Mark and Meg were traveling for three weeks as they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Upon returning to Costa Rica this week Mark went to the doctor who confirmed that he had pneumonia. The doctor wanted to admit him into the hospital but Mark negotiated with him and promised to stay in bed for several days. It has now been several days and he does not seem to be responding to the meds and rest. Please PRAY for his recovery.
La Finca is the CLFCR international ministry base located in Los Guido, Costa Rica. Please PRAY for God's protection as a court case against the property is slowly making its way through the Costa Rica system of justice. The next court date, which is supposed to be the final one before a judgement is made, is Thursday, March 22nd. Please PRAY specifically on this date. Read a summary of this ongoing drama with La Finca here.
The court dates where we were expecting to testify have now been canceled time and time again for more than 2 years! Once again, the hearing with the judge for this "final" hearing was canceled due to a technicality on the part of the court. Please do not grow weary in prayer! The answer has already been given. We prayfully wait for it. (Daniel 10:10-14)
Please PRAY for the protection of the lead pastor of the New Life Church Puerto Cabezas (Nicaragua) as there have been recent death threats targeting him and his family. Pastor Sam remains steadfast and focused on the church and serving Christ. Recently a nearby pastor, his daughter, and all of his grandchildren were murdered.
Please PRAY for Jessica, a member of the New Life Church Los Guido, as it has been confirmed that she has cancer and it has been confirmed that she needs surgery. The surgery has been scheduled and canceled serval times.
Please PRAY about the need for a house to be built on the property where the Puerto Cabezas church is located where a family would be able to live and care for the church and property similar to what is at La Finca in Costa Rica.
Praise God that offerings have begun to come in to draw up plans and and begin to take steps to start the foundation on the house. We have faith that God will meet this need in the months ahead!
PRAY for safety and God's protection. The gospel is being shared and discipleship is taking place in dangerous areas known for serious violence.
UPDATED April 20, 2018
More ways to pray for the CLFCR ministries can be found by reading the current newsletters here.