This is a prayer request from Pastor Charles in Midigo, Uganda. The persecution is on the increase. Yumbe is a neighboring town.
Prayer needs: Pray for the strength of the believers as the persecution is becoming intense in Yumbe: The Chief Administrative Officer of Yumbe left the Office after threats from the Muslim leaders in the district, The In-charge of one of the health center in the district (Matuma Health Center) and some head teachers who are not Muslims were chased by the communities from their responsibilities because they are not Muslims. We had got similar threats, but the Lord is in control.
We finally get to send some sunny, warm (64 degrees) greetings from Hamburg, Germany!
We are just two days away from receiving five students from the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Vajta, Hungary and one friend of ours from Marshall, Minnesota.They will be joining us from April 19-28, 2013. This will be our first Prayer Tour/Outreach that we will be hosting and as you can imagine, we are quite excited. Since the beginning of this month we have definitely been facing different types of spiritual warfare, some of which we have never faced before. Through this, we have sought to draw near to Jesus and to ask Him for His help. We know that it is His grace that is enabling us to continue on. We do not claim to be perfect in this, but still growing.
We would ask you to please join in with us as we seek to push the enemy back, through prayer, and seek to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Hamburg. Here a some specific ways that you can be praying:
- Team Members – this can help you pray for us by name
- Roper Family – Joey, Rebecca, Katie, Aliyah, & Noah
- CCBC Students – Vanessa, Hajni, Brittni, Erik, & Aaron
- Friend from Minnesota – Annie
- Safety in Travels
- Daily filling of the Holy Spirit
- Good Weather – this is really important
- Unity in the Spirit
- Daily Strength and Perseverance
- For the Lord to be speaking clearly to us through His Word
- Compassion for the lost
- For the Lord to teach us how to pray for Hamburg
We also want to share with you our daily schedule so that can help you in your prayers as well. As you look over the schedule, you will see different names of locations and city quarters here in Hamburg that we will be going to throughout our time together. This schedule is simply something that we have prepared and we will be asking the Lord to direct our steps on a daily basis.
Thank you very much for your prayers!
Love in Christ,
The Roper Family
Hello everyone God bless you as you pray for us. I got busy here and we are so thankful for what the Lord is doing. We prayed asking the Lord for the last several months should we stay or should we move. After 5 years here. Our fleece was bring people to church. We have much seed spread and shared with many and well we were thinking maybe the Lord has other plans. As we prayed and asked for prayer the Lord has brought some people to church. One that came was very special to me as She has been my student for almost three years. I told you about her last time and her challenges. I was a hold out on whether she is saved or not. She prayed the prayer but somethings were not clear and it is complicated but God knows. We prayed for her to come to church and she came this last week. Oh pray that she continues. She is now coming both Wednesdays and Sundays. This is a praise. She also has allowed us to use her car to continue the bread ministry. We were offered a car from Okinawa. After much prayer we have decided to wait. The problem with doing ministry is we are doing the ministry and ofter as ministers we are not allowing others to do the ministry because well … we do it. So this having no car has allowed Kazue to participate in the ministry. I have been walking a lot. The Doctor today said my heart is doing really great. he showed us the numbers that he was excited about and well, I am near normal. That is a safe place to be as a Calvary Missionary, (Near Normal). Handa San is coming and learning and studying the Bible so hard. Pray for the Lord to call this man into the ministry. He is right now just hungry for God. The military is active and moving troops around. We are losing a couple of students. Pray for replacements. We need that income. God is our provider and he is so creative. Each month is a miracle as we continue. Pray for extra provision. I know that sounds bad but we are just at the existing level. I want to build a stage and get some curtains and lighting and others stuff but we need you know what. If a church group wants to come and build a 5X5 mini portable stage and through up some Ikea lights he we’ll host you like totally. I just can’t pay for transportation. And you’ll eat Costco bread for breakfast Lunch and dinner. Mihoko is like so close to finishing the book she has been working on. We are praying and excited to see what the Lord will do with this. More details later. Pray He will give us wisdom on the best way to distribute this. Women’s study in Revelation this month continuing. God is so good as women are excited to learn things most Christians in Japan don’t read. Pray for my (Dan) Japanese new Language classes. In one of the classes I am taught by an elderly man. He is hard to understand. I am sounding like him saying, "Eh, WHAT WAS THAT?" Only in Japanese. Pray for peace with my neighbor who has a noisy dog. I tried to peaceably ask for them to consider us. It caused the man to blow up and yell at me "Go home foreigner." This is the first time I have ever had this kind of opposition. The police were called out not by me and we had to give a report. Surprisingly our other neighbors support us and me. I see this as the enemy. the neighbor can be a nice man but he likes to drink and is by that influence loud with his wife, kid, and dog. We get to hear it all. Pray for his salvation. Continue to pray for my Dad. He fell and had bleeding on the brain and had to have holes drilled into his head to drain the blood. He survived after a urinary tract infection. He is home and resting. After a couple of weeks immovable in the bed he is very weak. My sister had her husband installed the handicap rails in the shower and bathrooms. My mom is very worried about him. My sister says things have changed and he is not the same man. Oh how mean and nasty getting old is. My Father is a man with dignity and he testified himself that he has lost that. Pray for his full recovery. God bless you all thank you for praying.
God bless you all
Again thank you for your prayers. My dad had the surgery and is recovering. We are still waiting to hear the findings and see if this fixes his problem of dizziness and falling. My sister said he is fine and wanting to go home right away. He just loves to be in his own home. Too bad the hospital beds aren’t more like his comfy recliner at home with a big TV and a giant remote. I think he’d like the hospital then. Oh and a fridge near his bed stocked with apple pies and bologna and cheese.
If the Lord directs you we’d still appreciate your prayers for him to fully recover. My mom and him need to walk to walmart and McDonald’s.
God bless you all,
Hi everyone. We are asking for prayer for my Father who is 82. He has been falling a lot and yesterday took a spill and hit his head. He has been admitted to the Hospital and there is some bleeding on the brain. I’ll to keep you posted. Thanks for praying Blessings