Who do you know who loves God, loves kids and wants to travel? Urgent need for helpers this summer with Kaleidoscope. This group provides a fantastic kids’ program at Entrust’s global conferences and for other like-minded organizations. Huge ministry opp. Forward this to everyone! (www.kldscp.org)
On Memorial Day, along with paying tribute to those who’ve died in service for their country, along with fondly remembering each of our loved ones, let’s also take a moment to thank God for his men and women, pastors and writers and leaders who left their mark on our lives. People like Billy Graham, James Sire and Bob Buford all entered Jesus’ glorious presence in 2018. We mourn not for them. We remember them with gladness and determine afresh to carry on. May we be found as faithful!
Join us today in saluting our beloved volunteers Glen and Jann Dell. Living in Colorado Springs, they heard about us through an Entrust staff member’s presentation to their Sunday School class, at a time when they’d begun to recognize that “retirement wasn’t agreeing well” with them. Next thing you know, Glen and Jann are deeply involved in serving at our home office. Glen keeps our database updated, ships and tracks shipments of books and helps in other ways around the office. Jann helped coordinate a women’s hub training and is assisting in development of a new women’s ministry training course. God bless you, Jann and Glen! May God reward you with riches beyond measure for the time you give to Entrust!
Entrust’s board of directors is anything but boring. With a former West Point man at its head, this group of business people, writers, speakers, bloggers and technology experts gets things done! With vastly varied backgrounds, they share a passion for the things of God. Pray for each member as they meet today and tomorrow. Ask God to guide their thoughts, discussions and decisions.
To keep up to date with Entrust’s prayer requests go to our Prayer Bridge.
On Feb. 25, 1983, Rob and Sandy Shaffer and their 5-month-old daughter boarded a plane heading to Austria. Thirty-five years later, Rob and Sandy continue to serve God faithfully with Entrust from their home base in Vienna. They’ve traveled to meet with, teach, encourage and shepherd men and women in ministry in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia. They’ve invested their lives in people of all nationalities living in Austria. Sandy has written and edited training materials, including Entrust’s hugely influential course Walking with Christ. They added two more daughters to their family and have gained a first grandchild.
Join us in thanking Rob and Sandy for 35 years of effective ministry. Only God knows how many lives have been impacted by this faithful couple.
Please pray for Brigid and Maggie F., sisters traveling to the Middle East Feb. 1-4 to begin serving a one-year term with Entrust staff there. Pray they will make all their flight connections, for safe travel, that they will have no issues as they cross the border by land and safely arrive at their destination. Pray for smooth transition into ministry with Fuad N. and his family. Ask God to help both young women discover his plan and how they fit into this ministry, during their year of service through Entrust’s short-term initiative, Serving To Equip People (STEP).
Over 5,000 refugees live in camps near Hamburg, Germany. A friend of Entrust recently interviewed several and discovered something ironic. Most of the refugees passed through countries sharing the same majority faith as the refugees. Yet most of them received no help until they met a Christian.
“It was those ‘divine appointments’ that planted a seed to discover something their own religion lacks, unconditional love,” our friend reports. “It is still difficult for them to believe someone would want to help them, without something in return.” When they arrived in Germany, many of them sought out other Christians to tell them more. Could it be that the Lord’s plan is to bring these hurting people out of their dark countries and into the light of the gospel?
Pray for refugees. Pray for thousands more “divine appointments.” Be ready to be a divine appointment yourself!