Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation...
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob.
It's still a wonderful surprise when one of you walks up to us and mentions one of our requests. In the middle or end of a week, it's harder to feel lonely in our work, knowing that you intercede.
New hires - Though we did not receive the last $5000 we need to finish The Academy Campaign last week, we intend to take the next steps forward in hiring a new Academy Director and an Advancement Officer this week, in faithful expectation that God will complete the campaign. Pray for favor with the candidates and for wisdom as we negotiate timeline, pay, etc.
New Interns - We may be bringing on two new interns in the next few weeks. Pray for good relationships, good work, and opportunities for growth.
Location - We're planning to move office locations in 6 months as we grow out of our current space. Pray for wisdom as we seek a hospitable new spot.
The Academy Family Campaign - We're still $5000 from our goal. Please pray for that final amount to come this week!
New Advancement Officer - Pray for blessing on our prospective new staff member in the decision whether or not to join the Wheatstone team and in first work responsibilities.
Academy Director Hiring - Pray for blessing on our prospective new staff member in the decision whether or not to join the Wheatstone team and in first work responsibilities.
Group Enrollment - Pray for God to move youth pastors and Christian schools to set plans to bring groups of students to The Academy 2016.
Upcoming Conference - Wheatstone will host a table at the Transformation Ministries Conference this week. Pray for fruitful new relationships.
New Partners - For Chad as he continues to find and form new partner relationships, especially as he follows up on the event at NewSong Church last week.
This week, we focused on the following passage to help us pray:
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
on that very day his plans perish.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever;
who executes justice for the oppressed,
who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the sojourners;
he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
The Lord will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!