape with her, but the Muslims blocked all escape routes, and at this point the police abandoned the woman to save their lives," Atabo said.

Pray our omnipotent Father will move in power to change the hearts of Muslim extremists in Nigeria. Pray Christians will continue bold and loving in sharing their faith. Pray God will use the martyrdom of this bold Christian woman for His ultimate and eternal glory.

07/13/06

Keithville, La.

This will be quick. My sister, Cleatta, is in the hospital. She was having some irregular heart beats and some pain yesterday and for a couple of days I guess. I took her to the ER and they ran some tests and kept her overnight. They didn't say heart attack, but there were some abnormal signs in her rythem. Please Pray for a speedy recovery and that she won't have anything long lasting from this. I hope she can come home today. I will send an update as soon as I can. Thanks and God Bless
                                                                                           Buster  
 

Shreveport, La.


Please pray and forward. Bobby S. has a friend at LSU, James G., who has suffered several heart attacks and is on life support and the doctors aren’t giving much hope of survival. Our JESUS still heals, delivers, sets free, and even raises the dead if need be! He calls those things that are not as though they were.

Sincerely Serving Christ,

Gary

Shreveport, La.

Please be in prayer over the situation in Israel.  I so much wanted to ask the church to pray in unity tonight for God to be glorified in this horrible situation over there.  We have missionaries over there and we need to be praying for their protection.  Some of them have children.  It can not be fun hearing missiles going off and wondering what is going to happen to you.  Please pray for  protection over their minds and over their hearts.

Though this looks very bad in the natural the flip side is this. I do not say this lightly,  The Lord spoke to my heart several years ago and said if I would watch what is happening to Israel that is what is happening with the Body of Christ.  Because of that direction I have prayed for the Body of Christ in what I believe to be a very effective and strategic way.  God does tell us how to pray if we will listen.

The one thing that is been a wonderful thing that is happening, is the Israeli's are going to the enemies camp and they are storming the gates of hell.  It is time for us to do the same thing.  They were going after one Soldier, one of their own taken and they said enough is enough....We need to do the same.  We need to go to the enemies camp and bomb the Hell out of it.  Take back what rightfully belongs to us, but more importantly what rightfully belongs to God. 

The Lebanese and the Palestinians are fired up at Israel right now.  They are not relenting, we can not relent.  They are not backing down, we can not back down.  We must sow seeds of prayer in their direction so that we can reap the fruit of our labor in our own homes and churches.  You want revival?  It comes at the cost of the clinking of swords.  How bad do you want it?  Enough to get on your face and repent for the way we have allowed the enemy to steal from us?  Enough to say I'm not offended because I have been told that I need to repent?  We all have come short of the glory of God and God is still looking for one who will stand in the gap.  Please join me and many others as we pray for Israel's eyes to be opened, for them to take their rightful place in the Kingdom of  God with us. 

 The Word says in Ephesians 2:

14For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one (Jew and Gentile) and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, 16and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Tomorrow many are fasting for this situation.  Many of us fasted today to see a breakthrough.  Pastor made a statement tonight...it's not about me, it's about God's Kingdom.  Do you believe it?  If so let's pray for God to do a miracle, like He did with the 6 day war. Pray for the Jews eyes to be opened that the only peace they will truly know is when they know Jesus, Yeshua, their and our Deliverer!

Pray for the release of the 3 soldiers, Gilad Shallit (Palestinians kidnapped him) and for the 2 soldiers that the Hizballah (Party of God) Terrorist organization out of Lebanon kidnapped.

Please pray that no other countries will join in this fracas against Israel.  Read Isaiah 33.  Pray over Israel Psalms 91, 121,  Jeremiah 31, Zechariah 12:10.

Please pass this on to as many as you know that will pray.  This is an emergency!!

On the Wall,

Teresa

Keithville, La.

Well Cleatta is doing good. I realized this is the first time she ever had to stay in the hospital. They are running more test, and she won't be coming home tonight. She seems to feel pretty good and her BP is down and stable. More tests tommorrow and I will go up there shortly tonight. Please keep praying and I will update later. Thanks and God Bless.                                        
Buster
 
07/12/06
Shreveport, La.

I received an email from a long time friend of mine in Illinois.  Her oldest brother passed away Monday. Memorial arrangements must be made and lots of decisions since he left no children and was a widower.   Please pray for Elaine and her remaining borthers, Bill, Phillip and Ben.  She is the youngest in the family and their parents are gone.  Since she's the only girl I know she has a great burden for all of her brother's well-being. 

Saved by His Grace,

Linda

Shreveport, La.

Pam is doing well, she said it looks like someone punched her in the eye and she is still having some pain even with the pain killers but other than that she is doing better. She is resting and cannot drive for two weeks.
She said she is not up to coming to church tonight and she said that Charlie is coming down with a sinus infection.
Just keep them in your prayers.
Love you,
Sherry
 
07/10/06
Shreveport, La.

Mona is on her way down to have a Cat Scan to make sure that she doesnt have a blood clot in her lungs.  PLEASE come against this as you pray.  She asked that we come against the anxiety of the closed in Scan.  She is breathing 20 % out of her nose and 80 % out of the trach.  She believes that the sinuses are the problem and is speaking in faith.  Please pray as soon as you get this. 

Thanks.

Angela

Shreveport, La.

I had lazik done a month ago and was doing fine until Saturday when I had some swelling.

I woke this morning and my sight seems to be getting worse instead of better.  I have an appointment w/the eye doctor at 2:20 today, please pray that whatever is wrong is something that can be taken care of in office and is quickly fixed. Thank you.
Jan
 
Shreveport, La.
 
 Okay, my little prayer warriors. I'm trying hard NOT to put myself in a panic, but I would love some prayer for Zachary. For those of you who don't know, he has had some white patches on his arm and in his diaper area since he was about
1-1/2 years old. His pediatrician thought the spots on his arm was a fungal infection and the diaper area was just dry skin. The problem is these areas are not getting any better, but worse.
Our pediatrician finally sent us to a dermatologist who
did not know what it was. He mentioned birthmarks
and a couple of other things I can't remember, nor
pronounce. The one that caught my attention and hasme fearful is Vitaligo. It's a disease where something in the body attacks the pigmentation in
the skin. It spreads and there is no cure.
Since this doctor was unsure we are going to see a second
doctor Aug. 8th. My prayer is that it is NOT Vitaligo and nothing at all serious, but something that will either go away on its own, or will NOT worsen. My concern is it appears to be
getting worse instead of better. I would appreciate and covet all your prayers....I don't want this to attack his cute little face. PLEASE, if you know of anyone who would lift this up and pray, please forward it......I truly believe God answers prayers....
I know he also has HIS own plan which is sometimes not our own. I'm praying this is one of those times he'll allow my little boy not to suffer a disfiguring skin problem. 
Thank you for your prayers. I truly appreciate each of you and thank you for your friendship whether near or far. 
Kristi
 
Keithville, La.

The surgery went well and they took a total of 3 nodes. They were negative for the quick test while she was on the table. He sent it all off for final testing and he said we should know by Tuesday. She will still have to have radiation and take some kind of pill for the next 5 years but the outcome looks great right now. I do not know what that pill is but, she is home and managing the pain well without having to take too much pain meds as it makes her sick. So, for right now all she is on track. I want to thank everyone for all of your prayers, it has meant a lot to me knowing everyone has been praying. I now want to ask all to keep praying for my moma but, also I need your prayers for my grandmother. I have known in the last week or so something was wrong as she has been upset, I know most was for my mom but, I could not understand why after all the good results so for she still was not smiling. I just found out what she has been keeping from us. She was told a few years ago she has active leukemia even though she told the drs she did not believe them and even was brought up here to a cancer specialist and he told her it was true and tried to show her in the lab results, she never accepted it and believed she would be healed. It went into remission right after that and has remained but, she saw her dr before she came up here and had blood work as usual. They called her the next morning and told her to come back as something was wrong and they needed to talk to her and do more test. She did not go back. She finally told me yesterday she felt sure is was the leukemia back as she felt it. This is so hard for me to even say as most who know me will understand. She is a Holy Ghost and Fire filled grandma who has always been right there all my life to Pray and intercede for me and help me get through the hardships I have faced in my life. Some of which she knew I was going to face before it ever happened. She may be 87 but I do not want to here "well, she was old and had a good life", she is not old to me and I know she will not fight this. I am selfish and want her too but, she will just look to God to heal her and if that means calling her home she will go without a word. I knew when I was told that she did not go back to the dr the next day what all of this means. Thank you all and please keep praying as I cannot even write this without breaking down but, all of the family does not know yet but, when I looked into her eyes when she told me, she does. I just had to keep asking......... Sometimes maybe ignorance is bliss. I love you all.

Debbie

Shreveport, La.

Dear Prayer Warriors,
I had a call from Lani  and she was crying.
Her son Charles "Chucky"  was wounded in the War and rushed for emergency surgery in a Baghdad Hospital... This happened in the early hours of Monday morning.
He had surgery today and is recovering.
Lani is really shaken as her son needs prayer.
He is blaming himself for his unit getting fired upon... It is not his fault...
It is the enemies fault and we have to pray for encouragement to him as his mother is so concerned for the welfare of her son.
Please help us pray for Chucky to be well and that his frame of mind will change through our prayers.  We ask the Lord to give him peace and a changeof attitude and change of heart ...
Thank you for your prayers...
Shirley
 
Shreveport, La.
Dear Prayer WArriors,
 
    Just had a call from my brother Les in Virginia... our cousin Kay  just had a heart attack and is being rushed to ER.... Please pray for Kay as he loves the Lord and knows in whom his Anchor Holds...
 
    We believe in prayer and we know there is strength where two or three are gathered in the Name of Jesus Christ... Matthew 18:19
Shirley

Keithville, La.
 
I am leaving to see my dr as my sinus has stopped up again and I am running a fever so they told me to get in there. I have to try to stop it in it's tracks or I cannot have the dental surgery Monday and I am at the end of my rope with this tooth pain, I certainly did not need anything else to deal with but, I refuse to let it get too me.
Love you.
Debbie
 
Shreveport, La.
 
Donita called Courtney today.  She had her baby.  It's a boy.  Mom and baby are doing well.  She had a prayer request for her uncle, Gene Harden, who is dying of cancer.  He got saved a year or so ago so he's ready, but he's in a tremendous amount of pain.  The doctors are shocked he's made it even the last 3 days so it's very close.  Please pray that his transition will be pain free.  Thanks.
 
Love Shari
 
Shreveport,  La.

Please see prayer request for Claudia below:

Diane also requested that we pray for her mom's outlook on life.  I request that Diane's mom's eyes be open to the love of Jesus, that she will have an illumination moment and that God will transform her by the Blood of the Lamb.  Please pray that God will glorify Himself through this situation. Please pray that peace, strength, patience and love will abound during this hard time.

God Bless,

Teresa

Please join me in prayer for my mother. She met with her oncologist today who told her the tumor in her lung was inoperable and incurable. They're going to try to shrink it with chemo and radiation. Her first treatment is Monday. I'll
be in town so I'll go with her.
Diane

07/07/06
Shreveport, La.
 
Please pray for Kay.  She is suffering from lupus.  She is our workman comp's auditors wife.  He is having to retire in October due to the effects the disease is having on her body.  He said she is in a lot of pain.  God bless them both.
 
Thank you,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
 
Today, we paid our respect and said our "good byes" to a lovely lady of 90 years 11 months - 08 days...
She was a family-oriented woman of God.  She will be missed by those who loved her dearly.
Jennie loved the Lord and she was well loved by those in her small town of Louisiana. 
Please pray for her husband Earl; her children; grand children; great grandchildren and two
great, great grandchildren.
Shirley

07/07/06
Shreveport, La.

Some of you may know this request already. Mona just called and said that she could really use lots of prayer.  She said that she is very tired of being sick.  She is in the hospital and she has pseudomonas bacteria which has attacked her respiratory system.  She is dealing with Asthma really bad, because of all of this.  Also, because of previous surgery, she has a trach (which is causing some of the problems) and that can only be removed after a 2nd surgery.  She has to be well, before a second surgery can be done. Please come against through the power of prayer this pseudomonas bacteria and Asthma.  Pray for healing and restoration to Monas body, so that she can have the 2nd surgery and be well again.  Thanks,

Angela

07/06/2006
Shreveport, La.

PLEASE REMEMBER DEBBIES MOTHER, JOANN, IN PRAYER.  SHE WILL BE HAVING SURGERY AROUND 7:30AM, TOMMOROW, FRIDAY, JULY 7TH. SHE PREVIOUSLY HAD A CANCEROUS TUMOR REMOVED AND WILL BE HAVING MORE SURGERY IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. PLEASE PRAY ABOUT ALL THAT THIS CONCERNS AND THAT JOANN BE HEALED & RESTORED. IN JESUS NAME. 

THANKS

ANGELA

Shreveport, La.

This is an extremely high priority prayer request
 
We all know that the enemy is constantly trying to destroy the works of the Lord.  But Jesus came to destroy the works of the enemy.  PERIOD.  But we have to do our part and fight for what rightfully belongs to the Kingdom of God.
 
I am requesting for everyone that receives this to please take a moment each day to pray for marriages.  I know of several couples right now who are struggling, including myself.  In my spirit man I can see a baby that is trying so hard just to stay alive.  I can see the it's little body completely saturated with sweat from fighting just to catch a breath.  Please, please pray and pass this along to other Brothers and Sisters who will pray, I guarantee you that some of you will send this to others who will be comforted to know that corporate/warfare prayer is going on and upward.
 
Those of you who are feeling very strong in your marriage right now please plant seeds of durability, strength, stability, compassion, love, love, love into those who are not doing so well.
 
Those of you who are experiencing the struggle....Hold on deliverance is coming, the calvary of Heaven is coming!!
 
The Watchman,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.

Hi,

I'm at the church answering phones this morning and we have received 2 phone calls for prayer requests. 

1.  Please pray for a woman named Kathy.  Her brother called to say she has just been diagnosed with cancer.

2.  Barbara asked that we pray for a man named Benny.  Benny has just been told he has a growth in his throat/neck.

Thanks and God's Blessings to you and yours,
Linda

Shreveport, La.

Please continue to pray for Melissa (Darlene's daughter) it is a very hard thing to seperate from a husband. But it is extremely hard when the husband insist on playing mind games.  One moment he doesn't want her the next he is calling her over and over.  It causes confusion and turmoil.  I also ask that you pray for Darlene as mama.  It is a very trying thing to see your child wounded maliciously.  None of us would be able to stand in the midst of what her child is going through without the covering of Jesus.  Please keep this family lifted up. 
 
Thank you,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
Randy will be having a Nuclear Stress Test on Friday and Mary asked that we lift him up in prayer.
Teresa
Shreveport, La.
Hey, I went to the dr today for them to look at my knee and one of the nurses asked if we would pray for her. She is having eye surgery on Tuesday morning. Her name is Stacy.

Joben 

Shreveport, La.

Sonny just called and asked prayer for Bobby Ogden. He has a bone disease and is to undergo surgery today. They are hoping to save his foot but have told him they’ve seen some other suspicious bone problems. He also is diabetic.

Sincerly Serving Christ,

Gary

07/05/06
Portland,Or.
Please pray for our daughter, Kimberly.  She had an accident last Tuesday and was hit by a boat propeller.  She was air-lifted to a hospital and underwent 3 hours of surgery.  God was gracious!  She had some significant cuts but no organs or major blood vessels were hit.  Her right leg will require some rehab work as her muscle was cut on that leg.  She had many cuts on her abdomen, but none penetrating enough to reach any organs.  She is expected to have a full recovery within 2-3 months.  I am staying at her home now to help nurse her and care for her 2 daughters, 3-1/2 and 9 months.  She is home and making a very good recovery.  We are thanking God for sparing her life.  Many people prayed for her immediately after it happened and we know He spared her life!   I rushed to the hospital and have been with her the whole time till now, so I didn't get a chance to contact you for prayer before this.  Her father-in-law was driving the boat and he needs prayer.  He is not a believer, but God is doing a good work in his heart through this.  I am on a short break now and will be heading back shortly.  Thanks so much for your prayers.  We know God was and is taking care of her.
Karen
 
Turpin, Ok.
This is an update we just received from Michelle's friend from Turpin, OK.  Please continue to lift her up as 4 is the worst level you can have.
Jan
 
We are home.  I am going to take chemo by pills again.  I will be taking Temdar at a higher dosage.  The biospy on the bad cells were a grade/level 4.  Thank you for all thePrayers.
 
Pepper
 
07/04/06
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for the family of Danny W. His dad passed away last night. Do not know the details, etc.
Gloria
 
Shreveport, La.
Just a note to let you know that Danny W.'s dad Jimmy, went to be with the Lord today.
 
Please remember Danny; his mother; and family in your prayers.
 
Remember the grandchildren and other family members.
 
Jimmy (84 yrs young) was a member of First Assembly of God.
Shirley
 
07/04/06
Shreveport, La.
A couple of months ago I sent an email asking you all to pray about the impending parade that was to take place in Jerusalem.  The World Gay Pride event. Sandy, with Light of Zion Ministries is putting out a prayer request as well.  This is of extreme importance. Please take a moment to read the article below and pray about participating in the fast and prayer days that are going to be taking place.  Thank you for your time and please pray for the Shalom of Jerusalem.

On the Wall,

Teresa

Sound the Alarm: World (Gay) Pride Lays Siege to Jerusalem

As has happened so many times through the centuries, Jerusalem is once again under siege. This time it has been targeted as the location of choice for "World Pride". Their intentions are made clear in their own words (from their website: www.worldpride.net): "WorldPride, a week-long international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event, will be held in the Holy City August 6-12, 2006. Major events include a Multifaith Clergy Conference, a Pride March and outdoor festival, and an International Youth conference…The message sent from Jerusalem WorldPride will echo throughout the world, redefining our community¥s identity, faith and vision… In these times of intolerance and conflict, this is a historical opportunity to proclaim the moral values of our community from the home of three of the world¥s great religions."We who live in Jerusalem, are deeply concerned that there would be such a large-scale, blatant attempt to defile the City of which God Himself has said: "I am very jealous for Zion; I am burning with jealousy for her…I will dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain." (Zechariah 8:2,3).

We had hoped the event would not be allowed in Jerusalem. Prominent clergy of many faiths had declared this event would "not fit the character of this city". A poll found 75 % of Jerusalem residents opposed to it, and Jewish Orthodox Jerusalem Mayor Lupoliansky had expressed his opposition. However, the Jerusalem District Court ruled that the city government must allow the event and must treat the gay community with "equality…out of respect for the values of tolerance and pluralism, which exist in the heart of democratic society". In fact, the Jerusalem District court also ordered the Jerusalem Municipality to transfer the equivalent of $78,000 to the city’s gay and lesbian youth center for "cultural and social activities."

Local Jerusalem spiritual leaders are meeting weekly to pray that God would arise to halt this event for the sake of His Name, which is so associated with Jerusalem. We have called an urgent city-wide prayer meeting for July 12th, to coincide with the day of fasting in the Hebrew calendar (17th of Tammuz, which begins at sundown on July 12th)) which laments the breaching of Jerusalem’s walls, which led to the Babylonian exile. We would encourage those led to fast from sundown July 10th until sundown July 13th.

However, it is obvious that we need believers in the nations to join us in this spiritual battle which will affect not only the future of Jerusalem, but of the nations. We urgently ask you to pray and take action with us.Please pray and proclaim with us that the gates of Jerusalem will be closed to this flood of evil. Proclaim that these words given concerning a previous siege will come to pass in this current siege: "Therefore this is what the LORD says concerning the king of Assyria: "He will not enter this city or shoot an arrow here. He will not come before it with shield or build a siege ramp against it. By the way that he came he will return; he will not enter this city," declares the LORD. "I will defend this city and save it, for my sake and for the sake of David my servant." Isaiah 37:33-35.Please pray with us that confusion and division will come upon the demonic powers behind this event, and the human organizers through whom they are working. In the words of Jesus: "If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come." Mark 3:24-26. Please pray that in all of our lives, and in the city of Jerusalem, humility would prevail. God Himself promises: "I will remove from this city those who rejoice in their pride. Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill. 12 But I will leave within you the meek and humble, who trust in the name of the LORD." Zephaniah 3:11,12.Pray for God’s mercy and a revelation of true salvation to those organizing this event. In the words of I Peter 3:9, God is "not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."Please join us in contacting authorities to express your deep concern. At this point, in terms of local government, only the Supreme Court or the Municipal Police could stop this event. The most hopeful would be the Municipal Police, if they were to truly understand that this event could well be the excuse for Islamic fundamentalist terrorists to renew terrorism in Jerusalem in order to rid it of this defilement, which they see as brought in by the Jews and Christians of the West. At a local "gay pride" march in Jerusalem last year, an Orthodox man stabbed a participant, so there is the potential for violence from that side as well. We would encourage you to flood the key authorities with faxes and emails expressing such concern.

Uri Lupoliansky, Mayor of Jerusalem:

Fax: + 972-2-629-6407

email: lpuri@jerusalem.muni.il

Moshe Karadi, Inspector General of the Israeli Police:

Fax: + 972-2 -530-8118

email: akam@police.gov.il

Thank you for joining us in this spiritual battle of such significance for Jerusalem, the nations, and the Name of the Lord God of Israel. Please forward this article to those you know who would be concerned.

Wayne Hilsden, King of Kings Community

Eliyahu Ben-Haim, Intercessors For Israel (IFI)

Rick Ridings, Succat Hallel (www.jerusalempraise.com)

Shimon Nahum, Kingdom Ministries Jerusalem

Marcel Rebiai, Community of Reconciliation

John Myers, Shemen Sasson

Asher Intrater, Ahavat Yeshua

Benjamin & Reuven Berger, Congregation of the Lamb on Mount Zion

Ofer Amitai, Kehilat El Roi

Avi Brickner, Servant Leader Committee of MMWG

Zvi Randelman, Kehillat Succat David

Seth Ben-Haim, King of Kings Community

Oded Shoshani, Kehilat Melech Hamelachim

Mikhael Moran

Walter Gubler, Kehilat Ha Pius

Michael Cohen - A Word From Zion

Bradley Antolovich, For Zion's Sake

Prayers for July 4, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA (China Aid Association)
May 27th and 28th, 2006, 30 house-church leaders from Langzhong City, Sichuan Province were arrested and forced to pay fines. Eyewitnesses and family members of the victims reported that the arrests happened from 11 a.m. on May 27th until 9 a.m. on the 28th during a fellowship meeting. Fifteen members of the Public Security Bureau in six police vehicles raided the meeting. Eyewitnesses say that during the arrests and interrogations, Christians were abused inhumanely by constant heavy beatings. Though some of those arrested were released on the 28th, on morning of the 29th, 14 house church leaders received criminal detention notices. They are:
  • Li Ming
  • Wang Yuan
  • Li Jinbo
  • Li Chengxi
  • Shi Zhihe
  • Gou Yongcai
  • Jin Jiyun
  • Wang Shuhua
  • Gou Qingju
  • Ke Xiufang
  • Sun Changfen
  • Hu Yongju
  • Zhang Shulan
  • Liao Zhoulan
Pastors Li Ming, Wang Yuan, Li Jinbo and Jin Jiyun are major leaders of the Chinese House Church Alliance which was established in 2004. It is made up of approximately 300,000 members from various house church movements scattered across 21 provinces. CAA also learned that in recent weeks a number of house churches from Beijing, Shangdong and Guangdong were forced by the local authorities to close. Polite letters of protest and concern may be sent to the Chinese Embassy.

Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong,
Embassy of the People's Republic of China 2300 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008
TEL: 202-7456743
Fax: 202- 588-0032; 202-7457473

Pray Jesus will draw close to the prisoners with His loving comfort. Pray God will protect them from further beatings. Pray their faithfulness to Jesus will inspire Christians everywhere to seek a closer walk with our Savior and Friend.

(Compass Direct)
Chinese officials have expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with a resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 12th condemning rising persecution of religious believers in China. The resolution came after U.S. President George W. Bush invited three members of China's house-church network to the White House on May 11th--author Yu Jie, law professor Wang Yi and legal scholar Li Baiguang. Yu, 33, attends Ark Church, an unregistered Protestant house church that has had to change locations six times to escape harassment. When Yu was asked to visit the White House, secret police in Beijing immediately called his wife, Liu Min, at her office in downtown Beijing. "They bluntly asked me to stop attending Ark Church, assuming that if I stopped going, the others would also scatter," she said. When she replied that she could not obey the order, the police said they would spread rumors to damage her husband's reputation. Police also advised her to divorce Yu.

Give thanks to God that information about the lack of religious freedom in China is being made public. Ask God to protect the house church representatives who were willing to suffer the consequences of reporting to President Bush. Pray all those who are threatened by the Chinese authorities will continue to stand up for Jesus.

Pray for ERITREA
ERITREA (VOM Canada)
In the early morning of May 16th, 15 Christians escaped from a military training camp in Asabe, Eritrea and attempted to escape across the desert into neighboring Djibouti. According to a June 23rd report from Open Doors U.K., the men had been detained in metal shipping containers for the past two years because of their faith in Christ. Military police pursued the men when they were discovered missing. After two days, the bodies of five of them were found dead from exposure. At last report the other 10 had not been found and there was no indication if they were successful in crossing the border into Djibouti. If they remain in Eritrea, their lives are in grave danger.

Pray if there are survivors, the Lord will bring them safely to a place where they can recover from their ordeal. Pray the families of the deceased will find comfort in the fact that Christ is victorious over death, and their loved ones will be raised with Him. Continue to pray for the safe release of the many Christian prisoners in Eritrea.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (VOM sources)
A group of junior doctors of Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh beat up a Dalit Christian laborer for several hours, cut his hair and forced him to drink his own urine in Gandhi Medical College hostel on June 21st. The police sources said the junior doctors started beating the Christian at 2:30 p.m. and continued the thrashing until night. The man somehow managed to free himself from the clutches of his tormentors and rushed to the nearest police station. The police are looking for the unknown persons on charges of wrongful confinement and physical abuse. In Bothli village in Durg district Sunday, June 25th, dozens of activists of a Hindu group, Dharam Sena, disrupted a weekly prayer meeting of Christians. As the prayer meeting was going on, more than a dozen Hindu fanatics surrounded the house, shouting slogans against Christians. They then barged into the house and started to attack all those present. Attacks on minorities, particularly on Christians, are increasing alarmingly. They are suffering a series of attacks and assaults by hardliner Hindu groups in many of the North and South Indian States.

Pray God will protect the Dalit Christians who are the poorest of the poor and give them peace and safety. Give thanks to God for the perseverance of the saints who remain faithful to Jesus in spite of severe persecution. Pray the Holy Spirit will come in glory and loving power to the whole country of India.

 
07/03/06
Shreveport, La.
Dear Prayer Warriors,
I received a call from my brother, Leslie, Sunday evening.
He needs our prayers today as he has an upper resperatory condition which antibiotics, inhalers, steroids, etc. have not cleared up the last 3 weeks.
Today, he is checking into the hospital as he is very weak, has shortness of breath, coughs constantly without bringing anything up to the point it makes him nauseated.
He asked that we come in agreement with him that the doctor's can determine the cause of his physical condition and move on with his life.
He wants to live and serve the Lord to the best of his ability!!!
This has set him back as it is all he can do to walk 100 feet without giving out.
He has no strength as the medications have drained him.
I am reminded that the "JOY" of the Lord is my strength and that we must continue
to pray for one another to hold up the arms of those down (Under attack - pressure).
Please add Les to your prayer chains around the world.
He is a precious man of God and loves the Lord with all his heart.
He has a message (Gospel of Jesus Christ) in his testimony and witnesses (speaks) of the
good things of the Lord daily.
Now, we ask for prayer for divine guidance and wisdom of the doctors (workers) at the
hospital to determine the cause of his illness and know how to treat his condition.
He needs help & understanding physically, mentally and spiritually today!!!!!!!!!
Please join me in prayer ... Thank You for interceding for this precious man today...
Deepest appreciation,
Shirley
 
 07/01/06
Shreveport, La.
Please take a look at the article below. 
 
The Lord said to look at what is happening in Israel and that is what is happening in the Body of Christ.  Well, the IDF is fighting hard and their going after one of the big guys!! And they're gonna take back who was stolen from them.  Pray that this young soldier (Gilad Shalit) is still alive and please pray for the soldiers in the IDF.  Pray for them to come to know who their and our Messiah is.  This is such an awesome time we live in.  The other day they took the power out.  I thought they had shut it off Ken said they bombed the power plant I will have to confirm that and let you guys know.  We need to be doing the same thing knocking the enemies power out.  That comes by walking in the Power, Grace and Authority of Jesus.
Pray for the Body of Christ to understand the prophetic meaning of what is happening there and it's direct relation to us.  Let's take the heavenlies by force, let's storm the gates of the enemy for they shall not prevail against us!!!  Let's do it!!!
 
On theWall,
Teresa
 
Israel Hits Palestinian PM's Gaza Office
Updated 7:00 PM ET July 1, 2006
By IBRAHIM BARZAK

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli aircraft attacked the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas in Gaza City early Sunday, witnesses said, setting the building on fire.

The Israeli army confirmed it attacked Haniyeh's office. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Witnesses said two missiles hit the south side of the building at about 1:45 a.m. local time, setting it ablaze. Because of the late hour, the building was empty, they said.

On Thursday, Israeli planes attacked the Interior Ministry, part of Israel's campaign to force release of a soldier abducted by Palestinian militants last Sunday.

Jerusalem, Israel

Shalom Dear Intercessors:
We agree with the writer of Hebrews: "God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them." (Hebrews 6:10) Your help as you pray for us is truly invaluable. Thank you!

Thank you for praying for the TV interview that Sandy taped last month. The program host, Jewish Voice, decided to extend the interview and produce two different shows. We just learned they will be aired July 8-9 (part 1) and July 15-16 (part 2, involving another guest). The most exciting aspect is that both programs are scheduled to be aired in Israel on those same dates. Please join us in praying that much fruit will be borne for the kingdom of God and that the shows will be used to bring Israelis to Yeshua!

Strong opposition has already arisen by anti-missionaries in Israel against continued airing of Jewish Voice, which is broadcast on the two Christian stations that just recently signed on with Israel's most popular secular cable company. (That these two stations could sign on with the cable company was a breakthrough miracle in itself.) There is much pressure on both stations to break their contracts with Jewish Voice, solely because it is Messianic. Jewish Voice is also getting its share of opposition directly from the anti-missionaries. As a result, we really need your prayers to cover us this month with the protection of the blood of Yeshua, including protection from kabbalah (Jewish witchcraft) curses the anti-missionaries may send against us. Please pray not only for Kerry and Sandy, but for our two daughters and four pets, and for Jewish Voice.

The second half of July, our younger daughter will headed off to a 3 week-long teen worship camp at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. We will take a 2 week vacation for the first time in our married life.

