Today begins our first pastor retreat in Mpumalanga, South Africa and the anticipation is very encouraging. We will spend several days helping those church leaders and missionaries relax, refresh and reconnect with the Lord in an intimate manner.
Renewal and refocus is always needed among leaders in the ministry. So many pressures, concerns and issues can make a ministry heart weary. Meanwhile. . . other issues push for our attention and our prayer focus.
Pictured above is the building used by Euro Relief on the Island of Lesvos in Greece. Cathy and I have walked among these refugees and volunteers from all over the world at this location. Friendships have been forged and their concerns weigh heavy on our hearts.
Pray for Kim and Jenny Garrity as they seek to replace the destroyed container and supplies that were ruined. This is a difficult setback that will pressure the relief agencies resources amid a global tragedy.
Pray for Pastor Bonface of Zimbabwe as they face the consequences of marauding raiders who steal corn planted for starving orphans. The famine they face from the staggering rain drought over the last year is creating desperate circumstances. God’s miraculous feeding of the five thousand is certainly reflected in these circumstances.
In the book of Isaiah chapter fifty God the Father wakens Jesus the Son to give Him an instructed tongue. He taught him the words that sustain the weary. Those words are spoken in the presence of the fatigued. But they are also spoken at the throne of God the Father. Thank you for the prayers.
Cathy and Danny Sartin