Prayerlines – August 2017
“Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still.” -E.M. Bounds
Praise God . . . Answered Prayers
- Johan Strydom, serving with Rising Above in Parry Sound and area, was invited to sit on the Board of Directors of the local Aboriginal Friendship Centre. The invitation comes after 2 years of building relationships at the Centre and is an indication of his acceptance in the community.
- Terry and Johan met with Ron Weber, Executive Director of Crane Lake Discovery Camp, located 45 minutes from Johan’s home. The camp is used for therapeutic wilderness camping for high-risk young men. There is an openness to talking about partnering with the camp to provide a similar experience for Aboriginal young men as part of a Leadership Development Initiative led by Johan.
Prayer Priorities . . .
1. A prospective candidate for the position of Executive Director has been approached and is considering it. Pray for him as he seeks the Lord’s direction in this and pray for wisdom and discernment on the part of the Board of Directors in the selection process.
2. Finances for Ishaawin Counselling Centre. In the summer months revenues are down substantially.
3. Continue to pray about the future conferences in Winnipeg and Nelson House, Manitoba. We were successful in receiving a grant for Nelson House but the contract states that funds are not to be used for propagating religion or beliefs. We are not about to change our message and the community wants it. Please pray that our discussions with the granting agency would allow the funds to be released without restriction.
4. The Rising Above Band will travel to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, August 8-13. They will spend 2 days recording with Tribal Trails and then sing at the Prince Albert Gospel Music Jamboree on the weekend. Pray for safe traveling and for God’s anointing on their music.
5. The Strydoms serving communities in the Parry Sound area:
- Please pray for God’s direction, timing and resources as Johan embarks on developing a Youth Leadership Development initiative for First Nations youth in the area. There is a high need for this. Currently Johan is researching resources and connections to existing programs.
- Pray for additional finances to bring them to full salary and for ministry expenses.
THANKS for your willingness to pray…