Meanwhile, Katherine, the translator in Hong Kong will be finishing up the first Chinese version of Why Care about Israel? and requests prayer.
In the grateful love of Yeshua,
Kerry and Sandy

06/30/06

Lima, Peru

"But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them?" -Romans 10:14

June 16, 2006-Friday ((the journey begins))

I woke up at 6:30 to a call from April saying that Alexis' dad bailed on her ticket. I got up immediately to tell my parents, and ask them to call April back ASAP. I took my last shower at home, double-checked my packed bags, and then headed to the church with the family a little before 8. I ended up forgetting the video camera, Alexis' hoodie, and reading material for the plane. After prayer with the group and goodbyes, we swung back by the house to pick up all the items I had forgotten.

We played travel Scrabble on the way to Houston and arrived at the airport a bit sooner than we had expected. A lady who had visited the church recently allowed us to park the church van and trailer in her driveway for the days we would be gone. We checked in our baggage, and then went through the inspections. Much to my surprise, there was a Panda Express right next to the Starbucks close to our boarding gate. With time to kill, we all sat down to eat lunch. I called my parents to ensure them of our safety and to rub in the fact that I was having Panda. We boarded promptly after eating, and headed to Lima, Peru--never expecting what God had in store for us.

The plane ride was about 6 hours, and I don't really remember all that I did. Although, I do remember trying to read or listen to my iPod, only to be disturbed by a certain Kendrick who got a little bored. I only felt sick on the landing, and felt better once we got on the ground. We arrived pretty late, and got to the hotel late at night only to stay up for a bit before going to bed at 1. Our room was scarier than I thought. Weston and I were assigned each other as roommates, and our damp sheets didn't make the experience any better. The paper thin walls, constant traffic noise, and hotel construction made our first night's sleep a bit difficult. But, we knew the week would be worth it all.

June 17, 2006-Saturday ((Orientation))

I woke up with my blanket covering my ears. I took my first Peruvian shower and prepared to do my hair with no hair dryer or straightener. Our shower was more like a jet stream of hot water, but would eventually become part back massager. Water got all over the floor, and the Laura/Alexis room was completely flooded. I was completely disappointed with breakfast, even though I normall don't eat breakfast. Pastor Doug Reed conducted the first part of our orientation, giving us "10 Basics of Missions" and "12 qualities of a Great Missions Team."

       10 Basics of Missions:

  1. Be on time
  2. Follow the rules
  3. Stay together
  4. Self-responsibility
  5. Fuel your body
  6. Carry the right stuff, the right way
  7. Be aware
  8. Stay focused
  9. Value property
  10. Be a person of prayer

       12 Qualities of a Great Missions Team:

  1. Maturity
  2. Intuition
  3. Servanthood
  4. Sacrifice
  5. Identify
  6. Openness
  7. Need
  8. Sight
  9. Transparency
  10. Effort
  11. Adoration
  12. Mandate

We were then briefed on Book of Hope, and their mission. We then went to Burger King for lunch. It was quite an interesting experience, as it was so much like home. I asked everyone at our table about their testimonies, and then got to use that as a way to meet a girl from the Ohio team named Marcy. We went shopping at Wal*Mart-like place close to the hotel. After shopping, we visited the local church, or what we would refer to as our base church for the week. The worship was in Spanish, and even though we couldn't understand one word of it, the presence of God was so strong. I couldn't help but worship, and just be embraced by the presence of God. I felt the same thing in Romania--God can meet you anywhere in the world.

We spent the rest of the afternoon learning some of the dramas, after being assigned to teams. Team B consisted of Laura, Ashley, John Ken, John Kin, Tim, Marcia, Oscar, and myself. We ate dinner at a restaurant called Pardo's, known for their excellent chicken. Our evening devotional closed out our night. I sang with PJ during worship and Pastor Doug spoke about the three levels of missions: Giving/Praying, Going, and Seeing. He referred to seeing as being in a position to where God can trust you with things. That God leans down and tells you why He does things, as opposed to just showing you things. I'm praying that I get to see this week.

June 18, 2006-Sunday ((Father's Day))

Today was a fairly decent day. I actually got to dress up for church, which we attended in teams. After dropping off Team A at their church, we visited a local Baptist church. The kids got up on the platform and told what they liked about their dads. Then, they played two hymns on the recorder as a tribute. Pastor Johnny and I attempted to top that by playing two worship songs, which they couldn't understand. If only we spoke Spanish...

Our lunch was at a restaurant on a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean. The breeze was breathtaking and the view was the same. I could see waves for miles of an ocean I had never seen before. Alexis made the mistake of not coming down for breakfast, where we had to pre-order our meals. Let's just say Laura went with what sounded best, and Alxis got spaghetti with olives and eggplant. It smelled awful! We got to go to a nearby indian market, where everyone had fun trying to bargain with the vendors with what little Spanish we knew. I bought a linen, printed bag...that's it.

While learning the rest of the new dramas, we munched on Dominos for a bit. We ended up practicing the dramas until 12. John Ken, Anna, and I spent most of that time trying to get "Two Masters" ready for presentation. We had Anna running around like a crazy person, and developed new ways to get the objects away from each person. I didn't sleep much that night, and I knew that it wasn't going to be a fun morning.

June 19, 2006-Monday ((The first day))

After five hours of not sleeping, I slugged my way down to breakfast. We loaded up, picked up our boxes of books at the church, and then headed to our first school. A military-like troop of young boys marched in, presented the flag, and we stood in honor as their 7-minute long anthem played. Although it was a bit of a tough crowd, we pulled it together and went on with the day. The acceptance of the books was incredible. I wasn't altogether surprised, but a little taken back at the thought of how much U.S. schools are so opposed to things like that. One of our schools was all kindergarten aged kids. They were so cute, and I even exchanged a little Spanish with a little boys whose eyes made me think I saw Jesus.

We were mobbed a bit at our last school. The kids were a little distracted, as a gym class was going on in the background. The girls went crazy over the Johns, even when they attacked them as ninjas in the "Chair" drama. We ate at a nice restaurant for dinner, and I got a 15-minute chance to e-mail my parents in a next door internet cafe. Our worship time and devotional was incredible, as God's presence continued to move with us and within us. Pastor Tim spoke about how sometimes we just need to stop asking God to prove stuff to us. I've never been one to say "Hey God, prove yourself!" but I know that several times, I've asked for signs and received none because I wasn't looking to the Giver of signs.

June 20, 2006-Tuesday ((2nd Day))

We got to sleep in 30 extra minutes today, which isn't saying much since we get up before 6 every day. An all girls school went nuts over the Johns. I got to swing around on the poles in a couple of skits, making use of the stage. I flung water all over the kids in "Two Masters" and strutted my stuff in the "Chair" skit--I played the part of the beauty queen. Pastor Johnny finally came over to our team today. We remained in an attitude of prayer between each school. Today, we got to go to our first "outskirt" school. Understand that Lima is a city of 8 million people and it would take 4 hours to get from one side to the other. Our drive was exhaustingly long, but we all got a chance to rest for a bit. We were only mobbed once today, unlike Team A.

We ate at Burger King for dinner again, and then visited a local, boys orphanage. The boys sang to us with passion and great volume. They were so cute, and we got a chance to sing to them and teach them  the "Hokey Pokey." We made them balloon animals and swords. Our hearts broke when we saw a video about the orphanage's ministry. One little boy cried and just said that he wanted his parents to come find him, forgive him. Another feverishly walked, craving drugs and saying they felt warm and like heaven. On the way home, Pastor Doug challenged us to take 10 minutes to look out the window and let God speak to us...I'll keep this to myself...

As the chaos of our normal ride home ensued, we drove in squares around a square downtown in front of the President's house. A quaint park was in the center, complete with fountain and tons of couples making out on benches. The architecture was beautiful, and all lit up against the night sky. We hung two of our balloon dogs out of the bus window with a sign, in Spanish that said "Beware of dogs." I'm ready for tomorrow...NEW CONTACT WEDNESDAY!!!

June 21, 2006-Wednesday ((3rd Day))

Early morning blues, once again. Although, breakfast is getting a bit more manageable. They have these roles with a crescent moon indention in the center, which I put butter on and follow with a banana. Our dramas are getting better each day. For the first time, I felt it necessary to tell the mob of girls that John Ken was "mine." We've been eating lunch at the church every day, and frankly, everything is starting to taste the same--like fish oil.

We went to a restaurant which served Peruvian cuisine tonight for dinner. Turns out, not everybody has the same taste. I really didn't care for what other people thought was the best part of our spread. I miss home so much because of the food. No one cooks like Mom. I had gotten all dressed up expecting tons of people and salsa dancing. Well, it was just us and their dancing is a bit different. More like, standing in a square, having on partner and rhythmically running in and out of the square. I was abandoned by my partner, mid-dance, but enjoyed the musical stylings of a pastor who traveled all over the world.

We decided to go get ice cream, after returning to the hotel. The guys decided to go in for a bit to pick up some cheap clothing, and we didn't get out in time to catch the ice cream stand while it was open. There is supposedly a teachers' strike that is going to go on tomorrow, so we're praying that it doesn't affect God's work too much. Our intepreter is turning out to be a pretty cool guy. His name is Israel and he is engaged to a girl from Illinois. He also likes to watch "Seinfeld," and now the whole group is quoting from the "Soup Nazi" episode--"NO SOUP FOR YOU!" and/or "NO SOPA PARA TE!"

June 22, 2006-Thursday ((4th day))

I got to sleep in a bit, because I took a shower last night. We only got to go to one school this morning, due to the strike. However, we still prayed at each of the schools we were scheduled to distribute at. We took one of Team A's schools to kill time. Our bus was mobbed for the first time, as they were desperate to get to the Johns. Laura and I were unfornately stuck guarding a window that wouldn't lock. I only ate a banana at lunch, as the food is not any better than yesterday. We got to do two presentations in the afternoon, and got a little down time before dinner.

Dinner was in a fancy restaurant down in the square we drove around in the other night. The potato soup was wonderful, as Peru grows a lot of potatoes. I ended up giving most of my food to Joe, as I wasn't hungry at all. The water here is so flat, I can barely drink anything. So, I'm really tired from dehydration. I picked up a Peruvian-colored bracelet before dinner, and was surprised when greeted by a girl from Florida. Our devotion time with Pastor Doug was a bit difficult. The fatigue was finally setting in for me, but he left us with a message about "How to Make it Last":

       Seven Ways to Make it Last:

  1. Delay and redefine normality
  2. Live in the truth
  3. Be bigger than who you are
  4. Change your worldview
  5. Growth is a priority
  6. Value relationships
  7. Remember 

Everyone planned on going to get ice cream afterwards, so I ran up to get money and grab a jacket. I got left. In a childish anger, I stamped all the way up the five flights of stairs. I ended up getting time to myself, and time to journal. As I turned off the light and laid my head on the pillow, there was a knock at the door. It was B.J. who thought enough of me to bring me ice cream. I sat in my bed, ate my ice cream, and talked to her until I finished. Tonight, I learned that when I'm tired, I'm too tired to be upset. Tomorrow is our last day in the schools, and I'm praying for favor.

June 23, 2006-Friday ((Last day in the schools))

Another day on the field, no gut ripping so far. We got to perform in most of our schools today. One of which, in a last ditch effort to make "Two Masters" hilarious, I dumped water all over myself and flung my head at John and Anna when they asked for "agua." On the way to our last school, a tire on our bus went out. Our driver couldn't fix it, so we drove around for a bit trying to find help. We ended up driving into town with one tire on our back, right wheel--all the while fearing for our lives. The driver was so sweet, taking a moment to tell us how he only wanted to serve us, and that he was praying for God to bless us. It's amazing how simple, and yet how important his job was this week.

I almost forgot, before our first school's presentation ever began, I was exhausted. I had spent my life this week, and was grasping for any and all energy left within me. Mrs. Marcia, ever-so sweetly, came up behind me and prayed for me. With a motherly kiss of the cheek, I knew I could do anything today. She made me cry, but I gave my all for the rest of the day. It was so refreshing to have a "mom" moment.

We ate another really nice dinner at the chicken restaurant. Alexis was caught in a bit of a pickle when a cute guy from the front desk slipped her a note--nothing good could come from that. A big group came in at about 3, and woke up at 7:30 to practice singing. Ugh...

June 24, 2006-Saturday ((Hope Fest))

One of our first mornings to sleep in after a week of work, and another group is up at the crack of dawn. Remember, paper thin walls! I flooded our room for the first time in a week, including the bottom of my luggage bag and backpack. We ate a late breakfast, and got to go to the indian market again. I wasn't too happy with it the first time, so I did very little shopping this time. We ate lunch at a hamburger place called Bembo's, where out of all the people in our group, my order gets messed up. I didn't finish my burger, even after they fixed it. We raced back to our hotel, then to the church for the Hope Fest. A band was playing as we arrived. We were a bit of a distraction, a large group of white people moving into a crowd of tan people. The band was jamming out and bringing the house down. Then, for the first time this trip, I felt the revenge...

I raced out of the back of the church to the only bathroom I knew of. I got back just in time to perform dramas with the team. After Pastor Johnny preached one of his best messages, we got to pray with those who stood up to accept Christ. I prayed for several older women, and tons of kids whose mothers pushed them in my direction. There was this one little chubby kid, who was about Gavin's age, who I prayed for. How do you pray for someone that young? I just prayed that God would draw him all of his life. One mother asked me to pray for all four of her kids and pray for their family. I was truly humbled, as I've never prayed for an entire family before. My moment had come...

We went to eat at a restaurant called San Antonio. Here, I began to miss Joy. I had some ok pizza and one of the richest chocolate desserts I've ever had in my life. Tomorrow is our last day here, and although it's time to leave Peru, I feel God calling me to leave home...

June 25, 2006-Sunday ((The last day))

We got to go to breakfast in our pajamas for the first time. I got dressed a bit, as it is Sunday. We worshipped in our normal meeting room and Pastor Johnny preached about "Destiny." He spoke about how destiny sometimes takes you to a manger instead of a palace, isolation, and a cross to lose everything you hold onto of value. Dan and Judy, our Book of Hope representatives, told us a story about their research in South Africa. It all just makes me look forward to my future in missions. I'm ready!

We traveled to a small church in Lorin, to visit a congregation of squatters. Squatters are people who migrate to the hills and live. If they live there for 5 years and have proof of it, they can legally claim ownership of the land. So, a small church was birthed out there after the "God Man" film was shown, and Book of Hope is looking to build a church building for them in the near future. We performed "Two Masters" with what little props we had, and laughed when John Ken asked for a "chica" (girl) instead of a "chiclet" (gum). PJ preached once again off the cuff, before almost being gagged by the small, wood fire burning to keep the church hut warm.

We got to eat a fabulous dinner at Chili's before we left. No bottomless chips, no free refills, and they brought me the wrong pita. We then packed up and prepared to head out. I got a bit of a scare at the airport, when I set down my passport for 5 minutes. My brother, thinking safe and smart, put it in his backpack. This freaked me out for a bit, and I felt like such an idiot for a while. The plane ride was not pleasant. Who can sleep on planes???

June 26, 2006-Monday ((Homecoming))

I spent most of the night tossing and turning, desperately trying to get comfortable. We got into Houston at about 6:30. After I thought I heard PJ say I couldn't get Starbucks, a girl was offering a pilot an unwanted coffee drink. I stuck my hand in the air and asked for it as best I could. She hesitated a bit, as I was a stranger, and her dad encouraged her to give it to me. We went and picked up the van. I called Mom, told her I missed her, and made her cry as neither Weston nor I had called all week. I slept for an hour on the van, and was too excited to rest the rest of the way home.

Dad picked us up at the church in Weston's newly grilled truck, complete with remote-controlled wench.  I went to Wal*Mart after a bit of a reunion with Mom, who I now refer to as "the most fabulous woman on Earth." I took a six hour nap, until Gavin woke me up. I got up for a while, ate a wonderful hamburger right off of the grill, watched the "Soup Nazi" episode of "Seinfeld," and crashed soon after.

((My Final Thoughts))

I am so glad to be home. There is nothing like it. I know that missions is my future, and I'm ready to go when God says "go." This has been the best missions trip yet, and I can't wait until I get to help others go on effective trips like this one. Out of all the things I've developed this week, the biggest has been thankfulness.

  • I'm thankful for God's will-without it, I would have never gone on this trip. None of us would have, really.
  • I'm thankful for God's anointing-without it, we would have never been able to do the things we did this week. We were stretched, and God's anointing made up the difference.
  • I'm thankful for prayer-without it, our safety might have been in major jeopardy. A constant attitude of prayer is something we could all learn, besides in between schools.
  • I'm thankful for God's word-without it, we have no grounds for ever trying to reach others. It goes further than we can ever imagine, and its power is greater than we will ever know. It never goes out in vain, and never returns without fruit. We may not see that fruit in this lifetime, but Heaven will be quite an experience.
  • Finally, I'm thankful for God-who in all His sovereignty made me, made each and every one of us. He chose us for this week, and blessed us through and through. He is far more powerful that I can even begin to think, and His image was in every face I saw this week.

I can remember sitting on the bus one day, staring out the window and listening to my iPod. A song came on by Jason Morant called "Love Song." The words that caught my heart and remain the anthem of this trip...

..."this is a love song to You"...

Wendy

Shreveport, La.

Please continue to pray for Joy. Cindy Riordan called in the prayer request and said Joy is bleeding internally and that is why her blood levels are dropping.  According to Cindy they are about to take Joy in for a transfusion.  Please pray that Father will give the doctors wisdom and that they will be able to find where the bleeding is.  Please cover Joy in prayer as this is an upsetting ordeal, but GOD!!  Pray for her and her family to have shalom and that Abba would just turn this situation completely around for His Name's Sake.
 
Shalom!
Teresa
 
06/29/06
Keithville, La.
I want to first thank all for your continuing prayers for my Family and Friends. I will start with my moma, she has evasive breast cancer, size 1.8 inside a large non evasive cancer. He got the evasive out but left feeder bands of the non evasive so, she will have surgery next Friday morning to remove the rest and surrounding tissue and the sensory lymph node where he said if it had spread that is where he will find it. The rest depends on what all of this finds, she may have to have radiation and he said if chemo, it would be in pill form. It has been a shock as he convinced us it was not cancer and this is after 2 mammograms and 2 ultrasounds that stated in a letter I have that says "NO CANCER" just an abnormality but, our Dr felt uneasy and sent her to the surgeon and I am so thankful to him for that. Most would have just went by the letter. So, ladies please watch it. As for Mr. & Mrs. Flowers, he was pinned in the truck and she was trapped because the doors jammed and they had to be cut out. They were both admitted in the hospital for their injuries. He has a broken wrist, shattered knee, his back is hurting him bad but they have not found a reason for that yet, his chest is hurting and he has trouble breathing at times, they are watching this carefully right now and numerous others pains from the trauma. They are waiting to see if he needs surgery on the knee. She has a cut on the back of her head that had to have staples, a broke rib, and a lot of terrible bruises all over and she also is hurting in the chest. She also passed out when they stood her up in x-ray and she would talk normally to me one minute and then she would not know where she was. They did a brain scan I think but, I do not know the results yet. They think it is because of the air bags hitting them so hard as to the chest injuries. I have also prayed for the girl that hit them as she was 7 months pregnant. We later found out she and the baby were Ok. These 2 people have been a part of my life since I was in the 8th grade, so we go way back. Mr. Flowers is a retired Baptist Minister and he married my first husband and I and also buried my husband and helped me try to understand, even though I admit I turned away from God, maybe in anger I just do not know anymore. So, you see the history and know what they mean to me and of course I am having some trouble about my moma, my mind is just back and forth. This all happened yesterday so I have a lot to absorb but, I know God is with me and He will hold my hand and theirs through it all and help me cope with all of this. So, keep your Prayers up for my moma and also for Betty & Wilford Flowers they also need Prayer for finances, I do their taxes and they are both on S.S. so he had a part time job to make ends meet and this may very well end that. I know the girl that hit them has insurance and it was her fault but it will be a while before they see any money and I am very concerned about them until then, I love them and will do what I can to help but I am not wealthy and their children are not. It takes a lot of money to survive anymore in this old world as I know you all know. Thank you all.
Debbie
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Joy, she had surgery on Tuesday and she got through the surgery well, but her blood count is lower than they would like.  The doctors may want to do a blood transfusion,  please pray for a touch from the Lord that she would be quickly healed and that there would be no need for a blood transfusion.  Please pray for Joy to get the strength that she needs straight from Jesus.  Pray for a miracle so that God will use it for His Glory and for His Kingdom.
 
Thank you and God Bless,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
A while back I asked that you pray for my daughter, Melissa, and her husband, Matt, for the Lord to help their marriage and the Lord did, but now it seems as if it's falling apart agian.
My daughter has tried so hard to keep this marriage together and has prayed many prayers. Her husband has continued to throw divorce in her face almost every day and has been having phone calls from other women.
He has asked her to leave several times and has been playing mind games with her. She is at her end, very stressed, tired and feel's like her marriage is over. She is so very crushed.
I think most of us, in some manner, know how she feels and of course, as her mother, I am hurting with her.
She is on the road right now headed to Dallas where her brothers are and I will be meeting her there in the morning( Friday).
She doesn't know what to do and is very confused.
Her husband, Matt, needs help from the Lord. He has served 1 yr over in the war and returned to be discharged because of his feet. He has mental problems from being over there and having to kill some people and also we have found out that he did some really bad things to some of the people over there.
I believe that this is some of the mind games that he played over there in the war that he is now  playing on my daughter and thinks it's funny to torture her.
He needs deliverance.
At this point I have heard my daughter cry daily as she tries to hold this marriage together while he continues to belittle her.
Please interceed for this couple, and that I may have wisdom in what comfort and words I share with her.
Matt has a appointment July 7 th to start divorce.
I know that God is faithful and will hear our prayers and I will return with the praise report soon!!
Pray as the Holy Spirit leads you.
Thank you for all the prayers that you continue to pray for my family.
(Melissa is 22 and Matt is 22; they are very young)
Darlene
 
06/28/06
Shreveport, La.
Just wanted to let everyone know that my sister- in-law, Marilyn, who needed a kidney, has now recieved one!!!
Thank-you Jesus!!!!!
She wanted to thank all of those who have prayed for her and to also let you know that she is doing well and has had no sickness or side effects that normally come with the transfer!!!
 
NOW HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to keep her in your prayers. She is still in waiting to go home as they continue to watch her to make sure all is well.
Please pray for me as I have been haveing very very bad headaches.
Thank you,
Darlene
 
Shreveport, La.

Debbies best friends parents have been in a car wreck.  Shes on her way to the hospital.

Their names are Wilford & Betty. He is a Baptist minister.  They wont come out and tell the daughter anything or let her go back to where they are. Debbie is very upset and understandably so.

Also, they will be doing surgery on Debbies mother next week.  They removed a tumor that turned out to be cancer and now must go back in to remove tissue, possible lymph nodes, etc. Please be in prayer concerning this. 

Angela

Prayers for June 27, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA (Christian Aid Association)
On June 25, CAA released a report listing the cases of persecution against Chinese house churches in different provinces in China from May 2005-May 2006. According to the report, in the past 12 months, at least 1,958 Chinese house church pastors and Christians in 15 provinces have been arrested. It is reported that police officers and religious affairs cadres conducting the raids have mistreated and tortured Christians. The report shows that Henan has been the worst province in persecution against house churches. In 11 raids between July 2005 and May 2006, 823 pastors and believers were arrested. Five American citizens were arrested as well. Many of those arrested were abused. After a raid on March 13, 2006 in Wen county, two arrested Christian ladies, 72 and 21, were forced to strip off their clothes during the interrogation. A disabled pastor, Li Gongshe, was severely beaten with one of his ribs broken. (Read the whole story at
www.ChinaAid.org). "Henan province should be put on notice as having the worst religious persecution record," said Rev. Bob Fu of CAA, "It is morally imperative for any conscientious foreign investors in Henan to address this serious issue."

Communicate your concern to the Henan province authority:
Governor of Henan Governor Li Chengyu
Tel: +86-371-65908675 and 65907565
Fax number: +86-371-65711621
Emails: webadmin@cpmembers.org.cn and gufeng@cpmembers.org.cn


Pray Christians in China's house churches will remain faithful to the One who has called them into His Kingdom. Pray those in prison will point their enemies toward Jesus. Pray for an international outpouring of protest that will cause the authorities to stop attacks on house churches.

Pray for COMOROS
COMOROS (VOM Canada)
Four men have been imprisoned in Moroni, Comoros for their "involvement in Christianity" according to a June 14 report from the Dutch office of Open Doors. Police have detained a former Muslim teenager, a married couple, a Muslim home owner and another Muslim who showed interest in Christianity. The arrests took place in May, following a complaint by the brother of a 15-year-old Christian who was angry his brother had abandoned Islam. During his interrogation, the Christian young man told police, "I am a follower of Jesus and study the Bible." Police forced him to reveal the location of the home where the Bible studies were held. They then arrested the Bible study leader and the owner of the home. While searching the residence, police found Bibles and other Christian literature, as well as a list containing the names of other Christians. When the Bible study leader's wife came to visit him in prison, she was also arrested. Two days later, she was sent to a women's prison where she was mistreated by guards and fellow prisoners. She has since been released but the four men have each been sentenced to three months in prison. It is reported that both the young convert and the Bible study leader have suffered mistreatment while in detention. In Comoros, a small three-island nation off the east coast of Africa, freedom of religion is guaranteed in the constitution, but the three church buildings in the nation are restricted to foreigners only.

Pray that the four men will remain faithful to Christ even as they suffer for His sake. Pray Jesus will give His special peace and comfort to the families of those arrested. Pray the Holy Spirit will overcome the spiritual darkness in Comoros and overwhelm the people with His love.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (Compass Direct)
On Sunday, June 11, Hindu extremists dragged an independent pastor to a police station in Karnataka state, accusing him of converting Hindus to Christianity. They beat Pastor Sundar Rao severely both inside the police station and after he was released the following day. The pastor has since been hospitalized. The police were mute spectators to the beatings, according to a local Christian who requested anonymity. The extremists forced Rao to sign a piece of blank paper inside the police station. They also told him the land he had bought for a church would instead be used for constructing a (Hindu) temple.

In separate incident in Chattisgarh state on Sunday, June 18, Hindu extremists broke into Hossana church in Kosa Nala, Bhilai district. Extremists attacked Pastor David Raj and other church members, including his wife. The radical Hindus placed a rubber tire around the pastor's neck and attempted to burn him to death. After the mob beat them, Raj and his wife Ratna Jyoti were arrested and charged with attempted forced conversion and promoting enmity between religious groups. Local sources said two women were tricked into signing a statement accusing Raj and his wife of offering them cash and a motorcycle if they converted to Christianity.

Pray the Lord will heal Pastor Rao so quickly and completely that his recovery will be a witness to God's loving care. Pray God will not allow the land dedicated to His glory to be the site of a temple. Pray Pastor Raj and his wife will be released from prison and protected from further attacks. Pray Christians worldwide will pray for the Hindus in India who need to know their Savior.

Pray for SAUDI ARABIA
SAUDI ARABIA (Compass Direct)
Armed with wooden clubs, ten Saudi Arabian police raided a private Christian worship meeting in the coastal city of Jeddah on June 9. Police arrested four East African citizens leading the service. More than 100 Eritreans, Ethiopians and Filipinos were gathered for worship in a home in Jeddah's Al-Rowaise district at 11 a.m. June 9. Startled worshippers brought chairs to seat the policemen, who sat and waited with clubs in hand. At the conclusion of the three-hour worship service, police arrested Ethiopians Mekbeb Telahun and Masai Wendewesen and Eritreans Fekre Gebremedhin and Dawit Uqbay. The two Ethiopian and two Eritrean Christians remain in the city's deportation jail. One Christian who spoke with them by telephone reported they were "doing fine, with okay morale." But he said he did not know how they were being treated.

Pray God will protect the four leaders who were arrested. Pray they will be able to boldly witness for Christ even while in custody. Pray the Holy Spirit will tear down the dark curtain of unbelief in Saudi Arabia and the bright light of Jesus will shine through.

06/26/06

Shreveport, La.

Please take a moment to pray right now for Sherry.  She is daughter of a Pastor who was with the Assemblies of God.  Sherry is 41 years old and had open heart surgery.  Her heart stopped beating, the request was for her heart to start and for her life to continue.  Due to the urgency will not add anything other than pray for peace and pray as the Holy Spirit leads you.
 
God Bless,
Teresa
 
06/25/06

'Urgent National Prayer Alert' - Dutch Sheets

I have been waiting several weeks to write this prayer alert, making every effort to hear from the Lord as clearly as possible. I try not to write national prayer alerts frequently – only when I feel they are urgent. This is probably one of the most important assignments I’ve ever had. Although it is unusually long, please read it prayerfully and pass it on.

 

In our partnering with God to turn America back to its Christian heritage and God-given destiny – indeed, to experience another great awakening that will impact every aspect of our culture and bring millions of people to Christ – we are at a great crossroads. I believe we are at the deciding point in the war. While writing this letter I was handed a newsletter of Cindy Jacobs, a prophet and international leader in the prayer movement; she believes this also, stating: “As I pray for the United States, I see that we are at a crossroads where we will either keep the ground we have taken and advance to see our nation transformed, or we will deteriorate at an alarming rate.”

 

The Battle of the Bulge

A friend of mine likens where we are to the Battle of the Bulge. This battle was an intense counter offensive launched by Hitler in WW II – after D Day, when it looked like the Allies had won the war, Hitler tried one final, desperate onslaught to turn the tide. This caught the Allies by surprise and, though we eventually defeated Hitler’s armies, was for a season demoralizing and very costly to us. Likewise today, an intense counter offensive has been orchestrated from Hell to pull down President Bush and derail the destiny of America. This whirlwind of darkness over America is bringing great national confusion and is causing paralysis even in the praying church.

 

I have sensed this strong confusion in both the civil and spiritual realms, from leaders on down. It is strong in Washington D.C. – godly governmental leaders know things are in disarray and that something is desperately wrong, but also say that nothing seems to work when it comes to reversing it. Spiritual leaders also know things are not right – that we have lost momentum and that anti-Christ forces seem to be prevailing – but no one seems to know what to do about it. My friend Lou Engle, in a recent prayer alert said, “Wherever I go, I can feel the attitude of resignation, criticism and despair…” Lou’s entire alert can be found at www.justicehouseofprayer.com

 

The Spirit of Babylon

Chuck Pierce, another friend and internationally trusted prophet connected our desperate condition to the war in Iraq: “the spirit of Babylon is slapping us around.” Iraq is modern day Babylon. Babylon means “confusion,” which is obviously one of the results of this spiritual war. America’s armies had no problem taking out Saddam’s physical army, but we are now dealing with an ancient principality, the spirit of Babylon, which cannot be defeated with natural weapons and strategies. This spirit is currently, though I believe it not be permanently, prevailing against us. As previously stated, the symptoms of confusion and disarray can be seen in the church, on our president and in the nation in general.

