Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday, Feb. 26th

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

 "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Matthew 7: 7-11

I believe that God answers prayer. Now, I don't believe the Scripture above promises that He will give us anything we want, anytime we want it. That wouldn't be giving gifts to His children; it would be spoiling them. 

I tend to think Jesus was saying, "we made you and we love you; why wouldn't we want to take care of you?" 

I hope you will join us as we lift these things to God this week:
  • We are looking for liability insurance for the church. This must be in place before we move into any public facility. An insurance broker is working hard for us, but some insurance companies have placed a moratorium on any new policies within the county that we would like to meet, which has slowed down the process. Please pray that C3 will find and secure affordable insurance so we can begin to meet publicly.
  • Pending the securing of insurance, we have placed a request with a local school district to rent a Jr. High. Please pray that this request meets with approval. 
  • All of our friends who are homeless need to find transitional housing, but one in particular is in immediate need of longer-term transitional housing. We're doing our best to help, but it is a very arduous process. Please join us in praying that he will be granted acceptance into one of the facilities that we are currently contacting. 
  • Several of our core group peeps are facing, or have made decisions that may affect them financially. Some are seeking wisdom concerning careers. Some are making changes and seeking to down-size in response to these coming changes.  I have seen them all face their decisions with faith, and I'm asking that you will pray for  strength as they continue to trust Him. 
Thank you so much for partnering with us in prayer! 

In Him We Live,


Friday, February 20, 2009

Back in October, I asked everyone to please join us in praying for Kyle, a teenager who is battling cancer.

Kyle has made some amazing progress in the last few months, including a successful surgery that removed one of his knees and a portion of his leg.

But Kyle still needs the healing power of our Great God, and I hope you'll again join us in praying for him as he faces another round of chemotherapy this week. 
  • Please pray that his blood levels return to normal after this round of chemo.
  • Please pray for peace and continued courage and faith- for both Kyle and his Mom, Cindy.\
  • Please pray for God to heal Kyle.
Again, thanks so much for being a C3 prayer partner! Talk to you soon!

In Him We Live,


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Feb. 17th


We'll begin this week with several prayer requests from our core group:

Joe and Kerri- Asking for prayer concerning the sale of an extra vehicle. They also ask for prayer for two of their kiddos in dealing with some testing concerns at school.

Judi- Asked us to pray for her father's (86 years of age) knee replacement surgery.

We are also praying for our friend Nathan, for a new job and for the next steps in his walk with Christ. 

Thank you so much for praying!

In Him We Live,