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The All-Important Prayer Calendar
Hello Again –

We are just over 24 hours from the beginning of the adventure we have been preparing for for weeks. We are all excited and unified and waiting to see how God is going to reveal himself in new ways to each of us. I can speak for the whole team when I say that we could not do this without the support of our friends and families, and we need you all the more now. PRAY FOR US!

I wanted to leave you with an abbreviated calendar so that you have some idea of our plans and what you can specifically pray for:

Thursday the 27th:
– The FBC Prescott Team leaves at 10:00am to join the Kensington Team in Detroit
– Team departs Detroit Metro at 6:00pm with our first stop in Amsterdam.
– Pray for safe travel and good rest on the plane.
– Pray for Chris C.

Friday the 28th:
– Pray for continued safe travel and for quick acclimation as we begin to experience India and its many differences from our own culture.
– Remember that India is 9.5 hours ahead of Detroit Time!
– Pray for Dave & Bethany

Saturday the 29th:
– As you are getting ready for bed on Friday night, we’ll be boarding a plane for the last leg of our trip!
– We arrive in Rajahmundry around noon (9:30 PM EDT) to be greeted by the children and staff of CEM. The kids are getting pretty good at pelting us with flower petals, so pray that we know when to keep our mouths closed!
– Please pray that we will have a great time reuniting with Jaya, his family, staff and kids from the Grace Children’s Home (GCH) and the Jaya (meaning “victory) English Medium School (JEMS) and that we’ll get a good night’s rest!
– Pray also for Merri & Kaylee

Sunday the 30th:
– We’ll get a heaping dose of culture as the team visits the market
– Pray that as we worship God on this day with the Way of Life Church that He will strengthen us and prepare our hearts to do His work over the next few strenuous days.
– There will be a lot of data gathering as we welcome some new kids for the initiative
– We’ll also spend time connecting with the GCH kids in the afternoon
– Pray for Rich

Monday the 1st:
– Today the team will be working on several fronts, including JEMS, the Sewing School, and visiting the clinic
– Some of us will be teaching, others will be connecting and building relationships with local community leaders
– Pray for the teachers as we teach across language and cultural barriers
– Pray especially for Mary Beth & Abigail

Tuesday the 2nd:
– India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti – a national holiday for Gandhi’s birthday. Schools will be out that day and ceremonies in tribute will be happening all across the country. The United Nations has also proclaimed October 2nd as the International Day of Non-Violence
– The school that many of the GCH kids attend will be repurposed that day as a medical clinic, which some of our team members will help staff
– Today the team continues to work in all areas of CEM
– Pray for the JEMS, the Sewing School and for our sharing time with the orphans!
– We will be gathering images and stories of the elderly of Dowlaiswaram for Impact India 360
– Pray also for Kevin

Wednesday the 3rd:
– Another day of working alongside the CEM staff in all areas of ministry.
– Team members will get a chance to take in the city life of Rajahmundry on an evening visit
– Pray for Jamie & Olivia

Thursday the 4th:
– Our final full day with Jaya, the CEM ministry team, and the children!
– The Team will be visiting one of the many church plants that CEM has helped start
– Pray for The Team as we finish our projects
– Pray specifically for Chris G.

Friday the 5th:
– Today the team says their final goodbyes (that is the hardest part!) and gets on a plane for the first leg of our trip home.
– Pray for health, for rest, for joy and unity as a team, and for strength to begin the long flight home early Saturday morning.
– Pray for our families, who have supported us and are undoubtedly ready to get us back home!
– Also pray for an extra measure of grace as we say our goodbyes to the kids!
– Pray also for Valen

Saturday the 6th:
– Pray for continued protection and blessing as we complete the trip home, and that God will help us find the right words to express what He has done in and through us during this awesome trip!

Thanks so much for your support and prayers! You’ll hear from us soon!

– Chris for the team

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