Saturday, June 4, 2011

leaving on a jet plane...

Shortly after the bus rolled back into Denver after being "stranded" in Nebraska, the students were introduced to John Vermilya, one of KBM's itinerant speakers. Leading well off of the few days of intentional discomfort the students were coming back from, John taught an evening session on compassion for the poor, and what Jesus commands us regarding both the physically and spiritually poor and imprisoned. Since then, the students have spent a lot of time back in the classroom, continuing to deepen their understanding of Scripture and the Kingdom of God.

Tonight we were blessed to have friends and family from KBM and beyond gather around and fight for all of us in a concert of prayer. We spent 2 hours worshipping our God and asking for His will, guidance, and protection in the upcoming weeks as we travel. The rest of tonight will be spent packing, and getting as much sleep as possible before our departure at 5am.

We will be in the Dominican Republic from June 5th-15th, and then we will drive to Haiti, where we will be until June 23rd. Please pray with us.

Pray for our team, that we would be united, and continue to learn to live in trust and vulnerability with God and with each other.
Pray that we would be sensitive to the Holy Spirit as He leads us through each day's activities and interactions.
Pray that our eyes would be opened to see the Dominicans and the Haitians with God's eyes, and love them with His love.
Pray for divine appointments - and pray for those who we will be coming in contact with, that God would begin preparing their hearts now.
Pray also for our health - there are a number on our team who aren't feeling well already, so pray for their restoration as well as protection for the rest of us.

Most importantly, please pray for more of God and less of us, and that HIS will and His alone would be done.

May our God be lifted high.

"...For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you."

[2 Chronicles 20:12]

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