 

A further result of all this on our president is political disfavor. He has one of the most unfavorable performance ratings of any president in history, ranking down with Nixon during Watergate. The cover of one major magazine reads: “How Low Can He Go?” Usually when the economy thrives – and ours is – a president’s ratings are high, (even if he is sexually involved with an intern and lies about it!). But not this president. He has lost his favor and consequently his voice, neither of which will return until certain things occur.

A Dream About the President

Regarding this loss of voice, a pastor related to me a dream he had recently about President Bush. The president was in a jail cell in a desert region. He was very agitated and his bottom lip was torn in half. I believe this desert region represents Iraq and the tearing of the president’s lip pictures my assertion that his voice has been torn from him.

 

As the dream continued a man grabbed the president from behind, and said, “Let go. Give in.” Snakes then came out of the man’s cloak, wrapped around the president and one of them bit his torn lip. The president fell to the ground and disappeared. The snake then took the form of a woman, looked at the man having the dream (who had run in to try and help the president) and said, “There is nothing you can do to stop this.”

 

The man in the dream changing into a serpent confirms to me that we are no longer dealing with flesh and blood in Iraq, but with “principalities and powers” (see Ephesians 6:12). They have entrapped our president, stolen his voice and intend to completely destroy his effectiveness. Their ultimate goal is to steal his destiny, which is warring against terrorism and shifting the courts, especially the Supreme Court of America. Though the president has been disabled and seemingly taken out by this spirit, it is not true that there is nothing we can do to stop it. I will address this momentarily.

 

The Reality of Where We Are

It is vital for us to grasp the magnitude of this spiritual war against America and our president, and also to realize that the forces of evil are currently prevailing, though it need not remain so. If the November, 2006 elections were held today, it is almost certain that pro-life and morally conservative voices would lose some, if not complete, control of Congress. It is also quite likely that if the third vacancy occurred on the Supreme Court now (and I believe it is coming soon), one of two things would happen. Either Bush would bow to the temptation to appoint a moderate because of his weak position; or if he appointed a true conservative constitutionalist like Roberts or Alito, the liberals would be empowered enough to stop the nomination through filibustering or character assassination.

 

Worse yet, if the vacancy doesn’t occur until after the November elections and conservatives do lose control of Congress, we can very likely kiss goodbye our current opportunity to shift the Supreme Court of America. This would be the most devastating setback of our day. The consequences are unthinkable. The killing of babies and pro-death culture would continue, God would continue to be unwelcome in schools, government and public life and another generation would spiral further downward into Godless, humanistic relativism. Our God-given destiny in America could be lost indefinitely, perhaps forever. We simply cannot allow this.

 

Regarding the war on terrorism, if we don’t turn the tide spiritually and do so fairly soon, it will turn into a quagmire that our generation doesn’t have the strength, courage, boldness or selflessness to endure. This is the reality of where we are.

 

What God Is Saying to the Church

What must happen in the praying church and with our president at this critical time? There are biblical pictures that can help us identify our current position and point us toward the right strategy. First, where is the church and what must we do?

 

If the praying church does not re-engage in informed, consistent and fervent intercession for our nation and president NOW, we will lose our Battle of the Bulge. Our past victories and the ground we have gained are all on the line. So is our future. We have grown complacent and overconfident, as did the Israelites at Ai. In their attempt to conquer the promised land, Israel had won a great and impressive victory at Jericho (see Joshua 6). However, they grew overconfident and when they confronted the next town – small and insignificant Ai – did not pray for God’s help and strategy. Consequently, God wasn’t with them. The result was a devastating defeat.

 

We, too, have grown spiritually overconfident and complacent due to our recent victories. Now, like Joshua after the defeat at Ai, we are confused and disoriented (see Joshua 7:6-9). We must re-engage in prayer immediately. Lou Engle, in the above mentioned prayer alert also said, “Maybe President Bush’s legacy and the future of our nation hinge more on our prayers than on the whole political debate that rages now.” Right on, Lou, except I believe we can scratch the word “maybe.” Our future absolutely hinges on our prayers.

 

What God Is Saying to Our President

What of our president? In biblical context where is he, and what must he do? In Genesis 32, Jacob, Abraham’s grandson and the man who produced the nation of Israel through his twelve sons, came to his own personal crossroads. He, like our president, had come to a great crisis. Years earlier Jacob had connived to attain his brother Esau’s birthright and stolen the blessing reserved for him as the firstborn son. Now, twenty years later, Jacob is returning to face Esau, who has sworn to kill him. On the way, he has a life-changing encounter with God (see Genesis 32:24-32). Several parts of this story parallel where our president currently is and what he must do:

1) Jacob was left alone. Consistent with his conniving nature, which is what his name meant, Jacob’s possessions, servants and family had all been sent ahead to “appease” Esau. Then, in his wrestling with the angel, Jacob’s thigh – a symbol of strength – was dislocated, causing him to walk with a permanent limp. Everything Jacob owned, all of his family and now, all of his strength, was gone. God was allowing him to lose all, at least Jacob thought so, and also removing from him what he had relied on all of his life – his ability to connive (which, again, is the meaning of his name) his way out of trouble and into blessing through his own strength and manipulation.

 

For our president, I believe this conniving nature of Jacob pictures what occurs so often in the political realm. Not that the political world and those who are a part of it are necessarily evil, but a political spirit is. It is the equivalent of a “Jacob” nature – which we’re all born with – that believes there is always a way to reverse our fortunes through manipulation and control, conniving and self-effort. Some actually prevail through this spirit, but God will not allow Bush to succeed by operating in it. He has, therefore, allowed our president to lose favor for a season and nothing Bush has done can or will reverse this. Politics cannot help him, Rove can’t, his party can’t, and his troops in Iraq and Afghanistan cannot. God wants our president to know that the only one who can help him now is the One who put him where he is: Himself.

 

This does not necessarily mean our president has sinned or failed. Of course, he is human and therefore imperfect. And like all of us he has a Jacob nature to contend with. But this doesn’t make him a failure in God’s eyes. There is nothing to indicate that God was angry with Jacob but rather that He wanted to move him further toward his destiny, which was to birth the nation of Israel. His Jacob nature stood in the way and God needed to change it. This is what must occur in our president, which brings me to the second parallel to Jacob and our president.

 

2) Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. (See Genesis 32:28) Names represented nature, identity and purpose in those days. That Jacob was after one thing – restored favor and blessing, and God was after another – a nature change, is obvious in the story. Jacob finally realized this when he responded to the angel’s question of what his name was: “The Man asked him, ‘What is your name?’ And in shock of realization, whispering he said, ‘Jacob’ [supplanter, schemer, trickster, swindler]!” (Genesis 32:27, Amplified)

Jacob’s acknowledgment of his condition, equivalent to repentance and confession, allowed God to break off of him the Jacob nature. God then re-named him Israel, moving him into his destiny. Likewise, God has a destiny on our president that cannot be accomplished through politics or human ability. Only the power, wisdom and enablement of the Holy Spirit can equip President Bush to accomplish his destiny concerning terrorism and the courts of America. I want to be very bold and make a statement that may seem unusual regarding a government leader: God has removed favor from our president and is wrestling with him, in order to remove from him all confidence that he can prevail through human strength and methods, including politics. He wants him to walk with a limp. God wants to anoint him for his assignment, giving him a supernatural ability to prevail. To accomplish this, He desires to visit our president in a holy and awesome way, just as He did Jacob. President Bu sh has an appointment with God!

3) Jacob named the place Peniel, which means “the face of God.” He stated, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved." Jacob’s life was transformed, favor with Esau was given and all possessions were returned. In an interesting irony, the word “appease” (verse 20) – what Jacob was attempting with Esau – and the word Peniel come from the same Hebrew root which means “face.” To appease is to put something in another person’s “face” in order to buy or procure favor. God was in essence saying to Jacob, “You can’t appease your enemy, but you can appease Me. Facing your enemy through the Jacob (political) spirit won’t help you anymore, but facing Me will.”

Likewise, God is saying to our president that He alone holds the key to favor and blessing in this hour. President Bush cannot prevail through appeasement, politics or any other human effort alone. But if he will face God and rely solely on Him, God will visit him face to face, favor will return and the president can fulfill his destiny. We must pray this understanding/revelation to our president and we must birth this holy visitation. For him to live and operate in a political world without being caught up in it will indeed require great revelation and humility. This could come either through God speaking to him personally or by getting the right individual to him with this message. Our responsibility is to pray until it happens. If it does not, our president will not recover and America is in big trouble.

 

[For a complete explanation, you can order the message I recently shared on this subject, entitled “Jacob at Peniel.” Order it by going to www.dutchsheets.org and clicking on the link on the home page.]

 

Nuts!

In closing, a final story related to the Battle of the Bulge is pertinent. The Allies chose to stop Hitler’s advance at a place called Bostogne. The 101st Airborne Division, nicknamed “The Screaming Eagles” were assigned, against all odds, to hold Bostogne. The Germans surrounded the 101st at Bostogne and demanded their surrender. Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe’s now famous response was “Nuts.” When the Germans asked for an interpretation of this, the American officer delivering the message said, “It means you can go to hell.”

The Allies then needed the weather to clear up in order to use their air superiority. General Patton ordered his chaplain to compose a prayer asking God to clear up the weather. The next day the skies were clear and our aircraft began to control the air war and destroy the enemy. Before the battle, the 101st’s first commander, Major General William C. Lee, made the following statement to his soldiers:

 

The 101st Airborne Division, activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, has no history, but it has a rendezvous with destiny. Like the early American pioneers whose invincible courage was the foundation stone of this nation, we have broken with the past and its traditions in order to establish our claim to the future. Due to the nature of our armament, and the tactics in which we shall perfect ourselves, we shall be called upon to carry out operations of far-reaching military importance and we shall habitually go into action when the need is immediate and extreme. Let me call your attention to the fact that our badge is the great American eagle. This is a fitting emblem for a division that will crush its enemies by falling upon them like a thunderbolt from the skies. The history we shall make, the record of high achievement we hope to write in the annals of the American Army and the American people, depends wholly and completely on the men of this di vision. Each individual, each officer and each enlisted man, must therefore regard himself as a necessary part of a complex and powerful instrument for the overcoming of the enemies of the nation. Each, in his own job, must realize that he is not only a means, but an indispensable means for obtaining the goal of victory. It is, therefore, not too much to say that the future itself, in whose molding we expect to have our share, is in the hands of the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division. (Emphasis mine.)

The Screaming Eagles Must Arise

 

Hitler personally orchestrated the Battle of the Bulge. I believe Satan is personally orchestrating his forces in the battle against Bush and the church of America. God is calling the “Screaming Eagles” of intercession to take our stand and win the air war in the heavenlies, stopping the enemy’s advance. Like the Screaming Eagles of yesterday, we can write a history of commitment, bravery, self-sacrifice and victory. “The future itself, in whose molding we expect to have our share, is in the hands of” the church. Satan says we can’t win, I say “Nuts!” We can win this war against terrorism and for the soul of America, but only in the spirit.. If we don’t do so, the greater sin won’t be our president’s but ours – the church of America.

If this word rings true in your heart, pass it on – and PRAY! Pray in church services; hold special prayer meetings; fast and pray; send a prayer team to Washington, D.C. to pray; pause at family gatherings to pray; pray at home groups. Pray, pray, pray.

Let’s do our part and win this war.

Dutch Sheets

Shreveport, La.

Please put me on your prayer list.  My legs are giving me so much trouble that I cannot be up at all.  The sciatic nerve in both legs is putting me in severe pain.  I think this has come from that long trip we went on.  My legs kept bothering me and I kept trying to get things done around here after coming home from the trip,  the pain progressed until it finally had both sides on my legs in pain due to the sciatic nerve.  That is one very painful nerve. 
 
If you do not see me on the web much it is due to the problems I am experiencing.  God bless you.
 
Blessings always,  
Janet
 
Kalamazoo, Mich.

Thought I'd share some requests by my daughter, Tiffany.

Soldiers there in Kuwait need lip balm for wind-burned lips and body spray (non-aerosol-men and women) to keep "fresh".  The next time you are out, please think about our troops and make a purchase for them.  I will be sending a package to her around July 13th and I'm sure she will distribute the supplies around the squadron.

Thanks,

Gracie

06/24/06

Virginia

I went to the neuro-surgeon yesterday and he said this will only get worse.
He wants me to wait on surgery.  He said It is a long ordeal.  One month ahead, we'd have to start - to give my
blood (I'd lose a lot during surgery), dye in spine for more X-rays, fitting for body brace, etc.  Once surgery is completed, I'd be in the hospital 7-8 days, in rehab a week and home.  He said it is very painful and it would be about 6 months before I would feel better.  I'd need someone with me or I'd have to go to a facility for assistance.  He cannot tell me if it would fix the entire problem or if I would get rid of the pain.  He did say it would not paralyze me like the previous surgery.
He is going to send me for an MRI to see if I have adhesions from the previous surgery, because my neck is hurting in the mornings when I get up and my hands are more numb than ever.
 
Bottom line:  I need a new spine - mine is the pits!!!  I have spurs and arthritis.  It could be real depressing if I let it.
Peggy
 
06/22/06
Shreveport, La.
JONATHAN CALLED ME THIS MORNING , TOLD ME SOME DISTURBING NEWS. RAYMOND'S DADDY CALLED HIM AND SAID THAT A DOCTOR FOUND A MASS IN RAYMOND'S CHEST. I'M ASSUMING IN HIS LUNGS.. BUT RAYMOND'S DAD SAID THAT THEY WILL BE DOING MORE TEST. PRAY FOR HIS SOUL MOST OF ALL AND PRAY THAT THE MASS IS NOT MALIGNANT, AND THAT IT CAN BE REMOVED.   PAM

06/22/06
Haughton, La.
 
ROBBIE WAS TAKEN TO THE MED CENTER YESTERDAY COMPLAINING WITH PAIN IN KIDNEYS AND WAS THROWING UP. THIS IS A MAN THAT NEVER GETS SICK. THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW HIM KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!
HOSPITAL IS RUNNING TESTS AND HAVE FOUND SO FAR THAT CREATNINE LEVEL IS TOO HIGH. MORE TESTS WILL BE RUN TODAY.
PLEASE KEEP ROBERT IN YOUR PRAYERS, AS WE KNOW THAT THINGS THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE WITH US ARE GODS OPPORTUNITIES.
ALSO MANDI WILL BE TRAVELING HOME TODAY TO SEE HER DADDY, WITH THE KIDS, SO KEEP THEM IN YOUR PRAYERS.
THANK YOU ALL AND WILL UPDATE AS SOON AS I KNOW ANYMORE. HE IS IN VERY GOOD SPIRITS, BUT IN A LOT OF PAIN. HE HAS MORE  FAITH THAN ANYONE, AND I MEAN ANYONE I KNOW. I WILL BE AT THE HOSPITAL TODAY.
 
PLEASE KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS.
 
PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. DR. SAID HE WAS OPERATING WITH HALF A HEART AS WE ALREADY KNEW SINCE SOME TIME BACK HIS HEART WAS DAMAGED WITH A HEART ATTACK HE DON'T EVEN REMEMBER HAVING.
 
NOT THAT HIS MEMORY IS THAT BAD, BUT HE CAN HANDLE A LOT OF PAIN BEFORE HE COMPLAINS. HE WAS IN PAIN YESTERDAY MORNING AND I ASK HIM WHY HE DIDN'T TELL ME AND HE SAID " BECAUSE YOU WOULDN'T HAVE LET ME GO TO WORK" .
WELL GO FIGURE.. THATS HIM.... THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS....  
 
THE PEROTS

Shreveport, La.
JONATHAN CALLED ME THIS MORNING , TOLD ME SOME DISTURBING NEWS. RAYMOND'S DADDY CALLED HIM AND SAID THAT A DOCTOR FOUND A MASS IN RAYMOND'S CHEST. I'M ASSUMING IN HIS LUNGS.. BUT RAYMOND'S DAD SAID THAT THEY WILL BE DOING MORE TEST. PRAY FOR HIS SOUL MOST OF ALL AND PRAY THAT THE MASS IS NOT MALIGNANT, AND THAT IT CAN BE REMOVED.      
PAM

06/21/06
Shreveport, La.
Heidi, will be going home this morning. She has a tube where the boil was so it can drain.  Please continue to pray for Heidi and her family (Courtney, Darlene and Gary). 
Teresa

Shreveport, La.

Mona just called.  She is out of the hospital!  PRAISE GOD!  She said to tell all of you that she appreciated your prayers.  She has to stay in out of the heat for a few days to completely get well.  She says that she will see us all on Sunday! 

Angela

Shreveport, La.

THE REPORT FROM MY GRANDDAUGHTER'S TESTS FOR LEUKEMIA CAME BACK NEGATIVE BUT THEY FOUND OUT SHE HAS TOO MUCH PROTEIN IN HER KIDNEYS.

YEARS BACK SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THIS KIDNEY DISEASE SO THE HIGH PROTEIN LEVEL IS NOT GOOD.

THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO MEDICALLY ABOUT THE EXCESS BECAUSE SHE IS PREGNANT. BUT THE BABY IS DOING FINE, PRAISE THE LORD. I AM CONTINUING TO BELIEVE FOR HER TOTAL PHYSICAL HEALING AS WELL AS FOR HER RETURN TO OUR LORD. MAY HIS NAME BE GLORIFIED THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE FAMILY.

JOHNNA HAS 2 OTHER CHILDREN & A
FIANCEE.

MY DAUGHTER'S MOTHER - IN - LAW HAS BREAST CANCER --AGAIN --
MY DAUGHTER HAS ASKED FOR PRAYER FOR HER. THE MOTHER'S NAME IS SHEILA  AND SHE IS QUITE FRIGHTENED. SHE RETURNS TO THE DR. NEXT THURS ( JUNE 29 ).

NANCY

Shreveport, La.

The mother of the thirteen year old girl came home from the hospital today. She is still not good though stable....please continue to lift her up in prayer as well as prayer for this entire family for salvation and peace.

Sherry

Shreveport, La.

The lady we asked for prayer for who was in a coma has had to have a trachea put in. Her condition has not improved and this family still needs a lot of prayer for salvation, healing and peace.

Sherry

06/20/06
M.O. went home from the hospital today... he had blood clots in his legs.
Emmitt was also released today and came to O.C.'s funeral.
Mona's throat tube got infected... they took it out to clean it and could not get it back in and wound
up in hospital.
I have not heard this week as we have been overwhelmed with trials like the
family in Mansfield.
They did live in Keithville and made a mistake by moving to that town.
They have no food, no phone, no gasoline, (I paid their electric bill 10 days ago by credit card)
Their freezer and fridge went out and they lost all they had when power was turned off.
When they got up Mon a.m. the water had been turned off.
Theresa has to drive Raymond to find work as he has no valid La. D.L. and as Alicia is bed ridden with her back and hips that won't work. 
I have been on phone trying to get them help. 
Have a pastor in Mansfield trying to help me.
It is hard on me being here trying to take care of family and church and be concerned with them
so far away.
Need lots of prayer as we try to help and this 53 yr old grandmother who is going down fast... she hocked her VCR, DVD, jewelry, etc. to get gasoline money and food for the family... they lost everything they had purchased with food stamps the first of the month when fridge freezer went out.
Keep praying for me as I don't want to see anyone in this condition.
AGAIN.... THEY HAVE NO FOOD; NO PHONE; NO WATER; NO GASOLINE AND HAVE LOST THE WILL TO KEEP TRYING AS ALICIA WENT TO HOSPITAL IN MANSFIELD AND THEY TOLD HER NOT TO COME BACK BUT TO GO TO LSU-MED CENTER.
SHE CAN'T GET OUT OF BED.
THEY GAVE HER A SHOT FOR PAIN AND MUSCLE RELAXER PLUS MEDS TO TAKE BY MOUTH
AND SHE GOT HYSTERICAL AND THEY HAD TO GIVE HER MEDS FOR ANXIETY YESTERDAY
AND TODAY.
I WOULD HAVE ANXIETY ATTACKS, ALSO.
Theresa got a walker from the church that was Bro. Weaver's to help Ali get out of bed.
What a sad story as Virginia (Ginny) mother of 8 & 10 yr old children is in a shelter in Bossier.
The children are with their grandmother in Mansfield.
They story goes on and on.
Keep praying for us to do the right thing.
Shirley
 
Prayers for June 20, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA (China Aid Association)
CAA learned that a well-known disabled Chinese House church pastor was formally arrested May 26, 2006. Pastor Wang Zaiqing, 43, was accused of illegally printing and distributing Bibles and other Christian literature. On May 26, Pastor Wang's wife, Zhang Hongyan, received a formal arrest warrant which stated Pastor Wang was suspected of "being involved in illegal business practices." He had been printing and distributing Bibles and other Christian literature to fellow believers free of charge to meet the rapid growth of believers. Legal experts say this is the third such case in which the Chinese government used a criminal business related charge against a house church pastor. "It's totally unacceptable for the Chinese authorities to arrest this pious crippled pastor simply for printing Bibles," said Rev. Bob Fu of CAA. Last April, Pastor Wang's house was searched twice and a number of items confiscated, including Christian literature, hymnals, bank cards and an electronic piano. Pastor Wang, crippled since the age of five, became a Christian in 1993 and later became a very well-known house church planter and preacher in several provinces. Since April 28, Pastor Wang was taken from his home and declared under ‘criminal detention' by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) of Huainan City.

Pray God will move in mercy to bring about the release of this faithful, innocent man. Pray Pastor Wang will lead many to Christ during his imprisonment.

Pray for INDONESIA
INDONESIA INDONESIA (VOM Canada)
In 2000, Abraham Bentar, a Muslim, came to faith in Jesus Christ. When he was baptized three years later, he told his pastor that he wanted to evangelize Muslims. Since then, Abraham has been actively involved in evangelism to Muslims in Tasikmalaya, West Java through his clothing business. According to sources in Indonesia, Abraham was talking to his Muslim brothers on March 7 when three men burst into his home and assaulted him. He was dragged out of his home where a mob joined in, severely beating him until police intervened. Abraham was then charged with attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity. In May, Abraham appeared in court. His brothers were among those who testified that he had tried to convert them to Christianity. The judge sentenced him to four and a half years in prison. When contacts spoke with Abraham's wife, Kristowati, she asked for three Bibles for her husband so that he could share them with his six cellmates.

Pray that Abraham will have many opportunities to share Christ with those around him and that their hearts would be open to the gospel. Pray that Kristowati and their daughter Rinda will be filled to overflowing with the comfort of the Holy Spirit while Abraham is in prison.

Pray for KAZAKHSTAN
KAZAKHSTAN (Forum 18)
Baptist Pastor Yaroslav Senyushkevich was fined $856 U.S. on May 18 for leading unregistered religious activity. This is three times the average monthly salary in Kazakhstan. Pastor Senyushkevich, who leads a congregation in the capital Astana, was tried by the capital's inter-district administrative court and fined. The Council of Baptist Churches objected to official demands that they register their congregations with the government. Baptists claim the registration applications in some regions of Kazakhstan require extensive information, such as details of members' ethnicity, family status, religious education of congregational leaders, age, type of work and "the most acute problems worrying parishioners", as well as details of members' political affiliation. "Such registration is a web it's almost impossible to break free of," the Council said. Pray the Lord will give Pastor Senyushkevich and his congregation great faith and endurance as they stand up for Jesus. Pray the Kazak authorities will allow true religious freedom without the need to register churches. Pray God will bring many Kazaks into His Kingdom.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (Compass Direct)
The body of Prem Kumar, a 67-year-old preacher from the Church of South India, was found on June 8 in a forest in Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh state. Local authorities denied any religious motive in his death, saying personal rivalry was the most likely reason for the murder. Kumar's son, however, said his father had no enemies and strongly suspected Hindu extremists. A young man had approached Pastor Kumar early that morning and requested he hold a prayer meeting in Rampur Thanda village the same day. Though suspicious, Kumar agreed. When he arrived at the pick-up point, strangers were waiting. Kumar phoned his son and asked him to call frequently. Kumar's cell phone went dead at about 11 a.m. When Kumar's body was discovered, his head was crushed beyond recognition, apparently with heavy stones, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) reported. A sub-inspector of the Kotagiri police station said the body was identified based on the description of the clothes worn by the preacher. Andhra Pradesh state is ruled by the Congress Party, with Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, a Christian, as the chief minister. Religious tensions have been high in the state, with Hindu extremists accusing Reddy of giving a free hand to Christian missionaries.

Pray Jesus will give His loving comfort and consolation to Kumar's family and friends. Pray Dr. Reddy will continue to support Christian activities and not be intimidated by Hindu extremists. Pray the Holy Spirit will move in power throughout India to dispel the darkness of Hindu beliefs.

Pray for LAOS/NORTH KOREA
LAOS/NORTH KOREA (Compass Direct)
The 10 North Korean refugees and two South Korean activists arrested in Laos in May were released into the hands of South Korean embassy staff on Saturday, June 10. The communist authorities in Laos had arrested the 12 on May 31 as they attempted to reach safety in neighboring Thailand. Leaving North Korea without official permission is a serious crime. Those who return with a Bible or admit having contact with Christians in China face certain torture and imprisonment, and, in some extreme cases, execution.

Give thanks to God for His mercy in allowing these prisoners to be released. Pray for their protection and God's provision for safe homes for all of them. Pray God will work a miracle of His love and grace to bring the authorities in North Korea to seek for peace and find their Savior.

 
Shreveport, La.
The following prayer request is on the level. It is from the thirteen year old sister of Sena's best friend.
Please join this young girl in praying for this family and for the healing of this mother.
Please pray for the salvation of all in this family who do not live for the Lord, and pray for peace for this girl and the others.
Sherry
 
As most of you know my mom is in the hospital because her diabetes are messing up and her sugar is really high right now and if her sugar doesn't drop to regular soon she will go into a diabetic coma and that can cause her to pass away.
As you all know my mom is the only parent I have to look up to and I have been crying and scared for the past few days.
If I can get everyone to pray, I think we can help so PLEASE pray for her.. (this is not a stupid post that says that says if you don't someone will kill you or somthing) all I am asking is that you pray for her and my family cause we are going through a lot right now. I especially need the prayer because I am 13 and will probably lose my mother soon.
Please pray for her and my family and after you pray send this to other people so we can get all of the prayer cause we need it right now.
Thanks for the prayer
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~!~SaRaH CaItLiN~!~
 
California
Our son-in-law, Ron, who a pastor, has been battling cancer and is back in the hospital today.
Marilee is Ron's wife and our youngest daughter.  Ron has lesions on the brain that are bleeding, there is tumor on his pancreas, but that has been shrinking.  Ron has had many miracles.  We are trusting God for His gracious mercy and peace to be poured out upon our dear children.
Love,
Fred and Carol
 
06/19/06
Shreveport, La.
Michelle's friend, Pepper, had surgery at 5 a.m. and she is needing a touch from God for healing.  Michelle will have her cytoxin on Thursday.
I am going to dr today to find out why my eyes have not healed as fast as they said would. I can see mid-range, but not long-range.
 
Jan
 
Shreveport, La.
Please continue to pray for my grandbaby, Heidi, she went to their Dr. and they are having me bring her to the hospital for surgery at 6:30 a.m. to open the boil up and then they said they may have to keep her for a few days.
She also has 3 bug bites on her face that they are concerned about .
They will be putting her to under to do this surgery. Please pray for this to go well and for Courtney (mommy ) and myself to have peace...as they take our baby in. Please pray that this will be the end of these boils. She has had 3 real bad ones since she has been born and this one is the worst.
Thank you all for your faith and prayers.
God Bless.
Darlene
 
06/18/06
Keithville, La.
Please pray for Cindy. She had a heart attack today. She is undergoing surgery to place a stint. She is 35 years young. Her boyfriend is a good friend of mine. He called today to ask for prayer. I promised him I would put her on a prayer hotline. That's ya'll folks.
Thanks
Buster
 
Grand Cane, La.
All who love and know my family,
I will be making phone calls tomorrow, but I wanted to get the word out now. Brittany is not pregnant. We can thank God that we have missed this close call. Thank you for your prayers and concerns.
 
Jennifer
 
 
Shreveport, La.
The Lord sent the rain outside and blessed our hearts inside the 4 walls of the sanctuary.
 
We missed all of you and know some were out of town and some were visiting with their Dad's.
 
Please be in prayer for Radiant Life Assembly... We have many needs and we know the Lord is
gracious to supply our needs according to His will by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 "

"19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Keep praying and believing for souls as we know the Lord is moving by HIS Holy Spirit.

Blessings,

The Weavers

06/16/06
Shreveport, La.
Dear Family and Friends,
Otho Carlton Brewer,
born March 30, 1926, left this earthly body
June 16, 2006, 9:00 p.m.
He fought a good fight, he has finished his race.
The struggle is over and he is at rest... no more pain... no more shots.
"O.C." was faithful in attending church... he was a Board Member of the Shreveport Foursquare Gospel Church, 3359 Meriwether Rd, Shreveport, LA.
He leaves behind daughters Linda and Betheen "BeBe".
Step daughters Glenda and Rhonda.
Please pray for these ladies and their families tonight.  
 
Blessings,
 
A. P. and Shirley Weaver
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Linda, she is suffering with a bout of diverticulitis.  Please pray for our doctors that we see.  As sometimes they forget or fail to tell us about very crucial information that can help or harm us.  In Linda's case her doctor did not tell her with diverticulitis there are certain foods you should not eat as those foods can cause big problems.
 
Please continue to pray for Joben.  He hasn't got the results back yet, but is going back for more testing. Please continue to pray for Jessica as she progresses along in her pregnancy.  Pray for peace for both of them.  I'm pretty sure that God is surrounding them with His Peace as the hills surround Jerusalem.
 
Shalom!!
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
Please pray for my great Uncle Ron and these physical problems he is having. He's in his early 70's. I just received this message from my Aunt
Phyllis. Also, please pray for the peace of the Lord to envelope her and their family.


Just wanted to let you know that I put Ron in the hospital yesterday. They were going to do bypass surgery (5) Fri. but came in today and said that he has pulmonary fibrosis that needs to be checked out so postponed the surgery till Monday. He also has an abdominal aortic anyeursm that will have to be repaired as it is getting larger. Remember him in your prayers.

Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer!
Deborah
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Robert.  This is Amy's brother.  He is in the hospital with an eye that is showing signs of palsy.  The family is concerned and are requesting prayer. Please pray for Robert to receive the healing that Jesus paid for.  Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and the Shalom of Jesus for everyone concerned. 
 
Shalom,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
I am going to have to return to work full time, please pray that God will lead me to the person  He wants me to get to stay with Troy.
 
Love you,
 
Martha
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for a Mr. Amos.  He has been coughing up blood and and has a 4 X 4 spot on his lung.  He is the father of David and father- in - law of Cheryl.  He has gotten down to 100 pounds and they think he has lung cancer.  The family is taking this extremely hard.  Please pray for salvation, healing, comfort and peace.
 
