Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Dream of Having an International Impact

Hey, this week as you're praying for ECV (along with asking God to work in your own life and in the lives of a handful of folks in your world), I'd encourage you to pray for one of the dreams we feel that God has given us for ECV: a dream of having an international perspective and impact.

Let's be praying:

1. For our current partners who are either working overseas or working on international issues. You heard this Sunday about the situation our partner in Darfur is facing as the government is taking steps to remove humanitarian groups from the country. Let's pray that our partner org be able to continue their work among the women they serve. Let's also pray for Love146 and Pathways and the Kingdom work they do.

2. For Audrey Lin, as she prepares to begin serving the urban poor in Taiwan with OMF, beginning this summer. As many of you know, Audrey will be ECV's first missionary. Pray that her financial support and paperwork would continue to come together, that she would invest her remaining time in New Haven well, preparing for the work that God has for her in the years to come. Pray that God would make ECV a generous and passionate sending church, that we would be great pray-ers and supporters for those we send out.

3. For the ECV Educator Training trip to Indonesia this summer (late July/early August). Pray that the right folks would join the team (currently composed of Gracie, Janine, Alyssa, and Julianne, with a couple others still prayerfully considering joining the team), that the objectives for the trip would continue to become clearer in the days and weeks to come, and that God would provide for them financially. Pray that this trip would become a model for others from our community to use their professional training on behalf of the world's poor.

Thanks for partnering in what God's doing in New Haven and around the world! See you in Homegroup and/or Sunday...

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