- Prayer is an essential part of our lives! Without it, we would be like a person trying to navigate through a pitch-black room without a flashlight. We would get hurt and be constantly frustrated. We know that our Father desires us to call upon Him and we love when others desire to intercede for us. It is extremely encouraging!!! So, we thought that we should add this new page to our site in order to share with those who desire to partner with us in prayer. We include prayer requests on our monthly letter. If you would like receive it and are not getting it already, please go back to GET INVOLVED page and fill out the contact form. Otherwise, please feel free to read through these. If God leads you to be the answer to one of these requests, please contact us!
OUR "KNOWN" REQUESTS AND NEEDS: (As of 4/23/19) - (Update: there has been some progress, but minimal at best. He is seeing a physical therapist once a week.) Please continue to pray for Nathan. He has injured a nerve in his shoulder back on Christmas Day. He has been given the diagnosis of Parsonage Turner syndrome. He is getting temporary relief after visiting chiropractors and a physical therapist. Please pray that relief will become permanent. - Rebekah is set to graduate in about 11 days! It's hard to believe. Please pray for her "future" decisions. Currently, she will be moving home to raise money for a car and deposits for starting her new adult life. - This year, 2019, is going to be a year of change. Please pray for our family to rest in the Lord for direction and supply in what He has planned for our family, especially our older daughters. - Please pray for the connections we are making with students. - Please keep Katie in prayer in PA. - We are looking for new opportunities to share about this ministry. Do you have a connection that you could help us with? A church? A Sunday School class? A business? A Small Group? Another idea? Please let us know. - Please pray for us as we disciple domestic students to reach out to international students. They are doing a great job! - Please pray with us regarding our facility on campus. Ben and Dennis, along with our wives and local association, know that the university desires to have our property. We need wisdom and the Lord's direction. We want Him to receive ALL the glory! ** There is one crazy, God-size idea, but it would take the Lord's favor and provision! It would be a "game-changer" for our ministry and the PCM. - Vehicles are always a present reality of need for our family it seems. The Lord provided a replacement vehicle for one of our vehicles last year. Now our one minivan is getting up there in mileage. It is operating ok for now, but we will need to replace it soon. We travel a lot every year in order to raise support, visit family, and transport our daughters back and forth to their colleges. The Lord knows our needs even before we ask for them. - Praising the Lord for new opportunities for Dennis to encourage and share our experiences with others through writings and speaking opportunities. - Prayer for wisdom for us as we have are beginning to disciple students around the world through technology. Please pray that the Lord will provide local believers, but in the meantime, we need His grace and words as we share with these students. - For Great wisdom with working with individual students who come from all over the world with different "faiths" and worldviews! - For certain students to come to faith in a vibrant relationship with Christ! - Wisdom and strength for Julie as she manages homeschooling, being Mom, and helping Dennis with the ministry.
We will put answers to any requests so that you may rejoice with us!
ANSWERS: - PRAISE THE LORD! HE HAS PROVIDED AGAIN THE INCREASE WE NEEDED FOR THIS COMING YEAR TO COVER THE NEW HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS! - Katie gets to fly to GA at Christmas time to be with us! - God is providing for this Spring semester for Rebekah! Praise the Lord!!! - God has led some partners to increase their support! Not sure if it's monthly, but we appreciate it all! - The Lord has provided a car for us! It is Dennis' dad's car. It wasn't how or what we were "preferring" but we are very grateful for the provision from Dennis' mom. - Praise the Lord, Katie passed her driving test! She is so happy! - God has saved another student! Please pray for her growth in the Lord! She will be graduated in May 2016 and is going home to find a job in July. - God is providing for our family in ways only He knows for our monthly support! - God is sending and using "our" alumni in different ways and teaching them daily. - Our Lord provided for our daughter to go to college her 1st year. - We praise the Lord for using former students to be a witness for Him where they live! - A student has asked God to save her! Praise HIS NAME! Please keep her in prayer as she continues to grow in her new faith! - God has provided 100% of what we need for our trip to China! Praise the Lord! (as of 10/14/13) - God has provided our tax monies for the next 2 quarters! Praise the Lord! - God has provided for us to attend the ACMI conference this summer! Praise the Lord! - God provided a "newer" van for our family! - GOD PROVIDED A FOR OUR FAMILY IN INDIANA!!! - God has gotten us here to Indiana safely through all our travels! - He did it! God sold our house in Charlotte, NC in just 6 weeks! Praise the Lord! - God has provided a Car-top carrier! - God provided a trailer hitch and cargo tray for our van in order to handle our belongings as we travel! - The inspection came back, and the buyer was gracious in their requests! - Our house is on the market to sell! Praying for a quick sell! (WE HAVE AN OFFER!)