Prayer Updates – 5.26.2016

Volleyball Camp Prayer Requests and Praises

Praise – T-shirts have been ordered. Due to arrive only one day prior to departure so please pray that they arrive on time.

Mission moment video has been well received and has been spreading through Facebook around the world (since our Latvia partners have been sharing as well).  Not quite the viral response as “Chewbacca Mom” but we will take what we can get.

Registration is going well.  There are already several campers signed up and marketing is just starting.

Prayer Requests – Over and Above offering is this weekend.  Pray that God will provide for all expenses both anticipated and even for those things that are not anticipated ( He knows).

PRAISE – We just heard from Arnija in Latvia that Matthews Church has some printed copies of the Gospel of Luke available and we can distribute those to the campers! ANSWERED PRAYER!  (Still working on how we can send home some kind of Gospel message with the campers. There are a couple of options so pray for clarity.)

Carol is still praying and processing through what and how to share each day with the campers.  Also, the other members of the team will be sharing so pray that God provides just the right words to plant seeds of His love.

Arnija is still working on lining up translators for the team while we are there.

Pray that God would continue to build the relationships between Matthews Church and Suburban Christian Church during this trip.

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More About Volleyball Day Camp

Today in Suburban’s Mission Moment Carol Scaudt shared about our upcoming Sister Church partnership endeavor, a Volleyball Day Camp outreach in Riga, Latvia. The video, linked below, gives a good understanding of why our team is going and what we hope to accomplish with Matthews Church. It also gives insight into how you can help! Take a look and then join in praying for the team!

Summer Volleyball Camp Prayer Updates – 5.12.2016

Volleyball Camp Prayer Requests and Praises

Praise – Last week I requested prayer for the team creating the volleyball camp logo. The answer is included below! Actually a Latvian designer created the logo and it is great! The name of the camp is “Volleyball Day Camp” and the theme is “Building Body, Mind and Heart” or in Latvian, “Volejbola Dienas Nometne: Veidojot Kermeni, Prātu un Sirdi”.

Pray for Carol Schaudt, Laura Schaudt, Brian Schaudt and Audrey Smith that God would prepare each of them for this trip even as they continue to serve Him in their very busy lives.

We need translators in Latvia – I’m guessing at least four, one for each team member. Pray that God will provide just the right persons to be alongside the team in Lativa.

There will be an over and above offering received on May 29 to help with expenses related to this trip. Pray that God will orchestrate just the right amount to cover the camp expenses.

We are working to get T-shirts for the campers and staff created. Pray that this process will proceed smoothly, end up with the right sizes and amounts of shirts, and bless those receiving the shirts.

We would like to send a gospel or some other translated portion of the Bible home with campers. This is a bit more challenging than it seems to an American mindset. Pray that we can find a way to do this!

It is nearing time for the registration process to begin. Pray for Arnija and Gatis as they orchestrate this process. Pray that the camp will fill up with those the Lord wants to draw to himself.

Pray for the overall goals of this trip – to continue building relationship with Matthews Church and to connect some unbelieving children and their families with Matthews Church with the hope of their salvation.

Thank you for your faithful prayers!

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Summer Volleyball Camp Prayer Updates

One of the most important elements of our trips to Latvia is PRAYER! We’ve recruited a Prayer Team who are committed to praying over this trip. Here is the praise report and list of requests that went out to the team today. Please pray with us — there can never be too much prayer!

Praise God for what He has already done! At this point we have our team members, airline tickets, and an apartment in Riga for the team all  lined up. We also have reserved the volleyball courts and a nearby gathering hall thanks to our partner Gatis in Latvia. Our Matthews Church Coordinator, Arnija, is hard at work bringing together many details. Praise God!

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for Carol Schaudt, Laura Schaudt, Brian Schaudt and Audrey Smith that God would prepare each of them for this trip.
  • We need translators in Latvia – I’m guessing at least four, one for each team member. Pray that God will provide just the right persons to be alongside the team in Lativa.
  • There will be an over and above offering received at the end of May to help with expenses related to this trip. Pray that God will orchestrate just the right amount to cover the camp expenses.
  • This weekend Carol and Laura will create a logo for the camp. This will be used on camp t-shirts, registration and promotional materials, etc. Pray for creativity and a logo that will capture the essence of this camp. The name of the camp is “Volleyball Day Camp” and the theme is “Building Body, Mind and Heart” or in Latvian, “Volejbola Dienas Nometne: Veidojot Kermeni, Prātu un Sirdi”.
  • Pray for the overall goals of this trip – to continue building relationship with Matthews Church and to connect some unbelieving children and their families with Matthews Church with the hope of their salvation.

Thank you for your prayers!