Monday, August 4, 2014

Prayer Warriors

We have a fantastic team of prayer warriors with 6:8 this week.  Today we went to the neighborhood of Tiribi.  At the bus stop they noticed a young woman in distress and asked her if they could pray for her.  It turns out that this 20 year old had just found out today that she has cancer.  Another man who saw us praying for her came over and asked if we would pray for him to overcome his addictions.  We continued on our way to Tiribi and went on a prayer walk in the neighborhood.  We met a young man who just found out that he is going to be a father and needs a job.  Another woman revealed that her mother just passed away this morning and would like some prayer for the whole family.  What started out as a day to go play with kids turned into a prayer walk where this small team of 8 had a huge impact on several individual’s lives… and it is only Monday!  God sent this team out today to pray for these individuals who needed to know that God cares for them enough that he sent these Gringos from Denver, CO. to pray for them and encourage them in their desperation.  I can’t wait to see how God uses them the rest of this week. 
This team has also blessed the 6:8 staff, and our family specifically. They did this through brushing out tangled hair (for hours), teaching them how to make beautiful bracelets out of cross stitching thread, holding their hands to cross a street, and just  spending time with them and making them feel special.  I thank God for each and every team that comes down with its own unique skills that God needs to serve the population of Alajuelita as well as encourage the Staff of 6:8 ministries.  The busy season of teams available in the summer months is coming to a close and we will be looking for teams to come on down during September through Spring. (What a great way to break up the winterJ)  The experience will change your world view forever.  Please consider getting a group together to come and serve and support our ministry.  God can use people of all kinds because he has gifted each of you with a unique ability to help others.   Feel free to contact us and we will get you plugged in.
 “…God loves a cheerful giver.”  II Corinthians 9:7.