All posts tagged "Prayer"

Kayaking for Christ

Mark Towery is circumnavigating Vancouver Island solo to raise money for the Kondanani Children’s Village in Blantyre, Malawi, one of our projects at Cross International. From Mark’s website: Most of the world does not know life with the privileges that we have here in America. Imagine as a child never having enough food, medicine or even a place to live. A lot of children in this region do not live to see adulthood. Many of them will never have the chance to know Jesus, or hear the wonderful words the Bible holds. Some Americans may have mixed feelings about giving money that goes to help outside of this country but in God’s eyes is any one child, no matter where they were born or currently live, more important than another? Here in America there are so many more programs for the poor that other countries, such as Malawi, simply do not have the resources. Track Mark’s progress from his website here. Please pray for him and the Kondanani Children’s Village in Malawi.

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Praying for the first Independence Day

It was a gloomy atmosphere which greeted the delegates gathered in the old Statehouse in Philadelphia over 200 years ago. They had come from all 13 colonies to act upon the troubled conditions which plagued the New World.  Should a new nation be considered or not? Elder statesman Benjamin Franklin spoke: “…the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs the affairs of men.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his will, is it possible for an empire to rise without his notice?…except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.  I firmly believe this.” This statement, from Psalm 127, was followed by a time of prayer from which came the singleness of purpose which gave birth to America on July 4, 1776. (from On This Day by Carl D. Windsor, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989, p. 203)

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