Jim Supp *UPDATED
I appreciate each person who has been praying for my recovery from open heart surgery. By all accounts I am recovering ahead of schedule and am grateful. Please pray for effective sleep. It is slowly coming but the main step in the journey at this point. Also please pray as I look to the coming weeks and my return to work. I want to return at the right time for my recovery and the needs of the Loudoun staff team and congregation. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your prayers. I am indeed beginning to sleep better at night - Praise the Lord. I go to the cardiologist for a follow up on Tuesday the 19th. This will give me clarity on my permissible activity level (read: exercise), and my schedule for returning to my work with the church. Thanks for your prayers and I will update you in a day or two. God bless you.
Jim Supp *UPDATED
I know I've had several prayer requests recently. Sorry to dominate the prayer wall. Please pray for my sister's 5 year old son Judah. He was being carried by a teenager who was running during some sort of game they were playing. The teenager fell. Judah has a mild concussion and a fractured jaw. His jaw will be wired shut Monday the 18th at 4:00 p.m. Please pray for Judah as he is hungry, tired and in pain who faces a frustrating road ahead. Pray for the doctor's precision in surgery. Pray for my sister Jennifer and her husband Geoff as they navigate all of this - for the peace of Christ to rule in their hearts.
Thank you for your prayers. Judah indeed has his jaw wired shut. The Doctor said it was uneventful and expects things to go very smoothly. The jaw will be wired shut for 2-3 weeks. The first week is apparently the toughest due to pain and getting used to consuming everything through a straw. Pray for this 5 year old as he struggles with the frustration and pain. (Fortunately he will be permitted to have a larger number of milk shakes than normal.) Thank you.
Please pray for a friend of mine who used to be on fire for missions and serving the Lord. She was recently diagnosed with bipolar and seems to have lost her way. She's very attractive, intelligent and effective in her professional life but seems to struggle with insecurity in her personal life. The way she meets her need for emotional security is destructive. Please pray God would give me another opportunity to be used by Him to reach her or use someone else. Pray that she opens her mind and heart to receive the truth about her situation and her need for God and Christ as Lord of her life. This prayer wall works. I can't wait to see God move!. Thanks in advance for your time, prayers and support.
She sent me another text last week with another verse from a Christian song. I assume she's listening to Contemporary Christian Music again. Hopefully more but either way, it's a start. Please continue praying :-)
Thanks so much for your prayers. This past Tuesday, God gave me a second chance to share the gospel with her. I was able to find out what was holding her back and share the truth about God's grace. She was suffering from condemnation of not being able to be perfect at following the law and felt like a hypocrite. I emailed her scripture about God's grace and how Christ's death meets the demands of the law. Please pray she reads it and that the Holy Spirit does a work in her heart and mind to accept Christ and walk with the Lord again. Pray He uses me or whoever He feels would be best to help. Thanks again for your prayers.
Claudia Rabe *UPDATED
Please pray for my husband, Walt, who is travelling to Yemen tomorrow. He will be there through August 17th on business matters. Today I read the following information on the State Department's travel website, "U.S. State Department warns U.S. Citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The Department urges U.S. citizens to defer from travel and those U.S. citizens currently living in Yemen to depart." Please pray for Walt's protection and for the protection of the others working with him. I also ask that you pray for my peace of mind. I know that they do not travel as tourists and they are well prepared but, with everything that is going on in the Middle East right now, it is difficult to not be a little worried. I am trusting in the Lord, knowing that He is sovereign over all!!
Thank you all so much for your prayers! I was encouraged and at peace throughout the entire week!! Today there was "A little excitement in Yemen" (Walt's words) but he was totally fine with it. He was scheduled to fly out at midnight their time so by now, he should be out of the country and on his way to his connection in Istanbul where he will continue on to Amsterdam for a few days! Thanks again!!
Asking for prayers for the husband of my niece, Stephen. He was in a motorcycle accident this morning. He is stable and sedated. He is out of his first surgery of at least three planned. Broken right leg, injuries to C7 vertebrae, left knee and foot. He was wearing a helmet and at present they detect no internal injuries or bleeding in his head (praise God). Prayers appreciated for Stephen and the family. They have three young daughters. They live in Colorado.
Thank you for praying for Stephen. He is stable. He had surgery on his left foot on Monday and they say it went great. They had to put bone in and are watching for circulation to grow it into his other bone. He has left knee surgery scheduled for Friday. They have kept him sedated to keep him still but are gradually weaning him off. If swelling has gone down enough in his neck (due to injury to C7 vertebrate) they hope to take him off the ventilator. He has not been fully awake yet. Please pray for continued progress. God is good.
God I deeply desire a wife. Please lead me and prepare me for her.
Please pray for my husband who is suffering from a painful heart condition. Please Pray for healing and relief and for rest and peace for him. Thank you Loudoun friends.
Thank you for your prayers! Amazingly since I posted the original request, my husband has reported feeling like things may finally be turning around! Please continue to pray for his recovery, renewal of his energy and spirit.
Heavenly father I know ONLY prayers can change my life, I am all alone. Father forgive all our sins, take complete control of myself, my cruel husband & my daughter, devil may not touch us till we all come to YOU. Father compelled my cruel husband to confess his sin of adultery & repent. I am broken & have become very weak mentally & physically, I cannot bear this pain any more, keep me & my daughter healthy. Father shower YOUR blessings of peace, love, joy, happiness. Father show his sister ,her son & Aunts that YOU are with me, destroy all their plans & protect us, show them the truth. Father help my daughter in her study. Father with rolling tears on my knee I beg for YOUR mercy, since 3 ½ years restore my 19 years of marriage, protect me at my work place my higher authority may not harm me, hide identity. IJN Amen
Thank you all for praying for my recent eye surgery. Had a great report from the retina specialist - the eye is healing well. I will be able to update my eyeglasses sooner than expected - thank You, God! Please pray for physical strength as I return to work as a first grade teacher. My vision is still reduced in the right eye and doesn't match the prescription glasses I am wearing (which are actually an old pair of my daughter's since my glasses broke the day before my surgery so my good eye doesn't work well either - LOL). Blessings!
Jim Supp *UPDATED
As the terrorist group ISIS makes significant headway in northern Iraq the Christians in that part of the country are in grave danger. Many have already been murdered. When I was in Northern Iraq several years ago I built a wonderful friendship with an Evangelical pastor - Pastor G. He pastors the fastest growing church in the region and ministers in the Kurdish capital of Erbil. Please pray for his safety and for the power of the Holy Spirit as he shepherds the body of Christ in the face of such a horrible situation. Pray as he ministers to the refugees fleeing to his city and that the Kurdish forces can keep ISIS from taking the city of Erbil.
Thank you for your prayers for the faithful pastor. He has indeed returned to Erbil to lead his flock and care for the refugees fleeing to that city. I spoke to a person I know who is 'in the know' about what is going on there and he said that all communications coming out of Erbil have been cut off. As a result I do not expect to hear from him directly any time soon. However, I am also connected to a Christian Humanitarian Aid organization taking trips to the region. I eagerly await word from them. Will update you soon. Please pray for Pastor G - for stamina, for safety, for resources and for the salvation of the hundreds of refugees his church is caring for. Thank you.