PANERA:

As I have been preparing messages for a week I have hung out from early morning to mid-afternoon at the local Panera Bread as they offered free coffee for the month of April to those with a rewards card.  I not only had great time of study but have stayed awake :>).

Pr Jerry Panara

PRAYER:

Lord willing, this afternoon I will begin a 24 hour series of flights to Uganda to go and serve at the African Bible University with Tim Hoke for a couple of weeks.  I have had some concern with instability in the region so I would appreciate your prayers for me while I am on this trip.

In God’s providence, Tim had very recent conversation with the Colonel who is the ranking officer in charge of security at the American Embassy who while encouraging everyone to be extra careful ... he would NOT discourage people from traveling to Uganda.
 

 

 

I found this portion of a prayer a helpful to pray for ALL of our Missionaries:     

 

     We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us. And you are helping us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks because God has graciously answered so many prayers for our safety. 2 Cor. 1:8-11(NLT)

Father, grant them enough fruit to keep them encouraged, enough laughter to keep them soft, enough refreshment to keep them sane, enough grace to keep their teams from imploding, enough money to keep them from stressing, enough courage for facing death—in all its forms, and a supernatural endowment of hope, to keep them convinced that their labors in the Lord will never be in vain. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ triumphant and tender name.
 

Looking to and relying upon our gracious Lord, 

Pastor Jerry