Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 20 Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord - For the open door Thrive received at Mill Brae Fold, a retirement home in Broughshane. We visited with 13 residents, many more than we expected and they were all very pleased for our visit and we intend to go again. 

- Praise the Lord - William was greatly encouraged by a message sent to him by a member of our care team

- Praise the Lord - Maggie's mum, Pearl, is settling in well in the care home and showing steady improvement!

-Praise the Lord - Digging Deeper, a monthly study on spiritual warfare, prompted great discussion and involvement.  
-Praise the Lord - Cindy & Rick were leaders of last week's Healing On The Streets (HOTS) Saturday, we thank the Lord for testimonies of and opportunities for prayers for healing. 
NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:

- Please pray for William in his work situation, since returning after long sick leave, he finds it difficult to fit in. He feels confused if he has made the right decision to go back. 

- Keep praying for a good friend of ours, Zoe, who is recovering from surgery in which her colon was nicked.  She now requires a colostomy bag and will need specialised nursing care indefinitely.  
- Pray for Rick's monthly ministry visit to Maghaberry Prison this Friday that the guys will be open to hearing from the Lord (it will probably be the last chance to see Aidan)

Pray that the "4th of July"  BBQ Outreach - being held on July 1st, will reach many folks so that they may be ministered to.

- Pray for the healing of a young man, Sam aged 12, in California from the extremely painful "Red Skin Syndrome" and TSA hyper-reaction from steroid medication. As well, his father (a dear friend of ours) Bruce who became very ill from going to the hospital.

Thank you for your faithful prayer support
God bless you,
Rick & Cindy Johnston

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12 Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord - Pamela's Dad Nick that we've been praying for is doing great!  His last test shows that he is in complete remission!

- Praise the Lord - our final lesson for 'It's Your Move' we're doing at Broughshane Primary for the P7 students went very well and we've heard great feed back from some parents.

- Praise the Lord - on June 2, CBV hosted the monthly Prayer of Blessing, with one of the highest attendances yet!  The Lord is truly drawing the Body of Christ together here...please keep praying!

-Praise the Lord - Martin shared his testimony at THRIVE.  We were all encouraged to hear how the Lord has delivered him from alcoholism and lots of trouble as a youth to now ministering in a local church. 
-Praise the Lord - Heather, Jan, and us attended the annual UK Pastor's/Leader's conference in York last week. We were all encouraged in the Lord and enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship.
- Praise the Lord - we had more men than women last Sunday!!

NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:

- Please pray that attendance at our fortnightly THRIVE evenings would increase.  This is a great time to be encouraged in the Lord.

- Pray for the Rozek's & Kottman's both families are being called back to the States from serving 10+ years in England. Pray that both of these families, especially their children, to readjust to life in America smoothly.
- Please pray for a good friend of ours, Zoe, who is recovering from surgery in which her colon was nicked.  She now requires a colostomy bag and will need specialized nursing care indefinitely. 
- Please pray for W. that he would realize how precious he is to the Lord. That the major discouragement he falls under will be lifted!
- Pray that L. will reconnect with CBV.
-Pray as we are in the planning of a July 4th BBQ Outreach- being held on July 1st, that many will come and be ministered to.

Thank you for your faithful prayer support
God bless you,
Rick & Cindy Johnston

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May 30 Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord - Tests have shown that cancer has not return to Debbie's esophagus! 

- Praise the Lord - The Ireland 4 Jesus crusade has gone well, it's been a very lively time!! Different that what we're used to, but the Lord has used it to draw the Body of Christ closer together!

- Praise the Lord - The I4J team from America has been an encouragement to us!

- Praise the Lord - we had 30 ushers/counsellors trained for the crusade!

-Praise the Lord - Christine has requested to meet with us this Saturday to discuss some issues that she is struggling with and are keeping her from rededicating her life to Jesus...pray she's set free this Saturday!!

- Praise the Lord - More men are attending CBV on a regular basis!!

NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:

- Pray for Leslie from Refuge along with a short term team who will be doing a medical mission to Haiti beginning June 16th.  It will not only be HOT but VERY emotional as they see many kiddos.

- Please pray for our final lesson for 'It's Your Move' we're doing at Broughshane Primary for the P7 students this Thursday.

-Please pray this Friday as CBV will host the monthly Prayer of Blessing where folks from many different churches come to pray for our town.  This is the first time we've hosted this event, so we're very excited to have the opportunity to bless those who come along.

- Next week, Mon - Fri we'll be attending the annual Pastors and Leaders conference in York, England hosted by CC York. Jan, Heather, Cindy and Rick will be attending the conference this year.  Pray that all of our hearts are open to hear from the Lord!

- This Thursday evening at Thrive, Martin Delaney will be sharing his testimony as we look at Improving ourselves, the  'I' of THRIVE.  Pray that many come to be encouraged by his testimony of deliverance from alcohol to Jesus. 

Thank you for your faithful prayer support
God bless you,
Rick & Cindy Johnston

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22 Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord - We enjoyed a beautiful day off at Mount Stewart, a manor home which has amazing gardens.  The rain held off until we got into the car to leave then it began to rain hard!!
- Praise the Lord - The Pastor's Wives fellowship met for the second time. The Lord is binding our hearts together and greatly encouraging us.

- Praise the Lord - More men have signed up to Usher at the Ireland 4 Jesus crusade.

NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:
- Please pray for Heather, she has ME and a side effect is fibromyalgia which has flared up big time. She doesn't miss any gatherings, and over the last week she's had to rest and stay home.  

- Please pray for the It's Your Move lesson we will be taking into Broughshane Primary for the P7 students Tues is lesson 2. A week from Thurs will be the final lesson.

- Pray for the Ushers training for the Ireland 4 Jesus crusade this Tuesday evening to go well and be well attended.

- Pray continue to pray for success for Rick as I take on the leadership role over  the ushers and counsellors for the Ireland 4 Jesus crusade which begins Sunday, Monday & Tuesday evenings

-Please pray for CBV as we will host the monthly Prayer of Blessing where folks from many different churches come to pray for our town.  This is the first time we've hosted this event, so we're very excited to have the opportunity to bless those who come along.

-Please pray for Vi, a dear friends mum who is getting more frail in her health.  

Thank you for your faithful prayer support
God bless you,
Rick & Cindy Johnston


Monday, May 15, 2017

April 2017 Newsletter



May 15 Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord - Nigel gave his heart to Jesus yesterday at church!!!
- Praise the Lord - Erin's shoulder is healed up well, she's been able to return to playing hockey!

- Praise the Lord - Darla's  tinnitus is easing a bit...please keep praying.

- Praise the Lord - The first It's Your Move lesson went very well! Lots of fun!
- Praise the Lord - The Thrive group will be going into Mill Brae Retirement home to do a time of worship and devotion!!

NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:

- Pray that more men sign up for the training session scheduled - May 23, we have plenty of women signed up.

- Please pray for the P7 students & teachers from Broughshane Primary School who are on a school trip this week to Scotland.

- Pray continue to pray for success for Rick as I take on the leadership role over  the stewards (ushers) and counsellors for the Ireland 4 Jesus crusade at the end of the month. 

- Pray for Linsey, she is keeping on contact with Cindy, and is desiring to return to fellowship...pray the enemy is held at bay and LInsey responds to the ministry of the Holy Spirit

- Please pray for H & D, that they would be will to allow the Lord to restore their marriage to His design.

-Pray for Thrive, that this ministry to reach out to hurting people, the Lord is certainly using this outreach to draw hurting people that wouldn't normally come to church. (Together, Healing, Restoring, Improving, Visiting & Encouraging).

- Please pray for these who are seeking employment:
- John for a temporary summer job
- Gail her job will end in June and needs a new perm position 
- Jo Anne who needs a perm part time position close to home (she suffers with MS)

hank you for your faithful prayer support
God bless you,
Rick & Cindy Johnston