Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October 11 Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord - After many months of praying, Linsey has contacted us and will be joining our women's study!  This is a encouraging answer to prayer...thank you for your faithfulness on her behalf.
- Praise the Lord - we heard that Matt, who was shot in the shoulder at the Harvest concert in Las Vegas won't require a 2nd surgery and has been released from hospital and is back home!

- Praise the Lord - Benjamin has been blessed of the Lord this week. Keep praying! See below.

NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:

- Pray with us for Benjamin in Scotland who is taking a 'career break' allowing him to visit Ballymena and see what the society is like as well as to seek the Lord for direction about serving Him in a more direct way. Pray especially that he will be hear from the Lord during the church retreat this weekend.

- Please also pray for the Lord to speak to all of us attending the church retreat. The theme is Prayer and Practising the Presence of the Lord. I greatly desire that each and every one of us will hear from the Lord in whatever manner He chooses to 'speak' to us. 

- Also keep praying for wee Jacob who is still in a battle over fear that affects him for school. We pray now that he will not be overwhelmed with anxiety. We also lift up his parents, Karen and Ric.

- Please pray for Joel, a young man from Northern Ireland who is in San Diego working with a church, but is struggling to get a religious worker visa from Homeland Security. Pray that he finds favour with the bureaucrats in the government.

- Pray for Jayne, the sister of a close friend here, and has suffered from psoriasis since the age of 12. Lately she it has throw her into a dark depression that is even affecting the whole family.

- Pray for Cheryl in California - the recovery from knee replacement surgery has caused tremendous pain and was set back by delayed delivery of therapy equipment. She says the pain from the knee has a life of its own! 

-Pray for Linsey who has decided she'll come back to women's group that she'll come back on Sunday's as well. We are also praying again for a healing for the psoriasis that has returned.

- Keep praying with us against depression and fear that grip a lot of lives (both of Christians and the unsaved) in this country.

Thank you for your faithful prayer support,
Blessings - Rick and Cindy Johnston

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October 4 Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord -  for a successful coffee morning fundraiser for UCB national Christian radio last Saturday.
- Praise the Lord - the first night of Women's Study for this year was excellent with great participation, openness and involvement from everyone.

- Praise the Lord - JoAnne has finally gotten a permanent, part time job! It's ideal for her.

NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:

- Pray with us for Benjamin in Scotland who is getting a 'career break' which will allow him to visit Ballymena and see what the society is like as well as to seek the Lord for direction about serving Him in a more direct way. Praise the Lord, he will be here for the church retreat in October, now.

- Please also pray for the Lord to lead us in planning for the church retreat in two weeks

- Pray for Cheryl in California - the recovery from knee replacement surgery has caused tremendous pain and was set back by delayed delivery of therapy equipment. She says the pain from the knee has a life of its own! 

- Please pray for Joel, a young man from Northern Ireland who is in San Diego working with a church, but is struggling to get a religious worker visa from Homeland Security. Pray that his plight finds favour with the bureaucrats in the government.

- Pray for Jayne, the sister of a close friend here who has suffered from psoriasis since childhood. It has recently sunk her into a deep depression 

- Pray for Christi Z. who was at the concert in Las Vegas. She was unharmed and is giving God the credit and telling everyone that it was because people are praying for her. Pray that this will bring her back to an active walk with the Lord.

- Keep praying with us against depression and fear that grip a lot of lives (both of Christians and the unsaved) in this country.

Thank you for your faithful prayer support,
Blessings,
Rick and Cindy Johnston

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September 26 Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord - Wee Jacob has overcome the 'wobble' of fear that affected him for school. We pray now that he will grow to trust leaders more and overcome the fear of embarrassment
- Praise the Lord - John is settling into his course-work at university and enjoying living in York 

- Praise the Lord - Christine was out of hospital the next day. 

- Praise the Lord - The 'Without Walls' prayer retreat last Saturday was a fulfilling time in the Lord and was truly building bridges in the church community in Ballymena

- Praise the Lord: Gail is moving to England this weekend and was at church with us one last time. She is stronger in the Lord and is going in faith and trusting in the Lord

NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:

- We are praying again for Linsey for healing for the psoriasis that has returned, but more importantly, for herself, that she would return to an active walk with the Lord.

