Somebody's praying

Somebody's praying

“Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.” - Hebrews 7:25

 Have you considered the idea, that Somebody is interceding for you?

After about a week in Onaville, Haiti, our little team hugged and left our friends Tuesday afternoon. We met together that night, talking and sharing much of what we had experienced this past week.

Thoughts became prayers. These pastors, kids, men and women in Onaville have become our friends. 

   
  
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     Delecsan attends Green Church Number 1. We’ve played with he & his brothers at our VBS programs for the last few years. He’s growing into a sweet young man who helps Pastor Noel around the church property.

Delecsan attends Green Church Number 1. We’ve played with he & his brothers at our VBS programs for the last few years. He’s growing into a sweet young man who helps Pastor Noel around the church property.

   
  
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    Mario, the pastor of Green Church Number 4, loves his young family, and is pastoring his church so well.         

Mario, the pastor of Green Church Number 4, loves his young family, and is pastoring his church so well.

 

   
  
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     Simi and Pierre will be instructors for the trade school we hope to get off the ground this year.

Simi and Pierre will be instructors for the trade school we hope to get off the ground this year.

   
  
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     Todd Lewis and me, with instructors we had the privilege to work with this week, making plans for the trade school.

Todd Lewis and me, with instructors we had the privilege to work with this week, making plans for the trade school.

   
  
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     Magdala, her husband and daughters. She sewed every one of those beautiful outfits. She will be the sewing instructor at the trade school. 

Magdala, her husband and daughters. She sewed every one of those beautiful outfits. She will be the sewing instructor at the trade school. 

   
  
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     Kristi, her baby Prince and her husband live next to Green Church Number 4. We asked if we could pray for her and she wanted to us to pray that Jesus would change her life. I’ll never forget how quickly she opened up to us. It was sweet, and raw, and wonderful.

Kristi, her baby Prince and her husband live next to Green Church Number 4. We asked if we could pray for her and she wanted to us to pray that Jesus would change her life. I’ll never forget how quickly she opened up to us. It was sweet, and raw, and wonderful.

   
  
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    Kids at Green Church Number 4. Our hope is to start a small school this fall for these kids.

Kids at Green Church Number 4. Our hope is to start a small school this fall for these kids.

   
  
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   And of course, Todd and me with Pastor Noel, who leads the Green Church Network

And of course, Todd and me with Pastor Noel, who leads the Green Church Network

These are just a few of our friends. This time in Onaville, we learned more about their circumstances, ministries and lives.In our minds, they face challenges that are, well, too much. Wondering if they will have enough for food, or enough to keep their kids in school, or if they’ll have jobs.

Where appropriate we’ve worked to give to and support our friends. At some point, though, there are physical, medical and financial needs we cannot address, and are just part of their stories.

 

Yet, they are not alone.

 

God not only sees them, but His Spirit is within them, encouraging, counseling and guiding them. Wednesday morning I was reminded that Jesus is at the right hand of our Father, interceding for them.

“Christ Jesus, who died — more that that, who was raised to life — is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” - Romans 8:34

What could I possibly do or pray for them that would be better than what Jesus is asking God to do for them?

Then I wondered, what about me? And what about you?

Wouldn’t you love to know what Jesus is praying over your life right now? Imagine you could agree in prayer with the Son of God—that ought to add some serious firepower to your prayers!” -- John Eldredge, Moving Mountains

Why wouldn’t we agree in prayer with Jesus for our lives? What about our loved ones? Doesn’t it encourage you to know Jesus, our High Priest, sees them and knows them? He is before God Almighty, pleading for them.

So, I took a deep breath this morning, and asked The LORD to let me join His prayers, for my beautiful friends in Onaville, for my wife, my children, and me.

How about you?

What are you going to do with the knowledge that Jesus is before our Father praying for you, and your loved ones?

waiting...

waiting...

so we are

so we are