February 3rd, 2015 By Sally Categories: Fellowship Center

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Sunday evening we started revival here in Talpos. I am asking you to help us pray for these special services and I am asking you to pray specifically for our youth.

There are many young people who attend church, are involved in youth activities and are respectful in God’s house, but aren’t Christians.

There are others who attend church and youth activities, but don’t seem to pay much attention during Bible studies and seem to have no interest in serving God at all.

Then there are many youth who come to our youth activities, but choose not to be attend church or be associated with God or the church at all.

I am asking you to help me prayer for these precious young people.

  1. Pray for those who are sitting on the fence that they will choose to become part of God’s family.
  2. Pray that God’s Word will soften the hearts of those who seem to be hardened.
  3. Pray that each young person will truly repent of their sins and experience full and free salvation.

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

We are in a battle for souls and we need prayer-warriors.  God hears the prayers of His people. Thank you for praying!

 

December 20th, 2014 By Sally Categories: Fellowship Center

ChrismtasI am asking you to please pray for all of our Christmas activities this year. The past few weeks, we have been extremely busy practicing and preparing for our special Christmas events, but without God’s presence and help, all is done in vain.

There will be so many occasions during this Holiday season for people to hear of how Jesus came to save us from our sins and we want to be faithful to share this wonderful message.

Here are the different activities I am asking you to help us pray about:

1.  Christmas program with the children: On Christmas Eve, the children from Kid’s Klub will be sharing the message of the birth of Jesus through a play and several songs. Many children will have family members, who normally don’t come to church, attending this special service. Our prayer is that God will speak to their hearts this Christmas Eve.

2.  Christmas program with the youth: The day after Christmas the youth will be having their annual Christmas program. Many of their family and friends will also be attending this special service. Please pray that God will use us as we share of Emmanuel, God with us.

3.  Christmas caroling: The young people will be out caroling to the shut-ins throughout the village on December 24th and 25th.   It’s a time of encouragement for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are not able to attend our special Christmas services and also a time to minister to family members who are visiting a sick or elderly loved one during the Holidays. Please pray for us as we again have this wonderful occasion to share of God’s great love to us.

4.  Gift giving:  Because of the generosity of so many, Christmas packs will be given out to underprivileged children and families, church kids, teens and orphans. As we hand out these gifts, in the name of Jesus, it’s a wonderful opportunity to share of the ultimate gift that God gave to us so many years ago.

We realize that it is vital that we have God’s blessing and help in all of our Christmas endeavors and our desire is that God will be with us and direct us in all that we do.

We desire to celebrate Christ’s birth in a way that honors our Savior. The world needs to hear the wonderful Gospel message and Christmas is the ideal time to share that message.

Thank you so much for partnering with us in prayer!

December 8th, 2014 By Sally Categories: Fellowship Center
November 8th, 2014 By Sally Categories: Fellowship Center

Thank the Lord, that after six weeks of waiting; I was given a five year residency permit. What a blessing to have received a permit for this amount of time. Thank you for praying! God is so good!

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October 22nd, 2014 By Sally Categories: Fellowship Center

What a difference God makes! Recently, two of our children from the House of Hope were reminded of how God has worked in their lives and how different things would be in they were not part of our orphanage family. Sunday evening found Georgi, Marius and I sitting in a one room, mud brick, dirt floor house, which had no electricity or running water. We were supposed to be attending the viewing for Georgi and Marius’ maternal grandmother, but she had been buried that afternoon, a day earlier than planned, because they couldn’t afford to embalm her properly.

It was completely dark when we drove up to the little house; they light the little oil lamp only after we arrived. As we entered the home we were welcomed by Georgi and Marius’ grandfather, mother, uncle, two little brothers, cousin and a friend of the family. They were so happy to see the kids and apologized for not contacting us about the change in the funeral arrangements.

After sharing with us what had happened with the grandmother, they began to ask about how Georgi and Marius were doing. It was wonderful to share some details about these great kids:  Georgi is hard working and ambitious; she was first in her class last year; she loves to bake; she has learned to play the clarinet and she has plans to pursue a medical career. Marius is an active, fun loving kid who is a go getter and has great leadership skills. He was also first in his class last year; he loves music and hopes to play in the band one day. I felt like a proud momma, sharing all of their good qualities. But for me the most important information I shared was that Marius loves Jesus with all his heart and Georgi has given her heart to the Lord, is attending catechism classes and plans to be baptized in the near future.

As we sat in this home, it was clear to see the difference between Georgi and Marius and their family. But it wasn’t just the obvious things that could be noticed:  lack of education, absence of discipline, poverty. The major difference was that these kids have grown up in an environment where they have been taught about God and His love.  The House of Hope has made a difference in Georgi and Marius’ lives and in the lives of many children and young people over the years.  What a joy it is to be part of this special work!