JUNE 12, 2013
Prayer Update – United Kingdom
Please pray for our safety as we travel through the United Kingdom. We are travelling by rental car now, and, therefore, we are sitting and driving on the “other” side of the road! For the next couple of days, we will be in The Cotswolds. It is a beautiful and peaceful region of England.
On Friday (6/14), we will travel to Swansea, Wales, to spend time with Clint and Rhoda Pickens. Clint is a missionary from the United States and the pastor of Calvary Chapel Swansea. We will attend the church’s home fellowship on Friday evening, spend the day with Clint and Rhoda and their little ones on Saturday, and, Steve will teach at CC Swansea on Sunday morning. CC Swansea has many new believers, mostly in their 20’s and under, with some coming out of rough backgrounds, including homosexuality, drugs, and the occult. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will lead us in all of our interactions with the church body. Please pray that we will recognize and stand strong against all spiritual attacks. Please pray that Steve’s message will be an encouragement to the church, and please pray for those who have not yet believed in Jesus to respond to the gospel message.
On Monday (6/17), we will travel to York, England, to spend time with Dr. Ben and Katherine Sinclair. You may remember our mention of Dr. Ben from an earlier post about a medical outreach in Cambodia. Dr. Ben and Katherine have been serving as short-term missionaries to Cambodia for many years, and they have been praying for the Lord’s guidance with respect to a possible move there. Please pray for the Lord to encourage Dr. Ben and Katherine during our time together, and please pray for the Lord to make His will known to them.
After leaving York, we will spend 2 days in London before we fly to Providenciales Island, Turks & Caicos, on Saturday (6/22), where we plan to spend 5 weeks. Please pray for the Lord to guide and protect us during our time there.
At home, please pray for missionaries, Pastor Cal and Jessica Stuebner who will be visiting California from Nicaragua in June; Pastor Noboru and Julie Ichikawa who will be visiting California from Japan in July; and our friends, Kari and Stephanie, who are coordinating transportation for all of them during our absence.
Finally, please pray for our health. We have been in a lot of cold, moist weather while in Europe. For the past week, Steve has been suffering from a respiratory tract infection, accompanied by a sharp pain in one of his lungs. In addition, his lower back has been seriously bothering him. He is taking antibiotics, and they seem to be helping him, but your prayers for a full recovery would be greatly appreciated.
As always, thank you for going on this journey with us.