As 2012 begins, our prayer is that we would not only be a church that serves the people inside of the church, but gathers new people as well. That is to say that the native church here would have a heart for the lost of their own community. Pray also for the drug and alcohol addicts that their chains of addiction would be broken. We also feel that 2012 is a year of renewal and revival here in the community, especially for the teenage girls, who have seemed to be an unreachable population here.
Health is also always a concern. Carmen, who I mentioned in a recent blog, is in the healing process of her foot, which continues to have a substantial hole in it. I have been going up every day to clean and bandage the wound. In doing this, I have also discovered huge spiritual wounds in her heart related to how she views herself and feels about God. Pray that as her physical wound heals, she would also start to see healing of her heart and it would be a time of experiencing God in a new, intimate way. I will be blogging more on this soon.......This is also a prayer for the whole community, that the people would experience the healing power of God this year.