- Pray with us for Benjamin in Scotland who is getting a 'career break' which will allow him to visit Ballymena and see what the society is like as well as to seek the Lord for direction about serving Him in a more direct way. Praise the Lord, he will be here for the church retreat in October, now.

- Please also pray for the Lord to lead us in planning for the church retreat in October

- Pray also for a successful coffee morning fundraiser for UCB national Christian radio this Saturday.

- Pray for Christine - for her blood iron levels to be elevated since they are too low. Her operation has been postponed because of this and she has been put back onto a waiting list for knee surgery.

- Keep praying with us against depression and fear that grip a lot of lives (both of Christians and the unsaved) in this country.

Thank you for your faithful prayer support,
Blessings,
Rick and Cindy Johnston

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September 12 - Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord - The past week's Thrive visiting evening at Millbrae Fold was well received by the residents. They can't wait for us to come back..
- Praise the Lord - As the monthly Prayer of Blessing for Ballymena began again after a break for Summer, the turnout for it at All Saints Catholic church was quite large.

- Praise the Lord - John, in his return to York, has attended CC York and wants to take some of the Bible college classes on an audit basis.

NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:
- We are praying again for Jacob as he has had a "wobble" this past week and his mum needied to return to the classroom to comfort him. 

- Pray also for Lois for the same thing as Jacob. We bind in Jesus' name this spirit of fear affecting these children

- Pray for our Joyful Heart Women's fellowship as we start our new study this Thursday.

- Pray also for Sam,13 I think, a young man in California, for healing from the extremely painful 'Red Skin Syndrone.'

- Pray that Rick will be able to get into the local primary school to do assemblies with the children

- Pray with us for the Lord to send or raise up help for us at church with worship and childrens/youth work

Thank you for your faithful prayer support,
Blessings,
Rick and Cindy Johnston

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September 5 - Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord - The procedure to replace the battery in Leslie's spinal chord pain relief thing went well. But she is in some of discomfort whilst she recuperates.
 
- Praise the Lord - Nigel was at church Sunday and is doing well, both in his job and his walk. He is seriously considering going to the midweek Bible study that will be in Galatians. Pray that he will.

NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:
- Pray for Rick as he prepares this week, beginning to teach through Galatians mid week and continues in Hebrews on Sunday mornings.

- Pray for Cindy as she organises and prepares for the start of the Joyful Heart Women's Book study September 14, we  currently have 15 ladies signed up and room for 2 more.

- Pray as this Thursday Thrive will be going into Mill Brae Fold (retirnement home) for a time of fellowship and to do some crafts with the residents. Rick will be sharing a devotion.

- Pray for Heather, as her fatigue and aches from ME have been very bad recently. Pray with us for a complete healing!!

Thank you for your faithful prayer support,
Blessings,
Rick and Cindy Johnston

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August 29 Praises & Prayer Requests

PRAISE REPORTS:

- Praise the Lord - There was a terrific outreach at Harrogate last week that Rick was able to assist with. Though Cindy was too sick to travel, Rick's being there was a great help for the Howards
 
- Praise the Lord - Two people were prayed for to receive Christ at the outreach and many lives were touched and blessed by it.
 
- Praise the Lord - Cindy has nearly completely recovered from the bad flu she caught at the end of the missions conference in Austria
 
- Praise the Lord - William has been fairly well freed up from downward thoughts this past week
 
 NEW PRAYER REQUESTS:
 
- Pray for Rick as he prepares for the coming season of teaching
 
- Pray for Cindy as she organises upcoming events and meetings
 
-Pray for John as he returns to York for university. We pray that he will commit to following the Lord and choose to regularly attend nearby CC York, as well as commit to do his course-work.
 
- Pray for Darrell, who is being oppressed and brought low by the enemy - that he would be freed up and surrender his life to Jesus.
 
- Pray for Christine - for her blood iron levels to elvate since they are too low. Her operation has been postponed because of this and she has been put back onto a waiting list for knee surgery.
 
- Pray for William - to continue to be relieved from thoughts which lead him into depression and confusion about his workplace.

Thank you for your faithful prayer support,
Blessings,
Rick and Cindy Johnston