Thank you,
Teresa
 
06/14/06
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Ms. Dot and John.  John is having heart surgery an is currently in the hospital.  Please pray for healing and for peace on both of  them.
 
God Bless,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Marsha.  She has been diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome.  It is a cancer that is going to be miraculous removed from her body.  She has peace.  I mean to tell  you this woman is an incredible example of trusting the Lord in all things and not leaning to her own understanding. 
 
Several of us have been praying for her for a few months.  Please don't stop.  God is truly doing something here and it is for HIS Glory. 
 
Please continue to pray for Joben as we haven't gotten a report back, but, we know that God is on the throne and He is also working this out for His Glory and for Jobens good. 
 
Oh, what testimonies will be pouring in from God's children!!  And I believe my mom will be healed for this alzheimers.  Thank you all for praying for her.  Though she seems the same, I can report that she is having more better days than bad ones and that is not the norm.  God is moving.
 
Zechariah 2:12-  Be still before the Lord, all mankind because the Lord has roused Himself from His Holy habitation.
 
I believe it!!
 
Shalom,
Teresa
 
06/13/06
Shreveport, La.
I just talked with Emmitt and he asked for an NIV or Amplified Bible which he can read and understand.
He needs rest and the peace of the Lord in his life today.  Please pray with me that he find peace that the Lord gives as he needs rest in his mind and thoughts.
Keep praying for Sheila and for Emmitt as he needs God's rest-God's best-God's touch.... intercede for him today... he will respond to prayer in the Spirit - Remember, our God is Able!!! He is Alive & Able to supply our needs... get on the Firing Line and pray...
REMEMBER - OUR GOD IS MORE THAN ENOUGH!!!
HE WILL MEET OUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY
BY CHRIST JESUS...
Shirley
 
Shreveport, La.
HERE'S ANOTHER ONE FOR YOU: MY GRANDDAUGHTER, JOHNNA, IS 5 MONTHS PREGNANT, HAS CERVICAL CANCER, GESTATION DIABETES, HER KIDNEYS HAVE TOO MUCH
PROTIEN IN THEM ( SHE HAS A KIDNEY DISEASE & THROUGHOUT HER LIFE HAS BEEN IN &
OUT OF HOSP. FOR THIS ), HAS BEEN PUT ON TOTAL BED REST UNTIL BABY IS BORN THE
END OF AUG. & SHE HAS 2 OTHER YOUNG CHILDREN ( ONE VERY HYPER ) MAKING THAT VERY HARD TO REMAIN IN BED. NOW THEY ARE GOING TO TEST HER FOR LEUKEMIA. AT ONE TIME IN HER LIFE SHE WAS CLOSE TO THE LORD BUT THROUGHOUT THE YEARS HAS DRIFTED AWAY.
SHE HOLDS THE LORD RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT HEALING HER DAUGHTER & FOR " ALLOWING"  HER GRANDPA TO DIE & FOR TAKING HER GRANDMA (ME) OFF TO Y-YAM ANDTHEN TO LA. AWAY FROM HER. # 1 PRIORITY :: RETURN TO A RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR FATHER. # 2 PRIORITY
:: PHYSICAL HEALING. HER CHILDREN NEED THEIR MOTHER ALIVE & WELL.
THANKS,
TERESA
 
Prayers for June 13, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for BHUTAN
BHUTAN Two Christians, Benjamin Dhunigana and John Dai, were arrested on January 8, 2006, in the western part of Bhutan. They have been imprisoned without trial for six months and now a sentence has been announced, though apparently without a trial. Dhunigana was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison and Dai was sentenced to three years. They were given 10 days to appeal to the court for bail and then to fight the case with the help of prominent lawyer. A VOM contact says that Dhunigana has been active in sharing the gospel all across Bhutan, and in particular in reaching Buddhist monks for Christ. On January 7th, he and Dai were traveling together in a van when they stopped and offered a ride to woman walking along the road. Dhunigana and Dai drove the woman to her home, and she insisted that they eat dinner with her family. They stayed to eat, and then told the woman they'd like to show her a movie, the JESUS film. She asked if she could invite her neighbors also, and the house was soon full of people watching the film about the life of Christ. VOM sources say it was the neighbors who reported the two Christian workers; Dhunigana and Dai were arrested the following day. Both men are married and have children; local Christians have promised to provide for the men's families as long as they are incarcerated.

Pray that the men will be a bold witness for Christ, even while they are in prison. Pray for justice for these two Bhutanese Christians. Please send polite e-mails of protest can be sent to the Bhutanese delegation to the United Nations at bhutan@un.int

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (Religion Today / Compass Direct)
In the state of Tamil Nadu, Christian leaders are expressing joy and relief over the recent repeal of an anti-conversion law. The law specifically listed Dalits (who make up approximately one fifth of Tamil Nadu's population) as one group restricted from evangelism efforts. The newly-formed Tamil Nadu legislature introduced a bill on May 29th to repeal the four-year-old "Prohibition of Forcible Conversion of Religion Act." It went unopposed to the floor and was passed May 31st. "Thank God for this welcome change," said Gospel for Asia president K.P. Yohannan. "The law had been a heavy burden on our state and district leaders."

In Mayapuri Pradesh state a mob of Hindu extremists stormed a home prayer meeting in Mayapuri on June 4th and dragged Christians inside to a nearby temple to force them to bow before local gods. Police took 15 Christians into custody. Pastor Jagdish Bharti, 27, of the Bethel Fellowship Church, was charged with insulting religious beliefs "with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging" religious feelings. He was released June 6th on bail of 20,000 rupees (US$435). The other 14 Christians were released June 10th on bail after four hours of interrogation. "Police also created a scene at the police station, colluding with the fundamentalist elements and encouraging them to beat me up the next time I am caught evangelizing," said Pastor Bharti.

Pray God will protect Pastor Bharti and the members of his church from further harassment. Praise God for His favor toward the Dalits in Tamil Nadu. Pray the light of the love of Jesus will penetrate the spiritual darkness in India.

Pray for CHINA
CHINA (China Aid Association)
Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers arrested 28 Christians at 11 a.m., May 28th, during a raid a house church raid in Xiguan Ma Jia Chang, Fugou County, Henan Province. PSB officers stormed the worship service and produced no IDs, summons, or detention papers. Bibles and notebooks belonging to the church members were confiscated by the police and no receipts were issued. After hours in jail, 23 Christians were released. Ms. Liu Yuemei, 59, was held until June 1st, after her family was forced to pay a fine of 1600 Yuan (US $200). Ms. Chang Xinhong, 35, was not released until June 8th, after she promised to pay her fine in cash. Three Christians still remain at Ba-Yi Prison, Fugou County, Henan Province. They are Ms. Chen Xuelan, 58, who hosted the gathering, Ms. Cao Yan, 55, and Pastor Li Shunmin, 52. The Christians decided to make a legal appeal and two members of the Chinese Christian Legal Aid Association, Dr. Li Baiguang and Dr. Fan Yafeng, have agreed to be their legal representatives.

Pray God will comfort the three Christians who remain in prison with His presence and give them strength to endure. Pray they will have opportunities to share the Good News with other prisoners. Ask that the Lord will give favor to the legal representatives and all these prisoners will be released.

Pray for LAOS/NORTH KOREA
LAOS/NORTH KOREA (ASSIST News Service)
Ten North Koreans have been arrested and imprisoned in Laos while attempting to find a safe haven in a Southeast Asian country. Two South Korean Christian aid workers who were aiding the escapees were also arrested. The Washington, D.C.-based International Christian Concern says if Laos chooses to surrender the escapees to the North Korean embassy, they will almost certainly face either a long imprisonment in the Gulag or a death sentence.

Pray God will work a miracle of His grace to help the North Korean Christians find a safe haven. Pray the aid workers will be released and allowed to return to South Korea. Continue in fervent prayer for religious freedom to return to North Korea.


 
06/12/06
Shrevport, La.
Just got off the phone with Emmitt. He is on his way to the hospital with chest pains and other symptoms. I am leaving work now to go up there.
Sheila

Shreveport, La.

Angela called Sheila at the hospital and they were going to admit Emmitt... Not sure what room.
His blood pressure was very high; however, they did not find anything immediately wrong with his heart from test tonight.
Keep praying and believing the Lord to touch Emmitt and Sheila as they face this test.
Shirley


06/11/06
Shreveport, La.
Just wanted again to thank-you all for praying for my daughter and son-in-law ...they went to see a lawyer and later they decided to try to work it out .....please continue to hold them up in prayer and cover them in the blood of Jesus..................................Thanks Be to Jesus!!!!!
Darlene

06/10/06
Unknown
Hi,
Recently, I asked your helpline to pray for me and my boyfriend and I thought I should let you know that things are changing for the better in our lives.
I want to thank you for the help you have given us and to ask you to continue praying for us and our families.
God bless you and your ministry.
Joycelyn
 
Shreveport, La.
Hamas have called off truce with Israel.
 
They said they Israeli's will need to get their coffins ready or their luggage packed.
 
Since yesterday they have been firing off homemade rocket bombs and have said they will start suicide bombing again. They had pretty much ceased February 2005.
 
Okay, Esther,  be the mediator between the Jewish people and the spirit of Haman.  The great dragon.  Please pray that there will be no more blood crying out from the ground.  Innocent children killed or maimed due to predjudice and hatred.
 
We are responsible.  We are Kids of the King and we can and do make a difference in our petitions in their behalf.
 
Shalom!
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Melissa.  She is in a life and death struggle right now.  She needs lots of prayer coverage and needs to know that Jesus is always there and never lets us down.  Please pray for a revelation of the love of the Father. 
Please pray and cast down anything that exalts itself above or against the name of Jesus.  I ask that you would pray as God said Himself about putting a wall of fire around Jerusalem, that He would place a wall of fire around Melissa that no devil in hell could penetrate.  And ask that she would be open to receive the comfort that the Holy Spirit brings.
 
God Bless and thank you,
 
Teresa

06/09/06
Shreveport, La.
Thank's for praying for God's will on the matter of whether my kidney would match so I could give it to my sister in-law.
My kidney will not work, even though I am saddened that I could not help, we do know the Father has a plan and a very good one at that.
I ask that everyone will continue to hold her up for healing and or a donor. Marilyn need's type 0, I am a type A.
She has been waiting for a very long time but I know that it will be in God's time and that's just how we want to keep it!!
 
God Bless you all. I am so Glad that we have been blessed with children of God that will faithfully pray for one another. And God is alway's faithful to answer our call!!!
Darlene
 
06/08/06
Shreveport, La.
Please pray for Kimberly. She is in a coma. Her fiance' found her "sleeping" and could not wake her. She stopped breathing on the way to the hospital and is now on a ventilator. Drs are keeping her sedated.
Sherry
 
Shreveport, La.
I just received this e-mail from Michelle's friend back in Turpin, OK.  Michelle does not know yet, but she will be very upset as Pepper has been a very good friend both in person and through e-mails.  Please keep her in prayer as she is only 36 and been going through this for the last 5 years.
 
Love, Jan
 
Hello to you all.
 
I hope you all are doing good today.  I just got back from my check up.  It was bad.  They found some fluid and some bad cells.  I will not know when my surgery will be.  Have a great day.
 
Pepper
 
Shreveport, La.

I just got off of the phone with Ms. Pat. She is in bed with pain (hurting, cramping) in her legs. She said that her legs were very weak. I prayed for her and she cried hard as she said she is so tired of being sick all of the time. 

Billys new jobs insurance will kick in for them on June 24th.  Pat needs a healing today.  Please pray for her. 

My aunt Annie had foot surgery yesterday and she is home today, but has had a bad reaction to the pain medication.  Please cover her in prayer.  Her daughter is trying to get in touch with the doctor, because she cant take the pain medication and she is in lots of pain. 

Thanks.

Angela

Shreveport, La.

Please be in prayer for Darlene's daughter Melissa and her husband Matt.  Please intercede for their marriage.  Pray for peace and pray for God's perfect will for their home.
 
Blessings,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
Just got word that Sharon's father, Billy, went home to be with Jesus. She's my spiritual mom from Harvest House.
I'm not sure when it happened. I got an email this afternoon from one of my sisters from Harvest
House.
He loved Jesus and was definitely ready to go to be with Jesus and his precious wife that went home about 3 1/2 years ago.
Please pray for Sharon and her whole family. I know that they are rejoicing that Grandpa Billy went home but it's still a sad time. I know that they would appreciate the prayers.

Thank you,
Deborah
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Lauren.  Jeremy and Heather are at the doctors right now and she is running 104.3 fever.  She has been suffering with an infection for over a week now.  She needs a touch of the Great Physician.  And these young parents need some rest mentally, emotionally and physically.
 
Thank you,
Teresa
 
Keithville, La.
I got another call late today and they told me I do not have hepatitis. They are calling me as each test comes back and there are a few more we are waiting for.
The problem, he said, is that he sure wanted it to be that, as of the things in his mind that was the best thing it could be considering.
Remember, I am repeating his words, not mine. He said though he would not stop until he found out the problem.
Love you all.
Debbie
 
06/07/06
Shreveport, La.
Please put Carris on your pray list. Kidneys damaged just got on dialyses. Pray for his salvation & healing.
Thank you,
Tab
 
Keithville, La.
I just got home from having the liver scans and ultrasound. I wanted to take the time to tell my sisters Thank You. I am always amazed and comforted to know I have sisters that care about me and with one phone call or e-mail I KNOW y'all will be in prayer for me as we do each other. There is something special about you ladies and I never take it for granted. I know you are with me in prayer.
Jesus used Mom Weaver as a vessel to heal my heart at the alter that day. I knew it was healed when she put her hand on it and everyone prayed for me, I felt it go all the way through me and out my feet. I did not worry about any damage after that as I knew if there was any, it was healed and I know He will heal me of this hepatitis, murmur, high blood pressure, headaches, fever, pleurisy, pneumonia, and all of the other things they have found, so I cannot wait to come to Church and have y'all lay hands and pray for me.
I was told to get rest rest rest and more rest and kind of stay to myself until they find out which kind so I am sort of asking y'alls opinion about coming around everyone.
It is a testament to me to be up and moving with everything they have found wrong so far. Without Him I probably would not be able to get out of bed. Don't get me wrong, I am in pain and getting up is hard but I am doing it by His Grace. I love you all. I do not have Teresa's e-mail either, can you pass this on to her Angela as I know she has been praying for me also. Sometimes I think we just need to tell each other thank you for always being there.
Debbie
 
Keithville, La.
I forgot to put in the email I sent that the reason I listed everything they told me they found was to show that even with them saying I have all of this, it is not going to continue.
I KNOW I will be healed and I already have good news on one. It is odd that the phone rang after I read what Teresa said about how I was going to be healed and let the Drs be baffled when it is gone. The nurse called me to tell me the chest x-rays were negative for pneumonia and she said "he is a little baffled as he is sure he heard some". I had chills all over with those words. So, I wanted to tell all of you that and tell why I listed the illnesses. Isn't he awesome. Although, He could have gotten rid of the pleurisy too!!!! LOL
Debbie
 
06/06/06
Shreveport, La.
I have a couple of prayer requests.
First I talked to my cousin, Lynn, today. 
She and her siblings were raised most of their life in my home with my parents. She and I are like sisters.
She is still recovering from a radical massectomy, but they have run tests to check for uterine cancer. They have seen signs to indicate that it is present. She also has a disease that causes her legs to stay swollen.
My mother said that the last time she saw her a couple of weeks ago, she was yellow and swollen. Mama thinks that her liver is failing.
Please pray for her to have her eyes opened and that the Lord heal her body as well. It would grieve my heart to see her leave this world before she is right with Christ.
Also, today, I got news that a very old friend of mine passed away this past spring. I do not know if he was saved. I do not know if he had children or a wife, I do know that he had a brother.
Please pray for the peace of this family and for the salvation of any that are not where they should be with the Lord.
Thank you to all who will pray for these requests for me.
Sherry
 
Shreveport, La.
Dr. Chris went to the neurologist yesterday and the doctor did not do another MRI.  The CT Scan previously done was negative and the MRI that he had done previously showed that the problems that he is having is in relation to the migraine headaches. 

I didnt say this yesterday in the email, because I dont believe in claiming something that may or may not be there, but they thought that Chris may have multiple sclerosis. 

HE DOES NOT!  PRAISE GOD! 

The neurologist thinks that the weakness in his legs may be job related (long hours standing, sitting on legs while writing, etc.).  He carries a long day and very stressful schedule right now without enough rest.

The neurologist said that Chris had to pay attention to the signs of the headaches and get more adequate rest.

Please continue to pray concerning the migraine headaches and the weakness in his legs. 

Thanks for praying, because what could have been there is not! 

PRAISE GOD AGAIN! 

Angela

Shreveport, La.

We just returnd from the doctor again and guess what....the Lord is still on the throne. Taylor saw flashes of light in his left eye. Now isn't that a miracle?

We go back on Wed. to see a specialist of some kind who specializes in the eyes and he said if he can't fix it he will send us on to Menphis himself.

He said one eye looks like it is totally gone but the one he saw flashes in still has some retina attachment somewhere. He said we shouldn't get our hopes up to high but he may not know the same God I do. If he can see day from night that will be a mirale all by itself. Well just wanted to share my blessing with you.

I love all of you.........................Jane

Unknown Area

Hello,
I urgently need prayers for myself and boyfriend.
I would like to be more committed to serving God and would not like to backslide anymore. I would also ask for special prayers for my boyfriend who is looking for employement. I hope that my prayer request will be answered with your help.
Hope you will remeber me in your prayers. When my prayers are answered, you will be the first to hear my testimony. I will continue to pray for you and your ministry. God richly bless u.
Joycelyn
 
Shreveport, La.
Hello prayer warriors - I am requesting prayer for my sister, Holly.  Today she went into the hospital to have a small syst removed.
At Easter it was about the size of a quarter, but today when they got in there it had overtaken her whole ovary, and the other ovary was also infected. They did a complete hysterectomy, and are sure that it was not cancer.
Just pray for complete healing and for her to be able to cope with waking up in another zone (change of life).
Sheila

Prayers for June 6, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA China Aid Association
Imprisoned religious leader of South China Church, Gong Shengliang, was beaten again in Hong Shan prison, Wuhan, Hubei Province. On April 18, 2006, Pastor Gong's two sisters came to visit him and saw that the right side of Gong's face was swollen. Gong told them that March 21, 2006, another prisoner named Lei, who was assigned by prison officials to watch Gong day and night, beat him without cause. After the beating, Gong could not move his mouth for three days and suffered some hearing loss in his right ear. When Gong reported the beating to prison officials, they punished Pastor Gong by taking away two merit points he had earned during the last year. By contrast, the prison officers praised Lei. When Gong appealed to the leader of the prison to transfer Lei to another group, the prison leader refused and told Lei to apologize to "settle" the matter.

Pray God will protect Pastor Gong from more beatings. Pray the Holy Spirit will move in the hearts of the prison officials and other prisoners and they will come to know God as their loving Savior.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA Assist News
The administration of Rajasthan state's Kota district has leveled fresh charges of "exciting... disaffection towards the government of India" against Emmanuel Mission International (EMI) founder M.A. Thomas and his son, Dr. Samuel Thomas, the EMI president. Their attorney Mohammad Akram said he feared the additional charges could lead to the re-arrest of Samuel Thomas (released on bail under previous charges) and the re-issue of an arrest warrant against M.A. Thomas (granted anticipatory bail on previous charges). The new charge is based on the exclusion of Jammu and Kashmir states on a map of India shown on the website of Georgia-based Hopegivers International (which funds EMI). An offense under this law can lead to imprisonment for life.

Pray God will continue to bring strength, comfort and encouragement to the Thomas family.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA Compass Direct
With the encouragement of a local chief and the apparent backing of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, villagers in the north-central state of Madhya Pradesh gang-raped two Christian women Sunday (May 28) after the husband of one refused to deny Christ. The attack took place at 10 p.m. in Nadia village in Khargone district's Bhagwanpura block. A Christian source requesting anonymity said that villagers beat up Gokharya Barela, the husband of one of the victims, at 3 p.m. on Sunday. He took him forcibly to Sirvil village before the Panchayat (village court) and ordered him to reject Christianity. When he refused, the village leader, Pandya Patel, ordered Barela to drink wine. Villagers forced him to drink about half a bottle and warned him to move out of the village. The village leader Patel told the villagers they could rape Christian women because no one would save them. That night three men went to the house of Gokharya Barela, dragged his wife to nearby bushes and raped her. When Gokharya Barela and his Christian friend Gudia Gyansingh tried to save her, villagers beat them. Two other Hindu villagers went to the house of Christian Garsia Barela and dragged his wife onto the verandah and raped her. Superintendent of Police of Khargone district I.R.S. Borna confirmed that two women were raped by five men. "Our team is investigating," he said, "but no one has been arrested yet." The women were able to name the alleged rapists.

Pray these Christian women and their families will find comfort and strength as they keep their eyes on their Lord and Savior. Pray the other Christian villagers will remain strong in their faith in the face of threats and intimidation. Pray the attackers will be brought to justice.


06/05/06
Shreveport, La.

I am requesting prayer for a young doctor named Chris.  He is going to the neurologist today at 3pm.  He has been having headaches for some time.  They are thinking that this may be migraines. He has also been having weakness in his legs.  He had an MRI done and this will be redone today at 3pm.  The CT Scan that was done was negative and the MRI, there are questions.  This young guy is a Christian and we need more like him in the medical field.  Please pray that the neurologist will say, when the MRI is repeated, that there is nothing there. Please pray for GOD to remove these headaches and the weakness in Chris’ legs. Pray for total healing in his body. Thanks for praying!  Angela

Shreveport, La.

I just wanted to let everyone who has been praying for my brother's and sister's salvation that again I have wonderful news...
 
Last report I had thanked every one and told you that my sister Lori has been reading her Bible and talking with the Lord...she's 47yrs old.
Now my brother ( Everett) at  60 yrs, old told me that for the first time he has been reading the Bible and praying and has already read the Bible through twice and is possibly looking for a church to attend with his wife Marilyn.......please keep him in your prayers he is losing weight...he's lost 50. lbs. and is at 175 now.
He say's he's not worried but the guys at work ask him if he's dieting.
He  has had cancer in the past but God has delivered him of that. He says the Dr. says test are still good!
 
Also pray for my other brother at 58 yrs old, he is struggling right now. He made a huge change in his life and left his wife of 18 yrs and started another life and business....which is failing right now. But I am rejoiceing in knowing that God is beginning a new work in him!!!   (Even though he will not return any calls or e-mails)
I have heard that he has been reading his Bible and even gone to church and helped in a men's ministry in building homes for under privileged people.
This is the first time I have heard of him ever taking part of anything to do with the Lord!!!  
Please be lifting him up for I know that the devil is surely pounding his mind with unforgiveness and guilt for leaving his wife to be with another.
 
This brother's name is Danny and he is searching to find who he is in Christ....and I praise the Lord that he is drawing all my brothers and sisters to him.
My parents are with the Lord now but that doesn't mean that the Lord has stopped answering their prayers ...as I see now the results of prayer in my life and in our family.
 
Just to recall to you all because I know that you pray for so many ....the prayers you've prayed has been for my children Justin, Melissa and Randy (23-22-29yrs. old) for their salvation and for them to have communication with their fathers (which God has answered) still working on total salvation!!!
Also,  you have been praying for salvation for my brothers and sisters.
 
Everett, 60yr.; Danny, 58yr.; Donna, 54yr.; Lori 47yr. old...which reported all reading Gods word except haven't heard about Donna yet but knowing I will soon!!
 
Thank-you for your continued prayers and faithfulness!!!
GOD IS GREAT....GOD IS GREAT................................
I pray that the Lord will bless you even more than ever before and you will share in the joy of our Lord Jesus Christ!!! 
 
One last request....my sister in-law, Marilyn needs a kidney and is on a waiting list. I am willing to give her one of mine. I need you to please be praying that if it be the Lord's will that I give her mine that it will be a perfect match, or that the Lord will heal her or deliver one that will give her longer life, she is such a beautiful Christian lady and I so love her. Thank you.  
Darlene
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for my parents, Jim and Irene.  We had to put my mom in the hospital last night due to increased delusional episodes. It is very hard on all of us emotionally and mentally.  My dad has not slept in a week and we thought putting mom in the hospital would afford him that ability.  But, he and my mom have been married for 48 years and he couldn't sleep without her there.  He needs rest, she needs rest and we need some rest, too. 
 
Please pray specifically that the spirit of fear would come off of her.  She is consumed with death and the psychiatrist said that she has a fear of death that is why she keeps thinking all of us are dead.
I thought about the scipture that the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy.  He has come to steal mom's mind and to destroy my parent's home. But God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.   The battle is in the mind, please pray with me that God will show my mom how to fight for her mind.
 
Pray that we will have wisdom in how to handle the situation with her.  What do we do?  Do we keep her with my dad or do we put her in assisted living for Alzheimer's patients?  We just need the wisdom of the Father in this.  This is the most gut wretching, heart breaking thing we have ever been through and I don't want to advise my dad incorrectly and I don't want us to react on emotions. Unfortunately, we are pretty emotional right now.  So, we truly need God's guidance, grace and peace through this.  I so appreciate your prayers.
 
Thank you and God Bless,
Teresa

Shreveport, La.

Update of Alfred....He is 300% better.   He is eating and walking, apparanently he was having a side effects from the chemo.  But he is doing beautifully! PRAISE BE TO GOD!!
 
Blessings,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
Praise God!!! Doctor visit went ok, go back next Monday for check up. Surgery not scheduled yet probably will find out next visit. Sorry it took me so long to let you know did not get out of dr's office until after 1pm visit was supposed to have been at 10:15. Office was full of patients and one of the drs in the office was on vacation this week.
Pam

 Morris Cerullo World Evangelism

World Prayer Center

Monthly Prayer Targets for June 2006

MISSIONS OUTREACHES

Continue to pray for Dr. Cerullo and Theresa. Agree with us for a great anointing to fall over their lives and the words they speak. Pray for doors that were closed to be opened to bring the Gospel to the lost. Pray that the Holy Spirit would move powerfully in every area that they go to bring the Gospel, and that the Holy Spirit would bring wholeness to their body, soul, and spirit. Pray for total victory in every area of their lives.

Pray for the MCWE staff and their families. Ask the Lord Jesus to position each employee to have the desire to reach souls and to heal the sick.

Pray for all the volunteers of the World Prayer Center. Ask the Lord to give them a hundred-fold return for their time given to prayer for the needs of others.

This year God gave Brother Cerullo a mandate asking him, “Son, are you willing to put on the Big Coat?”  This mandate is a 5 year, 10-point master plan for souls that includes:

Mama Theresa’s Place

March of Prophecy Multi-Media Presentation

Israel International Prayer and Media Center

Israeli Schools of Ministry

The Elijah Institute

The Prayer Bible

Thirty International Schools of Ministry in 2006

Daily School of Ministry TV Broadcast School without Walls

Mission to London Crusade 2006

Partners, are you willing to put on the Big Coat with Brother Cerullo? If so, please call Partner Services for more information at (858) 277-2200 ext. 2105.

Mission to London

July 17-22, 2006                      Earl’s Court II                        London, England

“The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of  Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust” (Ruth 2:12).

HELPLINE TELEVISION PROGRAM

The taping of the first Helpline TV program took place on May 20, 2006, and we are so excited about the great things God is doing through this televised program.  Please keep the Helpline in your prayers as we continue to tape new programs throughout the year.

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit will move mightily in the lives of each person calling the Helpline.
  • Pray that God will send anointed and spirit filled prayer ministers to answer phone calls for the Helpline.
  • Ask God to send in funding to meet all the financial needs of the Helpline.
  • Pray for Dr. Cerullo, Theresa, and the Helpline staff.  Ask God to give them strength and new revelation for each program.
  • Pray for the CBS producers, directors, and staff to be lead of God to produce a Godly and spirit filled program where the anointing can flow out to each person watching.
  • Pray for each special guest to have a timely and anointed message that will minister to those viewing the programs.

If you have any questions regarding the Helpline or you would like to be in the audience or become a prayer minister, please call Renee Banks at (858) 277-2200 ext. 2558.

DECADE OF HARVEST

This is the decade God has given Dr. Cerullo, friends, and partners of Morris Cerullo World Evangelism, a mandate to bring in an end-time host of the lost with the saving message of Jesus while building and training an army of Nationals who will go out and, in turn, win their countries for Christ!

We are conducting Schools of Ministry worldwide. These schools will focus on salvation, healing, and building up the body of Christ. The next school will be held on:

  • September 1-4, 2006       Washington Hilton Towers       Washington DC

For more information on upcoming Schools of Ministry and registration information, please go to our website at www.mcwe.com or call 1 (858) 277-2200 ext. 2105.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10: 9-10).

YEAR OF THE JEW – ISRAEL

We have always worshiped very secretly – but God has spoken to Brother Cerullo that November is Israel’s time. Last year we conducted three tremendous Healing Festivals where thousands attended and many souls were saved. We have also dedicated the Jewish Pavilion and are seeing tremendous change in the lives of those involved in the ministry to the Jews. We are now receiving many more opportunities to minister in other parts of Israel. November 2 – 4 we held the 2005 School of Ministry on Signs, Wonders, and Miracles in Tel Aviv. We believe that thousands of Jews had their lives changed through the saving knowledge of Christ Jesus!

  • Pray that Prime Minister Olmert will seek direction from God before giving up more Israeli land to the Palestinians.

  • Pray that the Gay Pride Parade slated to be held in Jerusalem will be canceled.

  • Pray that the Israeli government will be successful in urging the international community to put pressure on Iran to halt its nuclear program as well as Iran’s efforts to obtain long-range missiles.

  • Pray for Israel’s new government that is composed of four parties: Kadima, Labor, Shas, and the Gil Pensioners’ Party.

  • Pray that Prime Minister Olmert will seek God’s guidance and be obedient to God’s will. He is planning to follow up on his campaign vow to withdraw from large parts of the West Bank and change Israel’s borders. 

  • Pray that God will protect Israel from the more than two million Palestinians in the West Bank.
     
  • Pray that the death rate from cancer among Israeli Holocaust survivors will decrease. 

  • Pray that the recent reminder by Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres to Iran that they can also be wiped off the map will cause Iran to rethink their nuclear threat.

  • Pray that there will continue to be good relations between Defense Minister Amir Peretz and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. 

  • Pray that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s meeting with the Bush administration will advance God’s purposes.

  • Pray that Jerusalem will be secure.

  • Praise God for the fulfillment of His Word.

  • Pray for the persecuted believers in the Bethany Gate.

  • Pray for full restoration of genuine love and worship in preparation for the Messiah’s return.

  • Pray that on that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David.

“Thou art the God that doest wonders: Thou hast declared Thy strength among the people. Thou hast with Thine arm redeemed Thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah” (Psalm 77:14-15).

