Saturday, April 9, 2016

Reading for Saturday, April 9th

One of the encouraging parts of each mission trip is a survival guide that each team member carries with them.  It has a lot of helpful travel information, and it also contains spiritual insights from former team members in the form of daily devotions which follow the New Hope bookmark (or Life Journal Reading Plan for those of you with the YouVersion Bible App).  Today's reading is from 1 Samuel 6,7; Psalm 72; and 2 Corinthians 9.  And the SOAP Journal entry is shared by Chris Ogino, one of the pioneer team members and also a travel team member in 2008, 2011 and 2013.

He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.  He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them.  He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to him.  – Psalm 72:12-14

Who is HE? HE is Jesus. He is in YOU. He lives in YOU. Jesus WILL rescue the poor, through YOU. The children will cry to HIM through YOU. HE will help the oppressed through YOU.

Matthew 5:13-14 says, “You are the salt of the earth.  You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. For their lives are precious to HIM. And to YOU.

As you depart on God’s mission to live the gospel, prepare yourself — pray, get into the Word, seek godly counsel. Your journey began when you said, “YES, I will go.”  Look for God’s blessings everywhere!

Dear Heavenly Father, I ask for your hedge of protection over all the missionaries heading to Mussoorie, India.  May You, LORD, go before them to clear the way. I ask in Your Son’s Name Jesus to protect the leaders of this mission: Pastor Creighton, Pastor Keane, Pastor Brett, and Karri.  May Your will be done on this mission You set out for all people. I pray that YOUR Word will reign throughout our cities to Your people, to Your children. I ask in Your Son’s Name Jesus to protect our missionaries as they travel from city to city. Thank You, Lord, for choosing these missionaries and for their families as we come together to pray until their return.
In Jesus’ Name we pray ~ Amen!
Jai Mashi ki - Praise the LORD!

Aunty Chris

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