Prayer Requests

7.21.2017
For the
Community~
The Lord has been doing some incredible work here in Pine Ridge. I’ve gotten the chance to meet up with some people from last summer, and I’ve seen some incredible transformation. From hanging out with Diamond and Selena at Lakota Hope this past week, to Arley coming out to our home for programming multiple times a week, the Lord is working hard! Also, pray for Ruby’s heart. She has had a lot of loss and grief recently, so pray as the summer starts to close out, that she can stay strong and continue to do the Lords work.

For the Team~
We are tired! Pray for energy as we go into the last two weeks. Pray for patience with each other as we are all exhausted, hot, and crammed into small living spaces. Also, pray for our hearts as we get ready to transition back into the world outside Pine Ridge. 

For Me~
Pray for my heart that is breaking as I know that I will be leaving this place in two weeks. Pray for the strength to get into the truck and drive out of Pine Ridge. Pray that as I leave I can be a discontent ambassador for this community I love so much. 

 

6.23.2017
For the
Community~
Pine Ridge is a community that has a lot of darkness and brokenness. However, the light shines through the things that are broken. There is always someone I meet who is actively trying to serve the Lord with all their might, someone who is seeking to know and understand Jesus, and someone who is thankful for the work God is doing through us. My prayer request for the community would be that soon the light will outshine the darkness–that hearts that are grieving will feel joy, and people who are lonely will feel loved. Pray for Ruby and her ministry. Pray for her heart that is breaking from grief of losing many loved ones. Pray for the local ministries and churches. Pray for the children, and that the cycle will end with their parents, and won’t trickle down to them. Pray for them and strength to make it through, to keep on going, despite the hopelessness that can surround them. 

For the Team~
This past week was a rough one, so pray for energy as we go into our fourth week of students. We have an AWESOME group coming, so pray we can push away the negativity from this past week, and continue to be joyous and serve the students and leaders well. 

For Me~
Pray for my heart to be open up to new experiences this summer. Pray that I am patient in understanding the Lord’s purpose for me, and to know that He has me here for a reason that I do not necessarily need to understand right now. Pray for energy and rest!

5.25.2017
For the Community~
As we enter into Pine Ridge Saturday night, pray the Lord is busily at work opening up hearts to all He has to offer. I ask for prayers for Ruby, in healing her heart hurting from grief. I ask for prayers for the men and women I met last summer in Whiteclay. Pray for their hearts, their souls, their minds, and their physical well being as they transition out of Whiteclay. Pray that they are taken care of, and safe, and remember the love I, others, and the Lord has for them.

For the Team~
Starting Saturday night, we are going to be thrown in, and pray that we can swim. Our team is full of strong leadership, and humble servants, and I have no doubt we will. But, please pray for belief in what position God has placed us in this summer. Pray for confidence that He has a plan to use each of us for a specific purpose. Also, pray the team continues to bond and grow closer, as this is the best way for us to serve– united, and as a family.

For Me~
Pray for my heart to be open up to new experiences this summer. The town I had the honor of serving, and being served in last year, is now closed down. The place that held my heart so tightly is no longer around, and I am still struggling to figure out my thoughts surrounding it. Pray for me and Kevin as we transition, once again, into loving each other from hundreds of miles apart. Pray for the ministry to overcome what we are missing in each other. Pray for us to be able to trust the Lord with our relationship.