La Finca is the Costa Rica ministry base located in Los Guido. There was a record number of people that let us know that they were praying for the court date on May 11th. Thank you!! Once again, the hearing with the judge was canceled minutes before the scheduled time due to a technicality on the part of the court. The new "final" court date is Tuesday, July 18. Please PRAY for a favorable decision from the judge on this day! We fear that the needed prayer cover in this case will diminish because of the constant delays going back nearly 18 months. Please do not grow weary in prayer. The answer has already been given. We prayerfully wait for it. (Daniel 10:10-14) Read more about La FInca here. UPDATE: We went to court on July 18th and, again(!!!), it was canceled because some of the parties were not notified by the court. So crazy! Please continue to PRAY for a quick and favorable resolution to this long-running court battle.
Please PRAY for Jefferson, a 13 year old youth leader in the New Life Church Puerto Cabezas. He has been in the hospital for over 8 weeks where the doctors cannot find out what is wrong with him.
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.
It has been confirmed that Pastor Iván's wife, Alicia, (New Life Church Puerto Cabezas) has cancer. Surgery is required but has been delayed due to a lack of doctors to perform the required exams prior to having the operation. Please PRAY for quick and expert medical care. UPDATE: Alicia was rushed into emergency surgery on Monday, Sept. 4th and died 3 days later. Please PRAY for her husband and the family. Please pray for the church family as they are hurting and grieving deeply. Mark and Meg will be in Puerto Cabezas with the church family the week of Sept. 18.
Please PRAY for the end of the violence and abuse taking place in the homes.
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 September 17, 2017
More ways to pray for the CLFCR ministries can be found by reading the current newsletters here.