Praying Together

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

  • Be joyful always;
  • pray continually;
  • give thanks in all circumstances,
  • for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Thank you for praying with us. God is faithful.

Praise and prayer:

  • Praise for the birth of our second grandchild, Eloise Rebecca Berthe Verkerk, born to our oldest daughter Laura and her husband Adriaan on July 2.
  • Praise for God’s comfort during the passing of Jack’s dad on June 6 and the memorial service on June 11.
  • Praise for completion of the school year, even in corona time.
  • Pray that God would lead many new students to study at the ETF, starting in September in 2021. Due to the crisis, there are no registrations yet!
  • Pray as we grow new friendships in our new town and church, and practice our ministry of hospitality.

Special prayer dates:

  • July 10 – Final meeting with faculty to review and determine all grades.
  • July-August – a time of rest and refreshment as a family, and in Jack’s ETF work. Our usual Annual Field Conference in Germany has been canceled due to corona restrictions and risk.
  • Pray for good progress on the book A New Way in God’s Mission, that Jack is co-authoring with a Dutch believer/coach/teacher. We learn a lot as we do the research and work through the book chapters, studying literature and doing interviews.
  • Pray also for funding to come in for this project (see our blog on Church Leadership as White Water Rafting), so that the project can continue to move forward.
  • Aug 10-15, Pray for summer school at the ETF, for spiritual refreshment and academic growth as students take a variety of courses. These courses are now online, so you could even join in from the US!
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