He Speaks and everything changes...

When we hear the voice of the Father it brings us into that intimate closeness that every person desperately desires.   A place of quiet, contentment beyond what the world understands, but we know it to be a sweet, sweet place.

2 Samuel 22:7 “In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I called. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry came to his ears.

Blessings and Thanks to you all for your continuing prayers on behalf of Global Advance,

John and Lisa


Prayer Requests:

Please pray for the Ministry Informational Event (MIE) this Friday in Mt. Pleasant.

Several Global Advance partners and their families are experiencing “attacks” in various ways – please lift them up in prayer, ask for encouragement, steadfastness, and reassurance in THE only One that can help them endure their trials.

In response, Jonathan provided the devotional at GA staff meeting today entitled “Being Gritty in God”; the theme was basically turning to HIS word when things are tough and we are under attack.  His Scripture references are below for your review and prayers:

Strength is a byproduct of joy and grace from The Lord
So much brokenness and pain… 

Psalm 119:28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble 

Psalm 22:19 But you O Lord, do not be far from me.  You are my strength; come quickly to help me.

Psalm 28:7-8  The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him and Hehelps me.  My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him. 

Eph 6:10  Finally be strong in The Lord and His mighty power.

Isa 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  

Mark 12:30  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength 

2 Cor 12:9-10  My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.   

Strength For….The Day!  
Habakkuk 3:19  The Sovereign Lord is my strength; Hemakes my feet like the feet of a deer, Heenables me to tread on the heights.

The Task!  
1 Chron 28:20  David also said to Solomon, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work.  Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you.  He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.” 

The Hurting: 
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength; an ever-present help in trouble.  

The Afraid:
Daniel 10:19 Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed.  Peace!  Be strong now; be strong.

The Weary: 
Isa 40:29  He gives strength to the weary and increased the power of the weak.

For the Confused:
Josh 1:9   Be strong and courageous.  DO not be afraid; do not be discouraged, (dismayed), for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

For our Witness:
Eph 3:16 I pray that out of His glorious riches Hemay strengthen you with power through His spirit in your inner being

Upcoming Trips/Events:

Month   Days      Country, City                Type                                Lead

May       2-3        China, Hefei                  Marketplace/CP             Steve Lawson

May       4-6       Croatia, Zagreb             Marketplace                   Ken Janke

May       5-6       China, Kunming             Church Planting/MMC   Steve Lawson

May       5-6        Entrusted Conf. at Trinity Church                       Dr. Shibley

May       8-11        Nepal, Pokhara             Esther Initiative/FLP     Sally Knox-Witt/Steve Lawson

May       16-18      India, Jaipur                  Frontline Pastors          David Shibley

May       31-6       China, Chengdu            Church Planting            Jason Holland