Highland Park Baptist Church


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*Susan Steele (Wycliffe) asks for prayer as she prepares to return to Black Forest Academy in Germany in mid-August to work as Director of Curriculum.  Pray for the remaining financial support ($200-400/mo) to reach 100%; for endurance to finish her graduate school research by the end of this month, and for the provision of an apt. in Germany.

*Pray for the family of Keith Hunt (retiree from InterVarsity in MI).  Keith, at 91 years of age, passed away on June 30 in Grand Rapids and was buried yesterday.  Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship-Cedar Camps capital fund.

*Pray for our youth as they minister this week in Detroit with Central Detroit Christian.  Pray for safety and for God to use them.  Pray that the needed funding will come in to run all the day camps and for all the logistics to be worked out.  Pray for the Youth Development Commission - that they will certify the 22 students in their program that want to be in their employment program this summer.  Pray for James, one of their employees at the Farm & Fishery, who is living in abandoned housing because of family issues.  Pray for wisdom to help him.   

*Pray for Marie Strauss, daughter of T. & L. (Central Asia) as she just left on a 2 week missions trip to Costa Rica.  Pray for safety and confidence as she shares Jesus with the Costa Ricans.

*Huron Forest Camp CedarRidge is already in full swing of their camp schedule.  Pray for their BUILD IT UP campaign as they raise funds that will be needed to fund up-coming major capital improvements.  Check out their website (www.campcedarridge.org) if you would like to help scholarship campers this summer.

*Don & Esther Parsons (SEND in MI) ask for prayer this week as SEND Member Orientation began on Monday and goes through July 18.  Pray for clarity as Don teaches Multicultural Teaming and Spiritual Warfare.  Pray for the Global Mobilization summit later this month, as workers in 5 continents try to share resources for mobilization in many cultural and generational contexts.

*Pray for Rick & Christy Gascho (Pioneers in Czech Republic) as the family serves in multiple locations this week.  Rick, Christy and Rebecca will participate in the church family camp; Josiah will travel with a friend interested in youth camp; Rich and Megan will be translating for a group of 25 high school summer missionaries ministering to Romanian gypsies in Prague.  Pray for 2 groups of perspective missionaries visiting later this month - that God would direct them as they consider ministry in Czech Republic.

*Jenna Kuntzman (Asia) will be leaving for the field Aug. 5th.  Pray for safety in travel and a good transition with this team.