Mission Focus

Each week we are asking our congregation to be in prayer for one of our supported missionaries or local mission agency. This week we ask that we each bring the Restrepo family to God in prayer.

Lisandro and Patty Restrepo, our missionary partners in Oaxaca, Mexico, report that they have been very busy traveling throughout their region the past several weeks. They are engaged in a variety of ways – helping restore those who have been abused and exploited, working with pastors and other local leaders to help foster Christian formation, evangelism and outreach, congregational vitality, community and leadership development, and violence prevention and intervention. They send us their greetings and express their thanks for our support.

Let’s pray for them and their ministry throughout the coming week. Pray that they would experience a warm and dynamic personal devotional life and grow in their relationship with God; pray for good health and physical strength and time for relaxation and renewal; pray for good communication in their home; and pray that they would use time wisely and have strong relationships with their co-workers. These are things we often pray for ourselves. As you recognize needs in your own life, ask God to supply the same outcomes for the Restrepos. And ask God to build a solid sense of partnership between our missionary team in Oaxaca and the national church they serve. Continue to pray for the growth and development of Samuel and for his happiness and contentment…and that he would have good, compatible friends.

Thank you for praying for the Restrepo family. Oh, one other thing:  Lisandro has a birthday on Tuesday, September 24. Why not send him a note?!  lisandro.restrepo@covchurch.org