Ok...I haven't heard again from Steffany, but I wanted to come on to rally all of their prayer warriors to be praying tomorrow--Sunday. We saw the Lord manifest His Faithfulness in getting them released from Africa, now we have to pray them home!! Our work is not done!! They leave midafternoon our time, and the flight is around 16 hours long.
We know how weak and ill the children are. We know how exhausted Steffany and Adam are. We know the danger that the long flight poses to the children getting dehydrated. And I want to also ask you to pray for the friend they are bringing with them. She is ill and they are bringing her over to receive medical care. I can't wait for Steffany to share the story. She couldn't really tell me much over the phone, but I do know the friend is weak and ill. I can not tell you how moving it is to know that this family is willing to take her under their wings and provide her a chance at life. They did not turn and look the other way, but they are obeying the Lord! My heart has been heavy knowing that this woman will be leaving behind her family, her country, everything that is safe and familiar to her and boarding a plane for America. Please join me in praying for her as well. I do not know her name, but God does!
I have felt lead to fast and pray tomorrow for the lives of Diezel, Daizey,Steffany, Adam and their new friend. I will be fasting breakfast and lunch if you would like to join me, please do! We have seen the power in being a unified force for this family!
I feel we are a privileged group here...we are waiting and watching the Lord display Himself. He has lead each of us to this blog to follow their journey. He is asking us to be intercessors for them and to be ministered to in doing so. These are some moments in life that aren't forgotten! To God be the Glory for the great things He is doing! Amazingly below is the question of the week from gotquestions.org
"What is the power of prayer?" Answer: The power of prayer is the power of God, who answers prayer. Consider, 1) the Lord God Almighty can do all things; there is nothing impossible for Him (Luke 1:37). 2) The Lord God Almighty invites His people to pray to Him. Prayer to God should be made persistently (Luke 18:1), with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6), in faith (James 1:5), within the will of God (Matthew 6:10), for the glory of God (John 14:13-14), and from a heart right with God (James 5:16). 3) The Lord God Almighty hears the prayers of His children. He commands us to pray, and He promises to listen when we do. “In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears” (Psalm 18:6).4) The Lord God Almighty answers prayer. “I call on you, O God, for you will answer me” (Psalm 17:6). “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles” (Psalm 34:17). Sometimes the Lord answers our prayers in spite of our own lack of faith. In Acts 12, the church prays for Peter’s release from prison (v5), and God answers their prayer (v7-11). Peter goes to the door of the prayer meeting and knocks, but those who are praying refuse at first to believe that it is really Peter. They prayed, but they failed to expect an answer to their prayer. The power of prayer does not flow from us—it is not special words we say or the special way we say them or even how often we say them. The power of prayer is not based on a certain direction we face or a certain position of our bodies. The power of prayer does not come from the use of artifacts or icons or candles or beads. The power of prayer is based on Who hears our prayer and answers it. Prayer places us in contact with the Almighty God, and we should expect almighty results. As Oswald Chambers put it, “What happens when saints pray is that the power of the almighty is brought to bear upon the one for whom they are praying." Amen
May tomorrow be a powerful day in your life with the Lord as you hold Daizey, Diezel, Steffany, Adam, and their precious friend up to Him! And may His Power be upon these precious people as we pray for them!