UNREACHED PEOPLE

Togole, Tegale of Sudan

Primary Language: Tegali

Religion: Islam

Population: 59,000

The Nuba claim to be the original inhabitants of the Nuba Mountains. The Nuba Mountains are located in Sudan's South Kordofan province. The Togole and other groups occupy the area, such as the Arabic-speaking Bagarra and Jellaba, the non-Arab Nuba only make up 60% of the Nuba Mountains population. Even though the people are referred to as "Nuba," there is no single Nuba group. The term, instead, is used as a regional grouping for a people who share the same environment and stand out as distinct from the surrounding tribes.

There are numerous Nuba groups, each constituting a different ethnic group with its own language. Nearly 100 different dialects are spoken in the Nuba hills resulting in one community being unable to understand the next. Fortunately, a lot of Nuba speak Arabic as a second language and that has enabled them to communicate with other groups.

For many centuries, the Nuba Mountains served as a refuge for people fleeing oppressive governments and slave traders. This perhaps best explains why there is such a variety of Nuba groups and languages.

Originally, Nuba tribes fled to the mountains for refuge, and now they generally distrust and dislike outsiders. While most of the tribes still live in the Nuba Mountains, as early as the late 1800's some individuals had migrated to the surrounding hills and plains. Others have even moved to towns and cities in search of jobs or schools for their children. This gradual migration is the result of the British establishing law and order around the tribes that make them feel safe from outside influences. The introduction of cotton as a cash crop has encouraged some individuals to move southward.

The Nuba are productive farmers and their livelihood is based primarily on agriculture. The staple crop is Sorghum, and it can either be sold or made into beer. Millet, sesame, peanuts, and tobacco are grown for personal use and consumption. The Nuba gather forest products and sell them as some of the region's exports. The women even have small vegetable gardens in which they raise vegetables such as onions, okra, beans, and maize. The Nuba raise cattle, sheep, goats, and chickens.

Millet porridge is a vital part of the Nuba diet. Often it is served with a sauce made from meat, okra, or kidney beans. Dura is thin, course bread that was introduced to the Nuba by the neighboring Arab groups. It has now become one of their staple foods. Dura can also be used to make beer. Some Nuba have migrated into cities and they now enjoy eating fresh meat, fresh produce, and bread from bakeries. They have left their desire for millet porridge behind.

Individual Nuba communities range in size. Some groups live in smaller villages with only 1000 inhabitants, and other groups have combined with neighboring villages forming communities of up to 50,000.

The average Nuba home is made of either stone or plaster-covered thatch. The home has a kitchen, sleeping quarters, and a granary. Some homes also have special rooms where the young unmarried girls of the neighborhood sleep.

Village communities are organized by clans or extended family sections, and the authority of the village is left in the hands of the clan elders. Every community usually has a large stone mosque. Most villages also have Islamic schools. Young boys and girls are sent there to study the Koran.

Most of the Nuba groups are completely Muslim and allow Islamic law to shape their every day lives. Each group is different from the next in language, ethnicity, and cultural heritage. The laws of Islam bind them in education, dress, diet, family life, and spiritual life. However, in accordance with Islamic tradition, Nuba children are educated in religious schools, and robes are worn by both men and women. Pork is not eaten, and other meats may only be eaten when slaughtered for sacrifice. All boys are circumcised. Husbands are permitted to have up to four wives and common prayers are said regularly.

The Nuba of the southern section of the Nuba Mountains such as the Mesakin, Krongo Nuba, and Tulishi have not yet converted to Islam. They instead follow their traditional animistic religion believing that non-living objects have spirits. The villagers depend on shamans which are priests or priestesses to cure the sick by magic or by communicating with gods.  They also believe the shamans control events. The shamans will go into trances and speak to the spirits who are said to control the lives of the tribe. The people believe that the local priests are or can be incarnations of spirits. The priest are in charge of such things as fertility ceremonies, and they participate in sacrifices to ward off illness or famine.

Only the Krongo Nuba have portions of the Bible available to them. The other Nuba groups have no Christian resources in their languages. Much prayer and intercession are needed to soften the hearts of these people toward the Gospel.

§                     Pray that mission agencies and churches will reach out to the Nuba tribes.

§                     Ask God to reveal Himself to these tribes through visions and dreams.

§                     Pray that Nuba believers will have the boldness to share Christ with their own people.

§                     Pray that God will raise up linguists to translate the Bible into each of the Nuba languages.

Brother Cerullo has many spiritual sons and daughters in surrounding countries that are busy spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thru crusades, outreaches, television, and radio, they minister and pray for the people in Sudan and the Nuba people groups. Pray for the move of God to touch the lives of the Togole, Tegale of Sudan, through all means of ministry.

PRAYER FOR THE 10/40 WINDOW

Sudan

Population:  40,187,486

Religion:  Islam

Sudan is the largest and one of the most diverse countries in Africa. It has emerged from a 21-year civil war between the mainly Muslim north and the Animist and Christian south. This war is said to have cost the lives of 1.5 million people. Southern rebels say they were battling oppression and marginalization.

After two years of bargaining, the government and the rebels signed a comprehensive peace deal in January 2005. The peace accord provides for a high degree of autonomy for the south. The region will also share oil revenue equally with the north, but decades of fighting have left the infrastructure in tatters. With the return of millions of displaced southerners, there is an urgent and pressing need for reconstruction.

The economic benefits of peace could be great. Sudan has large cultivatable areas of land, gold, and cotton. Its oil reserves are ripe for more exploitation.

While the government and southern rebels inched closer to peace, fighting broke out in the western region of Darfur in early 2003 when rebels started seeking greater autonomy and began an insurrection.

Up to two million people have left their homes and tens of thousands of people have been murdered. Pro-government Arab militias are accused of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against non-Arab groups in the southern region.

Sudan's name comes from the Arabic "bilad al-sudan" or land of the blacks. Arabic is the official language and Islam is the religion of the state. The country has a large non-Arabic speaking and non-Muslim population which has rejected attempts by the government in Khartoum to impose Islamic Sharia law on the country as a whole.

         Pray that the comprehensive peace treaty signed in 2005 will be honored by the government as well as the rebels.

         Pray for rapid reconstruction of the southern region for the millions of displaced people.

         Pray against the Arab militias who are accused of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against non-Arab groups in the southern region.
 

         Pray that attempts to impose Islamic Sharia Law on the non-Islamic will not succeed.

         Pray that each region will be able to share the wealth of their resources equally.

Brother Cerullo has many spiritual sons and daughters worldwide. Pray that they find a way to effectively evangelize in Sudan, and that they find a way to get Christian information to the people.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

Sudan is the largest country in Africa. It is almost 10 times the size of the United Kingdom and has more than 100 languages spoken among a wide ethnic spectrum of over 570 groups. Most of the population lives along the Nile. Pertaining to religion, about 70% of the population is Muslim, 9.9% is of traditional African religions, 1.1% are non-religious, and 19% are Christian. Around 36% of the population is of Arab origin, while the rest belong mainly to black African tribes. 

The Sudanese Civil War began in 1983, and an estimated four million people have been displaced and one and a half million killed. The war is fought along both religious and ethnic lines. Those living in the Nuba Mountains of north central Sudan and the mainly black, Christian, and Animist (a traditional African religion) in the south, are fighting against the predominantly Muslim, Arab north. 

The Nuba mountains in Sudan, which have had a Christian population since the 6th century, are littered with mass graves. Nuba women are systematically raped by Arab soldiers in order to produce non-Nuba offspring. There have been reports, including from Catholic bishops, of crucifixions of Christians by the army. Muslim troops from northern Sudan have sold tens of thousands of Christian children and women from the south into slavery. Many have been branded or mutilated to prevent escape, and many more have been tortured, brainwashed, or starved until they converted to Islam.

The Islamic fundamentalist government of Sudan is dominated by the National Islamic Front, and their desire is to govern the country according to Islamic principles and to bring Sudanese society under Islamic and Arab influence. Non-Muslims and non-Arabs are to be affected by this policy as well regardless of whether they wish to be. The Government also wants to use Sudan as a base for the export of Islam and for an Islamic revolution in Africa.

Sudan has been repeatedly condemned by the international community and human rights organizations for its appallingly human rights record. Although there is a fast growing church in Sudan, the Sudanese Christians face many persecutions.

  • Pray that food aid for internally displaced people gets to the Sudanese Christians and not just to those who claim allegiance to Islam. The practice of withholding food is often used as a means of putting pressure on non-Muslims to convert.
  • Pray for the people who are living in the Government-controlled areas where Islamic law is imposed on non-Muslims. In July 1993, for example, the Anglican Bishop, Rt Rev Peter El Birish was publicly whipped for alleged adultery, although the charges are believed to be entirely fabricated.

  • Pray that God will protect converts from Islam to Christianity. They face severe persecution. Al-Faki Kuku Hassan was arrested in March 1998 on charges of apostasy, and he was given two months to recant and return to Islam or face the death penalty.  As of yet, the judge still has to rule on the case. Hassan, who has a history of serious health problems, needs to be transferred to a hospital. 
  • Pray that the Catholic Church will remain strong as they continue to suffer reprisals from the Sudanese Government for their refusal to support the Government's "peace initiative" to resolve the civil war. Two Catholic priests are currently on trial for allegedly masterminding a bombing campaign, and they have been kept incommunicado since their August 1998 arrest. Local church sources believe that the priests suffered severe physical torture during their first weeks of incarceration. 
  • Pray that God will stop the government from demolishing or confiscating Roman Catholic institutions in Khartoum.

Thank God that Brother Cerullo has many spiritual sons and daughters near Sudan. Pray that believers in Christ find a way to effectively minister to their brothers and sisters that are suffering in Sudan.

PRAYER FOR OUR NATION

  1. Pray for the continued protection and safety of President and Mrs. Bush, and their daughters Jenna and Barbara, that God will surround them with His covering and care. Pray that any plots formed against them will be utterly foiled.

    I exhort therefore
    , that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and  giving of thanks be made for all men, kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1Timothy 2: 1-2).


  2. Pray that God will help America secure her borders.  Senate investigations said they were alarmed at the ease with which investigators brought unspecified radiological material into the country and transported it across the northern and southern U.S. border.
     
    Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning” (Proverbs 9:9).

  3. Pray that God will bless the efforts of conservation groups who try to protect forests from overdevelopment. The continued fragmentation of forests because of subdivisions, land use change, and development is one of the most pressing threats facing the American landscape.

    “They shall cut down her forest, saith the Lord, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable” (Jeremiah 46:23)
    .

  4. Pray that there will not be long-term damage to the fragile coral reef and marine life in the ocean near Honolulu. Waikiki’s world-famous beaches had high bacteria levels from a massive sewage spill.

    “And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and God saw that it was good”
    (Genesis 1:10
    ).

  5. Pray that the decision by Congress to increase daylight-saving time by four weeks beginning next year will help Americans conserve energy. 

    “The day is Thine, the night also is Thine: Thou hast prepared the light and the sun” (Psalm 74:16).
     
  6. Pray that radio frequency radiation emitted by cell phones will not cause cancer. Up for debate is whether RF radiation and the exposure that comes with cell phone usage is harmful.

    “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 1:2).

  7. Pray for the Multinational Forces in Iraq. As the three-year milestone approaches, pray that insurgents who are trying to derail the democratic process in Iraq will be unsuccessful.  

    Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness”  (Romans 6:16).

  8. Pray that unemployment rates will continue to decrease. Employers, in a springtime hiring burst, boosted payrolls by 211,000 in March and pushed the nation’s unemployment rate down to 4.7 percent.

    And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it(Genesis 30:28).

  9. Pray that the United States Senate will pass laws reflecting the wishes of the American people.  In this week’s “Time” magazine, a poll showed that 82% of the American people want the United States Government to keep illegal aliens out of the country, and 89% of the American people say that illegal immigration is a serious problem.

    “Let every soul be subject unto higher powers.  For there is no power but of God, the powers that be are ordained of God” (Romans 13:1).

  10. Pray for God to heal people who developed respiratory diseases after working in the debris of the World Trade Center. It has been alleged that more than two dozen deaths are related to exposure to dust which contained toxic chemicals and asbestos.

    “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee” (Exodus 23:25).
     
  11. Pray that God will give guidance to the United States and the United Nations Security Council on how to deal with the significant threat posed by the Iranian regime’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons.

    Thou in Thy mercy hast led forth the people which Thou hast redeemed: Thou hast guided them in Thy strength unto Thy holy habitation” (Exodus 15:13).


  12. Pray that Omaha’s decision to divide its school system into three districts, one mostly black, one predominantly white, and one largely Hispanic will not set race relations back.

    “Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation” (Proverbs 26:26). 

  13. Pray that God will help the U.S. find a way to increase their oil supplies or find an alternative energy source. Oil prices leapt above $72 a barrel recently, setting a record high. A government report showed U.S. gasoline supplies are shrinking. 

    Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit” (Leviticus 26:4).

  14. Pray that an event called Real Women’s Voices, will provide an opportunity for women to bring a pro-life message to Washington, and will change legislators’ opinions on abortion. Abortion advocates would like legislators to believe all women support the right to kill pre-born children, but polls show that a majority of the nation’s 143 million women are pro-life.

    By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood” (Hosea 4:2).

  15. Pray that a bill, approved by the House that overturned the president’s policy
    limiting federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, will not become law.  The process of extracting embryonic stem cells always requires the destruction of human life. Ask God also to prevent all forms of human cloning.

    There is no soundness in my flesh because of Thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin” (Psalm 38:18). 

  16.  Pray that a virus-killing microbicide gel can be developed that could be used by women to prevent the spread of the HIV virus. The invention of an effective microbicide will ensure that the health of women will no longer depend on their partner. In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 25 million people are infected with HIV, and nearly 60 percent of them are women. 

    That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”
    (Exodus 23:25).

  17. Pray that God will give President Bush favor with Chinese President Hu Jintao. President Bush’s recent visit with the Chinese president failed to win new promises on currency flexibility.  However, Bush is pushing ahead on the issue and is meeting with China’s top financial market regulators.

    Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you” (2 Corinthians 13:11).

  18. Pray that hunters will take all necessary precautions during hunting season to avoid being attacked by wild animals.  A hunter, who was chasing a black bear, was mauled when the bear turned and began pursuing him.

    For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again Thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me” (Job 10:16).

  19. Pray that God will give guidance to Education Secretary Margaret Spelling as she endeavors to make sure huge numbers of minority students who test low are not left behind academically. In order to avoid being labeled a failing school and being penalized, many schools have been excluding low scores.

    Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me”
    (Isaiah 43:27).

  20. Pray that a ruling by the U.S. Appeals Court, enabling schools to remove clothing with slogans that the schools deems hurtful, will discourage and prevent assaults on students through the written word.

    Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge” (Job 38:2).

  21. Pray that the new proposal by the U. S. that the 65-nation Conference on Disarmament negotiate a new treaty banning production of the nuclear material needed to make atomic bombs will be received positively.

    Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good”
    (Ecclesiastes 9:18).

  22. Pray that the Senate will have the mind of God, as they soon will be voting on whether to allow stem cell research that destroys embryos. Ask God to bind the spirit of death and sacrifice to Molech that has deceived our leaders in Congress.

    And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works
    (Revelation 2:23).

  23. Pray that biometric identification cards will help America win the war over illegal immigrants entering, staying, and working in our country. The cards will be issued to immigrants to assure they are working in the United States legally.

    “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:17).



Your partner in prayer,

Rachel Graham

Vice President of the World Prayer Center

 
 
06/04/06
Shreveport, La.
Pray for me for tomorrow when I have the shot in my eye. I know they will deaden the eye but still nervous still. I know that the Lord will be with me. 
I'm still waiting on the money to be transfered. I've been in the hole as far as finances since my last paycheck. In fact, I went further in the hole getting food today. Don't get my food stamps until 14th. I'm so depressed about this whole mess. I hate it when I can't even pay bills. To top it all off I think I'm starting to get menopause symptoms. Starting to get day sweats, and moody.
Pam
 
06/03/06
Shreveport, La.
Lois, the daughter of Will and Evelyn tried to take her life on Friday, June 2... Will passed away several years ago.
This urgent request is for the soul of Lois as they are keeping her sedated due to her serious condition.
Please agree with us in prayer that she accept the Lord in her life and that she surrenders her entire being over to the Lord before she slips out into eternity.  This is a precious soul who is desperate as I have been told this is the second time she has tried to take her life. 
 
Stop and pray for Lois, her mother, her children and her grandchildren...
 
Please start interceding with us for the soul of Lois this very moment... Thank you for standing with us in this time of need.  When one of our family and friends is in need, we need to feel the hurt and cry out to the Lord.
 
Once again, thank you for your prayers.
Shirley

06/01/06
San Antonio, Texas
I am in San Antonio and have been here since the first week of May.  Madge has been in the hospital for 3 and 1/2 weeks.  She has terrible pain in her back and the cancer has spread to her liver.  She starts chemo again tomorrow.
I will be unavailable this summer for any workshops or writing groups.
Please pray for Madge.  She needs a miracle.

Mary

Shreveport, La.

Samantha Aulds, a single 19 year old college student, left this week to spend 2 months in El Salvador as a summer missionary for college credit.  I work with a friend of hers.  This friend is very worried about Sam going alone to this country.  After Sam previously spent a week there, she shared with my co-worker that the conditions she would be facing were fairly grim.  The missionaries in the country were not willing to offer her any assistance whatsoever.  She would have to find her own ride to and from the airport upon her arrival and departure.  They were not willing to help her find adequate shelter for the summer.  She said she would be staying in a shack for the entire duration.  The school that sent her did not offer proper training or explain foreign customs or procedures.  She just happened to find a nice person at a customs check point that took her aside to explain the paper work she needed to have on her and what needed to be kept in a safe place.  This person also explained what the military would look for in a foreigner to arrest them and place them in prison. 

Sam is a fairly new Christian. She's eager to do anything to serve god. She is walking blindly into this situation. Please pray that God will protect and keep her day and night, moment by moment.

God and only God is going to be her shelter and refuge during this time. Pray that her strength and faith will endure. Pray that lonliness doesn't overtake her since she is alone in a strange land. Pray that she doesn't get discouraged by her circumstances or by any discouraging words spoken to her. And lastly, please pray that the fire of God that is in her will encourage and spark a fresh fire in the missionaries that live there.

Carrie

05/31/06
Shreveport, La.
PRAISE THE LORD - ALL IS WELL
Dr. Long said no fungus, TB, etc. There are 2 cultures that take 6 weeks to incubate and on the culture for bacteria, it was starting to show bacteria consistent with pneumonia, but the gram stain shows absolutely nothing. If the gram stain shows negative then there is probably nothing to worry about. He told me that my GERD aggravates asthma and vice versa. I am going to have to treat asthma each day with inhalers and he is going to check with Dr. Dies (Christian gastro dr) if Reglan will help as well with the Prevacid. Pray that the Primacort inhaler (corticosteriod), I can use and it, and it will not cause oral thrush like the Asmanex did. He really wants me to use it twice daily for a long time, said I needed it for the asthma. I am still believing for my healing of this.
 
Love and Prayers
Gloria
 
Keithville, La.
I just found out that I go for the heart test today at 3:00. I did not know until I called to see if I was still supposed to go or not and they told me it was set up for 3:00 today. Keep me in your prayers, I know they will find nothing as I am heal in the name of God.
Debbie
 
Shreveport, La.
Have bad news concerning my left eye. Went to eye  doctor today. He said that my left eye is really bad, will need surgery. But it will be done in 2 steps. The first step is a shot in the left eye to make the blood veins shrink in size, which is scheduled for this Monday. Then sometime after that will be the actual surgery. Will let you know when the surgery is as soon as I find out. What is wrong with my eye is diabetic retinopathy. I know the Lord will be with me during getting the shot on Monday and I know He will be with me during the surgery. But just to let you know I'm scared., nervous.
Pam
 
Urgent Prayer Alert

I have been waiting several weeks to write this prayer alert--making every effort to hear from the Lord as clearly as possible. I try not to write national prayer alerts frequently--only when I feel they are urgent. This is probably one of the most important assignments I've ever had. Although it is unusually long, please read it prayerfully and pass it on.

In our partnering with God, to turn America back to its Christian heritage and God-given destiny, and to experience another great awakening that will impact every aspect of our culture and bring millions of people to Christ--we are at a great crossroads. I believe we are at the deciding point in the war. While writing this letter, I was handed a newsletter of Cindy Jacobs, a prophet and international leader in the prayer movement. She believes this also, stating: "As I pray for the United States, I see that we are at a crossroads where we will either keep the ground we have taken and advance to see our nation transformed, or we will deteriorate at an alarming rate."

The Battle of the Bulge

A friend of mine likens where we are at to the Battle of the Bulge. This battle was an intense counter offensive launched by Hitler in WW II, after D-Day. When it looked like the Allies had won the war, Hitler tried one final desperate onslaught to turn the tide. This caught the Allies by surprise and, though we eventually defeated Hitler's armies, it was for a season, demoralizing and very costly to us.

Likewise today, an intense counter offensive has been orchestrated from Hell, to pull down President Bush and derail the destiny of America. This whirlwind of darkness over America is bringing great national confusion and is causing paralysis even in the praying church.

I have sensed this strong confusion in both the civil and spiritual realms, from leaders on down. It is strong in Washington D.C.--godly governmental leaders know things are in disarray and that something is desperately wrong, but they also say that nothing seems to work when it comes to reversing it. Spiritual leaders also know things are not right--that we have lost momentum and anti-Christ forces seem to be prevailing--but no one seems to know what to do about it. My friend Lou Engle, in a recent prayer alert said, "Wherever I go, I can feel the attitude of resignation, criticism and despair..." Lou's entire alert can be found at
www.justicehouseofprayer.com.

The Spirit of Babylon

Chuck Pierce, another friend and internationally trusted prophet, connected our desperate condition to the war in Iraq: "The spirit of Babylon is slapping us around." Iraq is modern day Babylon. Babylon means "confusion," which is obviously one of the results of this spiritual war. America's armies had no problem taking out Saddam's physical army. But we are now dealing with an ancient principality, the spirit of Babylon, which cannot be defeated with natural weapons and strategies. This spirit is currently (though I believe it not to be permanently) prevailing against us. As previously stated, the symptoms of confusion and disarray can be seen in the church, on our president, and in the nation in general.

A further result of all this on our president is political disfavor. He has one of the most unfavorable performance ratings of any president in history--ranking down with Nixon during Watergate. The cover of one major magazine reads: "How Low Can He Go?" Usually when the economy thrives (and ours is), a president's ratings are high. But not this president. He has lost his favor and consequently his voice, neither of which will return until certain things occur.

A Dream About the President

Regarding this loss of voice, a pastor related to me a dream he had recently about President Bush. The president was in a jail cell in a desert region. He was very agitated and his bottom lip was torn in half. (I believe this desert region represents Iraq and the tearing of the president's lip--it pictures my assertion that his voice has been torn from him.)

As the dream continued, a man grabbed the president from behind, and said, "Let go. Give in." Snakes then came out of the man's cloak, wrapped around the president and one of them bit his torn lip. The president fell to the ground and disappeared. The snake then took the form of a woman and looked at the man having the dream (who had run in to try and help the president), and said, "There is nothing you can do to stop this."

The man in the dream changing into a serpent, confirms to me, that we are no longer dealing with flesh and blood in Iraq, but with "principalities and powers" (see Ephesians 6:12). They have entrapped our president, stolen his voice, and intend to completely destroy his effectiveness. Their ultimate goal is to steal his destiny--which is warring against terrorism and shifting the courts, especially the Supreme Court of America. Though the president has been disabled and seemingly taken out by this spirit, it is not true that there is nothing we can do to stop it. I will address this momentarily.

The Reality of Where We Are

It is vital for us to grasp the magnitude of this spiritual war against America and our president, and also to realize that the forces of evil are currently prevailing, though it need not remain so. If the November, 2006 elections were held today, it is almost certain that pro-life and morally conservative voices would lose some, if not complete control of Congress.

It is also quite likely, that if the third vacancy occurred on the Supreme Court now (and I believe it is coming soon), one of two things would happen. Either Bush would bow to the temptation to appoint a moderate, because of his weak position; or if he appointed a true conservative constitutionalist, like Roberts or Alito, the liberals would be empowered enough to stop the nomination through filibustering or character assassination.

Worse yet, if the vacancy doesn't occur until after the November elections and conservatives do lose control of Congress, we can very likely kiss goodbye our current opportunity to shift the Supreme Court of America. This would be the most devastating setback of our day. The consequences are unthinkable. The killing of babies and pro-death culture would continue; God would continue to be unwelcome in schools; and government, public life, and another generation, would spiral further downward into Godless, humanistic relativism. Our God-given destiny in America could be lost indefinitely, perhaps forever. We simply cannot allow this.

Regarding the war on terrorism--if we don't turn the tide spiritually and do so fairly soon, it will turn into a quagmire that our generation doesn't have the strength, courage, boldness, or selflessness to endure. This is the reality of where we are.

What God Is Saying to the Church

What must happen in the praying church and with our president at this critical time? There are biblical pictures that can help us identify our current position and point us toward the right strategy. First--where is the church and what must we do?

If the praying church does not re-engage in informed, consistent and fervent intercession for our nation and president NOW, we will lose our Battle of the Bulge. Our past victories and the ground we have gained, are all on the line. So is our future. We have grown complacent and overconfident, as did the Israelites at Ai. In their attempt to conquer the promised land, Israel had won a great and impressive victory at Jericho (see Joshua 6). However, they grew overconfident and when they confronted the next town--small and insignificant Ai, did not pray for God's help and strategy. Consequently, God wasn't with them. The result was a devastating defeat.

We, too, have grown spiritually overconfident and complacent due to our recent victories. Now, like Joshua after the defeat at Ai, we are confused and disoriented (see Joshua 7:6-9). We must re-engage in prayer immediately. Lou Engle, in the above mentioned prayer alert also said, "Maybe President Bush's legacy and the future of our nation, hinge more on our prayers than on the whole political debate that rages now." Right on, Lou, except I believe we can scratch the word "maybe." Our future absolutely hinges on our prayers.

What God Is Saying to Our President

What of our president? In biblical context, where is he and what must he do? In Genesis 32, Jacob, Abraham's grandson, and the man who produced the nation of Israel through his twelve sons, came to his own personal crossroads. He, like our president, had come to a great crisis. Years earlier, Jacob had connived to attain his brother Esau's birthright and to steal the blessing reserved for him as the firstborn son. Now, twenty years later, Jacob is returning to face Esau, who has sworn to kill him. On the way, he has a life-changing encounter with God (see Genesis 32:24-32). Several parts of this story, parallel where our president currently is and what he must do:

Jacob was Left Alone

Consistent with his conniving nature (which is what his name meant), Jacob's possessions, servants and family, had all been sent ahead to "appease" Esau. Then, in his wrestling with the angel, Jacob's thigh (a symbol of strength), was dislocated, causing him to walk with a permanent limp. Everything Jacob owned--all of his family, and now all of his strength, was gone. God was allowing him to lose all (at least Jacob thought so). God also removed from him what he had relied on all of his life--his ability to connive (which, again, is the meaning of his name) his way out of trouble, and connive blessing through his own strength and manipulation.

For our president, I believe this conniving nature of Jacob, pictures what occurs so often in the political realm. Not that the political world and those who are a part of it are necessarily evil, but a political spirit is. It is the equivalent of a "Jacob" nature (which we're all born with), that believes there is always a way to reverse our fortunes through manipulation and control, conniving and self-effort. Some actually prevail through this spirit, but God will not allow Bush to succeed by operating in it. He has, therefore, allowed our president to lose favor for a season and nothing Bush has done can, or will, reverse this. Politics cannot help him--Rove can't, his party can't, and his troops in Iraq and Afghanistan cannot. God wants our president to know that the only one who can help him now, is the One who put him where he is: God Himself.

This does not necessarily mean our president has sinned or failed. Of course, he is human and therefore imperfect. And like all of us, he has a Jacob nature to contend with. But this doesn't make him a failure in God's eyes. There is nothing to indicate that God was angry with Jacob. But rather, He wanted to move him further toward his destiny, which was to birth the nation of Israel. His Jacob nature stood in the way and God needed to change it. This is what must occur in our president, which brings me to the second parallel to Jacob and our president.

Jacob's Name was Changed to Israel

Names represented nature, identity and purpose in those days (see Genesis 32:28). Jacob was after one thing (restored favor and blessing), and God was after another (a nature change), which is obvious in the story. Jacob finally realized this when he responded to the angel's question of what his name was: "The Man asked him, 'What is your name?' And in shock of realization, whispering he said, 'Jacob' (supplanter, schemer, trickster, swindler)!" (Genesis 32:27, Amplified.)

Jacob's acknowledgment of his condition (equivalent to repentance and confession), allowed God to break off of him the Jacob nature. God then re-named him Israel, moving him into his destiny. Likewise, God has a destiny on our president that cannot be accomplished through politics or human ability. Only the power, wisdom and enablement of the Holy Spirit, can equip President Bush to accomplish his destiny concerning terrorism and the courts of America. I want to be very bold and make a statement that may seem unusual regarding a government leader:

God has removed favor from our president and is wrestling with him, in order to remove from him all confidence that he can prevail through human strength and methods, including politics. He wants him to walk with a limp. God wants to anoint him for his assignment, giving him a supernatural ability to prevail. To accomplish this, He desires to visit our president in a holy and awesome way, just as He did Jacob. President Bush has an appointment with God!

Jacob Named the Place Peniel, which Means "The Face of God"

He stated, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved" (Genesis 32:30). Jacob's life was transformed, favor with Esau was given, and all possessions were returned. In an interesting irony, the word "appease" (Genesis 32:20)--what Jacob was attempting with Esau, and the word Peniel, come from the same Hebrew root which means "face." To appease is to put something in another person's "face" in order to buy or procure favor. God was in essence saying to Jacob, "You can't appease your enemy, but you can appease Me. Facing your enemy through the Jacob (political) spirit, won't help you anymore, but facing Me will."

Likewise, God is saying to our president, that He alone holds the key to favor and blessing in this hour. President Bush cannot prevail through appeasement, politics or any other human effort alone. But if he will face God and rely solely on Him, God will visit him face to face, favor will return and the president can fulfill his destiny. We must pray this understanding/revelation to our president and we must birth this holy visitation. For him to live and operate in a political world without being caught up in it, will indeed require great revelation and humility. This could come either through God speaking to him personally, or by getting the right individual to him with this message.

Our responsibility is to pray until it happens. If it does not, our president will not recover and America is in big trouble.

(For a complete explanation, you can order the message I recently shared on this subject, entitled "Jacob at Peniel." Order it by going to www.dutchsheets.org  and clicking on the link on the home page.)

Nuts!

In closing, a final story related to the Battle of the Bulge is pertinent. The Allies chose to stop Hitler's advance at a place called Bastogne. The 101st Airborne Division, nicknamed "The Screaming Eagles," were assigned against all odds, to hold Bastogne. The Germans surrounded the 101st at Bastogne and demanded their surrender. Brigadier General, Anthony McAuliffe's now famous response was "Nuts." When the Germans asked for an interpretation of this, the American officer delivering the message said, "It means you can go to hell."

