Prayer Requests August 2014
Over the next few weeks, life will become very busy. During next week, alone we have two new families, who will be joining the Bible school staff. Sam and Hannah and their family, along with Tom and Jen and their family will be arriving by August 9th. We praise the Lord for provision of visas and look forward to them serving with as here in New Zealand. Some of the team are currently on furlough and will arrive back as late as 20th August. One week later, Bible school students from all over the world will start arriving. CCBI will start its new semester on 1 September and we value your prayers. Please join us in prayer for the following items:
- That the Lord would anoint and bless the upcoming semester.
- Travelling mercies for staff and students as they make their way to the end of the earth.
- The “Equip conference” November 3rd- 7th, this semester marks a significant movement forward from the Bible school, our usual semester speakers week, is now becoming a National Calvary Chapel Ministry conference, here at Lakes Ranch, which the CCBI will continue to host. Please pray for the speakers that they would bring the Lord’s word powerfully. Please pray for Pastor Dave Shirley of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and Pastor Luis Solis of Calvary Chapel Kearney, NJ and Pastor Mike Montgomery of Calvary Chapel Whangarei, NZ as they minister the body during the Equip conference.
- For Haley, that the Lord would speed her visa paperwork and provide for her financially, to serve with us here at CCBI.
- Please pray for Tom, Sam and their families, as they make the transition to New Zealand, their heart is to serve here with us at CCBI and then seek to plant a church here in New Zealand. Please pray for travelling mercies, transition, accommodation, and the provision of a vehicle as they seek to serve Him here at the end of the earth.
- Please pray for wisdom, guidance and the Lord’s provision, as we seek His will regrading a future home for CCBI, please pray for us as we engage in further discussions with Lakes Ranch as to how we can use more of the facility here in Rotorua.
- Please pray for outreach week, September 26th-October 5th, this semester we will be taking teams to Calvary Chapel Melbourne in Australia, Calvary Chapel in Wellington, New Zealand for a vacation Bible School, Lakes Ranch Kids Camp & Calvary Chapel Whangarei, NZ.
- Please pray for the provision of another vehicle for family, current vehicle has been off the road for about six months, with a damaged transmission. We have been very grateful for the use of a Bible School the vehicle during this time, however with increased student numbers, we really do need to resolve the problem with our vehicle. In the five years we have been in New Zealand, we have put over 200,000 km on the poor thing, or involved in ministry.
- Please pray for the Lord’s provision, we really need to find a second-hand transition to put in the vehicle, or alternatively funds to replace the current vehicle. In reality, replacing the vehicle equates to about $7000- $10,000, in terms of cost. Please pray for wisdom, guidance to make good decisions with the resources we have.
Thank you for your co-labouring in this ministry, without your love, care, and prayers, we simply would not be here, we thank you once again feel faithfulness to the Lord in supporting this ministry.
M & G