I received two sweet pictures via text that made me re-think the enormity, the power, and yet the simplicity, of prayer. This is Mason and Gentry. They are brothers, preachers kids, but they are also prayer warriors in Oklahoma! Their mother, Kim, my life-long friend, sent me the pictures to tell me they had prayed for us today and for our journey to Estonia. Their church has supported us financially from our first trip to Tallinn four years ago. They pray for us faithfully. But yesterday was a little different. Take a look:
Mason and Gentry are pointing to Estonia! They put a name to a spot on the globe, zeroed in and prayed with knowledge of the situation! They put some “Ummph” behind their prayers and asked God to protect us and give us favor in that country.
I was moved to tears. To think they thought of us, as so many of you have, is overwhelming. And to see their smiling faces was even more encouraging. We can do this, we are NOT ALONE! See, friend, we cannot do it alone, God never intended for us to. He will equip us for every situation, every battle, every good thing. “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21 And the icing on the cake? Take a closer look at their shirts!
“I might be little but I pray real big!”
No need to feel inadequate in the Kingdom of God! Prayer is powerful, no matter how old you are! He will answer YOUR prayer just as faithfully as a minister of the Gospel! Thank you again, Mason and Gentry for your prayers. We are encouraged and ready to go!
Be encouraged today…God is faithful. He loves to hear us call on His Name, the Name above EVERY Name, Jesus!
We are close to our budget goal required to stay in Estonia for the full two months. (You can read our first post about our mission here!)We appreciate everyone who has given, it has meant so much since Doug has lost his job recently and our personal funds are “depleted”. If you would still like to give, just hit that DONATE button to the right of the page. It’s fast and easy and we know God will bless you. God always makes it come together for the Kingdom’s sake!
Doug and Nannette