Day of prayer!

Our first day of prayer for this year was a great success! Thank you to everyone who prayed for us and with us, for the little messages and all the encouragement. We started the day with some prayer on the base, Suzanne came over and prayed with us. She has a lot of wisdom, they have been on the mission field for many years. Her input was priceless. Somedays we feel a little discouraged when it seems like it is taking forever for 3 Measures to get started. But Suzanne reminded us that CHS was a dream for many years before they started, and that in their first year they only had 10 students.
I think it is going to be great to look back at this time once three measures is making an impact in the community!
After praying at the base for few hours we headed to the city park where we read from the Bible and talked about how far we had come and what we are dreaming about for the future. We then went to the mall where we could walk and pray for the people of the city.
Then we rushed to the office to skype with Mark, where he gave us an answer to one of our prayer points by telling us that the church is going to raise their monthly support to us!
Finally we ended the day with praise and worship songs at the official opening of the Discipleship Training School on the YWAM base.

We finished the day refreshed and encouraged. David read from Proverbs 20:21 which says:
"An inheritance gained hastily at the beginning will not be blessed at the end."
 Reminding us again to remain faithful, and not be impatient!

We also felt like we have spent too much time this last year being negative and allowing ourselves to worry about things. So a scripture that we are going to focus on this year is Philippians 4:4-9:
"Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God with surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
Finally brethren whatever things are true, whatever things and noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on there things.The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, there do, and the God of peace will be with you."

We are going to keep referring back to these verses as hard times come this year; we are told that God is there and that when we give our needs to Him, His peace will be in our hearts. We pray that the peace of God will reign in your heart too as you read these verses and think on things that are good!

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