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 PrayerLines – May 2022


“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. . . prayer has been the source of power and the secret of spiritual triumph.”  -Samuel Marinus Zwemer


Praise God . . . Answered Prayers

1.  Our Good News Rising Fundraiser raised over $5000!

2.  Johan Strydom (Parry Sound & Muskoka, ON) has been asked to start a grief group in a nearby community.

3.  God provided Tyrone (contact of Nick Helliwell/Regina, SK) with financial help and favour!

4.  We are working on an online Suicide prevention conference for May 31-June 2.


Prayer Priorities . . .

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

2. Pray for the planning of the online Suicide Prevention conference. Pray also for a spiritual covering for the speakers and participants.

3. Pray that Rising Above confirms the dates of the conference in Kashechewan, ON addressing the intergenerational impact of Residential Schools. Pray for the planning team, speakers, counsellors, and attendees.

4. 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.  Pray for one client as they create boundaries to help them stay clean and for another who needs to work through their past.

5. Pray for Rosie Boskoyous (Edmonton, AB) as she counsels a client in a difficult situation and walks alongside a few other ladies.  Pray also for her plans to rent a space specifically for her work with Rising Above.

6. Pray for Nick and 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 more financial support.

7. Pray for wisdom for Ben Lim as he leads and manages the activities of Rising Above. Pray for continued direction for the Youth Task Force. Pray also for continued discernment for the Board and Ben as they seek God’s will for the direction and structure of Rising Above.

8. Pray for Terry and Brenda Martin and the Rising Above Band, as they record for Tribal Trails on May long weekend and lead worship once a month at First Nations Community Church.  Pray also for wisdom as they are still trying to discern their spring and summer ministry schedule.

9. Pray for wisdom for Daren George (Smithers, BC) in how to reach out to families who are hurting from multiple deaths in his area.  Pray for the conferences and workshops that are being requested by nearby communities and for discernment as he gauges interest in a possible Rising Above conference in his area.


THANKS for your willingness to pray…


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