Send Relief Helps War Survivors, Hispanic Population Growing & Praying for Anxiety
Even as daily bombing raids continue, Send Relief is providing resources to Israelis and Palestinians affected by the conflict. The growth of the Hispanic population in North America has accelerated tremendously in the past decade. And, Jesus said faith the size of a mustard seed could move a mountain, but He was also known to pray through the night (Luke 6:12), for hours in the early morning (Mark 1:35-6), and sometimes for days at a time (Matthew 4: 1-2).
Even as daily bombing raids continue, Send Relief is providing resources to Israelis and Palestinians affected by the conflict.
Send Relief reports they are helping hundreds of individuals with:
Temporary bomb shelters
Tents with cooling and heating units and generators
Cots and bedding
Toilet and shower containers
Trauma counseling from licensed professionals
Learn how you can help at SendRelief.org.
The growth of the Hispanic population in North America has accelerated tremendously in the past decade. Send Network Español helps churches identify, develop and send out called men who aspire to plant churches in North America by bringing all our best assessment resources, training, coaching and planter care to Spanish-speaking planters in their native language.
The Send Network is asking believe to join with them in praying God will raise up planters who have a burning, God-given passion to reach Hispanics by starting new churches in North America, regardless of the obstacles they may face.
One such place where there is need for Hispanic church planting is in Lincoln, Nebraska. That’s there Angel and Vanesa Viveros are working to reach the community through Iglesia Biblica Cosecha or Harvest Bible Church.
Please pray for the Viveros and the work God is doing among Hispanic church planters across the U.S.
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Jesus said faith the size of a mustard seed could move a mountain, but He was also known to pray through the night (Luke 6:12), for hours in the early morning (Mark 1:35-6), and sometimes for days at a time (Matthew 4: 1-2). In other words, when we face some challenges in life, if we follow the example of Jesus, our prayer will be long, determined and intense.
In the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman writes, “That’s the kind of prayer Paul seems to insist upon in Philippians 4:6. To combat anxiety, for instance, Paul uses an extraordinary four different words in one verse to describe various aspects of prayer. He said, “through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Prayer, petition, thanksgiving, and requests are not necessarily synonyms but rather different ways to attack a problem in prayer.
Anxiety is a powerful and crafty enemy, and it calls for the “big guns” of prayer to match its force. In other words, a “little talk with Jesus,” as the old song says, won’t suffice against paralyzing anxiety. Instead, it will likely require frequent and various kinds of prayer and a willingness to never give up. The frequency of our prayers needs to at least match the persistence of our worries!”
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