Prayer Requests 5-22-17

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Psalm 81

Sing for joy to God our strength;
    shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
Begin the music, strike the timbrel,
    play the melodious harp and lyre.

Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon,
    and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;
this is a decree for Israel,
    an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
When God went out against Egypt,
    he established it as a statute for Joseph.

I heard an unknown voice say:

“I removed the burden from their shoulders;
    their hands were set free from the basket.
In your distress you called and I rescued you,
    I answered you out of a thundercloud;
    I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
Hear me, my people, and I will warn you—
    if you would only listen to me, Israel!
You shall have no foreign god among you;
    you shall not worship any god other than me.
10 I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you up out of Egypt.
Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

11 “But my people would not listen to me;
    Israel would not submit to me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts
    to follow their own devices.

13 “If my people would only listen to me,
    if Israel would only follow my ways,
14 how quickly I would subdue their enemies
    and turn my hand against their foes!
15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him,
    and their punishment would last forever.
16 But you would be fed with the finest of wheat;
    with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

24 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-22-17

  1. You all may remember that Jo and I had a connection due to a missionary (and “in-law” relative) in PNG. We received this e-mail yesterday:

    It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death of Carl Richard Campbell. Carl went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 19, 2017.

    As you know from Carl’s last update, he flew to his village Nagatiman on May 9th to spend time with the Yale people. He planned to spend a week there reconnecting with them and talking about future plans. As prearranged, Carl left his village on Wednesday morning, May 16th, to hike to our village in the neighbouring Kwomtari language community, in order to help with the first OBS workshop as a consultant . Carl had anticipated that the hike through the rainforest swamps could require two overnights along the way. He became ill on the trail and suddenly passed away on Friday, May 19th in another Yale village. He was surrounded by the Yale people he had come to serve. People hiked to our village to tell us of Carl’s death, arriving on Saturday morning, May 20th, and we immediately notified the crisis team at Ukarumpa. A helicopter was dispatched to confirm Carl’s death and retrieve his body.

    Carl’s family were informed as of midday Saturday, US Central time. Please pray for them as they process the events of the last couple of days. May they experience God’s peace and be comforted in the certain knowledge of Carl’s salvation in Jesus Christ alone.

    Carl, and his late wife Jody, worked with the Yale people of the Sandaun province (population approximately 600) doing Bible translation. Carl and Jody came to Papua New Guinea in July 1981. Carl served the people of Papua New Guinea for nearly 36 years, many of which were in-country, until he took a home assignment in the United States (Florida) to care for his wife. Jody went to be with the Lord in 2013. He is survived by his three adult children, Karis, Emily, and Robert, and three grandchildren, Jezelee (6), JD (6), and Jaxton (18 months.)

    The SIL PNG Branch would like to express their condolences to the family, and share their gratitude for many years of service to the Yale people. He will be greatly missed by friends and colleagues here in Papua New Guinea. We rejoice in the knowledge that Carl has entered his glory and undoubtedly heard God welcome him Home with those well-earned words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

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  2. Carl and Jody must have some stories to tell. Looking forward to chatting with them and getting to know more of how God worked in their lives to serve the people.

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  3. Another praise or maybe a prayer, the Kid and his best friend haven’t been speaking since a fight a couple months ago. He showed up at the door last night and they made up.

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  4. We have people coming from church today to help us do some work on the house. A lot is needed. We want to strip wallpaper from the bathroom–which includes moving a toilet or I would have already done it–and paint the bathroom and two other rooms. Today or another day, we also need to remove a dead pine tree and some bushes. The weather looks lovely. Please pray that we would have a really productive day–I know it would especially be an encouragement to my husband, who has had a lot on his plate and on his mind recently.

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  5. Thank you for praying for me. I apologize for being so scarce the past few days. I’m doing fine since the valve replacement and have been back to work since last Wednesday. I don’t feel any different, either good or bad, which is expected. I should regain better heart function and more energy gradually over the next few months as the heart recovers from its weariness from trying to function so long with the bad valve. The only difficulty has been that the incision in my leg still bleeds a bit, but less and less every day so it’s headed in the right direction. Being on blood thinners slows down the process I guess.

