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        (01/14/2001) beginning a ministry
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: beginning a ministry

Many times God places a desire in our heart or He
talks to us about an area that we are to serve in. If
that is the ministry that God has called you into, let
me tell you first what is going to happen next ...

[2 Timothy 3:10-11]
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of
life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity,patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at
Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I
endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

I do not remember any ministry that I have been in
that I have not suffered disappointments or
persecutions. Even from fellow Christians or leaders.
But I have learned one thing, my ministry can only
flourish when I learn to die to myself, when it no
longer become my ministry but God's. God always want
to remind us that we are not to please men or to
receive any glory for ourselves but to please Him in
the ministry.

[1 Corinthians 15:36]
Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened,
except it die:

[John 12:24-25]
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of
wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone:
but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he
that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto
life eternal.

I have to die often to myself, to what others say, to
my own efforts so that God can resurrect the ministry
because I know that what is mine will not last, but
what is God's will last. So, if you are to begin in
any ministry, begin the ministry with perserverance
and by dying to yourself. If you cannot go through the
disappointments, the trials or the persecutions, you
will not be able to see the ministry grow into what
God has planned for you in your life.

2. New prayer requests:
i. In need of an Emotional Healing -- guest
I am in the need of a spiritual, physical & emotional
healing. I am in alot of pain right now. Can't explain
it, I am so tired! Maybe a supernatural experience
with God will heal me emotionally. I am having crying
spells & feelings of depression. Pray for me, Thanks.

ii. Prayer to submit to God's Will -- guest
I am asking prayer so that I will submit to God, I
feel God has called me to the Ministry, however I am
having a hard time submitting totally. I have some
baggage from my past, that I have been trying to let
go & let God. It's a battle, I know my God is able to
deliver. Please Agree with me in Prayer!

iii. prayer request -- lopezoffice
A man named Phil, 56, fell off some scaffolding & was
reported to be hanging on to life by only a thread.
His relationship with the Lord is unknown to me. He is
reported to be a member of the masons. They (we)
certainly would appreciate any prayers.

iv. Restore a lost friend -- guest
I have lost a friend over a miscommunication! Please
pray that me & my dear friend's relationship will be
restored! She is just like a sister to me. I feel so
much pain!!

v. Pray for my father -- mandy
Prayer for my Father. He is 83 years old. In 1998 we
lost a dear mom & wife, grandmother. Ever since, my
father has been in emotional pain. He has been a
devoted christian all of his life. However we are all
human & feel pain, this is natural. I can see the
loneliness on his face, the pain in his heart. He even
expressed to me in a 5 page letter, He said, "You
don't know what it feels like to be married for 57
years to a wonderful woman, and then God calles her
home." I know he is in pain, because when I look at
him, I can feel it. He also suffers from "Gout", it is
related to arthritis. Nevertheless he has not given up
on God, He continues to live for God!! I desire for my
father to be healed of this arthritis & of all
emotional wounds!! I know with other God fearing
people praying together, I can expect a Miracle!

vi. sick friend -- guest
I have a dear friend who just found out that he has a
cancerous tumor in his leg. He has been going through
numerous tests & will probably undergo surgery next
week but there is still a lot of uncertainty. Pray for
his healing if it is in God's will. Also pray that he
& his wife will have the strength & peace to get
through this. I also want God to show me what to do to
be a strong friend & help my friend through this.

vii. pray for my addiction -- guest
I am addicted to lust & it is messing my family up.
Please pray that I have the strength to battle this &
to resist the devil- he will then flee.

3. Number of prayer warriors: 638
We welcome tpenn, bobwalk, loriacarr, freclkes,
pookie, fiery_cool, katb1119, felix, angelcake,
pnstand, chance17, wwjd_emt, saganash, sassy2208 and
pcslg into our prayer group.

Two have unsubscribed and one email has become

in Christ,
Sunday, January 14, 2001 6:34:07 AM   waihun
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