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 PrayerLines – July/August 2022


“Definite praying and importunate (persistent) praying is what is needed. Satan will not mind how we labour in prayer for a few days, weeks, or even months, if he can at last discourage us so that we cease praying, as though it were of no use.” – George Mueller


Praise God . . . Answered Prayers

1.  Regina’s Brothers in the Hood Discipleship Group graduation was on June 21!  Ten men graduated from the 3 year program.

2.  One of Johan’s clients experienced positive results in his personal life for his perseverance in pursuing a clean path.

3.  The Suicide Prevention Online Workshop went very well, with between 16-21 people attending every evening.


Prayer Priorities . . .

1.  Pray for one more Indigenous individual to serve on the Board at Rising Above.

2.  Pray for Terry & Brenda Martin (Niverville, MB). Pray specifically for Terry as he produces the audio for the songs they recorded with Tribal Trails in May.

3.  Pray for the Rising Above conference in Kashechewan, ON (August 3-5, 2022) addressing the intergenerational impact of Residential Schools. Please pray for protection for the speakers, blessing over the event and that God would draw people to himself through the conference.

4.  Pray for wisdom for Daren George (Smithers, BC) as he receives requests for conferences and workshops in nearby communities. Pray for strength for himself and others as the deaths in his area continue.

5.  Pray for Johan Strydom (Parry Sound & Muskoka, ON) as he walks with grief recovery clients, men’s groups and others. Pray for a those who are struggling with grief, isolation and other hurts in their lives.  Please pray for physical healing for Johan as he has experienced some health issues.

6.  Pray for Rosie Boskoyous(Edmonton, AB) as she counsels a client in a difficult situation.  Pray also for her plans to rent a space specifically for her work with Rising Above.

7.  Pray for Nick & Vivian Helliwell (Regina, SK) as they assist men coming out of jail, help individuals and families overcome life’s challenges and lead Bible Studies on (Tuesdays/Saturdays). Pray also for their connection and ministry at White Bear First Nation.

8.  Pray for wisdom for Ben Lim as he leads and manages the activities of Rising Above. Pray for the Youth Task Force as they reach out to connect with Indigenous youth ministry leaders and journey toward seeing young people discover and deepen their relationship with Creator-God. Pray for God’s leading in a new project to develop a training module to empower people to walk alongside their community members.


THANKS for your willingness to pray…


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