David Sliker and a team from the International House of Prayer ministered to us last week. Dave acknowledged the age difference between students and the older, resident staff members. Younger people tend to want to be on the “cutting edge”, while older people generally prefer less change. This can cause conflict. The key gift is to have everyone working side-by-side. Both groups can be free to say what they think and respect each other’s varying opinions. This concept is seen in Scripture: Luke 1:17 and Malachi 4:6 regarding the message of John the Baptist, “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” We, at Bethany, desire to work together, respecting the individual and glorifying the Lord.
Bethany House of Prayer
Are you an early bird? There is a new “Live Watch” every Tuesday morning from 6 to 8 AM in the Bethany Prayer Room. All are invited!
Short-Term Evangelical Missions
Please take a moment to pray for our Katrina Relief team ministering in Mississippi through June 5. As always we want team members to know they are there to primarily introduce the Kingdom of God. The vehicle we use is hard work done diligently and with a cheerful spirit. Pray that team members will be sensitive to listen both to people who’ve been affected by disasters and to the Holy Spirit so they can have effective ministry.
STEM continues to gear up for over 20 teams going out this summer, preparing training materials, going over details with sending organizations, making plans with receivers on the field. Please pray that they won’t miss any of the many important details! They still have openings on several outreaches, and are praying for people to fill the teams. If you know anyone who is interested in joining a powerful short-term mission this summer, please check their website for open teams.