Update from Uganda Team

We appreciate all the prayers. We had another great time visiting our son’s church this morning. We had sweet worship in both English and the native language. Pastor Abraham taught the word. Around 34 people were baptized after the service It is so glorious to see these new Christians being baptized in a little tiny blow up pool in there full dresses. They don’t even like water and are actually afraid of it going in their face, but they want to live for Jesus and proclaim what He has done for them.. Debbie and I will be meeting with the women tomorrow for a time in the word. Please continue to pray. God is answering the prayers of His Saints.

Love,
Carol

Anchored in Hope

Hebrews 6:18-19 (KJV) 18 That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

As we make our way over to what was once called the “Dark Continent” (Africa) I am reminded of those who have gone before. Men and women who braved not just hours of travel but months of danger and disease all to share in the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They risked it all to bring hope to the hopeless. Some paid the ultimate price others endured years of separation from family and friends. Jonathan Livingstone did it all for one convert. Yet I know that he would never have said that it wasn’t worth it. How could we hold back from the one who has held nothing back from us?God gave his one and only son to die for us. What worth is inconvenience, danger or even death in comparison to that? The death I speak is not necessarily a physical death but a spiritual one. Death to self, to our own dreams, desires and plans. All to share the Hope of Jesus with the hopeless.

So as in times past we weigh anchor not knowing what lies ahead. That doesn’t matter as we have the assurance of who holds the anchor to our heart and soul. It is Jesus!

Pray for our team as we travel to Uganda and South Sudan in these next few weeks.

1. Pray for traveling mercies.
2. For God’s divine hand of protection and guidance.
3. Pray for us to have a sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. 4. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give us the boldness to be His witnesses.
5. Pray for favor with the customs and immigration officials in the countries we visit. 6. Pray that our team will remain unified and humble before the Lord. 7. Pray for God to prepare the hearts of those we will be sharing with.
8. Pray that we will be able to encourage the church of Jesus Christ here in Uganda and South Sudan. 9. Pray for enduring fruit and souls to be brought into the kingdom. 10. Let the Word of God have its perfect work in the hearts of those who hear.

One final word. If today you feel hopeless and lost won’t you turn to Jesus right now? Look to Him the author and finisher of our faith. He promises to hear and to hold you in His hand. He promises to cleanse you from sin, to bring you from darkness to light, from loneliness into the family of God and He who promises is faithful.

Pastor Gary I Kusunoki
Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano
31612 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Office: +1(949)443-2572
Website: http://www.calvarysjc.com

Prayer for Tony and Hilda Heindl

Please be in prayer for Tony and Hilda. As you know we have been lifting them up as Hilda has battled cancer for the last two months. She is now on the brink of going home to be with Jesus. The doctors have said it is imminent. Please keep them in your prayers especially for Tony as his wife of 41 years goes before him to heaven. I know that God can still heal her and we anointed her with oil and laid hands on her so if that is His will we pray for a miracle that only He can perform.

Pastor Gary Kusunoki
Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano
31612 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Office: (949)443-2572
Website: http://www.calvarysjc.com

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Prayer update for Hilda Heindl

Dear Family and Friends,

Today was a busy day with getting Hilda transported to a pre-chemo assessment meeting. Followed by Physical Therapy.

As of this evening, the second chemo is scheduled for 09:00am tomorrow.

The nausea, seems better under control and Hilda ate yesterday pretty good. Then tonight she took a bit of dinner,

My sister Elizabeth had a capital idea yesterday. She said make some home made soup, That is what she did when my Mom was going through her rehabilitation, and it is what Elizabeth still does for her daughter Erika. So with that in mind, I did some shopping last night and made our usual homemade chicken soup in the Instant Pot. I get the benefit of the soup with all the ingredients and Hilda gets the clear broth that she needs. She liked it.

Things I thought I knew and am learning over or differently; Leave room for God to work. Take more breaks. Listening to the Holy Spirit. Trying to get through the whole day and, if I look back, it was a success, God took care of many things. So why do I think I need to push a program? I came back from lunch at Chick Fil A and HIlda was up with the Physical Therapy folks and all done. I didn’t have a chance to try and get her up, or preach at her that the PT is good for her.

Please keep tomorrows chemo in prayer as Hilda is weak. They won’t be hitting her with a full force chemo because that my cause more bad than good. Nevertheless its chemo with what we are calling leaving room for God to work. Some drugs are already in process today

Hilda is sleeping now,

Thank you and God bless you all.

Tony and Hilda

Pastor Gary I KusunokiCalvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano
31612 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Office: +1(949)443-2572
Website: http://www.calvarysjc.com

Update on Hilda Heindl

Dear Family and Friends,

From nausea to not eating.

The nausea is still there from time to time, and I think Hilda will do anything not to throw up, at least that is how she has always been.

So, even though she probably could and should eat and drink more, her mindset is that if there isn’t anything in there, then I won’t throw up. She took some water, yogurt a spoon or so, some pudding, but not near enough,

So this is leaving her weaker, rather than stronger, so please pray for her to be able to overcome this.

I am able to eat pretty well, but also am losing weight. Not that I don’t need to lose weight anyway. It’s partly do to the activity, I think I am doing nothing, but the reality is, I help with bed rotations, running back and forth to the fridge getting whatever I think she might eat. Today I walked to one of her doctors that is nearby, it adds up, only a mile or so. My usual is 4 to 7 miles of walking per day on the job.

Spiritually, studying about the Holy Spirit. The one who is the parakletes, who is ever present, omnipotent and who I need to come along side and help me. The Holy Spirit is the helper. I want to do things in the Spirit.

My Family Leave Act came through. It was approved last week, but I followed up with my employer today and after a while of searching, they found it. Thank you for praying for that.

Tonight they drew some blood for a pre-chemo meeting on Wednesday. Depending on what the results are, the second chemo is scheduled for Thursday Oct 10, Hilda is pretty weak so we will see. They most likely will have to put her in a bed for it, as she won’t be able to be up for the 10 hour infusion, so please pray about this upcoming second chemo. Much appreciated.

Thank you for your prayers for Hilda and me.

Tony

Pastor Gary I KusunokiCalvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano
31612 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Office: +1(949)443-2572
Website: http://www.calvarysjc.com