A big thanks in advance to everyone who read this; whenever you gather as individuals or a group to pray, Good listens and moves heaven and earth to answer His children.
Pray for Yana, one of our teen small group leaders, who sprained her foot in volleyball game after camp had ended. Pray for quick recovery as she was having difficulty walking.
Pray for the Radvanka, Pirogova, Perechin, and Myrcha Roma camps; now that we have finished the children's vacation Bible school, we are moving on to doing day camps for the Roma people, also known (offensively) as the gypsy people. Pray for hearts to be opened to God's message to move and care for others. Pray for children who do not know the Lord to come to Jesus. Pray that God delivers the Roma from poverty, discrimination, and tragedy.
Pray for the upcoming Youth, Staff, and Children's retreats. After the Roma day camps, we will also be hosting retreats for the House of Mercy employees, teens and orphans to develop skills, educate on current topics, and just to have fun. Pray that everyone - even the mission team, grows close together through the retreats.
Pray finally for travel. Three of the Norwegian team - Hannah, Anastasia, and Catherine - have left today to return home. And some of them will even be back out in the field in other missions shortly afterwards. Uncle Tomson will also be leaving us sometime later this week; due to family matters, he must return seperately from us. Pray for safety and comfort as these people travel.