The Allies then needed the weather to clear up in order to use their air superiority. General Patton ordered his chaplain to compose a prayer asking God to clear up the weather. The next day, the skies were clear and our aircraft began to control the air war and destroy the enemy. Before the battle, the 101st's first commander, Major General William C. Lee, made the following statement to his soldiers:

"The 101st Airborne Division, activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, has no history, but it has a rendezvous with destiny. Like the early American pioneers, whose invincible courage was the foundation stone of this nation, we have broken with the past and its traditions in order to establish our claim to the future. Due to the nature of our armament, and the tactics in which we shall perfect ourselves, we shall be called upon to carry out operations of far-reaching military importance, and we shall habitually go into action when the need is immediate and extreme. Let me call your attention to the fact, that our badge is the great American eagle. This is a fitting emblem for a division that will crush its enemies by falling upon them like a thunderbolt from the skies. The history we shall make, the record of high achievement we hope to write in the annals of the American Army and the American people, depends wholly and completely on the men of this division. Each individual, each officer, and each enlisted man, must therefore regard himself as a necessary part of a complex and powerful instrument for the overcoming of the enemies of the nation. Each, in his own job, must realize that he is not only a means, but an indispensable means for obtaining the goal of victory. It is, therefore, not too much to say that the future itself, in whose molding we expect to have our share, is in the hands of the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division." (Emphasis mine.)

The Screaming Eagles Must Arise

Hitler personally orchestrated the Battle of the Bulge. I believe satan is personally orchestrating his forces in the battle against Bush and the church of America. God is calling the "Screaming Eagles" of intercession, to take our stand and win the air war in the Heavenlies, stopping the enemy's advance. Like the Screaming Eagles of yesterday, we can write a history of commitment, bravery, self-sacrifice and victory.

The future itself, in whose molding we expect to have our share, is in the hands of the church. Satan says we can't win, I say, "Nuts!" We can win this war against terrorism and for the soul of America, but only in the spirit. If we don't do so, the greater sin won't be our president's, but ours--the church of America.

If this word rings true in your heart, pass it on--and PRAY! Pray in church services; hold special prayer meetings; fast and pray; send a prayer team to Washington, D.C. to pray; pause at family gatherings to pray; pray at home groups. Pray, pray, pray.

Let's do our part and win this war.

Dutch Sheets
Dutch Sheets Ministries

Shreveport, La.
Lani called to say she was sick; dizzy; and could
not drive.
Don and Gloria - Floyd and Linda all went to Kelly's graduation.
My friends Nelda & Frank had company for dinner. Her oldest son was bringing his girlfriend for supper.
Ms. Pat was sick and could not keep anything down.
Shirley

05/30/06

Shreveport, La.

Please pray for my husband Dale.  He is scheduled for back surgery this Thursday and he has gotten a severe bout of gout in his left ankle/foot area.  He is in such pain right now.

 
I also heard that my brother Johnny in Yuma, AZ is having much pain from his kidneys.  His feet are swollen constantly from his diabetic condition and then he also suffers from gout.  He is a pastor.
 
Please pray for their complete healing.
 
Frances
 
Gaza Province, Mozambique
I'm in a conference in a town in Gaza Province in southern Mozambique while Heidi is in Pemba...I just got a call from her about a very serious situation for Iris that erupted today in Pemba.

As you may imagine, Moslem leaders and the more Marxist and anti-foreign elements in Mozambique are very agitated about our growth and influence in this country. Such leaders in Pemba have actually expressed their outrage at Iris when they cannot even prevent their own children from coming to church and getting filled with the Spirit.

You may remember how we were evicted from our center in 1997 by Marxists, and had everything taken from us. Something similar is being attempted now in Pemba.

Today a major story appeared on the front page of Pemba's newspaper, apparently instigated by people anxious for our removal from Mozambique. It was blatantly reported for the whole city to read, among many other things, that we are using North American religion to subvert the government, that we are anti-Frelimo (the political party now in power), that all our contacts with leaders are designed to undermine the party, we're anti-black and anti-Africa, etc.

Heidi has spent ten years becoming Mozambican in heart and soul, and has a permanent Mozambican visa. Everything she does is for "her" country, Mozambique. But the article is describing her as deceptive and treacherous. She feels so attacked and devastated... The threat is real. Last year the government very nearly tore down our center with its buildings at our expense.

We are meeting with the editor, and want to write an article in response together with a Mozambican lawyer. Meanwhile, we are asking you our friends to have your networks pray for us... This is yet another critical hour...

On we go in Jesus...

Much love, Rolland and Heidi
 
Prayers for May 30, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for BELARUS
BELARUS Forum 18 News Service
In what appears to be an increasing trend, a Pentecostal pastor has been fined for leading worship without state sanction. "Divine freedom is given to us by God," Ilya Radkevich remarked to Forum 18 News Service, "but state freedom you have to pay for." He was fined 150,000 Belarusian roubles ($72 U.S.). Natalya Lutsenko, the head of the administrative commission which fined Pastor Radkevich, declined to explain why an individual had been punished for holding a peaceful religious service. "It is impossible to talk about this case," she told Forum 18. "We don't discuss administrative cases over the phone." Insisting that all religious communities have to register with the authorities before they can function, she hung up. Pastor Radkevich told Forum 18 that the local authorities know that his 50-strong congregation gathers for Sunday worship at a prayer house in Povitye and have previously fined the congregation sums equivalent to about $50 U.S.

Pray the Christians in Belarus will not be intimidated.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA Compass Direct
A woman in the city of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh state, has accused six of her uncles and their pastor of trying to forcefully convert her to Christianity. The men involved said the accusations are an attempt to get revenge after a dispute erupted over a drainage channel. Saroj Maurya, 35, approached local newspapers with a statement accusing her uncles and Assemblies of God pastor Mehboob Masih of attempted forced conversion. Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh told Masih he would meet the same fate as Australian missionary Graham Staines and two of his children, who were burned alive in Orissa state in January 1999, if he continued to hold prayer meetings. "They also said if I gathered people for prayer, they would instead hold a Hindu worship ceremony in my house," said Masih. Pray the truth of the "forced conversion” will be revealed.

Pray the Lord will reveal Himself and His love to those who oppose Him. Pray God will protect Pastor Masih and deliver him from the Hindus who seek to harm him.

Pray for KENYA
KENYA The Boston Globe
Gunmen attacked a Pentecostal church radio station, killing one person and setting the building on fire. The Associated Press report, reprinted in The Boston Globe, says church workers, worshippers and curious onlookers gathered outside offices of a Pentecostal radio station in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday, May 13, 2006, hours after unidentified gunmen shot and killed one person, wounded two others and torched part of Hope FM during the broadcasting of a program that compared teachings of the Bible and the Koran. One security guard was stabbed and later shot dead during the attack, and another was wounded, according to a passer-by who was shot when he went to look into why the emergency alarm had gone off. The independent Kenya Television Network reported that some of the assailants poured a flammable liquid in some of the offices at the radio station and then set it alight. The eight masked assailants shouted angrily that producers had failed to take their telephone calls. They ordered a technician to take the station off the air, according to church workers. Gideon Kibunjah, a police spokesman, said there had been no arrests, and the identities of the gunmen were unclear. Church leaders pressed the government to quickly investigate the attack and ensure the culprits are prosecuted. "The station is for spreading the good news, and faith comes by hearing the word of God," Anglican Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi said after visiting the station in a show of solidarity with the Pentecostal church. "It is not right to go at the source of the news and commit violent acts."

Pray our loving Father will comfort the family and friends of the guard who was killed. Pray the government will thoroughly investigate the attack and prosecute the culprits. Pray this violence will cause more people to listen to the radio station and come to Christ.


 
05/29/06
Shreveport, La.
Please pray for a fourteen year old girl who is having surgery tomorrow after being in a bad accident.
Also, a man named Jerry for salvation, pain relief, and peace of mind, body and soul.
 
Sherry
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Jake. This is Donovan's Aunt Rhonda's brother and he was bit by a brown recluse and has been put in the hospital due to complications.  Please pray for complete and total healing. 
 
God Bless,
Teresa
 
05/28/06
Minot, North Carolina
Amber Alert Issued for 3 Year Old North Dakota Girl
Posted: Monday May 22, 2006: 7:39 PM CST
The Minot Police Department and the State of North Dakota issued the Amber Alert after the girl was abducted this morning, May 22nd. 

Reachelle Smith, 3 years old.  She's white with brown eyes and light brown hair.  She is about 3
feet high and weighs about 40 pounds.  

She's believed to be with Leigh Cowen, a 22-year-old white man with black, collar-length hair and
brown eyes, standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds. Cowen has a Chinese symbol tattooed on the right side of his neck.

They might be in a teal 1995 Ford van with minor front end damage and North Dakota license plates
HAY 548  and in route to Kansas. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the  Police Department at (701) 852-0111
or dial 911.
 
Park Hills, Mo.
PARK HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT is looking for LILLIAN KOHUT. The event occured at 313 FIRST STREET, PARK HILLS MO on Sunday, May 28th at 5:50AM. SUSPECT FORCED VICTIM AND VICTIM'S MOTHER LORI WELLS (WHITE FEMALE, 27 YEARS OLD, 5'7" TALL, WEIGHT 140 POUNDS, BLONDE HAIR, GREEN EYES) INTO HIS VEHICLE WITH A LONG KNIFE. SUSPECT THREATENED HARM AGAINST BOTH VICTIM AND MOTHER. Victim 1, LILLIAN KOHUT is described as being a 4 year old WHITE female, BLONDE hair, BLUE eyes, 3'5". 40lbs Wearing: UNKNOWN COLOR PAJAMA SHIRT AND PAJAMA PANTS Suspect 1, SHANE KOHUT is described as being a 29 year old male, WHITE with BROWN hair, and BLUE eyes, Weighing (Aprox): 180lbs. SHORT BROWN HAIR AND FULL BEARD TATTOO LEFT SHOULDER- DRAGON TATTOO LEFT ARM- "SIEG" TATTOO RIGHT ARM- "HEIL" TATTOO RIGHT CHEST- SKULL TATTOO LEFT CHEST- SCORPION TATTOO BACK- NUDE FEMALE WITH GUN TATTOO ABDOMEN- "LUN Wearing: BASEBALL CAP, WHITE T-SHIRT, WHITE SHORTS Vehicle 1, MAROON 1999 DODGE INTREPID 4-DOOR PASSENGER
MISSOURI license plate. Plate number 045TCM. Vehicle description: UNKNOWN DIRECTION OF TRAVEL If you have any information on this incident, please call 911 or contact the PARK HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT at 573-431-3122.

05/26/06
Albany, Oregon
Chuck Pierce: "PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL"


Chuck PierceTHE MONTH OF "SIVAN" AND THE COMING OF SHAVUOT

This Saturday evening (May 27), begins "Rosh Hodesh"--the beginning of the third month in the Hebrew calendar--the month of Sivan. This month is mentioned in the Book of Esther 8:9,11:
"...on the 23rd day of Sivan...the king granted the Jews who were in each and every city the right to assemble and to defend their lives, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate the entire army of any people or province which might attack them..."

One week from this Thursday evening, begins the Hebrew Feast of Weeks (June 1 and 2). It was to take place exactly five weeks and one day (SHAVUOT is Hebrew for "weeks"), or 50 days (PENTECOST is Greek for 50) after the ceremony of First-fruits, immediately following Passover (Leviticus 23:15-22). Jewish tradition says that Moses received the Law (Torah) on this day. We know that it was on this day, 50 days after Yeshua (Jesus) rose from the dead, that the Holy Spirit who would "write the Law on hearts," fell on
believers in Jerusalem. There immediately followed a "harvest" of three-thousand souls!

It is a festival of Joy--a time for bringing an offering before the Lord in gratefulness. The book of Ruth is read, which, among other things, portends the coming of Gentiles into the common-wealth of Israel as "joint heirs" of the Kingdom. But it is also a day to contemplate the Holiness of Our God. In synagogues around the world, one of the Scriptures to be read is Ezekiel 1:1-28, about the coming of the Lord's Presence in fire--the "wheels within
wheels."

As Israel approaches this feast of Pentecost, PLEASE PRAY:

For an Out-Pouring of God's Spirit In Israel--especially Zechariah 12:10, that Israel be brought back into God's grace to a knowledge of Her Messiah--the Lamb who was slain and rose again!

For a spirit of supplication which will bring about sorrow for sin and usher in the Joy of Salvation.

For a new experience of the Fear of the Lord--reverence of His Holiness.

For a renewed unity in the Holy Spirit on the Body of Messiah in Israel, and a mantle of evangelism to speak forth the Good News to Zion in Power!

"WORLD PRIDE" FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST IN JERUSALEM

"THIS WAS THE GUILT OF YOUR SISTER SODOM; SHE AND HER DAUGHTERS HAD ARROGANCE, ABUNDANT FOOD AND CARELESS EASE, BUT SHE DID NOT HELP THE POOR AND NEEDY. THUS THEY WERE HAUGHTY AND COMMITTED ABOMINATIONS BEFORE ME. THEREFORE I REMOVED THEM WHEN I SAW IT." (Ezekiel 16:49-50.)

Calling the event "Love Without Borders," an international organization called "World Pride," is organizing a five-day festival for August 8-12, 2006, in Jerusalem. The group's website bears the following proclamation:

"Jerusalem World Pride 2006, will bring a new focus to an ancient city through a massive demonstration of LGBT (i.e. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), dignity, pride, and boundary-crossing celebration. In these times of intolerance and suspicion from the home of three of the world's great religions, we will proclaim that love knows no borders."

The first WP festival took place in Rome in 2000, in spite of drawing from the Vatican strong criticisms of Italian government and Rome city authorities for allowing it to take place. An estimated 250,000 attended the event--a number the organizers hope to be exceeded in Jerusalem.

The WP web site already is beginning to list hotels and restaurants in Jerusalem available for use by participants. The festival was originally scheduled to take place in Jerusalem last summer, but citing "security concerns" surrounding the Gaza pullout, authorities were able to have it put off for a year. Although Jerusalem's religious mayor, Uri Lupolianski, is strongly against allowing the parade, the city is evidently legally bound to allow it to proceed unless presented with convincing dissuasion by the police.

It is fearful to imagine what will be the demonic consequences released not only throughout the city and nation, but into the whole world if this event takes place. Major turns of battle in the spiritual war continually taking
place over Jerusalem, are invariably of serious consequence in the heavenlies throughout the earth. Powerful forces are arraying for a huge assault against the city. It will take a Power far greater than that of our Mayor, than the Vatican, than general public disaffection, to stop what is shaping up to be a week-long orgiastic celebration of "arrogance, haughtiness and abominations" (see Scripture quoted at beginning) in the streets, parks and hotels of Jerusalem this summer.

Believing leaders have already called one city-wide prayer gathering to stand against this, there will certainly be others. But it is going to take intercessory help from brothers and sisters around the world, if it is to be thwarted. To the taunt from the enemy:

"Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, 'Jerusalem shall not be given into my hand'; Have the gods of the nations (of Rome) delivered them from my destruction?" (Isaiah 37:10,12.)

We would proclaim from last weeks Haftarah reading, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the Heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. THERE IS NOTHING TOO HARD FOR YOU!" (Jeremiah 32:17.)

PLEASE PRAY:

Isaiah 37:21-35, "...that the evil forces which are raging against the Holy One of Israel, against the God of the daughter of Zion, against the place which is called by His Name, will be turned back and "not come into the city." That YHVH TS'VAOT, the LORD of Hosts will 'DEFEND THIS CITY, TO SAVE IT, FOR His own sake and for the sake of His servant David."

That the LORD, "whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem" (Isaiah 31:9); will release the flame of His holiness both to purify and to protect His city from the defiling flood which is heading her way
(Zechariah 1:14; 2:5).

Zechariah 12:10, that, as written above, during this Shavuot season, the Lord will "POUR ON THE HOUSE OF DAVID AND ON THE INHABITANTS OF JERUSALEM THE SPIRIT OF GRACE AND SUPPLICATION; THEN THEY WILL LOOK TO ME WHOM THEY PIERCED. YES, THEY WILL MOURN FOR HIM AS ONE MOURNS FOR HIS ONLY SON, AND GRIEVE FOR HIM AS ONE GRIEVES FOR A FIRSTBORN."

Because, "IN THAT DAY A FOUNTAIN SHALL BE OPENED FOR THE HOUSE OF DAVID AND FOR THE INHABITANTS OF JERUSALEM, FOR SIN AND FOR UNCLEANNESS." (Zechariah 13:1.)

The blood of the Messiah can cleanse the deepest stain and release prisoners from the strongest bondage. There is an enormous number of Israelis--Jew, Arab, secular, religious, who are bound in homosexuality, not to mention millions more, who are slaves to heterosexual sin. These are only symptoms of the uncleanness in which satan wants to hold them captive from their holy destiny, but from which God promises to sprinkle His people clean (Ezekiel 36:25-33).

Pray for wise, loving compassion, on the Body in Israel...that they will be freed from "homo-phobia" and willing to be moved by the Spirit in bringing these children from darkness into light.

Pray for God's Holy strategy for Believers in Israel, and in the Nations in averting this evil.

Blessings,

Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries

California

JUST PRAYING AND ASKING THE LORD FOR A FINANCIAL MIRACLE OF 10,000 DOLLARS SO I CAN HIRE THIS DEFENSE ATTORNEY THIS COMING WEEK SO I WON'T HAVE TO STAND CONVICTION. I FACE TEN YEARS FOR LIES FROM MY EX AND THE KIDS SHE MANIPULATED. I PRAY ALWAYS AND KNOW THE LORD HAS AWESOME THINGS FOR ME. HE ALWAYS COMES AT THE LAST MONENT.

GOD BLESS
BROTHER OMAR.
 
Shreveport, La.
Please pray for Susan.
She is coming in the morning. When her mother called to make the appointment, she had bad news.
She has always gone for her mammograms. They have found a large mass that they say is cancer.
She is an attorney and oh, such a good lady. She is in her 40's.
She comes every Sat. a.m. and sees about her mother, takes her to get groceries, takes
her to eat. I don't know what her mother will do. It just breaks my heart. Please put her on the prayer list.
She and her husband are big workers in the Baptist church.
Shirley
 
05/25/06
Shreveport, La.
My best friend, Jackie, from Oklahoma called and her mother-in-law is in St Francis in Wichita having undergone a double heart-by-pass over the weekend. The woman is in her 80's and does not have a close relationship w/Christ.  Jackie said that she is still in ICU, on the respirator as she has been a heavy smoker for most of her life.  Jackie and her daughter, who has asthma, are on their way through and going to stop and see her as they go through for the daughter to sing for Christian record producers this weekend. 
God has worked mightily in the daughter as she is such a severe asthmatic that she should not even be able to sing but has a growing ministry with her singing and the story of how God helps her to sing.  Please keep these two items in prayer as Jackie is starting to get unraveled w/so much going on besides her growing sewing business. 
Thank You
Jan
 
05/24/06
Shreveport, La.
Prayer request for Alfred.
 
He is in the hospital.  Please keep him and Julia lifted up.  He testified of  God's healing power and we just need to continue to stand with him in belief of receiving complete and total healing.  Please pray for Julia the peace of Jesus, the Word of God coming alive in her Spirit so that she can speak it over her husband. 
 
I don't have any details other than by man's perception it looks very bad.  It was relayed that if you go to visit he may not recognize you.  But I want to tell you this, and that is, that the Spirit bears witness to Himself, so keep that in mind if you go.  His spirit man will know you.
 
God Bless,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
PLEASE STOP AND PRAY FOR JANET AT THE MOMENT YOU RECEIVE THIS EMAIL. SHE NEEDS OUR PRAYERS THIS MORNING. LET US AGREE IN THE NAME OF JESUS FOR JANET ACCORDING TO MATTHEW 18:19 - WHERE TWO OR THREE AGREE... HE IS THERE IN THE MIDST.
LET US BIND TOGETHER AND AGREE AS WE KNOW THE LORD HAS TOUCHED HER MANY TIMES AND HEALED HER WHEN DOCTORS SAID "PLAN HER FUNERAL". WE SERVE AN AWESOME GOD.
Shirley

Shreveport, La.

Praise report on Taylor. The following is from his grandmother, and I thank you all so much for your prayers and continue praying. When I first requested prayer during Sunday school at my church, someone else there had already heard about this prayer request from another person outside our church. Last night at church I gave this praise report and afterwards had someone ask me if I knew anyone at Shady Grove Bapt. Church because he was on their prayer request list too.  This was awesome. Our GOD is awesome and he will answer our prayers. Taylor will see again for there is power so great here with believers. Thank you our Lord, our Savior, Healer, Redeemer, Thank you for the sacrifice of Your Son JESUS CHRIST, by his stripes we ARE HEALED.

I will take a few minutes to let you all hear about Taylor. He is doing some better, still is blind and the doctors here don't give him any hope of ever seeing again. And we are having trouble getting his records from the hospital to take to Memphis.
He went Thursday and had the 40 staples removed from his head, the stints taken from his nose and the splint taken off his nose. Now he can breath a lot better. He will always have the 3 ticonimin plates in his forehead. He has a blood clot in his left eye that needs to be desolved but at the same time it doesn't need to move toward his brain or heart.
He is eating fairly good, can get in the tub now, oh yes he got his cast off his foot Thursday too, just has a boot he can remove for bathing. He walks pretty good with his ( blind-stick).
They told us he would never be able to open his eyes but he has opened one of them so I say thanks for all the prayers please keep them going. God is working every minute. He is so good. Our Taylor is alive and for that we are so thankful.
Jane
 
Keithville, La.
I cannot believe I am typing this but I once again need your prayers. I have been running fever and chills up to 103 since about 9:00 last night. It came down this morning as I was soaking wet when I woke up and I thought it was over but by lunch it was back up to 103. I really need y'all to pray with me that it breaks soon. I probably should have went to the dr but I thought it had broke and would not come back that high again. I really do not know what is wrong or why. My throat is sore and my mouth hurts and is kind of peeling inside. I think the high fever is causing this but I am not sure. I am also sick to my stomach. So, please pray with me and for me and I am going to lay back down and try to get warm again. I love you all and I know I can depend on y'all to pray with me and that is a comfort.
Debbie

05/23/06

Shreveport, La.
Please pray for Jonathan's homebound teacher Tom P.
He is having a biopsy done on a spot in his lung.
He is a cancer survivor and we curse this spot in the name of Jesus.
Stand with us that this wonderful caring teacher will be healed.
Also, John is having another nerve block done in his neck on Thursday. The last one lasted over a year before the pain came back.  We want NO LESS from this one.
 
Jonathan is having side effects from his meds again.  We need wisdom as to what steps to take next.
 
thanks......
 
Donna
 

Prayers for May 23, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA (China Aid Association)
CAA learned that in the past two weeks, multiple arrests of house-church pastors occurred at Shandong and Jiangsu provinces. One pastor from South Korea was expelled by the Chinese security agency. CAA has learned from an eyewitness report that house-church pastor Liu Yuhua was arrested at 11:00 pm on April 26, 2006, at Shandong province, accused of "being involved in illegal business practices." He has been printing and distributing Bibles and other Christian literature to fellow believers free of charge to meet the rapid growth of believers. According to a reliable source, Pastor Liu's office was searched without warrant, his bank account seized, and cash in the amount of 8600 Yuan ($1,100) was confiscated. CAA also learned that on May 10th, 11 pastors and house-church leaders were arrested in Jiangsu province. Approximately 60 house-church believers were engaged in a Bible study at Pastor Cai Zhirong's house when the raid occurred. According to an eyewitness report, the PSB officers used electric shock batons to beat believers who refused to be taken away because the police didn't have an arrest warrant. After 10 hours of intensive interrogation, all 11 pastors, including South Korean pastor Cui Rongbo (Korean name unavailable) along with his two translators Pastor Cai Zhirong and Pastor Wu Changle, were released. However, on May 11th, South Korean Pastor Cui was taken away again by the Chinese authorities and ordered to leave China within 48 hours. Pastor Cui left China on May 13th. "This new wave of arrests is certainly a contradiction to the Chinese government's commitment to religious freedom," said Rev. Bob Fu of CAA.

Pray the Lord will comfort and strengthen the Chinese Christians to remain faithful to their Savior under all circumstances. Thank God for Rev. Bob Fu, and pray He will continue to use him in a powerful way, alerting Christians worldwide to the suffering of their brothers and sisters in China and motivating them to act. Pray for a mighty move of the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the authorities and bring religious freedom to China.

Pray for ERITREA
ERITREA (Compass Direct)
Two days after an evangelical Christian mother was arrested at her home and jailed by Eritrean police, her 6-month-old son died on his sickbed in Nefasit, 10 miles East of Asmara. Ghenet Gebremariam was arrested on May 8th, with two other Protestant women, also mothers with children and members of Nefasit's banned Full Gospel Church. They were detained on accusations of "actively witnessing about Christ." Two days later, Gebremariam's baby, Hazaiel Daniel, died of unknown causes. Subsequently Gebremariam was released on bail. The other two mothers, Meslale Abraham and Alganshe Tsagay, remain in police custody. In a separate crackdown two weeks ago, 50 evangelical Christian students were put under harsh military punishment at Mai Nefhee Educational Institution, a military service center in Asmara. The discovery of the 33 young women and 17 men was attributed to a Defense Ministry campaign to identify all students at the institution involved in "illegal" Protestant activities.

Pray Jesus will comfort Ghent Gebremariam with His presence and peace, assuring her that her baby is safely at Home with Him. Pray the other two mothers will soon be released and returned to their families. Pray the Holy Spirit will rise in power to win the spiritual battle for Eritrea.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (Compass Direct)

A woman in the city of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh state, has accused six of her uncles and their pastor of trying to forcefully convert her to Christianity. The men involved said the accusations are an attempt to get revenge after a dispute erupted over a drainage channel. Saroj Maurya, 35, approached local newspapers with a statement accusing her uncles and Assemblies of God pastor Mehboob Masih of attempted forced conversion. Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh told Masih he would meet the same fate as Australian missionary Graham Staines and two of his children, who were burned alive in Orissa state in January 1999, if he continued to hold prayer meetings. "They also said if I gathered people for prayer, they would instead hold a Hindu worship ceremony in my house," said Masih.

Pray the truth of the "forced" conversion and revenge will be revealed. Pray the Lord will also reveal Himself and His love to those who oppose Him. Pray God will protect Pastor Masih and deliver him from the Hindus who seek to harm him.

Pray for INDONESIA
INDONESIA (Compass Direct)
On May 10th, police in Indonesia announced seven suspected Islamic terrorists have confessed to beheading three Indonesian schoolgirls in Poso, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in October 2005. Five men were arrested on May 5th, in Tolitoli regency, Central Sulawesi. Jakarta Post identified them as Apriyantono, alias Irwan; Arman, alias Haris; Asrudin, Nano and Abdul Muis. "Two of the arrested men were involved in the murders," national police spokesman Brig. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam told reporters. "Another was detained for carrying ammunition, while the other two were arrested as accessories to the crimes." Two additional suspects have not yet been publicly identified. Theresia Morangke, 15, Alfita Poliwo, 17, and Yarni Sambue, 15, were beheaded early in the morning of October 29, 2005, as they walked to a Christian school in Poso district. A fourth girl, Noviana Malewa, 15, received serious injuries to her face and neck but survived the attack. "Two of the arrested men were involved in the murders," national police spokesman Brig. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam told reporters. "Another was detained for carrying ammunition, while the other two were arrested as accessories to the crimes." Alam said the suspects would be taken to national police headquarters in Jakarta for further interrogation.

Praise God these men have finally been arrested. Pray they will be brought to trial and God's justice will prevail. Pray the Lord will comfort the families and friends of the girls as they are reminded of the murders and their loss. Pray for KENYA
KENYA (ASSIST News Service)
Gunmen attacked a Pentecostal church radio station, killing one person and setting the building on fire. The AP report, reprinted in The Washington Post, says church workers, worshippers and curious onlookers gathered outside offices of a Pentecostal radio station in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday, May 13, 2006, hours after unidentified gunmen shot and killed one person, wounded two others and torched part of Hope FM during the broadcasting of a program that compared teachings of the Bible and the Quran. The AP says a security guard was stabbed and later shot dead during the attack, and another was wounded, according to a passer-by who was shot when he went to look into why the emergency alarm had gone off. The independent Kenya Television Network reported that some of the assailants poured a flammable liquid in some of the offices at the radio station and then set it alight. The eight masked assailants shouted angrily that producers had failed to take their telephone calls. They ordered a technician to take the station off the air, according to church workers. Gideon Kibunjah, a police spokesman, said there had been no arrests, and the identities of the gunmen were unclear. The AP said church leaders pressed the government to quickly investigate the attack and ensure the culprits are prosecuted.

Pray our loving Father will comfort the family and friends of the guard who was killed. Pray the government will thoroughly investigate the attack and prosecute the culprits. Pray this violence will cause more people to listen to the radio station and come to Christ.


05/20/06
Carrollton, Texas
On Thursday, the parliament of Nepal stripped the king of his powers and took the reins of government in the name of the Nepalese people.  All of this came as a result of massive demonstrations on the part of the people, who expressed their unwillingness to either be ruled by a tyrant or intimidated by Maoist rebels, and after years of prayer by Christians.

One key provision of the new decrees is that instead of being known as "the world's only Hindu kingdom," the new Nepal will be a secular state.  This could have major implications for Christians. 

Please be in prayer for the people of Nepal, especially for our fellow believers and GFA leaders there.

Thank you for your prayers for Asia.

