*** November - pray continually for Madyline, Harrison and Avery. Pray that they will be surrounded by insightful, God-loving people who will stand in for Billy and I in our absence. Pray they will make the right choices even when no one is looking. Pray that they will have a deep desire for God and his goodness.
*** August - still trying to figure out finances. Is this a monthly struggle for most missionaries? Sometimes I feel like I need to be a full time fundraiser or marketer - but to do that, I take away from time and energy of living in to my community and doing what we came here to do. On one hand, it's good to not have things comfortably set - because then we have the potential of taking it all for granted. With the way things are, we are daily aware of God's provisions and ever fully grateful for the generosity of his people who give month after month and hold us here. But, yeah, it's also a bit exhausting sometimes to just have no idea. I'm not sure if I'd like for you to pray for our finances to raise above sea level - or to pray for me to stop worrying and learn to simply live contentedly in what we have available each month. Probably a little bit of both.
***wisdom, love and grace that flows from the deepest of places and saturates every piece of our lives.
***For strong opportunities to emerge for the people of Zandspruit - not only to step out of poverty, but to grow stronger in character, personal giftings and knowledge and love of the Lord.
*** For fluidity and unity between the center, local leaders, volunteers, government, and local and international partnerships.
*** For the DiCocco children – it’s hard enough being a teenager without adding all that it is to start a life in international ministry. and for DiCocco parents. Who knew being a parent of teenagers was so complicated? Pray that we'll guide them well, love them well, help them well.
*** and that above all – in everything and through everything we do – God is glorified.