Thursday, May 27, 2010

Prayer Requests

Our team had our second conference call last Wednesday and I learned some new information about the trip. In addition to the work we will be doing at the school there will also be a part of the team that will be working in Delhi with organizations who are involved with the fight against sex trafficking in India. The leader of our team is Vince Giordano. He is on staff with Children's Hopechest in Colorado. He asked us to get the word out about our trip so that our family and friends could be praying for us. There will be parts of this trip where we will be exposed to extreme darkness and spiritual bondage. Most of us have never been in exposed to anything like this before. It involves children. Children that we cannot help at that moment. Vince has asked that we ask for prayer for the entire team to be protected spiritually, mentally and physically. Please pray for the health of the team in all of those ways, too. Team unity is also crucial.
For me personally, I plan to do most everything at the school but am asking God to prepare me for whatever He allows. If there would be a purpose for me to be exposed to the darkness then I want to be willing. I want to do whatever He calls me to. In all honesty I would rather remain ignorant. The more I know the more overwhelmed I feel. I am not at all sure that I want to know anymore about the depravity of man. I am not sure that I will be able to process what I might see or be exposed to, but I am trusting God and the leadership to take us where He is calling us to go. I am not any less scared of the trip, but I am even more convinced that He has called me to this, though I have no idea why. I would also ask my friends to pray for God to take away my sense of smell and squeamishness during the trip so that I am able to effectively minister His love no matter where I go. :-) Also, please pray for my family here at home. Pray that David remembers the details with the girls that need to be done...you know, brush their teeth, baths, bedtime, gymnastics...etc. He is such a wonderful daddy, but sometimes he forgets the details. So for now those are my prayer requests. Thank you so much for praying. Please feel free to leave me a comment about how I can pray for you...it would be an honor to carry you before His throne.
Much love,
Jackie Sue

p.s. guess who's tooth I pulled out tonight?

4 comments:

Valarie Daly said...

praying for you and the team for unity, and protection in all areas! What an awesome opportunity that you have before you! So wish I was going along. I am looking forward to seeing how GOD uses you and also transforms areas of your heart that haven't been touched yet! Praying also for the "smell" situation. I guess you can take vicks and just place that in your nostrils to avoid the smells, but then somehow I think you would miss out on something amazing that GOD has for you :-) Love ya sweet friend!
Serving HIM with praise and thanksgiving!Valarie

The Bocchinos said...

Praying for you and your team!
And for the fam while you're gone. :)
Ah! Davie lost her tooth! So cute!
Love you!

Dorothy said...

Please know that we will be covering you in prayer from Maryland. We'll add you and your team to our bedtime prayers...Ande will like that and wouldn't dare let me forget!

You are so brave to do this....to allow God to use you in this way. It's not always easy, but it's always right. I pray you will be blessed and be a blessing as well.

Love Them Like Jesus,
Dorothy

Julie said...

amazing, heart-breaking opportunity. i know you will be forever changed. i can't wait to pray for you and read about your journey.

"but this i call to mind, and therefore i have hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning: great is your faithfulness. 'the Lord is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in him.'"
(Lam 3. 21-24)