PRAY for ISI Banquet November 9
thank you so much Peggy !! I was filled with love, joy, peace and the power of the Holy Spirit when reading your prayer ! Praise God !! You are the angel God sent to me by your amazing prayer !
This is my prayer for you, my dear ISI sister Peggy ..
Eva Lee ISI staff in HongKong
Dear Lord Jesus,
We acknowledge you as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You are in the beginning and at the End. We acknowledge our Father in Heaven attribute and character is love . Your eternal plans are motivated by Your love (Eph. 1:4-5) I prayed that this amazing love will fill the whole Mt. Hermon Christian conference this Sunday. As everyone, coworkers of ISI, donors, Christian, non Christians, all came in will immediately sensed your presence of love , joy and hope. When they see how you love each of of us, particular the international students who came from the remote and far away land, we are all your children.
But many of us were lost. Oh, dear Jesus, when we lost a wallet or ID card, we could stop everything to find it, but when we LOST our dear family member, so often we forgot and let other things that occupied our minds. We came to confession and ask for your forgiveness and may you forgive us for not putting your heart first.
So, dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you would send your Holy Spirit to fill each Christian and your love would saturated the whole conference center. So, people will see your love, they would sense your love. It is that love that caused Jesus to die on the cross. It is this love that put our life totally transformed. I pray that as Peggy hosting the ISI event, people will see God's love, your amazing plan to save and what a wonderful privilege to participate in this work.
I pray particular for the guests who are not Christian. Lord, I pray for your mercy. I pray for your love to fill them particular. I pray for the Word of God will penetrate their heart. I pray for the HOly Spirit will convict their sins and turn to God. I pray that they will have a hunger and desire wanting to know you. Bless them Lord.
Lord, I pray for Peggy as she coordinate so many big and small details for the event, you will give her wisdom, great coordination, joyful heart and great helper. So, at the end of the day, it is YOUR NAME to be GLORIFIED. It is all about you and ONLY ABOUT YOU ! Your name is to be praised and remembered and glorified, from our generation, to the next generation of international believers and then another.. You are our shelter throughout all generation. Thank you Jesus,.. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.
Eva Leewow... amazing prayer and I fill God's love so much too. THank you for giving me the opportunity to bless you my sister... !!
Peggy Pollardthank you dear Sister in Christ, and sister in ISI, Eva!
I'm wiping tears from my eyes, so its hard to type... but yes your prayers are really from the Holy Spirit. The POWER OF CHRIST'S LOVE! I feel it more myself too. It is unstopable and no one can object to it, because it is what we all need deep in our spirit.
Thank you Prayer Partners (especially Marilyn Fields)!
Yes. It seems to me that for the above & beyond blessings to come, I first have to go into the valley of fear and desperation first (to a small degree for this small event)
And feeling that pain drives me to PRAYER, and the more I pray with you and the others (I’m making a list of them on my prayer blog) the more God answers the prayers.
Pain can focus us to pray more, to relieve the pain ( the pain of my fear of public failure and humiliation!)
But by myself, my prayers are too fuzzy, it seems when I have even just one person to pray with, it sharpens us and God has more power and glory in answering the prayer.
My desperate prayer for RIDES is now being answered today, Mark Vanderhoof, a volunteer at High St. Community Church, can pick up 8 people in the church van (as long as the high school group is not using it. ) yay, praise God!
I’m contacting students now to organize that.now ..
As I follow my imperfect organization plan, God is meeting me and bringing me, as he promised (in my aforementioned fortune cookie note) HELP FROM UNEXPECTED SOURCES! Click for Sentinel article on the banquet
PRAY FOR-- Guests to fill the seats to overflowing, both in number and in HOLY SPIRIT POWER! 15 International students are coming , 15 tables are sponsored some still need worthwhile guests worth the sponsor's generous investment of $25/person. "Worth" can include potential for financial, spiritual, relational , church leadership and volunteer results.
Surprisingly, many international students enjoy coming to our Fundraising banquet, because
1. They want to meet our ISI Americans
2. They are curious to learn how fundraising events work for nonprofit organizations.
3. They are eager and proud to share about their own cultural identity for an appreciative audience!
The banquet will be the first ISI activity for some of the students! What a crazy way to make a good impression on them -- asking their help with fundraising for a program whose purpose is to help them! It shows you they would rather be the ones helping than to help. :-)
PRAY that many students/scholars will attend, and have meaningful interaction during cultural display table hour.
And above all, PRAY that the HOLY SPIRIT would imbue all who attend with Christ's love and truth before, during and after the banquet, to strengthen and establish our ISI Santa Cruz ministry, part of Christ's Love Kingdom, with stronger teamwork.
This is GOD's work, not just my own, and God wants it to happen even more than I do.