Third Friday: Praying for Transformation

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In the midst of full schedules and syllabi, it’s good to stop and pray – to widen our perspective from what’s going on in our small world to the full body of believers in Christ’s church. Over the past few months, several of you have asked how you can be praying for us. We want to be more honest and transparent with you, so we’re going to start posting a monthly prayer update every third Friday.

We hope that these updates will give you insight into what the Lord is doing here with the Transform Team, and also give you a chance to join in the mission by praying with and for us. This isn’t a requirement, or a prayer list for overachievers.

We have been convicted to “bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2 NASB); and we have been praying for you a lot. We make it a point to stop everyday to pray together for the requests you send to us, about the things going on in your life and for your growth in the Lord. Don’t hesitate to let us know needs that we can bring before our Father on your behalf! If you’re in a place of treading water, take this as an encouragement; and don’t let guilt reign in your heart. 

We often get the question, “what do you do all year when summer camp/internship isn’t going on?” It’s a little hard to answer that question, because there are lots of little things that take up our time. For example, this month in between meetings and emails we will: 

  • Put together the 2016 plan and budget

  • Research for various projects

  • Study and adapt Bible study content for our weekly classes of middle and high school students

  • Post weekly blogs

  • Update the 2016 EQUIP-Boot Camp application, and get it ready to post

  • Etc. etc. etc.

Obviously, things start to slow down for us this time of year. “Back to School” gives us a great opportunity to trust the Lord in the mundane, daily things of life.

But during this season, it’s also easy to become complacent. It’s easy to just “come to work” each day and “do our jobs” without even thinking about the eternal impact these mundane tasks could have on lives.

So this month as you pray for us, will you ask God to cause us to continually look at each task with a heart of faith?

We want to trust the Lord with these simple things throughout the year…not just the big things or summer opportunities.

“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap [the harvest that was planted by persevering in the gospel of grace] if we do not grow weary” (Galatians 6:9)

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