Thank you for your prayers this past week. Robin and I had a nice couple days break for our anniversary. But now it’s back to work. I (David) had to “preach” this morning at our little fellowship here. I shared on the events leading up to Psalm 34 in David’s life (1 Sam 18-21). Even in the midst of the difficulty David found himself, he still had the faith to say, “O taste and see that God is good!” (Ps 34:8) It’s an amazing story and a challenge for how to live by faith in the midst of trials and hardship.
Well, here’s some things you can continue to pray for us:
- Continue to pray for the Murphy family as they wait on their visa paperwork. This week we learned that another one of our families, the Thek family, is also in the same boat. Both of these families need God’s special help in getting their paperwork processed before the end of the year. Please pray.
- While we do pray, and trust the Lord that their paperwork will come through, pray for wisdom of what to do if it doesn’t.
- Continue to pray for wisdom in curriculum development and revising. I have been doing a lot of reading the past few weeks, and I am excited about the things I am learning. Pray for wisdom of how to use some of these things to make the program better.
I have been reading several books that talk about what make up good team players. I shared a little of this in my blog post on November 28, Becoming God’s Ideal Team Player. One of the things I would like to do as we re-structure this program is to make the teaching and modules more cohesive. The concepts I am learning regarding the qualities of a good team player seem to be something that can do that. Pray for me as I work toward making that happen.
If you are interested in hearing more of the specifics of what I am working on, I’d be happy to share with you. But, here’s just one example:
Hungry – As followers of Christ, and his image bearers, above all else, we should be hungry for, and desire that His life be shining through ours. Whether that is living for the interests of our coworkers, or seeking to become the best representation of Christ in this context, being hungry should mean that we are seeking for Christ to be seen, heard and loved through everything that we do!