Prayer Updates 6.7.2016


This is happening! On Thursday morning this week Suburban’s Volleyball Camp team heads to PDX and then off to Riga! The camp starts next Monday, June 13 and continues through Friday, June 17. We covet your prayers!


  • T-shirts are ordered
  • There are 40 campers registered
  • The on-the-ground schedule is arranged to include a pre-camp meeting on Saturday
  • Travel to and from the airports is arranged
  • The over and above offering was very generous


  • That God will provide for all financial eventualities.
  • That each team member, American and Latvian, will “conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the gospel and stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel.” (Philippians 1:27)
  • That all volunteer resources needed will be present and nothing will interfere with their participation.
  • For travel mercies and a rich time of all around blessing for our team and those partnering in Latvia.
  • That all involved in this 12 day adventure will have FUN!
  • That God would continue to build the relationships between Matthews Church and Suburban Christian Church during this trip.

Thank you for your partnership in praying for and supporting this trip. Stay tuned — Carol will post as often as possible during the trip. The schedule will be VERY full, so pray that she will be able to find time to update us – BUT regardless of if we hear from her or don’t, please keep praying!

Team Pictures

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.


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!