Wednesday, February 11, 2009

pics, videos, prayer requests and my day job

Here's some recent pics that were taken from my cell phone, mostly this last Saturday. Here's Evan wearing a bowl. He loves to play with this bowl and a big cooking spoon. A beautiful Missouri sunset.
Here's a couple of Evan in his Uncle Paul's new truck. Look in the reflection of the truck- who is that guy taking the picture?
Here's Evan and Audrey playing tug of war with a book. Following are some videos Evan for you all to enjoy.
Here's a couple with the spoon I was talking about.

He sounds like he's purring or that he's full of bubbles.
Lastly, I want to close with some prayer requests related to the ministry here.
1. Pray for a neighbor named Maria. Her mother just died on Monday in Guatemala. She hadn't seen her mother since she left about 3 years ago. Pray for her in this time and for her family. Maria also has some other unmentioned requests as well.

2. Pray for Rafael and especially for his son. I visited Rafael on Sunday and found that his son has Leukemia. Pray that God will work in Rafael's life and in his family's life.

3. Pray for Teresa, an Ecuadorian friend I met at Grace House. She is really open to God but hasn't made a commitment yet. Pray that God would work in her life. Also, pray for her family in Chicago and in Ecuador.

4. Pray for another neighbor named Benjamin that has expressed an interest in studying the Bible. He hasn't come to the church yet and may not be open to this, so we may need to start a study in his home.

5. Pray for Nancy, who is a member of the church. She recently fell at work and has been injured. I still don't know all the details yet but it seems that her company isn't helping her at this time, so there may be a legal issue involved here.

6. Pray for the church in general as we get established in everything. Pray that we would grow spiritually and in numbers.

7. Pray for the children's ministry as it gets organized and established. Pray for children to come and get involved and pray for volunteers to help out as well.

8. Pray for the worship and preaching time. Pray that I'll preach God's word clearly. Preaching doesn't come real easy to me but is something I enjoy. Pray that God will develop this gift in my life.

9. Pray for a friend named Barbaro to come to believe in God and follow Him.

10. Pray for a team from our sponsoring church (Frederick Blvd Baptist church) that has gone to Guatemala for the first trip. There is a part of the team that are doing free medical clinics and there's another part that is mapping the city. Pray that God would use them in all they do and say. Pray for the people that they come into contact with.
I just wanted to wanted to close with a couple of 'kids say the darndest things' items that I have heard at my part-time job at HeadStart. One boy came up to me one day and let me know that he got 2 brand new shoes (with an emphasis on the 2!). There was another boy today that looked outside today as it was snowing hard and said, 'man, it's getting serious.' Lastly, there's another boy that calls me Mr. Man instead of Mr. Ben. I'm really like the job overall and I get a lunch everyday that I eat with the kids. However, it makes me feel like a giant cause I have to sit at their table.

I guess this is all for now. I hope you enjoyed the pics and videos and will pray for these requests.

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