Yours for the unreached,

K.P. Yohannan
Founder & President

05/18/06
Shreveport, La.
There are some "masses" in a part of the colon that could become malignant and need to be removed. 
They are NOT MALIGNANT presently!!  Thank God!! 
This morning God instructed me to have the surgery to remove what could be worse later. 
He spoke Isaiah 65: 24 "---before they call, I will answer--" and told me plainly that He had caused the colonoscopy to take place in order to find what I did not know was there.  
He let me know to have the surgery.  I have perfect peace now that the Master Surgeon has spoken so plainly. 
I will let you know when I am scheduled to enter the hospital. 
My goals are two-fold: 
(1) less trouble for my children and
(2) physical ability to minister to God's people and those He wants to be His. 
Theresa
 
Keithville, La.
My mother went for her annual mammogram and they were trying to track her down to come back in for more pictures and an ultrasound. They stated they had informed her dr and to come tomorrow since they could not get her earlier. She is very upset as I was when it happened to me but, I told her they call a lot of people back to take more views and to try not to think negative. I am concerned over the call back because it includes an ultrasound but I did not say that to her. I am not sire how normal that part is. Maybe some of you know. Also keep Marty in your prayers as he has been in a lot of pain today, but again we were told yesterday that would be normal.
Debbie
 
Keithville, La.
I am glad you shared that it is common to get a call back, as I was concerned and did not know how common a call back was with adding an ultrasound. She has had benign cysts in her breast before, many years ago.
I am finally getting some strength back and I have felt some better. I still tire so easy but I really think my age is catching up with me. I just did not bounce back this time so easy, plus the abscess teeth being pulled and getting infected did not help matters and let's not forget the cracked jaw trying to get one of them out. So, I am slowly getting better and so excited with the news from the ENT dr. He had told me when I went back for my checkup that the surgery did not work and he wanted to go ahead and get another scan to look at to start making the plans for the big surgery but when he looked at the scan and said he could not believe what he was seeing. It had opened back up slightly and was getting air flow into it. He was shocked and said it was not what he was suppose to see and told me to remember I had told him God heals and that I believed in miracles. He said he could not take credit for what he was looking at and I might make a true believer out of him yet! So, I am focusing on the healing I received and will not even talk about what he was afraid would happen with the first sinus infection as I believe I am healed. I love you all so and am so glad to be coming back!
Debbie
 
05/16/06
Keithville, La.
I have missed you all so much and I feel like I have been somewhere off in another world. I am feeling better and hope this is the beginning of the end of this nightmare I have been in. For the ones that know me should know anything that keeps me out of Church this much has to be bad. I can now tell you it has been more than bad. I do not know when I have ever suffered as much as I have. This was before and then really after having the 2 teeth pulled and they cracked my jawbone and it got infected. There were times I did not think I could get up and fight it another day. I am fighting my way back and if it had not been for your prayers and others praying and MY Faith in God, I am not sure if I could have fought it. I am coming back with a renewed fight in me! Keep praying and standing with me in this. I love you all.
Debbie
 
Shreveport, La.

Ms. Pat came to the doctor today for results of a biopsy from her throat and her stomach.  NO CANCER! PRAISE GOD!  She does have an infection in her stomach, which will be treated.  She is to come back for Swallowing Therapy to tighten up her voice box.  The voice box is stretched out.  This is supposed to help with the problems she has been experiencing.  Please keep her in your prayers!  We will believe and stand in agreement for a complete healing! 

Angela

05/15/06

Shreveport, La.

Pls place my Cousin Ina (Texas) on your prayer chain she had a heart attack yesterday at her home, she is in the hospital.  And add my Sister Pat, who has been hospitalized for 4 days for an infection in her lung (s). 

We serve a healing God and I believe in Him wholeheartedly; and also pray for wisdom for the Doctors.  God is so good! He is in the Miracle Business, thank You Jehovah!

Thanks!

Jeff  

05/14/06
Keithville, La.
Prayer Request for
Radiant Life Assembly Of God
 
Johnnie B. -  Pray about her pace maker and
                      her blood pressure
Betty J. -       Passed away; please pray for her
                      family
Opel -            (Mary's cousin) needs prayer
Faye's Neighbor - Massive stroke; has 15 and
                      17 year old sons.
Sherry -         Vertigo
Debbie -        Pray for total healing
Pam -            Court Tuesday
Don -             Needs prayer
Dee F.           Tim's Mom -  Blood infusions; 
                      has to stop taking her high blood
                      pressure meds
Danny's dad - Needs prayer
Sis Vine's granddaughter - trying to sell house
Sheila's cousin - Car wreck; Lost eye sight;
                        Sent home.
Bro. Rod -       Healing and strength
Bro. Troy -      Healing and strength
O.C -                Healing and strength
Pat -                Healing and strength
Doris -             Healing and strength
Strength for the body of Christ
 
Shreveport, La.
Dear Family and Friends,
I had a call at 8 pm stating that Rod Hickingbottom has passed from this life around 7:50 p.m.
He fought a good fight and I am reminded that to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord.
Rod was 75 yrs and 10 days old... he was a hard worker; loved to garden; work on vehicles of all sizes.
He kept the buses and vans of Shreveport Baptist Temple running for Bro. Hall and congregation for years.
He loved to go fishing with his brother.
He worked for years at Mid-continent Steel (HICA) not sure I have that right; however, I heard him speak of it several times.
Rod was known as the "Ice Cream Man" by many as he made homemade ice cream for the Foursquare and Radiant Life Assembly congregations for the last 10 years.
He would always invite the ladies of the church to come out and pick veggies as he had such a green thumb.
Tomatoes, peppers, corn, cantaloupe and okra were among his best crops.
Rod will be laid to rest this week in Forest Park West Cemetery.
Final arrangements at Boone Funeral Home on Meriwether Road have yet to be completed.
Memorials and donations can be made to Jeanette Hickingbottom. She will need lots of cards and letters in the near future. I will provide a Post Office Box as soon as it is available. Don't have all the details at this time.
As far as we know, there will be 3 ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ officiating: Brother Hall; Pam's pastor (???) and Pastor A.P. Weaver, Jr.
Rod had been sick for months with the dreaded leukemia.  When he got out of the hospital and came to church that Wed night, he came down for prayer and said "I want to join the church" - he joined the church that night and looked forward to being able to come every time he was able to walk.
Please remember Jeanette in your prayers and please call someone you know who does not have a computer.
There are a lot of people on our church list who do not have computers; therefore, I ask that you call your friends to let them know of Rod's passing.
The Weavers
 
 
05/12/06
Shreveport, La.

Dr. Leslie (last name left out for privacy reasons) is having major surgery this morning. She has breast cancer.  She is a Christian, married and has 6 children.  Please remember her and her family today in prayer.

Thanks.

Angela

Shreveport, La.

A young woman who was in jail with my daughter, slit her own throat night before last and they found her body yesterday morning.
This is so horrible and so very sad...she was a young woman and unless the Lord reached her in her last moments, was not living for the Lord.
We ask for peace and comfort for her family.
Also the greatest thing we can do for someone who has passed on, no matter their position with the Lord, is to pray for their lost loved ones.
I do not have any more information at this time but I ask that you please pray for this family.
Sherry
 
Shreveport, La.

Sent an email out this morning for Dr. Leslie having surgery today because of breast cancerIT IS NOT IN THE LYMPTH NODES!!!! PRAISE GOD!  CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR HER AND THANK YOU FOR PRAYING!  ANGELA

05/11/06
Shreveport, La.
Please pray for my friend ..Darlene.
She had a heart attack and after she flat lined and they got her back they did 5 by passes and need to do 3 more but was afraid that they would lose her agai,n so they are waiting to continue the bypasses until she recovers from the 5 they have already completed.
 
i am unsure where she stands with the Lord but she did say that she felt that God must have a reason for allowing her to be here a little longer.
I told her that I would ask the prayer warriors to pray for her and she was very grateful and wanting prayers!
She is acknowleging God more than i've ever heard from her, she is somewhere in her 60's and could be a Great witness for the Lord in the work place where I used to work, and there are many there that need the Lord!
 
Thank-you so much for all your prayers
 
Peace be unto you and God bless you.
                                                                                                               Darlene
 
05/10/06
Shreveport, La.
Jeanette just called; Rod has only 2 or 3 days before going home to be with the Lord... The family needs our prayers today!
They have asked your Pastor Weaver to do the funeral assisted by Bro. Hall.
We are so thankful that he gave his heart to the Lord and wanted to join the church when he was released from the medical center several months ago.
Please remember Ms. Jeanette in your prayers NOW.
Thank you for being faithful to the Lord!!!
Shirley
 
Shreveport, La.
Doris (Sister of Don) is in the hospital - she needs our prayers.
She had a growth removed from her Pituitary Gland located behind her eyes on Monday. Tracy called to let us know she was doing good; had been moved to ICU; and was released to a room on Tuesday.
Please continue to pray for Tracy, Doris and Tommy as Doris is facing another operation to remove a mass on her Adrenal Gland.
Tracy will be back from Arkansas on Thursday to help take care of her mother.
Once again, thank you for your prayers.
Shirley
 
Shreveport, La.
I had what I thought was a routine colonoscopy today.  The Doctor removed some polyps (?) but there was some other growths or polyps that he did not want to remove.  Instead he did a biopsy to see what they are and how to treat them.  I am to see him after he gets results from the biopsy.  I know  that my God is bigger  than colon growths, but I am so mad at the enemy.  He keeps trying to stop me from doing what God has called me to do.  I ask for your prayers for healing and for strength.
 
Theresa
 
 
05/09/06
Shreveport, La.

Ms. Pat came in for a 2nd opinion on the hiatus hernia.  They did a 2nd endoscope procedure today and took a biopsy, because they saw something that they are not sure about. 

I just talked to her and she is requesting prayer that the biopsy comes back okay.  There is a possibility of surgery also if medication cant help with the symptoms of the hiatus hernia. She is still drowsy and throat sore from the procedure today. Please pray in these areas for Ms. Pat. 

Thanks

Angela

Prayers for May 9, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs Visit: Persecution.com
CHINA, EGYPT, COLOMBIA Next week the Bibles Unbound program will be 3 months old, and already VOM supporters have registered to send more than 8,000 New Testaments each month into restricted nations! Praise the Lord for the great response to this incredible program that gives Christians in the U.S. a chance to mail New Testaments from their homes to individuals living in restricted nations. Courageous Christians inside each nation are collecting names and addresses and will follow up on the mailings to help reach their communities for Christ. This week, PRAY for those who will be receiving the Word of God through the Bibles Unbound program. PRAY the Holy Spirit would prepare each heart so that the seed of the Word falls on fertile ground. PRAY for God's protection over each package mailed and over the brave Christians who are furthering this ministry inside nations hostile to Christ. (For more information on the Bibles Unbound program or to sign up to mail New Testaments from your home, visit www.biblesunbound.com.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (Compass Direct)
On May 2nd, the Rev. Dr. Samuel Thomas, president of the Emmanuel Mission International (EMI), was released from Kota Central Jail after the Rajasthan High Court granted him interim bail for three months. In custody for 48 days, Thomas had been held on charges of creating "communal disharmony." The Supreme Court had previously granted anticipatory bail to his father, EMI founder Archbishop M.A. Thomas. The elder Thomas has been in hiding since authorities issued an arrest warrant for him in a Hindu extremist-backed attack on his ministry.

Hearings on charges against Samuel Thomas will be held on May 12th, in two courts, the court of Additional Judicial Magistrate and the court of Additional Civil Judge.

Pray when Dr. Thomas goes to trial, all charges will be dropped. Pray our omnipotent Father will protect the orphans in Kota who are so dear to Dr. Thomas. Pray God will overcome the spirit of violence among the Hindus in India and He will be glorified. (VOM sources)
VOM received news from Orissa state on May 4th, that a group of 150 to 200 Hindu fanatics surrounded the houses of a few Christian villagers and threatened to kill them. One Hindu had come and scolded these Christians with obscene and vulgar language. These believers were quite concerned and went to another village to phone for help. A police guard was arranged, but at present we don't know the outcome of this situation.

Pray God will preserve the lives and property of those who are faithful to Him. Pray the believers will forgive those who are harassing and frightening them. Pray the willingness of these Christians, as they suffer humiliation and threats, will draw many to seek to know the Christ they serve.

Pray for PAKISTAN
PAKISTAN (ASSIST News Service)
Nasser Bib, a Christian woman charged with desecrating a poster of Khana Kaba, the Muslim holy place in Saudi Arabia, was released from jail on bail on April 22nd, after posting surety bonds of 50,000 rupees ($832,628 U.S.). According to the Pakistan Christian Post (PCP), she was arrested March 3, 2006, under Section 295b & c of Pakistan Penal Code on Muslims' accusations that she had desecrated a flyer of Khana Kaba. PCP quoted Naseem Bibi as telling Sohail Johnson, the coordinator of Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan: "I love Jesus Christ…. I often saw Him in my dreams. Jesus met me many times in my dreams and showed His love to me." Naseem Bibi is the mother of four children. Her youngest child is only 7 months old. She has taken refuge in Lahore with her husband and children for their physical safety, as attacks by Muslim extremists are feared if she moves to her home in Kasur district, the PCP reports.

Give thanks and praise to God for Naseem Bibi's release. Pray our heavenly Father will protect her and her family and Jesus will continue to comfort her in dreams. Pray that whoever desecrated the poster and accused her will repent and come to know the forgiveness of Jesus.

Pray for SUDAN
SUDAN (Compass Direct)
Facing threats from a local Muslim militia leader, Christians in central Sudan have decided to leave their church half-built after it went up in flames the day after Christmas last year. The congregation of the Episcopal Church of Sudan in the Nuba Mountains town of Shatt Damam, hopes partial reconstruction will help prevent the church building from being burned for the fourth time. Kafitiyar Al Yideen, a Muslim militia leader of several hundred soldiers, has often threatened church members. A local Muslim chief said Al Yideen had hired area criminals to burn down the church each time it was rebuilt. The Muslim militia leader was said to have asked, "Why is it still standing?"

Pray God will protect these persevering Christians and keep them strong in their faith. Pray each one will worship God in spirit and in truth, knowing they have a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Pray their witness of faith and love will lead many Muslims to Christ.

Pray for UZBEKISTAN
UZBEKISTAN (Compass Direct)
In late April, police officers from Uzbekistan's criminal investigation department burst into the home of a Protestant pastor in northwest Uzbekistan, disrupting 12 people as they were having lunch together. The pastor and another believer were charged with "breaking the laws on teaching religion." The April 24th raid in Urgench, a city in the Khorezm region near the Turkmen border, targeted the house of Pastor Lunkin Sergey of the Union of Independent Churches. In a separate incident, three Christians in Tashkent were arrested on April 21st, while visiting and helping feed patients at a tuberculosis hospital for children. One of them was charged with violating administrative laws against teaching religion. During the past 12 months, Uzbekistan police and judicial authorities have stepped up pressures against Protestant Christians, and even government-registered churches are under heightened scrutiny.

Pray God will give Uzbek Christians a fearless confidence in their Savior. Pray for a miracle from our omnipotent Creator to bring peace and justice to Uzbekistan. Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit among those in positions of authority to turn them to the One who loves them and wants them to know eternal peace.

 

05/08/06

Robins, Iowa

Today a pamphlet is circulating in Pakistan saying that Bin Laden is praying for the assassination of Pakistan's president, Perez Musharraf. Without doubt, there are many deceived Jihadists who would consider it a great honor to fulfill the prayer of Bin Laden. Remember, Pakistan has more Muslims than Iran, Afghanistan and Iraq combined, plus it has nuclear weapons. If a radical government took over Pakistan, the situation would bring a great darkness over the world. Therefore, let us renew our prayer focus and offer increased intercession for Pakistan and its president, Musharraf.

Thank you,

Francis Frangipane
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Maura as she has been feeling a little under the weather.
 
Kaitlyn (Joy's daughter) has scarlet fever please be in prayer for Christian and for Hope as they have been around Kaitlyn.
 
Please be in prayer for Heather as she is experiencing some serious pain and losing sleep due to toothache and Jeremy has been having some pretty severe headaches.
 
Please be in prayer for Laurie still experiencing residue from the kidney stones.
 
God Bless,
Teresa
 
05/06/06
Shreveport, La.

I received a phone call today that bore witness to my spirit.  A seasoned intercessor whom many of you know and respect as a woman of God was awakened last night by a voice that said Israel would be attacked.  She fell asleep and felt a tug on her hip twice and woke again. 

Yesterday the Spirit dropped in my heart something that I am not able to share right now, but, it was to pray for Israel.  I have been blowing the shofar in my home for a week now, preparing, warring, warning. There have been threats made to Israel.  Iran wants Israel gone.  There are others as well.  Anti-semitism is on the rise all over the world and still the gospel is being shared and the people are being saved, because a Jewish King is saving them just like He saved us. 

Please understand me, if I do not share with you to pray and something happens that could have been prevented by our standing in faith and praying, blood will be on my hands, for the Lord called me to be a watchman over Jerusalem, ....so,  I will not be quiet, I can't be.  Isaiah 62:6-7 

I cut and pasted the piece at the bottom of this email from the Jerusalem Prayer Team page.  Please pray over the new government in Israel. 

The Lord said that there would be a deliverer and the Government would rest upon His Shoulder

Isaiah 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 7.  Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.
 8.  The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.

Pray for the nation of Israel, the people and the Land.  That they would receive the salvation of the Lord.  Pray for God's warring angels to be released in the Land.  Pray that no weapons formed against them prosper, Pray that they would remember their Father Abraham and the covenant and the love he had for his Father and the love the Father had for him.  That they would have that love, pray for a sensitivity to God's Ruach Haskodesh (Holy Spirit) as He Woos them once again in a love that is ageless.  An everlasting love, a forever love.  We are instrumental in playing matchmaker, we are instrumental in praying for the peace of Jerusalem.  And we are to honor our Father and Mother.  Guess what? For those who do not know.. Israel is our mother...Revelation 12:17 And the dragon waxed wroth with the woman (Israel), and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, that keep the commandments of God, and hold the testimony of Jesus:  (that's us)

Pray for the new government in Israel.  A LOT!!  Every time you pray for America pray for Israel. 

New Israeli Cabinet Sworn In

On Thursday, May 4, 2006 newly-elected Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his cabinet were sworn into office in Jerusalem. Please pray for the newly elected government and for Mr. Olmert’s Cabinet that consists of:

Shimon Peres - Vice Prime Minister, Minister for the Development of the Negev and Galilee
Tzipi Livni - Acting Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Amir Peretz - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense
Eliyahu Yishai - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor
Shaul Mofaz - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Transportation and Road Safety
Ariel Atias - Minister of Communications
Ronnie Bar-On - Minister of the Interior
Yacov Ben Yizri - Minister of Health
Benjamin Ben-Eliezer - Minister of National Infrastructures
Ze'ev Boim - Minister of Immigrant Absorption
Eitan Cabel - Minister (responsible for the Israel Broadcasting Authority)
Yitzhak Cohen - Minister (responsible for the religious councils)
Abraham Dicter - Minister of Public Security
Ya'akov Edery - Minister, responsible for liaison with the Knesset
Rafi Eitan - Minister (responsible for pensioners)
Gideon Ezra - Minister of the Envi ronment
Isaac Herzog - Minister of Tourism
Abraham Hirchson - Minister of Finance
Meshulam Nahari - Minister without Portfolio
Ophir Pines-Paz - Minister of Science and Technology
Haim Ramon - Minister of Justice
Meir Sheetrit - Minister of Housing and Construction
Shalom Simhon - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Yuli Tamir - Minister of Education, Culture and Sport

Please be in prayer about a huge gay event that is to take place August 6-12, 2006.  Last year there was a halt to this function due to the Gaza withdrawal.  They just rescheduled for this year.  The Lord said to the disciples in Luke 17:23-30

 23.  People will say to you, `Look, there it is!' or, `Look, here it is!' Stay where you are; don't go away and search.''
 24.  ``I  will come again. On the day when I come, I will shine, as lightning flashes across the sky.
 25.  But first, I  must suffer many things and be rejected by the people of this time.
 26.  When I come again, it will be the same as it was when Noah lived.
 27.  In the time of Noah, people were eating, drinking, getting married, and giving their daughters away in marriage--even on the day when Noah entered the ship.  Then the flood came and killed everyone else.
 28.  It will be just like it was in the time of Lot.  Those people were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, and building houses.
 29.  The people were doing these things even on th e day when Lot left Sodom. Then fire and sulfur rained down from the sky and killed them all.
 30.  This is exactly how it will be when I come again. 

Have you ever read the Bible and wondered surely not us.  Than something happens and you see how it is possible for us to make the same errors over and over.

Love Without Borders

Jerusalem WorldPride 2006 will bring a new focus to an ancient city through a massive demonstration of LGBT dignity, pride, and boundary-crossing celebration. In these times of intolerance and suspicion, from the home of three of the world´s great religions, we will proclaim that love knows no borders. (this is from the Gay Worldpride statement)                      **LGBT-lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender
 
Please pray that God will intervene and stop this from happening in His City and pray for those who are involved in this lifestyle that their eyes be opened and that the love without boundaries that they seek only comes from the one who's love is boundless.
 
Pray for the remnant, that God always has kept from the beginning of time; to rise us and be zealous, confident, sure footed and fear free to step out and up to the place that God desires them to be.  It is time for Israel to fight the good fight, recognize Messiah and be the Light that God has chosen her to be.  It is through her all nations have been blessed. 
 
In closing I want to leave you with this from Ephesians 2:11-22 ....Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called "uncircumcised" by those who call themselves "the circumcision" (that done in the body by the hands of man)- remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.  For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations.  His purpose was to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross , by which he put to deat h their hostility.  He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.  For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.  Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone.  In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.  And in Him you, too, are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.    (NIV)

Our Lord has need of us!

Blow the trumpet and sound the alarm!! 

God Bless!

Numbers 6:22-27

 ADONAI said to Moshe (Moses), "Speak to Aaron and his sons, and tell them that this is how you are to bless the people of Israel; you are to say to them,

Y'varakh'kha ADONAI v'yishmerkha.

[May ADONAI  bless you and keep you]

Ya'er ADONAI panav eleikha vichunekka

[May ADONAI make his face shine on and you show you His favor]

Yissa ADONIA panav eleikha v'yasem l'kha shalom.

[May ADONAI lift up His face toward you and give you peace.]

In this way they are to put my name of the people of Israel, so that I will bless them. (CJB)

We are a royal priesthood.  We must speak this blessing over Israel as God told Aaron to do through Moses.  And as Jesus speaks it over us today,  for He is our peace and He has given us every blessing we will ever need.

Shalom!!

Teresa

Isaiah 62:6-7

 

05/05/06
Shreveport, La.
Received a prayer request from a young man named Bo. He wants prayer for his marriage.  Please pray for God's will to be done in their marriage.
 
Please continue to pray for Ken's dad.  He is doing really good after his surgery PRAISE GOD!!  He is off the breathing machine and looks great.  He will be in the hospital for a few more days, please continue to pray for him.
 
Please pray for Darlene, she is  experiencing really bad headaches. And needs a touch from God.
 
 
Shalom!
Teresa

05/04/06
Shreveport, La.
I would like for you to remember my brother-in-law, Larry, in your prayers. 
He found out he has terminal cancer and has
been given 6 to 9 months to live. The cancer is in his lower stomach, colon, and chest cavity. 
The cancer is inoperable and chemo is unadvisable because it would only give him a couple of more months.
He is 52 years old and has always been healthy.
Our family is in a state of shock.  We need a miracle. 
My sister, Vicki, niece, Alicia, and nephew, Brad, need strength during this time.
Please remember Larry and our family in your prayers. 
I just talked to my sister.  He went to the Doctor today.  They had to draw 2 liters of fluid off his lungs.
For the past few days, he has been short of breath and not able to sleep at night.  He feels much better now.  He isn't able to eat anything but yogurt.  He ate some pizza yesterday and threw it up.  He is weak and has lost about 30 lbs. The Doctor told him today he needs protein.  He told him to eat peanut butter. My sister is going to get him some Ensure and put ice cream in it.  We still need a miracle for him.  I appreciate you keeping him in your prayers.

A.J.

 

05/03/06
Shreveport, La.
I sent out a prayer request on Monday, requesting prayer for my cousin, Taylor. In my request I put that he was not saved,( but as usual I stuck my foot in my mouth). He is saved and has been from a very young age.  Praise GOD. Also he is 20 years old, not 19 as I mentioned.  Keep the prayers coming, he is still in ICU. Here is a message from Taylor's Dad.
 
Taylor became a Christian very early in life and lived that life for many years ...attending Sunday school and church even when no other family member was active in church...he was the  one responsible for his mother, sister and brother becaming active members and also many of his friends. Yes I grant you Taylor may have strayed from the church, but never from loving God. And we all have made mistakes but God never has turned His back to us. I do thank you for putting out the request for his healing though. IT IS HAPPENING! :)
Robert
 
Here is an update from Taylor's Grandparents:
 
Just a note to up-date you on our Taylor. He is still in ICU but moved to the 5th floor. Right now, it seems he will have reconstructive surgery on Thurs. Not sure of the time. They tell us he will never see again but of course we have much trouble believing that, the surgery will be to sew his badly broken  and cut off nose back on. Also he has no sinuses left they will try to fill the sinus cavities with fatty tissue, make him new facial bone with plates and steel to try to build his face to the way it was but they say he will never look the same again. He will have no sense of smell and no eye sight so we are told. Today his blood pressure was up and they put a morphine drip and a pump on him to try to help with the pain. So here is what we need to do, KEEP PRAYING. So many people have been praying for him and we are all so thankful. Thank you all so much. He loves God and is staying close to him. We love you all.................Jane
 
Shreveport, La.
Robin, a 23 year old student and waitress had a brain aneurysm Saturday night (April 29th) while she was working. She is currently in an EXTREMELY critical condition. The neurologist came in this morning and told her family there was nothing more they can do...it's basically just a matter of time before she passes.
 
The employees at a local jewelry company have decided to start a prayer chain for her via email.
 
Please pray for Robin and her family during this time. Since doctors say there is nothing else THEY can do, there is something WE can do. Nothing is more powerful than the Power of prayer. Take the time to pray for Robin and her life and please forward this to everyone you know. Remember, with prayer and faith in God and Jesus Christ, even the impossible is possible!
Thank you so much for your prayers!
The jewelry store staff

05/02/06
Shreveport, La.

Ms. Pat is in the surgery clinic to get a 2nd opinion on her throat. They are doing a test to see if she needs to have surgery because of the gastric reflux. She continues to feel a lump in her throat. She has continued to throw up also and even water makes her sick and the cough goes constantly. She will let me know what they say, after her visit today.

Sharon will be up there today around 1pm to get an MRI on her back.  There were no appointments in the clinic until September and they told her to come to the Emergency Room.  She has a referral for the MRI, but the wait may be awhile, because traumas are handled first. She is in serious pain, so please cover her today.

Please pray that both ladies get compassionate doctors and that GOD walk before them in all that they will encounter today. The hospital has excellent doctors, but it’s like everywhere else, you just have to pray for prayer coverage to get who you need at the right time.  Please pray that the wait for both ladies not be too long. May they be a witness to others while they wait. 

Thank you, 

Angela

Shreveport, La.

Please pray for Ken, Sr.....they are moving him to another hospital and are going to do a heart cath on him.  Please pray for my husband as he is not handling this very well.  He needs peace.
 
Please keep Judy in your prayers this week, she has found 2 spots on her breast and is getting them biopsied.  Also, this weekend will be the anniversary of Bobby's (her husband) passing.  She is an awesome woman of God and truly needs our encouragement and love.
 
God Bless,
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
I GOT THE PEN OUT OF MY TOE. AND OH MY GOD DID IT HURT. I TRIED ALL I COULD DO TO NOT SCREAM. BUT I BROKE. A MALE FRIEND OF MINE TOOK ME AND I ALMOST PULLED HIM DOWN WITH ME. DR. SCHWARTS DID NOT DEADEN IT - HE TOOK SOME VISEGRIPS AND PULLED IT OUT. THAT HURT. BUT I AM OK.
 
WANDA
 
Shreveport, La.
Please continue to pray for Ken's dad.  They will be doing a bypass on Thursday and he needs the peace of Jesus.  Ken's step brother will be flying in as well, from Hawaii.   So, please pray for him for traveling mercies.  Thank  you for praying for our family through this time.  God Bless.
 
Teresa
 
Morris Cerullo World Evangelism

World Prayer Center

Monthly Prayer Targets for May 2006

MISSIONS OUTREACHES

Continue to pray for Dr. Cerullo and Theresa. Agree with us for a great anointing to fall over their lives and the words they speak. Pray for doors that were closed to be opened to bring the Gospel to the lost. Pray that the Holy Spirit would move powerfully in every area that they go to bring the Gospel, and that the Holy Spirit would bring wholeness to their body, soul, and spirit. Pray for total victory in every area of their lives.

Pray for the MCWE staff and their families. Ask the Lord Jesus to position each employee to have the desire to reach souls and to heal the sick.

Pray for all the volunteers of the World Prayer Center. Ask the Lord to give them a hundred-fold return for their time given to prayer for the needs of others.

This year God gave Brother Cerullo a mandate asking him, “Son, are you willing to put on the Big Coat?”  This mandate is a 5 year, 10-point master plan for souls that includes:

Return of the Helpline TV

Mama Theresa’s Place

March of Prophecy Multi-Media Presentation

Israel International Prayer and Media Center

Israeli Schools of Ministry

The Elijah Institute

The Prayer Bible

Thirty International Schools of Ministry in 2006

Daily School of Ministry TV Broadcast School without Walls

Mission to London Crusade 2006

Partners, are you willing to put on the Big Coat with Brother Cerullo? If so, please call Partner Services for more information at (858) 277-2200 ext. 2105.

Mission to London

July 17-22, 2006                      Earl’s Court II                        London, England

“The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of  Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust” (Ruth 2:12).

DECADE OF HARVEST

This is the decade God has given Dr. Cerullo, friends, and partners of Morris Cerullo World Evangelism, a mandate to bring in an end-time host of the lost with the saving message of Jesus while building and training an army of Nationals who will go out and, in turn, win their countries for Christ!

We are conducting Schools of Ministry worldwide. These schools will focus on salvation, healing, and building up the body of Christ. The schedule of the next Schools of Ministry is listed below:

April 27, 2006              Manila, Philippines

April 29, 2006              Hong Kong, China

May 2-3, 2006             Taiwan

For more information on upcoming Schools of Ministry and registration information, please go to our website at www.mcwe.com or call 1 (858) 277-2200 ext. 2105.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10: 9-10).

YEAR OF THE JEW – ISRAEL

We have always worshiped very secretly – but God has spoken to Brother Cerullo that November is Israel’s time. Last year we conducted three tremendous Healing Festivals where thousands attended and many souls were saved. We have also dedicated the Jewish Pavilion and are seeing tremendous change in the lives of those involved in the ministry to the Jews. We are now receiving many more opportunities to minister in other parts of Israel. November 2 – 4 we held the 2005 School of Ministry on Signs, Wonders, and Miracles in Tel Aviv. We believe that thousands of Jews had their lives changed through the saving knowledge of Christ Jesus!

§         Pray that God’s plans will arise as Prime Minster Ehud Olmert proceeds with his goals to unilaterally establish the borders of Israel within four years.

§         Pray that plans to increase security in the West Bank by the Israel Defense Force will prevent suicide bombers from killing more people.

§         Proclaim Hosanna in the Highest!

§         Praise God that the Lion of the tribe of Judah will reign in Jerusalem

§         Pray for leaders like Gideon to arise, who do not seek glory for themselves, but recognize the Lord’s kingship.

§         Pray that God will bless the Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip

§         Ask for the 40 million faithful watchmen to arise in the Lions Gate to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

·        Pray for the people of Israel and the family of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The Israeli Cabinet declared him permanently incapacitated. This decision marks the official end of his five-year tenure.

·        Remember those in Israel who are ill treated as if you yourself were suffering.

·        Pray for the fullness of the Gentiles in this generation to arise in the olive tree.

·        Pray that the God of Israel and the truth of the Scriptures be exalted at Hebrew University over humanistic and other secular philosophies.

