Thursday, September 10, 2009

On Your Marks...

Hello All,

I meant to blog this a little earlier in the week, but computer problems have arisen over the last day that have delayed this. Perhaps this falls under the "better late than never" labels for this blog. Nevertheless, as my good friend Kim says, "I must needs" get this to you.

As I have previously announced, I am about to begin a Bible study in the city of Colton. I have said on more than one occasion that I have no idea what to expect, but that I expect to teach the Word of God and worship Him with whoever God intends to bring our way. Tonight, September 10th, we begin the process in Spirit and even in practice. Over the course of the next several weeks, I will be meeting with family and some mentors on Thursday evenings, for the purpose of prayer and worship. We are asking the Lord several specific items. For those who read this blog, or who have been directed here through Facebook, please take some time when you can, perhaps even this evening at 7PM, and pray through this list of items with us.

One of the main items of prayer is a suitable location in Colton to meet. We have a few "feelers" out there, but are currently unsure as to a good, solid location to congregate. I had originally believed that my family's home would suffice, but have become quickly convinced that the space would be too constrictive. I am hopeful that there is a much more suitable place, and will focus my attention on that aspect next week when a good friend of mine returns from his vacation (you know who you are!!). I pray that he might be a big help in that regard.

For now, here is the current list of items that we would love you to join us in prayer over. This is by no means, exhaustive, but it gets the prayer fires stoked. I consider it a launching pad toward even more effective prayer. Feel free to disseminate this to any prayer warriors that you know, especially those who know us. We can use all the prayer we can get!

• Strength, wisdom and clarity for Frank as he attempts to follow the Lord's leading.

• The annointing of God's Spirit to rest upon Frank, as he proclaims the Word.

• The strengthening of Frank and Lela's marriage and family.

• The stirring up of hearts in Colton and surrounding areas for the Word of God.

• Strong, supportive partnerships would develop.

• The casting down of spiritual strongholds within Colton.

• Spiritual protection from the attacks of the enemy for Frank, Lela and the kids.

• A smooth adjustment for our kids as they acclimate to new pressures.

• A strategic, inexpensive location to meet on a weekly basis. Either is Colton proper or Cooley Ranch...

• Redeeming relationships in the community among Colton's Pastors.

• Opportunities to make friends and evangelize inside of the city.

• Employment and financial provision for the Sanchez family.

• A devoted team of leaders and elders would be identified.

• God would draw the hearts of those that He would like to touch.

• God's name would be magnified and lifted high, leading to unprecedented blessing.

• God's vision of what this should be would be realized.

That is it! Feel free to leave what you feel led to pray in the comments section of this blog entry. We would love to see what the Lord stirs in our friend's hearts.

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez

1 comment:

Jason Dean B said...

we're stoked to see what the Lord will do!