Wednesday, April 11, 2012

With Thanksgiving, Presenting Our Requests To God

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2 months and counting...

I can hardly believe we're in our final months of planning and preparing for our June 11th departure date!   There are so many emotions that one experiences when planning for a trip like this.    A few we've been feeling in our house are excitement, anticipation, fear of the unknown, anxiousness and eagerness, just to name a few.

The subject of the last few chapters in our "Prepare Your Heart" study were discussing our fears, which was enormously helpful.    We spent some time looking up scripture to see what Jesus had to say about confronting those fears.   The verse we focused on was Philippians 4:6-7, in which Paul gives a means for finding God's peace over our fears..."Do not be anxious about anything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God.   And the peace of God will guard our hearts and minds."

So, taking this verse to heart, we committed our group time in prayer to giving Thanks to our Heavenly Father for His provisions, and then presenting our concerns.    Our prayers are for health and safety, wisdom and guidance in being respectful of our hosts and the people we're visiting, patience with language barrier, and a deeper/stronger connection to God.    Oh, and I musn't forget...that Tim Ose will like the food and that our boys will be able to wear shorts.   (Inside joke!)

We would very much appreciate your prayers for our group as we continue to plan and prepare for what's sure to be a life-changing adventure for us EP Moms and Sons.

Coming Soon:     Pancake Breakfast on May 12th in order to raise awareness for Healing Haiti and donations.   More info. to come.

To God be the Glory!


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