    Looking forward to catching up with the past few days’ news from you all.

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  6. Thanks for posting the info, Linda. I heard this news on Sunday, but we were asked to wait to say anything and then the further info never came. I spoke with Carl several times while he was here. Prayers for the family. But I am realizing that Carl is reunited with his Jody.

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  7. Sorry to hear that, Kare. I was praying for you last night while I was awake icing my jaw. Do you think you picked up something different while you were in Mexico? That thought crossed my mind last night.

    Good to see you back, Kevin. Hope your recovery progress continues.

    You all have my prayers. I have a lot of time to pray in the middle of the night, which is every night for a couple hours now. Night is the worst with my pain. I appreciate the prayers offered on my behalf. Tomorrow I get more answers, though my endodontist appointment still stands at June 7.

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  8. Kevin, it was quite a long time for Art’s wound at the upper part of his leg to heal. It was because the area got moved around so much that it never stayed settled long enough to heal. It took probably a month or more longer than the other wounds, and I got tired of dressing it daily. But it eventually healed.

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  9. Kare, you know I have this awful itchy skin. The latest thing I am using is Neosporin Eczema and something else cream. It is working better than anything right now.


  10. I will probably go back to the doctor this week if they don’t clear up soon.

    6 – I was getting a crown once and while they were prepping it for the crown, they cracked the tooth itself. Not knowing this, they put on the temporary crown and the next day I had severe pain. Resulted in needing a root canal – ugh.

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  11. Kare, I’m wondering if something like that might have happened with me, too. I am going to ask them tomorrow. It just seems like something went very wrong this time, and I want to know what it is. I’ve had crowns before, but I’ve never had such intense pain, or for so long, after any of the others like I’m having this time. I’m ready to come out swinging, if I’m not crying from the pain. Every time it acts up, I feel like I just got a fresh punch to the jawline. 😦

    Sorry for all the complaining I’ve been doing on this thread. I don’t do pain very well, and there are a lot of people putting up with much worse than I am. The pain isn’t constant for me. I forget to be thankful for that.

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  12. I’ve never had hives. Sounds horrible.

    I’ve never been punched in the jaw, either, if it sounds like I know what that feels like, saying above, “I feel like I just got a fresh punch to the jawline.”

    I realize that statement could have been misinterpreted, though probably most wouldn’t think that. But I want to make sure I’m not giving a wrong impression. I’ve never been punched, am only guessing what it feels like.

    The drugs are kind of affecting my brain tonight, I think.

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  13. Good early morning, fellow wanderers and prayer warriors. It’s been busy at my house lately. Becca fell ill Friday afternoon (she gets out of school at noon on Friday, said she didn’t feel well and took a nap–which she never does–and awakened at 3:30 with a 104). I took her to the doctor, where they ruled out strep and flu, and decided it was a viral infection. I became sick Sunday–and am fairly certain it’s now turned into bronchitis. I feel cruddy and probably would benefit from antibiotics–but can’t go to doctor until tomorrow. (Oh, how I wish I had traveled to Mexico recently and had brought back a few Z-packs!). Anyway–I’d appreciate prayers for physical healing. Oh–and Lindsey had the vomit virus yesterday…so hoping no one else in the family succumbs to that dreaded bug.

    I am taking my long-term BFF to have a basal cell carcinoma removed from right above her left eye. The doctors want her to have a driver b/c they suspect her left eye will swell shut from the procedure…. I am meeting her in town (about an hour commute from my ‘burb) at 9:30 (she’s going to UBER there).

    The primary reason for this prayer request is that I am meeting my cousin Pike–the one I asked for prayer for a few weeks ago–at two at a Motel 6 I booked for him last night. Please pray that I would have the right words to get through to him his need for a psychiatric evaluation–and that I wouldn’t say anything that might send him back into hiding. He has been on the streets for about a week–frequently getting a day pass to 24 hour Fitness, working out through the night and then napping by day in the Rice University Library……He has zero cash….

    Thank you for praying.
    I desperately need a shower…..signing off for now.

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