O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.

 

Thanks for praying with us.

Today we talked about God's generosity. He's even more generous to us than we are to ourselves. If our redemption was left in our own hands, it wouldn't be nearly as beautiful as the redemption that God seeks to offer. His redemption is plentiful, flowing from his steadfast love, and we can count on it, even when life doesn't seem to make sense.

This was particularly important for us to remember as we've been hearing many stories of pain from the Wheatstone community. It's a hard time for many people, and that makes it even more important toward our generous, loving God.

Here are this week's specific requests and praises:
 

THE ACADEMY

Alumni Ministry - Pray for the new Alumni Advisory Board, in the process of being formed. Pray that God would put the right people on the team for this important beginning.

Family Ministry - Continue to pray for Veronica and the Family Advisory Board as they craft ministry for parents and grandparents.

Marketing Materials - This week is a big marketing focus. Pray for speedy, inspired visual and verbal storytelling.

Hiring Preparation - We're getting ready to open hiring for this summer's camp. Pray for the whole process, and that God would lead the right people to minister to youth and their leaders this summer.

Group Registration - Pray that God would move churches and schools to sign up groups of students for this year's summer camp.
 

PARTNERSHIPS

Spring Events - Pray for God's blessing on our full slate of talks, trainings, and gatherings throughout the spring. February is particularly full!

New Partners - Pray that God would bring many, many new friends at churches and schools to Wheatstone this year.

Marketing Materials - This week is a big marketing focus. Pray for speedy, inspired visual and verbal storytelling.

Community Training - Pray for Peter and Chad as they develop Wheatstone's next new training event this spring.
 

OFFICE

New Office - The search continues for the next home for Wheatstone, starting April. Please pray the Lord open doors to the unique needs and opportunities for greater ministry capacity. Our short search has already provided possibilities. We pray that we enter this transition smoothly and with necessary finances. 

Staff Renew - Praise God for two good weeks of staff renewal, and pray that he would confirm and strengthen our commitments to each other and to the work he's given.
 

ADVANCEMENT

Benefactors and Monthly Givers - Pray for many new committed friends in 2016. We can't grow without an expanded base of benefactor and monthly giver support!

 

Praying Together

Today we studied this Psalm to help us pray:

PSALM 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
    O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
    to the voice of my pleas for mercy!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
    O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
    that you may be feared.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
    and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
    more than watchmen for the morning,
    more than watchmen for the morning.

O Israel, hope in the Lord!
    For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
    and with him is plentiful redemption.
And he will redeem Israel
    from all his iniquities.

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