Prayer and Fasting for the ministry:
This November 1st is the “GENS” national youth conference. For anyone who would like to we ask that you join us in praying and fasting for this event! The event is this thursday (but remember that Italy is 9 hours ahead of time so the event will be starting here, when it is around 1 in the morning between the 31st and 1st there!) and will be held at “Il Rifugio” in Ruvo di Puglia.
There are two speakers this year, and Gianluca is one of them. Please pray for both speakers to have peace, grace, and God’s words to share with and challenge the young people who are coming. Pray for them as they prepare their messages in these next few days, for the Holy Spirit to guide them.
Pray for all the other leadership who are busy preparing every other aspect of this phenomenal event. There is a lot to organize…food to sell, gadgets to sell, who to sell them, music and worship, sound, lights, video, technology/computer, etc, etc, etc!!! They are expecting up to 1000 youth to attend this year. Pray for safety in travels for all the people who will attend. Pray for good weather as the auditorium will be crowded (causing people to want to be outside now and again) and the entrance to the lower level is from the outside. Pray for salvation of those who do not know the Lord. Pray for radical changes in the lives of those who know the Lord, yet need a challenge to live their lives more fully for his glory. Pray, pray, pray! It is a huge opportunity for the kingdom of God here in Italy.
It is also an opportunity for Mission i6:8. Please pray for people to feel a calling to be involved in Mission i6:8/world missions. Pray for Gianluca to have the chance to share with many people about what God is doing through i6:8 around the world. Pray that God will call his young people to be missionaries.
Prayer and Fasting for the Family:
Please also be praying for our family. Please pray for our upcoming travels (Nov 8 and again on Dec 10). Pray that God will give us good health for our travels and during our stay in the USA. Please pray for safety in travels, smoothness in connecting flights, calm and peace in the kids, patience and grace in us, and the ability for all of us to get a little sleep.
Please pray for our homestay. Pray that God would guide us as we seek to recover the support we recently lost through the closure of Harbor church. Pray that he would provide miraculously for our every need above and beyond what we had expected or dreamed. Pray that he would provide us with the right contacts and open the doors for us.
Please also pray for refreshing for our family. Pray that we could have some much needed downtime, and family time. That we could enjoy our time with extended family as well. Please keep us uplifted in your prayers over these next several weeks.