·        The Lord Almighty says, “I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west.  I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem.”

·        Proclaim that “Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem through all generations.”

·        Pray that the Iranian government will be unsuccessful in their efforts to recruit British Muslims to carry out suicide bombings against Israel.

·        Pray that Germany’s agreement to help clear the way for the opening of Nazi records on some 17 million Jews who were persecuted and slain during the Holocaust, will bring closure to many Jews who lost loved ones during this time.

·         Pray for the fullness of the Gentiles in this generation to arise in the olive tree.

“Thou art the God that doest wonders: Thou hast declared Thy strength among the people. Thou hast with Thine arm redeemed Thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah” (Psalm 77:14-15).

UNREACHED PEOPLE

Berber, Filala of Morocco

Primary Language: Tachelhit

Religion: Islam

Population: 329,549

There are about ten million Berbers living across the vast regions of Northern Africa. Their tribes extend from the Siwa Oasis in Egypt to the Atlantic Ocean. It is thought that they once inhabited the entire North African territory, forcing the population to move farther southward through the desert. The exact origins of the Berbers and how they arrived in North Africa still remains a mystery.

The name "Berber" comes from the Latin word barbari, meaning "barbarians." This term was used by the Romans in the third century A.D. to describe the "people of the Maghrib."  Maghrib refers to the regions of North Africa that were taken over by Muslims between 670 and 700 A.D. It included Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and also the western portion of Libya.

Although the Maghrib has been "Arabized" by language and Islamic culture over the centuries, there are still groups of Berbers, like the nine Saharan Berber tribes, who have kept much of their original Berber traditions and characteristics.

They live in the Sahara Desert which is a harsh environment, and most of the Saharan tribes occupy a number of oases. While there are many similarities between all the Berber groups, their distinct lifestyles and quality of life varies according to the region in which they live.

The native Berber economy rests on a thin balance between farming and breeding cattle. Every tribe, without exception, depends greatly on domestic animals for carrying heavy loads, milk and dairy products, meat, and hides or wool. There is not a single tribe that does not also rely on agriculture for survival because hunting rarely adds to the food supply.

The Berbers call themselves the Imazighen, which means "man of noble origin." Their numerous languages belong to the Hamito-Semitic language family which includes five major groupings along with a large number of dialects. Although the Berber languages differ tremendously from one another by the way they sound, they only vary slightly in grammar and vocabulary.

The Berbers have been noted for their skills in various crafts. Domestic tasks, such as weaving and pottery, are the main work of the women. The men specialize in woodworking, metalworking, and, even more surprisingly, fine needlework. In regard to labor, the men do most of the farming, and the women's responsibilities include milking and gathering.

Berber societies can be broken down into three basic units. These units are the community, the district, and the tribe. The community is a political collection of clans.  The district is a cluster of communities, and the tribe is a group of districts that are characterized by a common territory, name, and culture. Government at the community level is democratic. All authority is vested in an assembly called the jemaa. The jemaa consist of all adult males who usually meet weekly.

With regard to religion preferences, the majority of Algerians are Muslims. Other Berber groups such as the Kabyles, Shawiya, Tuareg, and other Saharan Berbers are only nominally Muslim. Their observance of Islamic law is generally lax.

The concept of baraka, meaning holiness, is highly developed in North Africa. The Berbers believe that many people are endowed with baraka, of which the holiest are the shurifa, or the direct descendants of Mohammed.

Another class of holy people is known as the marabouts. Among some Berbers, the Tuaregs in particular, the marabouts are considered to be different from ordinary men. The marabouts are believed to possess the powers of protection and healing, even after death.

In light of the general acceptance of Islam, it is particularly interesting that almost all Berbers prefer monogamous marriages (marriage to only one partner). Even the oasis dwellers and the Tuareg hold this preference. In the few tribes where polygamy does exist, only wealthy men practice it.

The Saharan Berbers have very few Christian resources available to them. Due to the difficulty reaching them geographically, they must be targeted by individual church planting efforts.

The quality of life for the Berbers is rather poor. There is a great need for community development projects that may provide open doors through which missionaries may enter.

Algeria remains closed to traditional missionary efforts, and fundamental Muslim groups are very outspoken against Christianity. A lot of prayer is needed to break down the barriers that separate the Saharan Berbers from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    • Pray that God will call people who are willing to go to North Africa and share Christ with the Berbers.

    • Ask God to encourage, strengthen, and protect the Berber Christians who are scattered throughout North Africa.

    • Pray that God will raise up faithful intercessors who will stand in the gap for the Berbers.

    • Take authority over the spiritual principalities and powers that are keeping the Saharan Berbers captive.

Brother Cerullo has many spiritual sons and daughters in surrounding countries that are busy spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thru crusades, outreaches, television, and radio, they minister and pray for the people in Morocco. Pray for the move of God to touch the lives of the Saharan Berber through all means of ministry.

PRAYER FOR THE 10/40 WINDOW

Morocco

Population:  31.6 million

Religion:  Islam

The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries known as the Maghreb. Morocco is strategically situated with both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, but with a rugged mountainous interior. It has stayed independent for centuries during which time it developed a rich culture blended from Arab, Berber, European, and African influences.

During the last 30 years, Morocco has embarked on one of the most successful programs of human development and political liberalization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Since the 1970s, the gross national income per person has almost tripled. The average life expectancy has increased. During the same time period, the average number of births per woman has seen a dramatic decline. The number of children dying before age one has dropped from 115 to 37 (per 1,000 live births). Substantial educational improvements during the past 30 years include a primary school enrollment increase from 47 to 92 percent by 2003.

Following an economic crisis in 1983, the government substantially reduced trade protection, cut the fiscal deficit, and rescheduled its external debt. These measures paid off and the economy grew. Manufacturing exports also grew during the same period, and foreign direct investments also increased.

One of Morocco’s biggest challenges is the high incidence of poverty. Although poverty has declined, for the country’s population of 30 million it still remains high. Poverty continues to be typically in the rural areas with more than 25 percent of the rural population living below the poverty line compared to just 12 percent of the urban population.

Despite significant public spending on education, both the quality and coverage remain visibly weak. Although illiteracy is slowly receding, there is still a high rate of illiteracy. The school enrollment rate is increasing, but 2.5 million children still do not attend school. The majority of rural girls do not attend school. Quality of schooling is an issue as evidenced by poor retention rates. Twenty-five percent of schoolchildren drop out before the fifth grade, and only 10 percent make it to 11th grade. University students take an average of eight years to finish a four-year program. All too often they find their skills unsuited for the labor market.

The health system also lags behind. Whereas life expectancy increased to 70 years and vaccination is widespread, maternal and infant mortality rates remain disturbingly high. In addition, there is limited access and poor quality of services in rural areas.

Despite efforts to enhance the status and condition of women, gender indicators are far from equal. The disparity is especially eye opening in rural areas where 75 percent of women are illiterate, and only 78.6 percent of girls are enrolled in primary school. In urban areas the results are better. Improvements have been made in the makeup of the labor force in which 35 percent of women participate.

Since 2001, Morocco has been experiencing higher economic growth thanks to positive climatic conditions and a slight rebound of the industrial sector. This translates into job creation.

Water availability per person will be cut in half by 2020 given current usage rates and the current population growth. This disturbing trend in water scarcity reflects the lack of an effective national strategy. The agricultural sector is partly to blame with its trade restrictions, tax exemptions, price support, and subsidies schemes. These measures have resulted in an inefficient allocation of scarce water resources.  Irrigated agriculture currently uses 92 percent of all mobilized water in the country. The remaining water is left for all household and industrial use. What are even more unfortunate, frequent droughts often aggravate shortages. Developing a new national approach to water management is critically necessary.

Classical Arabic is Morocco's official language, but the country's distinctive Arabic dialect is the most widely spoken language in Morocco. In addition, about 10 million Moroccans, mostly in rural areas, speak Berber.  French remains Morocco's unofficial third language and is taught universally. French still serves as Morocco's primary language of commerce and economics. It also is widely used in education and government. Many Moroccans in the northern part of the country speak Spanish. English, while still far behind French and Spanish in terms of number of speakers, is rapidly becoming the foreign language of choice among educated youth. English is taught in all public schools from the fourth year on.

Morocco is more relaxed than many Muslim countries and therefore it is possible to wear clothing that exposes arms and legs in coastal resorts. However, to minimize hassles, it is recommended that women cover themselves at social occasions and when visiting in traditional rural areas.

Moroccans are inordinately friendly and hospitable. Moroccans love to talk. For the men, conversation forms a major part of life and hours are spent everyday arguing about current issues over a coffee in the towns' abundant cafés.

The finest of Moroccan arts is without question its cuisine. All over Morocco the main drink apart from water is mint tea (Attay). Attay is an inexpensive refreshing drink which is made with green tea, fresh mint, and masses of white sugar. Coffee is commonly drunk black and strong (Kahwa Kahla).

         Pray for health care to improve in the rural areas.

         Pray that the Moroccan government will develop a plan to conserve water so all the people in the various areas will have adequate amounts.

         Pray the quality of education for Moroccan people will improve.
 

         Pray that God will bless the status and condition of women to improve. Gender bias is very prevalent.

         Ask God to help the Moroccan government decrease poverty, especially in the rural areas.

Brother Cerullo has many spiritual sons and daughters worldwide. Pray that they find a way to effectively evangelize in Morocco, and that they find a way to get Christian information to the people.

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

Invading armies brought Islam to Morocco in the 7th century. Islam is such a major part of the culture that the late King Hassan II claimed to be a direct descendant of Mohammed. Hassan was committed to the preservation of Islam as the religion of all Moroccans and his son, King Mohammed VI, appears to have similar ambitions.

The 1992 constitution guarantees freedom of religion for all but it designates Islam as the state religion. Any criticism of Islam is banned under the Penal Code and such acts are punishable with up to five years in prison. Not withstanding, any publication that could "threaten the fundamental institutional policies or religion of the kingdom" can be banned.

The majority of Christians are foreign residents. Despite a growing number of Moroccans coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the government denies there are any indigenous Christians. While conversion from Islam is not a criminal offense, those who come to Christ often endure ostracism from families, loss of employment, and imprisonment. Missionary work is not allowed, but there are foreign workers in other roles seeking to share their faith.

  • Pray that God will protect foreign workers who share the Gospel of Christ through secular occupations.

  • Pray that Christians in Morocco will not be persecuted in their place of employment.

·         Pray that the government will be more accepting of the fact that there are indigenous Christians in Morocco.

§         Pray that the Moroccan people seeking to know Christ will not suffer punishment or harassment.

§         Pray for Moroccan Christians, and ask God what you can do to help.  Express your concern for the safety and well-being of the Christian community.

Thank God that Brother Cerullo has many spiritual sons and daughters near Morocco. Pray that believers in Christ find a way to effectively minister to their brothers and sisters that are suffering in Morocco.

PRAYER FOR OUR NATION

  1. Pray for the continued protection and safety of President and Mrs. Bush, and their daughters Jenna and Barbara, that God will surround them with His covering and care. Pray that any plots formed against them will be utterly foiled.

    I exhort therefore
    , that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and  giving of thanks be made for all men, kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1Timothy 2: 1-2).

  2. Pray that God will help America secure her borders.  Senate investigations said they were alarmed at the ease with which investigators brought unspecified radiological material into the country and transported it across the northern and southern U.S. border.
     
    Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning” (Proverbs 9:9).

3.      Pray that God will bless the efforts of conservation groups who try to protect forests from overdevelopment. The continued fragmentation of forests because of subdivisions, land use change, and development is one of the most pressing threats facing the American landscape.

They shall cut down her forest, saith the Lord, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable” (Jeremiah 46:23).

  1. Pray that there will not be long-term damage to the fragile coral reef and marine life in the ocean near Honolulu. Waikiki’s world-famous beaches had high bacteria levels from a massive sewage spill.

    “And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and God saw that it was good”
    (Genesis 1:10).

  2. Pray that the decision by Congress to increase daylight-saving time by four weeks beginning next year will help Americans conserve energy. 

    “The day is Thine, the night also is Thine: Thou hast prepared the light and the sun” (Psalm 74:16).
     
  3. Pray that radio frequency radiation emitted by cell phones will not cause cancer. Up for debate is whether RF radiation and the exposure that comes with cell phone usage is harmful.

    “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 1:2).

  4. Pray for the Multinational Forces in Iraq. As the three-year milestone approaches, pray that insurgents who are trying to derail the democratic process in Iraq will be unsuccessful.  

    Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness”  (Romans 6:16).

  5. Pray that unemployment rates will continue to decrease. Employers, in a springtime hiring burst, boosted payrolls by 211,000 in March and pushed the nation’s unemployment rate down to 4.7 percent.

    And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it(Genesis 30:28).

  6. Pray that the United States Senate will pass laws reflecting the wishes of the American people.  In this week’s “Time” magazine, a poll showed that 82% of the American people want the United States Government to keep illegal aliens out of the country, and 89% of the American people say that illegal immigration is a serious problem.

    “Let every soul be subject unto higher powers.  For there is no power but of God, the powers that be are ordained of God” (Romans 13:1).

  7. Pray for God to heal people who developed respiratory diseases after working in the debris of the World Trade Center. It has been alleged that more than two dozen deaths are related to exposure to dust which contained toxic chemicals and asbestos.

    “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee” (Exodus 23:25).
     
  8. Pray that God will give guidance to the United States and the United Nations Security Council on how to deal with the significant threat posed by the Iranian regime’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons.

    Thou in Thy mercy hast led forth the people which Thou hast redeemed: Thou hast guided them in Thy strength unto Thy holy habitation” (Exodus 15:13).

  9. Pray that Omaha’s decision to divide its school system into three districts, one mostly black, one predominantly white, and one largely Hispanic will not set race relations back.

    “Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation” (Proverbs 26:26). 

  10. Pray that God will bless the meeting between President Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao to be successful and promote closer exchanges and cooperation between the two countries.  President Bush is hoping to get more Chinese cooperation in countering Iranian and North Korean nuclear activities.

    Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this Thy people, that is so great” (2 Chronicles 1:10.)?

  11. Pray that God will help the U.S. find a way to increase their oil supplies or find an alternative energy source. Oil prices leapt above $72 a barrel recently, setting a record high. A government report showed U.S. gasoline supplies are shrinking. 

    Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit” (Leviticus 26:4).

  12. Pray that God will stop the transfer of $92 million by Saudi Arabia to the Palestinian Authority. Their declaration of support for the PA comes after Russian said it would transfer $10 million. Other countries pledging support are Iran, $50 million; Qatar, an additional $50 million; for a total of over $200 million.

    And of Thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am Thy servant” (Psalm 143:12).

  13. Pray that an event called Real Women’s Voices, will provide an opportunity for women to bring a pro-life message to Washington, and will change legislators’ opinions on abortion. Abortion advocates would like legislators to believe all women support the right to kill pre-born children, but polls show that a majority of the nation’s 143 million women are pro-life.

    By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood” (Hosea 4:2).

  14. Pray that a bill, approved by the House that overturned the president’s policy
    limiting federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, will not become law.  The process of extracting embryonic stem cells always requires the destruction of human life. Ask God also to prevent all forms of human cloning.

    There is no soundness in my flesh because of Thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin” (Psalm 38:18). 

  15.  Pray that a virus-killing microbicide gel can be developed that could be used by women to prevent the spread of the HIV virus. The invention of an effective microbicide will ensure that the health of women will no longer depend on their partner. In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 25 million people are infected with HIV, and nearly 60 percent of them are women. 

    That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” (Exodus 23:25).

  16. Pray that God will give President Bush favor with Chinese President Hu Jintao. President Bush’s recent visit with the Chinese president failed to win new promises on currency flexibility.  However, Bush is pushing ahead on the issue and is meeting with China’s top financial market regulators.

    Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you” (2 Corinthians 13:11).

  17. Pray that hunters will take all necessary precautions during hunting season to avoid being attacked by wild animals.  A hunter, who was chasing a black bear, was mauled when the bear turned and began pursuing him.

    For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again Thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me” (Job 10:16).

  18. Pray that God will give guidance to Education Secretary Margaret Spelling as she endeavors to make sure huge numbers of minority students who test low are not left behind academically. In order to avoid being labeled a failing school and being penalized, many schools have been excluding low scores.

    Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me” (Isaiah 43:27).

  19. Pray that a ruling by the U.S. Appeals Court, enabling schools to remove clothing with slogans that the schools deems hurtful, will discourage and prevent assaults on students through the written word.

    Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge” (Job 38:2).

  20. Pray that God will give wisdom to the Bush administration as they seek to find a way to help in the short-term alleviation of gas prices, and yet find a way to solve the long-term problem of dependence on foreign oil.
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    “But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps” (Matthew 25:4).


Your partner in prayer,

Rachel Graham

Vice President of the World Prayer Center

Morris Cerullo World Evangelism

 

05/01/06
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for my father in law Ken...Ken Jr. has rushed him to the hospital for chest pains and shortness of breath, he is 60 years old.  He does not know the Lord. Please pray for my Ken, too as this has him very stressed.  Ken's wife just came over from Hawaii yesterday and my Ken, is having to pick her up and take her to the hospital.  A lot going on is a short amount of time.
 
Thank you for your prayers.
Teresa
 
Shreveport, La.
 I have several prayer request.
 
1st request is for myself. I feel weighed down or boxed in. I have had to make myself, with the help of the Holy Spirit, get up & go to church.  Yesterday my mind was so tired & I thought if I could just stay home and miss church this one time, but this has been going on now for about a month. I ask for prayer for my home & family.  Please keep me in your prayers for uplifting & stress relief
.
2nd request is for my cousin's son. His name is Taylor. He was in a bad auto accident Saturday morning causing him to possibly lose his eye sight. He is 19 years old and not saved. He is in ICU at LSU, but seems to be responding good. Pray for his healing and salvation & pray for the family to come to know our Father more intimately.
 
3rd request is for my 1st husband's family. My sister-in-law died early Sunday morning with cancer. She was 50 years old. Please pray for this family to have peace & rest.
 
I thank you all.


Sheila
 
Shreveport, La.
Ken Sr. had a heart attack and they are admitting him to the hospital.  His kidney's are not functioning properly and need to be in order for them to do a die test to check damage.  Please continue to pray for him and his wife, Eva.  Ken and I will be going back to the hospital in a little while once they have got him settled in.
 
Thank you for your prayers. Please keep him in prayer for salvation.
 
Blessings,
Teresa

04/29/06
Shreveport, La.
Dear Prayer Warriors,
We had a call from Cindi to pray for her son Brent.
He needs a touch of the Master on his body today.
He is in serious condition as the doctors have to make a decision about his sickness. If they go one way, he will have surgery at LSU-S.
My request today is that  you hold Brent up in your prayers and that the Lord guide the steps of the doctors to make the right decision regarding
the best route to take in Bent's case.
We know he is in good hands as the Lord will watch over him and keep him safe in the palm of HIS Hands.
Thanks for remembering Brent in  your prayers today.
The Weavers

04/28/06
Shreveport, La.
I just learned this morning that Ray, Melissa's dad, will not be having surgery today.
Apparently the insurance company did not approve it, so they must not think it is medically necessary. Perhaps this is the Lord's way of setting Ray
up for a miraculous healing. I am believing for a miracle for him.
Thanks for your prayers.
Deborah
 
Shreveport, La.
Please be in prayer for Courtney. She has chicken pox.  Please pray she would receive the healing of Jesus. a
Also pray for Donovan and Pamela as they have never had chicken pox. 
 
Bless you!
Teresa

04/27/06
Shreveport, La.
God is still answering prayer!!!
 
Remember the request about asking the Lord to intercede for my children and their father's ....to join them together ...to heal the brokeness of thier heart's???
 
Well, you know that Justin ended up writing his dad in prision and that was a big step for him..(answered prayer)
Then his Dad wrote him back ..(answered prayer)
Well now my oldest son, Randy ..(differant Dad) has just recieved a call from his dad in Reno Nv. tonighte!!!( it had been at least 10yr.'s)
He has tracked Randy's cell phone number down and they are on the phone as I am Writting this e-mail.
I don't know much ..my daughter in-law called me and was so excited for Randy she just had to call ...I told her that I had put the kid's on the prayer list asking that the Lord would mend and heal their relationships..she said I should have let them know so that they wouldn't have been so surprised!!!  (answered prayer)  (Randy is 29 yr's old )
 
My son just called, He was very glad to hear from his dad and said to thank everyone that has prayed...
He found out news about his other half brother and sister and that he is an uncle now and that his sister is expecting a baby too!
His dad said that time is slipping away and that he didn't want for one of them to die without making amends and getting to know each other (answered prayer)
 
Randy asked if you all would please pray for him ...he has a boil and has had it for at lest 2 yr's and it is very painful and it is around his bottom area ...he has trusted God for his healing and has only gone to the doctor's once and they cut it open and packed it and he won't go back again ...it is as big as a golf ball..but he is trusting the Lord to heal him ..please stand with us in this ...
 
THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYER'S .........GOD IS ON THE THRONE AND MENDING THE BROKEN HEARTED AND SOFTNING THE HARDEND HEARTS..
 
Thank -You Jesus!!!   
Darlene
 
Shreveport, La.
Melissa's dad, Ray Vallia, is having surgery tomorrow to remove his thyroid.
She asked that we put him on the prayer list for God's protection and touch.

Deborah
 
Shreveport, La.
 I just received a call from my friend, Jackie, back home and would like to put two real good friends on the prayer list.  Joe has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor between the esophagus and heart, they are going to give radiation and chemotherapy before surgery. 
Neal is being flown to OK City as he has had a 2nd heart attack, first one was a little over a year ago.  Joe attended the church we used to go to and Neal and his wife, Barbara, were the music teachers at the school all three of my kids attended.
 
Love, Jan
 
Shreveport, La.
Please pray for my step daughter, Becca ( gary's daughter) she just turned 13 year's old and her mom took her to the ER ....her heart was running very fast and she was having chest pain...the doctor's found that she has some sort of a valve problem which is not leaking at this point but if it does begin to leak later as she gets older she will need some replacement...but their concern now is why her heart is beating so fast ( they have a name for what they are looking for but I can't remember what it's called)  They have her on a monitor right now and sent her home ..she seems to be doing fine.....but they will be turning the monitor in to the doctors to be evaluated for causes of this rapid heart rate... Please pray that this will show no problems and that the current problem with the valve will heal and have no further problem's.
 
Thank-you  all for your continued prayer for our children.
I will keep you posted with the praise reports.     
Darlene

04/26/06
Shreveport, La.
Prayers for April 25, 2006
From The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs
Visit: Persecution.com
Pray for CHINA
CHINA (Compass Direct)
The court judging house-church leader Zhang Rongliang acknowledged, "There is insufficient evidence and ambiguous facts," and has submitted the case to the Zhengzhou City Intermediate People's Court asking for legal advice. The Zhongmu City People's Court made the request after a two-hour court hearing in April, during which Zhang (charged with falsifying a passport) argued his right for a passport as a Chinese citizen. Zhang also denied the accusation he was behind "attaining passport through cheating" for three of his co-workers. Henan police arrested 55-year-old Zhang without charges on December 1, 2004. Only months later were charges brought against him.

Give thanks to God the court acknowledges the weakness of the charges against Zhang. Pray he will be completely exonerated and released very soon. Pray Chinese authorities will recognize they need not fear Christians.

(China Aid Association)
China Aid Association's field investigators in China report seven foreign evangelical church leaders including five Americans and two Taiwanese were interrogated for five hours on March 23, 2006. Eighty Chinese house-church leaders from 20 provinces were attending a meeting with Christian leaders from America. These 80 leaders represent 25 Chinese minority groups. The five Americans are from churches in Greensboro, North Carolina. Among them two are white Americans and three are Chinese Americans. Since the two white American pastors are still inside China and some of the released Chinese pastors are still monitored by the Chinese security agents, their names are not available to the public. CAA learned this raid was directly orchestrated by the director of the Public Security Bureau of Yunnan province and carried out jointly by the officers from the provincial public security, national security, foreign affairs office, religious affairs bureau and military police officers. According to an eyewitness, the Chinese officers' attitudes were very rude, and they refused to show their IDs and even ate all of the food prepared for the pastors' lunch. The foreign religious leaders were accused by their interrogators of being foreign religious infiltrators. At 2:00 p.m. (Beijing Time), following a five-hour marathon interrogation, all of those arrested were released, and some were followed back to their home provinces.

Pray God will protect the faithful believers who are still under surveillance. Pray authorities will see Christ in them. Pray the Lord will continue to grow His body in China.

Pray for EGYPT
EGYPT (ASSIST News Service)
Muslims and Coptic Christians have clashed in Alexandria, Egypt, after a Coptic worshipper was stabbed to death in church. Egyptian officials have blamed the attacks on extremists, but Coptic Christians say the government is not doing enough to protect them. On Saturday, April 15th, thousands of Copts joined the funeral procession for Noshy Atta Guirgis, the Coptic Christian killed during the attacks on four Coptic churches in Alexandria on Good Friday. Seventeen Copts were also injured during the attacks. Muslims clashed with Copts who were peacefully marching on Saturday along the funeral route in Alexandria. The Copts were protesting statements made by Egyptian officials about the church attacks. The BBC reported that while the Egyptian government has stated a "deranged" man was arrested for carrying out all the attacks at the three churches, some Copts believe they were carried out simultaneously as part of an anti-Christian plot by extremist Muslims. In a statement, the Alexandria Clergy Council and the Alexandria Laymen Council condemned the official statements by Egyptian officials on the attacks as "deceptive" and lacking in "transparency." According to Dr. Monir Dowoud, president of the International Christian Union, Copts in Egypt have been the victims of severe human rights abuses and oppression for many years.

Pray the Holy Spirit will give Coptic Christians boldness to proclaim their faith and the mind of Christ to forgive their enemies. Pray the witness of Christians will be to the glory and praise of God. Pray many Muslims will tire of continual violence and seek the Prince of Peace.

Pray for ERITREA
ERITREA (Compass Direct)
In addition to the jailing of another Protestant pastor in February, authorities have also jailed 70 Muslims for opposing the government appointment of the chief mufti. Informed sources in Asmara confirmed in early April the 70 Muslim prisoners arrested in the past two years are confined in one cell at the Wongel Mermera center. Most of the 28 jailed pastors and priests from the Protestant and Orthodox churches are also held at the Wongel Mermera center, where prison authorities have gathered them into one cell to keep them from "influencing other prisoners with the gospel." Asmara sources have confirmed the arrest of Pastor Daniel Heilemichel of the Charismatic Word of Power Church, taken from his home on February 23rd. "His wife is in great distress," a local Christian told Compass, noting the couple had been married just a month prior to Heilemichel's arrest.

Pray Jesus Himself will be in the midst of the imprisoned Eritreans. Pray the Holy Spirit will strengthen the Christian prisoners to be both bold and loving in their witness. Pray millions of Christians worldwide will come boldly to the throne of grace and these suffering Christians will obtain God's mercy and grace in their great need.

Pray for INDIA
INDIA (Compass Direct)
Two weeks ago, Hindu leaders attending a centenary celebration of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) converted at least 344 tribal Christians to Hinduism. Although police were present, they took no action to enforce Orissa state anti-conversion laws that require official permission for such events. The so-called "reconversions" took place on Sunday (April 9th), as key Hindu dignitaries encouraged the Christians to blow conch shells and recite Hindu scriptures in a symbolic "return" to Hinduism—though most tribal people are traditionally animist, not Hindu. The RSS had set a target of reconverting more than 10,000 people. Observers said intense media scrutiny lowered conversion numbers.

Pray our forgiving Father will gently draw those who were pressured to "reconvert" back into His loving arms. Give thanks to God the media attention helped lower the conversion numbers. Pray the Lord will empower Christian evangelists to continue bringing many Hindus and animists into His Kingdom.

(Compass Direct)
An anti-conversion bill passed by the Rajasthan state assembly last Friday (April 7th) is unconstitutional and could lead to an "explosive situation" in the state, Christians say. Religious tensions in the state are already high following the March 16th arrest of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Thomas, president of Emmanuel Mission International. Thomas is charged with hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindu community. "In the context of the ongoing harassment of Christians in Kota district, Rajasthan, the anti-conversion law will lead to an explosive situation," Dr. John Dayal, secretary general of the All India Christian Council, told Compass.

Pray God in His omnipotent power will block the plans of Hindus in Rajasthan state who plan to use the anti-conversion bill to persecute believers. Pray Christians will know the inner peace that comes from their faith in Christ. Pray for the Hindus who have never known the joy of salvation.

(ASSIST News Service)
India's Supreme Court has granted Hopegivers' founder Bishop M.A. Thomas relief from an outstanding arrest warrant. The 72-year-old Thomas had been forced into hiding for more than two months because of death threats from radicals and persecution by anti-Christian local authorities. Meanwhile, Dr. Samuel Thomas, Hopegivers' co-founder, has now been held in jail for 33 days on the charges of "creating communal disharmony." His bail hearing has been delayed three times.

Praise God Bishop Thomas no longer has to remain in hiding. Pray Jesus will strengthen Dr. Samuel Thomas with a sense of His comforting presence. Pray the witness of Dr. Thomas' forgiving love will lead many to seek his Savior.

Pray for NORTH KOREA
NORTH KOREA (Jubilee Campaign)
This week has been designated "North Korean Freedom Week." The activities kicked off with a concert and program April 22nd in Lafayette Park (across from the White House) to appeal to the world to free all abductees held in North Korea. Throughout the week there will be many events calling attention to the plight of Christians in North Korea. There will be an all-night prayer vigil for North Korean refugees, jailed humanitarian workers and repatriated North Koreans. On the 28th and 29th there will be prayer vigils in Los Angeles and Houston, respectively. In a statement promoting North Korea Freedom Week, Charles W. Colson said, "Living here in the United States, it is hard for us to imagine that up to 200,000 people, including thousands of children, are held in the horrid political prison camps of North Korea. The religious and political oppression in North Korea is unimaginably brutal."
Pray God in His mercy will answer the prayers of the millions of Christians who are pleading for the release of their brothers and sisters in North Korea. Pray Jesus will comfort the suffering believers with His loving presence. Pray the light of Christ will shine brightly to overpower the spiritual darkness in North Korea.


Shreveport, La.

Please be in prayer for Sharon.  She was bending over to put some silverware in her dishwasher and she heard a loud pop. Sharons back has been out ever since.  Sharon is trying now to get an appointment with the doctor. She can barely walk or even tolerate the pain. Also she is still fighting this stuff with coughing. 

Also, remember Gloria Rigsby with the coughing/congestion stuff.  They both need healings for this. 

Thanks

Angela

Shreveport, La.

Prayer

I saw the Pulmonary Specialist yesterday and he believes that I have developed asthma.  My oxygen level on room air was 94, it should have been 99 - 100 (non smoker) when it gets to 91 they are very concerned. He does not believe that my acid reflux is the problem of my persistant cough. He thinks that possibly have a benign growth on, under or around my vocal chords. I